Uganda increases cost of gorilla trekking permits

Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda are set to rise from $600 to $700 from July 1, as the Uganda Wildlife Authority increases the cost for visitors and foreign nationals living in the country. They remain less than half the price of neighbouring Rwanda, with 20% of the total revenue going back to the local community.

Shearings offers new

cruise-and-stay tour Shearings Holidays has a new 24-day holiday combining a nine-night cruise from Australia across the Tasman Sea to 1HZ =HDODQG IRU DQ HVFRUWHG WRXU $़HU exploring Sydney, clients board Celebrity Solstice. Departing February 9, 2021, the Sail Sydney to New Zealand’s Sights FRVWV IURP e


nights in Sydney, nine nights cruising and 10 nights in New Zealand.

Cosmos runs Mayflower tours Cosmos will run two escorted tours in September to mark the

400th anniversary of the sailing of the Mayflower from Plymouth in the UK to establish a settlement in the US. One departure, Cape Cod and the Islands with 400th Mayflower Sailing, will explore the city of Boston plus Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and sites associated with the Pilgrims in Plymouth and Provincetown. Clients can also board a full-scale reproduction of the Mayflower and join a 17th-century feast featuring food familiar to the Native American Wampanoag people. The nine-day tour costs from £2,595 including flights and transfers. The other is a 10-day tour, Classic New England with 400th Mayflower Sailing, which also starts in Boston. It costs from £2,140 with flights and transfers.

Regent Holidays has six new tours in Scandinavia and the Arctic, including the seven- day Sognefjord Express. Clients visit Oslo and Bergen, travel on the Bergen and Flåm railways and take a ferry across Sognefjord. It costs from £1,465 including flights, transfers, excursions and accommodation.

6 March 2020

G Adventures adds visits to five female-focused projects

G Adventures has added five female- focused Planeterra projects to its tours, including a rural kitchen in Alleppey, India, where local women can be trained in hospitality; a visit to a centre for the discriminated-against Domari community in Jerusalem; and a beach clean-up initiative in the Maldives. Planeterra Foundation president Jamie Sweeting says: “I’m proud projects like these put the spotlight on all the amazing work these women are doing.”


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