Once the looming Christmas/New Year holiday is out of the way, public attention can be expected to shift to the coming Anzac centenary commemorations at Gallipoli, now little more than four months away.
Next Anzac Day, 25 April 2015, will see the main commemorative event at Gallipoli in Turkey, on the 100th anniversary of the Anzac landings there. The media focus will be massive.
Even at this late stage, travel agents can offer their clients an excellent option to take part in once-in-a-lifetime event that will let them join fellow Australians at Gallipoli 100 years on.
Sydney-based operator Horizons Cruise and Tours, a member of the Travel Partners Group, is paying agents 10% commission on the few spaces left on its fully escorted 14-day cruise/tour that visits Gallipoli and tours the Somme battlefield in France, where so many Diggers fought and lost their lives.
The tour heads to Gallipoli Cove aboard the Celestyal (formerly Louis) Cruises luxury cruise ship M/V Celestyal Cristal. Prices for the cruise/tour are very reasonable, starting at A$7069 twin share per person, including return flights from Sydney and a three-day/two-night Paris component with Somme tour.