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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 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


Fam Policies of FIT Operators Differ: Here Are 20 Travel Advisors Should Know

Fam Policies of FIT Operators Differ: Here Are 20 Travel Advisors Should Know

Travel Market Report - January 17, 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


FIT Tour Operator Reveals New Products

FIT Tour Operators Reveal New Products Debuting in 2019

Travel Market Report - January 11, 2019

"The New Year brings new opportunities to sell vacation packages, and there are many options for travelers to choose from on every continent. To help travel agents stay up-to-speed on the latest-and-greatest, here is a roundup of the newest offerings from the suppliers who participated in Travel Market Report's latest survey." Read More


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Avanti Releases E-Brochure on European Rail Travel

Avanti Releases Educational E-Brochure on European Rail Travel for Agents

Travel Agent Central - January 2, 2019

Rail Companies Collaborate on Marketing Effort

Travel Weekly - January 2, 2019

Survival Guide 2019

2019 Survival Guide

Travel Agent Central - January 1, 2019

"Many challenges advisors had to deal with in 2018 are still lingering and some new ones are looming as the travel industry starts a new year. Here is what you need to know to overcome them and stay successful in 2019..." Read More


New Fit in Argentina

Avanti Destinations Adds New FIT Experiences in Argentina

Travel Agent Central - December 14, 2018

"Tour operator Avanti Destinations has introduced several new FIT tours to its selection on Argentina activities. Noting an increasing demand for destinations outside of Buenos Aires, Avanti has announced new independent travel programs to the glaciers of Patagonia, the vineyards of Mendoza and the scenic lake district of Bariloche..." Read More


South America Programs

Avanti Destinations Unveils New South America Programs

Insider Travel Report - December 13, 2018

"With an increasing number of independent travelers going to Argentina beyond the capital city of Buenos Aires to hike, trek or horseback ride in Patagonia, taste the wines of Mendoza, and sail around the scenic lake district of Bariloche, FIT specialist Avanti Destinations, which sells exclusively through travel advisors, is offering new programs to South America and providing advisors with tips on how to sell them..." Read More


Winter Vacation

Last-Minute Winter Vacation Ideas

Recommend - November 29, 2018

"Have a client looking for last-minute winter vacation ideas for travel to Europe, Asia, or Latin America? Avanti Destinations' new winter itineraries featuring holiday-themed vacations, such as the 200 Years of Silent Night itinerary in Salzburg, Austria. Guests can also experience the ultimate silence of staying in an Airstream camper on Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats, the largest in the world..." Read More


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Have a Look at the "New Look" at Avanti Destinations

Recommend - November 27, 2018

"Travel agents logging on to avantidestinations.com will find the opening message reads: 'Thank you for dropping by', a cordial welcome to a website that aims to assist agents in making travel arrangements simple, creative and profitable..." Read More


Overtourism

How Tour Operators Will Respond to Overtourism in 2019

Travel Agent Central - November 18, 2018

"Each year brings new buzzwords to the travel industry, such as 'experiential' and 'wellness'. For 2018, that word may very well be 'overtourism'..." Read More


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New Food Experiences in Vietnam

Avanti Introduces New Culinary and Cultural Experiences in Vietnam

Travel Pulse - October 17, 2018

Avanti Destinations Creates New Food Experiences in Vietnam

Travel Agent Central - October 18, 2018


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Avanti is Introducing Groups

Avanti expands into large, custom group travel

Travel Weekly - October 4, 2018

Avanti Launches Groups Division

Travel Pulse - October 4, 2018

Avanti Destinations Goes Beyond FIT with New Custom Groups Unit

Insider Travel Report - October 4, 2018

Avanti Destinations Launches Groups Department

Travel Market - October 4, 2018

Avanti Launches Custom Groups Department

TravelAge West - October 14, 2018

Avanti Launches Custom Groups Department

Insider Travel Report - November 12, 2018

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Avanti's New Management Team: New Groups Department, Website

Travel Agent Central - October 4, 2018

"Avanti Destinations is launching a new department for large groups, as well as a number of upgrades to its travel agent website and call center. Travel Agent spoke with the tour operator's new management team during a recent visit to our New York office to learn more..." Read More


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Combining Culinary with Culture in Great Britain

Insider Travel Report - November 13, 2018

"Combining culinary with culture, guests can now dive into Wales and Cumbria, which have been added to the multiyear Local Flavors in Great Britain campaign. VisitBritain and Avanti Destinations have launched five new customizable food and drink-themed itineraries..." Read More


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