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Today’s Travel Daily
 TD today has six pages of news
                                        Topdeck adds Connections
                                          TOPDECK today announced the             Connections Adventures’ proven
 and photos, including a special        acquisition of APT’s youth                product range with the strength
 feature on the Victoria Palace         division, Connections Adventures,         of the fast growing Topdeck brand
 Hotel in Paris plus full pages:        with the move seeing Topdeck              and its expertise in areas such as
   • TMS Asia Pacific                   expand its operations into                online social networking.”
   • AA Appointments                    Australia from Apr 2010.                    APT will fully retain the
   • China Holidays                       It’s back to the future for             Connections Safaris business.
   • Traveltech Web Awards              Topdeck md James Nathan, who
                                        established Connections                   Delta $918 to USA
US visa extension                       Adventures in 1976.                         DELTA Air Lines this morning
  THE US Dept of State has                                                        released new USA Adventure
                                          The deal is more of a brand
announced a 12 month extension                                                    economy fares of $583+taxes to
                                        merger, with APT also holding a
of its Work and Travel pilot                                                      100 US cities - meaning the Los
                                        “significant equity share” in
program allowing Aussie students                                                  Angeles fare is $918, while it’s
                                        Topdeck, which operates holidays
to work in the US for up to a year.                                               just $922 to New York.
                                        for 18-39 year old travellers in
                                        Europe, Egypt and the Middle East.          Valid for bookings by 01 Sep and
                                          And Topdeck has been                    travel to 09 Dec 09.
                                        represented in Australia and New          Stella signs QH
                                        Zealand by Connections, with the
                                                                                    QANTAS Holidays and Stella
                                        local market driving strong
                                                                                  Travel have confirmed that
                                        growth for the brand.
 FREE AIRFARE                             Lance Batty will remain as
                                                                                  they’ve agreed commercial terms
  TO EUROPE                                                                       for the 2009/10 QH/Stella Travel
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                                        general manager of Topdeck’s
                                                                                  Services Preferred Retail
 Only pay taxes from $700pp             Australasian operations.

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                                          “This acquisition creates a
                                        fantastic synergy that will allow
                                        us to focus on further product
                                                                                    The move will see QH continue
                                                                                  as a preferred wholesale partner                a Double
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                                        development,” Batty said.
                                                                                  Harvey World Travel and the
                                                                                                                                         EARN DOUBLE
                                          “The new entity will combine
                                                                                  Concorde Agency network.                                  POINTS
                                        A Paris Palace                              Qantas Hols said it’s also a                     on all Thailand
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                                        page promoting the delightful             Quantum and Phoenix loyalty
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                                        which has a special rate for                The deal also covers product
                                        Australian travellers of €240 for a       reselling agreements for Harvey’s
                                        deluxe room including breakfast           Choice Holidays and Stella Travel                        and
                                        and tax - details on page six.            Services USA.

