Travel Agents

The Big Fat Agent Wrap

There’s a lot happening in agent land this week, here’s a quick snap of what’s in store.

Malaysia Airlines hosts Flighties

Left to right- Ryan Matheson, Trent Carter (MH), Skye Groth (FC Erina), Michelle Beaumont, Monique Zaruba (FC York St), Belinda Le, Aleisha Gallagher (FC Terrigal), Morlowe Cameron (FC Erina), Brooke Humphreys (FC Erina), Emina Hodzic (FC Martin Place), Laura Camphuis (FC Circular Quay), Steve McGlashan (FC Support), Anthony Bryce (FC Support), Aiden Hiko, Max Bryce.
Left to right- Ryan Matheson, Trent Carter (MH), Skye Groth (FC Erina), Michelle Beaumont, Monique Zaruba (FC York St), Belinda Le, Aleisha Gallagher (FC Terrigal), Morlowe Cameron (FC Erina), Brooke Humphreys (FC Erina), Emina Hodzic (FC Martin Place), Laura Camphuis (FC Circular Quay), Steve McGlashan (FC Support), Anthony Bryce (FC Support), Aiden Hiko, Max Bryce.

Malaysia Airlines hosted 14 Flight Centre NSW product managers, area leaders and consultants over the weekend to a team bonding morning at RAW Challenge Doyalson. The agents got down and dirty as they navigated their way through a 4km military inspired obstacle course compromising of over 40 obstacles. From hurling over fences to running through mud pits and carefully navigating balancing beams. The agents took all the obstacles with great endeavour and together navigated through the course. After 3 gruelling hours, agents relaxed with a sausage sizzle and drinks.

Inaugural Magellan Corporate forum kicks off

Magellan Travel Group’s inaugural corporate forum got off to a good start with a warm welcome event hosted by Qantas Airways.

The forum includes presentations from Magellan corporate preferred partners such as Serko, Uniglobe, Qantas, Amadeus and others.

1. Magellan Group

L-R: Kathleen Nicholson (TTFN Travel), Danny Cahalan (Solve Travel), Marnie Turner (Rheom Travel), Kathy Gambell (Encore Journeys), Emmily Strong (CPE Travel), Alison Lee (Complete Travel Services), Simone Kaye (Worldwide Travel), Scott Darlow (Magellan Travel Group), Greg McCarthy (Platinum Travel Corporation)

Win a trip to Europe by completing new-look Rail Expert program

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Travel agents have the chance to win a spot on an exclusive European famil as part of a revamped Rail Expert training program that for the first time is supported by all of Rail Europe’s Australian distribution partners – Rail Plus, Infinity Rail and Rail Tickets.

Consultants now have until 28 April 2017 (six weeks) to complete the new European Rail Expert program, which offers 10 modules, the majority of which are themed around major rail networks such as TGV France, Swiss Travel System and Eurail.

The program is open to all qualified travel agents, who must achieve a 60% pass rate to receive a certificate and an ‘I’m a Rail Expert’ banner for their email signature.

The top two graduates from each of four regions across Australia – VIC/TAS, NSW/ACT, QLD/NT, SA/WA – will also win a spot on a European famil.

In addition, Rail Plus is incentivising the 10 individual training modules with a top scorer for each instalment receiving a $100 VISA gift card.

 

Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division, Launches Australian and New Zealand Retail Agent’s Incentive

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The retail agent’s incentive gives participating agents the opportunity to earn fabulous Cirque prizes including the grand prize of a trip to Las Vegas to see Cirque du Soleil live.

The incentive sales period will run from 13 March – 15 May 2017.  Travel agents will need to book your Cirque du Soleil tickets for Las Vegas bound travelers through one of these participating preferred wholesale partners:

House of Travel (NZ), Hoot Holidays (AU), GO Holidays (NZ), Qantas Holidays (AU), Viva Holidays (AU) or Infinity Holidays (NZ & AU). Each ticket booked will provide an individual agent with one point in the incentive program.

 

 

Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority have released inaugural edition of Explore Abu Dhabi magazine.

The 35-page magazine covers everything you need to know for planning a holiday to Abu Dhabi, and is available in hard or digital copies and include articles such as Fun for the Family, Luxury Within Reach and Captivating Culture.

Explore Abu Dhabi provides information on the top ten things to do in Abu Dhabi, where you can go to ride a wave over 3 metres, and exactly what the best spa treatments in the world involve.

To get a copy or copies of Explore Abu Dhabi, contact Juliette Herault on +612 9286 8967 or JHerault@tcaabudhabi.ae 

 

Personal Travel Managers Have a Blast in Houston

Peska Fine dining seafood restaurant in Houston (from right going around the table) Maree Evans , Karen Dowling, Darren Christensen, Simon Laneres (GTA), Tanya Tyler , Mark Devers, Annette McHugh, Teena Hollwey (Travelcube ) John Lengacher, Lillie Smith, Joanne Haines.
Peska Fine dining seafood restaurant in Houston (from right going around the table) Maree Evans , Karen Dowling, Darren Christensen, Simon Laneres (GTA), Tanya Tyler , Mark Devers, Annette McHugh, Teena Hollwey (Travelcube ) John Lengacher, Lillie Smith, Joanne Haines.

Houston may be famous for being home to NASA’s Johnson Space Center, but as TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) recently discovered there is so much more to the city of Houston, than just Mission Control.

Victoria based PTMs Mark Devers representative for Gembrook, Joanne Haines representative for Berwick, John Lengacher representative for Windsor, Darren Christensen representative for Narre Warren South; Queensland based PTMs Maree Evans representative for Hope Island, Lillie Smith representative for Toowong and New South Wales based PTMs, Annette McHugh representative for Kiama, Tanya Tyler representative for Riverview were hosted a seven-night famil by Travelcube’s sales executive Teena Hollwey and Karen Dowling TravelManagers’ business partnership manager – Queensland.

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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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