Author Archives: Kerryn Taylor

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

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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,

“You never felt alone”: Here’s how this Melbournian agent got through (another) lockdown

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THERE IS A COMMON MISCONCEPTION THAT HOME-BASED TRAVEL AGENTS ARE CUT OFF FROM THEIR TRADE COMMUNITY. Seasoned travel expert Amelia Roth reckons that could not be further from the truth. She said her home-based travel agency was a saving grace through an extremely tough time – Melbourne’s record COVID-19 lockdown period, which lasted more than

Success story: How this dynamic duo kept their business afloat despite the odds

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DURING THIS DEVASTATING TIME OF CLOSED BORDERS, TIGHT BUDGETS, AND DISAPPOINTED CLIENTS, WE LOVE A GOOD SUCCESS STORY. Travel agents are a wily bunch, with truckloads of love for what they do, but these tough times have brought the industry to its knees. MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Carine Boost and Linda Kiernander managed to

MTA Advisor thrilled to make Hobart – Auckland history

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An exuberant MTA-Mobile Travel Agent – Gina Edwards was thrilled to be offered one of only 70 spots on the inaugural Air New Zealand flight NZ198 from Hobart to Auckland, last Thursday. “The Air New Zealand cabin crew were delighted to be flying from Australia again,” said Tasmanian based Edwards, “I was honoured to be

Trans-Tasman travel bubble opens 19 April

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It’s the announcement we’ve been waiting for – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a two-way, quarantine-free trans-Tasman travel bubble will start from 11.59pm on Sunday, April 18. The decision comes after coming close several times only to have the announcement delayed after minor outbreaks on both sides of the Tasman. “While we absolutely wish