VIKING CRUISES Fly & Cruise Sale!

Our great friends at Viking have just launched a brilliant Fly & Cruise sale.

Book now and you can enjoy a range of exciting flight offers and you could save up to $6,000 per couple on selected Vikings ocean and river cruises.

All offers must be booked before 30 November 2019, unless sold out prior.

Best you hop to it!

Take a look at these popular Viking itineraries:

IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS

13 Days | 2 Countries
London – Bergen or vv
Now From $7,195 per person
BONUS: COMPANION FLIES FREE!

NORTH PACIFIC PASSAGE

23 Days | 4 Countries
Tokyo – Vancouver or vv
Now From $11,995 per person
BONUS: COMPANION FLIES FREE!

GRAND EUROPEAN CRUISE (river)

15 Days | 4 Countries
Amsterdam – Budapest or vv
Now From $5,995 per person
BONUS: FLY FREE!

PORTUGAL’S RIVER OF GOLD

10 Days | 2 Countries
Lisbon – Porto or vv
Now From $5,895 per person
BONUS: COMPANION FLIES FREE!

The Infinity Pool on-board the Viking Star

There are dozens of ocean and river cruise itineraries to choose from!

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DISCOVER FIJI Pullman Nadi Bay Resort: 5 NIGHTS from $589 pp!

5 NIGHTS from $589 per person, twin share.
YOU SAVE $575!

Pullman Nadi Bay Resort and Spa Fiji is a stylish, contemporary resort situated by the beach at Wailoaloa Bay, a premier location just 7 kilometres from Nadi International Airport.

It offers 236 rooms and suites along with an extensive range of facilities including 4 restaurants, 3 bars, 3 swimming pools, a day spa and 24-hour fitness centre.

INCLUDES

  • 5 NIGHTS in a Deluxe Pool View Room
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Kids Stay FREE+
  • FREE dinner for 2 in Magiti restaurant
  • 2 FREE cocktails in Kah restaurant and bar
  • Exclusive Airport Meet and Greet with shell lei
  • Return coach transfers from Nadi airport to hotel

https://www.accorhotels.com/9741

ON SALE until 15 October 2019
FOR STAYS between 21 Oct – 24 Dec 2019, and 5 Jan – 31 Mar 2020

There’s also a kid’s club, tennis courts, bicycle hire and a children’s playground. For the not so active, the day spa is the perfect place to unwind with a massage.

Pullman Nadi Bay offers five star excellence and the warm Fijian hospitality which the islands are famous for.

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Terms & Conditions
A fee will apply for payments made by debit and credit cards. Please check this fee with us or your travel consultant when booking. Conditions apply. Prices correct as at 23 Sep 19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Valid for travel 1 Oct 19 – 31 Mar 20, blackout dates and surcharges apply.Offers subject to availability. ^Kids must be aged between 4 – 12 years. +Kids must be 11 and under. Bookings must be made direct with Viva Holidays or a travel agent. Package cancellation fees apply. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Prices may change due to availability of accommodation at the time of booking. Ask your travel agent for prices for all other departure dates.

ABERCROMBIE & KENT: India Special

Our friends at Abercrombie & Kent have been reinventing luxury travel for more than half a century taking the world’s most discerning travellers to the ends of the earth on unforgettable adventures.

And this divine 7-day private journey across India has us ready to pack our own bags and take off.

ESSENTIAL INDIA
7 Days – Private Journey
From $2,220 per person

Stunningly beautiful and spiritually diverse, India entices with its vivid sounds, smells, and colours. Tailored for travellers with limited time, this private journey weaves its way through the famed cities of India’s Golden Triangle.

Contrast the grand avenues of New Delhi with the chaotic lanes of bustling Old Delhi. Savour traditional chai and tasty street foods and marvel at Agra’s iconic Taj Mahal bathed in a soft glow at sunrise and sunset. In Jaipur, discover India’s handmade traditional treasures and try your hand at block printing.

Does that sound like you?

Departs of Fridays between 15/4/2020 – 30/9/2020
Single Supplement: $1,350
Other departures and pricing available on request.

JOURNEY HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

  • Stay in luxury Taj Hotels throughout
  • Discover the secrets of Old Delhi by foot and cycle rickshaw
  • Stroll through Delhi’s open-air art district with a design graduate
  • Capture the Taj Mahal and witness sunrise before the crowds
  • Admire the rich handicrafts of Jaipur and sample the city’s famous street food
  • Visit a Jaipur community school being supported by A&K philanthropy

For full details download a copy of the trip notes HERE > Essential India Flyer 2019.

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SMARTRAVELLER Advisory Platform Makeover

Under a major makeover of its Smartraveller advisory platform, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has advised it’s launching a new website in November 2019, and that it will include a better system for getting travel advice updates and a new approach to registration.

In a significant shift, travellers will no longer be asked to register their travels before they leave, as the Smartraveller registration system will now be activated only when there is a crisis overseas.

Registration, which is currently part of the Smartraveller offering for all travellers, will only be activated when there’s an overseas crisis once the new arrangements are implemented.

