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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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Wholesalers

Walkable WeHo: A guide to exploring West Hollywood on foot

by Sophie Harrison

Getting around West Hollywood without wheels has never been easier! Simply follow in the footsteps of the Stars and let us tell you why.

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Aviation

Tiger-yeah! Budget Bali flights back on

by Daisy Melwani

Bali bars better be told to stock up on Bintang’s, Tigerair services are back on the radar from next month. Travel Weekly staffers celebrate with day at the pub, also because it’s Friday.

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Cruise

Opps! Did Royal Caribbean’s new ship name just get blurted out?

by Daisy Melwani

We’re often prone to mistakes (heck, it’s a daily occurrence), so we feel for those who sent out a press release with confidential information.

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Hotels

30 feared dead in Italian ski hotel avalanche

by Daisy Melwani

Guests staying at a luxury Italian ski hotel are feared dead after the resort was buried by an avalanche.

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Tourism

Travellers love coming Down Under

by Amy Bryant

One guess who were among the top 10 who love coming to Australia.

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Aviation

Malaysia Airlines Insensitive Social Media Gaffe as MH370 Search Called Off

by Hannah Edensor - B&T Magazine

Malaysia Airlines has landed in the centre of a social media storm.

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

There’s deals from across the globe, Disney experiences and more.

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Aviation

Etihad success pinned on Alliances

by Daisy Melwani

Etihad’s approach has helped the airline grow from a $300 million a year business, to a diversified aviation group delivering revenues of more than $26 billion.

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Aviation

Pho Shizzle! Jetstar breaks monopoly to offer direct flights to Vietnam

by Daisy Melwani

Aussies will soon discover what authentic Vietnamese food is actually meant to taste like, but probably not on the flights with this budget-carrier when the best they muster is 2-minute noodles.

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Technology

Marketers: are you equipped to handle the heat in 2017?

by Pressy Sankaran - Criteo

It’s the start of a new year – and new ideas? Marketers need a solid understanding of the key trends in online bookings in order to convert sales in 2017.

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Technology

Tailored technology for travellers

by Amy Bryant

Exciting new technology from Lonely Planet and Samsung will be a game changer for travellers.

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Aviation

Malaysia Airlines calls off MH370 underwater search

by Daisy Melwani

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines jet MH370, which disappeared almost three years ago with 239 passengers on board, has been suspended.

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