THE MIDDLE EAST REEMERGES
COX & KINGS LAUNCHES ITS MIDDLE EAST PROGRAMME FOR 2018 INCLUDING NEW ESCORTED TOURS AS WELL AS SUGGESTIONS FOR FAMILIES AND SOLO TRAVELLERS
Cox & Kings, which celebrates its 260th anniversary in 2018, has launched its new brochure to the Middle East, North Africa, Central Asia and the Gulf. Alongside the comprehensive programme of escorted group tours and private travel options, there are new escorted tours in Morocco, Jordan, and Iran. The lead-in tour is Splendours of Jordan, a 7-night escorted tour priced from £1,495 per person.
Passenger numbers travelling to the Middle East so far this year have increased by almost 50% compared to the same time last year. Cox & Kings’ escorted tours have increased by 40% and tailor-made numbers by 69%, showing renewed confidence in the region’s security.
Owen Walker, Cox & Kings’ Middle East product manager says, “We are thrilled to see that customers’ confidence in the region is returning and our bookings are growing year on year. We continue to increase the range of escorted tours and private travel options that we offer but there is very little that our well-travelled experts can’t arrange.”
NEW: MOROCCO: Just a short flight from the UK, Morocco is an easy destination to visit for a complete change in culture and traditions and offers excellent value for money. Moroccan Explorer: Imperial Cities to Desert is a new 9-night tour priced from £1,695 per person. Travelling from Casablanca to Marrakech, the tour discovers imperial cities and diverse scenery on the way. Highlights of the tour include a stay in the medina of Chefchaouen and a 4x4 excursion into the desert at sunset.
With a significant increase in demand for solo traveller tours, a new 4-night tour to Marrakech has been introduced. Mystical Marrakech is priced from £1,195 per person and includes a cookery class, hammam and visit to the picturesque Ourika valley. Cox & Kings’ solo traveller tours have no single supplements and include single occupancy of twin or double rooms as standard.
Morocco Family Adventure is a new suggested itinerary combining the exotic city of Marrakech, with the Atlantic coast and Atlas mountains. The 8-night itinerary is priced from £1,570 per person.
NEW: TREASURES OF JORDAN: With passenger numbers booked on the Splendours of Jordan group tour in 2017 up 70% compared to this time last year, Cox & Kings is increasing the number of departures in 2018 from 12 to 16. The tour is currently one of the company’s top five bestsellers so is introducing a new solo traveller tour for 2018. The 7-night Treasures of Jordan tour is priced from £2,195 per person and includes a cookery class in Petra as well as a return visit by night to see Petra by Candlelight.
NEW: IRAN: Since reintroducing tours to Iran at the end of 2015, Cox & Kings’ Treasures of Persia tour has consistently sold well and confirmed bookings for 2017 are up 20% compared to the same time last year. A new 11-night solo traveller tour to the country has been introduced for 2018: Persian Odyssey is priced from £3,295 per person and includes a visit to see the crown jewels.
NEW: OMAN: Passengers booked on the escorted tour to Oman so far for 2017 are up over 60% compared to last year and with more luxury hotels opening in the country, this trend looks set to continue. Cox & Kings is introducing a new family tour for 2018 as well as new suggestions for private travel. Oman Family Explorer is a 9-night tour priced from £4,195 per person and includes dolphin watching in the Gulf of Oman, 4x4 drives in the Shaqiya Sands along with a camel safari and sand boarding.
All prices include international flights, transfers, excursions and
accommodation with breakfast daily unless specified otherwise.
Please see www.coxandkings.co.uk/middle-east for the full programme to the Middle East.
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