In­sider Jour­neys spot­lights China

Travel Bulletin - - SMALL GROUP TO URING -

In­sider Jour­neys has out­sourced its pri­vate travel op­er­a­tions for China to Qantas Hol­i­days so it can di­rect its at­ten­tion solely to the de­liv­ery of its Small Group Jour­ney prod­uct to China.

Qantas Hol­i­days has been look­ing af­ter all for­ward book­ings for pri­vate travel re­quests since 01 Fe­bru­ary and in ad­di­tion, is fea­tur­ing the In­sider Jour­neys Small Group Jour­neys range in its lat­est China brochure.

In­sider Jour­neys man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Tony Mayell said the move was in re­sponse to 32% growth in the China Small Group Jour­ney seg­ment over the past 12 months, prompt­ing the com­pany to re­main fo­cused on and ex­pand the prod­uct.

“Rather than try­ing to be all things to all peo­ple, we have made the strate­gic de­ci­sion to fo­cus on our strengths, and de­liver our group itineraries,” Mayell said.

“This will pro­vide bet­ter value and ex­pe­ri­ences to our pas­sen­gers and travel in­dus­try part­ners.”

Mayell em­pha­sised the scale of China, high­light­ing an “ever-ex­pand­ing” num­ber of tourist at­trac­tions and des­ti­na­tions.

“Our Small Group Jour­neys are our core prod­uct; they are the foun­da­tion of the com­pany, and have been in­stru­men­tal in developing our rep­u­ta­tion as pur­vey­ors of qual­ity tours with ex­cep­tional in­sights,” he added.

Mayell stressed the de­ci­sion was rel­e­vant to China only, not­ing it was in re­sponse to “mar­ket needs and where we see the great­est op­por­tu­ni­ties”.

“This de­ci­sion per­tains only to China, and does not im­pact our pri­vate travel port­fo­lios across In­dochina, In­dia, Thai­land & Myan­mar and Ja­pan,” he ex­plained.

Fu­ture pri­vate travel book­ings which have al­ready been de­posited will be honoured.

Chongquing Panda

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