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Explore adds extra Orkneys departure

Adventure operator Explore has added an extra departure for its Walking Scotland’s Orkney Islands tour in response to “huge demand”.

The operator said that demand for domestic adventure holidays has “soared” because of continuing uncertainty about overseas destinations and the government’s green list.

The new Orkney Islands trips were launched in spring and 2021 dates sold out quickly, so the new departure on 20 September 2021 is also expected to sell out swiftly.

Another recent addition to the Explore domestic portfolio is a new three-centre week-long walking holiday in Scotland’s northwest Highlands and Skye.

Other UK departures are also selling fast, especially trips to the Lake District, the South Downs and north Wales

Explore has started training webinars for agents, with each module being announced on the ‘Explore Agents’ Facebook page.

Sessions will include ‘overcoming customer objections’, ‘adventure travel myth-busting’, a Q&A on sustainability at Explore, and guide to using the website, agents’ hub and Book a BDM platform. There will also be product sessions covering walking, cycling and self-guided and private tours.

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