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Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 1 Monday 4th March 2019 Today’s issue of TD Travel Daily today has nine pages of news and photos, a front cover page for G Adventures plus full pages from:
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The company is in the process of expanding its sales team and assigning dedicated specialists who will work with agents and customers to design the itinerary. Options will include transportation, accommodation, meals, activities, pace of travel and budget.

Travellers will be able to select a sample itinerary and depart on their own date, amend a sample itinerary, or create a whole new itinerary with the help of their private travel consultant. The company said the launch was in response to agent feedback, with a survey in Dec 2018 of more than 450 travel agents globally finding 84% of respondents reported an increase in requests for tailor-made travel and private tours. Bruce Poon Tip, founder, G Adventures, said there was a distinct gap in the market for tailor-made travel solutions in adventure travel, specifically in the affordable and mid-market price ranges.

The 11 launch destinations in 2019 are Botswana, Cambodia, Costa Rica, Peru, Ecuador, India, Laos, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam and Zimbabwe, with two or three sample itineraries available for each as inspiration for travellers. See the cover page for more. Tempo 3% bonus TEMPO Holidays is offering agents 3% bonus commission on bookings made from today, through until 04 Apr. The deal applies to travel from tomorrow to 31 Mar 2020. For more details, see page 12 of today’s edition. Wolgan in winter EMIRATES One&Only Wolgan Valley is promoting winter stays, with rates in a villa leading in at $895 per person twin share.

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Queensbridge falls short CROWN Resorts has experienced a setback on its proposed One Queensbridge project, with the Victorian Government knocking back a request to extend the commencement date. The project is a joint venture between Crown and the Schiavello Group and is subject to obtaining financial arrangements that were satisfactory to Crown and Schiavello. Crown said in a statement “unfortunately these arrangements could not be achieved before the construction commencement date under the planning approval”. Crown said it retained 50% ownership in the land and would consider the next steps for the property in conjunction with Schiavello.

The project was slated to be Australia’s tallest building at 325m high and home to a 388- room six-star luxury hotel, a rooftop bar and dining experience and 708 residences. The tower would be directly connected to Crown Melbourne Integrated Resort, forming the fourth tower in the complex. Queensbridge received conditional approval from the Victorian Government in 2017, with the proposal including a $100m investment from Schiavello in “significant tourism and public realm amenities” to benefit the Southbank Precinct (TD 09 Feb 2017).

Philippines push THE Philippines Department of Tourism is running an advertising campaign showcasing Palawan on train carriages in Sydney.

The push will run until Apr and aim to tempt commuters by highlighting the natural beauty & diversity of Palawan’s offerings. Booking Booster BOOKING.COM has announced an Australian start-up, Clean Travel, has made the shortlist for its Booking Booster Program. Clean Travel is a platform that helps ethical travel operators manage their business and reach a global audience.

Qld accom dips THE occupancy rate of the Queensland accommodation sector in Jan decreased by 2% to 66.7%, the latest figures from Tourism & Events Qld show. Average daily rates increased by $4.31 to $201.54 and RevPar slid $1.04 to $134.48.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 3 Monday 4th March 2019 Virgin Australia are looking for a National Account Manager reporting to the Head of Industry Sales and Operations, we’re looking for someone to negotiate, implement and manage commercial agreements between Virgin Australia and the Global/National accounts.

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The company is also offering $999 return airfares available for Europe & Britain bookings made by 31 Mar.

FANS of Pokemon are in for a treat with news that Singapore will be home to Southeast Asia’s first Pokemon GO Safari Zone from 18 to 22 Apr 2019. Organised by the Sentosa Development Corporation in collaboration with The Pokemon Company, Pokemon GO Safari Zone, Sentosa will see players hunting their favourite Pokemon through the island’s golden beaches and past the island’s many attractions. Interested players will need to register their interest and select their preferred date of play on the event website HERE. Window Seat CLIA opposes cruise tax CRUISE Lines International Association (CLIA) Australasia has warned a proposed government levy affecting the cruise sector would “add an unfair burden to the industry and drive up costs for both operators & passengers”.

