Well-heeled and seasoned Free Independent Travellers (FITs) expect first-class touring, outstanding customised itineraries, excellent accommodation, cultural experiences through cuisine or the arts and “unexpected discoveries” – all without any hassle.
Now Malaysians can truly expect all that through themed river cruises deep into the heart of the European continent transporting them along with their accommodation as they wake up each morning to a new destination. This is now possible through Avalon Waterways, the global leader in river cruising. It is part of the Globus family of brands which has just appointed Sedunia Travel as its General Sales Agent in Malaysia.
Madam Teoh Leng Lan, Executive Director of Sedunia Travel, is confident that Malaysians will take to river cruising like “a duck to water”.
At a media briefing to announce their new and exciting products for Malaysia, Madam Teoh said that Malaysians’ favourite long haul destination is Europe, hands down. This sentiment mirrors that of Globus’ Sales across Asia last year when almost 90% of sales were for packages in Europe.
Europe’s appeal is that it’s an ever-green destination. One can visit in each season: spring, summer, autumn or winter, thus a different experience each time.
“River cruises offer a different perspective from conventional travel. Just imagine cruising along The Rhine, The Danube or rivers in France, you can expand your wine appreciation skills, enjoy jazz festivals, extend your culinary skills appreciation or waltz to a symphony of destinations,” Teoh added.
Ray Smith, the GSA Business Development manager of Globus Family of Brands listed the benefits of river cruising versus ocean cruising: view from the window constantly changes, spend time in port every day, rooms offer more comfort than ocean cruising as every cabin has a view amongst others.
“With smaller groups on Avalon Waterways, you’ll get more attention from staff, and there’s no queue at dinner times. You arrive straight in town – no long transfers from the port to the sights. It’s a relaxed pace,” said Smith.
“And, best of all,” he added with a twinkle, “No seasickness!”
Avalon Waterways are running a limited availability promotion on the Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time Cruise, Balkan Discovery and Capitals of Central Europe. If you book the current promotional cruises, you can fly for free to your destination. The offer ends once all the cabins have been sold.
Sedunia Travel are launching a consumer competition on January 8th with up to RM100,000.00 worth of prizes to be won, including a Cosmos trip for two with return Emirates flights.
Sedunia Travel, one of Malaysia’s Top Five Corporate Travel Agencies has a strong base to market the Globus Family of Brands products and a user-friendly website. Log on to www.seduniatravel.com for further information.