Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Happy Monday! Tuesday? We don’t really know, but you’re getting a plethora of wraps today. Which gives you ample time to procrastinate this confusing day away.

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.

Worldwide offers for Driving Holidays – don’t miss out!

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The self-drive specialists DriveAway Holidays have the perfect deal to suit all travellers in their newly launched worldwide sale. Whether you’re self-driving through the Scottish Highlands, cruising down the French Riviera, or driving through a motorhome around the UK, they’ve got you covered.

Offers around the UK, Ireland, Europe, Africa, the USA, Australia and New Zealand vary from up to 25 per cent off motorhome rentals, up to 20% off car hire, free days, free upgrades and added bonuses – all valid for sale during June 2018.

The offers come from some of the world’s most reputable operators including Avis, Europcar and Hertz, and motorhome operators such as Just Go & Bunk Campers.

Rail Plus celebrates 2019 Rocky Mountaineer brochure with counting contest and incentive

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Rail Plus is celebrating the release of their 2019 Rocky Mountaineer brochure with a ‘Count the Wildlife’ contest, where agents can win a series of prizes.

Up for grabs are two Rocky Mountaineer engineers hats; five Rocky Mountaineer bear soft toys; one Rocky Mountaineer cook book; one Rocky Mountaineer travel bag, four $100 Coles Myer gift cards and one $500 gift card of the winner’s choosing.

All agents need to do is order the 2019 brochure via TIFS or download the brochure here; then count the number of animals in the brochure (not including humans); and email their answer to competitions@railplus.com.au by Friday 29 June 2018.

Also, agents will earn double points in the Rocky Mountaineer Points Incentive for any sales made by 29 June.

Agents enjoy Kodak Moments of America with Rail Plus

Matt and Sean AEFF

Rail Plus treated about 100 agents to a private screening of the American Essentials Film Festival’s Kodachrome at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane last week.

While the agents enjoyed the many Kodak (and instaworthy) moments of North America’s contrasting and beautiful landscapes, Rail Plus’ BDMs, James Hooper, Larry Burrows and Matt Symonds (who has recently re-joined the team) reinforced the many benefits of booking Great Train Journeys through the rail provider. They include having the one contact from start to completion, the ability to tailor itineraries, and having instant access to an unbeatable array of train journeys around the world.

Agents were reminded that in North America, apart from the already popular Rocky Mountaineer, Via Rail, Amtrak Vacations and Alaskan Rail also provide equally spectacular experiences across the continent with a wide range of itineraries to choose from, as well as upgradable hotel options.

Sydney agents also heard from special guest Sean Lane of VIA Rail, who shared updates and key features of the train, including the year-round service; private cabin sleeper services on board ‘The Canadian’, The Ocean’ and the ‘Winnipeg to Churchill’ routes; the dome cars and 180 degree windows in the panorama car; and budget friendly itineraries.

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