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Road & rail wrap: Rocky Mountaineer celebrates 30 years, Swiss travel pass superstar kicks off + MORE!

It’s a short and sweet road and rail wrap this week, best enjoyed accompanied by a steaming cup of tea and a few Scotch Finger bickies. But then again, what isn’t?

2019 Swiss Travel Pass Superstar kicks off!

The hotly anticipated annual Swiss Travel Pass SuperStar Program has kicked off today and will run for three months ending 27 September 2019.

A joint initiative between the Swiss Travel System, Switzerland Tourism and the Rail Europe sales network across AU and NZ, the program is designed to equip agents with useful information about travelling around Switzerland, the benefits of the Swiss Travel Pass as well as the many journeys around the country.

Over the course of the program, agents will need to answer 10 quiz questions in each of the program’s six modules and score at least 60 per cent to be in the running to win the monthly prizes.

Certificates will be awarded to agents who successfully complete all modules. In each module, participating agents stand to win a series of top quality prizes including six Bucherer watches; six Nespresso coffee machines; 12 x $15 wine vouchers + $150 Fromart cheese vouchers; and 12 x $100 Woolworths gift cards.

Top performing agents with the highest scores and best sales performance will also stand a chance to win one of 10 spots on an all-inclusive 7D/6N famil to Switzerland in December, courtesy of Switzerland Tourism.

Agents must note, however, that only Swiss Travel Pass products purchased through Rail Europe sales network across AU and NZ will be eligible – Rail Tickets in Australia and Go Holidays in New Zealand.

Rocky Mountaineer celebrates 30th anniversary with new offer for 2020

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Rocky Mountaineer celebrates its 30th anniversary next year and is marking the milestone with a new offer for 2020 bookings, called ‘Unforgettable Four’. For a limited time only, guests can add up to four free perks per booking on qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer packages of eight days (seven nights) or more, in any class of service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf)*.

The four perks on offer, worth up to $1000 added value, are:
– 2 x additional hotel nights at the beginning or end of a qualifying package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise
– 1 x transfer from hotel to airport or airport to hotel, in Vancouver, Calgary or between cruise port and local hotel (if cruise is purchased in the booking)
– 1 x set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice (excluding rail days).

Jayride integrates with Hyperwallet

Hyperwallet, a PayPal service and leading global payouts provider to millions of independent workers, has announced the successful integration of mass payment distribution for Jayride (ASX:JAY), the world’s leading online airport transfer marketplace.

Harnessing Hyperwallet’s development tools and widget integration, Jayride has embedded payout functionality directly onto its platform, delivering a streamlined and seamless experience for its global community of 3000+ transfer companies.

Jayride Managing Director Rod Bishop said one of the company’s top priorities is to pay its transport partners quickly, efficiently and in their own currency.

DriveAway now offering 24,000 locations worldwide

DriveAway has announced that as of this week they are providing car hire, motorhomes, European car leasing and USA motorcycles in a combined total of 24,000 locations worldwide. This means more cars, more locations and a greater choice than ever before. DriveAway recently added new domestic suppliers in both Australia and New Zealand, Eastern Europe, the UAE, several new African suppliers as well as Japan.

From recent analysis into the most popular and desired destinations, DriveAway has found that Aussies are choosing to drive in more locations that are not your typical self-drive destinations. DriveAway Managing Director, Chris Hamill says; “So far this year we have serviced rentals in locations such as Panama, Curacao, Costa Rica, The Seychelles, Puerto Rico and Oman”.

Just last week, DriveAway added an electric vehicle to their product range in New Zealand.

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