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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

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

Sheer genius!

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Travel Agents are some of the most resourceful people around – take MTA-Mobile Travel Agent Darren Leckie who would normally be attending the Whittlesea Show, one of Victoria’s biggest agricultural exhibitions, but seeing the event was cancelled this year due to COVID, Darren decided to put on a little show of his own, promoting his

Why now is the perfect time to become a Mobile Travel Agent

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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

Time to Van Gogh

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MTA-Mobile Travel Agent Amanda Erwin is brushing up on her Dutch after being selected as one of only 20 Virtuoso travel advisors worldwide to take part in The Dutch Travel Advisor’s exclusive familiarisation trip of the Netherlands next year. “I’m thrilled to have been selected,” says Amanda. “It’s a place I sell regularly (in a