Long-haul operator Gold Medal has added over 250 new properties and 45 tours to its new 2017-18 brochure portfolio to provide agents with more opportunities to sell holidays across the world. Dubai The new suite of ten brochures includes five to North America (USA; Las Vegas, California & the West; Florida; Canada and the Caribbean & Mexico) plus Dubai & Arabia; the Indian Ocean; the Far East; Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific and the travel specialist’s new-look Africa portfolio.

Next year’s South Africa brochure has been rebranded as ‘Africa’ to reflect the 45 per cent year-on-year growth across the continent and 28 per cent increase in room night bookings. The new collection now includes destinations across Kenya and Tanzania for the first time, including Mombasa and Zanzibar, and the operator is already seeing double digit growth for the Africa product for 2017.

Japan has been newly added to the Far East brochure, with six day tours and six hotels now on offer. From 2017 Gold Medal customers will also have the chance to enjoy Macao as more than just a day tour, with the former Portuguese colony now available as an add-on destination or twin-centre option for those visiting neighbouring Hong Kong.

As Canada reports a 35 per cent year-on-year growth in revenue, the dedicated country brochure has been expanded to include the vast wilderness and natural beauty of The Yukon and Alaska. The three new itineraries will capitalise on continued interest in the destination and offer a mix of self-drive and escorted tour options.

The Middle East has also been performing well for Gold Medal, with Arabia up 22 per cent over the last year in terms of both revenue and room nights. To maximise the appetite for great value destinations in the region, Ajman has been added to the 2017-18 […]