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Big Fat Agent Wrap

Full disclosure: once we’ve sent out this agent wrap, we’re heading straight to the pub. Could that count as a Sydney famil? Stay tuned.

APT Antarctica Agent Incentive

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APT’s outstanding offer for all 2019 Antarctica cruises has just gotten even better, agents can now earn an additional $1,000 per booking! Book APT’s 15 Day Classic Antarctica journey, starting from $16,490 per person twin share including Fly Free or Fly Business Class for $2,995 to receive an additional $1,000 per booking.

Offering guaranteed departures on both 29 January and 8 February 2019, Qantas Frequent Flyer points, a maximum of 200 passengers and 12 expedition team members on board to guide close encounters on zodiac vessels, traveling with APT on the luxurious Le Lyrial is certain to be unforgettable.

Only sailing at the best time of year and offering all the APT included benefits such as a dedicated Cruise Director, tipping, airport transfers, internal flights and APT club benefits ensure your customers experience is seamless from the moment they book.

Antarctica adventures can be combined with South America Land extensions or a warm stop over on the way home.

Win your way to Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley with Excite Holidays!

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Excite Holidays is thrilled to be giving agents the chance to win their way to the very luxurious Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley in the Greater Blue Mountains.

All agents need to do is make a confirmed or paid booking with Excite Holidays between Monday 9 July and Sunday 5 August 2018 to any destination around the world, and they will automatically go into the draw.

The grand prize includes:

  • Two-nights midweek accommodation in a luxurious Heritage Villa with private pool
  • Gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner with a selected range of regional wines and beers
  • Two on-site activities daily per person from the complimentary inclusions
  • Return flights for two to Sydney (excludes Sydney winner)
  • Three-day car hire (excludes Sydney winner)

In addition, each daily booking made will put agents into the draw to win a $50 gift card for the duration of the incentive. Agents are reminded that the more bookings they make, the more chances they have to win!

TravelManagers’ Global Rocky Mountaineer Famil

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The Rocky Mountaineer is one of the world’s greatest rail journeys, so when Tourism Vancouver announced a sales incentive in which five personal travel managers (PTMs) would earn a place on an upcoming super famil, there was no shortage of willing participants.

Kerstin Rheinlander was one of the PTMs who qualified for a spot on the famil, and says the trip confirmed her suspicion that Canada should be on everybody’s bucket list, explaining that there is something for everyone, from families to couples; seniors to adventure and thrill seekers.

The group began their Canadian journey with a full day to explore the highlights of Vancouver, starting with a virtual flyover experience that gives visitors a bird’s eye view of some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes. The experience with Flyover Canada with its state of the art technology was a highlight for many in the group, including Rheinlander, who says it was the best place to learn more about Canada.

Hawaiian Airlines Pearl Jam incentive

Hawaiian Airlines and Visit Seattle are giving one lucky agent the experience of a lifetime in Visit Seattle’s VIP suite for the Pearl Jam Home Show concert on 10 August, 2018. To enter, sell Hawaiian Airlines from Sydney or Brisbane to one of Hawaiian Airlines’ 12 Mainland USA cities and log bookings via the link below.

One point will be awarded for every HA ticket sold ex SYD/BNE to Mainland USA with a bonus point awarded if that ticket includes Seattle. The more tickets sold, the more points awarded, so start selling!

Prize Includes:

  • Two return economy class flights from Sydney to Seattle with Hawaiian Airlines
  • Two tickets to be hosted in Visit Seattle’s VIP suite for the Pearl Jam Home Show concert on 10 August, 2018
  • Three nights four star accommodation in Seattle
  • Return airport transfers
  • Two City PASS tickets to see Seattle’s sights

East Coast Roadshow famil winners get the ‘new Perth’ experience

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Tourism Western Australia recently hosted a group of domestic retail agents, wholesalers and inbound tour operators on a famil to experience the ‘new Perth.’

To qualify for the famil, agents had to attend a buyer or agent session at the Just Another Day in WA East Coast Roadshows held in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane throughout May. One lucky winner was drawn from each session to visit Perth and consolidate the new product knowledge gained from attending the Roadshow.

The Perth famil itinerary included a VIP experience at the new Optus Stadium for the West Coast Eagles versus Essendon Bombers AFL match, a visit to the new Scarborough Beach redevelopment and the iconic Rottnest Island, a tour of the Swan Valley – the city’s very own world-class wine region – and Segway and walking tours of Perth city and surrounds.

