John Crook - The Travel Man
Come on over
That's the plea of the top tourism officials in Christchurch. Stand by for a solid promotional campaign, which appears to be mainly centred around Sydney, and set to launch mid October.
In brief, the 'gathering of the clan' so to speak, is to let Aussies know that the beautiful city of Christchurch is back in business. The bulk of tourism operators, along with hotels and attractions , have the shingles out and are ready and waiting to serve those of us from across the ditch who have a dollar or two to spend this Springtime. To get the latest information I suggest you contact your local travel agent.
Save if you are an early bird
There's a saving of $120 per person on Tempo Holidays popular eastern European panorama coach tour. Now priced from $2371 this 13-day package covers the highlights of the region, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Krakow, Warsaw and Berlin. Singapore Airlines has launched its early bird fares, and Tempo's deal comes at the perfect time to discover Europe. Terms and conditions apply so for more information www.tempoholidays.com or call 1300 558 987.
Europeans go public
A host of travel companies from France are readying for a huge putsch, in what will be one of the true major tourism campaigns this decade.
Let's face it, there has been a certain withdrawal from the promotional people, what with the global financial crisis and a host of other negatives. The experts from Europe will be showing their wares in consumer shows in Sydney, Parramatta, Geelong, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Brisbane, to list just a few. Go check www.eurotravelexperts.com.au
A deal for Turkey
There's a 14-day Glories of Turkey tour with a deal price from $1349 per person twin share, if booked by December 1 2010. Previously advertised price was $1525,- so a heck of a saving.
The price includes coach touring, accommodation, all major sightseeing, entrance fees and most meals. The tour includes Istanbul, Gallipoli, Ephesus, Ankara and more. Best idea is to ring Transglobal destinations on 1300 552 848.
Did you know ?
As from November 19 2010, Avis and Budget will be the exclusive Qantas frequent flyer car hire partners. This means that you will only be able to earn points on car hire with those two companies. Thrifty and Hertz will no longer be part of that program.
* Please note conditions may apply to these packages and prices are subject to change and availability. This information is provided as a guide only. Check with your travel agency. Block out periods may apply.
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