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Big Fat Agent Wrap

Surprise! It’s Friday! You know what that means. A big, fat, huge agent wrap sure to get your mind and body ready for the weekend. We’re not sure how, but it will.

AAT Kings announces new trade incentives

AAT Kings - Best of New Zealand, Lake Tekapo

Leading domestic travel operator, AAT Kings, has announced its ultimate gift card giveaway – book any AAT Kings operated Guided Holiday or Inspiring Journeys between now and 28 February 2019 and earn a $50 Gift Card per booking. And for double rewards – agents can earn a $100 Voucher for bookings made to Tasmania or NZ, departing prior March 31.

With the great value on offer at the moment – AAT Kings is making it easy for agents to sell Australia and New Zealand scoring themselves a Christmas bonus at the same time!

Take advantage of the impressive range of itineraries such as Tasmanian Wonders – a 10 day Guided Holiday, the ideal introduction to the island state. Combining spectacular landscapes with exposure to rich convict history and gourmet artisan produce, guests are taken to unforgettable locations to ensure memorable encounters. Step back in time at Port Arthur, and visit the wild Gordon River, Cradle Mountain and the pristine Tarkine Wilderness.

Or for those looking for a longer escape across the Tasman Sea – Best of New Zealand offers pristine white beaches of the North Island to the snow-capped peaks of the South. Across 18 days, explore every nook of New Zealand, a heart-pounding haka which welcomes guests to Rotorua for a taste of Māori culture, while a world-renowned train journey tops off time in The Land of the Long White Cloud with scenic splendour.

2018 Sri Lankan Tours & Beyond (incorporating Bali Tours) educational to Sri Lanka

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“Ayubowan” a word used in Sri Lanka to greet and say goodbye to someone. This word can be used any time of the day. It means long life. One is generally greeted by joining two hands in a prayer-like manner and saying “Ayubowan”.

On 23rd Oct 2018, Bali Tours took eight lovely agents on a famil to Sri Lanka. “Yes”, you have read it right. Bali Tours is now selling Sri Lanka. We have partnered with great tour operators in Sri Lanka. Our eight-day itinerary was filled with astonishing memories of jeep safari ride in the Kaudulla National Park – where hundreds of elephants walking behind one another were spotted all roaming freely, it was just magical.

Dambulla Cave Temple – it is Sri Lanka’s most historic site dated 22 centuries ago, climb the steps of Sigiriya Rock Fortress (also known as the Lion Rock) built by an obsessed monarch in the 5th century, lunch at the famous Spice garden, the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the hills of Nuwara Eliya to Galle, a coastal town where the Dutch presence is still visible – just to name a few.

Avalon Waterways announces latest trade incentive to encourage travel agents to go live it for themselves

Following strong sales and exciting announcements throughout 2018, Avalon Waterways is ending the year on a high with a great incentive for travel agents, who can earn up to $2,000 worth of self-famil credit towards any Avalon Waterways cruise.

Savvy travel agents will earn $1,000 credit when 10 passengers are booked and deposited, $1,500 for 20 passengers and $2,000 for 30 passengers to be used towards a self-famil of their choosing.

This incentive is combinable with Avalon Waterways’ agent rebate discounts, and reservations of eight passengers or more are considered group bookings, earning generous rebates, extra commission and Passport to Rewards points.

Rounding out a busy 12 months for the river cruising company, with the announcement of two new Avalon ships – Saigon and Envision – and six new itineraries for 2019, this incentive introduces another way for agents to explore the world in Avalon’s unique style.

Personal Travel Manager wins Home Based Business of the Year

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Melbourne-based personal travel manager, Nicole Edgar, has entered her local business awards in five of the last eight years, taking home the award for “New Business of the Year” in her first year and being named as one of the finalists every other year that she has entered. This year, she was able to improve on her previous record by winning the category, “Home Based Business of the Year.”

Edgar, who is TravelManagers’ representative for Narre Warren South, says she was delighted with the outcome of the Casey Cardinia Business Awards, which are run by the City of Casey and the Cardinia Shire Council.

As well as collecting a $1000 cash prize and an attractive crystal trophy which is now proudly on display in her home office, Edgar has received considerable exposure within her local community since the win, which she is already converting into new business.

Trafalgar releases Black Friday Offers

The famous Dutch windmills. View through red tulips on the Netherlands canals.

