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Big Fat Agent Wrap

We’ve got an extra long agent wrap for you today on this extra drizzly Friday. If you scroll through it slow enough, it should get you to 3pm. Which is basically home time, right?

Exclusive Club Med Famil for Personal Travel Managers

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They say the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, and for seven personal travel managers (PTMs) on a recent TravelManagers’ famil of the Maldives’ Club Med Kani and Finolhu Villas, a four-night taste was proof enough that a barefoot-luxury holiday in this exquisite destination is well worth aspiring to.

The group was hosted by Club Med’s Business Development Manager, Adam Ferraro and accompanied by TravelManagers’ Fares and Ticketing Manager, Jose Canas. After a quick stop in Singapore during which they were able to experience Changi Airport’s Ambassador Transit Lounge, they continued to their destination for the next three nights: Club Med Kani.

After taking a tour of the resort, participants were free to spend the remainder of their time at the resort enjoying the various water-sports on offer, joining yoga and pilates classes and sampling both the cocktails at the resort’s Beach Bar and dining at Velhi Restaurant.

A Very Merry Toy Story Land Christmas Mega-Fam – Final Winners announced!

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Nine more lucky agents from across Australia and New Zealand are preparing their best “Oohs” and “Aahs” in preparation for their upcoming visit to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida! The eight top selling agents and one random winner are the final lucky agents to qualify for the A Very Merry Toy Story Land Christmas Mega-Fam incentive.

The nine lucky agents are:

  • Claudia Griffiths – Qantas/Viva Holidays (AU)
  • Kate Robinson-Hallahan – Infinity Holidays (AU)
  • Tara Dickinson – Flight Centre (AU)
  • Amanda McAllister – House of Travel (NZ)
  • Bella Cilia – Flight Centre (AU)
  • Jess Prior – Infinity Holidays (AU)
  • Kirsten Parker – Magical Mouse Holidays (AU)
  • Makala Stratford – Flight Centre (AU)
  • Tash McGranaghan – Infinity Holidays (NZ)

Their six-night stay at Walt Disney World Resort will include a rich itinerary with world-class entertainment and recreation across four theme parks and two water parks – Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Blizzard Beach and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon.

Fiji Airways/Club Med famil

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Recently, the Fiji Airways/Club Med Top Sellers famil to Fiji and Club Med Bintan Island in conjunction with Flight Centre NZn took place. The famil took place 9-18 September and included:

  • return flights to Fiji and Singapore with Fiji Airways
  • one nights accommodation outbound at the Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa
  • day trip to Malamala Beach Club
  • five nights accommodation at Club Med Bintan Island
  • two nights accommodation inbound at the Westin Denarau
  • day trip to Zip Fiji

The educational was run to showcase Fiji Airways wider network beyond Fiji to NZ agents and to show options for their clients when they stopover in Fiji enroute to Asia.  It also educated the agents on the fantastic all inclusive holiday that their clients can have at Club Med resorts around the world.

The agents were upgraded to Fiji Airways Business Class NAN-AKL on the A330 aircraft and also got to experience the Fiji Airways Premier Lounge at the recently upgraded Nadi International Airport.

Trip of a lifetime for Magellan Travel Owner Managers with Qantas Holidays!

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It was luxury all the way for six Magellan Travel Owner Managers when Qantas Holidays partnered with Belmond Trains & Cruises to offer the trip of a lifetime, taking in Venice and London with a stopover in Abu Dhabi on the return journey.

Transferring from Venice Airport by private water taxi to the five-star Bauer Palazzo Hotel alongside the Grand Canal, the two-night stay included an inspection of the iconic Belmond Hotel Cipriani and a leisurely lunch at Cip’s Club with its breathtaking views across the canal to St Mark’s Square.

The group was then transported back in time to the golden ageof travel on board the classic Venice Simplon-Orient-Express on a two day, one night Venice to London journey.

It was then on to London with accommodation at the posh May Fair Hotel with site inspections of the Radisson Blu Edwardian properties. The group were wined and dined at the trendy Scoff & Banter Restaurant at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt and Monmouth Kitchen at the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street.

Fiji says Bula to agents and Viva! Holidays

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Agents were careful not to become ‘castaways’ while on recent Fiji famil with Viva! Holidays.

Five lucky agent Owner/Managers were invited on an on an exclusive Viva! Holidays famil to experience the delights of Fiji.

Travelling with Fiji Airways, highlights included staying at the Marriott at Momi Bay, a morning snorkelling trip to a secluded sandbar in the middle of the Mamanuca Islands and a visit to Monuriki Island, where the movie Castaway with Tom Hanks was filmed.

Queensland agents reach Cape Horn, the southern-most tip in the world, thanks to LATAM Airlines and South American Travel Specialists

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A group of Queensland agents recently returned from an exciting famil to South America, thanks to the region’s leading airline carrier, LATAM, and South American Travel Specialists.

Aside from making it to Cape Horn, the southern-most tip in the world, highlights of the trip included an exploration cruise through the Chilean icefields on the Australis Ventus; Chile’s buzzing capital, Santiago; and the tango-loving metropolis of Argentina’s Buenos Aires.

Throughout the journey, agents experienced LATAM’s unparalleled connectivity and friendly South American service firsthand.

Flight Centre Perth & NT team experience South Africa at annual Team Leaders Conference

113 Flight Centre Perth and Northern Territory Team Leaders travelled to South Africa for their Annual Team Leaders Conference and were hosted by South African Tourism and South African Airways.

The teams were split into three groups, each of which visited different areas of the country, experiencing its diverse range of sites and activities. To encompass the breathtaking scenery, culture and bustling city life, actioned-packed itineraries were specifically designed for each group to deliver them a trip of a lifetime.

These itineraries included travelling the whole length of the sun-soaked coasts, beginning in the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg, the groups then split off to explore beautiful Soweto by quad bike, indulged at the Cape Winelands and ventured on Safari.

Regrouping in Cape Town, the Team Leaders met for their annual conference at Southern Sun Cape Sun which was followed by a safari-themed Gala Dinner at Grand Africa Café & Beach.

Luxury Escapes on Tour embarks on it’s biggest roadshow ever

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This week, Luxury Escapes embarked on its most ambitious roadshow to date, visiting 11 cities in just 21 days, meeting thousands of Luxury Escapes members across Australia and New Zealand.

Luxury Escapes on Tour (LE on Tour) gives its 2.6-million-member base the opportunity to meet the people behind the brand, hear about new hotel partners, understand industry trends and interact with the Luxury Escapes team who can help customers purchase their next Luxury Escapes holiday.

One of the largest industry-wide roadshows, LE on Tour will see 13 Luxury Escapes staff members travel for the next three weeks. LE on Tour receives incredible support from Visit Indonesia Tourism Office, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Tourism Authority of Thailand, Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board, Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, and Dubai Tourism.

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