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April 11, 2014 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Year-on-year growth of 40% in the Australian market (January to March) has resulted in G Adventures, the world’s largest adventure tour company, adding 22,000 spaces in 2014 and 2015, across 16 of its best-selling tours.

Hoi An Bay - Vietnam, Thailand and Laos on a shoestring is just one trip that has additional departuresThis equates to a 37% increase in capacity across these itineraries and Belinda Ward, Duchess of Delegation for G Adventures Australia and New Zealand, says adding the new departures will help agents sell more as there will always be space to meet the demand from their customers.

“We’re proud to be offering more opportunities for Aussies and Kiwis to go out and see the world,” Belinda said. “Adding further departures means there are even more date options for agents to sell if trips are already full.”

“Just last year we introduced our 100% guaranteed departures, meaning that travel agents could confidently book their customers on a trip without having to worry about minimum numbers for departure,” she said. “We expect these additional departures to be similarly successful for both agents and travellers, so that with 22,000 extra spaces, they can be confident in the knowledge there will be space available on the most popular trips.”

South East Asia is the biggest market for G Adventures in Australia and capacity has been increased by up to 85% on trips including Vietnam, Laos and Thailand on a Shoestring.  Peru, G Adventures second biggest selling destination from Australia and number one destination globally, sees an increase of 39% on its Inca Trail trips, including its classic The Inca Trail itinerary.

Other countries seeing increases in certain departures are Argentina and Brazil (24%), Kenya (23%), Costa Rica (13%).

The increases takes effect from May 2014 and trips include:

  • The Inca Trail – One of G Adventures most popular trips for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world’s best known hikes. Priced from $1149pp* for a seven-day trip from Cusco return.
  • Vietnam, Thailand and Laos on a Shoestring – Explore vibrant cities, snorkel colourful reefs, shop in quaint Hoi An, float among the karsts of Halong Bay, discover sleepy Laos, cruise the mighty Mekong River. Priced from $1999pp for a 22-day trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok.
  • Costa Rica Adventure – Spot wildlife while cruising through the canals of Tortuguero, search for the elusive quetzal bird, hike through the cloud forest, enjoy the gorgeous beaches of the Pacific and Caribbean coasts, and savour a local lunch at a Planeterra- and MIF-supported coffee plantation. Priced from $1649pp for a 16 day trip from San Jose return.


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