Wednesday, 08 June 2022 23:55

Growing demand for Japan

World Journeys reports high and growing demand for travel to Japan, which marketing manager Caroline Clegg says is a continuation from pre-Covid patterns.

Published in Asia
Tuesday, 10 May 2022 07:06

WJ on beat in Botswana

World Journeys travel designer and Africa expert Tony O’Callaghan is currently in Botswana checking out luxury camps and lodges, prior to attending the Indaba trade show in Durban, South Africa. First on the agenda was andBeyond Savute Under Canvas, a mobile camp in a wild and remote setting, followed by a luxury chalet at Savute Safari Lodge, both in wildlife-rich Chobe National Park.  Next up is the famed Okavango Delta.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Tuesday, 26 April 2022 23:04

World Journeys turns 15

If timing is everything, last night’s function to mark 15 years of operation by World Journeys was right on cue, say the company’s directors and management team.

‘We’re delighted that our 15th birthday coincides perfectly with the re-emergence of travel,’ says Chris Lyons, one of World Journeys’ founding directors.

Published in People
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 03:35

Uruguay opens with no tests

World Journeys reports Covid testing is no longer required for entry to Uruguay, providing visitors are fully vaccinated. 

‘This is great news for travellers looking to travel to South America and include several countries in their itinerary, which is the current trend,’ says director and South America specialist Chris Lyons. 

Published in Americas
Wednesday, 30 March 2022 14:42

WJ: Africa is opening

World Journeys’ Africa specialist travel designer Tony O’Callaghan says PCR tests prior to arrival are no longer required by fully vaccinated travellers for entry to South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and Mauritius. 

Travellers must have proof of vaccination and there will be some Covid screening on arrival, but no quarantine is required. 

‘We have all the up-to-date information for each destination, and can guide agents through the specific requirements for their clients’ bookings,’ says O’Callaghan.

Published in Africa, Middle East
Monday, 07 February 2022 18:57

Teenagers on safari

World Journeys reports that families travelling with teens have a new option for safaris in Africa. 

Luxury safari operator andBeyond has introduced a new series of WILDchild Eco-Guide Challenges, immersing young people in Africa’s natural wonders and cultures. 

Published in Africa, Middle East
Thursday, 20 January 2022 16:47

‘Great’ Galapagos news

World Journeys reports that the Galapagos Marine Reserve has expanded to the northeast by 60,000sqkm, with the objective of creating an ‘ocean highway’ connection with Costa Rica’s Cocos Islands.

Published in Places
Wednesday, 08 December 2021 03:14

Easter Island to reopen

World Journeys reports that Rapa Nui (Easter Island) will reopen its doors to tourism with the resumption of regular flights on 3 February 2022 – more than a year since the island closed its borders.  World Journeys director and South America specialist, Chris Lyons says the significance of this is that Rapa Nui, as a special territory of Chile, is actually the last South American destination to reopen.

Published in Americas
Tuesday, 23 November 2021 00:51

2022 Inca Trail permits open

World Journeys advises that it is now possible to book Inca Trail trekking permits for travel in 2022. Agents should be aware that capacity in 2022 has been reduced to 200 tourists per day, and this, combined with travel postponed from 2021, means there will be pressure on availability. 

‘Agents should get their clients booked as soon as possible.  We recommend hiking the Inca Trail in the April to September period which provides more reliable weather,’ says Chris Lyons, director and South America specialist. 

World Journeys offers a four-day, three-night Inca Trail trek from $1,560 per person share twin, three-star, as well as alternative options such as the Choquequirao Trek and the Salkantay Trek. For the itinerary CLICK HERE.

Published in Americas
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