News in brief: Thursday January 17

News in brief: Thursday January 17
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Beyond Travel has expanded its range of Germany product for 2013 on the back of a new strategic partnership with a German local operator. Marketing manager Bryce Crampton said the new deal will enable agents to book a wider range of hotels. Additional tours, independent programs and add-ons are also now available.


Air China is forging ahead with its North American expansion with the addition of new nonstop Houston-Beijing services from July 11. The new four times weekly route, pending government approval, will take the airline's tally of North American gateways to five.


The International Association for Travel to Africa has launched an online six-week boot camp program to grow agents' confidence in selling Africa as a destination. The boot camp will be held at 10am Pacific from February 7 through March 14. Agents can register for a preview webinar at 10am Pacific on January 31 at


Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) president and chief executive Christine Duffy will attend the 2012 Cruise Industry Awards next month, the International Cruise Council Australasia has confirmed.


Globus and Cosmos have teamed up with Canadian railway Rocky Mountaineer to offer savings of up to $300 per couple on a range of tours when booked by March 31.

The offer covers six itineraries which include the 10-day Globus Great Resorts of the Canadian Rockies from $4469 per person excluding discount.


Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours has said it will soon close off sales for its Anzac Day tours to France and Gallipoli. But it stressed there was still time to book its 10-day Western Front Anzac tour and nine-day Gallipoli tour.


Albatross Tours has launched a second departure for their 10-day Anzac Day on the Western Front tour, departing April 18. It costs from $2699 per person.

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