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Today’s road and rail wrap is short and sweet. In other news, we’ve been told we’re the opposite of short and sweet after getting too drunk at an office function.

$100 to every agent that books a Peugeot!

DriveAway is giving away a $100 VISA gift card to EVERY agent that books a Peugeot European car lease for collections until 30 September 2018.

Peugeot is perfect for clients who are looking to go to Europe and drive between 21 and 175 days. Travellers will receive seven FREE days, full insurance cover with nil excess, unlimited kilometres, the freedom to drive throughout 40 European countries & FREE additional drivers.

Mid-Year Sale ends 31 May! Contact the leasing specialists at DriveAway on 1300 363 500 or visit www.driveaway.com.au/peugeot/specials for more information.

Rail Plus takes 50 per cent off Companion Fares on the Eastern & Oriental Express

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Until 15 June 2018, Rail Plus is offering 50 per cent off companion fares on all Eastern & Oriental Classical Journeys through to December 2018. Agents should note to their clients that this amounts to savings of up to a $2,000!

Journeying between the modern and vibrant cities of Singapore and Bangkok in a train that speaks of the old world colonial charm, passengers will enjoy the vastly different landscapes of this South East Asian peninsula as the train passes through a series of towns, quaint villages, tropical jungles winding rivers and ancient temples. Mealtimes will also have the passengers spoiled with the incredibly rich flavours of this region.

Agents should note that space is limited and bookings are based on twin share in the Pullman and State Cabins only and on the two-night Classic Journeys from Singapore to Bangkok or three-night Classic Journeys from Bangkok to Singapore. To take advantage of the savings, bookings must be made by 15 June 2018 using the promotional code EC50. For more information, agents can call 03 87794828 or email gtj@railplus.com.au.

Early bird savings up for grabs with Back-Roads Touring

Back-Roads Touring have announced their exclusive Europe Sneak Peek campaign, inviting guests to save up to $884 per couple on some of their most popular tours for 2019 travel.

The deal will be on sale for five weeks from 15 May to 19 June 2018. The early bird special applies to selected departure dates from ten of their most popular tours including Italian Indulgence, Iberian Inspiration and Corners Of Cornwall.

Tours included in the early bird special are as follows:

  • Italian Indulgence
  • Iberian Inspiration
  • Corners of Cornwall
  • A Scottish Journey
  • Ireland – The Emerald Isle
  • Highlights of Britain
  • Corners of southern Ireland
  • Tuscan Treats
  • Spendours of Sicily
  • La Belle France

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