LATTE along with an intimate group of industry re

first_imgLATTE, along with an intimate group of industry representatives and media, attended the launch of Europe’s Finest 2017 on Wednesday 16 November at the Bambini Trust Wine Room.This unique holiday collection pairs the most renowned, boutique river cruises with award-winning escorted journeys that take travellers beyond the well-trodden path in style, and is the latest collaboration between Insight Vacations, Luxury Gold and Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection. Building on its inaugural success in 2016 and the growth of the luxury travel market, this collection features eight extraordinary itineraries, including two all-new journeys to France and along the Dalmatian Riviera.Recent research conducted by Amadeus predicts the luxury travel sector will grow by 6.2 per cent, a rate three times faster than overall travel, making this once niche sector now one of the most important and lucrative within the travel industry*. “Europe’s Finest” has expanded to recognise the growth of this sector and address its discerning tastes with the introduction of Danube Delights & the Dalmatian Riviera. This 23-day journey begins with a luxurious Danube cruise aboard Uniworld’s River Ambassador with visits to historic Nuremberg, the medieval town of Regensburg and the grand capitals of Prague and Vienna. Journeying east, guests will disembark their ship to join an escorted tour along the Dalmatian Riviera where highlights include a visit to the earthly paradise of Plitvice Lakes National Park and the honeyed city of Dubrovnik. Also new for 2017 is the 19-day Elegance of England & France where English and French cultures collide. Visit rural Dorset and the charming Channel Island of Guernsey before embarking on a glorious cruise along the Seine River on Uniworld’s new S.S. Joie de Vivre, docking in the heart of romantic Paris.“At Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold, we are passionate about providing enriching travel experiences and the most luxurious European journeys – a passion we share with Uniworld,” said Alex O’Connor, Managing Director Insight Vacations and Luxury Gold Australia. “By pairing the world’s most renowned boutique river cruises with our award-winning escorted tours, this unique collection will take guests far beyond the well-trodden path in sophisticated, one-of-a-kind style, without visiting the same destination twice to give our guests a broader European experience.”Fiona Dalton, Managing Director Uniworld Australia added, “We are delighted to offer two new tours for 2017, a result of the great success and popularity of our 2016 collection. Guests are able to immerse themselves in fascinating cultures, authentic regional flavors, and picturesque villages. What’s more, travellers on the new ‘Elegance of England & France’ will be among the first guests on our newest Super Ship, the S.S. Joie de Vivre, debuting in March 2017.”Travellers will visit some of the world’s most coveted destinations while enjoying the distinct hallmarks each brand is celebrated for, such as Insight’s expert Tour Directors, Luxury Gold’s Exclusive VIP Events and Uniworld’s effortless all-inclusivity.*From Amadeus 2016 ‘Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel-Future Traveller Tribes 2030’ reportlast_img read more