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Trafalgar merges the Americas

Trafalgar has merged its Americas products into one single brochure, making it easier for travel agents to book cross regional products and make more commission.

Trafalgar has merged its Americas products into one single brochure, making it easier for travel agents to book cross regional products and make more commission.

Released this week, the new programme is titled ‘2016 The Americas’ and covers the USA, Canada, Central and South America.

The brochure is packed with 60 itineraries, more than 160 Insider Experiences and seven completely new guided holidays.

Trafalgar brochure

Trafalgar describes it as the ‘best tool’ to help agents sell guided holidays with more confidence and ease.

“We really want to make sure agents have the support they need when selling Trafalgar or specifically in this case, the Americas, to their clients.”

Matthew Cameron-Smith, Trafalgar Australia Managing Director

He said the company believes combining the entire Americas range will also mean more opportunities to cross-sell and earn more commission.

Featured itineraries for 2016 The Americas programme include the 14-day East Coast USA & Canada guided holiday. Guests stay in Authentic Accommodation at Boston’s Omni Parker House, made famous in the summer of 1953 when John F. Kennedy’s proposed to Jackie O.

Boston Omni Park House

There’s also the 10-day Tastes and Sounds of the South guided holiday, travelling through Nashville, Memphis, Natchez and New Orleans and enjoy Insider Experiences such as exclusive Be My Guest dining experience at two period homes with Joe Stone and celebrated American chef, Esther Carpenter.

New in 2016, guests can also extend their trip to include a seven-night American Queen Mississippi River Cruise, attend the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival or join in on Mardi Gras celebrations throughout February.

Also for 2016, Trafalgar has also added four new Hidden Journeys to its Americas portfolio following the successful launch of this trip style into the market in 2015.

Banff National Park

Dedicated to smaller groups of up to 26 guests and exploring lesser visited places, the new Hidden Journeys guided holidays include the 10-day Secrets of Rockies and Glacier National Park Hidden Journey taking guests on a less-explored route through Calgary, Waterton, Glacier National Park, Lake Louise, Jasper, Columbia Icefield and Banff National Park.

Plus there is the 12-day Secrets of Newfoundland and Labrador Hidden Journey discovering the cultures of Canada’s neighbouring provinces travelling from St John’s to Iceberg Alley or nine-day Secrets of Ecuador Hidden Journey exploring the active volcano at the heart of Cotopaxi National Park in Ecuador.

The 16-day Secrets of Panama and Costa Rica Hidden Journey revealing local culture with two Be My Guest dining experiences as guests have lunch at a family’s equestrian estate and a special dinner at Haciendo Pozo Azul. This trip also takes in the cosmopolitan city of Panama City and remote locations with the Embera Indians at the Gamboa Rainforest to Arenal Volcano National Park and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest.

Where in the Americas is still on your bucket list?