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|June 22, 2015
Tourism Australia To Relaunch Aussie Specialist Program
Tourism Australia is revamping its award-winning Aussie Specialist Program (ASP), in a move aimed at giving travel sellers globally the knowledge and skills to better promote and sell Australia. Details of the new-look program were unveiled on Monday 22 June at this year's Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE15) in Melbourne. The relaunch follows an extensive review of the global online training program and includes a new digital platform as well as training resources which will be shared by T...
|October 20, 2014
Corporate Travel Management (CTM) Wins Top Australian Agency Award
Corporate Travel Management took the gong for 'Top Australian Agency' in the Abacus International Conference (AIC) Awards ceremony, hosted in Abu Dhabi on Friday, 17 October. The prestigious supplier-voted awards recognise outstanding achievement and performance amongst travel agencies operating in the highly competitive ASPAC region. The awards were part of a three day conference, coined 'Breaking New Ground', hosting over 500 leaders from the Asia Pacific travel industry to debate the lates...
|August 29, 2014
Khiri Travel Sri Lanka To Launch In November
Khiri Travel will launch a new company in Sri Lanka on 1 November 2014. The initiative is a joint venture between Khiri Travel and Sri Lanka-based DMC Luxe Asia. Following the contract signing on 29 August, Khiri Travel Sri Lanka will be a part of the Galle Face Hotel Management Group. Luxe Asia is owned by Galle Face Hotel Management Group, a leading investment group, which owns and operates the iconic Galle Face Hotel in Colombo (1865), Ceylon Hotels Corporation, Kandy Hotels, Queens Hotel ...
|June 12, 2014
China Travel Service Gains Competitive Edge With Amadeus Technology
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, and China Travel Service (Hong Kong) Limited, one of the largest travel agencies in Hong Kong, today announced a strategic partnership that will see Amadeus provide China Travel Service and its affiliated companies with customised IT solutions. Yeung Chi Kwan, Business Director, Hotel Reservation & Ticketing Centre, China Travel Service (H.K.) Ltd said, "We chose Amadeus not only for their expertise and the strength of thei...
|November 26, 2013
Amadeus Reveals 'Top 3' Business Priorities Of Travel Agents In China
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, has revealed the 'Top 3' priorities of travel agents in China, following its recently concluded 'Shaping the future of travel in China 2013' series of workshops held in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. Over 300 travel agency customers from across China participated in the event to gain and share insights on China's changing travel landscape, and discuss the challenges present and opportunities available. The travel agents a...
|November 11, 2013
Travel Agents Transform Business With New Consulting Services From Amadeus Asia Pacific
Amadeus, a leading technology partner for the global travel industry, today launches Consulting Services, a new initiative to help travel agents in Asia Pacific improve business processes and boost their bottom line. Travel agents today face stiff competition from a growing number of online players, while travellers expect much more than a simple transactional service. Amadeus Consulting Services was created specifically to help travel agents overcome these challenges by providing insight int...
|October 28, 2013
Respecting The Past, Khiri Travel Moves To New Office In Yangon
Khiri Travel Myanmar has moved to a new office in a historically significant part of Yangon, in Bogalay Zay Street. The office is on the first floor of an 80-year old colonial building that was used as a trader's house. Khiri has kept the external colonial look with the interiors being a clever mix of modern functionality, while respecting the past by the retention of red brick walls, wooden doors and a cast iron stairway and gantry. The office is located just around from Strand Road adjacent to...
|August 01, 2012
Amadeus Printmytrip Solution of Choice For 1,000+ Travel Agencies In Asia Pacific
Amadeus has announced that its new web-based Printmytrip solution has been chosen by 1,000 travel agencies across Asia Pacific in just six months since its 2012 launch. Amadeus first launched Amadeus Printmytrip in 2011, and has improved the interface to be entirely web-based following the enormous success of the launch. Amadeus Printmytrip is a complete itinerary management tool that streamlines the creation and delivery of informative, professional and branded travel documentation. Fu...
|May 22, 2012
Soaring Expat Travel Demand Spurs Flight Centre Expansion In Hong Kong
GLOBAL leisure travel specialist Flight Centre is set to open its second Hong Kong store, following strong demand for expatriate travel services at its flagship Central store. Flight Centre has been in Hong Kong since 2009, with leisure travel consultants operating from a dedicated call centre. Since opening the first bricks and mortar store on Caine Road, Central in March this year, sales have exceeded expectations with a high volume of expatriate travel bookings. This has prompted the co...
|December 05, 2011
Expedia Partners Up With Travel Agents In Malaysia
Expedia, the world's leading online travel company, has announced the launch of its Travel Agent Affiliate Program (TAAP) in Malaysia. Through this new service, travel agents will now have access to Expedia's extensive global inventory and can earn commissions on hotels, dynamic packages and activities. As the world's largest online travel provider, Expedia provides travel agents with highly competitive services and access to a top quality travel supply for their customer bookings. Agents who...
|October 06, 2011
Flight Centre Expands In Singapore With Second Store Opening
ONE of the world's largest leisure travel brands, Flight Centre, is boosting its presence in Singapore. The company, which opened its first Flight Centre-branded leisure travel shop in Asia in Singapore's Stanley Street four months ago, has opened a second shop in Suntec City Mall, following the Stanley Street store's success. To celebrate the new shop's opening, the company is offering customers $50 off their first international booking (for first month only) made at Flight Centre Suntec ...
|October 21, 2010
Japanese Travel Agents Need To Evolve To Stay Relevant, Says Amadeus
Travel agencies need to look at new sources of income if they're to thrive in an increasingly competitive Japanese business climate, said Peter Smith, Vice President of Amadeus Asia Pacific's Business Solution Group, at a Power Breakfast in Tokyo, Japan. Speaking to 19 of Japan's leading travel agency representatives, Smith outlined a number of the key challenges facing agencies today and said the adoption of cutting edge technology solutions would play a pivotal role in helping agencies navi...
