Travel to Vietnam to surge in 2016 with 50th anniversary of Long Tan – opp for agents to sell battlefield group tours to Vietnam
Combining natural beauty, rich cultural experiences and a wealth of history, Vietnam is a major growth destination for Australian tourists with visitor numbers soaring over the past two years[i], and McLachlan Tours reporting a 600% spike in travel bookings to the region. With 2016 marking the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan, Mr Peter Smith, General Manager of McLachlan Tours, anticipates a surge in travel by Australians to Vietnam wishing to retrace the steps of Anzacs – providing a major opportunity for travel agents.
“Vietnam is one of the most vibrant destinations in South East Asia, and this important war-time anniversary – which commemorates the longest conflict Australia has ever been involved in, lasting ten years – provides an added incentive for travellers to plan trips to the ‘land of the Blue Dragon’ for 2016,” said Mr Smith.
As the preferred battlefield tour supplier to Australia’s leading travel agency groups, Mat McLachlan Battlefield Toursis committed to supporting agents in coordinating their own group tours to coincide with the anniversary of Long Tan (August 2016), offering a travel protection guarantee for all group tours.
“Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) is Australia’s leading battlefield tour operator, and our strength in this area allows us to provide valuable peace of mind by guaranteeing that agents’ own group tours will be accommodated even if their minimum numbers are not reached.”
Alongside fascinating battlefield sites such as the famous Cu Chi tunnels and iconic Long Tang battle site, MMBT’sVietnam itineraries encompass cultural experiences including a majestic cruise on Ha Long Bay, visits to floating villages, traditional artisan markets and more.
Agents interested in coordinating their own group tours to coincide with the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Long Tan (August 2016) are invited to contact Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours on (phone): 1300 880 340
Overview of MMBT’s Vietnam itineraries:
Long Tan 50th Anniversary Commemoration Tour 2016
10 nights, 15-25 August 2016
Price from $3347 pp, land only
Long Tan Private Flexi Tour
3 day flexi tour, commencing as per request
Price from $647 pp, land only
Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours (MMBT) is fully accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) and is a member of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). MMBT can customise battlefield itineraries for travel agents’ clients anywhere in the world.
For further information on Battlefield Tours, visit www.battlefields.com.au