The planned Biosecurity Imports Levy was originally put forward by the Australian Government to target the sea freight sector, however the proposal has since been reworked to encompass the cruise sector, a move that could affect the cruise industry as soon as Jul.

Joining the chorus of voices from both shipping and business in condemning the government’s move, CLIA Australasia Managing Director Joel Katz said “Extending this new tax to the cruise industry has come as a complete surprise and without proper consultation”. “Travellers are already taxed heavily through measures like the $60 Passenger Movement Charge, which is already used to fund passenger-related biosecurity activities,” he added. “Australia’s Passenger Movement Charge is one of the most expensive passenger taxes in the world.” Katz also believes the levy could be applied to cruise ships upon each arrival into Australia on a gross tonnage basis, which would disproportionately impact the cruise industry.

Costs for cruise lines operating in Australia are among the highest in the world and any new charge will further disadvantage our industry at a time when it is facing significant infrastructure constraints,” he said. CLIA has responded by calling upon the Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, to rule out any additional levy on cruising and is also seeking the support of the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Simon Birmingham. Evergreen 19/20 EVERGREEN Cruises & Tours has released its latest Canada, Alaska and USA brochure, featuring itineraries ranging from 14 to 25 days.

Bookings made by 30 Jun are eligible for a range of earlybird deals such as two-for-one airfare on journeys of 18+ days. Call 1300 383 747 for more info. More brochures on page eight.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 4 Monday 4th March 2019 DISCOVER MORE Cruisefusion exp CRUISE/TOUR wholesaler Cruisefusion has significantly expanded its hotel inventory offering by going live with Hotelbeds’ APItude suite. The move gives agents access to 175,000 hotels and more than 10,000 activities through Cruisefusion’s Odysseus live dynamic packaging reservations platform.

This integration with Hotelbeds’ APItude provides agents with access to hotel inventory about three times greater than previous with the continued benefit of viewing live availability,” said Cruisefusion General Manager Geoff Hackett. The reservations portal launched last year (TD 21 Sep) and offers agents the ability to process a cruise, air and hotel booking with live and dynamic pricing in the one platform. Hackett said the portal had been well received since its debut. Pakistan restoration FLIGHTS into Pakistan have been partially restored following political tensions with India over Kashmir (TD 28 Feb), with some airlines and airports announcing a resumption of normal operations.

Emirates revealed it had resumed flights to and from Karachi, Islamabad and Peshawar, while Etihad Airways also confirmed it had “returned to normal operations”, upgrading services to larger aircraft where possible to mitigate the effects of previous disruptions.

Lahore airport has partially reopened under a restricted airspace protocol, while some airports in the country remain closed until further notice including hubs in the northern region of Pakistan. Thai Airways announced it had arranged additional flights to and from Frankfurt in order to speed up the backlog of customers waiting to travel to Europe. Making Aussie connections SALES and marketing representatives for select luxury European travel experiences, The Hotel Connection, recently held an event in Sydney at the Studio at Sydney Tower Eye Dining. The event was part of a national roadshow around Australia the company is conducting in order to help raise the profile of its highend portfolio with agents.

We represent niche products within Europe that we found Australians just love,” said The Hotel Connection Dir Sarah Whitty. “We represent the ‘wow factor’ within travel...we come out once a year to do this roadshow and give the agents the flexibility to book how ever they want,” Whitty added.

The company’s portfolio includes properties and tours in England, France, Croatia, Greece, Italy and Spain, and the Cheval Residences in England and Le Pavillion in France. Pictured: Filippo Curinga, IDI Italy & France; Virginia Irurita, Made for Spain & Portugal; Paolo Kastelec, Fontelunga Hotel Tuscany; Sarah Whitty, Director The Hotel Connection; and Julian Pearl, Unforgettable Croatia.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 5 Monday 4th March 2019 T. R E WA R D YO F. DMS Connect delivers THE DMS Connect annual roadshow was held last month with events in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney.

