SEATTLE — Exodus Travels is gifting travel agents with a US$200 travel credit for every traveller they book onto a self-guided walking or cycling tour.
Running from now until Sept. 30, 2022, the booking incentive follows an increase of approximately 20% in inquiries and bookings for self-guided trips, says the tour operator. More than 200 Self-Guided Walking and Cycling tours are available, with 100 being added since March 2020 alone.
The credit can be used towards an agent’s own Exodus self-guided trip. Itineraries span across Europe as well as a growing list of other destinations, including Bermuda.
On the appeal of a self-guided trip, Exodus says: “This way of travel allows for a lot of flexibility in terms of dates, booking windows, pace of travel, and activities. Travellers can adventure at a pace that suits them – whether it’s slow one day and fast the next, or anything in between, the choice is theirs. This goes for the experiences as well: travellers can pick and choose sightseeing spots as they wish, skipping some to linger over lunch longer, or leaving extra early to fit more in. Each tour features historic hotels and beautiful local food and wine experiences.”
Examples of self-guided trips include:
- Walking the Lizard Peninsula: This five-night itinerary in the United Kingdom travels along the Cornish coastline and includes walking St. Michael’s Mount, the cliffs of the Lizard peninsula, and the pretty fishing village of Coverack.
- Bermuda Islands Discovery: On this 14-night leisurely tour, guests will stay 14 nights at a luxury hotel with a swimming pool, tennis court and panoramic ocean views.
- Cycling Valencia and the Orange Blossom Coast: This seven-night program begins with a two-night exploration of Valencia, then travels along the Spanish coastline. Highlights include the thermal spas of Montanejos, the Sierra de Irta Marine Park, and cycling along the River Millars to the Orange Blossom Coast.
In a continuing show of support for travel agents, Exodus will be hosting the ‘Self-Guided Gourmet Walking in Burgundy’s Vineyards Agent’ fam from Oct. 3-9, 2022. Agents will visit the culinary and wine capitals of Dijon and Beaune to experience fine dining, excellent wines and beautiful walking paths.
Agents are also invited to participate in Exodus’ ongoing sales training workshop program. For the workshop calendar go to https://calendly.com/exodus-travels.