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  • 1. ISSN 1834-3058 Refer A FRIEND to TMS and receive $100 voucher * must have travel industry experience Contact us on Friday 27th May 2011 02 9231 6444 www.lufthansaexperts.com BNE MEL PER SYD BKK HKG SHA SINEtihad to Seychelles Non-sporting Virgin ABU Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Amadeus targets rail sectors VIRGIN Australia has changedis to launch a four times weekly NEW GDS integration between back office integration for rail. its policy for the carriage ofservice between Abu Dhabi and Rail Plus and Amadeus launched “We are very proud to be able sporting goods, with guests whoMahe in the Republic of the in Sydney yesterday is a first for to offer our travel agency have prepaid for checked baggageSeychelles, from 01 Nov. the Australian market, and partners an opportunity to truly or who have baggage included in EY ceo James Hogan said he signals a significant focus by the set themselves apart,” she said. their fare or Velocity status nowexpected the destination to be technology firm on the strong Vahakoski said Amadeus was required to pay excess baggage“hugely popular” among premium growth in global rail bookings. working hard on rail across the fees if they exceed the allowance.leisure travellers, particularly The new system adds a ‘rail’ tab globe, with 100 staff dedicated to Sporting equipment includesthose from Europe, following the to the Amadeus selling platform, the sector and the Amadeus IT bikes, golf clubs, skis, surfboardsrecent Royal honeymoon. which give agents instant access business also providing systems as well as cricket or tennis bags. The Seychelles will become EY’s to the Rail Plus trade website. for more than 100 rail companies Virgin said the new policy68th destination. Once bookings for the rail worldwide - including Queensland “aligns with industry standards”. sectors are done, returning to the Rail and Countrylink in Australia. main Amadeus screen shows the Rail Plus md David Stafford told Perth 2011 ISAF rail content automatically added TD the move was very significant to the passenger PNR. for the company, saying he Sailing World Amadeus md Sari Vahakoski expected it to result in growth Championships said the move would provide significant efficiencies for agents, particularly in the GDS-focused corporate market in Australia. enabling them to easily add rail More from yesterday’s launch bookings, reduce the likelihood event on page five. of errors and provide simpler Six pages of news Jetset Travelworld jobs Travel Daily today has six pages of news and photos, JETSET Travelworld Group is plus full pages from: (click) today advertising a number of • AA Appointments job vacancies, including two Travel • Territory Discoveries Indochina BDMs, QBT travel • Star Cruises Superstar Libra consultant roles and marketing • Star Cruises Superstar Virgo execs for the Jetset Travelworld • JTG jobs network - see last page. View our great membership packages. Flyer out now!Website: www.traveldaily.com.au | Phone: 1300 799 220 | Fax: 1300 799 221 | Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Page 1
  • 2. Call 1300 inPlace Or (02) 9278 5100 Aircalin introduces BDM - New South Wales ‘Choose Day’ Full or part time opportunity HAVE THE SUMMER OFF each year From 12 July we fly to Nouméa Meditteranean & Middle East product click every day, including Tuesday. Salary to $55K pro rata + super here for details contact: ben@inplacerecruitment.com.au Friday 27th May 2011 ANA 787 flight testingPrincess bon voyage MORE than 900 passengers will Outbound travel to surge BOEING and All Nippon Airwayssail the full itinerary of this year’s THE Tourism Forecasting The TFC yesterday released its have announced plans to beginDawn Princess world cruise Committee (TFC) says that latest predictions, revising test commercial services in Japanwhich departed Sydney yesterday. conditions are expected to outbound growth forecasts up to and Asia using the state-of-the- The 104-night trip will visit 43 “remain particularly favourable 10% for 2011 and 6% in 2012 to art 787 Dreamliner in Jul.destinations in 30 countries, for outbound travel” in Australia an expected total of about 8.3m The ‘service ready operationalreturning to Australia in Sep, with this year, with strong demand outbound travellers next year. validation’ flights will take placePrincess Cruises exec vp Jan supported by the A$, expanding In contrast the TFC painted a between Tokyo Haneda andSwartz