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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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If learning hand signals is anything like learning a language, we’ll forget everything but the naughty ones and offend people wherever we go.

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United Airlines in strife for ‘body shaming’

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A passenger was denied boarding after staff deemed her clothing inappropriate. We’re always being denied boarding but that could be our lack of ticket.

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10 tech-free family holidays

by Amy Bryant

If you’re anything like us, the idea of reconnecting with the family face-to-face is a terrible idea. Unless our nan is reading this, and then it’s wonderful!

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Marriott makes move into travel experiences

by Amy Bryant

Marriott is diving deep into travel experiences for customers, but rest assured no scuba gear was required to make this happen.

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The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

by Amy Bryant

Today’s wrap comes with a side of BBQ sauce, but only because we had a bacon and egg wrap for brekkie and spilled it all over our keyboard.

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Emirates make light of electronics ban

by Amy Bryant

Jen Aniston returns as Emirates ambassador to tell us we don’t need electronics. I wonder how many movies featuring Jen are now playing on board?

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Aussies choose favourite travel agent

by Hannah Edensor

An OTA has pipped Flight Centre at the post to take #1 spot. Although there wasn’t an official running race to determine who’s better.

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Qantas Wi-Fi fails to launch

by Hannah Edensor

Just like the movie ‘Failure to Launch’, Qantas has experienced some difficulties in its Wi-Fi launch. On second thoughts, it’s got nothing to do with the movie.

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Week 3: Become an LAX expert and win an L.A. adventure

We’re in the third week of our LAX / Discover L.A. agent incentive. We’re also in our third week of resisting temptation to enter ourselves. Can you blame us?

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Will tourism suffer after London attack?

by Hannah Edensor

In the aftermath of the London terror attack, travel experts ask if tourists will stay away from the usually busy city.

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Agents selling Croatia cruises given dedicated wholesale brand

by Daisy Melwani

We had a blast when we went sailing in Croatia in our twenties, and can’t wait to return once our ban lifts in another three years.

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