The operator has also introduced new features to add flexibility for clients to tailor-make elements of their trip. For example on North American tours there is now an optional ‘meal plans’ element for breakfasts to be booked and paid for in advance and flight upgrades to be added. Extra hotel nights, available stopovers, airport lounge access, extended dates or flight changes are also available.
North America retains its wide choice of holidays in the brochure, with some of the largest discounted offers. As an example, a saving of £300 per person is available on the 11-day ‘Rocky Mountain Railtour’ that departs on August 21. The price was originally £3,095 and is now reduced to £2,795 per person. In South America there are savings of up to £280 per person on the 14-day ‘Footsteps of the Incas’ tour which has been reduced from £3,375 to £3095 per person departing on January 13, 2013.
Closer the home a large number of European escorted tours feature savings of up to £100 per person. These include the ten-day ‘Classic Croatia – Star of the Adriatic’ tour that travels from Venice to Dubrovnik. The tour features eight departures from May to September with prices reduced from £1,595 to £1,495 per person on a September 4 departure.
Meanwhile, the company has released a new brochure to sell Saga cruise products to the travel trade for the first time.
In a bid to offer agents an even wider choice of cruise products, the operator has expanded its portfolio of cruise journeys to include all the itineraries on the SAGA RUBY, as well as all itineraries on the new SAGA SAPPHIRE (due to launch in March) whilst also providing agents with any enquiries and the reassurance of its VIP Home Departure Service.
In addition the brochure features the new ‘Quest for Adventure’ vessel which has its maiden voyage in May this year.
The choice of cruise itineraries range from the Med, North Africa and the Canaries to the Baltic, a British Isles cruise (to see the Edinburgh Tattoo) and a 15-day ‘mystery’ cruise.