WHY IT RATES: The deal will give travel counselors the knowledge and experience to better sell vacations. — Donald Wood, Senior Editor, Breaking News.
Bavaria Tourism and wholesale tour operator Avanti Destinations have teamed up to launch an educational program for travel counselors and their FIT clients, including a new microsite, new 34 pages e-brochure and a webinar on June 17 at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT.
The campaign features seven customizable Avanti vacations across Bavaria, including a new driving vacation suggestion, the German Alpine Road, which visits several off-the-beaten-path destinations along the Bavarian Alps.
As an incentive, advisors can qualify for a $ 25 Avanti gift card for each of the first 200 passengers booked on vacation in Bavaria. Reservations and a deposit must be made between June 14 and August 14 to be eligible, but customer travel can take place until December 2022.
Beyond the most famous destinations
“This is the perfect time for advisors to learn about the diversity of traditional and unexpected experiences that Bavaria has to offer, as well as its culture, history, food and breathtaking scenery,” said Paul Barry, CEO of Avanti Destinations. “We are delighted to partner with Bavaria Tourism in creating these useful educational tools to help Advisors feel confident in suggesting their FIT clients to go beyond the most popular destinations and get to know this part better. fascinating of Germany. We are seeing a growing number of advisors booking itineraries until 2022 that include multiple destinations within the same country, rather than going from one national capital to another ”.
Getting to know Bavaria from an insider’s point of view
“We look forward to welcoming our US visitors to Bavaria again after such a difficult time,” said Barbara Radomski, CEO of Bavaria Tourism. “We know they will be looking for rewarding and memorable travel experiences to enjoy with their family and friends. With this in mind, in partnership with
Avanti Destinations, Bavaria Tourism is committed to educating and training Avanti travel advisers on the many diverse offers offered by Bavaria.
“The all-new, content-rich microsite with inspiring itineraries and ideas gives advisors plenty of opportunities to experience Bavaria from the perspective of our local Bavarian insiders or ‘ambassadors’ so they can explore beyond traditional destinations and easily organize and personalize truly unique products. Bavarian holidays for their customers. We look forward to a successful travel reboot in the coming months and into 2022, ”Radomski added.
Castles, mountains, road trips, romance, art and history
The new microsite and electronic brochure showcase different types of experiences that customers can sample. These include: picturesque castles; active travel activities in scenic natural settings, such as mountains, lakes and forests; history and tradition; art and architecture; the charming romantic road of medieval villages and castles; festivals and other special events.
Videos on the microsite feature profiles of real Bavarian insiders, such as artisans and craftsmen, local distillers, brewers, ‘ethical’ winemakers, sustainable chefs, creatively sounding musicians and the first innkeeper to offer. vegetarian and vegan cuisine in the Alps.
Top destinations include: the pilgrimage town of Altötting with its miraculous Black Madonna; Ammergau Nature Park near Oberammergau, home to the famous passion game; the picturesque Bavarian Alps; Füssen, home to the iconic Neuschwanstein Castle; the seaside resort of Garmisch-Partenkirchen; Chiemsee-Alpenland, an off-the-beaten-track area surrounding Lake Chiemsee, known as the “Bavarian Sea” and its lavish new Herrenchiemsee Palace; the Franconia region, famous for its wines and beers; Bayreuth, famous opera festival; the historic towns of Nuremberg, Regensburg and Rothenburg ob der Tauber with their cobbled streets and half-timbered houses; and Munich, the culturally rich capital and gateway to Bavaria.
Seven Bavarian holiday ideas
The latest addition to Avanti’s customizable itineraries for FIT travelers to Bavaria is the ‘German Alpine Route’, a 7-day / 6-night driving vacation through the Bavarian Alps from the shores of Lake Constance to Lindau . Includes: two nights each in Lindau, Garmisch-Partenkirchen and Berchtesgaden; walking tour of Lindau; boat trip on Lake Constance with private guide; entrance to the castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau; Germany’s highest mountain private tour (Zugspitze), private cheese factory tour and rental car from Munich. Winter 1936 website
Olympic Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen offers not only winter sports, but also hiking and photography opportunities in the spectacular Partnach Gorge. Berchtesgaden is famous for its beautiful national park, Watzmann Mountain – the highest peak which is 100% in Germany, and the location of Hitler’s “Eagle’s Nest” mountain retreat.
The other six Bavarian route recommendations from Avanti on the joint microsite are:
– Bavarian Beers – 6 Days / 5 Nights Munich & Nuremberg includes Munich Beer and Food Walking Tour, Private Bamberg Tour with Smoked Beer Tasting, Private Beer World Tour of Maisel in Bayreuth, a dinner in Munich, a 3-day rail pass.
—Taste of Bavaria – 6 days / 5 nights in Munich and Nuremberg. Includes dinners in both cities, a Nuremberg dining experience learning to bake gingerbread from a chef, and all about the city’s iconic bratwurst.
—Romantic Road (Autotour) – 6 days / 5 nights with a rental car to follow the famous Romantic Road, dotted with castles, medieval towns, quaint shops. Overnight stays in Würzburg, Rothenburg, Augsburg, Füssen and Munich.
—Bavarian Adventures and Fairy Tales – 8 days / 7 nights in Munich and Füssen with a rental car to explore the foothills of the Alps, near the romantic castles of Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau. Includes a private tour of the world’s largest wheat beer brewery (Erdinger); private walking tour of Altötting, where the Black Madonna is said to perform miracles; private guided hike in the Ammergauer Alps.
—Favorites from Franconia – 9 days / 8 nights in Nuremberg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber and Würzburg with day trips to Bamberg and Bayreuth. Includes private walking tour of Würzburg Old Town, private tours to Rothenburg, Bamberg and Bayreuth, shared tour to Nuremberg – some tours offer food and beer.
—The highlights of the Regensburg region – 4 days / 3 nights Regensburg, founded by the Romans and the only authentically preserved large medieval city. Includes a private story and a beer tour.
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