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Europe’s enchanting Christmas markets

28 November 2019

From wandering quaint cobblestone streets adorned with festive lights to sampling sizzling sausages and apple strudel, there is something magical about experiencing Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere. Whether you are travelling by river, road or rail we can help you plan your most memorable Christmas holiday ever. We have explored Europe’s most enchanting cities to bring you some of the best Christmas markets we recommend visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Take a city break in Vancouver

28 November 2019

A dynamic destination to spend a few days relaxing in before or after your next cruise, ski or rail adventure, Vancouver is a city that’s easy to fall in love with. Add a few days in vibrant Vancouver to your trip and you’ll soon discover why Vancouver is a firm favourite with travellers from all over the world.

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5 reasons to visit the Yukon on your next trip to Canada

28 November 2019

Want to experience unspoiled landscapes far from the tourist hot spots? Head to this wild and wondrous part of Northwest Canada. The Yukon may be a little off-the-radar in comparison to some of the more well-known territories in Canada, but this huge, vastly untouched region is well worth a visit, especially if you’re keen on seeing wildlife and getting back to nature. 

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A classic Canadian getaway: Niagara-on-the-Lake

03 November 2019

Many people already know that Niagara is home to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. But look beyond the region’s famous, epic waterfalls and you’ll find a place bursting with world-class wineries, innovative cuisine and memorable cultural experiences.

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Fall in love with Quebec in winter

03 November 2019

With its cobblestone streets, historic buildings and classic Francophone culture, Quebec is Canada’s most romantic province. A visit to Montreal and Quebec City during winter is characterised by snow, ice and crackling fireplaces. Here’s five must-do experiences to incorporate into your dream trip to Quebec in winter.

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Season’s Best: What to see (and when to see it) in Manitoba

15 November 2019

From spotting beluga whales on their annual migration to seeing polar bears pad through the tundra, the spectacular Canadian province of Manitoba is a destination for all seasons. As with most travel experiences, timing is everything. If you’ve got your heart set on seeing or experiencing something special, be sure to time your trip to give you the very best chance of fulfilling your travel dreams.

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Eat this: A quick guide to some of Vancouver’s best bites

25 November 2019

Home to cool cafes, experimental microbreweries, classic fine dining restaurants and some of the best donut shops in the world, there’s never been a better time to eat your way around Vancouver! A dynamic city with serious culinary credentials, Vancouver delivers everything from seafood feasts in traditional bistros to comfort food in brewery bars.

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Wellness in Whistler

28 November 2019

Thinking about planning a wellness trip to Canada? If you’re into yoga, hiking, spas and organic cuisine, be sure to include Whistler in your travel plans. With an abundance of day spas, yoga studios, healthy cafes, nature trails and fresh mountain air, Whistler has all the ingredients for a nourishing wellness trip. 

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Four amazing rail journeys to add to your Canada wish list

28 November 2019

See Canada’s breathtaking landscapes, enchanting hamlets and cultured cities the stress-free way with VIA Rail. Travelling by train is undoubtedly one of the most calming ways to see a country. Whether you’re after a quick, one-night getaway or a longer, cross-country odyssey, VIA Rail has adventures that cover most corners of Canada. 

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Five of the best experiences to enjoy in Whistler outside of winter

24 November 2019

From Scandinavian-style open-air bathing, to hiking along wildflower-studded alpine trails and viewing black bears while on a 4x4 tour, there’s much more to Whistler than snow sports. Well-known as a winter playground for powder lovers but there are plenty of other reasons to head to Whistler outside of the ski season. 

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MyTC App: Your Travel Counsellor in your pocket!

03 November 2019

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Why Choose Cruise Over A Land Holiday?

30 September 2019

It comes as no surprise to us that cruise holidays have seen such a vast increase in popularity over the last few years. There are so many reasons to choose a cruise over a holiday on terra firma that we firmly believe everyone should try one once. Here’s a few reasons to take to the water on your next trip...

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Booking with a TC comes protection that you won’t find elsewhere

03 November 2019

No one wants to think about their dream trip going wrong, but how you choose to book your travel can mean the difference between enjoying a relaxing break overseas and being left high and dry, out of pocket and out of luck. Booking with a trusted, experienced Travel Counsellor will help you avoid these common pitfalls that catch so many people out. Here are three money-can’t-buy benefits that come with booking your travel with a Travel Counsellor:

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Introducing Voyage 2019...