Attending Connect provided a platform for incentive agents, high-end leisure agents and corporate event planners to meet with the likes of Pacific World Asia, Spectra and Dragonfly Africa, who have been a part of DMS’ portfolio for almost three decades.

The 19th consecutive event hosted a range of different exhibitors including Park Hyatt Auckland, New Zealand; Tropical Incentives DMC, Mexico; Tekser Tourism and Travel, Armenia, Georgia and Turkey; and Monaco Government Tourism Bureau, Monaco. Major prizes included a trip to Fiji along with a trip to Hawaii with flights included. Pictured is the DMS team: Michelle Muscat, Senior Account Manager; Marissa Fernandez, Managing Director; Emily Robins, Administration Coordinator; Thea Mendes, Events and Administration Coordinator. $6m tourism pledge THE Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC) has welcomed the $6m pledge by Federal Labor into the Quality Tourism Framework, which would improve and diversify Aussie tourism products.

ATIC chair Evan Hall said this “would allow tourism businesses to create new experiences, improve service quality and promote their own businesses”. Malaysia schedule MALAYSIA Airlines is adjusting its operation schedule on the Kuala Lumpur - Brisbane route from 01 Jun 2019.

The Kuala Lumpur - Brisbane service will run four times a week in the evening and BNE departures to Kuala Lumpur will shift to morning operations. Adv World Asia ADVENTURE World Travel’s newly released 2019-20 Asia portfolio provides travellers with opportunities to discover the “lesser explored” areas in China and Cambodia. One of the highlights is the Eastern Cambodia Explorer program, where travellers have the chance to visit the Elephant Valley Project, a sanctuary for the large mammals and learn about the work involved in keeping the sanctuary running.

BHMA expansion FLIGHT Centre Travel Group’s in-house hotel management company BHMA has expanded its presence in Thailand with the launch of its second Bangkok hotel, the X2 Vibe Bangkok Udomsuk Station.

The new hotel is located near Udomsuk Skytrain Station in the Udomsuk precinct with its local street food, supermarket, mall and interchange of the light rail service, Bangna–SVB Airport line. Construction is underway and the hotel is set to welcome its first guests in 2021.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 6 Monday 4th March 2019 EXTRA CREDIT 2019 REFRESH YOUR P&O PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE TODAY! REFRESH YOUR P&O PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE TODAY! Earn Bonus Flagship Credit Points by completing our newest module* Now live on FLAGSHIP.POCRUISES.COM.AU *Conditions apply. See Flagship for details. Seabourn  agents SEABOURN has today kicked off its second annual Global Partner Appreciation event “to demonstrate the invaluable support it has received from and extend the gratitude it feels toward the travel advisor community”.

Through until 31 Mar the cruise line’s global sales teams will run a schedule of activities, including seminars, webinars, conferences, events, and in-person meetings.

As part of the Global Partner Appreciation Event, Seabourn is offering a number of benefits on select summer 2019 and winter/ spring 2020 sailings. Offers include complimentary room upgrades, up to USD$1,000 shipboard credit per penthouse or premium suite and bonus commission of AU$350 for booking a Penthouse Suite & AU$700 for a Premium Suite. Travel advisors can contact their Seabourn sales team for details. Goldstein at C360 CRUISE Lines International Association (CLIA) has confirmed its recently appointed Global Chair Adam Goldstein will be among key speakers at this year’s Cruise360 Australasia conference on 30 Aug.

Goldstein took up the role of Global Chair for CLIA in Jan, having previously served as Chair in 2015 and 2016 and has been the Vice Chairman of Royal Caribbean Cruises since May. This year’s Cruise360 conference will be the sixth staged in Australasia and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney. It will include a trade show for cruise industry exhibitors on 30 Aug as well as the opportunity to join a ship inspection aboard Princess Cruises’ Sea Princess on 29 Aug. CLIA said further details on this year’s line-up would be announced in coming months. For more, CLICK HERE. Travel Industry Hub open THE Travel Industry Hub (TTIH) is set to open its first location in Wellington next month, followed by a Sydney space in May.

