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Noosa Heads firmly in their sights, saying that “when neither Brett general manager of Underwater
Hurry with the launch of the new nor myself are visiting Makepeace World at Mooloolaba on the Gold
offer ends Makepeace Island Resort by Sir we will make the island and its Coast, taking up his new role from
31 July! Richard Branson and Virgin Blue facilities available for others to the start of next month.
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Virgin staff, Makepeace Island is market, offering fully inclusive
located on the Noosa River, a few whole-island packages including
minutes by luxury launch from accommodation for up to 22
the resort town’s main street. people plus meals and activities.
Flights It’s got everything you would
expect - a massive pool (which
Tiffany’s winners will be the site of a special launch
return to CONGRATULATIONS to the
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CASA files Tiger case Celebrate Bastille Day with
Voyager and Radiance will offer
THE Civil Aviation Safety Travel the World and receive
Authority yesterday formally C150 shipboard credit for
sailings ex Sydney and Fremantle
lodged its application with the your clients
from 23 Nov, while Rhapsody will
Federal Court seeking an order
homeport in Sydney in Oct.
that Tiger Airways Australia not
In her first season Down Under,
fly until 01 Aug 2011.
Voyager will feature 12 summer
CASA said the suspension of
cruises, and among those are a
Tiger’s operating certificate
14-nt school holidays sailing to
continues in the meantime, with
New Zealand, New Caledonia and
the Court listing Fri 22 Jul for a
Fiji, plus there’s a 1-nt Sampler
Cruise and short duration
MEANWHILE the Australian
Tasmania and Fiji options.
Transport Safety Bureau has also
Some of the all new itineraries
released its preliminary report
onboard Radiance include a 10-nt
into the “operational non-
Tropical Queensland sailing over
compliance” of a Tiger flight as it
the Christmas & Easter holidays,
landed at Melbourne Airport on
three 14-night NZ voyages, a new
07 Jun - one of the incidents
5-nt Sampler Cruise to Newcastle
which led to the grounding.
During the approach to the
Origin tipping winner runway the flight was cleared to
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Washington of Jetset Travel MLC afterwards the plane’s track was
Sydney, who was the winner of seen via air traffic control radar to
our exclusive travel industry State descend to 2000 feet.
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of travel industry participants
who entered the comp to win a 4-
landed,” the report says.
The investigation into the A320
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Friday 8th July 2011
ACCC to oppose Airservices Window
THE Australian Competition and had not provided its clients with
on location on Consumer Commission says it will enough information to allow
not support cost increases them to assess the costs and
Makepeace Island proposed by Airservices Australia. benefits of some “major capital
HERE’S a way to generate huge
interest in new US air services.
Today’s issue of TD is coming to The organisation has suggested projects” being proposed. To kick start its new flights to
you from Sir Richard Branson higher prices for terminal The ACCC’s analysis is that the Chicago that launch on 01 Sep,
and Brett Godfrey’s new navigation as well as aviation suggested increases would see
Makepeace Island resort on the Cathay Pacific Airways is offering
rescue and fire fighting services Airservices over-recover its costs citizens of the Windy City all
Qld Sunshine Coast. over the next five years - with the by $101m through to 2016.
AFTER a special charter flight inclusive fares of just US$100
charges levied on airlines and roundtrip to Hong Kong.
from Sydney this morning, TD flowing through to passengers.
has now arrived in paradise. All smiles at Reho Of course it’s a limited offer -
“The ACCC’s preliminary view is there are just 100 of the bargain
Under development for some that the proposed prices are REHO Travel managing director
years by the Virgin Australia economy fares available, offered
higher than required to cover Karsten Horne is very popular
founders, and completed in 2009 in lots of 25 every Thu this month.
costs and provide a reasonable with his staff this month, after
as a private retreat, Makepeace The tickets go on sale at
return,” said the ACCC. unveiling a new range of benefits
Island on the Noosa River is this 3.25pm Chicago time - the same
ACCC chairman Graeme Samuel to celebrate a ‘fantastic end of
weekend officially becoming time as the scheduled departure
said it appeared that Airservices financial year result’.
available for lease. of the new services.
Just a few minutes from Noosa “In a difficult year, our 9%
Heads’ famous Hastings Street, growth in turnover and 19% THE former Russian separatist
Indian DMC for Oz profit increase is largely due to republic of Chechnya looks to be
Makepeace Island comprises 25
acres of tranquility offering
BTS India, a Destination the commitment shown by our targeting medical tourism, after
luxurious accommodation for 22 Management Company which team and I feel it’s time for the the apparent miracle cure of a
guests. claims to have pioneered company to reward them nine year old girl suffering from
In typically flamboyant style, Sir incentive travel to India, has accordingly,” he said. a rare sleeping disease.
