APT has launched its latest Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruising 2017/18 brochure and according to the luxury travel operator, there are plenty of reasons for travel agents to get excited.
Commenting, APT’s Executive General Manager Global Sales and Marketing, Debra Fox said, “Our Vietnam and Cambodia program continues to be a popular choice for guests, especially those who have travelled with us to Europe and have fallen in love with the river cruise format.
“These destinations are exotic yet accessible and offer really exciting culinary and cultural experiences. We’ve got lots of stand out features in this new brochure, all designed to help our travel agents secure increased interest in these fascinating destinations,” she added.
The new brochure offers a wide range of new features and reasons to book, including:
– The chance to sail aboard APT’s newly refurbished RV AmaLotus: The newly designed AmaLotus is now sailing the Mekong and offers 54 luxuriously appointed balcony suites.
All suites feature a fully stocked mini bar and offer a free daily laundry service as standard. In addition, Sadec Suites also include a Silver Butler service plus a free spa treatment and a daily fruit platter. Guests staying in the Owner’s Suite enjoy all the benefits of a Gold Butler Service as well as extra laundry services, nightly pre-dinner canapés served in their suite and a welcome bottle of Champagne.
The ship features new dining locations including Le Viet Nam Café situated on the Sadec Deck. Here morning and afternoon tea will be served to all guests as they relax and watch the world go by. Also offering a place for guests to relax and recharge is the new Lotus Spa and Wellness Centre.
– Dining and travelling with Luke Nguyen: APT’s Asia Ambassador, acclaimed chef, author and television personality Luke Nguyen, is continuing his collaboration with the brand in 2017.
All guests sailing aboard AmaLotus in 2017 will have the chance to dine at his new private restaurant for 16 guests –‘Indochine by Luke Nguyen’. In addition they will enjoy a special on board Welcome Dinner designed by Luke himself.
On shore, APT guests travelling on Vietnam land tours in 2017 will have exclusive access to GRAIN by Luke Nguyen cooking studio in Ho Chi Minh City. Luke’s cooking studio opened in March 2015 and delivers an authentic Vietnamese cultural and culinary experience.
In Saigon guests will dine at XU Restaurant, enjoying a Luke Nguyen-inspired degustation experience.
Travel agents can also book clients on tours where they get to travel with Luke himself. Luke hosts two APT tours each year. Dates sell out fast and places are limited for the 14 Day Luke Nguyen’s Vietnam and Mekong River Cruise,which departs on 28 July and 1 December 2017 and is priced from $7,095 per person twin share.
Both commence with three nights in Ho Chi Minh City, where Luke hosts a walking tour taking guests to sample street food and to see where his own parents grew up.
This is the chance to come and meet people Luke knows and loves, see the way families bond over food and understand the way the local community interacts.
Guests will also attend a cooking class with Luke at GRAIN and enjoy several special dinners, including an onboard welcome dinner which he personally prepares. Most of all it’s a great opportunity to travel with Luke as he shares his culture, cuisine and passion for this amazing destination.
– New Luxury Hotel Stay: APT journeys that include two nights in Ho Chi Minh City will stay at the newly refurbished centrally located Park Hyatt in 2017.
– Free Flights and Business Class SuperDeals: A new range of SuperDeals are available for 2017. APT is offering Fly Free deals including taxes across a range of its most popular journeys. Travel agents will also be offer the chance to Fly Business Class from $995 or $2,995 including taxes depending on the itinerary selected.
All offers are subject to availability and are valid until 31 March 2017. Terms and conditions apply.
APT’s fully inclusive lifestyle is available to guests travelling on APT’s Vietnam & Cambodia holidays in 2017 and features most meals (including all meals and beverages on its cruises), all flights within Asia, five star luxurious accommodation, an APT cruise or tour director, all sightseeing, transfers, airport taxes, port charges and tipping.
APT’s Vietnam & Cambodia River Cruising 2017/18 is available now. For further information call APT on 1300 196 420, visit aptouring.com.au or see your local business development manager.