Melbourne, VIC, 2nd August 2011 – Boronia Travel Centre has served the Australian War Memorial for nearly 20 years as their ‘official travel agent’ for their premium tours, and the addition of providing exclusive hotel deals together with an information service for Australians travelling to Gallipoli has been a natural progression.
“Boronia Travel Centre’s expansion into the Gallipoli Hotel market was driven by the many requests for accommodation and advice to Gallipoli, especially in lead up to the Anzac Day centenary in 2015”, stated John Waller, CEO, Boronia Travel Centre. “Our customers have talked, we listened and responded; and have since completed exclusive arrangements to represent the best hotels on the Gallipoli peninsula and to offer a real hotel reservation and information service based here in Australia”.
The benefit of staying in any one of these hotels is that no ferry crossing is required to get to the battlefields, saving several hours of travel time.
The Gallipoli Houses, a beautiful bed and breakfast, and the resort-style Kum Hotel are both located near the battlefields, while the Grand and Park Eceabat Hotels are located at the ferry terminal in the heart of Eceabat. These hotels are centrally located for those travelling directly from Istanbul and wishing to visit Troy or the major battlefield sites on the peninsula.
“We know the friendly management and staff personally, having travelled to Gallipoli each year, which gives us the knowledge and experience to recommend the best hotels to suite any travel requirement”, said John. “No other tour operator can provide this level of personalised service from Australia. It’s a real point of difference and a service we’re looking to grow”.
Boronia Travel Centre is also the only Australian travel agent to have exclusive access to the Kum Hotel, located only 10 minutes from Anzac Cove and the most popular Australian battlefield sites. It also means there are no packed lunches, as the Kum Hotel provides excellent meals and a chance to taste the local cuisine every day.
“We are thrilled to be affiliated with Boronia Travel Centre as their brand is nationally recognised as a leader in battlefield tours to Gallipoli. Their marketing power will leverage the entire area as a tourism destination, reaching new guests from Australia”, said Kamal Pazarbasi, Kum Hotel owner.
In addition to providing exclusive hotel deals in Gallipoli, Boronia Travel Centre also offer fully escorted Gallipoli day tours.
“We have a range of tours for our guests including one and two day packages departing from Istanbul, plus we have half day Gallipoli tours and private tours guided by Lecturer Kenan Çelik OAM, the world-renowned Turkish expert on the Gallipoli Campaign”, stated John. “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wanting to know about the military history on the Gallipoli battlefields, and the ancient cities of Troy and Assos”.
In 2000, Kenan was awarded the Order of Australia, our highest civil honour, by the Australian government in recognition of his services to Australian history, becoming the first Turkish citizen to receive this award.
Vacationers interested in learning more about Boronia Travel Centre’s hotel reservation and information service on the Gallipoli peninsula, can visit Gallipoli Accommodation or call 1800 035 350 for more information.
About Boronia Travel Centre
For nearly 20 years, Boronia Travel Centre have specialised in battlefield tours to Gallipoli, the Western Front and Tobruk. They are the “official travel agent” to the Australian War memorial Battlefields tours and are responsible for all their travel arrangements. These tours are the most informative and in depth tours available, and are specifically designed by the Australian War Memorial historians and curators. Boronia Travel Centre is a fully licensed travel agent (Lic. 31037) and a member of TravelScene American Express.
Craig Pethebridge CPM
Bright Owl Marketing
M: 01410 548 949