saying over 66% of those Asia-Pacific seat capacity and the gloomy picture for the domestic Osaka, Okayama and Hiroshima,on board were past Princess pax. robust Australian economy. market, with previous 0.6% from 04 Jul using Boeing’s second domestic growth expectations test aircraft dubbed ZA002. now revised to a 0.3% drop due to ANA has 55 Dreamliner aircraft the combined effect of national on order with the manufacturer manager, travel industry sales disasters, restrained consumer and the carrier’s ceo, Shinichiro Sydney based. spending and the strong A$. Ito says the trials will “ensure a The Virgin Australia Group is again changing the face of The industry has reacted smoother entry into service later Australian Aviation during 2011 with our Game Change Program quickly to the figures, with the this year”, around Aug/Sep. doing for corporate travellers what we did for leisure travellers TTF urging immediate action on “We’ve put the airplane ten years ago. This is a unique opportunity to play an integral taxes and visas (TD yesterday) through its paces in a rigorous role in shaping the evolution of this iconic brand and to become while ATEC said the report flight test program,” said 787 a part of this dynamic company that understand that people are its greatest asset. highlighted the importance of project GM, Scott Fancher. focusing on the Chinese and As the Manager, Travel Industry Sales your focus will be in Indian markets, with predictions providing strategic leadership and direction. Key accountabilities that arrivals from China will surge Star A380s to Europe will include optimising revenue generation and service levels through industry channels. The role will demand excellent 26% during 2011. competing with QF, EK leadership skills to coach and mentor a geographically dispersed The TFC is also predicting much LUFTHANSA and Singapore team within Australia. Your proven ability to drive growth and lower visitation from Japan this exceed targets in a dynamic working environment is a must. Airlines are pitching themselves year due to the Mar earthquake. against Qantas and Emirates as You will have significant experience in a managerial role in another option for travellers which you were accountable for delivering key outcomes. You will have a proven ability to quickly build and maintain strong DJ domestic pax drop wanting to fly on Airbus A380 relationships with key contacts at senior levels and to identify VIRGIN Australia passenger superjumbos from Australia to and build relationships with third party suppliers & customers. numbers during Apr fell 2.1% European destinations. This role is varied and challenging, so planning and organising, compared to last year, according The Star Alliance partners are initiative, and attention to detail will be paramount. It goes to figures released this morning. selling the benefits of the soon to without saying that you will have extensive sales experience, International pax numbers were start Lufthansa A380 services preferably in the aviation industry, have a track record of also down by 19.2% due to the between Frankfurt and Singapore aggressively growing market share, and developing your people which launch in Oct (TD 20 May). pullout of Pacific Blue from the to create a culture of success. NZ domestic market. “Travellers already love to To apply visit our website virginaustralia.com/careers DJ’s domestic revenue load connect via this world class hub, Applications close Sunday 5 June 2011 factor was 81.2% during the but the new service with LH’s month, up 1.7 points,while the flagship will make a journey to now you’re flying international load factor was up 3 Europe even more attractive,” points to 78% overall. said LH GM Australia, Kai Peters. a complimentary limousine to the airport. and the service continues between sydney and perth. Fly our new Business class in our fully appointed Airbus A330 Coast to Coast service between Sydney and Perth, and you’ll enjoy complimentary limousine transfers on arrival and departure in Sydney. And an upgrade to Gold Velocity membership if you fly return, a second time before 15 July 2011. For full terms and conditions or to find out more, just visit us at virginaustralia.com or contact your Virgin Australia account manager. now you’re flyingWebsite: www.traveldaily.com.au | Phone: 1300 799 220 | Fax: 1300 799 221 | Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Page 2