Enhanced Subscription Service

DFAT’s improved system for receiving updates is to subscribe so that travel advisory notices land directly in your email inbox.

Travellers won’t be able to transition to the new service, they will need to subscribe using the new platform. On the plus side, you’ll now need just an email address to receive the latest travel advice updates.

You can choose to subscribe to one or more destinations and receive updates as they happen or through a single email at the end of the day.

Travellers can opt in to receive SMS ‘critical alerts’ for crises overseas—a service that complements the standard travel advice updates sent via email. According to DFAT, this is a better channel for urgent information.

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SINGAPORE SEPTEMBER SALE – 4 Nights from $595 per person!

Singapore is a perennial favourite destination, and it’s on sale now. Take a look at these brilliant special offers, and be sure to contact us for more details and to book.

FAMILY PACKAGES from $1,809 per family!* SAVE $1377 per family!
SALE ENDS 30 SEPTEMBER 2019!


ORCHARD RENDEZVOUS HOTEL – 4 Star
4 NIGHTS from $595* per person, twin share

INCLUDES

  • 4 NIGHTS accommodation in a Superior Room
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Includes 1 FREE night
  • National Orchid Gardens Ticket
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 3pm
  • 1 x Far More Singapore Picnic Mat
  • FREE Morning Singapore City Tour
  • Return private transfers from Changi airport to hotel

Conveniently located on Orchard Road, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel is the ideal starting point for exploring Singapore’s iconic shopping street and is the place to stay to experience the best Singapore has to offer.

VALID FOR STAYS: 3-23 Apr, 1-31 May 20. Add an extra $24* per person for travel 9 Sep 19 – 29 Mar 20, blackout dates apply (Based on Fri night check-in^).


VILLAGE HOTEL SENTOSA – 4 Star
4 NIGHTS from $1,809 per family*

FAMILY PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • 4 NIGHTS in a Family Room
  • FREE Full breakfast daily
  • Includes 1 FREE night
  • FREE guaranteed upgrade to a Family Pool View Room
  • FREE SGD20 (approx AUD21) food and beverage vouchers to be used at
  • Mess Hall or Old Chang Kee
  • Choice of 1 attraction ticket for four at:
    Trickeye Museum, Cable Car Sentosa Line, Sentosa Merlion, Sentosa Island Bus Tour or Wings of Wing
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 6pm
  • 10% off food and beverage at Native Kitchen
  • Return private transfers from Changi airport to hotel

*Based on two adults and two children (3-12yrs) sharing

Village Hotel Sentosa is an immersive experience for everyone. The cosy coastal themed guest rooms allows you to unwind in comfort. Relax on the Pool Deck which is situated on elevated ground and boasts unique themed pool experiences and various outdoor spaces. The kids will love the Lazy River Pool and the Children’s Play Pool.

VALID FOR STAYS: 9 Sep – 30 Dec 19, 2 Jan – 31 Mar 20. Add on an extra $93* per family for travel 1 Apr – 30 Jun 20 (Based on Sun night check-in^).

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Prices correct as at 02 Sep 19 but may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. Room upgrades and late check-outs are subject to availability unless otherwise stated. Bookings must be made direct with Viva! Holidays or a travel agent. Package cancellation fees apply. Ratings provide a general indication of the standard of accommodation. These are our own views and not related to any other rating system. 3 star indicate a comfortable standard of accommodation, 4 star indicate superior standard and 5 star indicate deluxe standard. A half star indicates an additional half rating. All savings and bonus nights (if applicable) are included in the advertised price. Offers may be withdrawn without notice and are not combinable with any other offers unless stated. Airfares are not included unless otherwise stated. The Viva Holidays General Booking Conditions apply, available at www.vivaholidays.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply – ask for details.

ESCAPE TO HAWAII: Moana Surfrider, Waikiki – SAVE $1017!

Flights, 6 nights, breakfast daily, transfers and more from $2499 per person, twin share.

Experience Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach – an oceanfront oasis located in the heart of Waikiki combining the perfect blend of modern elegance and indulgence.

SALE ENDS 26 September 2019!
FOR STAYS 05 October 2019 – 31 May 2020

This exclusive 6-night package includes return flights, luxurious accommodation with full breakfast daily, return airport transfers and more.

INCLUDES

  • Return Flights to Honolulu with Hawaiian Airlines including 2 x 32kg checked baggage, meals and entertainment
  • 6 NIGHTS in a Historic Banyan Room at Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
  • Full breakfast daily at The Veranda
  • Two welcome Mai Tais on arrival
  • 20% off spa treatments in the Lani Spa
  • Return coach transfers from Honolulu International Airport to hotel

The Moana Surfrider features exceptional views of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head, exclusive beach access and the only oceanfront spa in Waikiki, the Moana Lani Spa.

