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Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Welcome to the second ever rail and road wrap! This is the most exciting thing we’ve done since the first rail and road wrap – but this one’s even better.

The Deccan Odyssey announces a free tour for Companion

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For those wanting to explore Maharashtra, its hinterland and the cities, in the most opulent setting now have a reason to rejoice. Asia’s leading luxury train, the Deccan Odyssey has announced its ‘Companion Free’ scheme for bookings made before 30th April for the upcoming season of 2018-19. For the early birds, this would mean booking a Deluxe Double Occupancy cabin at an impressive discount of 50 per cent. The luxurious deluxe cabin can be booked for eight days and seven nights at the cost of
USD 4,375* instead of the original price of USD 8,750*.

Known for its extravagant design and impeccable hospitality, the Deccan Odyssey has been a top choice for the discerning travellers around the world. The journey of Maharashtra Splendor takes its guests on an exploration of the diversity, exotic locales and discovery of the western states of India – Maharashtra and Goa. While the train will traverse through the spectacular side of Maharashtra, Deccan and the Konkan regions, the itinerary lets one unravel the beauty of the states in the most authentic way.

Encounter diverse terrains; savour the delicious wine in Nashik, marvel at the astounding architecture of the Ajanta and Ellora Caves, step back in time with the historical city of Kolhapur, visit the party state of Goa and finally explore the holy city of Sindhudurg!

The companion offer is open to all nationalities and bookings made for the period of October 2018 – May 2019. Travellers are ought to pay 20 per cent of the amount before 30th April to confirm their booking while the 80 per cent of the amount has to be paid 45 days prior to the departure date.

Rail Plus launches Rail Expert 2018

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Rail Plus has launched their new 2018 edition of ‘Rail Expert’. A training program aimed to better equip agents will the necessary information on train travel, agents will see that the brand new format of Rail Expert has combined Europe and Great Train Journeys on the one platform, with bite-sized modules that will be rolled out gradually throughout the year. Also new is the reward system, which is now based on scores, modules completed, the time frame in which they are completed and sales performance.

Module 1 is now available for completion and modules 2 to 11 will be available in the coming weeks. Starting with an introduction to, and the benefits of, train travel, agents will move on to learning about some of the major European rail services and networks. These include the Eurail system, Eurostar, TGV, TGV Lyria, Deutsche Bahn, Swiss Travel System, France-Spain High Speed, Trenitalia and the British services.

Agents are encouraged to complete the modules without delay in order to give themselves the opportunity to win some prizes. Up for grabs for agents who complete three modules with a minimum score of 80 per cent is a delicious barista made coffee. The completion of six modules with a minimum score of 80 per cent will see participants in the running to win a bottle of premium wine.

DriveAway’s European Summer Mid-Year SALE!

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If you have clients travelling to Europe this summer offer them freedom, flexibility and the luxury experience of driving around in a brand NEW Peugeot.

Drive a Peugeot 208 with FREE days from just $57 per day for 28 days. Choose from a variety of vehicles to suit any type of traveller planning an extended trip this European summer.

You’ve heard it right here… 7 FREE days on selected models, 50 per cent off delivery and return fees – that’s savings for your clients of up to $1,004. PLUS if you have clients who have previously leased a Peugeot that’s an extra 3 FREE days for them. These deals are only available until 31 May, so be quick and book.

Rocky Mountaineer introduces four new destinations to discover in 2019

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Rocky Mountaineer has announced the addition of four new destinations to its 2019 holiday packages. Adding to the excitement of a rail journey through Western Canada, guests can explore the new destinations by rental car, helicopter, or on foot to experience more of the Canadian Rockies than ever before.

In celebration of the new packages, Rocky Mountaineer is offering its largest promotion of the year. With the Early Booking Bonus offer, travellers can receive up to 1,000 AUD in added value, per couple, and be among the first to experience these new vacation packages in 2019.

The Early Booking Bonus promotion is available on qualifying 2019 packages of eight days or more. Guests can apply the added value offer to additional hotel nights, sightseeing tours, Alaska cruises and more. The Early Booking Bonus offer is available until August 31, 2018.

Great fat rail coup for Blue Mountains tourism

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Rail riders can experience a great fat look at the Blue Mountains when the Indian Pacific pulls into Mt Victoria each week.The optional off-train excursion for passengers travelling from Perth is the result of a new partnership between Fantastic Aussie Tours (FAT), Great Southern Rail which owns the iconic Indian Pacific touring train, Scenic World, Blue Mountains Guides and the Trippas White Group which owns The Lookout Restaurant at Echo Point.

FAT managing director Jason Cronshaw said the Blue Mountains excursion would be an option each Wednesday, with passengers alighting the train at Mt Victoria after breakfast. A FAT bus would then transport them to Scenic World to experience the range of thrilling rides or a trek through awe-inspiring landscapes along Prince Henry Walk with Blue Mountains Guides.

All passengers would then assemble for lunch at The Lookout Restaurant near the Three Sisters rock formation overlooking the Jamison Valley before being returned to the Indian Pacific in a FAT bus and continuing their rail journey to Sydney.

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