01 October 2019

From Europe to Antarctica, Fiji to Brazil there is a river or an ocean to cruise and the opportunities to discover a new destination from the deck of a ship are endless. There is no doubt about it, we love cruise and we are excited to launch our annual cruise brochure, VOYAGE. Filled to the brim with exciting destinations and ships to holiday from, you'll no doubt feel inspired to step aboard...

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Extending Your Cruise With A Tour

30 September 2019

Want to extend the excitement of your cruise holiday? Add a land tour before or after your cruise to see certain destinations in much more depth than you ordinarily would. Staying in your embarkation port for a day or two before your cruise means you can start to switch off from work and home life before boarding, ensuring that you start your cruise fresh and ready to enjoy the experience to the max.

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Cruise Your Way

01 October 2019

Not all cruises are created equal. Whether you’re completely new to cruising or a veteran cruiser from way back, it’s important to choose the right type of cruise to suit your travel style and needs. Here are four, different styles of cruising worth considering for your next trip...

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It's a Suite Life

01 October 2019

Splash out on a suite on your cruise holiday and you’ll enjoy more space than a stateroom – often with fully separate living and sleeping areas, a spacious bathroom with bathtub and an array of other extras that may include private terraces with hot tubs, butler service, access to exclusive areas of the ship, and priority boarding and disembarkation. Read on to learn more...

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Thailand Destination Guide

01 October 2019

Picture Thailand. Are you sinking your toes into the soft white sand of a deserted beach? Discovering the lush and leafy forests of a national park? Wherever your mind wanders to when you picture Thailand, take a look at our first-timer's guide to this exciting destination!

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The Best Los Angeles Bars with a View

18 September 2019

Whether you’re staring out at a sunset over the Pacific or gazing at the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles, nothing beats a cool, refreshing drink with a view. The added ambience that comes with a spectacular setting enhances the mood, a conversation between friends, and is the cherry on top of a delicious evening. Here are the top 10 Los Angeles bars with a view.

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How to celebrate Oktoberfest in Germany

24 September 2019

Piping hot glühwein. The mouthwatering smell of sausages and caramel. Twinkling lights on tiny wooden huts. We have explored the Northern Hemisphere's most enchanting cities to bring you some of the best Christmas markets we recommend visiting to celebrate the festive season.

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Explore the world with Singapore Airlines and enjoy premium benefits

19 August 2019

Singapore Airlines is consistently rated one of the world’s best airlines thanks to its superb service, excellent culinary options and extensive route network, flying to 62 international destinations in 32 countries across five continents. Flying Singapore offers a host of fantastic privileges and advantages, which we’ve highlighted below.

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5 of the best ways to experience Australia’s Red Centre

10 August 2019

Central Australia is one of those destinations that has worked its way onto many travel bucket lists. Laying claim to Uluru, Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta, wildlife-filled national parks and star-filled skies at night, the heart of the Northern Territory is a top destination for people who love nature, culture and wildlife.

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The Seasons of Japan

10 September 2018

Future travellers to Japan may wonder when is the best time of year to visit? The answer is not so straightforward as each season has much to offer; it’s just a matter of what your preferences are. With four distinct seasons, each bringing its own gift of natural wonders, experiences and spectacles to witness, Japan is a perfect year-round destination to explore. 

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Best hotels for sleeping under the moon and stars

10 August 2019

In July 2019, it was 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing when man first stepped foot on the moon, and in between staring skywards with dreams of other planets and universes, we started wondering ‘what are the best hotels for sleeping beneath a starry sky?’.

Here are a few ideas that sprang to mind…

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Top five things to do in New York City

06 August 2019

No matter what you’re into, you’ll have a lot of fun in New York City. Plays, sporting events, concerts, meals at the world’s best restaurants — Read on to learn our top five things to do in New York City... 

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Real-life Disney destinations you can actually visit

18 July 2019

2019 is the year when some of Disney’s most-loved animated films literally come to life. March 29 sees Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo grasp its lucky feather and fly into cinemas with real-life remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King set to follow!

This multi-billion dollar live-action project may be a recent thing but Disney’s enchanted worlds have never been just a bunch of drawings on a screen; many of the locations from these timeless movies are based on actual locations that you can visit in real life.

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Five Ways You’ll Find Love in the Arctic

11 July 2019

From long quiet walks, to spending time with the family; trying new adventures to connecting with fellow travellers, there is something for everyone - wherever you visit on your Arctic Expedition. Read on to discover more...

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Embrace your wild side with Intrepid Travel

11 July 2019

Intrigued by the landscapes of Tanzania or Rwanda and the wildlife spotting opportunities? How about meeting sea lions in the Galapagos? Or learning about orangutans in Borneo? No matter where you choose to go, a trip with Intrepid Travel is your ticket to see the animal world like never before. 

