As we see travel and aviation recovering, with bookings in growth mode and lots of positive signs for travel in 2022, we wanted to update you on some of the latest news from our partner suppliers.
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ANA All Nippon Airways – Boeing 787 Dreamliner Celebration
September was the 10-year anniversary marking the first delivery of a Boeing B787- Dreamliner to ANA, Boeing’s launch customer for this truly innovative aircraft. It was a turning point in having ANA rise to the top tier of world-class airlines today.
To commemorate the anniversary, ANA are retracing the initial flight routes of the 787-8 from ten years ago. The celebration flights will fly on the Haneda – Okayama and Haneda – Hiroshima routes with passengers receiving commemorative gifts from ANA.
Aside from now being a leading international airline, ANA is also the only Japanese airline to have achieved the exclusive 5-Star status for nine consecutive years.
Solmar Villas – 100% Refund Guarantee
Solmar Villas have introduced a 100% refund guarantee on many of their villa holidays which offers your clients a risk-free getaway for 2022. With villas located in over nine hundred handpicked locations across Europe and the Mediterranean, your clients can book their Solmar Villa holiday with complete confidence and ease.
Ethiopian – Resumes Flights to Enugu
Ethiopian has resumed weekly passenger services to Enugu with flights operating from Addis Ababa, their hub, on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturdays.
Ethiopian has been flying into Nigeria since 1960 strengthening trade, cultural and tourism ties between Nigeria and the rest of the world.
Obeo Travel – Iceland is booming
Rannveig and Stefan have both been overwhelmed by the number of bookings coming in from Irish agents and want to remind you, when working with Obeo, you are giving your clients the very best of service. We think it is safe to say that the feedback from clients about Obeo’s service has been amazing
Also, there is no doubt that the public are prepared to go ‘all in’ and experience as many adventures as they can when in Iceland. From snorkelling between the tectonic plates of America and Eurasia, to super jeep safaris and snowmobiles on a glacier, Obeo Travel will ensure your clients get the very best itinerary and local support.
Arena River Cruises – New Agent Portal Coming
Arena have launched the 2022 river cruise itineraries onboard MS Arena offering competitive prices and excellent value for money aboard their 4-star ship.
Did you know that once every 10 years the gates open to an International Horticultural Exhibition called Floriade? For details on this exciting event, we have included excursions to Floriade in many of our 2022 itineraries.
Also, other big news is, we are developing an agent portal for Irish agents to book Arena cruises online and it will be ready by the end of November. In the meantime, please visit ww.arenatravel.com/river-cruises/ships/ms-arena for lots of river cruise inspiration.
Caribtours – Luxury Travel is on the Increase
With interest growing for unique and exotic holiday destinations, luxury travel is in growth mode with the Caribbean and especially Barbados seeing high booking volumes over the past two months. Caribtours is offering great value for luxury holidays that are booked now for travel in 2022 so start promoting with your high-net-worth clients and those who are looking for that once-in-a-lifetime holiday.
And don’t forget, Caribtours not only feature luxury Caribbean, but also Luxury Europe and Luxury Indian Ocean.
Your Scandinavian Partner – Bucket List Destinations
Sweden, Norway, and Finland are proving very popular as ‘bucket list’ destinations. If you have clients who are not fully sure about what to look for in a Scandinavian holiday, contact Nanna. Nanna will gladly help you put together some sample itineraries for your clients.
Itineraries can be created around staying in an Igloo hotel in Finland, taking a husky safari in Norway, or visiting the famous Ice Hotel in Sweden. For these and more, get in touch with Your Scandinavian Partner, the Scandinavia and Finland experts.
And lastly, a little reminder for you, if you need marketing materials for any of our partner suppliers, you’ll find them on the Agent Hub on our website.