Big Fat Agent Wrap

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This agent wrap is a quick one on this fine Friday. If you need us, we’ll be at the pub across the road.

Calling all CONTIKI ROCK ALUMNI, now’s your time to shine

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Contiki has announced the biggest ROCK incentive yet! Celebrating 20 years of the Rock around the World agent incentive, revealing that top selling agents will win a spot and travel to the world’s biggest music festival, Belgium’s Tomorrowland!

In 2018, a record 32 lucky Australian agents will experience an epic 10-day ROCK Around the World, including a seven-day Contiki trip around Europe with three days of festival access on a Tomorrowland Full Madness Comfort Pass – with hotel accommodation and access to VIP zones at the festival.

So what’s up for grabs?

  • Two spots for Area Managers – If your area improves year on year, you go in the draw to win
    20 agents from top selling stores will win a spot on Rock Tomorrowland
  • Been on a Rock between 1998-2015? There are five spots dedicated to Rock Alumni, all you have to do is register and tell Contiki your most epic Rock story!
  • To experience the best music festival in the world, all agents have to do is sell a minimum of 10 2018 trips to go into the draw. #EveryBookingCounts, any trip length, any destination, departing in 2018.

USA Expo Week commences in Brisbane with celebrity Richard Reid entertaining agents

agents Margy Stimson and Katrina Casey of MTA Travel with Richard Reid

All eyes were on America and entertainment celebrity Richard Reid in Brisbane tonight for the launch of Visit USA Expo Week. US tourism boards, tourism regions, airlines and attractions entertained over 200 travel agents with show and tell on the latest tourism attractions America has to offer.

A big hit with the agents, Richard was a magnet to the camera and guests lining up to have their picture taken with the US personality.

Prizes were also given away in abundance. The roadshow now moves onto Melbourne 20 February and Sydney on 21 February. Details at

inPlace Recruitment celebrating 37 years & still going strong!


Prominent and respected industry icon Sandra Chiles, is celebrating 37 years in recruitment. Chiles established the first travel industry specialist recruitment agency in 1981. The original brand of Travel People, now known as inPlace Recruitment, has expanded over the years to incorporate not only Travel & Tourism but Events & Hospitality recruitment as well!

Having assisted countless job seekers and employers with their careers and businesses over the years, Sandra and her specialist team of recruiters still remain true to her philosophy People, Integrity and Energy.

Win a famil to Great Britain


Tempo Holidays and Visit Britain are offering agents the chance to uncover regional UK for themselves with a famil.

With eight places up for grabs, all agents need to do is make a booking on Tempo Holidays UK product and they could be off exploring the idyllic countryside and seaside coastal towns.

Every British booking made from the 1 Feb until the 31 Mar, will go into the draw to win a spot on the famil.

Win a $20,000 grand cash prize!

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The Chinese New Year brings fabulous fortune to travel agents selling Wendy Wu Tour’s with Australian consultants in the running to a $1000 Universal Visa card every week for 6 weeks, and the top seller awarded a whopping $20,000 Universal Visa card!

The first winner has just been drawn at random, and the winner is Geoff King from Experience Travel & Cruise in Toowomba! Geoff’s winning booking was a $22,000 booking to Japan, made on the 16th of February.

There are five more weeks of $1000 prizes to be won, and a major prize of $20,000, for bookings made before 31st March 2018.

Tempo Holidays discount charming Cuba


Cuba is one of the world’s most culture-rich destinations, remaining relatively untouched by western influence. To encourage travellers to experience Cuba, Tempo Holidays are offering 30 per cent off!

Travellers can save A$650//NZ$740 per person on Tempo’s Authentic Cuban Highlights. This program allows you to experience the real Cuba staying in private accommodation and avoiding the usual crowds in hotels.

Venture into the mixed reality of Havana and Trinidad, where horse-drawn carriages, vintage and modern cars harmonise as an example of state-of-the-art heritage preservation. Be seduced by the uniqueness and beauty of Cuba and be ready to have your dancing shoes on.

This package includes seven nights accommodation, seven breakfasts, four lunches and five dinners, coach excursions with guide and private airport transfers. Prices now start from A$1515//NZ$1725 per person.

Beyond Travel UPS emphasis on Sri Lanka

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Hot on the heels of a new Sri Lanka, India & Beyond brochure the innovative Beyond Travel Group has launched a website dedicated to Sri Lanka travel.

The internet page ( has been designed to guarantee easy navigation with separate sections covering tours, accommodation, transport, and inclusions.

A new email address ( has also been established specifically for the Sri Lankan range with both resources – as well as the addition of new staff recognised as destination experts – signalling Beyond Travel’s commitment to covering the Indian Ocean island.

TTC Weekly Deals

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Recipe for adventure

With prices that won’t break the bank, uncover incredible experiences at unbeatable prices, tailored by your clients with CostSaver. Over 15-days on the Landscapes of Eastern Canada and USA they’ll compare the cultures, sights and sounds of the east coast’s most powerful and historic cities to the European charm and old worldly feel of French Canada. Exploring NYC, Washington D.C., Niagara Falls, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal and Boston. Priced from $200 per person per day twin share over 15 days. Price reflective of select departure dates available between 11 May 2018 – 5 October 2018. For more information or a further selection of CostSavers trips where the essentials are taken care of by us and tailored by you visit or call 1800 002 007 (toll-free).