TTIH offers co-working spaces dedicated to the travel and tourism industries and is the brainchild of former Equity Travel Group COO Richard Taylor; Global MD of The Visa Machine, Luke Crawford; and former Brand Leader for Flight Centre, Natasha Faithfull (TD 31 Aug).

TTIH Sydney will occupy 380m2 of floor space, and feature “hot” and permanent desks, private offices, meeting rooms, event and training spaces, along with a business address & mail service. “Our industries thrive on face-to-face relationships and networking, and our spaces aim to combine that with highly affordable workspaces”, said cofounder and MD, Richard Taylor. The Wellington space (render pictured) will be at Level 1, 90- 92 Dixon Street and the Sydney location at Level 3, 104 Mount Street, North Sydney. Prices start at $30 per day for a hot desk and permanent desks are from $160 per week.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 7 Monday 4th March 2019 Congratulations Kerrie Webster from Flight Centre, Caloundra City Krystal De Conte from Flight Centre, Findon for winning Economy Class tickets to Manila! Take our Online Training Course now! Product Specialist MSC Cruises Australia is looking for a Product Specialist based at the Sydney CBD head office. The ideal candidate will:
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For further information and to submit your resume hr@msccruises.com.au Celebrating 90years STEP ONBOARD DURING OUR MILESTONE YEAR. BOOK YOUR GUESTS TODAY. JOURNEYBEYOND.COM Tourism awards dazzle THE 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards celebrated Australian operators’ “innovations and commitment” to tourism at a ceremony on Fri held at Cataract Gorge, Launceston. Katherine business Nitmiluk Tours won two Gold and one Silver in the category of Tourism Restaurants and Catering, Luxury Accommodation (Cicada Lodge) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism.

Nitmiluk Tours and Cicada Lodge was developed out of a dream to showcase the Nitmiluk region and the culture of our owners, the Jawoyn people; and to bring a new element to tourism in the Top End,” said Nitmiluk Tours and Cicada Lodge COO Sveva Falletto.

Four businesses were also inducted into the Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for taking the top honours in their categories three years running. These were Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (QLD) for Major Festivals and Events, Horizontal Falls; Seaplane Adventures (WA) for Adventure Tourism; The Beach House and Bayside (WA) for Hosted Accommodation and The Frames Luxury Accommodation (SA) for Deluxe Accommodation. Pictured back row: Fay Miller, Katherine Mayor; Sveva Falletto, COO Nitmiluk Tours; Mark Lewis, board member and Lauren Moss, NT Tourism Minister.

In the front row: Lisa Mumbin, Chair Jawoyn; Jane Runyu, Chief Executive Officer Nitmiluk Tours and Melissa Rogers, board member. NT Muster agents TRAVEL agents in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney are being targeted at the NT Muster roadshow which is pushing the NT as “the premier destination for Aboriginal arts and culture”. The NT Muster provides the opportunity to present the progress of the Territory Labor Government’s $103m Turbocharging Tourism package. The roadshow starts in Brisbane tomorrow, then heads to Melbourne on 06 Mar and Sydney on 07 Mar.

NT Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss said operators attending NT Muster represent accom, attractions, touring and transport services including first-time exhibitors Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and Banubanu Beach Retreat.

Delta weather alert DELTA has issued a New York City weather waiver and extended a previous Boston weather waiver ahead of the latest Northeast winter storm. Both waivers allow customers to make a one-time change to their itinerary without incurring a fee. The airline cancelled 140 Delta Connection regional flights on Sun afternoon in anticipation of the weather, with additional schedule adjustments likely as the storm moves into the Northeast. Delta’s Meteorology team expects frozen precipitation to taper off on Mon morning around sunrise.

The JFK Airport flight status info indicates delays due to weather and snow-ice, CLICK HERE to see the latest updates. Customers flying with Delta can access the weather waiver HERE.


