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MTA Members upgrade to first class Rocky Mountains lounge

Mobile Travel Agents’ Beate Carr (on left) and Sonia Jones lounging around as they take in yet another memorable view of the magnificent Rocky Mountains while participating in an exclusive study tour with the iconic Rocky Mountaineer.

The MTA Members were fortunate to experience the Rocky Mountaineer’s best-selling ‘First Passage to the West!’ program, features of  which include overnight stays in Calgary, Banff and Vancouver as part of a mountains meets coast combination.

 

G Adventures unveils Golden Ticket winners

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G Adventures offices across the globe recently celebrated the announcement of the lucky recipients of their ‘Golden Tickets’.

24 members of G Adventures’ Australia and New Zealand team received a ticket and will be heading to the adventure travel company’s annual conference and celebration of all things travel in Toronto in September.

The conference, named ‘G Stock’ by G Adventures Founder and CEO Bruce Poon Tip, is a chance for G Adventures team members to connect with international colleagues and to hear about all the big announcements for the year ahead.

 

Harmony of the Seas’ lion gets the jump on MTA’s Tracey Flower

MTA - Tracey Flower Harmony of the Seas June 2016It’s not every day you get jumped by a lion and certainly not on board a luxury cruise ship.

But that’s exactly what happened to MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Member and current Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) ‘Consultant of the Year’ Tracey Flower when she was invited to join an exclusive pre-inaugural cruise of Royal Caribbean International’s Harmony of the Seas from Barcelona.

Tracey met Alex the Lion from ‘Madagascar’ as part of the ship’s featured DreamWorks experience which enables younger passengers to meet with many of their movie heroes including Princess Fiona and Shrek, Po from ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and several other popular cartoon characters.

Additional highlights of her cruise experience included the opportunity to sample a host of the vessel’s huge array of features ranging from ice skating, visiting ‘Central Park’ in the middle of the ship featuring real trees and plants, a 10-storey slide, two flow riders and Jamie Oliver’s on board Italian restaurant.

 

Dometic announce ‘follow the sun’ winners to be announced

Three lucky winners from Adelaide, Cairns and Innisfail are celebrating winning the road trip of a lifetime after being named the 2016 Dometic Follow the Sun Ambassadors.

Two winners will benefit from a full fit-out with brand new Dometic mobile living products worth up to $25,000, plus $10,000 in selected travel expenses, before hitting the road for 13 weeks of adventure.

The third winner will receive the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) Pink Minnie Caravan and Ford Everest, to drive on their 13 week road trip, plus $5,000 of Dometic portable products and $10000 in selected travel expenses.

47-year old ‘AdventureMumma’ Kate Richards from Cairns will be travelling in the NBCFs Pink Minnie Caravan with her family of four.

Travel writer Linda Bloffwitch, 48, and husband Grant will receive a $25,000 caravan makeover before travelling down the east coast in their 2009 Traveller Sensation.

And the lucky third winner, the Mackay family from Innisfail, will hit the road in their 2008 Jayco Sterling.

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