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
IT IS WITHOUT QUESTION THAT THE WORLD IS A DIFFERENT PLACE TO WHAT IT WAS PRE-PANDEMIC. Our lifestyles have changed dramatically, and many businesses have been left economically devastated. There is also no doubt that the travel industry has borne the brunt of this devastation. One thing that can be taken away from this disastrous
TRAVEL BUG: MTA – Mobile Travel Agent Michelle Young says although there’s future interest in international travel, right now people are looking domestic. The introduction of digital health passes is expected to provide reassurance for international jet setters once borders reopen, but Orange travel agents have confirmed while they remain closed interest is still firmly
As the role of the travel advisor evolves, it’s now more possible to create curated travel experiences on your own terms. Whether it’s flexible hours or simply the satisfaction of working for yourself, going mobile is what more and more travel advisors are turning to. Gold Coast-based advisor Fiona Gent made the move to MTA
THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC HAS HAD A DEVASTATING IMPACT, EVEN ON THE MOST EXPERIENCED TRAVEL AGENTS. But with the right support, resources and business model you can take the edge off the pain and be ready for travel to return. Making the switch to a mobile travel agent business, like MTA – Mobile Travel Agents, could be
The remarkable true story of Jessica Watson OAM is coming to Netflix, having been made into a feature film based on her #1 best-selling memoir, True Spirit and directed by Sarah Spillane (Around the Block, This Life) In 2010, 16-year-old Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted around the world.
MTA-Mobile Travel Agent, Ally Kilpin is celebrating her 20th anniversary with the company having joined as one the original ‘mobile travel agents’. MTA now boasts over 430 mobile travel agents based nationwide. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Ally has worked in the travel industry for over 35 years in South Africa, the United Kingdom and
During my 2009-2010 solo, non-stop voyage around the world, I sighted land, other boats and aircraft only a handful of times – never coming close enough to make out another person’s face for 210 consecutive days. There were a number of times when it’s quite likely that I was the most isolated person on earth,