Escorted tour specialist Wendy Wu Tours has launched its first interactive digital Japan brochure in response to requests from agents.
Offering holidays in 2022 and 2023, it also features Taiwan and South Korea.
It includes a destination guide to Japan, along with videos on tour pages, destination training blogs. There are also links to the website for agents to check live availability plus chat features linking through to the specialists for each region of Japan.
To coincide with the launch, the operator is launching offers on all tours for travel in 2022 and 2023: free return flights, free business class upgrades and free single supplements for solo travellers. Bookings must be made by June 7 to qualify.
John Warr, global sales director at Wendy Wu Tours, said: “We’ve responded to the needs of agents with our new, fully immersive, one-stop digital travel resource for Japan.
“For the first time agents can walk their customers through the pages of the brochure, whilst at the same time linking through to videos showing the tours in action as well as video commentary on a range of key authentic experiences such as cherry blossom and the autumn colours.
“Agents now have instant access, direct from each tour page, to check live availability and chat with our specialist destination experts for each region.
“All of this can be done seamlessly whilst agents are with their customers or can be used independently as a valuable training resource.”
He added: “Demand for Japan is intensifying now, with forward sales up 200% than they were at this point in 2019.
“So far we’ve increased our departures by 25%, particularly for cherry blossom as 2022 sees the first cherry blossom departures in two years, hence demand is strong.
“With our new offers encompassing free flights, free business class upgrades and free single supplements, they are by the far the strongest we’ve ever had and these, combined with the new digital brochure, give agents everything they need to close the sale for their customers.”
New tours in the brochure include the 21-day Japan by Rail holiday, from £8,990, and the 11-day Experience Japan, from £5,090.