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  FRASER Suites Sydney is                      QF push for open border                                                                                                     Window
celebrating its win in the
‘Serviced Apartment Property’ at
                                                 QANTAS has today welcomed as
                                               a “first step” an announcement
                                                                                                                          of luggage on arrival.
                                                                                                                            QF Group Executive Government
last week’s HM Awards by offering              by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and                                           and Corporate Affairs, David           A THEME park in the UK has this
the travel industry a special rate             his NZ counterpart John Key                                                Epstein, encouraged authorities        week banned visitors from
of $181 per night.                             confirming measures to                                                     “to make further progress on           putting their hands in the air on
  The deal includes accom in a                 streamline trans-Tasman travel,                                            developing innovative ways to          its roller coasters because of
one bedroom Deluxe Suite,                      as foreshadowed earlier this                                               make it easier to travel between       complaints about body odour.
complimentary car parking,                     month (TD 05 Aug).                                                         the two countries.                        The new rule applies when the
sparkling wine on arrival and a                  The PMs said that the                                                      “The ultimate goal should be to      temperature rises above 25°C at
$10 breakfast discount voucher.                SmartGate electronic passport                                              enable travel between domestic         the Thorpe Park in Chertsey -
  More info 1800 800 488.                      system which has been on trial in                                          terminal and from more airports        along with new signs which tell
  Suppliers wanting to promote                 Auckland for some months would                                             on both sides of the Tasman,” he       guests to “Say no to B.O.”
specials and fares exclusively to              be expanded, with new kiosks to                                            said, adding that this was “the           “We’ve found that when the
the travel industry can be assured             be added to the departure areas                                            only way we can grow the               temperature tops 25 degrees,
that because Travel Daily is only              of Christchurch and Wellington                                             Australia-New Zealand passenger        the level of unpleasant smells
available by paid subscription,                airports, as well as the addition                                          market in the longer term.”            can become unacceptable and
these industry-only deals won’t                of arrivals halls by 2011.
become publicly available - unlike                                                                                                                               we do receive complaints,” said
other travel publications which
                                                 Other changes will see new                                               Costa single supp                      one of the park’s bosses.
                                               biosecurity screening rules, with                                            COSTA Cruises has confirmed             “Our rides are really scary and
offer free subscriptions and are               travellers classified as “low-risk”                                        that its reduced single                people tend to sweat more than
easily accessible to anyone.                   allowed through quarantine                                                 supplement (Cruise Weekly this         normal due to the fear and
Today’s Ferrari*                               faster, without compulsory
                                               baggage screening.
                                                                                                                          morning) does apply for sales
                                                                                                                          from within Australia.
                                                                                                                                                                 anticipation they experience
                                                                                                                                                                 while queuing up, so it can get
   for a day                                     Officials are also looking at
                                               transmitting X-ray images of
                                                                                                                            From 01 Dec 2009 Costa’s single
                                                                                                                          supplement will be reduced to
                                                                                                                                                                 really pongy,” he added.

   winner is                                   baggage to avoid re-examination                                            30% on all cruises except for 4, 5,
                                                                                                                                                                 AND speaking of bans, enormous
                                                                                                                                                                 brown mullets will no longer be
                                                                                                                          and 6 night voyages in Asia.           a problem at a French beach,
                                               AC sunshine flights                                                          See www.cruiseweekly.com.au.         which has prohibited elephants
                                                  AIR Canada has announced ten
                                                                                                                                                                 from taking a dip.
                                               new seasonal routes for the                                                $36 to Abu Dhabi!                        Last year pachyderms from one
   Group Travel                                upcoming northern winter,                                                     AIRASIA X overnight announced       of the many circuses which tour
                                               including new flights between                                              its first Middle Eastern               France over the summer were
 Management, NSW                               Hawaii and Calgary.                                                        destination (TD breaking news),        allowed to paddle on the beach
                                                 There are also new AC flights
 Congratulations!                              from Montreal and Toronto to a
                                                                                                                          with the debut on 23 Nov of five
                                                                                                                          weekly A340 services between
                                                                                                                                                                 at Granville, in Normandy.
                                                                                                                                                                   However health inspectors
        Click here to find                     number of ports in Mexico and                                              Kuala Lumpur and Abu Dhabi.            now say they’ll have to close the
        out how to enter?                      the Caribbean.                                                                Promotional fares for the sector    beach if they find any more
                                                                                                                          launched at RM99 (A$36), with          elephant poo in the waves.
                                                                                                                          ceo Azran Ozman-Rani saying the
                                    Discover the real Alaska                                                              route is likely to build tourism       VISITORS to London may find a
                                       Up-close, casual and personal small ship cruising                                  visitation to Malaysia.                nice surprise in their bags or
                                                                                                                             “Abu Dhabi is the largest city in   wallets, after a team of 20
                                                                                                                          UAE, with a population of 2            “putpockets” began operations
                                             Gold Rush Inside Passage
                                                                                                                          million of which more than 80%         at a number of tourist sites.
                                                         Seattle to Juneau onboard
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                                                    Travel Daily
                                                    First with the news
                                                        Thu 13 Aug 09                         Page 3
        Macau Government Tourist Office                       EDITORS: Bruce Piper and Guy Dundas
                                                     E-mail: info@traveldaily.com.au     Ph: 1300 799 220

