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Travel Cube Unveils refreshed brand

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TravelCube website has had a makeover, and will bring the company’s global network under a single logo.

“Over the past 12 months that has seen us scrap website-based cancellation and amendment fees, eliminate the need for consultants to reconfirm bookings, and even remove penalty fees on instant-purchase hotel bookings that are cancelled within two hours,” Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Pacific John Stucci said.

2017 will see a roll out of innovations simplifying the connecting process for agents and hotels, transfer services, excursions and many more.

 

Magellan Travel family Group World Travel Mart 

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Founder of Magellan Travel Group, Trevor Jones escorted a group of Magellan members to London to attend World Travel Mart (WTM), a leading global event for the travel industry to meet industry professionals on future trends within our industry. Finnair was proud to show off their new Airbus A350 with comfortable business class, and excellent food & crew. The trip included a day tour to Turku, vodka tasting in Tallin and Heineken Happy Hour on the Dutch Stand.

 

Rophy cabinet straining at travel specialists Mosman

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The 2016 North Shore Local Business Awards were announced recently at a glittering gala presentation, and Travel Specialists Mosman walked away with the trophy for Best Travel Agency 2016.

“It’s a wonderful recognition of a hard-working team of travel professionals who consistently deliver top shelf levels of service and value to our clients,” Managing Directorm, Sharyn Kitchener said.

 

Christmas Comes early for New South Wales Personal Travel Managers

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Travel Managers, Australia’s leading personal travel manager network commences first round of bi-annual state meetings. A record attendance of 80 New South Wales based personal travel managers gathered aboard Captain Cook Cruises’ Matilda III in Sydney last Thursday 10 November, to celebrate a successful year amid some Christmas festivity.

“I really look forward to these bi-annual meetings, it’s the best way to get up to speed with emerging industry trends, new products, marketing tips and tricks and have a great laugh as well.” Personal travel manager, Jason Smith who represents Newtown, said.

 

MW Tours, Taiwan Tourism Bureau and EVA Airways Taiwan Trip

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MW Tours, Taiwan Tourism Bureau and EVA Airways recent famil to Taiwan spending 7 days visiting the beautiful sights and cities of Taiwan. Above photograph taken at Lotus Pond in Kaohsiung, the southern most city of Taiwan outside the entry of the dragon and Tiger temple.

 

Qantas Holidays and Viva! Holidays explore the best of Thailand

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8 lucky Qantas Holidays and Viva! Holidays agents enjoyed a trip to Thailand recently taking in the hustle and bustle of Bangkok and the beautiful tropical paradise of Krabi and Khao Lak. The agents stayed at the popular Centara Grand at CentralWorld in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping and business district. They were also lucky enough to enjoy a Thai banquet at Centara Anda Dhevi Resort & Spa before taking a boat transfer to the stunning Centara Grand Beach Resort and Villa’s Krabi, as well as a visit to the newly opened luxurious Centra by Centara Phu Pano Resort and La Flora Resort and Spa!

AFTA mourns the loss of Roy King, AFTA Life Member

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With the passing of AFTA Past President (1962-1963) and AFTA Life Member Roy King, AFTA extends its heart felt sympathies to the family and friends of a great travel industry legend.Roy was acknowledged for his strong advocacy and leadership in the travel industry in 2007 when he was presented with an award for “Outstanding Contribution by an Individual”. Roy was also welcomed as a Life Membership of AFTA as further recognition of his invaluable industry contribution.

 

 

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