Titan (0800 988 5873, www.titantravel.co.uk) has launched its Early Booking Bonanza brochure for 2019 holidays with double the number of tours specially reserved for solo travellers, 27 brand-new tour itineraries, an expanded range of river cruises and more flexibility for travellers to fly from regional airports across the UK.
Also, for the first time Titan is launching an exclusive loyalty programme called the Titan Travellers Club with benefits for members to receive special offers and advanced previews of new tours. In addition, members will be the first to experience Titan’s new, great-value ‘Trailblazer’ tours. Pioneering the first departures on specific tours regular travellers can be the first to experience the tours and provide feedback. A new Trailblazer tour planned for later this year is the 13-day Highlights of Cambodia and Laos tour which combines breath-taking temples and bustling local markets with a cooking lesson and a cruise on Tonlé Sap Lake (departs 27 November 2018 from £1,999pp).
27 brand-new itineraries
Further new itineraries for 2019, range from seeking out polar bears among the glaciers and icebergs of the Svalbard archipelago on a 10-day expedition voyage on the MS Fram to ‘Spitsbergen - In the Realm of the Polar Bear’ (departing 3 and 11 June 2019 from £4,299 pp). Or combining Texas’ big cities and countryside ranches with jazz and jambalaya in New Orleans on the new 13-day ‘Texas and the Big Easy’ (departing April, September and October 2019 from £2,999 pp). Whilst closer to home there’s the chance to discover the crowd-free national parks and World Heritage Sites of Albania and Macedonia on a 12-day ‘Balkans off the Beaten Track’ itinerary ( departing May, June and September 2019 from £1,779 pp) or explore the City of Canals with a 5-day tour to Venice on board the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express (departing in April, September and October from £2,999pp).
Double the number of solo departures
The number of dedicated solo departure dates has doubled for 2019 featuring 22 itineraries with specific dates for single travellers. Adding to far-flung long-haul destinations such as China, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan and Vietnam are a selection of European countries from Italy and Switzerland to Portugal, Greece and Germany. Prices start from £1,399 for the 8-day Scenic Lake Orta (departing 25th April 2019). There are no single supplements to pay, and on every tour an expert Titan tour manager will bring solo travellers together by hosting a drinks reception on the first night; ideal for getting to know everyone, and throughout the tour they will be on hand to make sure everyone in the group gets the best out of their holiday.
More regional airport departures
Adding to the flexibility for travellers, from 2019 Titan is making it possible to depart from the regional airport that is most convenient for them. From Aberdeen and Belfast airport to Southend and Southampton, travellers will be able to fly internationally to join more than 60 tours and receive a complimentary transfer between the destination airport and the hotel or ship on the first and last day of the holiday. Alternatively, if direct flights to a chosen destination aren’t available Titan will arrange a free connecting flight to London.
Expanded cruise ship options
On water there are 34 new ocean cruise itineraries for 2019, many in conjunction with Fred. Olsen with no-fly departures from ports across the UK. Prices start from £1,349 pp for a 9-day no fly cruise from Southampton to the Norwegian Fjords and Cities (departing in May 2019). In addition to the cruise, passengers booking with Titan benefit from an exclusive Titan drinks party on board, on board spend, the services of a Titan tour manager and the complimentary VIP door-to-door travel service*. Alternatively, for those seeking a cultural cruise with Voyage to Antiquity, there are three new options from a Greek islands cruise to the Norwegian Fjords. The 16-day no-fly cruise taking in Scotland, Iceland, the Faroes and Shetland (departs 30 July from £2,995 pp)
Low Deposit and drinks all round for early bookers
In addition to the guaranteed lowest prices, early bookers who confirm their 2019 holiday with a low £99pp deposit before 11 May 2018 will receive a bottle of Champagne if it's their first Titan booking, or £60 worth of wine from Majestic if they have previously travelled with Titan.
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*Excludes Scottish islands and Sark, where vehicle access in an issue. However, we invite those residents to nominate any mainland address for their ‘home’ pick-up.
Notes to editors
Titan offers three times as many itineraries as other escorted tour operators, visiting almost 100 countries and every continent.
Titan holidays are only on sale in the UK and Republic of Ireland and are all UK originating enabling them to be carefully and imaginatively crafted for the British holidaymaker
Titan’s price promise protects early bookers and once a deposit has been paid Titan will never apply supplements. If Titan subsequently reduces the price of a holiday to below what has already been paid the difference will automatically be refunded in the form of a credit to be used towards a future holiday.
Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer free home transfers on every itinerary and every departure date with no mileage supplements.
Titan is the only escorted tour operator to offer regional flights and home transfers for mainland customers in northern England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Titan works with experienced tour managers and all hotels are accorded an honest ‘T’ rating. Tours feature schedule flights with world-renowned operators and excursions are included to attractions which are clearly highlights of a chosen region or country.