As 2015 drifts away into the memory bank, you’ll no doubt be looking for your next travel hit and planning your trip (or trips!) for 2016. As you might expect, we keep our eyes and ears open for all things travel and newsworthy and we’re always on the hunt for the next big adventure, industry game changer or tantalising destination.
We’ve delved into our little black book of industry experts and spoken to them to compile some upcoming travel news. Here are 8 new things that could transform your travel in 2016 and get your travel taste buds twitching - you heard it here first…
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G Adventures tell us: "In 2016, we’ll be introducing brand new vehicles to our Africa tours. Not just any old overland truck for us; we’ve designed and built our own Overland Adventure Vehicle, which we’ve called: ‘The Lando’ – an entirely new way to travel with great benefits..."
If you’d like to travel in Africa – these G Adventures tours are a great option. Call us for advice on different trips and to book your flights with your tours.
G Adventures say: "We've just introduced our National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, a collection of 70 travel experiences in 50 countries to offer more meaningful encounters; interactions with knowledgeable, local guides; and the freedom to roam, all within the structure and security of travelling in a small group.
You could join a South African safari with a researcher working on a National Geographic-sponsored initiative that works to protect cheetahs and other big cats or take part in a lively cooking class in the home of a chef in Indonesia. You could even play an active role in tropical reforestation by planting trees alongside a National Geographic researcher in Costa Rica."
Interested in the National Geographic journeys? See journeys here and speak to our experts on +44 1273320580 who can explain the itineraries and find the flights to build your ideal trip!
Interested in a campervan adventure? We’ll help you find the best luxury New Zealand campervan to suit you, advise on insurance and build an itinerary that visits these wineries!
Research always shows that for the Brits, the Great Barrier Reef tops the list of experiences that British travellers want to experience in Australia and we hope that this programme will inspire many people to come and experience it for themselves. There are so many ways to do this and with some you don’t even have to get wet!
Whether you snorkel or dive or take a scenic flight over the reef; perhaps you’ll want to stay on a tropical Great Barrier Reef island or go sailing or meet with a marine biologist to learn more about this World Heritage-listed wonderland. Or maybe you’ll go in search of the iconic ‘Great 8’ marine encounters: clownfish, sharks, manta rays, maori wrasse, potato cod, giant clams, turtles and whales.Check out this amazing video for more inspiration!"
Interested in seeing the Great Barrier Reef for yourself? We can tailor-make an Australia holiday to suit your style and budget – see some of our ideas for how to visit the Great Barrier Reef here.
Interested in a holiday in South Africa or a visit to the battlefields? Here are some holiday ideas for South Africa including the battlefields. Every trip is customisable so why not add in some luxury accommodation whilst it’s so affordable? For more information and to plan a trip - call our South Africa specialists on +44 1273 224522.
What does this mean for travellers? Avianca’s direct service between London and Bogota, Colombia is a great way to begin your own Latin American adventure. With the addition of the brand new Dreamliner to this route in 2016, you’re guaranteed a more comfortable flight than with other carriers.
An up-and-coming destination in its own rite, Colombia is also a great hub airport from which to explore South and Central America. From Bogota, Avianca’s superb regional network provides easy connections to Ecuador, Peru and beyond. There’s no worrying about picking up your bags in Bogota, just recover them at your final destination!
To plan a South America adventure and for advice on how to connect flights, contact our specialists on +44 1273320580 or request a quote by email.