Travel Agents

BIG FAT AGENT WRAP

Sophie Harrison

TravelManagers welcome home its 500th recruit!

TravelManagers has plenty of reasons to celebrate having reached a significant milestone with the recent signing of its 500th recruit, while welcoming home South Australian-based Personal Travel Manager (PTM) and 30-year veteran of the industry, Corinne Mutz.

Corinne Mutz’s smile says it all - happy to be back home at TravelManagers!
Corinne Mutz’s smile says it all – happy to be back home at TravelManagers!

Contours travel hosts in-depth famil trip to Peru

One of Australia’s leading Latin American travel wholesalers and agencies, Contours Travel, has hosted eight Australian agents on a 15-day famil trip to Peru, showcasing Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the Amazon region.

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Pictured at Machu Picchu (back left to right): Sian Pritchard (Blackrock Travel), Kyran Bottomley (from Phil Hoffman Travel), Brett Ambrose (Contours Travel), Sianne Yensch (Our Vacation Centre), Cheryl Beattie (Castle Hill Travel) and Tanya Kellen (MTA Travel). Pictured in front (left to right): Jennifer Mikkelsen (Travel Counsellors), Lisa Wells (Brighton Travelworld) and Catherine McHenry (Wow Travel).

Buffalo Tours Famil celebrates this year’s ATAC Top Achiever’s in Myanmar

Hosting this year’s ATAC Top Achievers, Buffalo Tours Famil of Myanmar in conjunction with The Strand Hotel & River Cruise, discovered the authentic hidden treasures of Myanmar aboard the latest luxury cruise up the magnificent Ayeyarwady River.

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Travel Counsellor wins prestigious growing business of the year award

Announced Growing Business of the Year at the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards this week, Travel Counsellors is celebrating another successful year of impressive growth across the company in market leadership, industry-leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience.

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Tanya Chivers wins $10 000

Tanya Chivers, from Flight Centre Business Travel, has won a massive $10,000 in the same DriveAway Holidays/ Flight Centre incentive in which  Rishi Krishnan from My Adventure Store in Sydney won return flights to Los Angeles last week.

35 per cent Trade discounts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Harbour Plaza Group is offering a travel industry discount of 35 per cent of. the best available rate at the four-star property overlooking Victoria Harbour in the heart of the city, Kowloon Hotel. Available to travel agents, airline, cruise and tour operating staff, the deal is one not to miss!

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Destinations

10 bucket list-worthy places for every traveller type

by Sophie Harrison

We had Surfers Paradise Wax Museum atop our bucket list, but have since replaced it with the Trash Museum in Connecticut.

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Aviation

The Big Fat Airline Wrap

It’s the very best of airline news rounded up in one place. And if you want to know why there’s a picture of canoes instead of planes you’ll have to click on the article.

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Travel Agents

Virgin Holidays leads by example in sealife tourism

by Hannah Edensor

Virgin Holidays continues to protest animals in captivity, and we’re totally on board if you don’t count the rat we trapped in our kitchen last night.

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Travel Agents

Travel’s pay gap between men and women bigger than ever

by Hannah Edensor

Do you have a sneaking suspicion your male counterpart earns more than you? Like a lot more? Confirm your hunch with this shocking news.

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Tourism

Agents Continue to send clients to Hawai’i

by Amy Bryant

Aussies’ love affair with Hawai’i continues to grow. That’s not to suggest there’s any extramarital shenanigans going on, however.

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Aviation

Golfing tourists in tragic crash near Essendon Airport

by Hannah Edensor

Tragedy strikes Essendon Airport this morning after a charter flight carrying golfers to King Island crashed into shops shortly after take-off.

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Destinations

Win a luxe Vanuatu holiday for two

Did you miss yesterday’s story on how to win a luxury trip to Vanuatu? We hit CTRL-A, CTRL-C and voila – here it is again!

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Cruise

Get a look at Azamara’s new ship arriving in Melbourne

Azamara sounds like a spell out of Harry Potter, but instead it’s the proud parents of Azamara Journey, the ship making her first trip down under.

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Travel Agents

Travel agent completes $15,000 bookings while in labour

by Hannah Edensor

We’ve never given birth ourselves but if the movies are anything to go by, we should be shouting ‘Give me my epidural’, not ‘How much for a room?’

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Wholesalers

Ormina Tours Redefines the Small Group Travel Experience

by Amy Bryant

Thesmall group itineraries are intimate and uniquely designed. But if its not for you, private journeys are tailor-made exactly to your interests, providing a personalised luxury European experience.

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Cruise

What will happen when millenials start river cruising?

by Tara Harrison

Uniworld’s new millennial product promises it won’t be a booze cruise, leaving us no choice but to withdraw our booking.

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Wholesalers

It’s The Big Fat Wholesaler Wrap

by Amy Bryant

This very detailed and insightful wrap up of wholesaler news is A+. Well, that’s the feedback anyway, we haven’t read it yet.

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