The Big Five

Couples can save up to $700 on the 14-day SouthAfrica Panorama trip with Adventure World when they book and deposit before 30 March 2018. Guests will journey through the kaleidoscope of South Africa on this locally escorted small group trip. Enjoy remarkable wildlife viewing in the world-famous Kruger National Park, the rich cultural heritage of Swaziland and Zululand, the vibrant coastal cities of Durban and Port Elizabeth, the splendour of the Garden Route and Cape Winelands and finish with a leisurely stay in Africa’s most beautiful city, Cape Town. Priced from $4,430 per person, twin share (discount included), 13 nights’ accommodation, meals as per itinerary, transportation and sightseeing as per itinerary with a local English speaking guide, park fees and scheduled flight from Durban to Port Elizabeth. Available for until 31 Dec 2018. For more information and full terms and conditions visit Adventure World at or call 1300 295 049

Definite on Russia

Insight Vacations guests have less than a WEEK left to fly for $999 return to Europe, Britain, USA or Canada when booking a 2018 Insight Vacations itinerary before 28 February 2018. Travellers can experience the grandeur of Easy Pace Russia over 8-days exploring the baroque architecture of St. Petersburg and the palaces of Moscow. Priced from $4,094 per person twin share (including return flights to Europe). Price reflective of the now confirmed definite
departure dates available 29 April and 9 & 30 September 2018 (other departures available for alternate price). Terms and conditions apply, for further information visit or call 1300 727 767.

Ancient land

Following the launch of AAT Kings New Zealand 2018-19 program, guests can now save 10% off any guided holiday when they book before 27 April 2018. Save up to $562 per couple on AAT Kings 8-day Northern Wonders journey from Wellington, through Rotorua, Auckland and The Bay of Islands. Guests will journey through landscapes that blend magnificent beaches, sprawling farmlands and geothermal wonders, as they make their way to the Far North. They’ll explore fertile heartland, showcasing lush forests, rugged mountains and steep gorges. From $2,237 per person twin share (including saving). This package includes an experienced Travel Director & Driver Guide, quality accommodation, travel in luxury coach, airport transfers, and more! Select departures available from 1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019 (all dates are definite departures). For more information or to book call 1300 228 546 or visit

Croatian Captains

Get in quick – There’s only one more week for travellers to save up to 12% off with Busabout‘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 sail the Dalmatian Coast on the 8-day Croatia One Way Sail where they can save 10% off. Choosing from ‘Split to Dubrovnik’ or ‘Dubrovnik to Split’ for maximum exposure to Croatian life and its people. One-Way Sailing was pioneered by Busabout along with the assistance of local Croatian Captains, who continue to make this one of the best sailing trips in the Adriatic. Priced from $958 per person twin share (including discount) including your Busabout driver and guide, boat captain and crew, 7 nights’ accommodation (standard twin share), 14 meals, all orientation walks and more! Available any May, June, September and October 2018 departure. 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

Slow and Steady

JUST ONE MORE WEEK for Contiki travellers to take advantage of $300 off their European airfare, when they book select summer 2018/19 Contiki adventures. These savings are combinable with a 15% discount valid on Contiki’s top Europe trips until 28 February 2018. Travellers can save from $515 off the 21-day London to Athens trip PLUS $300 off their flights and explore six countries from London through France, Spain, Monaco, Italy and Greece. They’ll take the slow & steady road, allowing themselves time to sip wine in Contiki’s French Château, role dice at the Monte Carlo casino & roam Barcelona’s romantic Gothic Quarter. Priced from $3,530*per person (including discount), 20 nights of accommodation, 31 meals, No Regrets Inclusions and more. Available for travel 29 April 2018 (other departures available for alternate price) For more information visit or phone 1300 266 845. *Conditions Apply

Holiday Splendour

Uniworld’s Best Offer Ever is here to stay for another month. Secure your clients a saving of up to 40% off select 2018 voyages when they book before 31 March 2018. Combine this unbeatable offer with Uniworld’s Parisian Royal Holiday, 8 day Holiday Season river cruise down the River Seine on the new S.S Joie de Vivre super ship- and they’ll SAVE 30% off per person. Guests will join in a celebration of French festivities and royalty travelling from Paris through to Rouen and back, with four exclusive châteaux visits along the way and the highlight of attending a ‘Masterpiece Collection’ painting class at Monet’s studio in Rouen. Priced from $3,009 per person twin share (discount included), 7-nights’ accommodation aboard the 5-star S.S Joie de Vivre, 12 included excursions, 2 exclusive excursions services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager, all transfers, all gratuities and more! Price reflective of select departure dates 6 and 13 December 2018 (other departures available at alternate price). For more information call 1300 780 231 or visit

Deutschland’s Finest

Book before 31 March 2018 with U by Uniworld and save 10% off selected cruises, including the laid back and sophisticated Germany’s Finest itinerary. Cosmopolitan Frankfurt is a city of contrasts, home to bankers and hipsters, avant-garde skyscrapers and ancient abodes. After dark, travellers will delve into Germany’s dynamic nightlife scene, visiting bars, clubs and under-the-radar hot spots with their U Host. Priced from $2,249 for the 5 May 2018 departure, other departures available at alternate prices. For more information visit or call 1300 780 231.

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