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Road & rail wrap: QT’s MINI partnership, Rocky Mountaineer’s September offer + MORE!

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QT Hotels and MINI partner to offer Australia’s first Vroom service

In Australia’s first automotive and hotel partnership of its kind, QT is offering guests their very own MINI to explore the city during their stay free of charge.

The offer means that when booking a room at any QT Hotel or resort in Australia, guests can simply ask for Vroom Service to receive a wheeled upgrade.

Parked and waiting at QT’s seven design-led hotels around Australia are the brand new MINI Countryman, Convertible, Clubman and Hatch in colours from Starlight Blue to Chilli Red and Melting Silver.

Bookings for MINI’s Vroom Service are subject to availability. Bookings can also be made onsite through the front desk.

Image: Supplied by QT Hotels and Resorts

Amadeus to offer Hertz’s full inventory and rates with new agreement

The Hertz Corporation has signed an agreement with Amadeus to distribute its worldwide inventory of rental fleet and rates and deploy next-generation technology for speed, efficiency and data intelligence.

Amadeus has announced a new agreement with The Hertz Corporation to provide travel agencies and travellers around the world access to Hertz’s full inventory across its Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands.

Travel advisors will have at their fingertips, Hertz’s approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations throughout North America, Europe, The Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

Additionally, Hertz is also, reportedly, the first vehicle rental provider to leverage open technology through XML to offer options and features with more agility. Through this agreement, Hertz will gain access to Amadeus’s suite of digital media and business intelligence products to reduce cost and improve fleet management.

Amadeus Revenue Integrity will process Hertz reservations to identify potential duplicate and non-productive reservations. This will allow Hertz to release inventory that will not be rented and resell it.

Rocky Mountaineer starts September with a new offer

Image: Supplied by Rocky Mountaineer

As Rocky Mountaineer’s 30th anniversary approaches in 2020, the luxury tourist train has made it more appealing than ever to book a ‘journey of a lifetime’ by introducing a brand-new offer – ‘Peak 3’.

For a limited time only, guests can add up to three free perks per booking on qualifying 2020 Rocky Mountaineer packages of eight days (seven nights) or more, in any class of service (GoldLeaf or SilverLeaf)*.

The three perks on offer, worth up to $800CAD added value, for eight days (seven nights) are:

  • One additional hotel night at the beginning or end of the qualifying package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise.
  • One airport transfer from the hotel to airport or airport to hotel, in Vancouver or Calgary
  • One set-menu dinner at a hotel in the destination of choice, excluding on rail days.

The two perks on offer for five to seven days are:

  • One additional hotel night at the beginning or end of the qualifying package in Vancouver, Calgary, Victoria, Banff, Jasper or Lake Louise
  • One airport transfer from the hotel to airport or airport to hotel, in Vancouver or Calgary.

The Peak 3 offer is in effect now until 25 October 25 2019 on eligible new 2020 bookings.

The offer is applicable for select travel dates and must be requested at the time of booking. This offer has no cash value. Other restrictions apply.

Transport companies earn millions From Jayride’s global expansion

Jayride has announced that transport company earnings through the platform are rapidly accelerating and have now passed $20 million.

Managing director Rod Bishop said the rapid increase was a reflection of Jayride’s global expansion, with more than 65 per cent of passenger trips now reportedly generated outside Australia.

Bishop also noted that transport company earnings are increasing month on month.

He said it took Jayride just 14 months to get from $10 million to $20 million in transport company earnings, compared with six-and-a-half years to reach the first $10 million.



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