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Exciting family cruises with Royal Caribbean

07 July 2019

There’s never a dull moment onboard Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas, the perfect ship for embarking on a family cruise. This remarkable liner has seven distinct neighbourhoods, two-level loft suites, the only zip line at sea and the deepest high-dive pool ever to sail. With even more Oasis Class innovations than ever before, a voyage with Royal Caribbean will change the way you and your family stay, play and unwind.

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G Adventures introduces the Ripple Score

09 July 2019

Since 1990, G Adventures have positioned themselves as trailblazers of responsible tourism. Alongside their non-profit partner, the Planeterra Foundation, they have established travel practises and philosophies that make the world a better place to explore. The latest step in G Adventures’ commitment to sustainable travel is the introduction of The Ripple Score. 

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Enjoy a unique holiday experience at the award-winning Elephant Hills

09 July 2019

Founded in 2001, Elephant Hills is a unique concept offering interactive experiences with the majestic elephants of Thailand, without compromising their welfare. Proud winners of an incredible array of awards, Elephant Hills pride themselves on being both responsible and ethical.

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Discover Hurtigruten – leaders in sustainable travel

10 August 2019

Committed to sustainable travel, Hurtigruten operate in some of the world’s most pristine and vulnerable natural landscapes. This is a responsibility taken seriously, which is why Hurtigruten educate their guests on .how to reduce their environmental footprint

 

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Indulge in a slice of eco-friendly luxury at The Racha

09 July 2019

Located on the breath-taking island of Koh Racha Yai, just twelve miles south of Phuket, The Racha is one of Thailand’s most stunning hideaways.

With an ethos that luxury doesn’t have to come at a price for the environment, The Racha is also a champion of responsible and sustainable travel - seamlessly blending the best environmental practices with the highest standards of indulgence.

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Spotlight on the South Pacific

25 June 2019

Dreaming of travelling to a place where you’ll feel a world away from your everyday life? Home to stunning beach resorts, quiet island hideaways, welcoming communities and an abundance of sunshine, a holiday to the South Pacific is one of those trips you never regret taking.

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7 festivals and events to put in your Queensland travel diary

12 June 2019

The Sunshine State really has it all: beautiful beaches, balmy weather, coral-fringed islands and direct access to some of the world’s best seafood. While that’s reason enough to book a trip to Queensland, the sun-blessed state has another trick up its sleeve: its festivals and events. From food festivals that showcase the region’s best winemakers, brewers and producers, to live music events held in the Outback, these events will inspire you to make Queensland your next getaway destination.

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Destination Guide: America's Authentic South

27 February 2019

Take a trip in America's Authentic South and experience a mix of charming towns and vibrant metropolitan communities, local culinary favourites, rich music and true hospitality! Take a look at our destination guide to find out about some of the great things you can see and do...

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All aboard Canada’s flavour train

04 July 2019

Traverse Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest aboard Rocky Mountaineer and experience some of the region’s best dining experiences.

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Visit these larger-than-life GoT filming locations

14 June 2019

HBO's Game of Thrones has been filmed all over the world, from Northern Ireland’s Mourne Mountains and Cairncastle to Malta, Morocco, Croatia, Canada, Iceland, Scotland and Spain. So where can you go to get a real-world taste of Game of Thrones?

 

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8 Australian events worth travelling for

12 June 2019

Festivals and events are one of the best reasons to pack your bag and see another corner of Australia at its best. From watching horses race in the dusty Outback to viewing spectacular floral art installations in the nation’s capital, these eight events offer excellent reasons to plan a getaway.

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Europe's summer solstice celebrations

14 June 2019

Each year several countries mark the summer solstice, the day with the most hours of daylight in the year, with a host of celebrations and events to make the most of the long days and short nights. From the Land of Fire and Ice to Russia’s Venice of the North, here are the best places to celebrate the summer solstice in Europe.

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New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud

01 May 2019

New Zealand does not hold back on adventure, thrills and the sort of chills that take your breath away. The North Island is home to active volcanoes, hobbit holes and cultural experiences. By contrast, the South Island showcases pure natural landscapes such as Milford Sound and Mt Cook National Park.

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Read our latest Be Inspired Magazine

01 May 2019

Perhaps this will be the year you finally get to ride Rocky Mountaineer through Canada’s epic landscapes, experience all the flavours of Japan or even explore the beautiful towns and countryside of Southern Italy!

