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It’s an Agent Wrap worthy of an Oscar today. Not because it has great acting, just because it’s the second wrap we wrote today and we deserve a medal.

Discover Los Angeles hosts Flight Centre winning agents to explore the City of Angels

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Discover Los Angeles recently hosted 10 top selling travel agents from Flight Centre, Australia as part of an incentive rewards program. The selected winners were those with the highest sales of Los Angeles hotels during the 4-week period of 1-31 August, 2017.

While in Los Angeles, the agents had the opportunity to experience the city’s cultural offerings with visits to LACMA, La Brea Tar Pits and The Broad. They also had the chance to explore some of L.A.’s diverse neighbourhoods including: Koreatown, Hollywood, the Valley, the Arts District, Downtown and Venice. The agents split their stay between two boutique properties in different parts of the city, Hotel Normandie in the heart of Koreatown and The Garland in the Valley.

MTA’s Kyara Newport meets the ‘happiest man in Paris’

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Pictured MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Kyara Newport with Hotel De Crillon – a Rosewood Hotel Senior Sales Manager, Naoya Sato known affectionately in French travel industry circles as the ‘happiest man in Paris’.

In Paris as part of a French study tour program, Kyara was fortunate to enjoy a stay at the hotel which, located in French capital’s famous Place de la Concorde, was only reopened late last year.

A highlight of Kyara’s stay,  aside from an apartment-sized room, fresh flowers delivered daily and a personal butler, a soufflé cooked table-side in the hotels award-winning L’Ecrin Restaurant.

Personal Travel Managers Living the Shanghai Life

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Sanghai is one of the world’s great financial centres, but five Victoria based personal travel managers (PTMs) who took part in a TravelManagers exclusive famil discovered that visitors who focus purely on business during their stay, miss out on much of what this vibrant city has to offer.

For PTM Margherita Cilauro, representative for Pascoe Vale South it was her first visit to Shanghai, and she now feels comfortable and confident promoting the destination to her clients.

“I used to think that the majority of visitors to Shanghai were there for business, but I now realise that it is a city that has so much to offer, with something for everyone.”

Daniel Price, representative for Windsor, agrees that the famil has changed his perceptions of the city.

Agents Invited to Feast with Luke Nguyen in Vietnam as CLIA Pulls Out All Stops for First Asia River Cruise Conference


CLIA Australasia has revealed more details of this year’s CLIA Asia River Cruise Conference and Destination Forum including the exciting news that chef and restaurateur Luke Nguyen will be part of the inaugural event.

The Vietnamese-Australian chef has been named as a special guest at the event, and is set to share his experience working with APT in Asia, as well as host a dinner for delegates in Ho Chi Minh City.

CLIA has also announced that Executive Vice President and Co-Owner of AmaWaterways, Kristin Karst will join the conference, speaking alongside CLIA Head of International Training & Development, Peter Kollar at the conference.

TTC Weekly Deals 

Couple Love

Travel by rail through Eastern Canada with Adventure World and couples will save $500 off their 14-day Rail to the Maritimes journey when they book before 28 February 2018. This rail journey has been designed to capture the highlights of the east. From the bustle of Canada’s largest and most diverse city Toronto, through the heart of French Canada, to the rolling hills and quaint villages of the Maritime region. This trip is a fantastic combination of stunning natural beauty, history and culture unique to the region. Priced from $4,079 per person, twin share (discount included), 12 nights hotel accommodation, one night on board VIA Rail, meals as indicated and sightseeing, rail travel and transfers as specified. Available for travel between 29 June – 21 September 2018. For more information and full terms and conditions visit Adventure World at or call 1300 295 049

Sunset on Uluru

Guests of AAT Kings can FLY FREE to the Outback (departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Hobart and Perth) when they book the 15-day Outback Adventure from Adelaide through Alice Springs, Kakadu National Park to Darwin, before 2 October 2018. Travellers will discover the stunning beauty of Australia’s vast and varied landscapes including the rugged Flinders Ranges, ancient Uluru, Kata Tjuta and the lush wetlands of Kakadu National Park, providing memories to last a lifetime. A highlight of this trip includes enjoying a glass of sparkling wine while watching the magnificent sunset on Uluru. This package includes an experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide, quality accommodation, travel in luxury coach, airport transfers, and more! Priced from $5,995 with free return airfare, twin share and available on select departures available until 2 October 2018. For more information or to book call 1300 556 100 or visit *Conditions Apply.

