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Pandaw strengthens its focus on Australia and New Zealand with the Appointment of Complete Travel Marketing

August 10, 2020 Appointments / Movers & Shakers No Comments Email Email

Sales & Marketing Representation company Complete Travel Marketing is excited to announce the signing of a new partnership agreement with Pandaw.

Pandaw, founded by Paul Strachan 25 years ago, is Asia’s leading operator of boutique river cruises. Plying Asia’s most famous waterways, Pandaw operate their own luxury small ship river cruise expeditions on the Mekong River through Vietnam and Cambodia; the Red River and Halong Bay in Vietnam; Laos, China and Thailand on the Upper Mekong; the Irrawaddy & Chindwin rivers in Burma and in India on the Ganges and Brahmaputra Rivers.

As the official sales and marketing representative in the Australian and New Zealand market, Complete Travel Marketing will be responsible for raising the profile of Pandaw through a strategic combination of sales and marketing activities, working closely with the travel trade to send more customers from Australasia to some of the most beautiful regions of Asia.

Paul Strachan sees this partnership as instrumental in growing the key Australia and New Zealand markets. “Australia has long been a key market for us and we have a loyal following of regular Australian travellers yet we are less well known to the Australian travel market at large. We are confident that our new partnership with CTM will change that and help get the message out that Pandaw is a very different river cruise experience.”

Charlie Ridout, Director of Complete Travel Marketing adds ‘we are so excited to be representing Pandaw, a brand so ensconced in the history of the region and such an iconic product within Asia – and to grow their footprint in this market.”

Pandaw’s seventeen lovingly hand-crafted teak ships take customers on an historical and cultural experience like no other.  With almost half of Pandaw’s customers being returning guests, the special ambiance and old-world beauty of the ships as well as the amazing scenery are a major drawcard.

While the craft may be small, Pandaw have the highest passenger-to-deck- space ratio of any cruise ships afloat. Pandaw designs its ships with 360-degree promenade decks that allow passengers the freedom to interact as much, or as little, as they like. It all adds to the famous ‘Pandaw spirit’ that brings so many guests back on board time and time again.

With a dedicated travel trade booking engine allowing agents to book exact cabin numbers and hold options for 14 days, Pandaw is extremely trade friendly.  Currently you can book your customers a 2021 sailing with only US$100 per person fixed deposit.  More details at

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