Exodus Travels has teamed up with Bosnian artist Martina Crepulja to create the first in a series of striking 2019/20 brochure designs – the first of which were released this week.
Crepulja said her covers were designed to conjure up a sense of adventure and wonderment, which she believes can have a lasting impact on a new generation of younger travellers.
As such, she has pledged a third of her fee to Exodus’ Inspiration Project, which aims to show disadvantaged children around the world what their own countries have to offer.
“We wanted to ensure a portion of the money spent on creating these brochures goes back into the communities we visit where it can influence real, positive social exchanges,” said Tom Harari, Exodus’s responsible tourism manager.
Crepulja added: “Travel is about learning about yourself and your place in the world. Kids from challenging backgrounds need to understand opportunities do exist for them.”
She said the designs were inspired by Exodus destinations such as Vietnam’s Halong Bay in Vietnam, Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano and Nepal’s Gokyo Lakes.
Exodus’s new brochures feature more than 600 tours to more than 100 countries featuring new and classic tours across its key four key travel styles: adventure, culture and wildlife; cycling; walking and trekking; and self-guided adventures.
Additions include the 13-day Egypt: Alexandra to Aswan tour, which leads in from £1,549pp and features accommodation, return flights, all internal travel and transfers, meals and activities.
Highlights include visiting tombs in the Valley of the Kings, the historic port city of Alexandra, a sightseeing Nile river cruise and a guided food tour of Cairo.
New to Exodus’ cycling range is Cycle Chile and Argentina: Atacama to Salta, a 15-day guided cycle tour where guests will pedal across deserts, salt flats, ravines and a rainforest, with excursions taking in the Atacama flats, Atiplanic lagoons and Tatio geysers.
The tour leads in from £3,799pp and includes flights, most accommodation (12 hotel nights en suite), 10 days’ cycling with vehicle support and a tour leader, meals, transfers and bike hire.
New treks include Japan’s Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route (from £5,299pp) and brown bear tracking in wild Finland (from £1,899pp), and new self-guided tours such as A Taste of Tuscany, walking tour from £1,399pp and a cycling one from £1,479pp.
Agents can request up to three new Exodus brochures from exodus.co.uk/brochures.