Topdeck launches new trips to introduce its new ‘Feel Real’ proposition

Topdeck Travel, providers of group travel for 18-39’s, has today launched three destination trips to Ecuador & Galápagos, Sri Lanka, as well as pioneering group trip travel to Georgia

All bookable for 2020 and 2021, the new product offering from Topdeck coincides with its new brand proposition, ‘Feel Real’. This has been developed in response to the shift in attitude of Gen Z and Millennials, who are increasingly seeking liberation from the rules of normal life through travel, filled with enriching and authentic local experiences.

“Travel has become commoditised and homogeneous. Travel should be more than just offering the standard ‘copy and paste’ experiences. It should offer people the chance to escape the mundane of day-to-day life, meet new life-long friends, gain new perspectives and broaden their horizons. We deliver that, group travel delivers that, but group travel has an image problem, that we aim to overcome.

All of this thinking has been built into our brand proposition. We want to enable people to feel liberated from the rules of normal life. Travel is about discovery and being you, without feeling the need to conform to the “sameness” we are exposed to everyday”

Comments Charles Knowlton, Global General Manager at Topdeck.

Topdeck’s new product launch has been developed following comprehensive customer and travel agent feedback, including in-depth research and focus groups. Each trip has been specially and carefully curated to provide travellers with experiences that delve deeper into each destination’s rich culture. Experiences, accommodation and transportation included in the trip itineraries embrace all that the destinations have to offer, from the best food and drink to local culture and exploring the indigenous wildlife.

Georgia

Encouraging travellers to ditch the standard sightseeing check list and instead discover authentic travel experiences, Topdeck has unveiled a 9-day trip to Georgia. Delving into the country’s history, the trip is ideal for explorers as the destination remains relatively undiscovered. With untouched landscapes to be discovered during the day, and a booming budget friendly nightlife to be enjoyed in the evenings, Georgia makes for the ideal group touring destination for those that don’t want to follow the crowd. The new summer trip will take visitors from the bustling cobbled streets of the Capital, Tbilisi, to the serene mountain tops that play backdrop to the Gergeti Trinity Church. Travellers will also get the chance to explore the region’s wine making heritage, with an intimate wine tasting and bread making masterclass. (The new Georgia itinerary will be bookable from today, Monday 20th January, for trips taking place between27 July 2020 – 31 August 2020, starting from £799)

Ecuador & the Galápagos

Topdeck’s second new launch is a spectacular two-week tour of Ecuador & the Galápagos where travellers can embrace the freedom of travel through carefully curated excursions. This new trip itinerary comprises local hikes through jungle landscapes, discovering the ancient ruins of Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, and exploring the wildlife scene of the Galápagos Islands on sea excursions, where travellers can observe the local marine life. (Travellers can book on to the new Ecuador & the Galápagos itinerary will be bookable from today, Monday 20th January, for the limited-edition trip departing on 29th August 2020 with the price starting from  £2,324.)

Sri Lanka

Kicking off with an 11-day trip to Sri Lanka, Topdeck has created an enriching itinerary encouraging travellers to be insiders rather than just bystanders. On the tour, travellers will have the opportunity to tick off attractions such as the ancient Sigiriya Rock Fortress, hidden within the Matale District, and experience the Buddhist Temple of Tooth. Activities that aim to help you to find the real you will also include the opportunity to discover the country’s native culture with Tuk Tuk rides around the city of Kandy, as well as whale watching group tours and a cookery masterclass hosted in an Sri Lankan local’s home.  (Departing between July 2020 and March 2021, the new Sri Lanka itinerary will be bookable from today, Monday 20th January, and is bookable from £969.)

Topdeck’s Global General Manager, Charles Knowlton commented on the new products being released:

This is an exciting time for Topdeck with the launch of our new proposition ‘Feel Real’ and the announcement of three new trips and destinations. We’ve extended our range of products to include more immersive, raw and off-the-grid destinations and experiences.

This is an exciting time for Topdeck with the launch of our new proposition ‘Feel Real’ and the announcement of three new trips and destinations. We’ve extended our range of products to include more immersive, raw and off-the-grid destinations and experiences.

Group touring is the perfect way for travellers to take on these more exotic destinations, its hassle free, safe and each itinerary has been developed to allow travellers to get under the skin of each destination, as well as meet other curious and open-minded people and make lifelong memories along the way.”

 Find out more about BETA Member Topdeck here