Road & Rail

Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Today’s road and rail wrap is short and sweet. In other news, we’ve been told we’re the opposite of short and sweet after getting too drunk at an office function.

$100 to every agent that books a Peugeot!

DriveAway is giving away a $100 VISA gift card to EVERY agent that books a Peugeot European car lease for collections until 30 September 2018.

Peugeot is perfect for clients who are looking to go to Europe and drive between 21 and 175 days. Travellers will receive seven FREE days, full insurance cover with nil excess, unlimited kilometres, the freedom to drive throughout 40 European countries & FREE additional drivers.

Mid-Year Sale ends 31 May! Contact the leasing specialists at DriveAway on 1300 363 500 or visit www.driveaway.com.au/peugeot/specials for more information.

Rail Plus takes 50 per cent off Companion Fares on the Eastern & Oriental Express

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Until 15 June 2018, Rail Plus is offering 50 per cent off companion fares on all Eastern & Oriental Classical Journeys through to December 2018. Agents should note to their clients that this amounts to savings of up to a $2,000!

Journeying between the modern and vibrant cities of Singapore and Bangkok in a train that speaks of the old world colonial charm, passengers will enjoy the vastly different landscapes of this South East Asian peninsula as the train passes through a series of towns, quaint villages, tropical jungles winding rivers and ancient temples. Mealtimes will also have the passengers spoiled with the incredibly rich flavours of this region.

Agents should note that space is limited and bookings are based on twin share in the Pullman and State Cabins only and on the two-night Classic Journeys from Singapore to Bangkok or three-night Classic Journeys from Bangkok to Singapore. To take advantage of the savings, bookings must be made by 15 June 2018 using the promotional code EC50. For more information, agents can call 03 87794828 or email gtj@railplus.com.au.

Early bird savings up for grabs with Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring have announced their exclusive Europe Sneak Peek campaign, inviting guests to save up to $884 per couple on some of their most popular tours for 2019 travel.

The deal will be on sale for five weeks from 15 May to 19 June 2018. The early bird special applies to selected departure dates from ten of their most popular tours including Italian Indulgence, Iberian Inspiration and Corners Of Cornwall.

Tours included in the early bird special are as follows:

  • Italian Indulgence
  • Iberian Inspiration
  • Corners of Cornwall
  • A Scottish Journey
  • Ireland – The Emerald Isle
  • Highlights of Britain
  • Corners of southern Ireland
  • Tuscan Treats
  • Spendours of Sicily
  • La Belle France

Breaking News

Events

Women in Travel Awards 2019 winners revealed!

The drinks were (and still are) flowing and the gongs were going as Australia’s travel industry honoured the top females working in it at the Women in Travel Awards 2019 in Sydney tonight.

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Travel Agents

REVEALED: Winners of Visit California’s STAR shopping spree incentive!

Did you enter Visit California’s recent comp and also happen to be a finalist at the Women in Travel Awards? Well, you could be in for a double dose of good news today!

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Hotels

Hotel wrap: Manhattan-inspired hotel coming to Sydney, Chiva-Som to reopen ahead of schedule + MORE

Spend your morning wishing you were staying in a luxury hotel somewhere warm instead of freezing your butt off in Australia? We’ve got you covered.

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Aviation

Did Air New Zealand’s CEO resign to pursue a career in politics?

This story was a great excuse for our designer to see what happens when you Photoshop Christopher Luxon’s head on Jacinda Ardern’s body. Voilà!

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Aviation

Everything you need to know about Qantas’ biggest-ever frequent flyer overhaul

The airline just pumped $25 million into its loyalty program and, lucky for you, we’ve penned this fabulous explainer. Or typed, rather.

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Destinations

New ad campaign encourages Melburnians to find ‘Your Happy Space’ in regional Victoria

Travel Weekly’s editor has found his happy place in the office today – in front of a fire he started in his desk bin with a glass of mulled wine and some s’mores.

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Travel Agents

STUDY: Agents are more likely to be purpose-led than any other industry

Congrats, agents! You officially give many more effs than any other industry! We knew you had it in you.

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Wholesalers

“Unconscious bias needs to be addressed”: Intrepid CEO James Thornton on gender equality in the industry

We chat to Intrepid’s boss about the gender equality challenges still facing the travel industry, and how the tour operator is playing its part in overcoming them.

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Road & Rail

Road & rail wrap: Luxe ride across Rajisthan, Eurostar introduces more Netherlands trips + MORE

To celebrate our commuter train arriving 25 minutes late this morning, we’re bringing you this whopper of a wrap direct from platform 17.

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Aviation

MH17 investigators to lay murder charges

The team of investigators also revealed they have proof the Russian Federation was involved in the tragic crime.

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Events

FIVE TICKETS LEFT! The Women in Travel Awards kick off tonight

Tonight’s the night, folks! Get your frocks out, strap on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate all the great women in our industry.

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Aviation

Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon resigns

Christopher Luxon is stepping down from the top job at Air New Zealand amid reports he’s been called up to represent the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup.

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