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Thursday, 18 August 2022

Resplendent Ceylon: A Welcome Return to Stability?

There has been a welcome return to stability in Sri Lanka in the last couple of weeks, with the new President firmly focused on law and order, leading to a settled economic restructuring critical to restoring the wellbeing of the people. The primary protest has ended and the protesters have vacated the site, the fuel situation has improved significantly, and it is anticipated advisories will be relaxed shortly.

Tourism is a key driver of the Sri Lankan economy and supports an incredible value chain which over 10% of the population rely on. Recent guests of Resplendent Ceylon have had memorable stays, visiting national parks, monuments and tea fields, enjoying a seamless experiences with Resplendent service and smooth transfers. All three resorts have operated normally throughout the disruptions with tourists never at risk during the protests.

Resplendent Ceylon’s commitment and passion towards curating meaningful journeys has never been stronger. They have resumed all key market sales calls and have seen a welcome pickup in bookings now that Sri Lanka is off the front-page news.

Conceived by the Fernando family, Sri Lankan tea producers & founders of Dilmah Ceylon Tea, Resplendent Ceylon’s collection of boutique Relais & Chateaux resorts offer the discerning traveller a remarkable circuit across Sri Lanka, with a range of authentic experiences. while supporting our positive impact programs through the MJF Foundation & Dilmah Conservation.

This “best of Sri Lanka” circuit features three distinctive resorts - Ceylon Tea Trails in the tea highlands, Wild Coast Tented Lodge beach-side by a National Park and Cape Weligama on the south coast near Galle.   

The resorts are connected by a thread of peerless service and are the sole Sri Lankan members of Relais & Chateaux, the global fellowship of individually owned & operated luxury hotels and restaurants.    
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Saturday, 23 July 2022

Legends of Lanyon with Tim the Yowie Man

An exclusive COVID-safe experience with Tim the Yowie Man, with tales of Lanyon's untold stories. Tim will lead a guided walk around the Homestead, into the surrounding paddocks, and down to a convict stone hut by the Murrumbidgee River.

After the tour, enjoy a two course meal with Tim the Yowie Man by the wood fire at the Barracks Café.

$190, includes tour, two course meal and a hot chocolate on your walk.


Two dates only: Saturday 14 August and Saturday 18 September from 330pm. Deets here:

[Yes - refunds given should the tour be cancelled due to that C word]

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

European Gems River Cruise

 Europe River Cruising is back and Travelmarvel is celebrating with big savings for all 2022 cruises.

Enjoy the best of Europe on a 14-night premium river cruise aboard one of Travelmarvel’s brand new ships.

Cruise through some of the most beautiful landscapes along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. Discover Germany’s well-preserved medieval towns. Wind through the world-famous Rhine Gorge. Admire Vienna’s elegance. From the grand network of Amsterdam’s canals to the splendour of Budapest, the treasures of this cultural continent are yours and not to be missed. Further enhancing the cruise is the inclusion of wine, beer and soft drink with onboard lunches and dinner and water stations enables you to refill at any time.

Trip details:

Price: From $4,995 per person, twin share

Flights Included + Save $2,000 per couple. Valid until 31 July 2022 or until sold out

Call Travelmarvel on 1300 300 036, visit

Or speak to your local travel agent.

(Conditions apply, refer to website for details)

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Cyber Sale - G Adventures’ biggest sale of the year


Up to 30 per cent off for travel before May 31, 2022

As the world reopens to international travel, G Adventures is offering up to 30 per cent off on more than 400 itineraries departing before October 31, 2022 with the launch of its biggest 'Cyber Sale' of the year. With the launch of the new sale, the small group adventure operator, and community tourism pioneer, is rewarding hungry travellers who are eager to get back out there with the biggest 30 per cent discounts to help them hit the road as soon as possible now Australian borders are starting to open.

G Adventures' annual Cyber Sale launched on November 11, 2021 and runs through to December 03, 2021. It applies to more than 400 itineraries across the company's selection of 18-to-Thirtysomethings, Active, Classic, Family, Local Living and Marine travel styles.

Tours that are on sale and depart before May 31, 2022 earn travellers a generous discount of up to 30 per cent, with additional departures before October 31, 2022 offering savings of up to 20 per cent off the original price.

Sean Martin, managing director for G Adventures in Australia and New Zealand, says the sale provides an added incentive for travellers at a time when the conditions are just right for booking travel.

"Our most recent consumer research panel* tells us that 39 per cent of respondents plan to take an international holiday by mid-2022, but only 19 per cent have actually booked, so there's still a lot of pent-up demand that is yet to be realised.

"This year's Cyber Sale has some of the biggest discounts we've ever offered, giving people the added incentive they need to secure their international holiday. And with our flexible Book with Confidence policy still in place, which enables travellers to cancel and rebook their tour up to 14-days before departure at no added cost, plus Vaccinated-Only and Travel Ready trip options, travellers can feel confident about their holiday booking and that we have their health and safety top of mind.

"Last month we celebrated operating our 1,000th tour in the past year, and the local communities we support could not be more excited to welcome our travellers back. Everyone booking a G Adventures trip can feel safe in the knowledge that they are helping support local people in communities that have been devastated by the lack of tourism as a result of the pandemic," says Martin.

