Avanti to Add Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific

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Avanti Destinations is expanding into Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. The company will begin offering FIT and custom group options in the region beginning in mid-2020. 

In a written statement Paul Barry, chairman of Avanti, said that travel advisors had been asking the company to begin selling Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific for “quite a few years.” The company has been expanding its operations to the point where it can begin selling the new destinations. 

By mid-2020, Avanti said that it will offer a full range of experiences, accommodations, tours and transfers for FITs and custom groups, in addition to suggested itineraries in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. 

The move follows Avanti’s announcement of three new destinations for 2020: St. Petersburg, Russia, Mongolia and Morocco. Those new destinations were announced as part of the company’s 2020 – 2021 brochures for Europe and Asia, and they are now bookable by travel advisors. Offerings include new experiences, such as desert camping only reachable by 4x4 and camel in Morocco, as well as tours, transfers and accommodations. 

Avanti Destinations began as an FIT specialist for Europe in 1981, adding Central and South America in 1990, and, most recently, Asia in 2015. The company also added custom group travel in 2018. 

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