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FIT tour operator, Avanti Destinations, is launching in the South Pacific, including Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji.
The region is new for Avanti where travel advisors and clients can choose from more than 280 experiences and tours as well as 222 three-, four- and five-star hotels and resorts to create tailor-made itineraries for independent travelers and custom group vacations.
Avanti has been in the custom-crafted independent travel business since 1981 and the South Pacific joins the tour operator's lineup of stellar regions, including Europe, Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America that advisors can book for their FIT clients.
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“Our travel advisor partners have been asking us to offer Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific for some time because these places are very high on most people’s travel bucket list. Advisors specifically requested vacations with the same high quality that we provide for Europe and our other destinations,” said Paul Barry, Avanti’s CEO. “All three countries are ideal for independent American travelers since English is the predominant language."
Now seems to be the right time to launch travel in the South Pacific region. It's known for repeat bookings and airlift is returning.
"With flight capacity returning to pre-pandemic levels, the opportunities for direct flights from cities around the US are greatly improving. It is also a region that will give advisors repeat bookings. Once clients take one independent vacation there, they will want to return, and Avanti’s wide array of outstanding experiences ensures that each vacation you create is different from the last,” said Barry.
An e-brochure will be available to travel advisors on Avanti’s travel advisor portal on September 12, 2023, and a webinar covering the entire region is scheduled for August 31, 2023, at 1 pm Eastern, 10 am Pacific. Additional webinars on the individual countries are scheduled for October, November and December (see Avanti’s advisor portal).
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