    Delta’s dawn celebrated                                                     Airport writer in                     Sales on SYD-MEL
                                                                                                                        LOW cost competition has come
                                                                                residence                             to one of the world’s busiest air
                                                                                  HERE’S a great way for London       corridors, with Tiger offering
                                                                                Heathrow Airport to spend all         30,000 $25 SYD-MEL seats within
                                                                                those airline fees.                   hours of Jetstar’s announcement
                                                                                  The airport has appointed a         of 5 new daily Sydney-Tullamarine
                                                                                “writer-in-residence”, whose          services (TD yesterday).
                                                                                musings on flight delays, duty          Jetstar is claiming a world first
                                                                                free shops and queues will            by launching the flights on
                                                                                eventually be collected into a        Twitter this morning, with 10,000
                                                                                book entitled “A Week at the          free fares available between
                                                                                Airport: A Heathrow Diary.”           midnight and 7.45am this morning.
                                                                                  Alain de Bolton is writing live       JQ is also offering $19 fares on
                                                                                from the airport’s new Terminal       the route, and is continuing to
                                                                                5, with his laptop connected to a     promote its Price Beat Guarantee.
                                                                                giant screen where his words
                                                                                appear as he types.                   SYD traffic slide
                                                                                  “I have always found airports         MACQUARIE Airports this
                                                                                mesmerising,” de Bolton said.         morning released its Sydney
                                                                                  “If you wanted to take a            traffic figures for Jul, showing an
                                                                                Martian to a single place that        overall 3.2% drop in passenger
                                                                                best captures everything that is      numbers for the month.
  ABOVE: Delta Air Lines and                                                    distinctiive and particular to
Sydney Airport Corporation             PER-HKT battle                                                                   CEO Kerrie Mather said that
                                                                                modern civilisation in its highs      international traffic at the airport
recently celebrated the                   JETSTAR this morning reacted
                                                                                and lows, you would undoubtedly       was down 3%, but was static if
successful launch of the carrier’s     swiftly to Pacific Blue’s new
                                                                                take them to the airport.”            the impact of World Youth Day
new Australian services with a         Perth-Phuket non-stop services
function at Sydney’s Catalina          (TD yesterday), announcing that          JetBlue passes out                    last year was eliminated.
Restaurant in Rose Bay.                its expansion plans would see it                                                 She said Australian traveller
                                                                                  US low cost carrier JetBlue has
  Distinguished guests included a      operate twice daily services from                                              numbers were particularly strong
                                                                                suspended sales of its US$599 “All
number of travel agency partners,      Singapore to Phuket from 15 Dec                                                during the month, with healthy
                                                                                You Can Jet” passes (TD 13 Aug)
as well as the group pictured          (TD breaking news).                                                            growth of 15% year on year.
                                                                                due to overwhelming demand.
above, from left: Max Moore-             And DJ’s launch fares of $299                                                  There were declines in most
                                                                                  “Sales of the pass have really
Wilton, Chairman Sydney Airport        were also trumped by JQ which                                                  other markets including New
                                                                                exceeded all our expectations,”
Corporation; The Hon Jodi McKay,       has released fares from Perth to                                               Zealand (-4%), the UK (-1%), the
                                                                                said a spokesman, with many
NSW Minister for Tourism; Russell      Phuket via Singapore, available as                                             USA (-13%), Japan (-36%), Korea (-
                                                                                people planning extensive trips
Balding, ceo Sydney Airport;           a single purchase at jetstar.com,                                              23%), China (-13%), India (-7%),
                                                                                using the passes, which were
Stephen Crowdey, General               from $199 one way.                                                             Canada (-16%), Germany (-23%)
                                                                                valid for unlimited JetBlue flights
Manager Delta Air Lines Australia,        It also appears that Pacific Blue                                           and France (-27%).
                                                                                for a month from 08 Sep-08 Oct.
New Zealand & The Philippines;         may not have done its homework
and Brian Swain, Managing              on the route properly, with Virgin                       Looking to sell your business?
Director for Delta Air Lines Asia.     ceo Brett Godfrey yesterday
                                       saying DJ was “the only carrier                            Looking for investment?
New Jenolan Cave                       operating non-stop return flights          If you have built a successful travel business and are now thinking of
  THE iconic Orient Cave at            between Perth and Phuket”.                 selling, you need funds for further growth or would like to share the
Jenolan Caves in the NSW Blue             This was swiftly followed by a          infrastructure and resources of a larger group, please contact Stephen
