travel partners

Cruise

“We need our travel agent partners to sell more than ever before:” NCL exec talks cruise return

NCL’s Eamonn Ferrin is keen as beans for what 2022 holds for the cruise industry, and that’s not just because he gets to meet Katy Perry later this year.

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Aviation

Conferences

Flight Centre unveils new tech investments at in-person conference

Rumour is Flight Centre’s original tech pitch included a motorised back scratcher, but investors were not impressed.

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Travel Agents

Flight Centre adds 21 new member agencies and 29 mobile agents to independent network

Flight Centre’s HR team have had to put in another alcohol order for the company’s Christmas party after welcoming a swathe of new agencies and agents.

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Technology

Holland America Line, Seabourn and MSC Cruises introduce new payment options

Following the demise of eNett’s EFT platform, more cruise lines have jumped overboard and paddled towards new payment options.

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Technology

Flight Centre’s independent division signs EFT deal with Mint Payments

Mint Payments continues to woo the big agency networks with its new EFT platform. As in electronic funds transfer, not early finish time as first reported by TW.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Win the ultimate LA famil, Helloworld’s leadership scholarship, Travel Partners’ brand refresh + MORE!

You’re almost there, folks. Just a few more hours until this week is officially over! What better way to while away the rest of your afternoon than by perusing all the latest famils and agent deals?

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Trafalgar’s big incentive, agents in Italy, Travel Counsellors partake in Movember + MORE!

This week’s Agent Wrap is a special fun-sized edition, meaning we cut it short so we could leave in time for Happy Hour.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Travel Counsellors’ big milestone, agents check out Mont Blanc, LUX* incentive + MORE!

Crawl that last mile towards the weekend with a slew of incentives, famils and updates from your favourite agencies, courtesy of your mates at Travel Weekly.

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Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: Helloworld’s Townsville expansion, Brand USA and Club Med incentives, agents take on Tupelo + MORE

Need a reminder of why being a travel agent is the best job ever? Check out this round-up of incentives and famils to rekindle your spirit.

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Tourism

Flavour of the Week

Sneak a peek at the industry’s latest movers and shakers! We’re very impressed with this bunch – the most impressive thing we’ve done lately is clean our room.

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Travel Agents

TravelManagers will remain home-based agency leader: Barry Mayo

by Hannah Edensor

Flight Centre’s latest home-based acquisition has ruffled some industry feathers, although we’re not implying agents are a type of bird or anything.

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Travel Agents

“We want to grow reasonably rapidly”: Skroo Turner

by Hannah Edensor

We spoke exclusively to Flight Centre’s head honcho, and despite getting cut off with bad reception, managed to file this.

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