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Walk This Way

14 June 2019

Tired of rushing during your holidays? Are you more interested in immersing yourself in a destination rather than just ticking off places you’ve visited? A walking holiday might be for you! Experiencing a destination on foot is one of the best ways to slow down, tune in and truly get to know a place. Here are some top walks to add to your list. 

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The Charms of Southern Italy

30 April 2019

An iconic holiday spot that has welcomed travellers for centuries, a journey through southern Italy never goes out of style. Perfect for sun-loving beach goers, art lovers, history buffs, and travellers with an appetite for pasta, pizza, gelato, cheese and wine, this eleven-day itinerary offers the chance to be immersed in what makes this corner of Italy so special.

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Jungle Adventures at Elephant Hills

24 September 2019

Want your next trip to be an out-of-the-ordinary journey? Then travel to Khao Sok, Southern Thailand to stay at Elephant Hills. A jungle camp that merges luxury with nature and memorable wildlife encounters, you’ll remember your stay for years to come. Enjoy a jungle adventure without compromising on comfort at a luxury elephant camp in Southern Thailand.

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The Next Big Thing: Small Ship Cruising

09 July 2019

They say that good things come in small packages and this is certainly true when it comes to micro cruising. Whether it’s hugging the glittering coastline of Croatia, island-hopping in Greece, slowly sailing down the Mekong or forging past ice floes in Alaska, Micro-Cruising aboard a small vessel is proving to be a popular way for travellers to see the world in a truly unique way.

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Douro Discovery with Travelmarvel

01 May 2019

The pace is gentle, the wine rich and the smiles warm on a journey along Portugal’s tranquil Douro River aboard MS Douro Serenity. A world-class vessel offering an intimate experience for only 126 passengers, this premium river ship is the perfect place to spend eight days discovering the delights of Portugal and Spain with Travelmarvel.

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Rocky Mountaineer in Three Awe-Inspiring Ways

01 May 2019

With four iconic routes passing through seven mountain ranges, two indulgent levels of service, show-stopping destinations such as Lake Louise and Banff, and over 65 packages that combine the rail journey with adventure and exploration throughout Western Canada, a trip onboard Rocky Mountaineer isn’t your average holiday. Depending on how much time you have and what you want to achieve, the trip options are as unique as each and every individual that climbs onboard the world-renowned train. 

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Destination Flavour: Cities for Foodies

01 May 2019

One of the best parts of travelling is discovering the food scene of wherever you’re visiting. From joining a cooking class, to going on a street food tour, booking into that must-visit restaurant and wandering through food markets, there are plenty of inventive ways to experience the cuisine of a region. Want to indulge your tastebuds on your next trip?

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London’s 5 best free galleries and museums

04 March 2019

A cultural hot spot packed with museums and galleries, London’s wealth of historical treasures and creative masterpieces is world renowned. Thankfully, you don’t have to dig deep to buy tickets to see some of London’s most prized collections, because many are free to access. 

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Explore Chile On The Trip Of A Lifetime

03 January 2018

From snow-capped peaks to arid deserts, Chile is a land of incredible diversity. Visit this intriguing place, a solid favourite among travel enthusiasts, and prepare for the trip of a lifetime.

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5 Reasons to book with your Travel Counsellor

01 May 2018

With a dizzying array of options for booking travel, planning your dream holiday can be a confusing process. Booking with a Travel Counsellor offers unique benefits not found anywhere else. Whether you’re a frequent flyer who needs someone to take care of all your business travel needs or a leisure traveller putting together an annual overseas holiday to remember, here’s why booking with your Travel Counsellor is a winning proposition.

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Powder paradise and unique culture – a winning combo!

09 April 2019

More and more of us are choosing to spend a chunk of the Aussie summer holidays enjoying Japan’s winter wonderland, especially families. While Japan’s fantastic powder snow conditions are no longer a secret, more and more visitors are finding that combing a ski trip with some cultural sightseeing around Japan is a winning combination that allows them to explore all the variety that Japan offers, and come back with tales of more than just hitting the slopes.

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Arkansas: Where harmony meets nature

21 February 2019

Known as "The Natural State" for its stunning mountain vistas and clear running streams, Arkansas is a Southern state where harmony meets nature. Cities like Little Rock, Hot Springs and Bentonville offer a cosmopolitan feel, while a visit to the Eureka Springs will reinvigorate you. The Delta region is where the blues were born and Johnny Cash’s musical journey began. Bill Clinton also launched his political path in the state, and sites commemorating the legacies of both Cash and Clinton can be toured today.

