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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.


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Avanti Go365: Re-Thinking Seasonality

travelresearchonline.com - September 8th, 2022

Right now, as people are finally breaking free of the restraints of COVID, overcrowding at tourism sites has re-emerged as an issue to consider when making travel plans. This is a good time to consider traveling outside the historic summer vacation period.


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Avanti Partners With Philippine Tourism for Travel Advisor Education Opportunity

travelresearchonline.com - August 29th, 2022

Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti Destinations, had this say, "If your clients are looking for a tropical paradise with friendly local people, it's hard to top the Philippines."

Philippines Tourism Office, Avanti Partner on E-Brochure and Webinar

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Swiss Valais-Matterhorn Region and Avanti Partner on E-Brochure

travelagentcentral.com - August 22nd, 2022

"We always encourage advisors to suggest destinations beyond the obvious to their FIT clients", said Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti Destinations. The Valais-Matterhorn region is an excellent "new" place in Switzerland to recommend, especially for those who enjoy the outdoors in winter or summer."

Avanti Partners with Swiss Valais-Matterhorn Region on E-brochure

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Staying Ahead Of the Technology Curve

travelpulse.com - August 1st, 2022

The platform incorporates the accumulated destination and planning knowledge of its most experienced travel consultants and the massive amount of travel services it offers in all of its destinations.


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Avanti Launches "Another Side of Britain" E-brochure for Advisors

insidertravelreport.com - June 28th, 2022

Wholesale FIT travel specialist Avanti Destinations has launched an e-brochure for travel advisors describing the many reasons Great Britain appeals to independent travel clients, whatever their interests or demographics, and whether they are first-time or repeat travelers to the U.K. Avanti sells custom-crafted independent travel vacations exclusively through travel advisors, not direct to consumers.


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U.S. Tour Operators See Boom After Inbound Testing Requirement Ends

Travel Market Report - June 17th, 2022

Paul Barry, the CEO of Avanti, the operator that exclusively does FIT vacations, told TMR that Avanti, too, has already seen "a positive impact."
"We've seen a significant increase in terms of the number of quotations for FIT travel that have been requested by advisors since the CDC made their announcement. That number is still growing - but at this point, it is about 15% above the number we were receiving before the announcement," he said.


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Avanti Announces New Partnership With Abu Dhabi

Travel Pulse - June 10th, 2022

Avanti Destinations has partnered with Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism [DCT], offering customized independent and group travel to Abu Dhabi City, the capital of the United Arab Emirates as well as education and inspiration to inspire travel advisors and their clients.

Abu Dhabi and Avanti Launch Campaign to Educate Agents

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Avanti Launches Educational Campaign on Abu Dhabi for Travel Advisors

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Avanti Adds Abu Dhabi to Its Lineup

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Avanti Adds Abu Dhabi

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Avanti Helps Advisors Sell Abu Dhabi, Offers Perks

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Avanti Hires Two Regional Sales Directors

Avanti Hires Two Regional Sales Directors

Travel Agent Central - May 10th, 2022

Avanti Destinations has hired two industry veterans as regional sales directors-Michel Madjerich in the Southeast and Darin Meder in the Northeast. Read More


Scotland News

National Travel Advisor Day incentive

Avanti Global - April 19th, 2022

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.

Avanti Celebrates Travel Advisors with Gift Card Perks

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Avanti Destinations Spain Partnership

Avanti Global - April 6th, 2022

"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."

Avanti, Tourist Office of Spain Partner to Educate Travel Advisors

Travel Pulse

Avanti Destinations Helps You Sell Spain

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Avanti Partners with Spanish Tourism Office to Offer New Itineraries

Travel Market Report

Avanti Partners with Tourist Office of Spain to Educate Travel Advisors

Insider Travel Report

Avanti Partners With Tourist Office of Spain

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Scotland adventure with Avanti Destinations

Travel Weekly - March 30th, 2022

"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.


Avanti Adds Israel to its Middle East Offerings

Avanti Adds Israel to its Middle East Offerings

Avanti Global - December 1st, 2021

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.

Avanti Destinations Adds New Israel Itineraries

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Avanti Announces New Israel FIT Vacations and Additional Changes

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Where to Travel Now

New ASP Launch

Avanti Global - October 29, 2021

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.

Avanti Launches New Travel Advisor Website

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Avanti Destinations Launches New Agent Website

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Avanti Launches New Travel Advisor Website

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Avanti Debuts New Travel Advisor Website With More Advanced Tools

Insider Travel Report

Avanti Launches New Travel Advisor Website

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Where to Travel Now

Where To Travel Now? Share With Your Clients

Avanti Global - October 13, 2021

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


Avanti And Tourism Authority Of Thailand Partner To Promote FIT Vacations

Avanti And Tourism Authority Of Thailand Partner To Promote FIT Vacations

Travel Agent Central - October 21, 2020

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


Avanti and Korea Tourism Organization Launch Downloadable Inspiration Lookbook To Help Advisors Re-Engage With Independent Travel Clients

Avanti and Korea Tourism Organization Launch Downloadable "Inspiration Lookbook" To Help Advisors Re-Engage With Independent Travel Clients

Avanti Press Release - August 31, 2020

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 Launches New Pre/Post Cruise Itineraries

Avanti Destinations Launches New Pre/Post Cruise Itineraries

Recommend - Feb 18, 2020

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


Avanti To Add Australia, New Zealand And South Pacific

Avanti To Offer FIT and Custom Group travel to Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Mid-2020

Travel Agent Central - Sep 4, 2019

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


Avanti Debuts Four New Air-Inclusive FIT Packages to London and Beyond

Avanti Debuts Four New Air-Inclusive FIT Packages to London and Beyond

Insider Travel Report - July 8, 2019

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









Spotlight on Food

Spotlight on Food

Recommend - April, 2019

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





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Avanti Advice: How Far Out Should You Book Popular Destinations?

Insider Travel Report - February 8, 2019

"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


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Stats: Best Times to Book Ahead for Popular Events From Avanti

Travel Agent Central - February 7, 2019

"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


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Tour Operators Welcome an End to the Shutdown - and Brace Themselves

Travel Market Report - January 30, 2019

"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


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One-on-One With Avanti Destinations' Paul Barry

TravelPulse - January 30, 2019

"Avanti Destinations has undergone some major transitions in the past year, but it's not slowing down growth for the FIT tour operator that works solely with travel agents." Read More


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Avanti Destinations Launches New Website

Avanti Launches New Website

Recommend - January 22, 2019

Avanti Debuts Agent Portal for Custom Independent & Group Travel

Insider Travel Reports - January 23, 2019

Avanti Destinations Launches New Website

Travel Agent Central - January 23, 2019

Avanti Destinations Unveils New Website

Travel Age West - February 9, 2019

A Taste of Local Flavors in Great Britain Itineraries From Avanti Destinations

A Taste of Local Flavors in Great Britain Itineraries From Avanti Destinations

TravelAge West - January 19, 2019

"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


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