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Month: January 2018

Window Seat 16 Jan 18

IT TYPICALLY doesn’t pay to have your mind in the gutter when trying to think of the next big tourist idea, however it may have just worked for Tokyo’s sewerage industry. Manholes across the Japanese city have been decorated with colourful artworks in the pursuit of increased tourism. The ‘manholer’ subculture has even spawned an annual Manhole Summit where enthusiasts trade pics & discuss “cover bonsai”, the plant growth around the manholes. The post Window Seat 16 Jan 18 appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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Golden age to cruise for Travellers Choice

A SELECTION of fortunate Travellers Choice agents were recently selected by Princess Cruises to enjoy a voyage along Australia’s east coast. The agents were first taken for a guided tour through Carnival Australia’s new Sydney HQ before being ushered aboard the stylish Golden Princess. The ship set sail from Sydney to Melbourne, allowing the group to sample a few of the delights cruising has to offer during the brief jaunt on the open seas. Travellers Choice’s general manager of marketing Robyn Mitchell believes the experience will help agents better understand and sell cruise offerings over the next year. “Princess...

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SQ agency head

SINGAPORE Airlines has named Shahreen Goodrick as its national agency sales manager for the Australian market. The position will see Goodrick tasked with driving SQ’s national sales strategy, including further bolstering relationships with the wider travel agent community. Based in Sydney, she will also oversee Singapore Airlines’ sales force efforts in NSW and the ACT. Goodrick was most recently SQ’s manager of marketing and alliances New Zealand, a role she has held for the past three years. The post SQ agency head appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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ANTO relocation

THE Austrian National Tourist Office has relocated its Sydney CBD presence to new premises in Mosman on the North Shore. ANTO’s new address is Suite 14, 235 Spit Road, Mosman NSW 2088, with the organisation’s local phone number (02) 9299 3621. The post ANTO relocation appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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TC planning sale

TRAVEL Counsellors is reportedly planning a sale or public float which could raise up to 200 million (A$346m) for the group’s private equity owners. The Sunday Times says the UK-based company has appointed the investment bank Rothschild “to sell, float or refinance the business”, attributing the news to “city sources” in London. “Travel Counsellors had revenue of 188m in 2016, meaning it would be worth between 150m and 200m in a sale,” the newspaper says. The home-based agency group is owned by private equity firm Equistone and has about 1,700 agents in several countries, with its largest portion in the UK. Its Australian division has about 140 members and last year outlined ambitions to increase its base to between 250 and 300 agents (TD 05 Jun). Travel Counsellors was unable to comment by time of publication. The post TC planning sale appeared first on Travel Daily. Source: Travel...

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