Ignite Travel Group (ITG) have launched an all-new powerhouse touring division that’s set to deliver an unparalleled experience for customers and partners alike, bringing its hand-crafted holiday packages and award-winning expertise to the space of touring.

The new division will see complete-packaged tour deals channelled through the My Holiday Centre and Holiday Exclusives business units, fulfilling unprecedented demand for affordable, bespoke packages that offer customers incredible savings, excellent booking flexibility and the opportunity to explore new and popular regions with curated tour experiences that showcase the very best of each destination. Harnessing its visionary travel model, the launch brings travellers a brand-new way to tour through tailored deals packaged with full-service airfares, quality accommodation, guided tours, daily meals and signature bonus inclusions. Adding to its growing team of experts, ITG has appointed touring and travel professional Raymond Han in the role of General Manager to spearhead the division.

Ignite Travel Group Chief Executive Officer Ryan Thomas said the company have drawn on its revolutionary success to deliver a new range of tour experiences that leave nothing to chance, noting select packages will also include cruising with pre and post accommodation to give holidaymakers unique opportunities to explore the diversity of tried and tested destinations.

“Touring is a fantastic way to travel if you’re looking to immerse yourself in new and exciting experiences that provide unique, value-added benefits and meaningful opportunities to create lifelong friendships. It’s a chance to see more of the destination than if you were travelling alone, learning about the regions rich culture, history and economic influence first-hand from knowledgeable, local guides. Our tailormade deals have been specifically designed to do all this plus more. With our talented team of travel, tour and cruise experts crafting every single detail, we’ve created a unique mix of global touring packages with broad appeal,” Mr Thomas said.

“For over 13 years we have demonstrated how Ignite can put unknown destinations on the map and its full steam ahead in expanding this across new regions using our established models to create unbeatable, value-packed fly, tour, cruise and stay packages. We’re pleased to have Raymond onboard as we trailblaze the space of touring with his vast experience and passion bringing to life our vision to continuing disrupting all corners of the industry and enhance the way we service our customers and their dynamic needs.”

Bringing a wealth of experience to the role, Raymond has pioneered ground-breaking success in the competitive space of heavily-discounted touring with his professional achievements enabling affordable and accessible quality-holidays for over 50,000 Australians. From beginnings in successful family-owned retail travel agencies, Raymond has worked across all facets of the touring landscape and experienced first-hand the explosion of online travel agencies in an ever-changing market.

Mr Han said he is pleased to have joined the Ignite family and looks forward to leading the division through this exciting new chapter.

“I feel incredibly honoured to be joining an innovative company that has a proven track record of disrupting the industry across the space of leisure travel and cruising. Touring is an experience which offers holidaymakers unseen gems at every corner and stories to tell at every turn, I believe it’s the next frontier for Ignite and will bring an all-new dimension of travel to the business. Our bespoke and flexible touring packages are designed to empower customers and amplify opportunities for tourism partners. We’re excited about the future and are already promoting a seamless range of unbeatable value deals through the respected stable of Ignite brands,” Mr Han said.

Ignite work closely with its network of corporate and tourism partners to grow supplier channels and power exclusive holiday packages to the most popular destinations around the globe. Celebrated for its ability to deliver game-changing deals in a way that everybody wins, the launch of its touring division will see Raymond and his team work closely with mutually invested tourism partners to maintain longstanding relationships and deliver an unparalleled quality of experience through the company’s unrivalled distribution network.

About Ignite: Ignite Travel Group is an awarded multi-channelled travel marketing corporation parent to My Holiday Centre, RewardsCorp and Holiday Exclusives. Most recently winning ‘Disruptor of the Year’ in the Mumbrella Travel Marketing Awards Ignite delivers unrivalled scale across the industry reaching an audience of over 10 million Australians every week through exclusive partnerships with 7travel, RACQ, Flybuys and Entertainment Book, supporting a long-term partnership and investment by Flight Centre Travel Group. The company is one of the largest private corporations on the Gold Coast and currently employs over 200 staff.

ENDS – For interview requests with Ryan Thomas CEO at Ignite Travel Group, Raymond Han General Manager of Touring, or for further information please contact Kylie Wilkinson Marketing Manager at Ignite Travel Group, by phone on (07) 5555 8888 or email Kylie.Wilkinson@ignitetravel.com