Trafalgar has announced that for the very first ti

first_imgTrafalgar has announced that for the very first time this year’s Acclaim Achievers trip will take its top performing agency partners to experience the sights and sounds of South America. With 40 spots up for grabs, every client booked on a 2017 Trafalgar or CostSaver trip will get agents closer to securing one of these highly sought after places.“There’s nowhere in the world quite like South America and we’re extremely excited to be able to take our top achieving agent partners to this vibrant continent,” said MD Matthew Cameron-Smith.“This is our opportunity to showcase the hottest continent with the coolest Trafalgar differences to our valued agents.”To secure a seat on Trafalgar’s 2017 South America Acclaim Achievers trip:Agents will receive one point for every guest booked on a 2017 guided holiday between now and 31 May 2017The 30 agents with the most points will secure a space on this exclusive trip of a lifetimeAn additional 10 agents who show loyalty, support and growth over the qualifying period, will be selected through a wildcard draw held by Trafalgar sales managersAn additional spot will be reserved for the top selling agency of South American trips for 2017, during the qualifying periodKeep your eyes on the post to see if you’re in the running! The top agencies will receive a starter pack for their place on this trip – each month a new piece of a cocktail kit will be sent to those in the running to celebrate their progress. South AmericaTrafalgarTravel agentslast_img read more

Best Western International has announced it has ta

first_imgBest Western International has announced it has taken over day-to-day management of the brand in Australia and New Zealand, and will operate a Property Direct Relationship (PDR) with member properties in Australia and New Zealand, all of which are independently owned and operated.The company says its experience in other markets demonstrates that moving to a PDR structure results in better communications and enhanced service levels for guests and ” …will enable us to better compete in a rapidly evolving and increasingly complex marketplace.”“Best Western International is committed to ensuring that all member hotels in Australia and New Zealand have the same experience.“The goal is to have a more cost-efficient and effective organisation which unifies and leverages the existing staff in Australasia with the Best Western global team to drive superior revenue and service for Best Western branded hotels.”Best Western International says it is focused on ensuring a smooth transition so that revenue delivery and support for member properties is enhanced and not compromised.There are currently 115 hotels, apartments and resorts operating under the Best Western brand in Australia and New Zealand. Best Westernhotelslast_img read more

Captain Cook Cruises Fiji has released new wedding

first_imgCaptain Cook Cruises Fiji has released new wedding packages – with the choice of being married onboard MV Reef Endeavour with the sun setting in the background, or on any deserted white sandy beach or in any authentic Fijian village or magnificent location visited throughout the 3, 4, 7 or 11 night cruise.Wedding packages include a dedicated wedding planner to finalise the wedding licence and ensure the wedding is perfect; a marriage ceremony performed by a celebrant; a Fijian singer and guitarist accompaniment; Bride’s teardrop/trailing orchid bouquet; Groom’s buttonhole flower; box of petals; bottle of sparkling wine; wedding cake and Marriage Certificate. A photography package is an optional extra. The Captain Cook Cruises Fiji Weddings package is priced at AUD$999 per couple and Reef Endeavour cruise fares for a three-night Yasawa Cruise start from AUD$1276 per person. Wedding packages are valid for sale and travel until 31 March 2020.This package also offers the option to marry pre-cruise onboard luxurious catamaran, Fiji One or tall ship Ra Marama.Cruise up to seven nights with 15 or more family and friends and receive a wedding package for half price, or bring 30 guests or more and the bride cruises for free. Captain Cook Cruisescruisefijihoneymoonspackagesromanceweddings Tivua Island Wedding packageBe married in front of family and friends and then honeymoon on the MV Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises Fiji’s seven-hour Tivua Island Wedding package including a wedding ceremony and reception in absolute paradise.The fairytale begins as soon as the bride and groom and their guests set sail from Port Denarau on the magnificent tall ship Ra Marama or the luxurious sleek sailing catamaran Fiji One to Tivua Island.Romance is intrinsic to the spirit of Tivua and on arrival at the island, the groom and guests make their way to where the ocean meets the sand. Here their tropical beach wedding is waiting. The bride is whisked away to a private bure to prepare for the wedding ceremony.The ceremony will be one to be remembered as the bride walks down the aisle to the sounds of a beautiful Fijian singer and guitar accompaniment, before exchanging vows as the sun sets over the sparkling ocean.Celebrate becoming husband and wife over a tropical Island buffet meal, delicious wedding cake and a three-hour beverage package including house beer/wine and soft drinks, before sailing back to Port Denarau.The seven-hour Tivua Island Wedding Package is priced at AUD$187 per person based on a minimum of 30 guests and includes a 90 minute cruise to Tivua Island from Port Denarau on either tall ship Ra Marama, Spirit Of Pacific or sailing Catamaran “Fiji One”; a dedicated wedding planner to ensure the day is perfect and finalise the wedding license; use of a Bure on Tivua Island for the Bride to prepare; a Marriage Ceremony performed by a celebrant on the tropical beach setting of Tivua with a Fijian singer and guitarist accompaniment; bride’s teardrop/trailing orchid bouquet; Groom’s buttonhole flower; box of petals; bottle of sparkling wine; wedding cake; marriage certificate; three 3-hour beverage package including house beer/wine and soft drinks and a tropical Island buffet meal with tea and coffee.For weddings on Tivua Island of 50 guests or more the bride receives half price on a three, four or seven-night cruise honeymoon aboard the Reef Endeavour and for weddings of 80 guests or more the bride’s honeymoon cruise is free.The Tivua Island wedding Package is valid for sale and travel until 31 March 2020.Honeymoon Romance PackageHoneymooners can also add extra spice to their honeymoon onboard the MV Reef Endeavour with Captain Cook Cruises Honeymoon Romance Package priced at AUD$99 per couple plus cruise fare and including a private dinner for two under the stars on the top deck, a bottle of sparkling wine, couple Sulus in room on arrival, a 15-minute Senikai foot ritual each and a couples Nama Facial Gift Pack. For more high res images: read more