  • 3. Friday 27th May 2011 ASP plane graveyard Oz Japan no’s dip 65% AUSSIE plane spotters will be in THE number of Aussie travellers Window on location in heaven at the news of an agreement to create the first heading to Japan plummeted by nearly two-thirds in Apr compared Seat aircraft storage facility outside of to the same time last year. DFAT is likely to have to reissue Perth the USA, at Alice Springs. According to preliminary Japan its travel advisory for Denmark, Today TD has ventured west, NT Airports has signed a deal National Tourism Organisation after health officials there with a series of WA activities with Asia Pacific Aircraft Storage, figures, just 6,500 Australians started enforcing a ban on the courtesy of the Perth which plans a 110 hectare site visited Japan last month. importation of Vegemite. Convention Bureau following opposite the main ASP terminal But the local figure is 3 And Aussie travellers wanting yesterday’s Virgin Australia to offer long or short-term plane percentage points more than the a taste of home in Copenhagen A330 Sydney-Perth inaugural. parking as well as recycling and combined international average. will try in vain to get their handsGUESTS who flew to Perth on decommissioning of aircraft. The 11 Mar earthquake and on a jar of the spread, becauseVirgin Australia’s new business The company said it chose Alice tsunami has seen unprecedented shops are no longer able to sellclass A330 yesterday (see page Springs because of its dry climate slumps in arrivals to Japan from it due to a prohibition on foods4) are now enjoying the delights and existing infrastructure, as some markets, including Hong fortified with extra vitamins.of the WA capital, staying at the well as potential for growth. Kong, Singapore and Thailand The move also applies toInterContinental Hotel. Demand for aircraft storage and which are down 87.6%, 82.6% Marmite, Ovaltine and Horlick’s. A whirlwind itinerary includes decommissioning is expected to and 78.3% respectively.visits to some of the city’s top TOURISM officials in Bulgaria surge with the arrival of neweateries including Fraser’s have created a unique aircraft types in coming years. Excite group growthRestaurant in King’s Park, the underwater attraction, byLittle Creatures Brewing Co and EXCITE Holidays has reported a deliberately submerging anthe Old Brewery function centre. Delta fares to the UK 72% growth in group bookings in aircraft operated by former Today we are also taking in the DELTA Air Lines has economy the past three months, fuelled by Communist ruler Todor Zhivkov.WA Maritime Museum in the strength of the Aussie dollar fares to London or Manchester ex The Tupolev-154 hasn’t flownFremantle before a leisurely and the range of deals on offer, SYD, operating via the USA, since 1999, and was this weekSwan River Captain Cook Cruises says MD George Papaioannou. priced from $3,356, including two scuttled (see pic below) at avoyage back to the city. free stopovers in Los Angeles. Europe, the USA, Hong Kong, depth of about 22m in waters Singapore and Dubai are some of about 700m from the shore of the most popular destinations. the Black Sea city of Varna. SENIOR TRAVEL It’s expected to create an SPECIALIST APT appoint Vic BDM artificial reef popular with APT has bolstered its Victoria divers, and is already attracting based sales team, appointing Jill significant interest from around We are a boutique travel agency in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges on Lance as Business Development the world. Melbourne’s Eastern fringe. We pride ourselves on personalised The dictator’s former assets relationships with all of our clients, offering a strong commitment to making Manager Victoria & Tasmania. National Sales Manager Susan have also found other tourism the whole travel experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible and we are looking for a talented & professional travel specialist to join our Haberle says the appointment applications, with his private team. “reinforces APT’s commitment to yacht now used for cruises To succeed in this position you will: its vital trade partnerships.” along the Danube river. • Be passionate about providing excellent customer service • Have a minimum of 3 years retail travel experience • Have a proven ability to work under pressure Glory Boston bound • Have excellent communication skills CARNIVAL Cruise Lines is to This role offers a negotiable salary and benefits. Sabre & Tramada are offer a series of four- and five- preferred. day voyages to Canada ex Boston If you believe that you are the right person for this position, aboard Carnival Glory between please send your CV with a covering letter to: 10 Jun-26 Jul in 2012, prior to jwatson@travelscenemonbulk.com.au repositioning to New York in Aug. Heading for a watery grave....Website: www.traveldaily.com.au | Phone: 1300 799 220 | Fax: 1300 799 221 | Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Page 3