Richard Branson will tomorrow announced the appointment of As well as bonuses, the new Sasha Pisarenko is claimed to
host a barbecue and a pool party Gorman Leisure Group as its new benefits include having a day off have been the only child in
here to officially launch the Market Representative in Australia. for your birthday, a $1000 Russia with narcolepsy, and her
resort to the world. Lisa Gorman will be the firm’s honeymoon bonus and one day’s plight was noticed by Ramzan
Makepeace will be available on local face responsible for sales extra leave for every year over Kadyrov, the charismatic leader
an exclusive, whole of island and marketing activities, with the five years of service. of the Muslim enclave.
basis - makepeaceisland.com. move effective from 01 Jul. Reho also gives staff two days Kadyrov arranged for the girl
off a year to volunteer with a to spend six months with her
charity of their choice, in line family in a luxury flat in the
STATE SALES MANAGER with its ‘rehope’ philosophy. Chechen capital, Grozny.
“During her stay, Sasha suffered
WA only one sleeping attack and her
Avis is a global leader in the tourism industry, offering a diverse Behind the Royal migraines stopped,” according
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Ice cold on Bondi Beach?? WIN A 1 NIGHT
STAY AT THE SEBEL
Congratulations to Alex Smyth
Friday 8th Jul 2011 of Corporate Travel Sydney,
who was yesterday’s lucky
winner of an accommodation
package at The Quay West
conditions Suites Sydney.
Today, Mirvac Hotels & Resorts
THIS column provides is giving one lucky TD subscriber
a snapshot of the current snow the chance to win one night’s
falls, the depth and the number accommodation in a Superior
of lifts operating across Australian King Room including full buffet
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Cable Beach Club deal
GARDEN View Studios at Cable Travel Specials
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Virgin Australia has unveiled airfares between Sydney and Gold Coast
Bunnik beds down Egypt product from just $59 one way on select flights departing between 02 Aug and
14 Sep, on sale until 12 Jul. Other specials are also available between
HBA and MEL; CBR and TSV and DRW to PER - see virginaustralia.com.
Hawaiian Airlines has released a new range of Business Class airfares
priced from $2,483 including taxes, based on low season for roundtrip
flights between Sydney and Honolulu. Flights to the outer islands are
priced from $2,828. Low season is from 01 Feb-31 Mar and 01 Nov-09
Dec. To make a booking see www.hawaiianairlines.com.au.
Qantas has launched new year round one way prices for domestic routes
including Sydney to Melbourne and Brisbane-Sydney $112; Adelaide-
Melbourne from $109; Brisbane-Melbourne from $155 & Melbourne to
Perth at $219. For more specials visit www.qantas.com.
Tahiti still looks nice!! NCL 24/7 pizza delivery
IT’S over 30 years since Cussons NORWEGIAN Cruise Line will
Imperial Leather immortalised introduce its 24/7 pizza delivery
the line “Tahiti looks nice”. service fleetwide by Aug due to
Still cherished by those with it’s popularity on Norwegian Epic.
long memories, the soap brand The concept enables passengers
produced a classic TV commercial to order a 16-inch pizza delivered
ABOVE: Bunnik Tours hosted a Royal Lilly sailing down the Nile, where a fantastically wealthy to virtually any point on the ship,
VIP travel agent famil recently back row from left are: Julie, Port couple ask the pilot of their charged at US$5 each.
with the group visiting Cairo, Abu to Port Travel; Lorna, Albury private jet to fly to Tahiti after NCL is also adopting Epic’s room
Simbel, Alexandria & El Alemein. Travel; Craig Owens, Bunnik Tours browsing a travel brochure from service menu fleetwide, available
Pictured above onboard the MV and Diane, TravelManagers. the on-board marble bathroom. for free during the day or charged
Middle: Lisa, TravelManagers; A remake, tweaked to include at US$3.95 from midnight til 5am.
