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TORONTO — One lucky agent will win a trip to Thailand thanks to a new partnership between G Adventures and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
In other news, G Adventures and National Geographic have officially launched their new Family Travel Program, an expansion following the success of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures.
First up, Thailand. G Adventures and TAT have launched a multi-channel campaign, running through to June, with promotions through G Adventures’ newsletter and website, and amplified with online and social advertising.
To encourage bookings, clients can save 15% off select Thailand trips booked May 14 – June 10. For every traveller booked on a Thailand trip during this period, agents will earn one entry into a draw to win a spot on G Adventures’ Northern Thailand Explorer tour (flights excluded).
“Thailand is a top destination among Canadians and one of G Adventures’ best-selling regions. No surprise given how varied the country is,” says Aizaz Sheikh, G Adventures’ Canadian Marketing Director. “From the beaches and temples to the wildlife and incredible food, there’s literally something for everyone.”
Puangpen Klanwari, Director of the Tourism Authority of Thailand’s Canada Office, adds: “Most first-time visitors are often drawn to Bangkok, Chiang Mai and many of the southern islands – and rightfully so as these areas have many unique and distinct characteristics about them – but they also make for great gateways to Thailand’s most amazing hidden gems. What we love about G Adventures’ Thailand tours is that they not only take the visitors to well-known areas, but they also give visitors a chance to explore Thailand’s emerging destinations for a truly local experience. By exploring these regions, travellers will be able to discover how diverse Thailand really is.”
G Adventures offers 54 Thailand tours across seven travel styles including Wellness Thailand, Thailand Hike, Bike & Kayak and Sailing Thailand – Phuket to Phuket.
Meanwhile G Adventures and National Geographic have officially launched their new Family Travel Program, an expansion following the success of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures.
The 12 trips are now bookable with departure dates starting in March 2020.
‘National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures’ itineraries range from eight to 13 days in length with one-of-a-kind itineraries that cater to both children’s and adults’ interests.
Each activity was designed around four guiding National Geographic themes: photography and storytelling, history and culture, wildlife and conservation, and exploration.
“These trips reflect National Geographic’s mission to ignite the explorer in all of us and provide unique travel experiences that help us feel more connected to the natural world and the many differing cultures in it. This expanded partnership with G Adventures has given us a new opportunity to provide one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences to travellers who want to make meaningful, lifelong memories with members of their family,” said Heather Heverling, National Geographic’s Senior VP of Product Management.
Prior to the development of the new program, National Geographic and G Adventures surveyed family travellers around the world for insight on what family trips were of most interest. About 85% of travellers surveyed said they would prefer activities for the whole family to enjoy together rather than separate adult relaxation time.
The National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures itineraries focus on having fun, connecting, learning and creating memories with the family.
Pre-trip materials such as family field guides and photography tips, will help foster the inclusion of both new and experienced travellers.