CRUISE A LESS TRAVELLED RIVER
Luxury cruise lovers are setting their sights on Asia to get more bang for their holiday buck. Annabel Tidmarsh, first and business class travel expert from Flight Centre in Brisbane, has seen a huge rise in interest for Mekong River cruises during the past couple of years.
“The Australian traveller these days is more interested in getting off the beaten track, whereas when I started in the industry almost six years ago, people were interested in heading over to Europe or America and hitting those bucketlist locations. Now they’ve been there, done that, and want to experience something different.
“It’s a luxury way to travel through Asian countries that are sometimes seen as an adventure destination, but the Mekong cruises make it more of a five-star destination. The biggest tip is to make sure you pick the cruise line or touring company to fit your style. G Adventures does a great three-star option for the younger adventure-style traveller … but if you’re used to having five-star everything, and everything included, that’s when you want to go for a Scenic or an APT.”
CELESTE MITCHELL * FLIGHT CENTRE BRISBANE, PH (07) 3199 6580