Travel Daily e info@traveldaily.com.au t 1300 799 220 w www.traveldaily.com.au page 8 Monday 4th March 2019 Sign up for 2019 footy tipping Footy tipping is back for 2019 with the grand prize of flights from Emirates for each code, plus weekly prizes from Expedia. Click on the code below to sign in or join for 2019. Sign up by Thursday 14 mar for NRL Sign up by Thursday 21 mar for AFL Call 1800 808 491 www.swagmantours.com.au NEW brochures available NOW! BROCHURES WELCOME to Brochures of theWeek, Travel Daily’s Monday feature.

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AdventureWorldTravel - Natural Habitat 19/20 Adventure WorldTravel has released its second brochure for Natural Habitat Adventures, featuring two new nature-focused adventures to Africa and India. Southern Africa Safari, is a new private cruise on a small luxury ship for 16 guests, which explores the islands, inlets and inland wildlife realms of Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe. Also new, the IndiaTiger Quest Safari heads within the jungles of Ranthambore National Park in search of the Bengal tiger.The safari is only available to four travellers per open vehicle.

World Expeditions - Middle East, India,CentralAsia World Expeditions has launched its first brochure dedicated to the Middle East, Central Asia and India.The program features over 20 new itineraries including Ladakh Cycling Epic with Kate Leeming, Karakoram Exploratory withTim Macartney-Snape andTrans Caucasian treks in Georgia and Armenia.

A highlight is the Ancient Silk Road Cities – the Five Stans journey which explores the five former Soviet republics of Central Asia, featuring various combinations of cycling and trekking, along with mountaineering expedition to summit two 7,000m peaks. The Kimberley & TerritoryCollection 2019/20 The Kimberley Collection &Territory Collection 2019/20 brochure has been released.The new brochure features the Coral Adventurer and Island Sky cruise vessels operating from Broome to Darwin. Additionally, Go Horizontal Falls has introduced a combination scenic flight and fast boat day tour to the Falls.Travellers also have the opportunity to join a six-day, sixnight private helicopter safari to see the Kimberley wilderness.

Sacred Earth Safaris has also introduced three and five-day itineraries visiting Kakadu, Katherine and Litchfield. Auckland festival AUCKLAND is set to welcome a new winter festival, Elemental AKL this Jul.

The month-long festival will “transform Tamaki Makaurau into a creative canvas” with more than 40 free and ticketed events taking place in bars and eateries, theatres, hotels, & public spaces. Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development GM Destination, Steve Armitage said Elemental was designed to make Auckland a more compelling visitor destination during winter, but will also add more vibrancy for those who live here. Etihad Plug & Play ETIHAD Airways and the Department of Culture & Tourism - Abu Dhabi has partnered with innovation platform Plug & Play and int’l financial centre Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM).

The corporate partners are set to work together to curate a selection of startups sourced via their network.

Tony Douglas, Group CEO Etihad Aviation Group said “we are delighted to form this strategic partnership with Plug and Play ADGM to collectively establish an infrastructure which will enable innovation to flourish in the aviation sector”. Delta A330-900neo DELTA Air Lines has opened reservations for its planned Airbus A330-900neo service. The A330-900neo will operate Seattle-Seoul Incheon from 01 Aug; Seattle-Shanghai Pu Dong on 01 Jul; and Seattle-Tokyo Narita from 31 Aug. CINZ mentorship REGISTRATIONS are open for the CINZ 2019 Emerging Talent program at Rydges Hotel Auckland on 27 Jun.

The half-day workshop has been designed to “inspire, educate and provide a platform for attendees” to learn practical skills.

The CINZ 2019 Mentorship Program will run in conjunction with the Emerging Talent Program, starting on 26 Jun. CLICK HERE for more info. Queenstown adv QUEENSTOWN has won a bid to host the 2020 International Adventure Conference for the first time, bringing tourism researchers to the Southern Hemisphere, in Dec next year. The conference is set to focus on “sustainable development goals” and “how adventure tourism can help support and work to meet these at both an international and local level”, said World Tourism Forum member and University of Otago lecturer Susan Houge Mackenzie.

