A new trade-facing experiential travel brand called The Wilderness Collection launches this month (March 2015) incorporating Wilderness Scotland, Wilderness Ireland and a growing reach into parts of rural England.
Russell Murray, Business Development Manager, The Wilderness Collection, comments, “The rationale behind the brand’s creation was due to the growing demand for the agent and partner sides of our business. We felt the need for one over-arching trade name that encapsulated our services as an adventure tour operator specialising in active and nature-based travel experiences in the most beautiful and authentic regions of the UK and Ireland.”
Offered beneath the umbrella organisation will be a large range of unparalleled wilderness experiences including walking, sea kayaking, mountain and road biking, wildlife watching, open canoeing, sailing, photography and family breaks – in fact something for everyone searching for an inspiring active break in rural Scotland, Ireland or England. The programmes offer small-group tours with the best professional wilderness guides, as well as bespoke and self-guided itineraries. From Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way and the remote Hebridean Islands to some of the most beautiful parts of England including the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors, the active travel programmes provide the perfect adventure playground.
The Wilderness Collection will be on show at future trade shows including the Adventure Travel World Summit 2015 (ATWS) in Chile (5 – 9 October), intended for leaders in the adventure travel industry, and closer to home, VisitScotland Expo (April 22 & 23), Scotland’s premier business to business travel trade event.
Sample tailor-made itinerary: A 9-day luxury tailor-made private adventure in Scotland, with mostly 5-star accommodation, includes a private viewing of the Crown Jewels, a trip on the Harry Potter steam train over the famous viaduct, a chocolate making class, whisky tastings with a master distiller, a day learning to fish on the River Spey, a maritime adventure to see the incredible Corryvreckan Whirlpool, a sea kayaking adventure among seals, and a day’s hiking in the West Highland mountains.