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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

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!

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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,

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

Busier than ever…Kim Newton talks to Travel Weekly

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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

Orange travel agents say domestic travel still the focus as cruises gain interest

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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

Fiona Gent shares why 2020 is the year to join MTA

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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