  • 4. Fly the Shortcut to Europe from $1807* Visit us at www.finnair.com or call 1300 798 188. Friday 27th May 2011 *Economy class fare, conditions apply.DFAT Schengen advice Very lucky rail pass Minding Virgin Australia’s business THE Dept of Foreign Affairs & INTERNATIONAL Rail isTrade is reminding pax heading promoting its seven day Japanfor European countries bound by Rail Pass which costs thethe Schengen Convention to auspicious price of $333.ensure they attain any necessary MD Jonathan Hume said agentsentry stamps at the border. had confirmed that consumer Failure to do so “could result in interest in Japan was starting toa fine or create difficulties during rebound, with great airline dealssubsequent encounters with local also set to drive demand.police or other authorities,” the More info 1300 387 245.Smartraveller site advises. Austria, Belgium, the CzechRepublic, Denmark, Estonia, Blue Water bargainFinland, France, Germany, Greece, VISITORS to Port Stephens canHungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, take advantage of special winterLithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, pricing on Blue Water Sailing’sThe Netherlands, Norway, Poland, ‘Champagne on Ice’ voyage nowPortugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, priced at $49 per person. ABOVE: Well it certainly looks newspapers.Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland A minimum six passengers are comfortable! The daily service is scheduledare all countries in the Schengen required for each sailing - for info Virgin Australia gm global sales to depart Sydney at 8am and turnConvention. see bluewatersailing.com.au. Justin Montgomery was clearly around in Perth to leave at 1pm, enjoying himself in the business providing a convenient schedule class cabin of the airline’s new for both corporate and leisure new opportunity! A330 service yesterday. Montgomery and Virgin Australia Group Executive Commercial, Liz guests, Savage explained. “From July we will operate a three times daily service, Savage (pictured), were among providing a total of more than the 27 up-the-front passengers - 33,000 seats each week between customer service including Travel Daily - to give the product a thorough workout Sydney and Perth,” she said. And a further two A330 aircraft representatives on the inaugural Sydney-Perth flight which arrived shortly after are planned to be rolled out in 2012 to fly across Australia, • Opportunity to sell a great product; 11am Perth time. although “no routes have been • Work as a part of a fun and enthusiastic Customer The introduction of the business announced yet”. Service team; class product marks a “new era” MEANWHILE Savage also for the group, Savage told TD, with confirmed that the carrier will • Good personal and professional growth prospects; the offering providing premium have business class on enough of Cover-More is Australia’s largest Travel Insurance guests with a choice in Australia its 737 aircraft to be able to offer provider. We are a people focused global organisation for the first time in 10 years. the service on a “significant that recognises individual and team efforts. Yesterday’s flight was the latest amount” of its domestic flights Our continued growth means we are looking for step in the evolution of Virgin by the end of 2011. enthusiastic and experienced Customer Service Australia which plans to start The first 737 with the new rolling out business class right livery and narrow-body product Representative to join the team, based in our North across its domestic fleet this year. was unveiled at Sydney Airport Sydney office. The ideal person has previous contact The A330 aircraft which flew the earlier this month (TD 03 May), centre/travel agency experience. sector yesterday is named ‘Cable with further aircraft to be Motivated candidates are asked to send their Beach’ and has been designed by delivered before 737s already applications, including a brief resume, to; Creative Director Hans Hulsbosch. operating are taken out of service email: kburke@covermore.com.au Comfy leather