Unique eastern European holidays in demand
AS holidays in eastern Europe, especially The Baltic’s, Poland and The Czech Republic, continue to gain popularity with Australian travellers eastern Europe specialists Beyond Travel have identified a growing trend towards more off-the-beaten-track countries and in turn are offering a more comprehensive selection of suggested tailor-made holidays in countries such as Bulgaria, Romania and Poland in its 2018 Eastern Europe brochure.
General manager of marketing and sales Bryce Crampton said that whilst the popular trio of Prague-Budapest and Vienna are constantly in demand there has been an increase in enquiries for further areas in the region, steering away from the mainstream hotspots from those looking for more local immersive experiences.
He added, “These packages are aimed at the 55+ demographic, they have travelled extensively and have the confidence to navigate around countries where modern transport infrastructure makes this type of travel easy and comfortable for foreigners.”
Beyond Travel are well set to capitalise on the growing trend for tailor-made packages such as rail tours, with substantial growth in bookings from seasoned travellers who appreciate the value and convenience of pre-booked services combined with the freedom to customise their holiday and the independence to explore destinations at their own pace.
The suggested Tailor-made itineraries continue to receive very positive feedback from agents as they offer a complete travel solution with the convenience of recommended hotels, rail passes, sight-seeing and transfers pre-packaged at competitive rates, plus the ability to change sections of the tour to suit the individual needs of their clients.
There are a selection of new ‘Bonus’ sight-seeing tours on a range of tailor-made tours including walking tours in Germany and afternoon river cruises in Prague. Also on offer are the Discover More Travel Vouchers worth up to $400 per couple on selected escorted tours in 2018, including the 12-day ‘Baltics Impressions’ tour which focuses on regional areas in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania