Welcome back to The Private Traveller.  We start off celebrating the continued success of the First Travel Groups Annual Golf Classic. We have news from our favoured cruise companies. We give you some great travel ideas, a selection of incredible itineraries with World Journeys and lots more.
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We hope you enjoy the travel information and news in this issue of
The Private Traveller.   

First Travel Group 
Annual Golf Classic 

The Private Travel Company had 3 teams playing in the First Travel Group's Annual Golf Classic this year.  The weather was perfect and yet again First Travel Group put together a great day of competition and fun.  This wasn't possible without the continued support First get from the sponsors, Air New Zealand, Cathy Pacific, Avis/Budget, Singapore Airlines, Go Holidays, Travelport, Allianz, Nouvelle Caledonia, Amadeus, Qantas, Emirates and Frances Travel Marketing.  The biggest winner from The Private Travel Company teams was Greg Smale, winner of the individual stablefords for 2017.  Congratulations Greg.

Golf Tours

If you are interested in golf tours or including some golfing while you are on holiday around the world then give us a call and along with an award winning supplier of golf tours we can design an itinerary for you. 

View Golf Tour Catalogue

Cruise News

As you can imagine we receive information from cruise company's on an almost daily basis. There are so many wonderful cruises available it's hard to share them all. The following is a selection of cruise news that you might find interests you. Alternatively contact you travel advisor and talk to them about what you would like from a cruise and the destinations you'd like to cruise to.

Oceania Cruises have 6 new itineraries for sailings to Cuba. Departing and returning to Miami. These itineraries come with special offers and exceptional savings.
Another exciting cruise with Oceania that is now open for bookings is Around the World in 180 Days. This cruise comes with some special offers and an additional exclusive prestige package.
Seadream sailing in the Caribbean.  
Each November thru April, both SeaDream I and SeaDream II explore some of the most beautiful and unspoiled islands in the Caribbean. This luxury small ship is like sailing in your very own superyacht.

Cunard's Queen Elizabeth is coming to Australasia February to April 2019. This 2,068-passenger ship, which was launched in 2010, will sail from Sydney and Melbourne on seven cruises to New Zealand, South Australia and Tasmania. They will include two round-trip New Zealand voyages -- one from Sydney and the other from Melbourne -- plus three round-trip voyages including Tasmanian itineraries, two from Melbourne and one from Sydney. Bookings to start on 30 March 2017.

Seabourn 2018 itineraries are out now.
For more information, rates and availability on the cruises above and more..
Contact us

Indochina with World Journeys

The food, the temples, the beaches, the friendly people…and the shopping what’s not to love? Discover the magic of Indochina with these best selling itineraries:

  • Grand Vietnam - 13 days covering the 'must see' sights of Vietnam
  • Cambodia in Depth - Uncover the country's culture and ancient history
  • A World Apart - Explore the old world charm of mysterious Myanmar
  • Luxury Laos in Style -Visit Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves and Vientiane
  • Kamalaya, Thailand - Award-winning Wellness Sanctuary resort highly recommended by Judith and Elly!
  • Lost Civilisation -  Cruise between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap
View Indochina Flyer

A Taste of Doha with World Journeys

As we now have direct flights to Qatar with Qatar Airways, and good onward connections around the world, now is the time to see the dynamic and ever-changing destination of Qatar, either as a destination in itself, or as a stopover. Read more....

Costa Rica with World Journeys

A recent “Happy Planet Index” report on the World Economic Forum website has elected Costa Rica as the top of the list when it comes to a country that is happy, healthy and sustainable. 
World Journeys offer a 9 day “Costa Rica – The Ecotourism Gem”  itinerary. Read more....

Namibia with World Journeys

Demand for travel to Namibia continues to grow, often combined with South Africa and/or Botswana.
World Journeys have now added a private touring option to their popular Ultimate Namibia Safari,
 Read more.....

Epic Africa with World Journeys

Victoria Falls & the Lower Zambezi

The Cape, Kruger & Victoria Falls

Safari Southern Africa

Great Plains & Wildlife

Gorillas & Wildlife

Botswana with Victoria Falls

The Private Travel Company's travel advisors are collectively well informed about each of these destinations.
For more information about these journeys and more of scheduled and
private tours.
Contact us

America's Cup - Bermuda 2017

It's now coming up fast. If you want to go to Bermuda and be a spectator at the 35th America's Cup then you need to contact us now.  For those who haven't seen our website page with information about the Cup, click here
View Spectator Packages

West Africa: Kingdoms,
Slaves & Voodoo -
An A&K Hosted Journey

A & K have just announced this fantastic new 16 day cultural odyssey that will take you to the most remote regions of Ghana, Togo and Benin to discover lost tribal worlds guided by ancient spirits.This fascinating journey is limited to only 14 guests and travels to a surprising and undiscovered part of Africa which will leave you truly amazed. Read more...
View West Africa Itinerary

The Chelsea Flower Show

The 2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is being held on 23-27 May.
Join dream escape on their 7 day tour discovering the splendor of the English garden. Their itinerary takes you from Royal Palaces and English Castles to the spectacle of the Chelsea Flower Show on Members Day. Unique insider experiences will guarantee a once in a lifetime trip.

For more information about this tour and more of dream escapes itineraries.

Contact us


Singapore Airlines have released new special fares.  Special airfares are available in Economy, Premium Economy and Business Class to their entire network.
Sales until 3 April 2017 and travel to 30 November 2017
Contact us for full details


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