American Dream

ONE MONTH LEFT TO FLY! Book before 28 February 2018 and take advantage of Trafalgar’s FLY $999 air offer, where guests can Fly to Europe, Britain, the USA and Canada return, when they book select 2018 departures. Guests will explore the hearth and home of sophisticated socialites and the American establishment on the Great East Coast Cities leisurely trip that meanders along the East Coast and traces the footsteps of Benjamin Franklin and the Vanderbilts, from the halls of Washington to the bright lights of New York, Newport’s opulence and the beer brewing traditions of Boston. Priced from $3,895 per person, twin share PLUS Fly for $999, reflective of select departure available on 5 July 2018 (Other departures available for alternate price, airfare not included in from price). For more information or a further selection of Trafalgar’s authentic, fun and effortless guided holidays visit or call Trafalgar on 1800 002 006(toll-free).*conditions apply

Inside Passage

Insight Vacations has just announced an incredible new flight offer – in addition to Europe and Britain, guests can now fly for $999 return to the US and Canada when booking a 2018 Insight Vacations itinerary before 28 February 2018. Experience the 22-day Canadian Rockies and Pacific Coast journey from Vancouver, through Jasper National Park, Banff, Spokane and Seattle – ending with a glacier discovery Inside Passage cruise. Priced from $11,853 per person (including return flights) reflective of departure date on 8 September 2018 (other departures available for alternate price). Terms and conditions apply, for further information visit or call 1300 727 767.

Hipsters Unite

Travellers can save up to 12% off with Busa bout‘s Early Bird savings valid across the European Hop-on Hop-off passes, Adventures, Sailing and Festivals, as well as their Scotland, Ireland and winter offerings when clients book before 28 February 2018. Your clients can explore the untouched wonders of Eastern Europe on Busabout’s new and improved 15-day Ultimate Eastern Adventure where they can save 10% off! Travellers will explore the pristine Bucegi Mountains of Romania, gaze up at the beautiful churches of Bulgaria, and party until late with the welcoming people of Serbia. They’ll go beyond the cliches, venture off the beaten track, live the hipster life and discover one of the most charming areas of Europe. Priced from $1,520 per person twin share (including discount) including a Busabout guide and driver, 14 nights’ hotel accommodation (twin and triple share rooms), 14 breakfasts, entrance into Bran Fortress and Rasnov Fortress and more! Available any departure between 14 May – 29 September 2018. To book quote promocode EB2.  For more information and a range of other Europe and Asia trips on sale visit or call 1300 287 226

Nation of the North

Take advantage of the Best Offer Ever with Uniworld, where your clients can save up to 40% off select 2018 voyages when you book before 31 March 2018.  Combine this unbeatable offer with Uniworld’s Imperial Waterways of Russia, 13 days of historic churches, local Russian cuisine and opportunities to get an in-depth look at the culture and heritage of this alluring nation of the north – and SAVE 20% off per person. From the glittering metropolises of St. Petersburg and Moscow to the timeless towns along the Golden Ring, guests will experience Russia in all its glory and splendour.Priced from $6,319 per person twin share (discount included), 10 days of captivating escorted excursions, services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager, 12 nights’ 5-star accommodation on the River Victoria, all transfers, all gratuities and more! Price reflective of select departure date 28 June 2018. (Other departures available at alternate price) For more information call 1300 780 231 or visit  

Budapest, You da Best

Book early, get rewarded with U by Uniworld. Your clients aged 21-45 can save 10% when they book select U by Uniworld summer river cruises before 31 March 2018. Travellers can combine this offer with the NEW 8-day The Danube Flow river cruise & tour from Regensburg to Budapest. Germany, Austria or Hungary? They don’t have to choose. They’ll get to explore all three. Your clients will wander through the highest density of pubs and bars in Germany, discover Austria’s Wachau Valley, the most famous library in Europe and explore the lively capital of Hungary… and that’s just the beginning.  Travellers will enjoy a 7-night cruise on The A ship, with 14 meals onboard, 2 dedicated U hosts, 12 included excursions, a local celebrity DJ party onboard, 17 U time optional excursions, and more! Priced from $2,699 pp twin-share (including discount), departing 12 May 2018 (other 2018 departures available, price may vary). For more information call 1300 730 010 or visit

Pebble Beaches

Dive into blue seas, sun and a whole load of sizzling destinations. For just one more month, Contiki is offering millennials $300 off their European airfare, depending on which summer 2018/19 adventure they choose to embark on. These savings are combinable with the current 7.5% Early Payment Discount, valid until 22 February 2018. Travellers can save from $241 off the 13-day Mediterranean Highlights trip that runs across 5 countries and save an additional $300 off their flights! For those quite fond of picturesque pebble beach’s, sunset cocktails and eating enough antipasto to sink a small yacht, this is the trip for them – kicking off in Madrid, we will cruise to Barcelona then around the French Riviera before getting very well acquainted with the best spots in Italy. Priced from $2,974*per person (including discount) and available for travel 9 June, 18 August, 15 September 2018 (other departures available for alternate price) For more information visit or phone 1300 266 845. *Conditions Apply it’s


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