seats have a for a refit. pitch of up to 62 inches (1.57m), “We are bringing competition closing date: 27th May 2011 and personal entertainment back into the domestic market,” screens, while the business class Savage said, with demand for the cabin also has dedicated new business product “building washroom facilities, and more in line with our expectations”. carry-on baggage storage. TO see all the features of the Other onboard comforts new A330 business class cabin include Bvlgari amenity kits, view the photo gallery online at pillows and blankets, and daily traveldaily.com.au/photos.Website: www.traveldaily.com.au | Phone: 1300 799 220 | Fax: 1300 799 221 | Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Page 4
  • 5. NORFOLK ISLAND 50% OFF NORFOLK AIR WINTER FARES Book before 11 June for travel to 31 August Call: 1800 612 960 Friday 27th May 2011 or www.norfolkair.com EY Diamond chefs Int’l traffic soars 10%Amadeus just the (rail) ticket DIAMOND First Class pax on OVER 2.3m more people flew Etihad Airways will have ‘five-star internationally on scheduled restaurant style service in the flights from Australia in 2010 sky’ when the carrier introduces than the year prior, according to inflight qualified international govt statistics released today. chefs from Oct this year. 26.792 million people flew The chefs will be able to design overseas last year, a 9.8% year on dishes based on passenger tastes year increase. and they’ll also assist with menu During 2010, 7.5% more seats development at airport lounges. were made available for a total of 35.602 million, and seat utilisation (load factor) also showed signs of Travelport slams AA improvement, up 1.4 percentage TRAVELPORT says legal action points on 2009 to 76.2%. launched by American Airlines against the GDS firm is simply a WIN TICKETS TO bullying ploy in the lead-up to SEE “JERSEY BOYS” upcoming contract negotiations. ABOVE: TravelManagers was more customer satisfaction. Congratulations to Donna In a 31-page submission to a USone of the agency partners at Scotney, who’s pictured above Sheehan from Cronulla Travel court, Travelport downplayed who was yesterday’s lucky winner.yesterday’s Amadeus/Rail Plus left with David Stafford of Rail claims by AA that it’s trying tolaunch (see p1), with gm Mandy Plus and Amadeus md Sari Travel Daily has teamed up stick up for consumers, insteadScotney telling attendees she Vahakoski, said the new system with Qantas Holidays this week saying it’s “an opportunistic and is giving five lucky travelbelieves the enhancement will provided agents with a more lawsuit brought by a large and consultants the chance to win agive the group a competitive efficient rail booking solution as powerful company seeking to double pass to see “JERSEYadvantage as well as providing well as reducing the possibility of enhance its already substantial BOYS” in Sydney. errors because of its integration commercial bargaining leverage”. JERSEY BOYS, the story of Celebrate Travel with the GDS PNR. Frankie Valli and the Four During the presentation Seasons is now playing at the Daily’s new website Stafford also highlighted the Maasdam Excellence Theatre Royal, Sydney until 2 by entering to WIN many advantages of rail - upgrade complete October 2011. Book your a trip for two to particularly for UK travel because Qantas Holidays package today! HOLLAND America Line’s ms it enabled passengers to bypass For your chance to win a double Abu Dhabi the extortionate taxes and long Maasdam has become the fifth pass to JERSEY BOYS, simply vessel in the cruiseline’s fleet to Click here for details queues at London Heathrow. be the first retail consultant to complete its multimillion-dollar send in the correct answer to He said that a trip to the UK Signature of Excellence upgrade. the daily question below to: involving a flight to Brussels and During its dry-dock, Maasdam jerseyboys@traveldaily.com.au then a high speed rail transfer to had 29 new Lanai Staterooms Europe via Brussels provided What are the two ticket added and 16 Verandah Suite, signigficant savings in both cost types Qantas Holidays is Outside and Inside category and convenience for passengers. selling for JERSEY BOYS? staterooms converted into Spa MEANWHILE Rail Plus sales Staterooms. manager Greg McCallum Other facilities include an Italian foreshadowed the imminent eatery, Canaletto, the Showroom launch of new fully electronic rail at Sea, and the ship’s piano bar ticketing for some European and casino bar were