Mountains has today been               follow-up from THAI Airways Int’l,
officially re-opened by NSW            which reminded TD that “TG has
Deputy Premier, Carmel Tebbutt,        operated 3 non-stop flights Perth          Email: Stephen.Ryan@edneyryan.com.au
after a $580,000 upgrade.              to Phuket for many years.”                 Telephone: 02 99089888
  There are new handrails,                                                        Address: Edney Ryan
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                                                                                       Kuoni profit falls
                                                                                         SWISS travel company Kuoni
                                                                                       today reported a CHF51m (A$57m)
                                                                                       net loss for the six months to 30
                                                                                       Jun, with turnover down 21%.
                                                                                                                                 Travel Daily
                                                                                                                                 First with the news
WELCOME to Industry Appointments, Travel Daily’s Thu feature                             The company’s operations in                 Thu 13 Aug 09           Page 4
which has the latest job appointments from across the industry.                        Australia include Melbourne-based          EDITORS: Bruce Piper and Guy Dundas
If you have just appointed someone to a new position and would                         Australian Tours Management.                   E-mail: info@traveldaily.com.au
like to update the industry email appointments@traveldaily.com.au.
  Outrigger has named Pieter van der Hoeven as the general                                 A pair of pleased Peters
  manager of the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Resort & Villas, which
  will soft open later this year. The company has also appointed
  Albert Chan as gm of Outrigger Serenity Terraces in Phuket.
 Rydges Hotels and Resorts has announced that its Qld Area
 General Manager, Simon White, will be in charge of Rydges Sabaya
 Resort in Port Douglas from this week. He’s swapping places with
 current gm Kellie Eustace, who’ll take over at Rydges Esplanade
 Resort in Cairns.
 Marriott Sydney Harbour Circular Quay has appointed Helen
 Radic as its new Director of Sales and Marketing. Radic was
 formerly DOSM at the Sofitel Gold Coast.
 Garuda Indonesia has appointed Pamela Zugec and Meredith Wilks
 as new Sales Executives for NSW/ACT, reporting to state sales
 manager Kerry Timms.
 China Southern Airlines has named Adam Zhang as its General
 Manager Melbourne and Deputy General Manager Australia. He
 was previously deputy manager, passenger marketing and sales in
                                                                                         ABOVE: Stella Travel ceo Peter Lacaze and Jetset Travelworld chief
 the carrier’s International Business Department, and prior to that
                                                                                       Peter Collins look very happy to have confirmed their preferred
 Deputy Manager of CZ’s Northern branch ticketing centre in China.
                                                                                       agreement between Qantas Holidays and Stella (p1).
 KEA Campers has announced seven new appointments to its
 Australian sales and operational team, with changes also including                    CO keeps CNS                              LHW entertainment
 the departure of long-time Australian General Manager Rental                            CONTINENTAL Airlines will                 LEADING Hotels of the World
 Sales, Richard McKisack. Moves include the appointment of                             maintain four flights per week            has launched ‘Leading
 Michael Hartzch as National Depot Advisor, while Stefano Bonetti                      between Cairns and Guam from              Entertainment’ as a one-stop
 is now the Fleet Operations Manager. Dagmar Henley is Depot                           01 Oct - extending the service            shop catering to the “niche
 Manager Sydney, moving from KEA’s Cairns depot, while the new                         which was previously boosted              segment of discerning travellers”
 Brisbane Depot Manager is Graham Bullock, moving from his                             from two to four flights for the          in the entertainment industry for
 previous role as Fleet Manager for Apollo Motorhomes. KEA has                         period 01 Apr-30 Sep 09.                  both tours and leisure travel.
 also appointed Carlee Jones and Julie Wilson as Reservation
 Consultants, while Brett Tonkin is now in charge of RV Sales,
 Queensland and Northern NSW.
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                                                                                                                        Sydney Tower has streamlined its Skywalk
 Travelport GDS has appointed Michael Yates as its new Hong Kong-                                                       experience, making it an even better way to
 based Marketing Director, Asia Pacific. Yates was previously Vice                                                      celebrate a special occasion or reward
 President for Operations of the Pacific Asia Travel Association.                                                       employees for their hard work during the year
                                                                                                                        with eye-popping views out over Sydney and
 Qantas has appointed Ariane Pickard as its Manager Customer                                                            its streets 250 metres below.
 Specific Needs, within the Customer Care division. Pickard is
                                                                                                                         Visitors can now step outside onto the roof of
 currently the Media Communications Manager for Qantas Holidays.
                                                                                         Sydney Tower’s golden turret to experience 360-degree bird’s-eye views of
 Pan Pacific Hotels Group has named Ian Ekers as the general                             the city and as far west as the Blue Mountains in just 45 minutes, as well as
 manager of Parkroyal on Kitchener in Singapore. The group has                           venturing out onto glass-floored platforms extending right out over the edge.
 also appointed Mark Losi as general manager of Pan Pacific                              Travel Daily and Skywalk have joined forces again to give one lucky reader a
 Orchard, also in Singapore.                                                             Skywalk double pass, including entry to Sydney Tower + OzTrek, every month
                                                                                         this year.
                                                                                         To be in the running for this month’s prize all you need to do is send in the
                                                                                         story of your most interesting cross-cultural holiday experience.
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                                                                                       NEE serenity now                          AF/KLM out of CSA
                                                                                         DURHAM in North East England              AIR France-KLM has withdrawn
 Or low as you say in English.                                                         will host UK Peace and                    from the sale process for state-