Departures and options are subject to availability, and travellers are encouraged to take advantage of the deals as soon as they go live to secure their desired trip option and departure date. Sample itineraries in this year's Cyber Sale** include:


  • Classic Vietnam: Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City - Travel from vibrant Hanoi, the natural beauty of Halong Bay, the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế, and the charms of Hoi An, to the modern day life of Saigon, and experience the energy of Vietnam in 10 jam-packed days. Save 30 per cent - was $1,549pp now $1,084pp for a 10-day trip from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. 

  • Walk the Camino de Santiago - On this eight-day trip, complete the last 100 km of the pilgrimage route to Santiago and receive a "compostela" at the finish to prove the accomplishment. Refuel with tasty Spanish food and take the time to stop and smell the flowers — it's active but at a slower, more picturesque pace. Save 30 per cent - was $1,599pp now $1,119pp for an eight-day trip from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. 

  • Absolute Turkey - This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin the trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre to explore otherworldly Cappadocia. Save 30 per cent - was $1,999pp now $1,399pp for a 15-day trip from Istanbul return. 

  • Backroads of Japan - Wander off the beaten path away from Japan's big cities and popular sites with this 11-day tour that travels to destinations that are often overlooked. Visit the treasured castle of Matsumoto and learn about samurai culture, relax in a traditional hot spring-fed onsen, explore the quaint city of Hagi by bicycle, and settle in at a community homestay to truly immerse in the local culture. Save 20 per cent - was $4,999pp now priced from $3,999pp for an 11-day trip from Tokyo to Kyoto. 


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Thursday, 21 October 2021

New travel deals from Intrepid Travel

Save 30 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s four day
Hobart & Southern Tasmania Explorer departing 12 November 2021. 

Prices now from $1,569 per person twin-share - was $1,845 per person twin-share.

Sample the homegrown flavours on a coastal adventure of Tasmania. On this trip, travellers will experience the best of southern Tasmania’s busy capital and quiet seaside, browse through local markets and speak to local vendors, visit a fourth-generation family-run apple orchard and taste a locally produced cider. Highlights include discovering the rugged beauty of national parklands and flavours on a tour of Bruny Island and visiting the rocky formations of the Tasman Arch, the secluded Crescent Bay and the iconic Port Arthur. 

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport and some meals and activities

Monday, 18 October 2021

The Gold Coast's best family stays

Want to know the Gold Coast's best family stays? See some ideas we've put together.

  1. Turtle Beach Resort
Take the family on an escape to Mermaid Beach on the Gold Coast at Turtle Beach Resort. Turtle Beach Resort has been thoughtfully designed for families, featuring four separate swimming areas, a 22-seat cinema, a putt-putt golf course, and an epic kids club, ensuring that this is one place the kids will never want to leave – and that's after you enjoy lazing on the beach that's only 300 metres away).

Friday, 15 October 2021

Last minute travel deals from Intrepid Travel

Save 30 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s five day Tasmania's Tarkine & Cradle Mountain Explorer departing 24 October 2021.

Prices now from $1,551 per person twin-share - was $2,215 per person twin-share.

Search the edge of the world along Tasmania’s northern coastline, passing through seaside towns, ancient rainforests and heritage sites. On this five day trip, travellers will explore the beautiful Cradle Coast, uncover unique species in the country’s oldest temperate rainforest and learn about rich Aboriginal heritage and spiritual connections of Tasmania’s northern landmarks. Highlights include hiking the coastal trails of Narawntapu and Rocky Cape national parks, sampling the best flavours of the region from whiskey and cheese to chocolate truffles and unwinding during an overnight stay in a remote mining town.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport and some meals and activities

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Twenty per cent off popular G Adventures trips as travel ban lifts and 1,000th tour departs


Adventure operator ready to welcome Australian travellers from November 2021

With the news that international travel will finally be a reality for travel-starved Australians, G Adventures is reassuring travellers that the adventure travel specialist and community tourism pioneer has plenty of inventory for those looking to book their long-awaited bucket list trip. To celebrate the news, it is extending up to 20 per cent off a wide range of its most popular Classic tours.

Tuesday, 28 September 2021

Intrepid Travel - This Week's Last Minute Deals

Save 40 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s six day Red Centre Explorer departing 13 October 2021.

Prices now from $1,995 per person twin-share - was $3,325 per person twin-share.

Explore the best of Australia’s Red Centre on a culturally rich and naturally wonderful small group adventure in the Northern Territory. On this six day trip, travellers will see the sacred wonder of Uluru, gaze up at the constellations on a special stargazing experience and bush tucker dinner and explore the gorges and pristine waterfalls of Kings Canyon, Kata Tjuta National Park and the West MacDonnell Ranges. Highlights include embarking on a walk around the base of Uluru, hiking through the otherworldly Valley of the Winds and enjoying a spread of locally sourced produce at sunset.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport and some meals and activities

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Intrepid Travel - This Week's Last Minute Deals

  • Save 40 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s six day Red Centre Explorer departing 13 October 2021. Prices now from $1,995 per person twin-share - was $3,325 per person twin-share.

  • Save 25 per cent on Intrepid Travel’s six day Red Centre Explorer departing 27 September 2021. Prices now from $2,520 per person twin-share - was $3,360 per person twin-share.

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