Every year Flight Centre crunches the numbers, consults its industry contacts and taps into the collective know-how of its travel experts to bring you the Wow List.
This list of ‘Wows’ includes the 50 must-have travel experiences for the upcoming year and beyond.
The list is in no particular order – so we’ve picked a few to share with you.
Be inspired to see more of the world and share the love with your clients in 2020.
Here are 10 of our favourite Flight Centre WOW Experiences:
1. Travel Switzerland by Scenic Rail
Exploring by rail is pretty special. Imagine sitting with a glass of wine, informative commentary on your headset and uninterrupted views as you glide through colourful villages and breathtaking valleys over mountain passes and blue lakes.
2. Go glamping in the Kimberley
Be at one with the red sand and the vivid blue sky. Reconnect with nature in the wilderness of the Kimberley. Not a fan of camping? Have no fear It’s more glamping than camping, with luxury tented cabins and a fully equipped ensuite.
3. Climb an active volcano in Vanuatu
The chief of the local tribe gives you permission to stand on what is essentially a cliff of fire; a volcano.
Once the ceremonial horn blasts, singing and dancing begin, and you’re encouraged to join in. All the while thunder roars, and then you realise the sound is actually the rumble from the volcano above.
4. Venture to the seventh continent in luxury
The seventh continent enthrals visitors with its sparkling icebergs, glaciers and wildlife and Antarctica is now more accessible than ever. This adventure is one that you can tell your grandkids about.
5. Check out NYC’s newest neighbourhood
Hudson Yards in Manhattan’s Far West Side is New York City’s newest neighbourhood.
The mixed-use district is poised as the cultural centre of one of the world’s most dynamic cities with shops, dining and innovative art and design as well as green spaces.
6. Blend your own wine at D’Arenberg cube
The Blending Bench in South Australia’s McLaren Vale wine region allows you to play winemaker; tasting, mixing and bottling your own blend of grapes that ripened on the vines below. Name your blend and be the sommelier at your next dinner party.
7. Stargaze at largest Dark Sky resort
The brand-new Dark Sky Project Base, in New Zealand’s South Island, provides the clarity of the cold night and limitless sky. Constellations and galaxies can be observed with the naked eye as well as through the powerful 14-inch optical telescope.
8. Float away on a Nile River Cruise
To be in the presence of the last Ancient Wonder of the World – the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx – is a moment you’ll always treasure.
9. Feel like a kid in the theme park capital of the world
Orlando, Florida truly is the ultimate big kids’ playground. Need we even say more?
10. Trace the Silk Road Route
These ‘undertouristed’ nations have some of the world’s lowest tourism density ratios. so you’re guaranteed an authentic experience. Travel by train and experience one of the most authentic journeys of your life.
A focus on Responsible Tourism
We’re also loving the Responsible Tourism pages in the Travel Ideas: WOW 2020 Magazine.
Flick to page 103 and you’ll be able to read what Flight Centre are its partners are doing to create positive change in travel.
Learn more about the company’s partnership with SolarBuddy, in the drive to end energy poverty worldwide and the workplace giving initiative, Flight Centre Foundation; which is supporting organisations such as Cambodian Children’s Trust, aiming to solve the orphanage crisis.
You’ll also find some tips on how you can become a responsible traveller:
- Conserve water
- Reduce your waste
- Go local
- Care about the wildlife
- Respect the local people and culture
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