Kuoni puts emphasis on USA & Canada’s lesser-visited parks and off the beaten track experiences in new Discover collection
Designed to get off the beaten track and escape the crowds, Kuoni’s latest Discover USA & Canada brochure has a total of seventeen new suggested itineraries which have been expertly curated to highlight the best things to do, see and experience.
The new-look brochure features 147 pages, from exploring Cape Cod and Acadia National Park in New England to visiting lesser-visited national parks and hot spring towns on the Mountain Parks Discovery Self-Drive in Canada.
Tom Waite, Senior Product Executive said: “We’ve paid particular attention to those experiences that make destinations unique to encourage our customers to explore further and experience the states as the locals do, whether that’s staying in Brooklyn rather than Midtown New York, or detouring onto secluded scenic byways.”
As part of Kuoni’s investment in staff knowledge and expertise, there will be a Canada & Cruise Expert Training Day in London in October followed by an Arizona Fam trip for six retail staff later this year.
New suggested itineraries added in the USA
Due to a high volume of travellers in New York, Kuoni has added The William Vale in Brooklyn, a boutique hotel which is well connected to public transport links allowing guests to get to Lower Manhattan within minutes.
Kuoni has seen a shift from traditional areas of the US to less well-known states such as New Orleans, Nashville, Georgia, the Carolinas and Colorado.
Two itineraries have been added in New England including Best of New England and the Discover New England Self-Drive which ticks off the state’s highlights including Cape Cod’s blissful beaches and Acadia National Park.
For food and drink lovers, Kuoni has added a new itinerary in Oregon, the Pacific Northwest Self-Drive which promotes its world renowned wineries and field to fork dining.
Off the beaten track experiences in Canada
Kuoni has seen demand for tailor-made itineraries in Canada continue to grow in 2019. The desire of customers to explore the great outdoors, and experience nature and wildlife continues to drive these holidays. The popularity of cruise holidays and the media influence of programmes like Michael Portillo’s great Canadian Rail Journeys has spurred interest and first time visitors.
Kuoni’s new offering in Canada showcases lesser-visited national parks in the Rockies, Eastern Canada’s urban cities and Atlantic Canada’s four scenic less explored provinces.
Dagmar Marrocco, Commercial and Product Manager said: “Book early for Canada has become a mantra. So with summer being Canada’s busiest period, there is also new inspiration highlighting winter travel called Canada’s Coolest Season. From hiking Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park to skating on frozen canals and observing the Northern Lights from the Yukon. Winter is not only about the ski season. So whether in the cities or pursuing other outdoor adventures there is another side of Canada, that fewer visitors get to experience.”
A number of new properties have been added including: Spirit Bear Lodge located in the Great Bear Rainforest and Glacier View Lodge in Jasper National Park offering breath-taking views and an exclusive morning Columbia Icefield Skywalk.
There is a stronger focus on families, with two newly added itineraries including Family Explorer in Ontario self-drive which ticks off Toronto’s sights and Niagara Falls in under two weeks – perfect for taking kids over 12 on a Canadian adventure.
The latest collection is out now and can be found in Kuoni’s Discover USA & Canada brochure and online at www.kuoni.co.uk/brochures