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Northern European Destinations To Visit In 2019

27 December 2018

Fly to northern Europe and craft the holiday itinerary of your dreams, with everything from dramatic fjords and imposing glaciers, to charming cities and majestic historical monuments waiting for you to discover. Here are our top three northern European destinations to visit in 2019…

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Great Britain’s Great Outdoors

04 March 2019

Beyond Britain’s big cities you’ll find vast tracts of parkland, beaches, lakes, forests, meadows and mountains to explore. While the likes of Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Dublin have their charms, getting out of the city to discover Britain’s nature-filled regions will deliver enough blockbuster scenery to fill several camera memory cards. 

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Singapore For Families: Top Places To Take Your Kids

03 January 2018

Singapore is an ideal destination for families, as this futuristic South-East Asian city has attractions for all ages. There’s so much to see and do, so we’re going to help you craft an action-packed child-friendly itinerary for your next holiday by revealing the top places to take your kids in Singapore.

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When’s the best time to go to Japan?

05 August 2019

So when IS the best time to go to Japan? It’s a common question. And one without a definitive answer. But the good news is that pretty much any time is a good time to head to the Land of the Rising Sun. It all depends on what you are looking for.

 

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Explore Louisiana

22 February 2019

Louisiana is a unique state made up of mist-shrouded swamps, prairies of Acadiana and the grey Spanish moss cascading from old trees. The streets of Louisiana are filled with an eclectic mix of people: their home cities telling stories of a multicultural, multilingual history rich in diverse cuisines, music and art. 

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5 Rivers to Cruise

08 October 2018

River cruising allows you to experience the joys of cruising while staying in close touch with the cities, towns and villages of the destination you’re visiting. From seeing a new day dawn in a cosmopolitan city to counting stars at night while docked in a quiet, rural township, a river cruise enables you to see a place in a whole new light.

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Off the beaten track in Vietnam

03 February 2019

Vietnam is known for its cuisine and offers an abundance of flavourful options for travellers to choose from. Hue is the old imperial capital of Vietnam with its royal palaces and palatial mausoleums, and nearby the battle sites of the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) are reminders of the brutality of war. Despite rapid economic expansion over recent years, Vietnam’s cultural roots remain strong. You’ll find ancient temples and colourful pagodas scattered throughout urban centres, interspersed with luxurious hotels and sleek skyscrapers. A country with a complex history, boundless natural beauty and fascinating cultural influences, Vietnam provides a wealth of different activities and unique experiences.

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Where to go cruising in 2019?

01 October 2018

One of the best things about cruising is that you can discover a multitude of fabulous destinations in a single trip. We’ve picked out some of our favourite ports of call for 2019.

 

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7 luxury escapes in the great outdoors

06 December 2018

Wondering whether you can escape to the wilderness and still enjoy the finer things in life? Well, we think it’s very much possible!

Read on to discover seven incredible destinations that mean you can escape to the great outdoors without leaving luxury behind…

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Kentucky: Better in the Bluegrass

28 February 2019

Discover one-of-a-kind attractions, immerse yourself in a unique culture and absorb the energy that can be felt in everything from the metropolitan cities to the countryside: an unbridled spirit runs wild in the Bluegrass State. Whether you head down a distillery trail, or enjoy the atmosphere at the race track, Kentucky is infectious. 

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Australia - a land of diversity

10 August 2019

Australia is a land of diversity, from its cosmopolitan cities to its natural wonders. It’s a destination full of unique experiences, from interacting with wildlife, enjoying the feeling of wide open spaces, experiencing the brilliant colours of the Great Barrier Reef or even exploring the red sands of the Outback.

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Find the perfect Maldives for you

19 March 2019

Each of the Maldives Atolls promises its own unique experience, so whether you’re looking for wellness, water sports or a romantic getaway just for two, here are some of the best hotels and resorts to choose from.   

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9 wonderful wine regions around the world

07 February 2018

With so many wonderful wine-producing regions all over the world, you really are spoilt for choice. Whether you’re looking to jet across the globe to the famous wine regions in North and South America, South Africa or even down under, or you prefer the more ‘local’ wineries in Europe, we can help you plan an amazing experience. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite worldwide destinations which are renowned for their wine-growing, beautiful vineyards and fantastic wine sampling.

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Sweet Home Alabama

28 February 2019

“Sweet Home Alabama” is more than just a song; this state is a land of history, culture, music and adventure from beaches to mountains. Music legends Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy and Hank Williams were born here, and artists including Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones came to Alabama to cement their careers. Gospel is sung in churches and folks dance, while Blues, Country and Jazz set the mood of local bars. Locally owned restaurants dish up meals of mouth-watering barbecue and fresh seafood from Alabama’s fishing villages, and museums cover everything from Civil Rights and music history to fast cars and faster spacecraft. 

