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Ever wondered how Collette has remained at the top of its game for more than 100 years? They attribute this success to loyal guests who love their small-group tour style and global choice of destinations and valued travel agents who champion their product.

Ever wondered how Collette has remained at the top of its game for more than 100 years? They attribute this success to loyal guests who love their small-group tour style and global choice of destinations and valued travel agents who champion their product.

It takes a lot of know-how (106 years to be precise) plus a keen eye on current trends to ensure you’re always at the forefront of travel to deliver what travellers want.

Collette is the longest-running tour operator in North America, so their expertise and experience show.

From Jack Collette starting with one group travelling down the US East Coast in a jitney bus in 1918 to running tours in seven continents today, they’ve come a long way, literally.

Collette is rich in history and expertise but still stays curious at heart and that’s the real foundation of travel and connecting travellers to enriching experiences around the globe.

The Collette customer

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Travellers can immerse themselves in locations such as the town of Matera in Italy.

Who is the Collette traveller? Collette has identified the distinct ways its travellers want to see and experience the world.

The Collette traveller wants to disconnect from devices and be present while on holiday, opening themselves up to connections with new friends and cultures.

They’re also open to exploring new experiences and embracing a more adventurous, curious and fun side while on holiday.  

At the same time, whether they’re first-timers, flying solo or a seasoned traveller, customers want to relax with the peace of mind that comes on a guided tour where all the details are taken care of so they can simply show up and enjoy the ride.

That’s where Collette’s small-group Explorations touring style excels – offering a deeper, more immersive travel experience capped at 24 people per trip that offers travellers everything they love about travel with local experts to show them the way.

And with expertly planned tours to all seven continents, your clients will love seeing the world with Collette.

Putting customers first

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Oh, the ways you’ll go. Like a reindeer safari in Finland.

Collette is absolutely committed to providing a travel experience that changes lives.

The global tour operator listens to and takes on travellers’ feedback every season and then applies what they learn to improve and enhance their product.

This allows Collette to continue to innovate and design tours that always meet your clients’ expectations.

Focusing on premium accommodation of four stars or higher, excellent tour pacing and an extensive range of inclusions, all tours have been designed with today’s traveller in mind.

Agents and clients will also be reassured by Collette’s industry-leading travel protection with cancellation for any reason up to 24 hours before departure plus a full money-back refund*.

With more than 30 team members right here in Australia and 700 globally, Collette has the reach and support to assist travel advisors and their clients for the most memorable travel outcomes.

Small groups ­for big experiences

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Wonder at the Wilderness of Southern Africa.

Get ready for more inspiration on an intimate touring scale with the release of Collette’s 2024-2025 Explorations brochure – its most extensive range yet.

The mega 116-page publication is a page-turner, full of new trips and top-selling tours.

There’s plenty to plan ahead for with enriching travel experiences on offer from hopping on Zodiacs in Iceland, travelling by train in Switzerland and trekking in Ireland to boarding safari boats and tenders in Southern Africa.

New global tours include the 14-day Wilderness of Southern Africa: Safari by Land & Water active adventure and the 15-day Wonders of Thailand trips.

In Europe, new small-group Explorations tours include the 13-day Majestic Cities of Central & Eastern Europe, 15-day Treasures of Turkey, 11-day Old World Sicily & Malta and the 15-day Mediterranean Coastal Journey itineraries.

Advisors can access the brand-new brochure online and via TIFS.

Ready to explore more with Collette? Head to gocollette.com

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