 As in SAS Economy is comfort                                                          Tranquillity Week from 07-13 Sep,         owned CSA Czech Airlines, leaving
 at a low price.                                                                       with local attractions including          just one bidder - a consortium of
                                                                                       museums, art galleries, country           two Czech companies.
 Copenhagen Stockholm Oslo Helsinki and                                                gardens and beauty spots offering           AF-KLM said it was pulling out
 more than 60 other Scandinavian destinations.**                                       a “deeply relaxing calendar of            due to the impact of the
                                                                                       events” for visitors.                     downturn on the aviation industry,
 flysas.com.au or call 1300 727 707                                                       Activities include Tai Chi, harp        but said it was keen to strengthen
                                                                                       recitals and painting workshops.          the existing partnership with CSA,
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**Including SAS code share, Blue1 and Widerøe destinations.
                                                                                         More information on NEE events          which is a fellow member of the
                                                                                       at www.northeastengland.com.au.           SkyTeam airline alliance.
                                                                                                                          Aussie scanner
 ADVENTURERS WANTED!                                                                                                        THE Australian developers of a
                                                                                                                          new cargo scanning technology
                                                                                                                          have won the 2009 Eureka Prize                                  Travel Daily
                                                                                                                                                                                          First with the news
 This month, South African Tourism and South African                                                                      for Outstanding Science in Support
                                                                                                                          of Defence or National Security.                                     Thu 13 Aug 09                      Page 5
 Airways is giving one lucky Travel Agent the chance
 to win a place on the ultimate 10 day South African                                                                        The team from CSIRO Minerals                                  EDITORS: Bruce Piper and Guy Dundas
                                                                                                                                                                                              E-mail: info@traveldaily.com.au
 Adventure familiarisation.                                                                                               created a system combining fast
 Departing 20 October, this Kruger based itinerary will include
                                                                                                                          neutron and X-ray radiography to                               Creative adds
                                                                                                                          provide high resolution images of
 return economy class airfares, taxes, accommodation, some                                                                cargo - allowing officers to more                              Wolgan Valley
 meals, sightseeing and activities as per the itinerary.                                                                  easily detect concealed narcotics                                CREATIVE Holidays has added
 To enter the competition, travel agents must simply:                                                                     and explosives.                                                the new Emirates Wolgan Valley
  1. Register on FUNDI at www.southafrica.net/fundi                                                                         A full scale prototype was                                   Resort & Spa west of the Blue
                                                                                                                          trialled by Australian Customs at                              Mountains in NSW to its ‘Spoil
     the new look South African Tourism Training
                                                                                                                          Brisbane Airport and is currently                              Yourself’ range of deluxe accom.
                                                                                                                          being commercialised - to image                                  The wholesaler is currently
  2. Send a photo that captures you participating                                                                                                                                        offering a fully inclusive three
                                                                                                                          entire cargo containers - in
     in an adventurous activity that can be taken in                                                                      collaboration with Nuctech Ltd.                                nights for the price of two deal,
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 At the end of the month, the travel agent who has                                                                        New Kenya route                                                activities, all gourmet meals,
 registered with FUNDI and sent in the best photo will                                                                      KENYA Airways has announced                                  return transfers from Sydney and
 win the spot on this amazing familiarisation.                                                                            the commencement of a new                                      non-alcoholic beverages.
                                                                                                                          twice weekly service between                                     The resort is scheduled to open
 For full terms and condititions see                                                                                      Nairobi and Ndola in Zambia, with                              01 Oct - bookings on 13 12 22 or
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  GREYHOUND has announced                                     AUSTRALIANS can get to know                                    Marketing and Communications specialist
that it will commence low-cost                              our newest superliner, Pacific                                   Champion our external and internal communications across 3
coach services in the UK next                               Jewel, by following a new blog                                   brands.
month, with fares from London to                            which has been launched today
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    Royal Silk Class on sale now, for travel until
    December ’09 to Thailand, Indochina, Middle East,
    South Asian Subcontinent, China, Japan and Europe.

