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Rail Plus takes 20 per cent off BritRail Passes! 

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From now until 22 February 2018, agents can pass on to their UK-bound clients 20 per cent off a range of BritRail Passes for travel over the winter season.

Starting from AU$235, passes include the BritRail Pass (consecutive & flexi), BritRail England Pass (consecutive & flexi), BritRail M-Pass, BritRail South West Pass, and BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass.

Bookings must be made by 22 Feb 2019 and travel completed between 1 November 2018 and 28 February 2019. Terms and conditions apply. See Rail Plus Specials for more information and updates.

Agents requiring additional training on country passes are encouraged to do so with the Rail Expert Program.

Hertz announces official partnership with Netball Australia

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 08: during the round 10 Super Netball match between the Giants and the Swifts at International Convention Centre on July 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Leading car rental company, Hertz Australia has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Netball Australia, the peak governing body for the sport of netball in the country.

The partnership with Netball Australia will see Hertz proudly sponsor the Samsung Australian Diamonds national team, the Suncorp Super Netball league and the Fast5 Netball World Series. Through the alliance, the Hertz brand will reach more than six million netball fans through stadium signage at televised matches, digital content, athlete appearances and event activations.

The Diamonds, led by Head Coach Lisa Alexander, will next compete in the 2018 Quad Series and Constellation Cup this September and October in Australia and New Zealand.

DriveAway from the everyday with our Earlybird sale on NOW 

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It’s Earlybird season and DriveAway’s biggest event of the year. Drive away from the everyday and save your clients up to 25 per cent on car hire and up to 35 per cent on motorhomes for their 2019 road trip. This sale is on for a limited time only, so put the pedal to the medal and get in quick.

Whether its driving down USA’s Route 66, exploring the Rockies in Canada, free camping in New Zealand, exploring Australia’s hidden beaches or enjoying the European countryside, we can bring any road trip to life.

Unlock incredible 2019 deals across our range of vehicles including discounted prices on car hire across the UK, Italy, Germany, USA and Canada, just to name a few. Plus free upgrades in Ireland and France.

Or, if you’re looking for something a little different why not book a motorhome for travel throughout the USA, Canada, UK and Ireland with up to 35 per cent off. Your clients will love you for this!

Rail Plus taking agents on a grand train tour of Italy

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Rail Plus has launched its Grand Train Tour of Italy campaign with free trips to Italy, an indulgent foodie itinerary, free pizzas and an informative webinar on Trenitalia.

Until 26 Oct 2018, agents who have a knack for writing, photography, blogging and social media can qualify to be a Rail Plus reporter, where they will go on a 10D/9N trip to Italy to document and share their experiences. With $1,300 flight credit to use towards airfares and the option to extend their stay, the talented agent will enjoy the best stops along the vast Trenitalia network. The prerequisite for applying is a minimum of 500 Rail Experts points. The winning agent will be selected on 29 Oct to travel in Nov or Dec 2018.

To help whet the appetite of agents and their clients heading to Italy, Rail Plus has also shared an indulgent foodie itinerary inspiring travellers to taste the local regional specialities and flavours.

Agents will also have the chance to win one of 50 pizzas after correctly answering two quiz questions based on the foodie Grand Train Tour of Italy.

Cycle along a World Heritage listed Canal in Southern France in 2019

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UTracks, the active Europe specialist has launched a new cycling itinerary through Southern France for 2019, following the Canal du Midi from Toulouse to Sète.

The Canal du Midi was built in the 17th Century by Frenchmen Pierre Paul Riquet, who overcame great obstacles to connect the Mediterranean with the Atlantic through the Garonne Canal. It was considered to be one of the greatest construction works of the 17th Century. The entire waterway is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Stretching 240km from Toulouse to Sète, the canal travels through a landscape rich in architectural and cultural treasures including Carcassonne, one of Europe’s most impressive medieval cities.

One of the best way to appreciate all facets of the Canal du Midi, is at your own pace, on a self-guided cycling itinerary. And for those wanting to take the trip down a further notch, there’s the option to upgrade to an electric bike. E-bikes are taking Europe by storm making opening up cycling based itineraries to those who may not have considered them before.

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