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This wrap is practically bursting at the seams with incentives, famils and deals. Just in case your Friday needs a cherry on top.

P&O Cruises celebrates its 2018 Flagship Achievers with an Australia Day cruise

P&O Flagship Top 20 2018 winners at 400 Gradi_Pacific ExplorerLast week, the winners of P&O Cruises’ 2018 Flagship Achievers program were treated to a special dinner at Bentley Restaurant in Sydney. The next morning the agents boarded Pacific Explorer for her Australia Day cruise and joined the celebrations in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
P&O’s Flagship Achievers incentive program rewards the top 20 achieving agents of the year and the cruise line thanks them for their ongoing support. The 2019 program is currently underway with eligible agents already collecting Flagship points from their P&O cruise bookings.

P&O Cruises’ 2018 Flagship Achievers program winners:

  • Nadia El-Essraoui – Layaway Travel Australia
  • Emily Kadinski – iTravel Carlingford
  • Kristy Nixon – Travel Online Australia
  • Grant Gibson – My Holiday Centre
  • Scott Muspratt – Muskins P/L T/AS ESeacruising
  • Damian Clark – Travel Associates Q Super Centre
  • Jodie Sutherland – Travel Associates Burleigh
  • Angela McLaren – Helloworld Daisy Hill
  • Jessica Miranda Moreno – Travel Associates Albany Creek
  • Alysha Matheson – Flight Centre Forest Lake
  • Justine Wilson – Travel Managers Australia
  • Cameron Hing – Helloworld Ipswich Riverlink
  • Rhiana Bishop – Flight Centre Majura Park
  • Renee Bosboom – Flight Centre Browns Plains
  • Debi Galloway – Easy Travel and Cruise Gympie
  • Kirston Lindley – Travel Associates Tweed City
  • Moana McKeen – Inspired Escapes
  • Adam Head – Flight Centre Maryborough
  • Emma Walden – Flight Centre Morayfield
  • Rikkilee Johnson – Jonkers Travel

Be Inspired to Travel at the Scenic Getaway Travel Showcase

Scenic is showcasing its diverse range of luxurious cruise and land journeys with its entertaining and informative consumer Getaway Travel Showcases to be held around Australia.

Held nationwide in metro and regional centres between February and April, the Getaway Travel Showcase will provide insights into Scenic’s extensive range of products, itineraries, enriching experiences and all-inclusive river cruising in Europe, France, Portugal and South East Asia. Land journeys in Canada, Africa, Egypt and Jordan will also be featured for the discerning traveller. The sessions will also feature Scenic Eclipse, including Antarctica, the Arctic and Norwegian Fjords itineraries, including exciting discovery cruises to the Mediterranean and Americas.

Held in partnership with local travel agents, Scenic’s team of experts will be presenting exciting travel destinations and great offers, and will be available to answer questions.

Scenic Getaway Travel Showcase Schedule

Australian Capital Territory

  • Thursday 28 February: Hyatt Hotel Canberra, Commonwealth Ave, Canberra ACT

New South Wales

  • Tuesday 26 February: Park Royal Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta NSW 2150
  • Tuesday 5 March: Cronulla Leagues Club, 461 Captain Cook Dr, Woolooware NSW 2230
  • Wednesday 13 March: Hornsby RSL, 4 High St, Hornsby NSW 2077
  • Tuesday 19 March: Merewether Surfhouse, 5 Henderson Parade, Merewether NSW 2291
  • Thursday 21 March: Mingara Recreation Club, 12/14 Mingara Dr, Tumbi Umbi NSW 2261
  • Thursday 28 March: Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Tuesday 2 April: Pacific Bay Resort, Cnr Pacific Hwy and, Bay Dr, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
  • Wednesday 3 April: Sails Port Macquarie, 20 Park Street, Port Macquarie NSW 2444
  • Thursday 4 April: Novotel Wollongong Northbeach, 2-14 Cliff Rd, North Wollongong NSW 2520

Northern Territory

  • Wednesday 6 March: Vibe Hotel, 7 Kitchener Dr, Darwin City NT 0800

Queensland

  • Tuesday 5 March: Brisbane Convention & Exhibiton Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Thursday 7 March: Maroochydore RSL, Memorial Ave, Maroochydore QLD 4558
  • Tuesday 12 March: Brothers Leagues Club, 99-107 Anderson Street, Manunda QLD 4870
  • Tuesday 26 March: Mercure Gold Coast Resort, 64 Palm Meadows Dr, Carrara QLD 4211

South Australia

  • Thursday 14 March: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000

Tasmania

  • Thursday 11 April: RACV, 1 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000

Victoria

  • Friday 28 February: Novotel Glen Waverley, 285, Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
  • Tuesday 5 March: Frankston Arts Centre, 27/37 Davey St, Frankston VIC 3199
  • Thursday 7 March: Mercure Ballarat Hotel & Convention Centre, 613 Main Rd, Golden Point VIC 3350
  • Tuesday 12 March: Pullman Melbourne On The Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne VIC 3002
  • Tuesday 26 March: The Australian Events Centre, 1 English St Essendon Fields, Melbourne VIC 3041

Western Australia

  • Tuesday 19 March: The Sebel, 1 Marco Polo Dr, Mandurah WA 6210
  • Tuesday 2 April: Crown Casino Convention Centre, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood WA 6100

Viking announces lucky winner of ‘World of Viking Bingo’

WOV bingo winner_Sean Keiran

Viking has announced the lucky winner of one of their most recent trade incentives, ‘World of Viking Bingo’.

