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Growing demand in Australia for expedition travel to the Arctic has paved the way for the most extensive trade visit yet here this March by eco cruise company, Adventure Canada, which this year enters its fourth decade of offering its award-winning expedition cruises to some of the world’s wildest and most remote destinations.

Adventure Canada Expedition Leader and Business Development Director, Matthew James (MJ) Swan – the son of the company’s founder, Matthew Swan – will meet hundreds of travel and cruise agents in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia from March 5-16, 2018, as part of the Ontario-based company’s biggest ever promotional tour to Australia to meet growing demand for authentic wilderness experiences in the Canadian Arctic and beyond.

Consumers, travel agents – and their clients – in Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast are invited to attend one of five information sessions with MJ Swan.

First visiting the Arctic at the age of two, MJ now has more than 50 Arctic journeys under his belt and will share his incredible experiences and Adventure Canada’s biggest-ever program in 2019 with agents and their clients on March 13.

Since its birth as a family-owned, expedition cruise line in 1987, Adventure Canada has operated increasingly popular cruises, including complimentary zodiac excursions, to the Canadian Arctic, Greenland, Newfoundland and the famed Northwest Passage. In the 2018 program, Iceland and Scotland was added to the company’s wilderness destinations as part of its summer program aboard the 198-passenger, ice-class ship, Ocean Endeavour, from June to October. And 2019 will see the remote corners of Ireland added to the program for the first time.

Agents invited to RSVP to information sessions

To register for one of the information events in Sydney on March 13, Brisbane on March 5 and Gold Coast on March 6, which will be hosted by Adventure Canada’s Australian representatives, Cruise Traveller, and include light refreshments and exclusive offers for consumers on the day, visit to register or email with any questions.

“Our life-changing expedition cruises to the Arctic are all about engagement, education, enlightenment and entertainment – all delivered with snowballs of humour – so our March information sessions will be the same, with agents and adventure-seeking travellers able to see how our unique voyages to wild, untouched places open people’s eyes, hearts and minds,” said Mr Swan.

“Our business from Australia has been growing every year since Cruise Traveller partnered with us five years ago and the two main reasons why Aussies want to explore the Arctic is to see polar bears in the wild and to meet the indigenous Inuit people who make the Arctic their home,” he said. “The close relationships we have forged with the Inuit people of the Arctic sets us apart and we look forward to showing Australians how we can immerse them in one of the planet’s most inspiring and pristine environments and how we work to keep these places so magical.”

Mr Swan said he had committed himself to progressing his father’s trailblazing work in sustainable tourism in the Arctic – work that saw his dad honoured with a Canadian Tourism Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

“We visit very special places on our expeditions and we find we attract very special people who want to expand their horizons and their understanding of the world and those are the types of people we hope will join us at our information sessions in March,” he said.

Craig Bowen, the Managing Director of Cruise Traveller, which represents Adventure Canada in Australia, said: “The power of hearing first hand from those who actually lead expeditions can’t be overestimated. It adds a level of excitement and understanding that a brochure or website just can’t replicate.  We have seen it time and time again over the years – these information sessions deliver sales. This is why we are thrilled to facilitate MJ’s Australian visit!”

To register for the free agent and client information sessions on March 13(Sydney); March 5 (Brisbane); and March 6 (Gold Coast), visit

The five info seminars:

Sydney (CBD)  Tuesday, March 13 – 2pm to 4pm;   AND  6pm to 8pm
Brisbane (CBD)  Monday March 5 – 10am to 12noon;  AND  6pm to 8pm
Gold Coast (Main Beach) Tuesday March  6 – 10am to 12noon only

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