Dubrovnik, Croatia

Journey Latin America launches

Trailblazer Holidays itineraries Journey Latin America has launched a ‘Covid-conscious’ holiday concept to give travellers the chance to be the first to experience countries’ key attractions once restrictions are lifted. Trailblazer Holidays itineraries have been created at a slower pace and tours are private, where possible, to create ‘bubbles’. Its first tour, a 10-day Cuba self-drive from £2,290, includes flights, car hire, and stays in Jibacoa, Cienfuegos and Las Terrazas.

Titan Travel puts top 10 tours online after surge in traffic

Titan Travel has put 10 of its best- selling European tours on sale for 2022. The decision means Titan now has 60 tours on sale for 2022. The escorted tours specialist

reported a surge in traffic to its website, which managing director Andy Squirrell attributed to news of a successful Covid-19 vaccine. Additional 2022 holidays

now on sale include an eight-day Puglia – Discover the Heel of Italy tour, from £1,579, which includes guided tours of Lecce, Otranto and Matera, VIP door-to-door travel service, a tour manager and return flights from Gatwick. A 10-day Classic Croatia – Star

of the Adriatic tour, from £1,599, and eight-day Switzerland’s Spectacular Rail Journeys, from £2,099, have also been added. Squirrell said: “We know UK

travellers are itching to get away.”

CV Villas adds Sri

Lanka to portfolio CV Villas has added properties in Sri Lanka to its portfolio, with 15 properties on sale and “more in the pipeline”. All include a daily cook service and airport transfers. The company has created a range of excursions to be booked as part of packages. A 15-day itinerary with a villa stay and excursions costs from £3,270.

Latin Routes releases escorted touring brochure for 2021-22

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Latin Routes has unveiled its 2021-22 brochure for its escorted touring programme. The South and Central America specialist has nine

itineraries in the 2021-22 group touring brochure including tours in Peru, Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and Costa Rica. The operator announced its move into escorted

touring in September 2019, in response to demand, with departures due in 2020, but these were put on hold due to Covid-19. Itineraries in this year’s brochure are multi-centre,

with most spanning multiple countries, and groups limited to 16 passengers. The brochure features a day- by-day breakdown of each tour, maps, a list of inclusions and all 2021-22 departure dates for agents’ reference. Latin Routes has also introduced a number of

flexible booking measures, including the option to change plans or convert any monies paid into a

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lifetime deposit with the operator. Product manager Catrin Davies said: “We are

very excited to launch our 2021-22 group touring brochure featuring revamped itineraries and even more departures, right up to the end of 2022 for our most popular tours, to allow people to plan further ahead. “We will continue to operate true small-group sizes

to ensure our clients have a safe, personalised and immersive experience.” Davies said Latin Routes’ Make Your Day Individual

concept, where clients can choose one of three experiences on selected days at no extra cost, “remains one of the most popular features of our tours”. An 11-day Costa Rica Highlights tour showcases

the waterways of Tortuguero, includes an overnight rainforest stay and visits to Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It costs £1,999, including a £200 discount, which is applicable to all group tour bookings made by December 31.

Machu Picchu, Peru


Rocky Mountaineer introduces

Rockies to Red Rocks route in US Rocky Mountaineer is to introduce a two-day rail journey across the US southwest next year. The Rockies to the Red Rocks route will run between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, with 40 departures from August 15 to October 23, 2021. . Two-day journeys start from £1,012 per person.

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