transformed trains including Eurostar, TGV and into a lounge called Mix. Thalys high speed services. This enhancement is expected to be launched in the next four Hard Rock Megapolis weeks, and will allow travellers HARD Rock International will from Australia to download an open its first Latin America hotel electronic “boarding pass” which in Panama City by Dec this year. is simply scanned once they’re on The 1,499 room Hard Rock the train, meaning no necessity Hotel Panama Megapolis will for vouchers or even check-in. open adjacent to the Megapolis Click here for terms & conditions More pics from yesterday’s event Convention Center, Multicentro Travel Daily Travelnews Daily First with the news at traveldaily.com.au/photos. Mall and existing Hard Rock Cafe. First with theWebsite: www.traveldaily.com.au | Phone: 1300 799 220 | Fax: 1300 799 221 | Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Page 5
  • 6. QTIC tourism booklet THE Queensland Tourism Consolidated Beijing famil Industry Council has partnered with industry representatives and the Dept of Environment and Friday 27th May 2011 Resource Management over the past 12 years to release a guideGrand joins Summit on Tourism in Protected Areas. QTIC ce Daniel Gschwind said PREFERRED Hotel Group has the 12-page booklet addressessigned its second hotel in “very important and longstandingYokohama, Japan to the Summit issues” for tourism businessesHotels & Resorts brand, the 251- conducting tours in national parks.room Hotel New Grand. TIPA sets out six main objectives covering sustainable nature-basedExtra Eurostar links tourism projects. EUROSTAR says it will add extra Gschwind said one of the keycapacity between London and features of TIPA is the abilitiy forParis today and on Sat to cater for tour operators to change fromincreased demand due to ash three year permits to 15 years. See http://bit.ly/l8KN8e. ABOVE: Consolidated Travel in Tiananmen Square.cloud related flight disruptions. conjunction with Air China and Pictured here outside the Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts Forbidden City, back row from WIN A HOLIDAY TO HAWAII recently took a group of travel agents to Beijing on a 6-day famil left are: Dale Goulding, Deep Powder Tours; Grace Wong, During May, Travel Daily is giving one lucky reader and their partner the Daily staying at The China World Hotel Granny Mays Travel; Kevin Low, chance to win a fantastic five-night holiday to Hawaii, courtesy of Beijing & Shangri La Hotel Beijing. Onda Travel; Jum Mu, Air China; Haw ourism Haw ism, Hawai’i Tourism Hawaiian Airlines and The Waikiki EDITION EDITION. The group had the opportunity Michael Thomson, Shangri La This amazing prize includes two return economy airfares to Honolulu to experience the fantastic Hotel Group Sydney; Sonya from Sydney with Hawaiian Airlines, five nights accommodation at The cuisine on offer at the exclusive Mathew, Renaissance Tours; and Waikiki EDITION and return airport transfers for two people with Lei Kerry Centre Hotel and they were William Huang, Consolidated Greeting. taken on sightseeing tours to visit Travel Group. some of China’s greatest ancient Front row: Kristie Wong, Aihua Each day Travel Daily will ask a Hawaii-related question – just read the Daily engineering projects, including International Travel; Nancy Tin, issue and email us your answer. At the end of the month the subscriber The Great Wall, The Forbidden Trans Global Travel; and Julian with the most correct entries and the most creative response to the City as well as the more modern Miline, Jetabroad. final question will win this fantastic Hawaii holiday. entries hawaiicomp@traveldaily Email your entries to: hawaiicomp@tra veldaily.com.au Novotel AKL opens LCCs grabs larger slice Q.20: Which celebrity chef is Which celebrity chef THE NZ$65m Novotel Auckland FIGURES released today by the Food Network w ell known to Food Network Airport hotel was this morning government show Low Cost viewers Iron view ers as the Iron Chef and has officially opened by New Zealand Carriers (LCCs) continued to chip Prime Minister John Key at the into the market share of legacy restaur estaurant of a restaurant on the 1st floor of International Airport. international airlines operating to the Waikiki EDITION The 263-room hotel is located Australia last year. www.editionhotels.com Hint! Visit www.editionhotels.com 50 metres from the airport. The 2010 International Airline Activity report indicates LCCs Click here for more