Travel Department, Ireland’s leading provider of guided group tours has launched its full range of 2024 holidays and is already seeing huge demand for long haul holidays with Vietnam and India currently outperforming some European destinations in 2024
In fact, early sales for Travel Department’s Highlights of Vietnam tour that takes in the bustling cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh plus the famous Mekong Delta and Cu Chi Tunnels are up over 100%, year on year with prices for this tour from €3,299 pp for 14 nights.
Other bucket list destinations that are increasing in popularity are South Africa, Canada, Japan, and a once-in-a lifetime 28-day tour of Australia & New Zealand. New for 2024 is the 10 night Music Capitals of the South tour in the USA which includes New Orleans, Memphis with a visit to the home of “The King,” and of course, Nashville (from €3,799 pp).
Travelling with Travel Department is all about getting more from a holiday, like more planned experiences, more opportunity to get to know new people and places, and most importantly more enjoyment all for one great price. Plus, everything is included from flights, accommodation, transfers, excursions all accompanied by an expert local guide, providing peace of mind from start to finish.
River Cruising is another category that is becoming increasingly popular and there are lots of wonderful tours to choose from including The Danube River Cruise, Rhine Cruise, The Seine and the iconic Nile River cruise as part of the Egypt holiday that takes in Cairo and Hurghada too.
The much-loved European destinations continue to delight customers and are the mainstay of the 2024 programme and include the huge range of tours in Italy, Spain, Portugal & Croatia. New European tours for 2024 include The Italian Riviera including Cinque Terre & Genoa including visits by both boat and train to Cinque Terre (from €1,669pp); Highlights of Turkey incl. Istanbul, Cappadocia and Antalya exploring ancient towns and cities (from €1,879pp) and Little boats of the Algarve cruising along the coast aboard a traditional sailing boat and along the Guadiana River which forms the border between Spain and Portugal (from €1,399pp).
For those looking for a more adventurous holiday, Travel Department’s sister brand TD active Holidays have also launched their 2024 range. TD active Holidays, the go-to company for walking holidays in Europe, continues to offer guided group walking holidays to match a wide range of styles and abilities. Destinations include Slovenia, Croatia and Sierra Nevada in Spain to name just a few, plus, for 2024, there’s a brand new Tuscany walking holiday, where walkers will enjoy leisurely walks in the Tuscan hills while also taking in a visit to the stunning medieval town of Siena, and to Montecino with the opportunity to taste the local wines (from €1,499 pp).
TD active Holidays also continues to offer action-packed, small group adventure holidays to extraordinary destinations like Vietnam, Cuba and India. Jordan is proving particularly popular, with the 9 night Explore Jordan holiday taking in a traditional cookery class, a visit to the unforgettable lost city of Petra, hiking in the Dana reserve and an overnight stay in a Bedouin camp in the Wadi Rum all from just all from just €2,699 including flights.
To celebrate the launch of the full range of holidays in 2024, both brands are offering savings of up to €100 pp.
New bookings made before September 11th, for either 2023 or 2024 holidays, have savings of €30 pp off holidays of 6 nights or less, €60 pp off holidays of 7 nights, and €100 pp on holidays of 8 nights or more and River Cruises.
In addition, Travel Department is launching a ‘Travel with Care’ initiative which includes providing customers with the opportunity to make a contribution towards their carbon offsetting when they book for 2024. 100% of contributions will go directly to support projects delivering everything from clean water in Cambodia and renewable energy in Brazil to solar energy in India. Travel Department will also play its part through a new partnership with CloudForests and will plant a tree along the Wild Atlantic Way for every booking that makes a contribution towards carbon-offsetting.
Sara Zimmerman, CEO Travel Department: “ Alongside offering carefully crafted itineraries with inspirational local guides and hand-picked hotels at great prices, we are ever more mindful of the importance of having a positive impact on the world around us.
Supporting local communities at each destination and protecting local environments has always been a key focus for us. This year, we are proud to have launched a range of new initiatives such as partnering with CloudForests to support their work creating forests along the Wild Atlantic Way and offering our customers the opportunity to make a contribution towards offsetting the carbon emissions from their trips.
For us, it’s all about ‘Travel with Care,’ care for our customers, our people, our partners around the world and for the planet.”
*Offer valid for all new bookings for 2023 and 2024 departures made before the 11th of September 2023. Offer is €100pp off holidays of 8 nights or more using the code LAUNCH100, €60pp on holidays of 7 nights using the code LAUNCH60 and €30pp on holidays of 6 nights or less using the code LAUNCH30. Offers are non-transferable, subject to availability, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and has no cash value. Offer can be redeemed on bookings made online or by phone, and the full range of offers and T&Cs are at: www.traveldepartment.com and www.tdactiveholidays.com