It aimed to show what experiences can be included in a two to five-day holiday in Perth, educating participants about the recent changes that have taken place across the city, and showcasing Perth’s many day trip options – which are easily accessible from the CBD in under an hour.

Scenic offers France trip to top selling agents in Australia and New Zealand

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To celebrate Bastille Day and all things French, Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours is offering five agents, three from Australia and two from New Zealand, the chance to win a place on a 13 day South of France famil departing Chalon- sur-Saône departing 19 October 2018.

In order to secure a place, agents must simply deposit the highest number of clients on any 2019 Scenic European River Cruise from 1 July to 31 August 2018. These top selling agents will find themselves right in the centre of the action, in one of Europe’s most beautiful regions.

Scenic designs its cruises through the South of France with no overnight sailings, and with docking ports in the centre of towns and cities, everything is easily accessible giving guests the maximum opportunity to discover the wonderful sights and tastes of Southern France.

A gourmet splurge in Lyon, the food capital of France, or an evening of fabulous entertainment in Tarascon – the possibilities are endless. Combine that with highlights such as immersing yourself in the acclaimed Beaujolais wine region, and a visit to the beautiful Camargue, and the temptations of succumbing to the South of France become even more alluring.

How to Win a GroPro from Busabout

All agents need to do is:

  • Jump on this link: https://www.busabout.com/know-hoho-win-gopro
  • Watch each video (three in total) about Busabout’s signature Hop-On Hop-Off product and then click on the quiz link – the most flexible way to travel and create your own adventure.
  • Answer a short quiz about the video
  • Once they complete the quizzes for all three videos, they go in the draw to win a GoPro!

It’s as easy as that!

1000 Mile Travel Group Comes Together, Welcomes New GM

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Last Friday the 6th of July, twenty five (25) of 1000 Mile Travel Group ‘s Mobile Experts from around Australia came together for their annual team day, held at the Stamford Plaza in Melbourne.

The full day of learning and networking provided Travel Experts with a host of sessions and opportunities tolearn best practice from their peers and explore new collaborative ideas together.

MD, Ben Ross and the 1000 Mile Travel Group head office team presented updates on the company vision andgrowth, while launching their exciting new intranet, which provides preferred suppliers with a modern distributionplatform to all 40+ of 1000 Mile Travel Group’s Travel Experts.

The day also included an interactive presentationworkshop with Tony Bulmer as well as insights from Scenic and Evergreen.The Team Day also featured an introduction to the company’s new General Manager – Steve Hona, whorecently made the transition to the emerging Corporate Mobile Network from Helloworld Travel Limited.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises launches first webinar series for local trade partners

Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC), renowned for having The World’s Most Luxurious Fleet, recently announced its first-ever luxury connoisseur webinar series, running throughout July and August 2018 for travel agents in Australia and New Zealand.

The first webinar in the series, taking place on Tuesday 17th July at 1:30PM AEST, is an overview of the brand titled ‘Introducing Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ hosted by NSW Business Development Manager for RSSC Linda Seiersen.

This will be followed by a range of webinars across a variety of topics including ‘Marketing Central’ hosted by QLD Business Development Manager for RSSC, Elsa McLean and ‘2020/21 Season Launch’ hosted by VIC Business Development Manager for RSSC, Paige Kirk, to name but a few.

To register for the first webinar in the series, please head here.

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AAT KINGS – Perfect Tasmania

Travellers can Fly Free on a selection of AAT Kings bestselling guided holidays. The island of Tasmania is renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals. Your clients will get to experience all this and more on AAT Kings 12 Day – Perfect Tasmania travel itinerary. On this wide-ranging journey, you’ll visit Hobart’s bustling Salamanca Markets, witness the stunning natural beauty of Cradle Mountain and Freycinet National Park, and indulge your tastebuds with local artisan cheeses and other delicious treats. Starting from $5380* per person twin share. This offer is on sale now until the 31st of March 2019 for travel dates from now until the 31st of March 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.

