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Monday, July 12, 2010

Orion Announces Inclusive Value-added Accommodation Packages Worth Thousands of Dollars


Orion Expedition Cruises, has announced a significant sales and marketing initiative aimed at enhancing guest experiences on all Orion Australian 7 night voyages in November and December 2010.

Orion will be operating 7 night voyages between Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and Hobart and has selected some of the finest and most sought after hotel and spa/lodge options to create inclusive 9 or 10 night land and cruise packages for sailings departing 2 November, 9 November, 24 November and 1 December 2010.

Guests will be able to select from one of the following pre or post voyage options available as an inclusive added-value accommodation experience at no additional cost to the Orion expedition fare.

• Cairns – qualia or Pullman Reef Hotel Casino
• Sydney – Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort or Four Seasons Hotel
• Melbourne – Chateau Yering or Crown Metropol Hotel
• Hobart – Saffire, Freycinet or Henry Jones Art Hotel

These premium 2 and 3 night accommodation packages are worth up to $5,000 and include meals, transfers and private tours, representing significant added value for guests.

Prices for these Orion packages start at $6,040 per person based on twin share.

Referring to the trade benefit, Chris Perkins, General Manager Sales and Marketing, commented “As all Orion voyages are fully commissionable at 10% we see this as being a great opportunity for retail agents to generate additional revenue for themselves by offering a highly desirable value-added initiative to their clients interested in a shorter Australian based itinerary – a great way to experience Orion.”

“These seven night voyages allow guests to relax, unpack, luxuriate and experience Australia. These voyages will provide guests with the opportunity to visit the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour and the Opera House, join our inaugural visit to Melbourne or explore the most inaccessible parts of the east coast of Tasmania.”

Orion have created additional marketing and sales support for this promotion including a 20 page ‘Experience Australia’ brochure, and an e-brochure for distribution to travel agents databases.

For further information or to order copies of the ‘Experience Australia’ brochure contact Orion Expedition Cruises Sales and Marketing team on www.orionexpeditions.com
Additional background information specific to Orion Expedition 7 night voyages departing November and December 2010 see attached

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