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Australia’s top spots for a romantic getaway

18 November 2019

Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy your honeymoon, celebrate your anniversary or just reconnect away from the pressures of home, then you don’t need to look further than your own backyard. Australia has many holiday destinations perfect for loved-up couples, so whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or a week-long retreat, here are some places well worth visiting when you need to inject some romance into your life.

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5 Active Wildlife Adventures in BC

30 August 2018

It’s one thing to spot a whale from a Zodiac with a group of camera-clad travellers. It’s another to paddle at eye level with a surfacing orca—just you, your guide, a friend or two, and the sound of the creature blowing air. Both are exciting, but if you want a more intimate thrill, you might be looking for a more active adventure.

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Unique Sights And Attractions In Australia

24 April 2018

There are so many wonderful places and cities to discover around our big, beautiful country. Thanks to fantastic airfares with low-cost carriers and everything within 5 hours, we’ve listed our 11 favourite sights and attractions around Australia for you to plan your next holiday around!

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Cruising for beginners

01 October 2018

If you’ve never set sail on a cruise before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Immaculate staterooms with balconies, fine-dining to rival on-shore restaurants and thrilling entertainment including Broadway shows await. Be it cruising around the Caribbean on a large ship; sailing into secluded ports on an ultra-luxury vessel; spotting whales while exploring Antarctica; or floating along the Danube on a river boat, there really is a cruise for everyone..

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Japan - where tradition meets the future

04 February 2019

A holiday in Japan combines the best of both ancient and modern attractions, and makes this enigmatic country a delight to explore. Japan’s major cities (Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka) appear on the surface to be westernised, but visitors quickly realise that the sleek modern culture of Japan is expertly blended with millennia of tradition, evident in the Buddhist and Shinto temples sprinkled throughout the urban centres, intricate social rituals for eating and greeting, and other small reminders of Japan’s long and proud history.

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Places you never thought to visit

01 May 2018

Craving an adventure to somewhere completely different to the usual travel hotspots? These destinations are just waiting to welcome you!

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Experience the Magnificence of Canada VIA Rail

11 September 2018

Given the size of Canada, the limited holiday time you have and the amount of things you’d like to see like snow-capped mountains, glassy lakes, wildlife, cities and the Northern Lights, how would you ever pack it all in on the one trip? Easy! With one or two hassle-free, all-inclusive rail journeys, of course... 

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Top 5 Must-Sees in Tennessee

21 February 2019

Tennessee mixes historic and modern in places like Memphis, Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga. Look for Civil War sites, civil rights monuments, head to one of the many world-class cultural venues, pay your pilgrimage to Graceland and savour some Jack Daniels and barbecue at one of the state’s many trendy food and drink spots. Read on to find out our top five things you can’t miss during a visit to Tennessee...   

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Hawaii: Ukuleles, Hula, Volcanoes and Jurassic Park

10 August 2019

Captain Cook named these remote islands the Sandwich Islands, but the traditional name meaning "Place of the Gods", seems more appropriate. Aloha Hawaii! Here, there is something for everyone from honeymooners to a family of explorers. Read on to learn what makes Hawaii so special... 

 

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Accessible Travel: The sky's the limit

01 May 2018

Travelling the world when you’re living with a disability is thankfully becoming more commonplace thanks to growing awareness of the accessible travel sector.

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5 reasons to stay another day in Perth

01 May 2018

Taking a tractor tour through a cidery, meeting cute quokkas on Rottnest Island and sipping a cocktail that comes with Swan River views – there’s always a reason to spend more time in Perth...

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Top spots in California

03 July 2018

From the magic of Tinseltown to the remote beauty of the mountains, sunny California has something for everyone.

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The USA’s Best National Parks

02 July 2018

America has so much to offer when it comes to natural wonders. To preserve the natural beauty which scatters the US, the National Park system was set up to cherish the land for years to come.