Between September 1 and November 30 last year, ‘World of Viking Bingo’ saw travel agencies compete to sell a selection of Viking cruises in order to cross them off their bingo card. The successful travel agency was Mosman Travel in NSW, and they have chosen one of their star agents, Sean Keiran, to accept the prize.

Departing on April 6, Sean Keiran and a guest of his choice will get to experience Viking’s 11-day Scandinavia & the Kiel Canal ocean cruise in the comfort of a beautiful Veranda stateroom. Sailing from Copenhagen to Amsterdam, they will enjoy complimentary onboard meals served with a selection of quality wines and beers, as well as a free shore excursion in every port of call.

Helloworld Travel Limited joins the Qantas Channel

As Qantas released the confirmation today on the launch of the Qantas Channel in August 2019, Helloworld Travel communicated to all HLO agents the details of their involvement with Qantas on the development and introduction of this new distribution model.

Helloworld Travel recapped the specific relevant details of the Qantas Channel that would apply to their agents and announced that they would be coordinating state-based Q+A sessions to answer any questions that HLO Group agents may have.

HLO explained that they have been working with their GDS partner Travelport to be on the front foot in ensuring the Qantas Channel is available to all HLO agents. They also reported that their Air Tickets business will be registered to the Qantas Channel to allow seamless support of all Qantas bookings.

Helloworld Travel reiterated that they will continue to keep all their agent networks up to date on these developments as information becomes available.

Intrepid Travel Deals

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Now $3,445 per person twin-share – was $2,584 per person in a twin share room- a saving of $861 per person.

Take a trip to the Arctic wonderland of Lapland, home to the Indigenous Saami people who are attuned to the pristine peaks, snow-dusted woodlands, rushing rivers and panting huskies. On this trip, travellers will be pulled across this white wilderness on the back of a dog sled at 24 kilometers an hour and learn from locals about reindeer herding and other traditional aspects of Finnish life. A highlight for travellers includes the chance to witness the aurora borealis, an ‘au natural’ light show where green light dances with the northern sky.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and activities.

 

Save $1,191 on Intrepid Travel’s 10 day Namibia Discovery departing 16 March 2019.

Now $3,574 per person twin-share – was $4,765 per person in a adult twin share room- a saving of $1,191 per person.

Travel to Namibia, a land of constant contrast –  rugged coastlines, sand dunes, moonscapes and savanna grasslands filled with wildlife. On this trip, travellers will take a canoe trip down South Africa’s longest stream, Orange River, escape the heat in the Atlantic Ocean and go wildlife spotting at Etosha National Park. Highlights of this trip include witnessing the stunning bird life and colour changing sunset that make up one of the world’s largest gorges, Fish River Canyon, and dining at Muisbosskerm, rated by National Geographic as having one of the ‘Top Ten Sea Views to Dine For.’

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, most meals and most activities.

 

Save $887 on Intrepid Travel’s 9 day San Fran to Vegas: Parks, Canyons, Valleys departing 3 March 2019.

Now $2,663 per person twin-share – was $3,550 per person in a twin share room- a saving of $887 per person.

Explore what was once the final-frontier and experience the history of the wild west right through to contemporary America. On this trip, travellers will sample cuvee, pinot noirs and chardonnays while overlooking the remarkable view of the Sonoma Valley and tackle the baron beauty that encapsulates the lonely American highways in the west. Highlights for travellers include a visit to the Yosemite National Park and a journey through Death Valley – a land of canyons, volcanic craters and sand dunes.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and activities.

Save $751 on Intrepid Travel’s 10 day Best of Cuba parting 10 March 2019.

Now $2,254 per person twin-share – was $3,005 per person in a twin share room- a saving of $751 per person.

Travel to Cuba and witness Havana’s historical streets, world heritage cities, beautiful Caribbean beaches, a fascinating colonial history and a native culture filled with music and dance. On this trip, travellers will enjoy fragrant cigars, consume Cuban rum and learn to dance the rumba and swim in the Bay of Pigs –  an experience that will introduce you to a marvelous marine world. Highlights include riding bikes through cities with old world charm and partaking in Spanish and salsa lessons that will have you ready to mix confidently with the locals.

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

 Save $823 on Intrepid Travel’s 10 day Bike, Climb & Hike Peru departing 7 March 2019.

Now $2,472 per person twin-share – was $3,295 per person in a adult twin share room- a saving of $823 per person.

Travel to Peru, an ancient land were travellers can retrace the steps of the Incas and hike through the heartland of the Peruvian Amazon. On this trip, travellers will climb to Urubamba via the ferratas to see the Sacred Valley of the Incas from a hawk’s eye view and cycle through rolling hills reserved for farmers and IImas. Highlights of this trip include trekking down the Quarry Trail and camping under the Andean stars

Inclusions: Accommodation, transport, some meals and most activities.

For more information please visit https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au

or call 1300 905 271

Entire Travel Group invests in self-famil knowledge program

Entire 2_Tahiti Travel Connection staff explore Bora Bora Pearl on an Entire Travel Group self-famil

Entire Travel Group is once again raising the bar when it comes to destination expertise with the launch today of a unique ‘Self Famil’ program designed to ensure its reservation teams continue to offer unrivalled up-to-date local knowledge.

Under the Self Famil program, Entire Travel Group consultants will travel annually on 10-day educational trips to the destinations they sell in order to experience key products, including hotels, villas, airlines and sightseeing tours.

The study tours – all scheduled to take place during traditional low seasons – are not counted as annual leave and involve no cost to team members.

Entire Travel Group Sales Director Greg McCallum says the self-famil program represents a significant investment, but one that is further enriching a company culture that celebrates and rewards genuine expertise.

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