TORONTO — Globus is heading back to Newfoundland and Labrador this year, and as in years past, the destination is proving to be a hit among Canadians.
“We do get clients from Australia, Europe and around the world. But the vast majority of the passengers for these tours are actually domestic – mainly from Ontario,” said Stéphanie Bishop of the Globus family of brands’ Canadian office.
Tour director James Saunders agrees, saying that he notices a definite pattern forming. “Our passengers know that Newfoundland is a vast province and they love leaving the driving to someone else so everyone can take in the amazing scenery,” he said.
The tours have been so popular that Globus has added a second itinerary to the province this year. A seven-day ‘Colorful Newfoundland’ tour with nine departures has been added to the 12-day ‘Newfoundland & Labrador’ itinerary, which now includes 20 departures. Both tours are offered between June and September.
On why the province resonates so much with travellers, Saunders cites its people as being a huge contributing factor. “Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans, I’ve found, can see the humour in everything. The humour is constant, and that’s before they start being funny!” he said, adding that the local music, history, wildlife and food are also big draws.
To entice travellers to book, Globus is offering 5% off on all product when booked by April 24.
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