It has been another busy start to a new financial year for our teams at Travel Masters and The Travel Studio – and that’s the way we like it! Sincere thanks to all of you who continue to trust us with your holiday planning. It is with great pride that we have again this year been recognised by the industry for the quality of our amazing staff team.
Julie, Lori and Jessica recently represented us at the Virtuoso Global Travel Week in Las Vegas, where recognised Luxury Travel Advisers from over 100 countries met and networked intensely with the world’s best tour operators, cruise lines and accommodation specialists (over 330,000 face to face meetings in total!!) at three famous hotels: the Bellagio Hotel, the Aria Resort & Casino and the Vdara Hotel. It’s quite an event!
Neil and Lola represented us at Cruise360 in Sydney, now officially the largest and most important Cruise Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, with global speakers and leading leisure experts. It’s a high-quality learning opportunity that helps keep us at the leading edge of the cruise industry. Michelle is on her way to a wonderful opportunity to check out the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido for us, during which she will also soak up the picturesque autumn scenery, sake breweries, craft markets and the famous Furano Flower Farms. Hokkaido is a booming leisure destination attracting global attention in both summer (adventure travel) and winter (ski market).
Unfortunately we at Travel Masters must (temporarily) say farewell to Chelsea, however we certainly wish her well as she removes her Receptionist badge, and replaces it with one simply saying…’Mum Extraordinaire’.
Our escorted Silk Road and Tibet tour is well underway, and by the time you read this, they will be enjoying time in the Buddhist sacred city of Lhasa, with spectacular views of (and a walk through) the fabulous Potala Palace! Beth and Bob are currently expedition cruising the waters of Melanesia with a group of our clients exploring the colourful cultures of the Solomon Islands. Finally, preparation is now well advanced for our 22nd Cruise Sale Day (yes, 22 consecutive years as Australia’s best!!) – and this year will see our widest ever range of cruising options under one roof. In addition to the many regular cruise lines and travel companies that regularly participate, this year we welcome debutants from Aurora Expeditions, Cruise & Maritime Voyages, Trails of Indochina & Tiki Tours.
Enjoy this Spring Edition of the Wanderings, and (as always) we invite you to check out the specials and exceptional travel opportunities. Great cruise deals, fantastic group tour options are on offer, as well as opportunities for SOLO travellers. Our expert Senior Travel Advisers at both agencies are keen to assist you to maximise the value of your holiday, with fresh destination ideas and exciting new holiday experiences.
Heartfelt ‘thanks’ for your support of our teams at Travel Masters & The Travel Studio. Please be assured of our continued care and personal attention at all times. We look forward to being of service when next you travel.
Julie & Neil (Managing Directors)
Contact us today and speak to our Travel Advisers about special offers, our escorted tours and destination ideas featured in the Wanderings, and let us help you plan your next dream holiday!