Maree, Bunnik Tours and Carolyn, modern technology but retaining
TravelManagers. the same memorable dialogue,
Front: Rebecca, Travelscene will debut on Australian television NASA tourism hole
Twin Towns and Bunnik’s Medhet. this weekend. FLORIDA’s Space Coast Office of
And don’t worry, once again the Tourism says today’s final ever
Floriade Crowne deal directions to the pilot NASA space shuttle program
are the very succinct launch will leave a 5% dent in the
CROWNE Plaza Canberra has
“Simon, Tahiti!”. region’s tourism business.
released a Celebrate Spring
A trip for four to Tahiti is up for Around 1,000,000 people are
package timed to coincide with
grabs in an associated promotion expected to gather at points
this year’s Floriade flower festival
- for a sneak peek at the ad see around Port Canaveral to see
priced from $250 per room/night.
traveldaily.com.au/videos. Atlantis’ lift off.
The deal includes brekkie, free
car parking, a welcome pack and
more, valid for stays between 17
Sep-16 Oct - phone 02 6247 8999.
Art & Design incentive
TEMPO Holidays has launched Reservations Consultant
an incentive for agents, offering
Hamilton Island Reservations Consultants are responsible for creating
two tickets to the Vienna: Art &
once in a lifetime holidays for our guests. Based within our Sydney
Design Exhibition at the National (St Leonards) corporate headquarters you would be responsible for
Gallery of Victoria when booking responding to all booking enquires from our direct clients and travel
its Classic Vienna - Art & Design agents.
three-night package. To be considered for this role, your key skills will include:
The experience is priced at • Proven experience in customer service or call centre sales
$457ppts and includes entrance environment
to the Belvedere Palace, Leopold • At least 2 years experience within the travel or tourism industries
• A demonstrated passion for sales
Museum and Wiener Werkstatte
• Team commitment, positive attitude and great enthusiasm
Museum, tranfers and accom at
Visit our Careers Website www.hamiltonisland.com.au/careers to
Hotel Johann Strauss.
apply for this role. Join our Facebook page www.facebook.com/
The promo, run in partnership HIEmployment to view pictures and videos, find out all the latest
with the Austrian National Tourist employment information.
Office, is valid for sale to 31 Oct.
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Air NZ off the US hook Travelport celebrates with HWT
THE US Dept of Justice has
ceased its invesigation into Air
New Zealand’s involvement in a
cargo cartel, which the airline has
Friday 8th Jul 2011 defended itself from since 2005.
GetFlight adds RebookMyFlight site
GETFLIGHT says the grounding actual seats available to book.
of Tiger Airways by CASA is the “Like GetFlight, this site will not
basis for its launch of a micro-site charge any fees and redirects the
called RebookMyFlight.com.au. customer directly to the airlines’
Rolled out today, the portal websites, ensuring they get the
enables Australian travellers to lowest airfare possible for the
find available flights on domestic dates they are required to fly,”
carriers, including Qantas, Jetstar, said GetFlight principal founder,
Virgin Australia or Rex. Ian Cumming.
RebookMyFlight allows pax to GetFlight.com.au was launched
find alternative flights of other earlier this year (TD 25 May). ABOVE: Travelport surprised the Dubai early check-in
airlines in one search, which have team at Harvey World Travel with
EMIRATES has introduced a new
cakes and champagne earlier this
early check-in facility at Dubai
PER arrivals soar week to celebrate the network’s
Creative sells Cooks PERTH Airport’s international 60th year in operation.
Located next to the Terminal 3
arrival numbers rose 16.6% year 2011 is significant for Travelport
CREATIVE Holidays has officially car park, the new operation has
on year in May, while domestic too, which is this year celebrating
launched it Cook Islands product 16 counters where passengers
numbers increased 15.9%. its 40th anniversary.
to coincide with this season’s can check in and drop off their
Pictured above from left, are
launch of Air New Zealand’s direct luggage up to 24 hours before
Paula Farrell, Customer Service
flights from Sydney to Rarotonga. departure to all destinations
The wholesaler is offering HA ups HND capacity Manager, Pacific, Travelport;
except for the USA.
HAWAIIAN Airlines has raised its Robert Clark, National Account
family and romance packages to The facility operates from 5pm
capacity on flights between Mgr, Travelport; Sean Cummins,
Rarotonga and Aitutaki as well as to 10am, to service passengers in
Honolulu and Tokyo Haneda by GM Aus/NZ, Travelport; & David
flights, transfers, hotels and nine the peak overnight travel period.
