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Personal Travel Manager’s Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Wednesday 05 August 2020 – The tiny town of Charleville is situated almost 700 kilometres inland from Brisbane and has a population of a little over three thousand people. A visit to Charleville is a very different holiday experience to a week of beaches, shopping and culture in Bali, but for personal travel manager Aileen Collins, whose 69th birthday celebration in Bali was ruled out by COVID-19, a recent road trip on Queensland’s inland touring route was a rewarding alternative to the holiday she had originally planned.

Wednesday 05 August 2020 – The tiny town of Charleville is situated almost 700 kilometres inland from Brisbane and has...

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Second Attempt at Retirement for Much-Admired Personal Travel Manager

Wednesday 29 July 2020 – As legendary golfer Ben Hogan once asserted, “the most important shot in golf is the next one.” It is a truism that can be applied to much in life, and one which personal travel manager (PTM) Ken Simpson is surely keeping in mind as he considers the shape of his pending retirement from the travel industry.

Wednesday 29 July 2020 – As legendary golfer Ben Hogan once asserted, “the most important shot in golf is the...

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TravelManagers Finding New Opportunities in COVID World

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – Personal travel managers (PTMs) thrive on the sense of satisfaction that is derived from matching clients with rewarding holiday experiences. With international travel temporarily ruled out thanks to Coronavirus, many PTMs are instead focusing on the experiences available within their own state borders.

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – Personal travel managers (PTMs) thrive on the sense of satisfaction that is derived from matching...

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Personal Travel Manager Facilitates Dash to USA for New Parents

Wednesday 15 July 2020 – A heart-warming story of new parents travelling halfway around the world to be united with their infant, overcoming bureaucracy and dodging a global pandemic to return home to Australia, assisted every step of the way by their trusty personal travel manager. It may sound like a plotline worthy of a Nicole Kidman blockbuster, but it is in fact a true story, with TravelManagers’ Vikki Southern filling the all-important role of travel agent.

  Wednesday 15 July 2020 – A heart-warming story of new parents travelling halfway around the world to be united...

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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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