information & to view each of the daily questions carried 5 million pax in 2010, MAS flies into the red that’s 900,000, or 22.3% more MALAYSIA Airlines blames high people than the previous year. oil prices and the rise in value of At the same time, budget the Ringgit on a RM267 million airlines increased their piece of (AU$82m) 2011 first quarter loss. the int’l passenger traffic pie by nearly 2 percentage points to Israel tourism boom 18.7%. ISRAEL saw a record year for The Dept of Infrastructure and tourist arrivals in 2010, with 3.45m Transport classes Air Asia X, tourists visiting the country, up Indonesia Air Asia, Jetstar, Jetstar 26% on the year prior, and Aussie Asia, Pacific Blue, Polynesian Blue visitor numbers surging 32%. and Tiger Airways as LCCs.Travel Daily is Australia’s leading travel industry publication. Publisher/Managing Editor: Bruce Piper Advertising and Marketing: Lisa MarounProduced each weekday since 1994, the newsletter is first with the Editor: Guy Dundas (Manager), Lisa Martin and Magda Herdziklatest industry news and is available by paid subscription to people Contributors: Chantel Long, Lisa Maroun, Email: advertising@traveldaily.com.auwithin the travel industry. Sign up for a free 14 day trial subscription Jenny Piper and Barry Matheson Business Manager: Jenny Piperat www.traveldaily.com.au. Email: info@traveldaily.com.au Email: accounts@traveldaily.com.auPO Box 428, West Ryde, NSW 1685Phone: 1300 799 220 Fax: 1300 799 221 Travel Daily Group: Travel Daily is a publication of TDaily Pty Ltd ABN 34 108 508 765. All content fully protected by copyright. Please obtain written permission to reproduce any material. While every care has been taken in the preparation of Travel Daily no liability can be accepted for errors or omissions. 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  • 9. TASTE OF ASIA PENANG - PHUKET - KRABI 3 Night Cruises from Penang Inside Cabin $452 Selected departures from May - Dec 2011 Window Cabin $550 Penang, Phuket, Krabi, Penang Deluxe Oceanview $592 7 Night Cruise & Stay from Phuket Inside Cabin $457 Selected departures from May - Dec 2011 Window Cabin $555 Phuket, Krabi, Penang (4 x nights own arrangements in Penang), Penang, Phuket Deluxe Oceanview $597 8 Night Cruise & Stay from Phuket Inside Cabin $606 Selected departures from June - Sept 2011 Window Cabin $736 Phuket, Krabi, Penang (4 x nights own arrangements in Penang), Penang, Krabi, Phuket Deluxe Oceanview $794 Cruises include all meals^ and entertainment onboard plus port and fuel charges.For bookings & further information, contact your preferred Wholesaler*CONDITIONS APPLY: All prices are cruise only, AUD, per person twin share and subject to change and availability. Price for Inside Cabin based on Cat DC category, Window Cabin based on CC category & Deluxe Oceanview based on BB category. Single passengers must pay asingle supplement. Prices include port charges and fuel surcharge. ^Meals included in selected restaurants. 2011 departure dates 7 NIGHT CRUISE ex Phuket – 30 May, 6 & 27 June, 4 July, 5 &12 Sept, 3, 7,10 ,17, 24 & 31 Oct, 14, 21 & 28 Nov, 5 & 12 Dec 2011. 8 NIGHT CRUISE exPhuket 13 June, 11 & 25 July, 8 & 22 August, 16 Sept 2011. Own arrangements in Penang is at passengers own choice & expense. 3 NIGHT CRUISE ex Penang May 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29, Jun 05, 12, 19 & 26, Jul 03, 10, 17, 24 & 31, Aug 07, 14, 21 & 28, Sept 04, 11, 18 & 25, Oct 02, 09,16, 23 & 30, Nov 06, 13, 20 & 27, Dec 04, 11, 18 & 25. Holiday surcharge imposed on peak sailings. Strict cancellation fees apply. Please note that a surcharge may be imposed on credit card transactions. A service fee will be charged. Every effort is made to ensure advertisementaccuracy, however Star Cruises cannot be held responsible forprinting or typographical errors or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Pricing correct as at 14 April 2011. Pricing valid until 30 June 2011 & can be withdrawn at any time without notice. SCS 25409