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                                                                                    VICTORIA PALACE HOTEL, PARIS

 The Victoria Palace Hotel is the perfect place to stay for your visit to Paris.
                                                                                                                                                           Charming facade
 Located in the 6th arrondissement, on the Left Bank, it is situated between
 Saint-Germain-des- Pres and Montparnasse. A landmark in the area since
 1913, it has been home to well know Parisians such as writer James Joyce as
 well as painters and movie stars.
   Its convenient location near several Metro stations makes it an ideal base
 to explore all of Paris, or spend time wandering around the nearby Latin
 The Victoria Palace prides itself on being a traditional hotel, offering
 elegance and luxury to its guests. All the rooms are large and beautifully
 decorated with typical French good taste, in the Louis XVI style - yet with all
 the modern amenities you could want. The hotel offers Deluxe Rooms (25sq
 metres) and Junior Suites (35sq metres), or for families interconnecting
 rooms so there is plenty of room to make your stay comfortable.
   It’s very family friendly - children receive a gift on arrival, of a toy and
                                                                                                                                                             The lounge
 sweets, as well as a picture book from the owner introducing them to the
 French language.
                                                                         The hotel is ideally located for shoppers -, so much so that they have
     LE GUIDE SHOPPING DU VICTORIA PALACE HÔTEL                          created their own exclusive maps, detailing all the fabulous secret
               Une sélection capricieuse, incomplète et arbitraire
             de 100 adresses pour votre shopping sur la Rive gauche
                                                                         specialists nearby. Quaint boutiques abound in surrounding streets, or
         A whimsical, partial and idiosyncratic selection of 100 shops
                                                                         high fashion is just around the corner., such as Louis Vuitton and Cartier.
             to help you discover the joys of Left Bank shopping           Also close by is the famous Bon Marche department store for the
                                                                         fashionistas. For those interested in art and antiques, you are in walking
                                                                         distance to some of the finest in Paris. In nearby Saint-Germain-des-Pres
                                                                         is the oldest standing church in Paris (AD.1014), but also Paris’s most
                                                                         celebrated literary cafes, les Deux-Magots and Cafe de Flore.
                                                                           For the foodies, there is a tasting trail you can take. Because you are a
                                                                         guest of the hotel you can sample delicacies along the way from cheese,
                                                                         wine and chocolate to name a few. Or just explore the delightful back
                                                                         streets of the Left Bank and see what you can discover.                             Large rooms!
                                                                         Deluxe Rooms are available from €240 per night, including breakfast and
                                                                         tax. When you book, a tray of chocolates is placed in your clients’ room
                                                                         with a handwritten message from you, welcoming them to Paris .
                                                                           To prepay in Australian dollars, the Victoria Palace also now features in
    avril 2009

