Posted: 9 Oct 2019 Trafalgar Releases its Europe & Britain 2020 Trips
Eight New Itineraries, Six New Destinations and a 10% Early Payment Discount
Trafalgar has today released its 2020 Europe & Britain itineraries featuring 118 trips across 49 countries, including eight new trips and six new destinations for the most diverse product offering for the brand to date. Combined with this extension to its award-winning product, the brand has today announced a 10% off Early Payment Discount if they book and pay in full by 18th December.
In addition to longtime guest favourites like Italy, France and the UK, Trafalgar is excited to introduce trips visiting some of the hottest emerging destinations in Eastern Europe, such as Macedonia, Georgia, Armenia, Serbia and Albania and Montenegro. As with all Trafalgar’s itineraries, these newest additions feature the exciting exclusive Trafalgar-only experiences that the brand is known for.
“We’ve seen a growing interest in destinations in Eastern Europe and the Balkan cities, as travellers look to explore destinations further off the beaten path. These destinations still offer the things travellers love about Europe: timeless cultures, incredible cuisine and stunning landscapes,” said Kelly Jackson, Head of Sales for The Travel Corporation, parent company to Trafalgar. “Better still, we are visiting a number of ‘under-tourism’ destinations, and helping to bring guests to these fantastic up-and-coming places while creating new and engaging Trafalgar experiences alongside them to bring each places to life, it’s an exciting time”, she said.
In keeping with the brand’s commitment to connecting guests to places, people and experiences each trip in the brands 2020 suite includes at least one of Trafalgar’s famous Be My Guest experiences, one of the first local immersion experiences in the travel industry. With a core brand focus on supporting local individuals and businesses, particularly those off the beaten track, these have become one of the brand’s richest of many highlights which unlock deeply meaningful encounters for both guests and hosts.
“From dining with a count at his 16th century Italian villa, exploring the beautiful French home of one of the widow of JFK and Bobby Kennedy’s former advisors, breaking bread with villagers in the mountains of Turkey or having dinner in the home of one of Ireland’s top celebrity chefs, these experiences allow guests to connect with locals in ways typically not possible,” adds Kelly.
The brand is also committed to unlocking incredible interactive and engaging experiences to bring the unique characteristics of each places to life in a hands-on way. Guest favourites include visiting a local market with an Italian Chef then hand-making pasta at his Tuscan villa, an unmissable dining experience after hours in the iconic Vatican, a lesson in the art of French cooking in Paris’ Marais district, a port tasting in Porto or for younger guests, transforming into a Roman Gladiator for a day or even trying their hand at archery while channeling their inner Game of Thrones character.
The company is also proud to place strong value on absolute transparency for guests and agent partners. As the first brand in travel to use FEEFO, the third-party verified satisfaction rating, currently 4.7/5, the brand has this year taken it one step further with this year’s brochure including FEEFO ratings on every trip page for complete transparency.
Importantly, always at the centre of Trafalgar’s mission is travelling responsibly, with Make A Difference experiences on many itineraries that let guests directly give back to the communities they visit. The brand has to date also reforested 359 acres of trees with longstanding partner One Tree Planted as a result of guests choosing to travel paper-free with their leading e-document solution, introduced in 2018.
To add to this, Trafalgar has also removed single-use plastic bottles on all their coaches throughout Europe, to name just a few of more than 80 worldwide initiatives the brand has been making a difference to their three pillars of people, places and wildlife and the planet under the guidance of TreadRight, the not-for-profit foundation established by Trafalgar’s parent company The Travel Corporation, more than a decade ago.
With a century of expertise and service excellence coupled with their ‘AgentsFirst’ philosophy, Trafalgar ensures both agents and guests enjoy a seamless experience when booking their 2020 Europe & Britain holidays. Add to this 53% annual repeat past guests, a 4.7/5 independent satisfaction rating on FEEFO and the 10% Early Payment Discount, the time to lock in your clients 2020 travels is right now.
Trafalgar travels to 71 countries on all seven continents. To book call their dedicated reservations team on (011) 280 8400 or visit www.trafalgar.com for more details.