WITIA Networks May 2022


Welcome to WITIA NETWORKS! designed to showcase travel and tourism offerings by members of Women in Tourism International Alliance.

WITIA NETWORKS! is published at the end of January, March, May, July, September, and November, and is distributed free of charge to our large database. These special offerings for both you and your clients are brought to you by member businesses. The information contained below is for informational purposes only and must be confirmed/validated by the company cited in the listing. Please contact each advertiser directly – they alone are responsible for the content of these notices. All prices are quoted in applicable currencies. Ads are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beth Ringhofer, Editor

SUPPLY SIDE ECONOMICS

Member Offers

Wine Tours

Australia & New Zealand

MEMBER OFFER

Planning customized vacations for 30+ years for independent travelers and groups. Rely on us for specialized wine tours as well as soft adventure, honeymoons, nature, history, Aboriginal & Maori culture experiences, pre- and post-cruise tours, shore excursions and myriad special interests. We do it all – working closely with you and your clients to design the trip of their dreams at the required pace and budget, from moderate to very upscale. We know the South Pacific well – extensions to Fiji, Tahiti and the Cooks – no problem! Having lived ‘down under’, we provide just the right touches to make your clients’ vacations very memorable! We have received many WITIA member recommendations – ask us! It’s not too early to start planning!


LINDSEY NEALE-ROZGA, President Foundation Member
WINE TOURS AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND ~ UNIQUE & UNUSUAL
In conjunction with Springboard Vacations
PO Box 927136, San Diego, California 92192 USA
Tel: +1 (858) 550 9622 & 9696 (PST 7 am – 5 pm), CST 2059428-40
Skype: anzlindsey
North American Representative for:
Diverse Travel Australia & Aboriginal Australia
Travel Time South Pacific (NZ)
Foundation Member
tours@winetoursaustralia-nz.com; www.winetoursaustralia-nz.com

Travel To Marketing

MEMBER OFFER

Travel To Marketing LLC is a USA-based sales and marketing organization, specializing in outsourced sales, distribution and destination marketing services for travel industry principals.

We provide tailor-made sales and marketing representation services for tour operators, DMCs (destination management companies) and wholesalers for worldwide distribution.

Our clients are inbound tour operators from the UK, Australia, USA, Egypt, Turkey, Oman, UAE, Lebanon, Morocco, South & Central America, India, China, Africa, Asia and Europe. They rely on us for efficient and effective outsourced sales and marketing solutions in the USA, Europe, Canada, the UK, South America, the Middle East and Australia.  Please visit our website for further details – www.traveltomarketing.com.

SUZIE CAMPBELL, President/Owner                      Global Partner

TRAVEL TO MARKETING LLC        

315 W. Elliot Road, Suite 107-175, Tempe, Arizona 85284 USA

Tel: +1-480-755-7699; Cell: +1-602-725-7255; Fax +1-480-756-9174

Email: suzie@traveltomarketing.com; Skype: suziemaree;

www.traveltomarketing.com

MIR

MEMBER OFFER

Custom Private Journeys & Scheduled Small Group Tours

Since 1986 MIR has been sending curious travelers on meticulous, made-to-measure private and group journeys to countries that form the crossroads between Europe and Asia. MIR has built a solid reputation as a tourism pioneer, sought out by travelers who seek destinations that some would consider obscure, exotic, remote and even controversial, from Tibet to Tbilisi, from Tallinn to Tehran and every place in between.

MIR’s experienced destination experts design extraordinary trips far from the realm of the familiar. They work closely with their network of partners on the ground, including local MIR DMC affiliates such as our Central Asia ‘Silk Route’ office in Uzbekistan and our South Caucasus office in the Republic of Georgia. Our work has been recognized with multiple awards, including for tour design, print and web displays.

Take advantage of our decades of experience and expertise when you travel off-the-beaten-path to Central Asia (the five ‘Stans), the South Caucasus (Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan), Mongolia, China, Tibet, The Baltics (Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia), the Balkans (Slovenia, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Central and East Europe (Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Romania) and the Middle East (Iran, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE and Oman.)

