Thank you for your
continued support and we hope that 2014 has got off to a good start for
you all and that it proves to be a successful year.
We are very pleased to
bring you the latest news from RP Marketing's clients.
We are proud to be
handling the Cuba Real Tours account on behalf of WSM Ltd. Also, the
market in villa holidays in Asia is expanding all the time and we feature
a contemporary complex in Bali. Read all about them below.
The newly formed
partnership of Paul and Ben of IntrAktion has been beneficial in our
development on the internet and they continue to expand our services on
behalf of our clients. They are constantly checking our links and data,
making sure that it is active and relevant in this ever-changing world.
We hope that you will
engage with us on our sites, enabling us to keep you informed and up to
date with the ever-evolving news of the DMCs and resorts that we
Don't hesitate to
contact us if you need further information.
If you would like to
speak to me on Skype, my contact is Richard J Parks. Please do contact us
to discuss your requirements.
Cuba Real is one of the leading foreign tour operators in
Cuba, founded in 2000 by European travel professionals. The company, with
its mixed Cuban and European team, has been focusing successfully ever
since on providing high-quality services to small and medium travel
companies specialising in the premium sector.
Cuba Real has offices in Havana, Varadero and Guardalavaca
and 2013 saw many changes with many new members of staff in the product,
sales and MICE departments, including a new Sales Manager and General
Manager Product & Marketing.
Their website includes a range of suggested itineraries
for private trips discovering the cultural highlights of Cuba ranging
from 7 to 15 days, including the services of a guide and driver, or ideas
for self-drive holidays for clients with a sense of adventure. Cruising
is particularly popular and Cuba Real offer a weekly cruise round Cuba or
an exciting weekly departure on a catamaran around Cayo Largo. Both trips
are 7 nights/8 days. Of course your clients may just wish to fly and flop
and there is no shortage of wonderful beach resorts with some excellent
Cuba Real will be at ITB, stand no 136 in Hall 3.1.
The villa market is a strong one within Europe and
now Asia has a range of properties for couples and families.
Marketing Villas has added The Layar complex to their
ever-expanding portfolio of villas. The contemporary-style villas, with a
Balinese twist, are located in the heart of Seminyak and each of the 23
villas is located in its own private garden sanctuary. The Layar offers a
choice of one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas.
A few months ago, we told you that Albania was the next
hotspot to watch. Now the New York Times has voted the Albanian Coast the
4th out of 52 places worldwide to visit in 2014. So get in touch with our
client, Past and Present Journeys, and start work on adding Albania to
Even better, you can meet with Dritan at ITB at his stand no 112 in Hall
3.2, so please contact him direct, or through us at RP Marketing, to make
an appointment. He is already reporting increased interest for his
country and bookings are flooding in.
Your clients can now enjoy an incredible experience with
the elephants as they accompany them on their morning bath. This
exclusive interactive experience is a rare opportunity to ride bareback
atop the elephants as they romp and play, splash and dunk in their
bathing lake, one of their favourite rituals of their day. Guests wash,
feed and interact with the elephants in a spectacular and personal
setting. Afterwards there is a gourmet breakfast in the Park Restaurant,
overlooking the lake, as the elephants dry off in the dazzling morning
sunshine, then the elephants take guests on a safari ride though the lush
jungle of Taro. Bathe and Breakfast with Elephants can be combined with a
White Water Rafting tour or any of their other optional tours.
Inclusions: Transfers, choice of Continental or American
breakfast, Bathing the Elephants, safari ride, insurance and all park
facilities. Restricted numbers daily and limited to guests staying in the
Located on the hillside overlooking the lush green valley
of the Petanu River, and just 10 minutes from Ubud, this luxurious resort
is built to resemble a typical Balinese village. If your clients are
looking to get away from the UK winter, the Kamandalu is perfect for a
relaxing break in the tranquility of the resort, combined with the nearby
attractions of Ubud.
Guests can enjoy a cookery class in the open-air kitchen surrounded by
rice paddies, using the fresh ingredients they bought in the market that morning.
For further information
about the resort and spa contact Francisca Widjaja, Director of
Sales & Marketing on email@example.com. Ade Krishna Wardhani has now
moved on to pastures new.
The Ministry of Tourism is planning to hold
a Bali and Beyond Travel Mart in Bali in July 2014 to help
Indonesia achieve its targeted 9.2 million foreign tourists in 2014. The
travel mart is being placed in Bali because of the island's role as
the gateway of Indonesian tourism. Bali serves as the port of entry for
many visitors before venturing on to other locales across the
New hot water
springs on shore of Lake Batur
It is reported that an increasing number of commercial hot-water springs
are being established in Kintamani on the shore of volcanic Lake
The new hot water springs are in response to a growing demand for natural
hot water bathing, the panoramic views and the chance to dine on the
freshwater fish endemic to the area.
