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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

Bali rocked by off-shore earthquake

by Christian Fleetwood

An off-shore earthquake has struck the south of the Indonesian tourist hotspot, with reports of damaged and evacuated hotels.

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Travel Agents

Brisbane lands Flight Centre’s Global Gathering in 2020 + pics from this year’s big event!

Do you wish you could’ve attended Flight Centre’s recent Global Gathering? Live vicariously through this collection of candid pics.

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Aviation

Boeing ‘renames’ Ryanair’s 737 MAX

by Christian Fleetwood

If images posted on social media are anything to go by, in the era of deepfakes, it looks like the embroiled 737 MAX brand is getting a cosmetic touch-up.

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Tourism

Two Australians gored by bulls at controversial San Fermin festival

by Christian Fleetwood

Two Aussies who have obviously read too much Hemingway have been gored by a bull on the final day of the controversial San Fermin Festival.

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Aviation

Aussie model avoids 21-year jail sentence for assaulting flight attendant

A former Miss Universe Australia finalist has broken down crying in a US court after avoiding a 21-year jail sentence for assaulting a flight attendant.

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Aviation

Aviation wrap: Emirates’ global sale, Royal Brunei Airlines’ new Brisbane flights + more

We do hope that you’re so wrapped about this week’s aviation wrap that you write a rap about it.

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Destinations

Hundreds of protesters storm famous Paris monument

Police on the scene said 200 to 300 protesters entered the well-known landmark where French national heroes including Voltaire and Victor Hugo are buried.

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Events

How to win at The Travel Awards

Planning to enter The Travel Awards this year? Consider this a very handy cheat sheet of sorts.

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Wholesalers

Thomas Cook rescue deal could do more harm than good, says expert

by Huntley Mitchell

Were you under the assumption that Thomas Cook was extinct? Well, as this story proves, the dinosaur of the travel industry is still clinging on – but only just.

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Aviation

Wild winds and IT outage wreak havoc at Sydney Airport

by Christian Fleetwood

Travellers flying from Sydney Airport have been met with massive delays due to an Australian Border Force outage and gale force winds.

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Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: Viva Holidays says hello to Harry Potter, Wendy Wu’s early bird specials + more!

It’s Monday, folks, and that means two things: it’s time for our weekly wholesaler wrap, and for some hair-of-the-dog treatment for Travel Weekly’s editor at the local pub.

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Destinations

“How ridiculous”: Pauline Hanson likens Uluru climbing ban to closing Bondi Beach

by Huntley Mitchell

In an interview that is sure to have many an Aussie giving themselves a face palm, outspoken One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has provided her take on the Uluru climbing ban.

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