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Month: April 2018

Entire Travel, CIT merge

WHOLESALE brands Entire Travel Group & CIT Holidays today revealed they will merge at the end of the financial year, creating a travel powerhouse specialising in Europe, North America and the Pacific (TD breaking news). Italian travel specialist CIT Holidays, established in 1971, was acquired by Adventure World founder Peter Newsom and Alpin Group three years ago. Since then, CIT has bolstered its focus to include Switzerland, while last year it acquired Canada & Alaska Specialist Holidays. Headed by md Brad McDonnell, Entire Travel Group’s existing stable of brands consists of French Travel Connection, Tahiti Travel Connection, Spain &...

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AccorHotels Ctrip alliance

ACCORHOTELS has signed a major new Memorandum of Understanding with Chinese OTA Ctrip, which will include a “flagship” online store for AccorHotels properties. The agreement will also see AccorHotels properties more prominently featured by Ctrip, along with joint development of loyalty programs and cooperation on IT. Ctrip has more than 300 million registered users, with the deal said to allow the OTA’s clientele to “access and enjoy personalised experiences from AccorHotels’ global brand portfolio” which comprises 4,300 hotels and 10,000 homes in 100 countries. “The MoU is a milestone for both companies to embark on a deeper cooperation which...

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Evergreen combo success

MORE than a dozen new cruise/tour combo itineraries in Europe have been introduced by Evergreen Cruises and Tours as part of the Australian company’s river cruising program for 2019. The range builds on the success of Evergreen’s eight-day voyages on European waters using its ‘Star-Ships’ in France and Portugal that enable back-to-back packaging of sailings on one river to another. Through the addition of a luxury yacht in Croatia (TD 07 Mar) & an extended range of sailings in Russia – both of which are charters – Evergreen has ramped up its combinations by 16. Options include a 15-day...

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VA gigantic promo

VIRGIN Australia is once again reminding agents of its “Gigantic Giveaway” for the top 35 agents with the highest ticketed revenue between 03 Apr-01 May – see the cover wrap for full details. Source: Travel...

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iVenture in Athens

IVENTURE Card has expanded its reach with the debut of a new iVenture Card Athens, providing entry to 40 sites in the Greek city at up to 50% off walk-up prices. There are three options offered – a flexi, unlimited and museum pass – CLICK HERE for details. Source: Travel...

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