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APT Introduces New Ways to Sell the USA

July 6, 2015 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

APT is celebrating Independence Day with the launch of its exciting new USA 2016 brochure. Available in travel agencies from today, it showcases popular Mississippi and New England Island cruising alongside immersive land journeys covering all the highlights of the East and West coasts, as well as the Deep South.

Commenting on the new brochure, APT Chief Marketing Officer Debra Fox said, “We’ve seen the USA grow to become one of our most popular destinations. In 2016 we are delighted to be offering new immersive land journeys, including an exploration of the Southern states designed to complement our best selling Mississippi River Cruising. We are confident that our travel industry partners are going to love selling this new program.”unnamed (20)

The new APT USA 2016 brochure offers a total of 15 all-inclusive holidays, two of which feature new land journeys.

APT has combined a new 16-night luxury land journey of Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Washington DC and New York City with a seven night Mississippi river cruise to create the new 24-Day Grand Southern Charm.  Priced from $17,095* per person, twin share, highlights exclusive to APT guests include an after hours tour of Graceland followed by a dinner at the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum; a private dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with a performance of Johnny Cash’s music by one of his relatives; a behind-the-scenes tour of CNN; and a tour of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, Middleton Place, complete with a Plantation Stableyard Dinner.

On the West Coast, APT has introduced the new 17-day West Coast Wonders journey from San Francisco along the Californian coast to Los Angeles and then inland to the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. The tour concludes in Las Vegas. Stand out features include the chance to enjoy an unforgettable private dinner on the rim of the Grand Canyon, lunch in the vintage 1952 Vista Dome car aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train and a visit to a traditional Navajo home in Monument Valley. 

A wide range of exciting new Signature Invitations and new Freedom of Choice™ sightseeing options have been added for 2016.

For example on APT’s Mississippi River Cruises in 2016 guests will enjoy a visit to New Orleans’ Van Benthuysen-Elms Mansion which was built in 1869. On APT’s New England Island Cruising aboard the boutique small ship, the 48-stateroom American Star, guests will enjoy an authentic Lobster Bake lunch in Bristol.

SuperDeals include a ‘Companion Fly Free, including air taxes’; and an ‘Air Credit’ on select USA itineraries.

APT’s Early Payment Discount offers guests who book a tour of 16 days or more a saving of up to $800 per couple when they book and pay 10 months prior to departure.

Also on offer is APT’s APT is also offering a new Travel with Friends & Save offer – guests who travel with five friends on the same date will save $400 per person on tours of 16 days or more.

Both new offers are combinable with all APT SuperDeals, which are valid until 30 November 2015.

APT also offers a long list of guaranteed inclusions across all journeys on its USA program. These include all sightseeing, most meals, port charges, porterage and tipping, airport transfers and a dedicated APT tour director.

APT’s USA 2016 brochure is available now. For further information call APT on 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local business development manager.

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