  • 10. SuperStar VIRGO’s Ultimate Upgrade Offer ing Only 4 departures remain Includes Free Upgrade! From $1249 3 NIGHT CRUISES Book Inside Cabin $717 – Free upgrade to Window Cabin Book Window Cabin $844 – Free upgrade to Balcony Cabin Ultimate Upgrade offer 25% off Balcony Cabins $1114 – Receive SGD$300 F&B Credit 5 NIGHT CRUISES Book Inside Cabin $1141 – Free upgrade to Window Cabin Ultimate Upgrade offer Book Window Cabin $1366 – Free upgrade to Balcony Cabin 25% off Balcony Cabins $1809 – Receive SGD$400 F&B Credit 7 NIGHT CRUISES Book Inside Cabin $1586 – Free upgrade to Window Cabin Ultimate Upgrade offer Book Window Cabin $1867 – Free upgrade to Balcony Cabin 25% off Balcony Cabins $2527 – Receive SGD$500 F&B Credit Book Inside Cabin $1249 – Free upgrade to Window Cabin 5 NIGHT SPECIAL CRUISES Book Window Cabin $1474 – Free upgrade to Balcony Cabin Ultimate Upgrade offer Plus Bonus F&B credit SGD$400 25% off Balcony Cabins $1916 – Receive SGD$400 F&B Credit 7 NIGHT SPECIAL CRUISES Book Inside Cabin $1724 – Free upgrade to Window Cabin Ultimate Upgrade offer Book Window Cabin $2035 – Free upgrade to Balcony Cabin Plus Bonus F&B credit SGD$500 25% off Balcony Cabins $2755 – Receive SGD$500 F&B CreditCruises include all meals^ and entertainment onboard plus port and fuel charges.For bookings & further information contact your preferred Wholesaler*CONDITIONS APPLY: All prices are cruise only, AUD, per person twins share and subject to change and availability. Prices based on following cabin categories; Inside Cabin DC, Window Cabin CB,Balcony Cabin BC. Single passengers must pay a single supplement. Every effort is made to ensure advertisement accuracy, however Star Cruises cannot be held responsible for printing or typographicalerrors or errors arising from unforeseen circumstances. Pricing correct as at 14 April 2011. Pricing & bonus credit valid until 30 June 2011 & can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Price includesport charges and fuel surcharge. Holiday surcharge imposed on Peak Sailings Dates: 24 April 2011; 23 Dec 2011; 01 Jan 2012. Vietnam Visa surcharge applicable to Ho Chi Minh sailings at $30per person. ^Meals included in selected restaurants. Strict cancellation fees apply. Please note that a surcharge may be imposed on credit card transactions. A service fee will be charged. SCS 25407
  • 11. The Jetset Travelworld Group is one of Australia’s leading integrated travel businesses, providing specialist government and corporate business travel, wholesale products, franchised retail services and ticket distribution services across 8 countries. Below are opportunities for you to join our group!Online Marketing Executive – Jetset Travelworld Network • Small, energetic team. • Opportunity to expand and grow your marketing career. Located in North Sydney and reporting to the Marketing Manager, this role will support the Online Marketing and Communications team, create competitive content and promotions for the Jetset/Travelworld consumer sites and develop consumer promotions to grow the Travel Club/Holiday Club. To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated experience in marketing and working knowledge of the travel or related industry. Product & Marketing Executive - Jetset Travelworld Network • Utilise key commercial relationships. • Manage communications to the network.Located in North Sydney and reporting to the Marketing Manager, this role is for an experienced team leader with theability to maintain relationships with key suppliers. To be successful for this role you will be able to co-ordinatepromotional activities, famils and incentives in conjunction with the overall marketing strategy.Business Development Manager x 2 – Travel Indochina • Opportunities in Sydney and Perth. • Utilise your business acumen to secure new opportunities.Located in Sydney CBD and Perth, reporting to the National Sales and Marketing Manager, these BusinessDevelopment roles will see you utilise your account management skills in maintaining key relationships and leveragingpotential opportunities for your specific region. To be successful in this role you will have a minimum of two years on theroad experience and have the ability to work autonomously and create revenue within a specific deadline.Domestic Business Travel Consultant - QBT Utilise your highly developed customer service skills. Opportunity to expand your expert skills and be part of a winning team.Located in Melbourne, your new position as a Domestic Business Travel Consultant will see you provide corporatecustomers with information on airline products, accommodation and loyalty programs. You will have exceptionalinterpersonal skills with the ability to build rapport, strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to workin a team environment with minimum supervision. Apply for these positions by emailing your resume & cover letter (using the title of the vacancy as the subject) to jtgpeople@jtg.com.au