Author Archives: Kerryn Taylor

NZ border fully open from 31 July

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It’s the good news that skiers, cruisers and friends of Kiwis have been waiting for – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a new faster timeline for reopening the border and reconnecting New Zealand with the world. New Zealand’s border will now be fully reopened by the end of July – two months earlier

Emirates launch premium economy into Sydney

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Emirates has unveiled its premium economy cabin on selected routes from 1 August 2022. The new cabin class, which will be rolled out on popular A380 routes from Sydney, London and Paris from 1 August, and Christchurch from December, promises extra comfy seats, more legroom and service to rival many airlines’ business class offerings. Sir

Eurostar Thalys merger – London to Germany by high-speed rail

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Travelling between the UK and some of Europe’s most loved destinations is about to get easier, thanks to a merger between Eurostar and French-Belgian high-speed operator Thalys. Travellers could soon see themselves jumping on a train in London and getting off in Germany, thanks to the new deal between Eurostar and Thalys. This approval has birthed

Fiji removes arrival testing from 1 May

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The Fijian Government has announced that from May 1, fully vaccinated visitors to Fiji will no longer be required to produce a pre-arrival negative test, in a move that reduces costs for travellers and makes it even easier to travel to paradise. However, there are still some travel requirements: You’ll need to show proof of vaccination for

Venice to introduce booking system


Heading to Venice? Make sure you book in advance to access the city’s historic centre, as authorities have announced a new scheme to protect the destination from mass tourism. After some 400,000 tourists thronged the city during the Easter break, Venice mayor Luigi Brugnaro announced the launch of the new scheme that will limit the

MTA Advisors up to speed

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After two long years, Formula One returned to Albert Park and there to watch the spectacle were MTA Mobile Travel Agents Beate Carr and Carol Mills, hosted by Marriott Bonvoy. The advisors enjoyed a full day of hospitality experiencing the Formula 1 Paddock Club and getting up close and rubbing shoulders with celebrities including Dr

New routes added for Qantas and Emirates


Qantas Sydney to Seoul Qantas and Jetstar will both launch direct flights to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport later this year. Jetstar will fly direct to South Korea from Sydney from 2 Nov 2022 three times per week. Qantas will begin direct flights between Sydney and Seoul from 10 Dec 2022.  The launch of these new

New Australian Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD)

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It is a requirement of the Australian government that all passengers arriving in Australia must complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD). Any clients who do not complete a Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) will face unnecessary delays and possible penalties when arriving in Australia. The Digital Passenger Declaration (DPD) has replaced the Australia Travel Declaration. You

Charter flights easier for MTA with travel tech partnership

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MTA – Mobile Travel Agents (MTA) has partnered with aviation tech company Monarc Global, to give MTA travel advisors access to pricing and booking for chartered aircraft in real-time via their Travech software. The software will enable MTA advisors to provide an accurate quote within minutes and instant booking for charter flights, avoiding the need

We’re Hiring!

We're Hiring

2 x AIRFARES & TICKETING EXTRAORDINAIRES NEEDED Due to our continued growth, MTA-Mobile Travel Agents is looking for 2 x Airfares and Ticketing Specialists to join our friendly team. Both roles will be working as part of an enthusiastic, high-achieving team supporting our advisors. You’ll love the challenge of airfares and issuing tickets on Galileo,