ANNIE LUCAS, Vice President

MIR CORPORATION

85 South Washington Street, Suite 210 Seattle, Washington 98104 USA

Tel: 206-696-7056

annie@mircorp.com; www.mircorp.com

Lyn Taylor’s Adventure Tours

MEMBER OFFER

A Wondrous World of Wildflowers – Western Australia’s Stirling Range
 
Join us for five days of walking through one of Western Australia’s most beautiful and striking landscapes. The wildflowers of Western Australian are known throughout the world for their beauty and diversity. But don’t expect to turn up in Perth in September and see carpets of wildflowers on your doorstep. Many a flower-chaser has left disappointed, having seen only the wildflowers in Perth’s Kings Park. The real experience lies out in the field, far from town, on a Stirling Range Walking Tour!
With over 1500 plant species in the Stirling Range, one hundred of which are endemic – found nowhere else on Earth, this tour is literally blooming with beauty and adventure. Your treasured moments include conquering (with the support of your guides) the mighty Bluff Knoll, at 1100 meters the highest peak in the Stirling Range, and enjoying an afternoon discovering wildflowers with a local expert. At the end of the day, relax and rejuvenate in lodge- style accommodation, including a hot shower, roaring lounge fire, hearty dinner and a glass of wine with your fellow guests. Bliss.

This tour is rated moderate to challenging, 30km – 5 nights on trek plus 2 nights in Perth for a 7-day total. Departure 19 September 2022. Cost is AUD $1,950pp based on twin share.

LYN TAYLOR, Director                                              Global Partner

LYN TAYLOR’S ADVENTURE TRAVEL
P.O. Box 947, Mona Vale, New South Wales 1660 Australia

Tel:  +61 2 9997 7442; Cell: +61 4 1891 7342 
enquiries@tayloradventure.com; www.tayloradventure.com

Royal India Holidays PVT. LTD.

MEMBER OFFER

 

Venture into the mystic land of India! With travel visas fully resumed, now is the time to plan your family holiday for the coming year. Reach out now to pre-book your holidays and get amazing deals with luxury packages that take you through the sand dunes of Rajasthan, the mountains of Himachal and the serene backwaters of Kerala. As you travel through this vast nation, you will be supported by travel experts who have been working in the industry for over 28 years. Enjoy complimentary farewell dinners, gifts and experiences for special occasions plus a lot more. These tours include 4–5-star accommodations in some of India’s finest hotels including Taj, Oberoi and Imperial properties, a comfortable vehicle for the road and delicious local delicacies to spark the dreams of foodies everywhere. As we adapt to the current environment, we work diligently to keep our clients healthy and safe. Book your bespoke holiday package between now and September to enjoy discounts up to 40% off! Now is definitely the time for India!

NEWTON SINGH, Owner and Managing Director
ROYAL INDIA HOLIDAYS PVT LTD. 
GST No.: 09AAGCR6672N1ZK 3rd Floor, Suite No 87, Ansal Plaza,
Vaishali, Ghaziabad 201010, INDIA Mobile: +91 9599192172/+ 91 9810068824
Landline: +91 120 4106005
Skype: newton.singh newton@royalindiaholiday.com,  royalind21@gmail.com; sales@royalindiaholiday.com; www.royalindiaholiday.com
Portfolio : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNRWWIthhL4  

Hoyland Private Tour

MEMBER OFFER

Laila Tours & Travel provides a wide selection of quality tours and pilgrimages that guarantee satisfaction based on your specifications, time, budget, passion and more.

From one-day tours to biannual extended tours, we have it all!

For an unforgettable experience, browse our tour programs, contact us for more details, book your desired tour program and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the Holy Land.


MARIA ASFOURA, Deputy Manager
LAILA TOURS AND TRAVEL

Ambassador City Hotel, 2nd floor, Manger St., Bethlehem, Israel
Tel: +972 2277 7997; Cell +972 5 2777 3022; Fax: + 972 2277 7996
maria@lailatours.com; Lailatours.com Holylandtransfers.com

Incentive & Leisure Services, South America

MEMBER OFFER

Hello!! My name is Florencia Korenchendler and I am the Commercial Manager of ILS Tours, a DMC based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We have our own incoming offices in Argentina and Chile and we are specialists in tailor made FITs, group itineraries, leisure travel programs and shore excursions/pre & post cruise tours.

