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Tuesday, 24 September 2019

UTracks Early Bird Deals to Europe



It’s that wonderful time of the year – UTracks’ Early Bird Sale has arrived. Save on a huge range of walking, cycling and boat based trips in Europe when booking a 2020 holiday with UTracks, Australia’s leading active travel specialist.

Travellers can save up to 10% on a wide range of UTracks trips for new bookings made between 25 September and 25 October 2019.

From walking in the High Tatra and Pieniny mountains in Poland, to exploring the less trodden Camino trails of Magna Via Francigena in Italy or Spain’s Sanabrés, cruising and biking the Low Countries from Amsterdam to Bruges, taking the kids on a Sweden summer holiday or following the ancient Thames Path in the UK, the Early Bird offer* is available on a plethora of old favourites and new experiences for 2020.

Currently 2020 European holidays are great value for money, with many airlines offering some amazing Early Bird airfares. When these are combined with UTracks’ Active Europe itineraries, travellers are receiving excellent value with inclusions such as accommodation, many meals, luggage transfers on self-guided trips, experienced local guides for guided trips, bikes for cycling trips, and complete back up and support.

Here are just some of the exciting Early Bird Trips on offer:

Via Dinarica: Bosnia to Montengro Walk – NEW for 2020

Walk a section of the Via Dinarica, the long distance walking trail through 8 Balkan countries. Our 7 day Via Dinarica: Bosnia to Montenegro guided walk includes the most breathtaking section of the Via Dinarica, a route filled with hidden natural gems and culture that crosses national parks and countries. Save 10 per cent and pay from $2025 per person if you book between 25 September and 25 October 2019. The trip includes accommodation in a range of hotels and guesthouses, most meals, an English speaking mountain guide, luggage transfers and entrance fees for national parks and sights visited. Read more here: UTracks.com/VDA

The Way of St James – Conques to Cahors Walk, France

Experience the most beautiful landscapes of the camino trail to Santiago on The Way of St James – Conques to Cahors. This is an 8 day self guided walk across the Parc Régional des Causses du Quercy in France, sampling delicacies such as Quercy lamb, truffles and local wines en route. Book during the Early Bird period and save 10 per cent, paying just $1134 per person which includes comfortable accommodation (with option to upgrade to charm category), breakfast daily and 6 dinners, route notes, maps, emergency hotline and luggage transfers. Read more: UTracks.com/FC3

Treasures of the Baltic by Bike

Our popular Treasures of the Baltic by Bike travels through Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Discover the contrasting cultures and natural landscapes by cycling along the Baltic coastline. The 11 day guided cycle trip includes accommodation in 3-4 star hotels, cycle guide, all transfers and some entrance fees plus much more. If booked during the Early Bird period, 25 September to 25 October 2019, pay from $2331 per person twin share. Read more: UTracks.com/TBY

The bigger than ever UTracks 2020 brochure will be available at the end of September.

For more information please visit www.UTracks.com or call 1300 303 368.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Trip.com drops prices on Malaysia hotel stays


#traveldeals

Malaysia is closer and more affordable than you think, with Trip.com offering up to 20% off hotels and flights from just $399, now is the time to make some memories in Malaysia.

Fly from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur direct with Air Asia priced from $399 per person including all taxes and charges. Malaysia is on sale with Trip.com from 16 September 2019 to 14 October 2019, for travel between 16 September and 31 March 2020.

Take advantage of these incredible flight and hotel deals to Malaysia so you can tick this beautiful Southeast Asian country off your list.

From the orangutans in Borneo and the dreamy islands of Langkawi to the beautiful beaches of Penang and the exciting theme parks in Johor, Malaysia has something for everyone. Here are some of the hottest spots you won't want to miss out on in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. A very modern city, the skyline boasts the famous 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers, a pair of glass-and-steel-clad skyscrapers with Islamic motifs. The towers also offer a public skybridge and observation deck. The city is also home to British colonial-era landmarks such as the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building. A mecca for foodies, you can stroll the streets and taste the local cuisine from many street food markets.

Stay at the PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur for 20% off, starting from $85 per room, twin share, per night. Travel dates between 10 September 2019 and 31 March 2020. Explore Batu Caves on a tour from Kuala Lumpur from just $17.52 per person.

Langkawi

Langkawi, also known as the Jewel of Kedah, is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. It is here you will find resorts scattered across pristine white sand beaches and warm enticing waters of the Andaman Sea. It is a popular spot for couples and honeymooners.

Stay at the Tanjung Rhu Resort Langkawi for 20% off, starting from $240 per room, twin share, per night. Travel dates between 10 September 2019 and 31 March 2020. Take a Langkawi Island Hopping Boat Tour with Fishing & BBQ Lunch from $40.46 per person.

Penang

Penang is a cocktail of Eastern cultures and has long served as the link between Asia's great kingdoms and an important outlet to the markets of Europe and the Middle East. The cosmopolitan George Town, Penang Island's main city and an urban centre, delivers old-world Asia mixed with aspects of modern culture. It is also a popular beach destination.

Stay at the Holiday Inn Resort Penang for 20% off, starting from $78 per room, twin share, per night. Travel dates between 10 September 2019 and 31 March 2020. Take the ferry between Langkawi and Penang from $26.97 per person.

Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Malaysia's Sabah state in the northern part of the island of Borneo. Often referred to as KK, it's a coastal city partly surrounded by rainforest. It's known for its bustling markets, modern boardwalk, beaches, waterfront Kota Kinabalu and flora and fauna, including the orangutan.

Stay at the Sabah Beach Villa Kota Kinabalu for 20%, starting from $88 per room, twin share, per night. Travel dates between 10 September 2019 and 31 March 2020. Discover more by visiting the Half-Day Mari Mari Cultural Village from Kota Kinabalu from $48.33 per person.

Between January and May 2019, tourist arrivals into Malaysia recorded a growth of 4.8%, with 10.95 million tourist arrivals, compared to 10.45 million tourist arrivals in the same period last year.

In 2018, with 25.8 million tourists visiting our shores, Malaysia secured 15th place among countries with the highest number of tourist arrivals. Meanwhile, Malaysia ranked No.21 among countries with highest tourism revenue, bringing in RM84.1 billion in tourism revenue in 2018.

Sign up and earn coin

With the TripPLUS rewards program, members can earn 25 Trip Coins for every US$100* they spend on flight bookings, 80 Trip Coins for every US$100 spent on hotel bookings, and up to 120 Trip Coins for every hotel review they post. Members can either make instant savings on Trip.com hotel products by selecting the number of Trip Coins to use when booking, or exchange Trip Coins for access to promo codes. By enabling instant saving through Trip Coins, Trip.com will offer further attractive products in the highly competitive online travel market.

*Statistics recorded by United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) in its Barometer Report published in May 2019.


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