This black Friday, Trafalgar invites clients to create moments rather than buy things with savings of up to 20 per cent on all Eastern Europe, Scandinavia and Russia trips.

Clients can save 15 per cent on all Trafalgar Eastern trips including Scandinavia and Russia, departing in summer 2019 (1 May 19 – 31 Oct 19) on bookings made from 15 Nov – 26 Nov 18.

Clients can save an extra five per cent discount on all Eastern trips including Scandinavia and Russia departures from 1 Apr – 30 Apr 19, for a total 20 per cent discount.

MTA Advisor enjoys Unique Tourism Collection experience in Sri Lanka

MTA - George Cooper and Sue Basedow KK Properties Unique Tourism Collection Nov 2018

Pictured, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents Advisor Sue Basedow with Old Harrovian George Cooper, the owner of two Kahanda Kanda (KK) boutique properties in Galle in southern Sri Lanka.

Sue met the Old Harrovian and internationally-renowned interior designer while visiting Sri Lanka as part of a Unique Tourism Collection study tour showcasing boutique luxury properties in Colombo and Galle.

Hotel inspections aside, Sue’s busy program also allowed time to sample many of the activities guests staying at the various properties can enjoy. These range from cookery demonstrations yoga classes, boating and walking tours.

Black Friday – AAT Kings

Best of NZ - Bay of Islands

Save big this Black Friday with AAT Kings’ Last Minute Deals on their bestselling New Zealand and Tasmania Guided Holidays itineraries.

Witness the breathtaking contrasting landscapes of the land of the big white cloud on the 17-day New Zealand Magic Guided Holiday. Make your way through glorious New Zealand as you venture to Auckland in the North Island from Christchurch in the South Island. New Zealand Magic: Was from $5625* Now from $4995* per person twin share, SAVE $630pp.

Discover the beautiful island of Tasmania, renowned for its pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, gourmet food and wine, and friendly locals as your experienced and passionate Travel Director guides you on the 12 day Perfect Tasmania Guided Holiday. Tasmania Wonders: Was from $3425* Now from $2995* per person twin share, SAVE $430pp.

To explore more ways you can save with AAT Kings’ Last Minute Deals this Black Friday, visit: https://www.aatkings.com/ways-to-save/last-minute-deals/.

Last availability on 2019 Antarctica

There is a lack of last-minute Antarctica cruises available for early 2019 but Chimu Adventures do have some last remaining spaces.

LOOKING FOR ANTARCTICA CABINS FOR JAN-MAR 2019 VOYAGES? Availability is tight but there are options available. Chimu offers the largest range of expedition ships in Australia. We can check all vessels and options for you and see where your clients can be accommodated.

We have spaces available on our Discover Antarctica charters on 15 Jan and 20 Feb 2019 plus a range of cabins on other vessels throughout these months. Contact our Polar Cruise Specialists on 1300 678 909 for enquiries.

TTC Weekly Deals

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TRAFALGAR – Highlights of Eastern Europe – With Black Friday Sale!

Save up to 20% on all Eastern European, Scandinavian and Russian Trips with Trafalgar’s Black Friday sale! Enjoy these savings on the Highlights of Eastern Europe trip. Guests can explore ‘east’ and ‘west’ on this 17 day escape through eastern Europe takes them through Vienna, Lake Bled, Zagreb, Budapest, Slovakia, Kraków, Warsaw, Berlin and Prague. Starting from $4,118* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale from the 15th until the 26th of November 2018 for select departures between the 26th of April and 4th of October 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 228 546 or visit www.trafalgar.com.

CONTIKI – East Africa Safari

Africa Flash Sale! This is a continent that will change you forever. Save 15% on select East Africa trips with Contiki. Lock in these savings for your client on the 13 day East Africa Safari where travellers will visit national parks full of wildlife, an orphanage for elephants, a Massai village and an ancient volcano on this trip through Africa’s Nairobi, Masai Mara, Lake Elementaita, Amboseli, Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater. Starting from $4,940* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 30 November 2019 for select departure dates between 12 May and 22 December 2019. For more information or to book call 1300 266 845 or visit www.contiki.com.

