Ms Papas, who has been with the leading Australian magazine for more than a decade, brings a wealth of interior design and renovation expertise to the tour, which uniquely caters for the home renovation and decoration market.
“The concept of this tour is fabulous,” Ms Papas says.
“Balinese style is perfect for the Australian way of life and the relaxed, mix-and-match way we like to decorate.
“I’m really looking forward to helping people on the tour to find the kind of pieces that will add the wow factor to their homes. ”
Created by International Shopping Tours’ Director Kerrie Jeffreys, the tour visits out of the way places, such as factories, warehouses and studios, which are rarely visited by tourists.
“Bali is a dream destination for renovators and home decorators looking for special finds at excellent prices, but you have to know where to go,” Ms Jeffreys says.
“Textiles, stone, timber, ceramic, brass, silver; whatever people are looking for, for indoors or out, they can find it in Bali, and at great prices too,” she says.
The tour, which runs from June 21-27, includes design workshops and on-the-go consultations with Ms Papas, as well as luxury accommodation, air-conditioned transport to shopping venues and, if required, assistance with shipping and customs.
“Having Dora on board as our guest consultant will make this a tour a fantastic experience for anyone who has a serious interest in their home and garden,” Ms Jeffreys said.
“Bali has so much to offer and this tour is designed to show people its very best. It also removes any concerns people might have about procuring large items and shipping them back home as we take care of that as well.”
About International Shopping Tours
International Shopping Tours (internationalshoppingtours.com.au) creates unforgettable holiday experiences for people who want to combine their love of shopping with their love of international travel.
International Shopping Tours regularly travels to the USA, Italy, Nepal, India, Indonesia and Thailand to offer a broad range of shopping and cultural experiences to suit all interests, age groups and budgets. Their tours are organised, safe and flexible, and their tour guides are second to none.