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The Ghan is back on track: Save up to $1,250pp on journeys this July

The iconic journey between Australia's North and South onboard The Ghan has returned, and to celebrate, Journey Beyond is giving amazing discounts on new bookings set to travel before the end of the month.

The iconic journey between Australia’s North and South onboard The Ghan has returned, and to celebrate, Journey Beyond is giving amazing discounts on new bookings set to travel before the end of the month.

If you’re missing the luxurious sense of adventure that’s so elegantly encapsulated on the Ghan rail journey, you’ll be pleased to know that Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions has announced the mighty Ghan will resume operations between Adelaide and Darwin from tomorrow, Wednesday 14 July.

What’s even more exciting, is that to celebrate the good news, all Ghan journeys booked online or through your local travel agent from today, will attract savings of up to $1,250 per person.

The special fares apply to both Platinum and Gold Service and are available for travel up until 31 July this year, so if you were looking for a last-minute trip to remember, this is beyond perfect.

The Ghan
The Ghan

With more than 90-years history, The Ghan has weathered challenges including a World War, the Great Depression, and various pandemics, and yet returns to the tracks once again taking guests on a remarkable journey through the heart of Australia.

Chief Commercial Officer for Journey Beyond, Peter Egglestone, said the team was excited to be welcoming guests back on board.

“We share the guests’ anticipation for every journey and likewise, the disappointment when we face another suspension due to border closures.

“But our team is expert at rising to a challenge and we are determined to continue to deliver guests unforgettable rail holidays in a time when many have had to change plans or endure lockdowns, so we’re looking forward to that ‘all aboard’ call tomorrow.

“These special fares are ideal for people who can travel at short notice and who may have been dreaming of a Ghan journey for a long time,” Mr Egglestone said.

Journey Beyond

If you’re a little wary about travelling at present, rest assured that Journey Beyond will take care of you.

Journey Beyond has introduced JourneySafe, which the company says is a new operational plan to further enhance and protect guest wellbeing while travelling. It features measures including additional stringent cleaning and sanitising, new staff training, physical distancing, and ‘fit for travel’ checks.

“Our guest and crew wellbeing is imperative and so we’ve worked hard to balance the need to deliver incredible journeys while looking after our people,” Mr Egglestone said.

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