Trafalgar has strengthened its Queensland sales team with the appointment of Lauren Stuchbury as sales manager.Stuchbury has been nominated for the NTIA Sales Executive of the Year award for three years running and has over 15 years of experience within the tourism industry.Previous roles include business development executive with Qantas Holidays, and reservations and sales consultant roles with Talpacific Holidays and Harvey World Travel.“We are extremely excited to welcome Lauren to Trafalgar’s sales team and the wider family. Lauren’s extensive experience within sales has provided her with a unique understanding of today’s travellers, allowing her to establish desirable relationships with trade partners. Lauren’s industry knowledge will assist us in providing agents with dedicated support in the Queensland region,” said managing director Matthew Cameron-Smith. Trafalgar
IMAGE: Snorkelling, DobuThe third in a suite of unique and pioneering circumnavigation voyages in 2020, Coral Expeditions has launched a new 35-night Circumnavigation of New Guinea itinerary – an extraordinary journey onboard the brand new 120 passenger Coral Adventurer. Tambanum Sepik River“Our circumnavigation itineraries are the truest form of exploration,” says Mark Fifield, Group General Manager of Coral Expeditions. “With the sophisticated expedition capabilities of the Coral Adventurer, we are able to bring guests up close to the region’s natural habitats and hidden communities in comfort and safety.” The New Guinea circumnavigation will feature visits to iconic locations such as Raja Ampat and the Gumdrop Islands, the Spice Islands, The Sepik & Mamberamo Rivers, Dei Dei Hot Springs on Fergusson Island, the Fly Islands and Tufi Fjords. Guests will also have the opportunity to encounter the fierce Asmat warriors at Agats and witness their famous carvings. A highlight during this voyage will be visiting the two mightiest rivers of New Guinea, the Sepik and the Mamberamo. “New Guinea is filled with hidden treasures, the likes of which feature on only the worldliest explorer’s bucket lists. For instance, we will spend two mornings searching for and swimming with the beautiful Whale Sharks at Cenderawasih Bay. This region is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to swim with these majestic animals,” Fifield added.Pricing for the Circumnavigation of New Guinea starts at $25,150 per person twin share. Available as a full 35-night circumnavigation, or in a limited number as half segments Darwin to Madang and Madang to Darwin. Guests who book direct or via travel partners by June 30 will receive a 10% early bird offer.