For full details of all
programmes and rates for trips to Bali please contact the Managing
Director, Mr I B Nada;firstname.lastname@example.org; www.balitours-travel.com
Bidy Tour, Lombok
Tiger Airways have started direct flights from Singapore
to Lombok, departing on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
annual Mount Hagen Cultural Festival takes place in August and TNT has
designed a tour around the festival. Visitors go behind the scenes at the
festival, visit clan members as they don treasured shells, feathers and
textiles and apply clays and paints to their faces. They can also
accept the officials' invitation to enter the sing-sing group, walk
amongst the gathered tribes and follow the sounds of Kundu drums, chants
11- to 13-day itineraries include the festival and Papua New Guinea's
iconic places: the fascinating highlands and the mysterious Sepik River
lowlands. Traditional villages, legends, Huli Wigmen, Spirit Houses,
remote airstrips, boats, rivers, tribal art, knowledgeable guides and
Birds of Paradise are all part of the experience. Accommodation is
in Papua New Guinea's top wilderness lodges. Guests of TNT benefit from
their decades of in-country experience and close connections with the
Mount Hagen Cultural Festival. All accommodation, tours, meals and transfers
are included. The groups are small and space is limited so
encourage your clients to book now.
TNT has announced that construction of their newest Lake
Murray Lodge is almost complete and they will soon be
accepting bookings. Nestled amongst the trees on Boboa Island,
the lodge has 12 rooms with twin/double beds and a large verandah
overlooking the lake. The main lodge, with a wrap-around verandah
and water views on three sides will house a dining room, bar, lounge and
reception area. In keeping with their eco-friendly philosophy, the entire
lodge operation is solar powered.
Luxury Travel, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand
Luxury Travel Ltd
is pleased to invite travel professionals to join a fam trip in
2014. It is a great opportunity to experience Vietnam, to enrich your
knowledge of this intriguing land and friendly people and return as a
Vietnam travel specialist.
will not only get a taste of this unique country, but will also
experience first hand how Luxury Travel operates.
The 9-day tour is
designed for travel sellers and is one of their bestselling tours
starting in Hanoi and ending in Saigon, departing on the 1st of every
month, with an optional extension to Angkor Wat, Siem Riep, Cambodia or a
Vietnam beach resort.
For more information
about this fam trip contact Luxury Travel's Sales and Marketing Director,
Mr Hung Nguyen, at email@example.com. The fam trip fee is
refundable on completion of your first package tour
booking with Luxury Travel before 31 December 2014.
There are 29 golf courses in Vietnam and many others set
to open, making Vietnam Asia's most exciting new golf tourism
The central coast is growing in stature as one of the hottest tourist
spots in Southeast Asia, with a variety of attractions, including
golf. While Vietnam hasn't been historically synonymous with great
golf, travellers can fly from Hanoi, Saigon or Singapore, Bangkok and
Kuala Lumpur to Danang's new international airport, which has made the
region a 'must play' golf experience in Asia.
On Luxury Travel's new 6-day tour, guests will play a few of Vietnam's
world-class golf courses, including Montgomerie Links and Danang Golf
Club, and stay in the best beachfront resorts in Danang or Hoi An. This
tour is also suitable for non-golfer companions.
Luxury Travel will be exhibiting at ITB so please contact them direct or
through us at RP Marketing for an appointment. They will be in Hall 26.C,
stand no 329.
This is just a taste of what is included in the tours so
for full details of these programmes and details of costs for FITs and
groups, please contact the CEO, Pham Ha, firstname.lastname@example.org;
World Express Malaysia
Malaysia is lining up a big year of golf action. The Ryder
Cup-style EurAsia Cup is being held in Kuala Lumpur from 27-29 March.
This is swiftly followed by the Maybank Malaysian Open in April, the Sime
Darby LPGA Malaysia in October and the CIMB Classic (date TBA).
World Express will be exhibiting at ITB in Berlin, stand
121 in hall 26.A.
Hi Tours offer a range of services for FITs, groups, MICE
and luxury trains including adventure, ayurveda and spa, yoga and
meditation, wildlife safaris, honeymoons, festivals and cruises. They
will be at ITB at stand no 231 in hall 5.2B, so please contact them direct,
or through us at RP Marketing, to make an appointment.
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