AVANTI IN THE NEWS
You'll find us making news a fair amount as the premier FIT tour operator as we keep our finger on the pulse of trends in independent travel. Here you'll find some of the top stories that include Avanti or feature Avanti.
In honor of National Travel Advisor Day, which this year lands on May 4, 2022, and National Travel Advisor Month, Avanti Destinations is offering a $25 gift card for each FIT land booking of $5,000 or more made between May 1 and May 31, 2022. This offer is valid for travel any time before Dec. 31, 2022 and paid with at least a deposit on land arrangements by the end of the May.
"Spain is, and justifiably has long been, one of our best-selling European destinations,"" said Paul Barry, Avanti's CEO, in a press statement. "With milder winter temperatures and plenty of sunshine all year, it also has a rich diversity of food, culture, history, and landscapes. That makes it a perfect one-country destination for custom-tailored independent vacations."
"We have designed this joint campaign and the new itineraries to broaden travelers' experiences beyond the capital, Edinburgh, and to take in amazing sights the average tourist misses," said Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti Destinations. Read More.
Israel is adding even more opportunities to travel FIT in the Middle East. Check out our recent publications below and view our Essence of North Africa & the Middle East 2021-2022 brochure here.
The launch of our new website is making a splash around the travel industry! Our suite of innovative tools designed to help advisors market themselves, keep their clients engaged, and ultimately help convert more sales is receiving great reviews. Utilize your own brand to widen your lead funnel and create inspirational itineraries in minutes.
Worldwide vaccine distribution has sparked optimism across the travel community and we're starting to see countries around the world welcoming international travelers again. Avanti Destinations wants to reassure you of our commitment and readiness to support Travel Advisors in crafting vacation experiences that meet the new safety requirements. Read More
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Avanti Destinations have launched a joint campaign to help advisors inspire FIT clients to plan a 2021 getaway in Thailand. The joint promotion consists of a 38-page downloadable "future travel lookbook" with savings of $250 for every land booking worth a minimum of $3,000 made by December 31, 2020 for travel anytime in 2021. Read More
The Los Angeles office of the Korea Tourism Organization and independent travel specialist Avanti Destinations have partnered to launch a downloadable "lookbook" on South Korea, an e-brochure designed to help travel agents re-engage with their independent travel clients dreaming about future travel. Read More
Avanti Destinations launched six new customizable, commissionable pre-/post-cruise suggested extensions in Chile, Morocco, Panama, Thailand, and Turkey. "Pre- and post-cruise extensions are an ideal way for clients to try independent travel", said Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti in press materials. Read More
On the heels of the company's announcement of three new destinations for 2020 - St Petersburg (Russia), Mongolia and Morocco - bookable now by travel advisors, Avanti Destinations revealed that it will be offering Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific for FIT and custom groups beginning mid-2020... Read More
Travelers who live in a secondary city like Portland, Ore., are accustomed to the inconvenience of having to connect through a major gateway to fly overseas. With less likelihood of lost luggage, zero risk of missed connections, and the shortest possible time in transit, non-stop flights are the holy grail of travel... Read More
Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient in the travel demand for new and involving experiences. Food and wine are the delicious ties that bind virtually every aspect of travel, commanding special attention nowadays when farm-to-table and vine-to-glass pilgrimages are at the top of many traveler's wish lists... Read More
"FIT specialist Avanti Destinations doesn't want your clients to miss out on booking popular European destinations and beyond during special events, festivals and anniversaries. That's why it's advising you to encourage your independent travel clients to book certain destinations and special events far in advance to ensure that they have the best possible experience..." Read More
"From Oktoberfest in Munich to cherry blossom season in Tokyo and Kyoto, FIT specialist Avanti Destinations has rounded up the best times to book ahead for popular events and destinations worldwide, based on its internal booking data..." Read More
"Some tour operators dodged the bullet and received no damage from the partial government shutdown. But for some others, it was a bitter pill that is still caught in their throats." Read More
"No matter what type of food and drink clients hope to try on their next trip to Great Britain, Avanti Destinations has a customizable itinerary that will fit the bill." Read More