Wednesday, 20 January 2021 01:13

World Journeys 'ready for business'

Guests at World Journeys’ Christmas get-together late December were told that the niche wholesaler is ready for business when borders are open. ‘And we know you are ready too,’ director Brett Barclay said in his address to gathered agents and suppliers.

Barclay notes that there are ‘green shoots’ in terms of the vaccine developments and a positive vibe among New Zealanders keen to travel again. ‘We’re seeing an increase in enquiries.’Barclay noted that he, like many others in the industry, has gone through ‘stages of grief’ this year but is now ‘getting on with it. ‘What I have loved during this year is that we have pulled together. Why are we still here? Because we love it.’ 

The event was held at Billfish Café in Auckland.

Published in Paparazzo
Thursday, 03 September 2020 04:51

Safaris in the ‘new normal’

As the world starts to adjust to new ways of travelling and countries around the world have begun opening up, World Journeys says that there can be no easier 'distancing' than in the African wilderness on safari.  

The company has a wide range of options as clients look for comfort, security and exclusive experiences away from big crowds.  ‘From trekking gorillas in Uganda staying at the small, comfortable Buhoma Lodge to perhaps a sole-use stay for a family at Wilderness Safaris' Jao Villa in Botswana's

Published in Africa, Middle East
Monday, 25 May 2020 23:39

Stay in the Train on the Bridge

World Journeys reports that a new luxury accommodation offering in South Africa is due to open later this year.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Thursday, 07 May 2020 21:11

Great Migration explained

The latest in the World Journeys series of ‘armchair training’ topics is the phenomena of the Great Migration of wildlife across the plains of East Africa.  

Director Ange Pirie says the company is trying to keep the inspiration levels up, and keep travel dreams alive.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Wednesday, 15 April 2020 01:44

Conservation in crisis

Wilderness and wildlife are under increased threat as global Covid-19 travel restrictions impact wildlife tourism operators.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:58

Raise your glass

Stays at Great Plains Conservation camps and lodges are now inclusive of all top-shelf spirits, wines and champagnes, at no extra charge to clients, advises World Journeys.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Thursday, 27 February 2020 23:47

New face at World Journeys

Sue Hague has joined World Journeys in a new role as operations manager.

Published in New Zealand
Tuesday, 04 February 2020 00:43

Cherry Blossom departures

World Journeys has few places left on its two small group hosted journeys Cherry Blossom Japan departing on 24 March and 8 April this year.

Published in Asia
Sunday, 01 December 2019 23:58

Sri Lanka ‘back on the map’

The watching and waiting is over for Sri Lankan tourism as Kiwi visitors return with enthusiasm after this year’s Easter terrorism attack.

Published in Places
Tuesday, 03 September 2019 03:25

Win a Rocky Mountaineer journey

World Journeys is reminding agents of the chance to win a spot on a seven day Rocky Mountaineer rail famil in April/May of 2020, traversing the First Passage to the West.

Published in Hot Topics
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