Category Archives: Family

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

MTA Debbie Andrews chats with Travel Weekly

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THIS WEEK, TRAVEL WEEKLY GOT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH MTA SENIOR TRAVEL SPECIALIST, DEBBIE ANDREWS. WELL, AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO SOMEONE DURING A PANDEMIC. SO, REALLY, IT WAS 1.5 METRES AWAY AND SEMI-PERSONAL. What are you reading? A variety of suspense thrillers. Nothing too gory and nothing too sad, as emotions

Travel Weekly quizzed our own Tracey Flower…

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TRAVEL WEEKLY QUIZZED TRACEY FLOWER – MTA TRAVEL ADVISOR ON HOW SHE’S BEEN COPING WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC. SHE GOT MOST OF THE ANSWERS RIGHT … WE THINK. What are you reading? The Art of Travel (again) by Alain De Botton. What are you watching? Ozark on Netflix. A thrilling series based in the Ozark Mountains of

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

MTA showcases how clients can ‘Roam from Home’

A chance meeting between MTA-Mobile Travel Agent’s Co-Founder, Karen Merricks and Sean Cummins of Cummins and Partners– Australia’s largest and leading independent advertising agency – led to an unplanned alliance between the two companies. After hearing how under pressure the entire travel industry is, Sean kindly offered to brainstorm ideas with his creative team, on

Guy Sebastian ‘set in stone’ for MTA 20th anniversary conference

Blog Guy Sebastian Set In Stone For Mta 20th Anniversary Conference

MTA – Mobile Travel Agents has confirmed one of Australia’s most successful male solo artists, Guy Sebastian, will perform at the ‘People, Purpose Passion’ themed 20th anniversary national conference taking place at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast from 28 February – 01 March 2020. Singer, songwriter, producer, Superstar TV Coach and multiple

Hawai’i Tourism Oceania Releases Dedicated Family Publication

Hawaii Tourism Oceania Releases Dedicated Family Publication

Hawai‘i is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination of choice for families of all ages.  As a result of an increasing demand for family travel information, Hawai‘í Tourism Oceania has released a dedicated Hawai‘i family guide available to download online. The new guide offers an overview of the most popular Hawaiian Islands of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i,