                                                                         the programs of several Australian wholesalers.
                                                                           For more details contact Sarah or Katherine at: htlcon@ozemail.com.au

‘It was our first time in Paris, so we were all very excited. To arrive at the Victoria Palace
Hotel for our week long stay was just fabulous. As we entered ,we were struck by the old
world charm of the place. The staff greeted us with such warmth, we immediately felt at
home. Our youngest received a gift with choccies which he loved. We had interconnecting
rooms on the top floor , so had the challenge of walking the stairs if we felt we had
indulged to much in the French cuisine (of course there’s a lift too). The decor was
beautiful, with the walls covered in magnificent fabric and exquisite furniture . It was the
perfect place to stay. We spent time walking the neighbourhood, which had delightful
shops, full of surprises, as well as being close to the Metro to take us further afield in Paris.                                                      Victoria Palace Hotel
The highlight for the kids was probably visiting the local chocolatier where they could                                                                     Left Bank, Paris
sample the goods, as well as seeing the amazing chocolate sculptures. We found great little
restaurants in the back streets and found the hotel was ideally located for us to really
absorb Paris.’                                                                       by Jenny Piper
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 Business Development Manager- Corporate Travel                               Manager of Sales & Business Development

                                                                              A luxury tour operator requires a Director of Sales & Business
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 corporate BDM. Your immaculate presentation skills along                     and generating new sales as well as growing existing business
 with your previous experience in corporate travel will see you               in the Australian market place. Extensive travel industry
 increase revenue and exposure for this company. Be the face                  knowledge of the retail and wholesale distribution system is
 of this company as you utilize your established relationships                essential for this role and you would have a proven track record
 and hunt down new business. Your self motivation and vibrant                 in targeting these areas with commercial business results. SE
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 manager to manage a portfolio of existing accounts as well as                experience business developer for WA areas. Your role will be to
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 you need to have extensive working knowledge of online travel                travel. This will involve being out of the office on the road most
 managing revenue, allotments, yield, rates etc.                              of the week and attending trade shows. If you have experience in
                                                                              being on the road developing sales with the retail travel agents then.

                                                                               Please call Wendy on 02 9231 6444 immediately to discuss. Your application
           Please forward your resume to wendy.stearn@tmsap.com                     will be kept in the strictest of confidence. Resumes can be sent to
           Your resume will be held confidential or apply online now!                        wendy.stearn@tmsap.com or apply online now!

 Regional Director, Australia & NZ                                            Part Time Corporate Sales Executive - Hotels

 This luxury organisation is growing rapidly and they require                 A major well known hotel chain is seeking an experienced
 a Regional Director to lead the Australian and New Zealand                   Corporate Sales Executive 3 days a week. Your role will be to
 sales team to maximise profitability for the region. You will                manage and drive the sales through existing corporate clients.
 be developing the strategic sales and marketing plans for the                In addition you will be seeking new business from the corporate
 region to grow revenue delivery as well as motivating and                    market. It is essential that you do have your own car as you
 inspiring the team to achieve profitability goals. Focusing on               will be spending the majority of the time face to face with your
 all travel sectors to drive business including corporate, retail,            corporate clients and that you have held a corporate sales role
 wholesale, MICE and direct consumer groups.                                  for a hotel.

                   Please contact Ainslie Hunt on 02 9231 6444                If you meet the above criteria please call Wendy on 02 9231 6444, alternatively
                  email ainslie@tmsap.com or apply online now!                      send your resume to wendy.Stearn@tmsap.com or apply online now!

   Call Wendy 02 9231 6444 / Susan 0425 230 325 or e-mail wendy.stearn@tmsap.com / susan.folkes@tmsap.com

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