Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Big Fat Road & Rail Wrap

Drive away from all your problems with this road and rail wrap! And yes, we know that was terrible, but it’s almost Friday and we’re tired.

Avis crowned Best Car and Campervan Rental operator in Australia


Avis Car Rental has been crowned Australia’s Best Car and Campervan Operator of 2018 by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents’ (AFTA) National Travel Industry Awards (NTIAs). Voted the winner by its peers in the travel industry, Avis took home the prestigious award, beating competitors Britz Campervans, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty to the post.

Attended by over 1200 industry leaders and representatives across the travel sector, the AFTA NTIAs acknowledge the best of the best in the Australian travel industry. The awards ceremony, hosted at the International Convention Centre in Sydney on Saturday 21st July, recognised achievements by travel agencies and individual consultants, as well as the suppliers which support them.

With more than 240 rental locations in Australia, Avis has rapidly become a leading Australian car rental service and recognised globally as a leading provider of mobility solutions.

Young drivers WIN in the USA & Canada!

DriveAway have been working with their supplier partners Dollar and Thrifty, and effective asat the 1st of August the minimum age to rent a vehicle will be lowered from 21 to 20 across the United States and Canada – a great win for young self-drive travellers!

DriveAway’s National Sales Manager, Nathan Baber said,  that this is great news for our travel agency partners especially when they continue to service younger travellers looking to hit the roads in the USA & Canada.

DriveAway will be looking forward to see even more bookings and young travellers making their way across the globe.

Book now and save on your next Adventure South NZ road cycling trip

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Book in August and save 10 per cent off Adventure South NZ’s entire range of New Zealand Road Cycling itineraries including the unforgettable “Great West Coast Cycle”. One of the world’s top five cycling routes, the Great West Coast itinerary takes cyclists from Christchurch across the Southern Alps, down the West Coast and back to Queenstown through some of the country’s most spectacular landscapes.

Book by 31 August 2018 for one of four departures (November 2018 – April 2019) and pay NZ$2695 per person (save $300 per person) on this fully-supported nine-day cycling itinerary.

Highlights include:

  • A memorable journey on the TranzAlpine Express train across the Southern Alps via the spectacular Waimakariri Gorge and lush forests of Arthur’s Pass National Park
  • The stunning Lake Matheson, famous for its sunset reflections of Aoraki/Mount Cook
  • Daily rides of up to 100kms with dramatic high alpine pass crossings including the spectacular Haast Pass
  • Cardona, Wanaka and the gold mining history of Arrowtown
  • A scenic flight, heli-hike or walk on the ice at Franz Josef Glacier (optional)

Get behind the scenes in Venice


The world’s oldest and most glamorous film festival opens in Venice this month, putting us all in the mood to get behind the glitz, the glamour and the hordes of tourists to discover the ‘other side’ of this spellbinding city.

The International Venice Film Festival is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and will run from 29 August to 8 September 2018.

The good news is that UTracks, the active European holiday specialist has a great range of itineraries that get you behind the scenes, experiencing the very best of this grand Italian city and its surrounding regions.

But we’d suggest you get in quick and book an itinerary quick, before the film festival’s end credits have rolled.

Back-Roads Touring launches 2019 tours with exclusive Early Bird offer


Back-Roads Touring have unveiled their highly anticipated 2019 brochure, offering guests huge savings of up to $1,339 per couple on selected European tours.

The deal will be on sale now until 30 November 2018, and will feature some of Back-Roads’ most popular tours such as Slow Foods of Puglia and Highlights or Northern Spain, alongside two brand new tours and nine improved itineraries.

Back-Roads’ new tours are set to excite even the most seasoned of travelers, with the Journey through Germany itinerary exploring Bavaria, Black Forrest and the famous Romantic Road, a history-inspired yet modern travel route built in 1950 to encourage tourism in the area after the war. Meanwhile the Essence of Austria tour will show guests the true Austria with traditional cider tasting, a fish smoking demonstration and a visit to Hitler’s famous Eagles Nest.

The two new additions to Back-Roads’ existing tour offering brings the range to a total of 52 incredible tours throughout Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia.

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