30 seats, using its A330 aircraft, Rivers, Managing Director, HWT.
activities, including a BBQ lunch MEANWHILE EK is offering First
and Aitutaki Lagoon Day Tour. adding nearly 11,000 seats/year. and Business class passengers a
KUL demonstrations free hotel stay & 96-hour transfer
THE Dept of Foreign Affairs and visa following an agreement with
Trade is advising travellers bound leading hotels in Dubai.
for Malaysia of possible civil The deal is valid for travel from
unrest in the capital, Kuala 01 Aug to 30 Sep at The Armani
Lumpur, with a demonstration Hotel, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, The
BUSINESS MANAGER planned for tomorrow. Address Dubai Marina and
The level of advice for Malaysia Jumerirah Emirates Towers Hotel,
• Utilise your superior customer service, networking and
negotiating skills remains at ‘Exercise caution’. when booked by 31 Jul.
• Attractive salary package
• A great team culture
At BCD Travel we take a fresh approach to business travel with a focus
Malay firm’s hotel plan for Sydney
on innovative solutions. We provide first class service, delivered with an A MALAYSIAN group has paid the company said.
entrepreneurial spirit to all our clients and we employ only the best team
$36 million for an office building The Sydney hotel market is
to deliver our vision.
in Hunter Street Sydney, with starting to become more
We currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and
professional Business Manager. Based in our Melbourne office, your time plans to convert it into a hotel. attractive to hoteliers, with ABS
will be spent working closely with our external customers, as well as BCD Cititel Hotel Management figures released last week
Travel internal departments, in order to maximise business and maintain (CHM) is a division of publicly showing an 89.2% occupancy rate
long-term customer relationships. Utilising your superior customer service listed IGB Corporation, and for the last quarter.
skills, you will ensure our clients are provided a travel management currently operates ten hotels in Yields are also improving, with
program that is cost effective, efficient and aligned with their business
Malaysia including Kuala Lumpur, room rates up 9.6% and total
goals and objectives.
Kota Kinabalu and Penang, as well revenues increasing 12.5%.
In applying for this role, you will have the ability to communicate and form
relationships across all levels in key existing and potential customer as a property in Burma and one in
organisations. You will have strong business-to-business negotiation and
networking skills, as well as previous Account Management experience The 12 storey building at 34
Mr&Mrs Smith app
ideally gained within a corporate travel management organisation. BOUTIQUE hotel firm Mr & Mrs
Hunter St is likely to be renovated
Smith has unveiled its free iPhone
This is a challenging and rewarding position that offers you the under the St Giles or Cititel brand,
opportunity to be part of one of the world’s largest and application that offers two modes
fastest growing travel companies. to access real time availability,
If you have the above skills and would like to join our MK launch Shanghai book, use maps and store info.
team, apply now. We look forward to hearing from you. AIR Mauritius has commenced The ‘Plan & Play’ app offers
Applications close Friday 15 July 2011. services to its first Chinese city over 800 boutique hotels globally,
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org this week, with its inaugural flight insider descriptions, on top of
For more information visit www.bcdtravel.com.au to Shanghai touching down Tue. photos, games and gadgets.
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COVER-MORE Travel Insurance
has given away the last $5k of its
cash pool incentive of $150,000
that’s been on offer to travel
agents since Feb. Friday 8th Jul 2011
To celebrate the release of Rocky Mountaineer’s 2012 brochure we
400 agents were lucky enough
are giving one Travel Daily reader and a friend the opportunity to
win a trip to spectacular Western Canada. to win of a slice of the total Sun appointment
amount with those selling a AFRICAN tourism giant Sun
The prize includes two return economy airfares from Sydney to
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policy ending in 000 winning $250 International has appointed the
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with GoldLeaf service and pre and post accommodation in Vancouver 0000 receiving $1,000. Australian representative.
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For the first time, the Rocky Mountaineer brochure includes pricing hotels, resorts and casinos in
in Australian dollars. To order your copy of the 2012 brochure, visit: Excite 100% for agents South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho,
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Reader with the most correct answers and the most creative the future” to deal directly with is Sun City in South Africa.
response to the final question will win this fantastic prize. the consumer. Sun International group sales
George Papaioannou, md of mgr Alison McKie said Australia
Question 6: Which deluxe hotel brand do passengers Excite Hols said the dedication to was a key international market for
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exceptional customer service” to MICE sectors”.
compete with the internet and
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driven by reviews. Connections Exposition in Perth the HRG Australia website at www.hrgworldwide.com/au.
Last month (TD 07 Jun) a similar (25 Jul), Melbourne (26 Jul), Applications close Friday 15 July 2011
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