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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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Travel Agents

Big Fat Agent Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

It doesn’t get more jam-packed than this, readers. Unless you count our jam sandwich because that’s overflowing all over our desk.

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Tourism

“We’re all getting robbed”: Vic tourism hit by scam

by Hannah Edensor

At least nine Victorian tourist attractions have been hit by a credit card scam. We too were busted for buying clothes under our boss’s name but only to avoid buyers shame in the office.

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Hotels

What can you actually take from hotel rooms?

We could tell you this was an exclusive insight into what you can get away with stealing from hotels, but we’d be lying. We nicked it off an online forum.

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Aviation

At last, Qantas inflight Wi-Fi takes off

by Hannah Edensor

As 56% of travellers get stoked about Qantas’ inflight Wi-Fi, our concern lies with the other 44% who clearly hate looking at cats on YouTube.

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Destinations

Travel warnings for Gallipoli after terror threats

by Hannah Edensor

New updates on Smart Traveller have upgraded warnings for Turkey with news Anzac Day commemorations could be a target of terror attacks.

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Travel Agents

Flavour of the Week

Find out who won new roles & who fell on their swords in this week’s Flavour of the Week. Yes, we added that sword bit for effect.

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Cruise

Cruising for young travellers is finally here

This first of its kind cruise brand had us at ‘Wine & Paint Classes’ because it combines two of our favourite things. Well, one, we hate painting.

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Technology

52% of travellers swayed by Facebook photos: study

All of our Facebook friends’ photos inspired us to travel. And by ‘friends’ we mean the public profiles we stalk because we only have 4 friends.

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Tourism

Is your boss the Executive of the Year?

We tried to nominate ourselves for this award, but apparently ignoring the boss and pretending to be your own boss doesn’t actually make you CEO.

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Travel Agents

Final week of LAX agent incentive kicks off

We’re re-running this again from Monday (minus the typos). You get déjà vu & we do less work. A win-win, we say.

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Destinations

A world of special Sunshine Coast Deals

by Vanessa Bussoletti

Visit Sunshine Coast has partnered with Escape Travel to launch a major new campaign offering a wide range of activities […]

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Hotels

Big Fat Hotel Wrap

by Vanessa Bussoletti

If you read one thing today make sure it’s Travel Weekly’s hotel wrap. Actually, your medication instructions and train timetable probably take priority.

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