TRAFALGAR – Wonders of Britain and Ireland

Save your clients 10% on 2019 Europe and Britain trips with Trafalgar’s 2019 First Look collection. Allow them to go beyond the ‘great’ and see the best of Britain and Ireland on Trafalgar’s 8 day Wonders of Britain and Ireland travel itinerary, starting their tale of two islands in London and exploring such city gems as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Dublin and Cardiff. Guests will explore the countryside travelling through the Yorkshire Dales and the rugged Ayrshire Coast, before saddling up for a visit to the Irish National Stud Farm. This offer is on sale until the 10th of September 2018 for select departures between 29 April and 22 June 2019. For more information or to book call 1800 787 878 or visit www.trafalgar.com.

UNIWORLD – European Jewels

Uniworld’s Picture Perfect Offers save travellers up to $2,800* per couple. Uncover Europe’s majestic jewels on Uniworld’s 16 day European Jewels luxury river cruise itinerary. Indulge your passion for majestic art, architecture, music and history on an all-encompassing journey through The Netherlands, Germany, Austria and Hamburg along three great rivers— the Danube, Main and Rhine. Starting from $6,999 per person twin share (including discount), 16 days of an all-inclusive trip, including captivating escorted excursions, services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager and more! This offer is on sale now for departure on the 19 Oct, 25 Oct & 9 Nov 2018, until sold out. For more information or to book call 1300 780 231 or visit www.uniworld.com.

INSIGHT VACATIONS – Splendours of Egypt

Insight Vacations now has 10%* off Greece & Eastern Mediterranean trips for Autumn, Winter and Spring departures for 2019. Your client can SAVE UP TO 20% more choosing to travel in these seasons compared to Summer. Guests can experience Egypt on Insight Vacations 12 day Splendours of Egypt where a vast wealth of antiquities take centre stage. Marvel at Karnak, the Pyramids and Sphinx, Tutankhamun’s treasure, and the ubiquitous hieroglyphics as you travel between Cairo, Luxor, Giza and Aswan. Starting from $3,825* per person. This offer is on sale now until the 23rd of August 2018 for select departure dates from November 2018 to March 2019, until sold out. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.

U BY UNIWORLD – Oktoberfest & Germany’s Finest!

Experience Oktoberfest with U by Uniworld when you sail on select cruise dates! We’re just being frank here: Frankfurt is effortlessly cool and the perfect lead in for this 8-day Germany’s Finest adventure. This booming metropolis is a concrete paradise with a unique German charm. You’ll get well acquainted during a night walk with your U hosts. Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg will certainly live up to the hype as well. Discover the best of Deutschland on one amazing holiday, especially when you combine your trip with the Oktoberfest package. This world-renowned beer festival is the most famous in the world. Each year, over six million people venture to Munich to experience the best of Bavarian beer, fare and music and you will be one of them, whilst you stay aboard your floating boutique hotel. Starting from $2,548* per person. This offer is on sale for the 22nd of September sailing until sold out. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.ubyuniworld.com.

CONTIKI – All you can eat, Europe!

The annual migration of Aussie’s to Europe this summer has started. FOMO levels are about to peak and the only cure is to make sure you don’t miss out next year. Come to Europe with us in 2019 and you’ll discover experiences you can’t get anywhere else! There’s limited availability on our most popular trips so book now for the First Release of our sell out Trips! Lock in your European summer now with the best price guaranteed, I repeat: European preview 2019 is now live! If you’ve been dreaming of going to Europe but don’t know exactly where to start, Contiki’s 18 Day European Whirl is your best option. Taking in the usual destinations of Paris, Rome and Amsterdam, it also ventures out east to Prague and Berlin. Both of which are currently on Europe’s ‘must see’ list. The perfect combination of culture, relaxation and of course, good times! Starting from $3,193* per person. This offer is on sale from now until the 4th of September 2018 for departures between 5 -30 April 2019. Other departures are available between 14 May – 21 Sept 2019 for alternate prices. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.

BUSABOUT – Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off pass

You can now save your clients 10% on 2019 Hop-on Hop-off prices! Was $1999 NOW $1799. Travellers can explore Europe anywhere from 3 days to 6 months with the Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off ticket during May and October 2019. Hop-on Hop-off gives them the freedom to create their perfect itinerary using a private door-to-door coach network. They’ll travel with fun, like-minded people and meet our amazing drivers and guides. Help them pre-plan their trip or they can always wing it as they go. With Busabout’s Hop-on Hop-off travellers can change their plan as often as they like, free of charge. It’s completely their choice, their way and from just $1,799 per person. This offer is on sale now until the 4th of September 2018 for travel between May and October 2019. For more information or to book contact http://www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.

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