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Autopia Tours says G’day to WA and launches Western Australia touring program

June 26th, 2018 | | news

Thirty-one years after the very first Autopia Tours coaches showcased Victoria’s highlights to a small group of international travellers, the Melbourne-based small group specialist is expanding its footprint with a range of new Western Australian touring itineraries.

The new trips spell a new era for Autopia Tours (part of the Get Lost Travel Group – GLT), who move firmly into the realm of extended touring, with itineraries ranging from 1 to 14 days, connecting Perth to tourism hubs such as Monkey Mia, Exmouth (gateway to Ningaloo Reef), Karijini National Park and Broome.

One core product of the range is the new 7 Day Exmouth Explorer, departing Perth every Tuesday & Friday. The small group will travel through two coastal World Heritage areas of Shark Bay and the Ningaloo Coast. Further inland, travellers will explore the famous Pinnacles rock formations.

Having engaged a number of key global accounts in recent months, Autopia has identified the need for a quality mid-market small group operator. Operations had originally been planned for later in 2018, but it was decided that this was best brought forward to assist in the transport of over 100 travellers left stranded by now defunct Perth operator, Aussie Wanderer.

“This is an incredible exciting time for the team at GLT, and an important part of our expansion strategy. We’d like to thank our incredible team of local WA suppliers and agents both here in Australia and across the globe for making this happen so quickly.” – Kerry Tate, GLT Group GM.

The launch also happens just one week after Autopia’s commitment on World Environment Day to remove all single-use plastic from all trips.

Autopia’s first WA trips depart Perth on the 3rd of July with subsequent product in the pipeline for release later on this year.

Source: GLTG





One Response

  1. Anon says:

    I have a concern over the way this has happened. As far as I know the original operator was in the process of launching a new company as it was a more internal issue and I find this action of swooping in with no regard for an operator who had been around for over 10 years in very poor taste.
    From what I have heard the new company was honouring all the existing bookings with the new business they have began.