WELCOME to Industry Appointments, Travel Daily’s Thursday feature which has the latest job appointments from across the industry. If you have just appointed someone to a new position and would like to update the industry email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tourism & Events Queensland has appointed former Virgin Australia ceo Brett Godfrey as chairman. Godfrey has more than 25 years’ industry experience and has numerous tourism assets nationally. Leon Thomson has been named Executive Assistant Manager – Sales & Marketing for Marriott International’s Fiji Complex. He brings 28 years’ sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry to the role. The Latin...Read More
Month: September 2017
ALL is not lost for aspiring suitors who missed out on winning the heart of Bachelor charmer Matty J. The formerly eligible Queenslander might be off the market in TV land, but he’s still ripe for the taking in an augmented reality sense thanks to the wax masters at Madame Tussauds Sydney. From next month, the attraction will offer a state-of-the-art augmented reality experience in which visitors can take a seat with Matty J, interact, take home a photo and even steal a kiss. We just hope everyone leaves with their dignity intact. The post Window Seat 28 Sep 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...Read More
RENOWNED French cabaret production Crazy Horse Paris strode its way into Sydney for the premiere opening at the State Theatre overnight. Located in Paris on the famous Avenue George V, Crazy Horse Paris has been synonymous with the City of Light’s glamorous night life since 1951. Last night, travel industry guests were hosted by Atout France director Patrick Benhamou as performers including Diva Novita, Hippy Bang-Bang, Lolita Kiss-Curl and Bambi Splish-Splash enthralled the audience with 90mins of creative & risqu dance acts set to musical scores and light displays. Speaking with Travel Daily at the show, Benhamou said the...Read More
A SURGE in domestic travel spending has given AAT Kings high hopes for its 2018/19 Australia touring program, launched last night at a trade event in Sydney. “We move over 470,000 passengers a year and that’s growing really fast,” said managing director Hans Belle. The newly released Australia brochure features new itineraries in Victoria and New Zealand (TD 18 Sep) and will be followed in about a month by the Inspiring Journeys brochure, which features small group itineraries. “We see a significant amount of demand, particularly in the international market but also the domestic market, around our Inspiring Journeys...Read More
INSIDER Journeys recently took a group of agents on an eight-night trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Agents had the chance to enjoy Saigon as well as the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam. The group saw Cambodia with a cruise on the Mekong River with Heritage Lines. Pictured is the group of agents on their trip to Asia: Lara Worthy, Balgownie World Travel; Lauren Bloch, Helloworld Travel Merimbula; Antoinette Stokell, Helloworld Travel Morwell; Mandy Finlayson, WOW Travel; Olivia Glover, Helloworld Travel Ringwood; Kristy Fyfe, Insider Journeys; Ruby Smith, Phil Hoffmann Travel Glenelg; Beth Sternbeck, Helloworld Travel Green Hills; Helen Kiloh,...Read More
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- Ahead of Thanksgiving in the US this week, tourism representative Gate 7 gathered the travel industry together as a thank you and to mark a successful year for the firm.
- Travellers Choice welcomed a record crowd for its 40th anniversary conference in Perth on the weekend, with more than 160 travel agents uniting around a theme of “20/20 Vision”.