Aeroplan miles AIR Canada has revealed the first Aeroplan Miles Matching Week of 2019 raised over 2.1m Aeroplan Miles for The Stephen Lewis Foundation in an effort to combat HIV/AIDS in Africa. “We are inspired by the positive impact charities create with their Aeroplan Miles donations and sincerely thank our members for their generosity,” said Anne-Josee Laquerre, Director, Social Purpose and Sustainability, Aeroplan. The charity is one of eight to benefit from the program in 2019.


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Delta Air Lines has partnered with Travel Daily to give agents the chance to win flights from Sydney to LAX in Delta’s Premium Select cabin. Delta launches the refurbished B777 in April on the daily Sydney–Los Angeles route. Help them sell the new Delta One and Delta Premium Select cabins – and you could win return tickets to LA! To enter, come up with a jingle (max 200 words) about the new cabins and the Delta experience. You must include the following words; ‘suite’, ‘daily’,‘bed’ and ‘WiFi’. Get creative for your chance to experience the Delta Premium Select cabin. CLICK HERE for some more information about Delta’s new cabins.

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The 690-guest Quest will be replaced by sister ships Journey and Pursuit for the following two summer cruise seasons. Journey will arrive in Australian waters on 01 Feb 2020, and Pursuit will sail into Fremantle on 20 Dec 2020. Gruffalo on Goldie CURRUMBIN Wildlife Sanctuary together with Magic Light Pictures have teamed up to bring children’s storybook character the Gruffalo to life via an augmented reality experience. From tomorrow, guests to the sanctuary can download an app and self-guide their way through a Gruffalo-inspired trail. Delta new menu DELTA Air Lines has introduced a new spring season inspired menu across its fleet with Delta One customers able to pre-book preferential meals in advance of their departure.

The new menu sources local produce with highlights including seared beef tenderloins and vegetable lasagne, along with a selection of paired wines. Apollo caravan buy APOLLO Tourism & Leisure has announced the second stage of its acquisition of recreational vehicle manufacturer Fleetwood, including the purchase of caravan units located in Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne. Apollo revealed it had also taken over Fleetwood’s retail site in Campbellfield in Melbourne, as well as acquisitions of raw materials and additional caravan units in Brisbane.

The company expects to pay approximately $11.2 million in aggregate for all of the aforementioned purchases.

Mexico growth pact AIRPORTS Council International (ACI) has urged greater cooperation between Mexico’s airports and industry in a bid to manage surging demand and passenger growth. ACI’s preliminary data indicated Mexican passenger traffic grew by 8.4% in 2018, outperforming both global and Latin-American and the Caribbean growth. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens said that collaboration would be key to managing sustainable growth. Emporium high tea BRISBANE’S Emporium Hotel South Bank has launched a new high tea offering for visitors and guests of the hotels’ Belle Epoque French restaurant.

The degustation experience includes signature twists on high tea classics. SO/ into Mexico ACCOR has continued expansion within the North and Central American region by announcing the introduction of the SO/ Los Cabos Hotel & Residences brand into Mexico. The avant-garde beachfront hotel will feature 200 rooms and 36 luxury residences with view of the Pacific Ocean. The luxury property is slated for completion in 2021. Bellissima named MSC Cruises has announced the christening of the MSC Bellissima in Southampton over the weekend.

Hollywood legend Sophia Loren was on hand in her Godmother capacity to name her 14th ship.

The ship features 12 dining venues and more than 20 bars and will cruise the Mediterranean on an array of itineraries before heading to Asia in 2020.

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Hiking Travel Specialist Sth Est Melbourne, $58k + Super, Ref: 3904HC1 Are you an experienced travel consultant tired of selling the standard destinations? Are you wanting to specialise in selling the most breathtaking hiking trails around the world? This is the role for you, sell destinations like the Camino, Base camp and Great Ocean Walk. Work in a team where you are valued and given the rewards with an amazing salary and great team benefits. Due to continued growth you will be joining a team who really values the team members in the office. Apply NOW!

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