Long haul tour operator Travel 2 says it has 'radically overhauled' its Indian Ocean and Middle East offering for 2009/10, doubling the product in its new brochure.
In response to agent feedback, the brochure also includes suggested multi-centre itineraries and a must-do ‘top ten’ list in each destination designed to help frontline staff sell add-ons such as tours and sightseeing experiences.
Hayley Wall, Travel 2 Indian Ocean and Middle East product manager said: “The Middle East and Indian Ocean represent incredible value for money for clients and as Travel 2 has an exceptional portfolio of hotels at superb prices and strong allocations we will continue to see the growth in these destinations”.
Significant additions to the brochure include three five-star properties in Dubai, including the Harbtoor Grand, the Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort & Towers, and to cater for the growing demand for all-inclusives, Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort a property located in Fujairah.
The brochure also includes The Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah and One&Only Royal Mirage. In Mauritius, new additions include thethree-star property Veranda Paul & Virginie, the nearly re-renovated four-star plus Maritim hotel due to open in October and the re-designed five-star Les Pavillons.
Travel 2 has increased the number of all-inclusive choices and added the new five-star Centara Grand Island Resort & Spa.
Wall continued: “Another key difference to the new-look brochure is that our pricing is now based on packages including flights, hotel accommodation and transfers. The brochure will also feature a key of accommodation symbols including ‘all-inclusive’, ‘honeymoon’, ‘families’ and ‘favourite’ helping agents to recommend the ideal holiday for their client”.
Lead-in prices include five nights at the Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa with breakfast from just £669 per person and seven nights in Mauritius at the five star Beau Rivage starts from only £1,259 per person including accommodation in a junior suite half board.
All prices include return flights and transfers. The new Indian Ocean and Middle East brochure will be landing with agents from 18th September, 2009.
For further information and to book visit www.travel2.com or call Travel 2 on 0800 0224 302.