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Month: November 2017

Industry Appointments 30 Nov 17

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 Bunnik Tours has announced the appointment of Lachlan Burnet, Walter Delorie and Lisa Hunt to the roles of Business Development Managers. The three new BDMs will be responsible for developing trade relationships in NSW/ACT and Vic/Tas. Vera Lett has commenced her new position as Commercial Director at Tour Partner Group. Based in London, Lett will work the four Tour Partner Group brands...

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Window Seat 30 Nov 17

EVEN someone as well-travelled as Santa can encounter cultural difficulties while roaming the globe, as Air New Zealand has demonstrated in its latest video. The carrier’s new seasonal screen missive pokes fun at the Kiwi accent with a tale of Santa trying to decipher requests from New Zealand kiddies. Items like biscuitballs (basketballs), puggy banks (piggy banks), bug screen TVs (big screen TVs) and magic trucks (magic tricks) have the old fella stumped until helpers in the form of Air NZ cabin crew provide translation services. The airline will be giving away some of Santa’s misunderstood toys via social media in Dec. CLUCK HERE for a look. The post Window Seat 30 Nov 17 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Waving the flag for Finland!

FINNAIR yesterday hosted an event in Sydney as the first stage of celebrations of the centenary of Finnish independence. Finland became a separate nation on 06 Dec 1917, and is going from strength to strength – just like its national carrier. Finnair regional manager Geoff Stone told attendees the airline was in the strongest ever growth phase of its 94 year history, with new aircraft, new routes and a heavy focus on Asia. AY currently has 11 Airbus A350s, with a further eight on order for delivery by 2023. In 2018 the carrier will open its seventh destination in...

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Samoa ignites agents

LAST week Samoa played host to members of the My Samoa and My Cruise teams, which form part of the Ignite Travel Group. Staff from Ignite’s product and marketing teams explored the islands of Upolu and Savai’i, visiting attractions including the Samoa Cultural Village, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Museum, the Piula Cave Pools, To Sua Ocean Trench, Saleaula Lava Fields and Afu Aau Waterfall, and they even swam with turtles. Speaking to Travel Daily in Samoa this week, Samoa Tourism Authority Australia marketing and sales representative Fasitau Ula said having the team from Ignite sample the destination firsthand was key...

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Agents meet Baraka in Kenya

SIX Flight Centre Travel Group agents were given the chance to sample Kenya’s abundant wildlife and adventure on one of Bench Africa’s most popular itineraries, the Kenya Highlight. The tour included visits to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Samburu and Lake Nakuru National Park. On the trip, participants even had an opportunity to get up close and personal with an adult black rhino named Baraka. Baraka (pictured) became the rhino ambassador at Ol Pejeta Conservancy when he went blind and had to be taken in. Agents had an enriching cultural experience at a Maasai village and also witnessed a...

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