UNIWORLD – Authentic Danube

Save your clients up to 30% on select 2019 sailings with Uniworld’s Our Best Offer promotion! Enjoy these savings on the 8 day Authentic Danube river cruise itinerary. Guests have the chance to get off the beaten path from Nuremberg to Vienna and uncover the scenic wonders and remarkable histories of the cities that rest along the Danube such as Roth, Kelheim, Regensburg, Straubing, Passau, Engelhartszell and Melk. Starting from $4,409* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 December 2018 and reflective of departure on 30 June and 4 August 2019. Other departure dates are available, prices may vary. For more information or to book call 1300 780 231 or visit www.uniworld.com.

INSIGHT VACATIONS – Picture Perfect Italy

Allow your clients to discover the Insight Difference when travelling to Europe in 2019 on one of our curated special interest trips. Insight Vacations 18 day Picture Perfect Italy has THREE DEPARTURES ONLY. On this leisurely paced journey guests will celebrate Italian culture and style from jagged pastel-hued peaks to rolling Tuscan hills. Along the way they will also discover hill-top towns, star-studded resorts, elegant villas and lavish gardens as they travel between Rome, Positano, Orvieto, Tuscany, the Italian Riviera, the Italian Lakes, Tuscan Alps and Venice. Starting from $7,195* per person, twin share. This offer is on sale now until sold out or withdrawn for departure on 13 August, 17 September and 8 October. For more information or to book call 1300 727 767 or visit www.insightvacations.com.

ADVENTURE WORLD TRAVEL – Northern Lights and Winter Nights

Save your clients up to $425 per person on 2019 departures with Adventure World Travel. Enjoy these savings on the 8 day Northern Lights and Winter Nights travel itinerary that combines fine dining with the spectacular Northern Lights for the ultimate Manitoba winter experience. Veiw the Northern Lights from the comfort of the Tundra Buggy before experiencing RAW:Churchill, for an evening of exquisite dining and northern lights viewing through the restaurants transparent roof. Starting from $6,805* per person, twin share (including discount, domestic flights and specified sightseeing activities). This offer is on sale now until the 31st of December 2018 for departure on 17 & 24 February and 1 & 5 March 2019. Other departure dates are available, prices may vary. For more information or to book call 1300 363 055 or visit www.adventureworld.com.

AAT KINGS – Top End Highlights

Save up to $460* per couple with AAT Kings Early Payment Offer. Guests can enjoy these savings on the 6 day Top End Highlights travel itinerary where they will experience the vibrant Indigenous culture, friendly local characters and magnificent landscapes of the Top End as they travel between Darwin, Litchfeild National Park, Pine Creek, Katherine, Edith Falls, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu national Park and Jabiru. Starting from $2,065* per person, twin share. This offer is on sale now until the 31st of January 2019 for select travel dates between 1 April 2019 – 31 March 2020. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit www.aatkings.com.

BUSABOUT – Southern Vietnam Adventure

Save 10% on Busabout’s Asia Trips! The south of Vietnam is a sensory overload of chilled-out destinations, thrilling activities, and fulfilling flavours. Travellers can take it all in on Busabout’s 7 day Southern Vietnam Adventure as they travel between Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Dalat. Lounge back in chilled Hoi An, sail and snorkel in the beach town of Nha Trang, and savour sizzling street food treats in the historical city of Ho Chi Minh. It’s not only the senses that this trip satisfies, travellers also get a mindful dose of towering temples, treacherous history, and geological wonderment to please the body and brain! Starting from $846 per person (discount included). This offer is on sale now until 31 January 2019 valid for 2018/19/20 departure dates listed in the 2019 brochure. For more information or to book contact http://www.busabout.com or call 1300 287 226.

U BY UNIWORLD – Germany’s Finest

Save 20% on select 2019 U by Uniworld cruises with Our Best Offer promotion! Enjoy these savings on the 8 day Germany’s Finest cruise itinerary. Discover the best of Deutschland on one amazing holiday. Enjoy fairy-tale castles, a bike trip along the Main river, a getaway to the Franconian Brewery Museum and a Nuremberg culinary tour on this itinerary through Miltenberg, Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Kelheim between Frankfurt and Regensburg. Starting from $2,159* per person, twin share (including discount). This offer is on sale now until 31 December 2018 for departure on all 2019 departure dates. For more information or to book call 1300 730 010 or visit www.uniworld.com.

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