For us, travel is an art form. We take pride in fulfilling our clients’ dreams, whether they be to visit the most breath-taking landscapes and nature parks or to immerse themselves in a new culture. We love sharing the very best of each destination – their rich cultural legacy, their geographical and ecological diversity, and their world-renowned gastronomy. 

I´ll be attending the LATA Expo in London, Battersea Evolution, from 13-17 June. It would be my pleasure to meet you in person and schedule an appointment during the LATA event. Let me introduce you to our unique company and the incredible, client-pleasing portfolio we offer.

Hope to see you soon!

FLORENCIA KORENCHENDLER, Commercial Manager

INCENTIVE AND LEISURE SERVICES

Paraguay 935, Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, C1057AAM, Argentina

Tel: +54 11 5263-0031; Cell +54 911 6569 8898

fkorenchendler@ilstours.com, comercialils@ilstours.com; Https://ilstours.com

You can also follow us on Instagram: listers 

SDE

MEMBER OFFER

La Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique – (SDÉ– the Francophone British Columbia Economic Development Organization) is proud to promote the rebranded ‘Corridor’ website under its new name – Salut Canada. Salut is the ‘hello’ we use with friends! Conceived by RDÉE Canada, our national partner, with input from every Canadian province and territory, Salut Canada is found at the original address – https://corridorcanada.ca/. The website’s mission remains the same, only more so – to provide visitors with an exciting array of Canadian resources and experiences available in French.  

Salut Canada highlights the culture and heritage of Francophones and Acadians (the regional French culture found in the Maritime provinces) that thrives in every Canadian province and territory. It is a platform to display Francophone tourism materials and expand and encourage French-language service suppliers, creating awareness among both Canadian and international tourism markets.  French-language and bilingual English-French tourist sites, events and products are on view for all parts of Canada, allowing visitors to plan their itineraries and discover another side of this vast country – Canada en français! SDÉ is proud to have introduced 32 Francophone and Francophile products and experiences to Salut Canada – more than a destination.


Nicole Smith-MacGregor, Project Manager – Tourism
SDE COLOMBIE-BRITANNIQUE
Société de développement économique de la Colombie-Britannique (SDÉ)
220-1555 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1S1, Canada
Tel: (604) 732-3534 Ext. 361; Fax: (604) 732 3516
nsmith@sdecb.com; tourisme-cb.com; sdecb.com; corridorcanada.ca

Coming Up

MEMBERS CONNECT VIRTUALLY Via ZOOM

Reach out and talk to other members, discuss ideas to help your business or personal life during the current crisis & meet your network!

Hand of Friendship” Zoom session

WITIA has held many successful virtual member meetings since April 2020. Details and Zoom meeting links are emailed to members a week prior to the sessions, and reminders are posted on WITIA’s Members Only Facebook page. If you are not receiving the emails with the meeting link, please email secretary@witia.org or info@witia.org.

What’s New: WITIA is offering our members the opportunity to give a FAM presentation during selected Zoom meetings. Presentations can be up to 15 minutes in duration and should be about a member’s tourism products or a country/ region /city of interest. Members who are interested in participating should contact President Leah Gage president@witia.org for further details. These meetings are a member benefit and restricted to financial members. Invitations will be emailed out a week prior to each meeting and will contain the meeting link with a list of times/dates. Please calendar the appropriate meeting time for your particular time zone.

SAVE THE DATE! 

 “Hand of Friendship” Zoom sessions for 2022

JUN 09/10 | JUL 14/15 | AUG 11/12 | SEP 0/09

OCT 13/14 | NOV 10/11 | DEC 08/09 – End of year celebration

VIP MEMBERS ONLY FACEBOOK GROUP

WITIA encourages all members to join our exclusive Members Only Facebook group and be a part of the ongoing conversation. Invitations to join this group have been sent out to all WITIA members. If you have lost yours, or never received one, please contact us via email at admin@witia.net. WITIA’s Global Partners have an additional benefit from this private Facebook page – your online promotions will be shared with members. Take a look!

WITIA GLOBAL PARTNERS