Iceland A Winner With Globus



The far north, the far east and a new style of river cruising are proving to be early 2017 bestsellers for the Globus family of brands, according to Canadian managing director Stéphanie Bishop.

“We’re seeing a huge amount of interest in our Iceland options,” says Bishop, adding that bookings are coming in well for both the independent three-day package with Monograms, as well as Globus’ new six-day escorted tour. “We’re also getting a lot of inquiries for our Baltic and Scandinavia product including our Grand Scandinavian Circle Tour and a new Best of Norway tour with Globus.”

As always, the top-selling North American itinerary with Globus Canada is the company’s 12-day Newfoundland and Labrador tour.

“It’s fascinating that Canadians are choosing an escorted domestic tour, but customers tell us they love the comprehensive aspect of the tour, which incorporates the main attractions in Newfoundland with a visit to Labrador, still considered quite exotic by most of us.”
Priced at $3,189 (excluding airfare), the bestselling tour is also an excellent revenue opportunity for agents.

Across the Pacific, it’s clear that long-haul travel is on the rise with Canadians.

“Globus tours to Australia, New Zealand and Japan are seeing excellent growth,” says Bishop. “And our new Asia itineraries with Cosmos – including Vietnam and Thailand – are garnering a lot of interest.”

Avalon Waterways’ new Active Discovery cruise represents a good opportunity for clients who worry that a river cruise will be too sedentary.

“We give passengers options including canoeing on the Danube, guided jogging and bike tours, a visit with a local farmer or vintner and an interactive wine experience.”

A good suggestion for active boomers and younger, active clients, she adds.