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TravelManagers’ PTMs do the COVID-19 Pivot

Wednesday 08 July 2020 – The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a new lexicon: “bubble”, “cluster”, “contact tracing” and “lockdown” among the terms that have found their way into our everyday vocabulary. In the commercial sector, it’s all about the “pivot”: employing your existing skills and assets to head your business in a new direction to overcome the economic impact of the virus.

Wednesday 08 July 2020 – The Coronavirus pandemic has brought with it a new lexicon: “bubble”, “cluster”, “contact tracing” and...

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Personal Travel Manager Designing ‘Coming Out of COVID’ Aussie Holidays

Wednesday 01 June 2020 – During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, travel agents were kept busy repatriating clients from all around the world. In the case of TravelManagers’ Kerry Cleasby, this included a number of 18- to 20-year olds at risk of becoming stranded in Europe while on study and exchange programmes.

Wednesday 01 June 2020 – During the early days of the COVID-19 crisis, travel agents were kept busy repatriating clients...

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Personal Travel Manager Optimistic About Future of Destination Weddings Business

Wednesday 24 June 2020 – The organisation of a wedding could be compared to that of a military operation: an exercise in logistics that requires a combination of effective project management, hard work, cooperation, and a certain amount of good luck to pull off successfully. Planning a wedding in an offshore location invariably adds another layer of complexity to the event, never mind the disruptions to those carefully laid plans caused by the arrival of a global pandemic.

Wednesday 24 June 2020 – The organisation of a wedding could be compared to that of a military operation: an...

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Personal Travel Managers Swamped with Support (and Cookies) from Clients

Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Although many Australian businesses now have a green light to move toward their version of post-COVID normality, the travel sector is still largely unmoved on red. Borders remain firmly closed and talk of a trans-Tasman or Pacific bubble is, at least for the time being, just talk.

Wednesday 17 June 2020 – Although many Australian businesses now have a green light to move toward their version of...

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House of Travel Group Welcomes New Equity Investors

Thursday 18 June 20 – In Australia, New Zealand and around the world, the travel industry has been sideswiped by the sudden halt in sales caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, yet the House of Travel group is welcoming in a new era with the announcement of two new long-term equity investors; Sinclair Investment Group and Tailorspace clearly signalling their commitment and confidence in the company’s future.

Thursday 18 June 20 – In Australia, New Zealand and around the world, the travel industry has been sideswiped by...

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Personal Travel Managers Have a Home Advantage

Wednesday 10 June 2020 – Throughout Australia, the Coronavirus pandemic has compelled businesses to reconsider the way they operate, and employees to make a transition to working from home. For home-based travel professionals, life under lockdown has been somewhat less of an adjustment from an operational perspective: already having the necessary systems in place has allowed them to focus instead on looking after their clients and working on their businesses.

Wednesday 10 June 2020 – Throughout Australia, the Coronavirus pandemic has compelled businesses to reconsider the way they operate, and...

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Personal Travel Manager’s Efforts Make Humanitarian Mission A Reality

Wednesday 03 June 2020 – While most of us have packed away our passports for the immediate future, international travel is still necessary for some people who are carrying out essential services. The logistics involved in moving around the globe are now more dynamic and complex than ever before, especially when the destination is somewhere that is off the beaten track at the best of times.

Wednesday 03 June 2020 – While most of us have packed away our passports for the immediate future, international travel...

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Personal Travel Managers Leave No Stone Unturned to Assist Clients in Remote Locations

Wednesday 27 May 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Allison McDonald fare welled a long-standing client on a trip to South America, neither of them expected the world to change as significantly as it did during the client’s absence. But when the Coronavirus pandemic hit, McDonald had to scramble to ensure that her client could return home to Australia before the borders closed leaving her stranded indefinitely.

Wednesday 27 May 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Allison McDonald fare welled a long-standing client on a trip to South America,...

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Calling Out the Team – TravelManagers’ Collaborative Approach to Client Care

Wednesday 20 May 2020 – What is the collective noun for a group of travel agents? A crew, a squad or perhaps a troop? For many travellers who found their travel plans thwarted by the Coronavirus pandemic, the experience served as a vivid illustration of the value in working with an experienced travel professional – or more accurately, an entire team of travel professionals.

Wednesday 20 May 2020 – What is the collective noun for a group of travel agents? A crew, a squad...

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TravelManagers’ ‘Guardian Agents’ Helping Stranded Travellers

Wednesday 13 May 2020 – During March and early April, border restrictions and cancelled flights became the norm as governments around the globe ramped up measures to manage the growing Coronavirus crisis. This left many travellers stranded and anxious to return home; however, airlines’ customer service lines were overwhelmed by the volume of calls, making a difficult situation even more stressful.

Wednesday 13 May 2020 – During March and early April, border restrictions and cancelled flights became the norm as governments around the globe...

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