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Delve Into Intriguing India

19 March 2018

India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, with a rich cultural legacy for you to explore. Unique experiences await as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of intriguing India…

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Discover Paradise In Sri Lanka

17 April 2018

If you’re looking for a tropical climate and an unrivalled landscape, look no further than stunning Sri Lanka. A cultural melting pot which has been shaped by its colourful past, Sri Lanka is a sun-soaked destination with spectacular beaches and some of the most delectable cuisine the world has to offer. Here are our favourite places to visit for a unique Sri Lankan experience…

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Explore the wonders of incredible Iceland

17 April 2018

The beauty Iceland’s tourism is that it is accessible and enjoyable all year round. Despite the lack of opportunity to get a sun tan, with temperatures hovering around freezing point in the winter and 12°C in summer, the land of fire and ice is more an attraction for the eyes, not the skin.

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3 Reasons why you can trust your Travel Counsellor

10 August 2019

We care and we will do everything in our power to make sure you have the best experience both booking and on holiday. Bespoke itineraries, cruising, beach breaks, adventure holidays- Whatever you have in mind for your holiday, your local Travel Counsellor will show you how much they care by providing an unrivalled personal service and trust.

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The Best Tacos in L.A.

14 March 2018

There’s no better city in the United States to enjoy tacos than Los Angeles - the taco motherland is just two and a half hours away, and L.A. has the second-largest population of Mexicans after Mexico City. The taco is finally getting the respect that it deserves, and is being taken as seriously as a good pasta. Read our guide to some of the best tacos in L.A., and discover this Mexican staple food’s vast nuances. 

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Discover more in Mississippi

27 February 2019

Mississippi is a southern U.S. state with the Mississippi River to its west, the state of Alabama to its east, and the Gulf of Mexico to the south. Its Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of blues music, honoured at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale. Mississippi is known for its preservation of historical places, creative arts heritage and natural wonders. The Mississippi river forms the state’s western boundary, and visitors can find freshly caught shrimp on the menu just as they can find barbecued ribs and fried river catfish.

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The best places to bliss out in the Maldives

27 February 2018

Considered one of the world’s most romantic destinations, The Maldives has all the essentials for a love-infused getaway. Blazing sunsets, colourful coral reefs, white sand beaches and some of the bluest water in the world combine to create a paradise perfect for a romantic break. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, hoping to enjoy a special anniversary trip or are still in the daydreaming stage, then The Maldives should be on your agenda.  

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Discover Australia's Last Frontier with APT

10 August 2019

Whether by land or coastal cruise, APT seamlessly brings you to one of Australia’s most isolated and scenic locations, The Kimberley. Recognised as the true experts in the region and with over 50 years’ experience in traversing its rugged terrain and uncovering its hidden wonders, travellers will astounded by the service, hospitality and once-in-a-lifetime moments APT offers.

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Whisk Your Family Off To Dubai For The Easter Holidays

23 January 2018

Treat your family to the holiday of a lifetime in Dubai this Easter! There’s something for everyone here from pristine beaches and serene spas, to colossal malls and luxurious hotels...

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Here’s why China should be top of your bucket list

15 January 2018

China is a land of many wonders, both ancient and modern. With over 9.6 million square kilometres to discover, it is easy to understand why China is at the top of many avid travellers bucket lists.

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Travelling solo doesn’t mean you’re alone

11 January 2018

Want to travel but can’t find anyone to go with? Or just have itchy feet and want to hit the road as soon as possible? It can be quite a daunting thought to travel the world on your own. But with a bit of planning, it can be quite a liberating experience.

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Go On Location: Oscar-Winning Best Picture Locations in Los Angeles

14 March 2018

Los Angeles has been home to the Academy Awards ever since the very first ceremony was held on May 16, 1929 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Eight Oscar trophies were handed out that night, including one to “Wings” for Outstanding Picture. In the past 90 years, numerous Best Picture winners have filmed in L.A. Read on for a list of ten memorable Oscar-winning movie locations that are found in the City of Angels.

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Experience Phuket

29 November 2017

A must do on everyone's destination wish list Phuket, Thailand's largest island has everything you want and more, from a holiday to South East Asia. White beaches, turquoise waters, tropical landscapes, tantalising treats and foodie goodness

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Escape to Cuba

29 November 2017

Cuba is a Caribbean island filled with rustic hidden towns, UNESCO World Heritage sites and the world’s finest cigars. The culturally diverse island welcomes visitors to tranquil beaches, exudes musical energy and is adorned with magnificent architecture. Even today few tourists flock to the island, making it an enchanting destination for a unique and authentic experience.

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Baja Peninsula, Mexico

04 April 2018

Located at the southern end of the Baja California Peninsula is a place of raw beauty where Mother Nature has merged landscapes of diverse contrast. With desert landscapes, beaches, rock formations and mountains, this is a location that is truly unique.

