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Sophie Harrison

TravelManagers welcome home its 500th recruit!

TravelManagers has plenty of reasons to celebrate having reached a significant milestone with the recent signing of its 500th recruit, while welcoming home South Australian-based Personal Travel Manager (PTM) and 30-year veteran of the industry, Corinne Mutz.

Corinne Mutz’s smile says it all - happy to be back home at TravelManagers!
Corinne Mutz’s smile says it all – happy to be back home at TravelManagers!

Contours travel hosts in-depth famil trip to Peru

One of Australia’s leading Latin American travel wholesalers and agencies, Contours Travel, has hosted eight Australian agents on a 15-day famil trip to Peru, showcasing Lima, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cuzco, Lake Titicaca, Colca Canyon and the Amazon region.

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Pictured at Machu Picchu (back left to right): Sian Pritchard (Blackrock Travel), Kyran Bottomley (from Phil Hoffman Travel), Brett Ambrose (Contours Travel), Sianne Yensch (Our Vacation Centre), Cheryl Beattie (Castle Hill Travel) and Tanya Kellen (MTA Travel). Pictured in front (left to right): Jennifer Mikkelsen (Travel Counsellors), Lisa Wells (Brighton Travelworld) and Catherine McHenry (Wow Travel).

Buffalo Tours Famil celebrates this year’s ATAC Top Achiever’s in Myanmar

Hosting this year’s ATAC Top Achievers, Buffalo Tours Famil of Myanmar in conjunction with The Strand Hotel & River Cruise, discovered the authentic hidden treasures of Myanmar aboard the latest luxury cruise up the magnificent Ayeyarwady River.

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Travel Counsellor wins prestigious growing business of the year award

Announced Growing Business of the Year at the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards this week, Travel Counsellors is celebrating another successful year of impressive growth across the company in market leadership, industry-leading standards of service, and innovation around customer experience.

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Tanya Chivers wins $10 000

Tanya Chivers, from Flight Centre Business Travel, has won a massive $10,000 in the same DriveAway Holidays/ Flight Centre incentive in which  Rishi Krishnan from My Adventure Store in Sydney won return flights to Los Angeles last week.

35 per cent Trade discounts in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s Harbour Plaza Group is offering a travel industry discount of 35 per cent of. the best available rate at the four-star property overlooking Victoria Harbour in the heart of the city, Kowloon Hotel. Available to travel agents, airline, cruise and tour operating staff, the deal is one not to miss!

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Cruise

Cunard reports biggest booking day in a decade

The rumours are that many Cunard employees went home that day with a big sack with a dollar sign on it after a massive day on the job.

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News

Travel just got easier: No more pre-departure tests for New Caledonia, Tahiti, Indonesia

What would make travel really easy for us is if a nice company out there would like to send a Travel Weekly reporter on a nice trip overseas (wink, wink, nudge, nudge @anyone please).

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Cruise

Dream Cruises ship resurrected for new cruise brand

Don’t just sit around dreaming of cruises, hop on this revived Dream Cruises ship for your first getaway in two years.

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Events

Collette wraps up its first travel forum in two years

The tour operator hosted top sellers, partners, key travel players and media friends (that’s us!) for poolside shenanigans in sunny Cairns.

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Wholesalers

“Travel is the great educator”: Collette CEO Dan Sullivan on why we need travel now more than ever

We spent the past few days sipping mojitos by the pool in Cairns… Oh, and attending Collette’s travel forum! Here’s proof we were listening.

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Travel Agents

“It’s our shout”: Flight Centre is giving away free holidays!

The travel giant is giving away 40 holidays to celebrate its 40th Birthday! Nobody tell them that it’s usually the other way around…

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Hotels

QT Newcastle signature restaurant and bar revealed!

It might seem like we’re calling Newcastle a ‘cutie’ but rest assured, our cutest NSW city award still goes to Griffith.

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Events

Australian Tourism Exchange 2022 concluded and next year’s location revealed!

The rumours are that next year’s event will have twice as many arancini balls and half the day will be dedicated to playing Mario Kart. Bear in mind our source for this was a 6 year old boy…

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Destinations

Japan gets closer to reopening its border with experimental group tours

Don’t worry, the fact that the tours are operating is what makes them experimental. You won’t have to remember your high school science skills for a trip to Japan (at least we don’t think so).

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Travel Agents

Do you want to explore South Australia? Complete a few training modules for your chance at a famil!

The team at South Australian Tourism Commission has your next holiday sorted with a famil offering for travel agents and product managers.

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Tourism

ATEC tickled pink with Labor Party tourism funding promise

As professional journalists, we at Travel Weekly remain completely unbiased when it comes to political matters. However, we’re just going to leave this here…

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Tourism

“The time is right”: industry legend, Barry Mayo, retires after 60+ years in travel

We think we speak for everyone when we say we can’t imagine an Australian travel industry without this industry stalwart!

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