|December 08, 2009
Webjet Expands SMS Alerts To My Deal Finder
Webjet - Australia's leading online travel agency - has announced the expansion of their industry leading free SMS confirmations to the My Deal Finder Alert service. Customers are notified instantly by SMS when a flight price in their desired travel dates falls below a user defined price point. My Deal Finder is a unique product which helps Webjet customers find the cheapest airfares during their desired travel dates and now boasts SMS alerts as well as email. This added functionality is anot...
|December 03, 2002
American Express And China International Travel Service New Partnership
American Express and China International Travel Service Head Office (CITS) entered into a new and exciting partnership December 3 in Beijing to develop the growing leisure travel market in China. Under the Franchise Agreement, American Express Travel Service Network International (TSNI) will expand its existing network of travel offices in China by appointing CITS as the only lead franchise partner, to identify and acquire like-minded partner agencies to join the fastest growing leisure travel n...
|March 04, 2002
Jetset Retail Chain Sold
Air New Zealand has sold its 100% owned Jetset Retail travel agency business in Australia to Australian travel group Travelworld Limited, a subsidiary of the ASX listed Heartlink Ltd. The Jetset Retail transaction is part of an ongoing programme by Air New Zealand to focus on its core air transport operations and follows the sale recently of the Jetset Business Travel operation to SYNERGI Travel Australia. Mr Norm Thompson, Air New Zealand's Senior Vice President, Sales and Distribution, said: "...
|February 21, 2002
Pacific World Singapore Receives Tourism Award
Pacific World Singapore has been voted Inbound Travel Agency of the Year at the 16th annual Singapore Tourism Awards. Bob Guy, Managing Director of PW Singapore, is thrilled with what he calls ?the ultimate accolade? of receiving the prestigious award. ?For 2001, the focus of the Awards was on the Art of Service, so we are especially honored that the judges have recognized our commitment to deliver on our promises to visitors to Singapore,? said Mr. Guy. He and his team of 65 professionals - gro...
|June 01, 2001
Renaissance Sydney Hotel Travel Industry Professionals Winter Special
Now that winter is here it's a great excuse to get away for a few days and do all those indoor things. The delightfully different, five star deluxe, Renaissance Sydney Hotel is ideally located at Circular Quay and within easy walking distance to just about everything. Go shopping, catch a movie or a show, roam the art galleries and museums or just stay in and be pampered with a massage or beauty treatment. For those more adventurous, do a Bridge Climb, a jet boat ride or parasail on the harbour....
|May 17, 2001
Influential European Travel Agents To Visit Singapore
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will play host to over 200 travel agents from Germany from 18 ? 22 May. During their stay in Singapore, these travel agents, who are the top Asian producers for Meier's Weltreisen (MWR) will experience first hand how one can really live it up in Singapore through a series of workshops and activities. MWR is a major German tour operator specialising in selling Asian packages. This mega educational-cum-conference, comes hot on the heels of another lar...
|April 05, 2001
Pegasus Solutions Expands Commission Processing In Asia Pacific Market
On location at the PATA Travel Mart conference (April 3) in Singapore, Pegasus Solutions, Inc. announced it is expanding its Commission Processing service offerings in the Asia Pacific. To help strengthen its presence in the Asia Pacific market, Pegasus Commission Processing now has a staff in Singapore with new management to help oversee accounts in the Asia Pacific region, and to introduce its new Electronic Reconciliation & Tracking service to travel agencies throughout Asia. Pegasus Commissi...
|February 21, 2001
UATP Insider's Club Travel Insurance Plan For Travel Professionals
Universal Air Travel Plan, Inc. (UATP) released today new enrollment for The Insider's Club(r) travel program through the company's web site UATP.com. The Insider's Club(r) is a unique, worldwide membership program with insurance benefits designed exclusively for individuals who travel on reduced-rate or industry free airline tickets. Debra Alley, UATP Director of Insurance and Member Services, said, "Most airline or travel industry employees do not realize that they are not covered by air tr...
|February 20, 2001
Qantas Travel Agent Promotion For Los Angeles And Melbourne
To celebrate its status as the only non-stop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne as of April 2, 2001, Qantas Airways announces a travel agent incentive promotion. Travel agents can earn an extra $100 for every First or Business Class roundtrip ticket booked from Los Angeles to Melbourne and back. The promotion runs from February 19 through April 30, 2001 and applies to flights QF100/QF101 only. Within the same time period, travel agents that book Economy class roundtrip tickets between ...
|February 14, 2001
Sedona's Special Offer For Travel Trade Professionals
Travel professionals of the travel trade can now enjoy special rates when they stay at two of Sedona's properties; Sedona Hotel Yangon, Myanmar and The Crescent on Bayswater, Sydney Australia. Valid till 31 December 2001, travel professionals can now experience Sedona's hospitality with a deluxe room at Sedona Hotel Yangon at US$50 nett per night and a standard room at The Crescent of Bayswater at AUD$121 nett per night. Rates are based on single or double occupancy and are inclusive of dail...
|January 24, 2001
TravelHacker.com and Unicard Announce Internet Supplier Agreement
TravelHacker.com, a digest for over 1700 travel agents, and Unicard.com, Inc. announced an agreement today that will enable their travel agent subscribers to enroll with Unicard directly on the TravelHacker.com website. By enrolling with Unicard the agent will be able to receive industry-leading commission with Commission Protection. "We are pleased to endorse Unicard.com which provides the most comprehensive travel insurance in the industry," said Thomas Speight a.k.a. "The Travel Hacker" Mo...
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