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Goway revamps Australia packages, focuses on small-group touring

Goway revamps Australia packages, focuses on small-group touring
"Aussie spirit is alive and well at Goway," says Shirley Rourke, VP of Downunder and South Pacific at Goway. (Goway/Supplied)
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"Aussie spirit is alive and well at Goway and growing stronger in anticipation of Australia’s projected reopening later this year," wrote Shirley Rourke, VP of Downunder and South Pacific at Goway, in a letter to partners on Wednesday (Jan. 26). 

Rourke's words come as Goway, a leader in selling Australia and the South Pacific, is marking Australia Day this January 26 by rededicating itself to sharing Australia with the wider world. 

Over the past 22 months, Goway has continued to support its Australian partners and worked to foster excitement for travellers who are dreaming about visiting Australia in the near future.

To this end, Goway has "reimagined its travel packages to Australia and polished its collection of best-selling vacations," Rourke wrote. 

Goway has also tapped into emerging travel trends by focusing more on small-group touring, which offers a more intimate experience and personal touch on vacation, while still providing the security and expertise of a guided group. 

"Small-group touring also allows travellers to access unique local experiences that aren’t available for larger groups," Rourke wrote. 

Goway has also expanded its private-guided offerings in Australia, which allow travellers to customize their itinerary, focus on their specific interests, and have the flexibility to enjoy exclusive and intimate experiences.

Goway’s Essence of Australia offers first-class accommodations and small-group touring on a nine-day tour to popular sites, such as Sydney, Uluru/Ayers Rock, and the Great Barrier Reef. 

Ultimate Retreats upgrades the offerings with a private guide and deluxe accommodations on a 12-day trip to Sydney, a private island resort in the Great Barrier Reef, and the gorgeous remote wilderness of Freycinet on the island of Tasmania. Authentic Australia takes travellers on a 15-day journey through the best of Australia. 

It offers first-class accommodations and affordable shared tours in Melbourne, Sydney, Uluru/Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, and Kakadu National Park.

Goway also offers customized group vacations to Australia. All you need is a group of 10-or-more travellers and Goway Groups Only can customize a vacation around specific group interests. 

Also, new to the group travel experience is Goway Groups Only’s exclusive bubble itineraries, which have been developed with trusted partners to serve small groups during this time. Simply build your own bubble and customize one of Goway's sample itineraries, such as Amazing Australia

“We know that people are champing at the bit to travel to Australia and explore its breathtaking mix of cultural delights and natural wonders,” Rourke said. “By refining our travel packages to Australia and increasing our offerings of small-group and private-guided tour options, Goway is well-equipped to service the enormous travel demand that will inevitably come when Australia reopens its borders.”

While waiting for Australia’s borders to reopen, travel professionals can prepare and increase their travel knowledge by checking out Goway's recent webinar on Australia

Travellers and travel professionals can also mark Australia Day by joining Goway for some Aussie fun as they speak some “straya” in this video celebration below. 

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