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Discover Tanzania

29 November 2017

Located on the coast of East Africa, Tanzania is where the bewildered wildlife beautifully collides with human culture. From the exotic tropical nirvana of Zanzibar, to the natural exuberance of Serengeti, Tanzania is the ultimate travel experience.

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A Spotlight on Hungary

29 November 2017

Located in central Europe, Hungary encapsulates a beautiful crossroads of the region’s natural attractions with the beautiful baroque architecture of the cities. Budapest, the nation’s capital, is home to quirky bars, cafes and romantic Art Nouveau buildings.

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Rajasthan, India: 'The Land of Kings'

29 November 2017

Rajasthan ‘Land of Kings’ is located in the arid west of India and home to major historical sites and ancient wonders. Perfect for the adventurous souls, but also the cultural explorers, Rajasthan is a unique place offering an experience that takes travellers into the realms of the nation’s vibrant history through its festivals, temples, and nature’s many excitements. Embark on a time travelling escapade...

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The Kimberley

29 November 2017

The vast Kimberley region is located in the northwest part of Western Australia and is home to many magnificent natural charms. Travel along the Gibb River Road to find the most famous Kimberley gorges perfect for hiking, swimming and waterfall spotting. 

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Iceland: The Land of Fire & Ice

29 November 2017

Known as The Land of Fire and Ice, Iceland is one of the most diverse landmasses in the world, having been formed by eruptions a mere 18 million years ago and since shaped by the relentless forces of Mother Nature. It is a land of raw contrast, home to both glaciers and volcanoes, to days of endless light in the summer time and a blanket of darkness in the winter.

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News and Advice

Introducing our app: myTC

04 July 2019

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Trust your travel company

29 May 2017

By working closely with you, we are able to provide a truly tailored and bespoke holiday package, and offer the security of a point of contact for any queries or problems.

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Weddings

Australia’s best honeymoon-worthy luxury lodges

04 September 2017

A luxe hideaway where you can truly get away from it all is the ideal honeymoon choice for couples keen on blissing out in privacy. Here are some of Australia’s best luxury lodges for honeymooners.

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The Palmer’s Italian wedding dream

26 September 2016

We would recommend getting married abroad to anybody thinking of doing it and would also recommend a trust worthy company like Travel Counsellors to help organise it.

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Travel your way with Travel Counsellors

09 June 2017

While there are many things that make a Travel Counsellor unique, the ability to go direct to ground operators in different countries around the world to create bespoke touring packages, would have to be one of the best.

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Discover the Lost City of the Incas

29 May 2017

There is no question as to why Machu Picchu is the numero uno destination for travellers visiting South America. As one of the "New" Seven Wonders of the World, this iconic landmark has become the backdrop to this diverse continent since tourism hit the stage in the late 1970's. Read on to learn more about getting there.

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Sip, savour and stroll in the Napa Valley

05 September 2017

Only 2 hours from San Francisco lays the legendary Napa Valley, a place where world-class wines, friendly faces, historic surroundings, miles of nature preserves, and a spirit of wellness set a slower pace, inviting you to relax, savour, and restore. Read on to discover more.

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Dubai Destination Guide

01 October 2019

So much more than just a quick stopover, Dubai is a destination that offers rich culinary, shopping and cultural experiences suited to everyone. Take a look at our destination guide to find out more

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Family Attractions for the Winter School Holidays

05 April 2017

The winter school holidays are not a time to stay in-doors. In fact, this is the best time to take the kids on a getaway and explore their own backyard; Australia! Here are some of our top picks for inspiration to get your family exploring on a short getaway...

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5 things to do in Anaheim (after you’ve done Disneyland)

05 April 2017

Wondering if there’s anything else to do in Anaheim after you've been to Disneyland? Removed from the hustle of Hollywood, Orange County California sets a cruisy pace, and it’s a great destination for families, couples and friends to explore. Travel Counsellors share some other great things to do!

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Scenic Eclipse – the ultimate in luxury

02 October 2019

Step aboard the newest ship in Scenic's fleet - Scenic Eclipse. Launched in 2019, Scenic Eclipse welcomes 228 guests to experience the world from aboard a 6-star luxury mega yacht. The first ocean cruise ship from Scenic offers guests the opportunity to explore above and beyond what was previously imaginable.

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Bali: Volcanoes, rice fields, and glorious beaches

17 April 2019

Bali is a tropical paradise with an intriguing culture and plenty to explore. Travelling around this island, you’ll come across a landscape which features brilliant green rice fields, palm-fringed beaches and volcanoes forming the island’s peaks. Read on to find out six things to see and do on holiday in Bali…

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