Norfolk Island, Incredible India, the remote destinations of Wild Earth Travel and some interesting restaurants to visit on your travels, you will find them in this months Private Traveller.
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The Private Travel Company
We've done it again, making one of the
First Travel Group's TOP 10!
Clinton represented The Private Travel Company at the First Travel Groups conference held at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa during the weekend where he received the TOP 10 Award.  We are honoured to receive this award and acknowledge the on-going support and loyalty of our valued clients.  The Private Travel Company celebrates it's 5th Birthday on 1 April 2015 and have been placed in the TOP 10 for the last 4 years running.  Thank you to everyone from The Team.

Escape to Norfolk Island

Sandra Barclay-Graham visited Norfolk Island recently and was pleasantly surprised by this gem.  Air New Zealand fly direct to Norfolk Island from Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, connecting with gateways in Australia with their alliance partner Virgin Australia.
The island offers many different experiences catering for most with over 70 different experiences and tours suitable for singles, couples, adventure seekers, nature lovers, historians, fishermen, golfers, food lovers and families.
There are various types of accommodation on the island from B&B's to Hotels and Resorts, including the Paradise Hotel & Resort

Did you know that Norfolk Island has the only UNESCO World Heritage Golf Course, is one of the most scenic in the world and also the cheapest at AUD70 for a week?  There are no traffic lights on the island and the only roundabout was built in 1998. To top the list of the road rules, cows, chickens and ducks have right of way on the road. Read more....

Small Ships, Big Adventures
Small Ship Charters
Our presentation evening with Aaron Russ about small ship charters and guided tours to remote destinations was very successful. An expedition guide for over 20 years he was able to excited everyone with the adventures that are available and his photography was incredible.
Galapagos with friends
Aaron talked about many of the destinations that are available, but the Galapagos excited most of us.  There are many differing size of vessels available in the region, but Aaron's suggestion was chartering your own for friends and family. The smallest of these boats with a private guide can sleep 16 (only 8 couples) 
Expeditions to the Polar Regions
Cruising to the Arctic or Antarctica is made all the more enjoyable if you have the opportunity to get up close to the wildlife. Expedition ships allow this and with the expert knowledge of your expedition leader you can achieve the most out of your adventure.
If you are interested in experiencing a private chartered guided tour to the Galapagos, the Med, the Amazon or many other amazing destinations then contact us. You'll be surprised how easy it is to get a few friends together to charter your own vessel.     
Incredible India
The Incredible India Roadshow visited Auckland last week showcasing Indian Tourism in it's finest.  Most of us are aware of the Golden Triangle, but India is a very large country with many different regions, all of which have things to offer the adventurous and not so adventurous travelers. Read more
Singapore Airlines Business Class Fares on Sale to Asia, South Africa and the Middle East

On sale until 6 April 2015 for travel between 31 March and 31 August 2015

NZD4,100  T's & C's apply

Contact us for more details and bookings
The Ritz London

Hightail it to Highgrove
Wednesday 20th May 2015

The Ritz London has announced an exclusive partnership with Highgrove the residence of The Royal Highnesses, HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.

Including 2 nights accommodation at the Ritz London read more to find out what this exclusive programme includes...

World Journeys keep us up to date on the Great Migration
World Journeys advise reports back from East Africa are that the annual Great Migration is in full swing in the Serengeti – “There are hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra all over the plains around central Serengeti, and it’s too noisy at night to sleep for the sound of grunting gnus.  Lions, cheetah and leopard are all fat and happy!”.  World Journeys offer a 6-day Serengeti & Ngorongoro small group safari from $3,430 per person share twin, or from $3,320 on a private basis (minimum 4 people travelling together) which includes a free night at Serengeti North or Serengeti Ndutu Wilderness Camp in the heart of Migration hot spots. T's & C's apply

Contact us for more information and great itineraries.
The Sociable Weavers of Tswalu
(World Journeys)

The Kalahari Desert is home to the Sociable Weaver, with their massive communal nests that dot the landscape of malaria-free Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve. World Journeys’ 8-day tailor made “Kalahari & Cape Delight” itinerary combines a 4-day stay at the luxurious Tswalu Kalahari Lodge, with 4 days in Cape Town at the 5-star Cape Grace hotel.  At Tswalu you spend time bonding with meerkats, discovering vast Sociable Weaver nests, tracking desert rhino, enjoying horseback safaris, indulging in the Spa, or sleeping out under the stars in the special ‘sleep out’. The Kalahari is also the ancestral home of the San people, whose ancient engravings may be amongst the oldest on Earth.  Priced from $6,758 per person (share twin), this includes 7 nights’ accommodation, all transfers and transfers from Johannesburg to the Kalahari and Cape Town, all safaris and all meals at Tswalu, and at Cape Grace breakfasts, chauffeur transfers within 10km of the hotel and wine tasting are included.T's & C's apply
Contact us for more information
Seabourn Cruises
Seabourns new October 2016 to May 2017 Cruise Program is open for sale now. Offering 28 unique itineraries with 104 departures.  Their luxurious ships will be visiting exotic destinations.  During this period they will also be introducing the new ship on the fleet 'Seabourn Encore'.  This 604 guest vessel will join their other 3 beautiful 458 guest vessels to bring together the newest and most modern fleet in the ultra-luxurious segment. Read more...
Experience Canada with Adventure World
Canada is a year round destination and offers every kind of activity imaginable.  The country is framed by 3 mighty oceans, spectacular wilderness and fascinating cultural diversity.Travel the Rockies across British Columbia and Alberta, enjoy the charm of Quebec, discover Ontario's ice wines or visit breathtaking mountain resorts.

Restaurant Recommendations 
Four Seasons Hotel Doha, in partnership with acclaimed Chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa, announces the anticipated debut of Nobu Doha scheduled to open in 2015.  The restaurant is the first and only of its kind located at a Four Seasons in the Middle East region.  The tri-level modern restaurant will showcase the very best in culinary experiences with exquisite cuisine matched by panoramic views of the alluring Arabian Gulf.
Regent Seven Seas Explorer will feature a tantalizing new gourmet French specialty restaurant called Chartreuse. Chartreuse joins Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ signature steakhouse, Prime 7, as the second of their distinct collection of specialty restaurants.
Scotland – Destination dining

Scotland’s Year of Food and Drink. Some of Scotland’s best dining experiences are found in the remotest of locations, including the Isle of Eriska in Argyll and The Three Chimneys on the Isle of Skye, both recent recipients of Michelin stars. The Old Forge in north westerly Knoydart serves superb food but is accessible only by boat, seaplane or helicopter; travelling there is a huge part of the fun. Other far-flung eateries we love include Badachro Inn and Lochleven Seafood Café.
For plans and bookings so you can get to any of these fabulous dining experiences Contact us.
What's coming up soon in our newsletter

It's a busy month traveling in April.  This will mean more travel stories to share.  

Cambodia is one of the destinations that will be visited by a team member early in the month, experiencing the country the culture and of course the food, along with a stay at Song Saa Private Island Resort.

Then it's a revisit to the Cook Islands checking our some of the new eco tourism experiences.
We appreciate getting feedback and look forward to receiving any requests for information you would like to know more about.  Email 
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