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January 29, 2020 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern specialists Sun Island Tours has launched Touropa, a coach-touring program offering more than 77,000 departures.

Tours are fully customisable with guaranteed departures, letting clients start and stop anywhere, taking just a day or two from a longer tour if they wish.

“There has long been a major gap in the industry where the needs and demands for customisable coach-touring options were not met,” general manager of Sun Island Tours, John Polyviou, told the industry at the program’s launch in Sydney last week.

“Now, we have the perfect solution.”

Wide range of destinations on Touropa website

Combining the convenience of escorted tours and the independence of FIT travel, the Touropa coach tour program is designed to provide travellers with maximum flexibility to explore and experience “Europe – your way”.

With access to more than 77,000 departures around Europe every year, travellers can design their itineraries according to their specific needs, and even change it up during the tour, Polyviou said.

Guaranteed departures meant agents no longer had to phone clients with a sinking feeling to deliver the news.

Travellers can start or stop their tour on any day or location on the itinerary. When booking a circular tour (a tour which returns to its starting point), travellers can opt to begin at any point along the tour. Also, should there be a desire to spend more time exploring a particular destination, travellers can “press pause” at any point before continuing their itinerary on the next scheduled departure date.

“The flexibility to chop and change itineraries to suit the traveller instead of fitting them in with fixed touring schedules will no doubt be a game changer for our agents and travellers,” Polyviou said.

Touropa’s user-friendly website allows browsers to easily and quickly narrow down their search for the perfect tours using the filter functions for destinations, duration and price. Further tailoring needs can then be added, priced, finalised and booked – all within a few minutes.

Sun Tours advises agents that all accommodation options with Touropa range between three and four stars; and while all tours are English speaking, other languages are available as well including Spanish, Russian and Arabic. A special Indian line of tours is also available for travellers requiring daily Indian meals.

Agent are advised that while Touropa is separate to Sun Island Tours’ existing product offering, it also complements it and is most suited to budget-conscious and semi-FIT travellers.

Established in 2019, Touropa is a subsidiary of Sun Island Tours and was established to offer travellers a new and flexible way of coach touring in Europe, where itineraries are fully customisable based on destination, time, and budget.

Sun Island Tours was founded in 1989 and claims the title of Australia’s leading specialist in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern travel, offering a wide range of escorted and independent tour packages across cruise, coach, rail and combination options in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, Malta, Croatia, Slovenia, Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Mediterranean.

Edited by Peter Needham

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