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On sale until 26 Sep 19. Valid for travel: MEL – 5 Oct – 12 Dec 19, 6 Jan – 31 May 20, SYD – 27 Oct – 17 Nov 19, 27 Nov – 9 Dec 19, 21 Jan – 18 Mar 20, BNE – 12 Oct – 14 Nov 19, 23 Nov – 2 Dec 19, 16 Jan – 23 Mar 20, 13 Apr – 31 May 20. Blackout dates and surcharges apply. ~Airfare availability is limited and is subject to Hawaiian Airlines conditions of carriage at all times. Book Hawaiian in O Class. Travel from Melbourne is via Sydney both directions. Automated Ticket Time Limit applies as per Amadeus. ^A compulsory daily resort fee of $38.74US is payable direct per room per day. The Viva Holidays general bookings conditions apply, available at vivaholidays.com.au/terms-and-conditions. Other conditions apply – ask for details.

GET TO KNOW: LATAM Airlines

LATAM Airlines now flies direct from Sydney to Santiago, Chile

LATAM operates direct 787 Dreamliner flights from Sydney and Melbourne to Santiago, then on to more than 120 destinations in Latin America—the largest airline network in the region.

“We’re really pleased to see LATAM deploying state-of-the-art aircraft on its non-stop routes to Australia. The product and on-board experience are great, and onward connections to the rest of Latin America are comprehensive. All up, it’s a great corporate and leisure offering,” says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

So, what’s on board?

Business Cabin

Sleep well in fully flat beds with inbuilt massage settings, complimentary amenity kits and turn-down service.

Experience Uninterrupted entertainment with noise-cancelling headsets, and enjoy a unique Latin American menu and excellent wine selection.

Economy Cabin

Enjoy reclinable ergonomic seats with adjustable headrests, individual entertainment systems with a wide range of options for all ages, and a gourmet menu of international, local and vegetarian dishes.

CORPORATE PASSENGERS

LATAM corporate passengers enjoy exclusive benefits and savings across the airline’s extensive network. Those benefits include:

  • Discounted fares to over 147 destinations tailored to your needs
  • Access to Preferred Corporate Traveller program
  • Frequent flyer program status match
  • Dedicated LATAM Sales Manager for your program

SOUTH AMERICAN AIRPASS

South America is more accessible than ever with LATAM’s South American Airpass, the perfect solution for leisure travellers:

  • Up to 70% discount on flights with the South American Airpass.
  • Enjoy increased baggage allowance for regional and domestic flights.
  • Earn LATAM Pass kms, LATAM Fidelidade points or oneworld frequent flyer points.
  • Flexible tickets-date changes at a discounted rate.
  • Only available when booked in conjunction with a LATAM Airlines international flight.

LATAM’s South American Airpass gives you access to a network of over 124 destinations throughout South America.

ABOUT LATAM

LATAM Airlines Group was born out of the joint operations of two long-established South American airlines, LAN and TAM, in 2012.

The airline’s fleet is composed of modern Boeing and Airbus aircraft.

2019 SKYTRAX AWARDS

  • Best South American airline
  • Best business cabin in South America
  • Best VIP Lounge in South America
  • Best Economy cabin in South America

CLICK HERE for a more detailed look inside LATAM’s impressive trophy cabinet.

SUSTAINABILITY

Notably in September 2019, LATAM Airlines Group was named in the ‘World’ category of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for a sixth consecutive year, making it the leading airline in the Americas for sustainability practices.

The Dow Jones Sustainability Index evaluates companies based on economic, environmental and social criteria including corporate governance and compliance, social reporting, development of human capital, efficiency, customer relations management as well as environmental reporting.

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WE KNOW: Perth’s Newest Hotel – The Adnate

The newest hotel in the Art Series collection opens its doors in Perth from 01 October 2019, and Craig Webber from The Travel Authority Corporate & Resource was invited inside for a sneak-peek.

The Adnate will be the first Art Series hotel dedicated to street art and heralds the arrival of the Art Series brand in Western Australia.

Here’s what he had to say about this landmark hotel property.

“Even with just the one room available for inspection, it’s clear that The Adnate is going to make its mark on the Perth hotel scene. The lead-in room category is really roomy and, with floor-to-ceiling windows, the views of Perth’s CBD and Kings Park are stunning.”

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall.

The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

The Adnate is named after renowned Australian street artist, Matt Adnate, and features a 25-storey ‘Mega Mural’ on its east-facing wall. The imposing mural will be one of the world’s tallest and will bring a striking new artistic feature to Perth’s CBD.

In addition to a vast array of Matt’s art, the hotel features:

  • 250 contemporary guest rooms
  • Fully equipped gymnasium
  • A centerpiece pool area
  • 24-hour reception
  • High-speed WiFi
  • Cafe
  • Complimentary art tours

A new state-first food and beverage destination will also be serving exciting cuisine and what the hotel hopes are the city’s best cocktails.

Ask us about our great opening special rates at The Adnate from just $179 per night for stays between 01 October 2019 and 30 March 2020.

But hurry! This is a limited time offer only.

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WE KNOW: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper, recently returned from travels that took him through Singapore and into the legendary Mandarin Oriental Singapore hotel.

“Mandarin Oriental Singapore is an old favourite of mine. I just love, love, love this hotel. It really has stood the test of time,” said Peter.

“The hotel’s staff are amazing. Nothing is ever too much trouble. There’s also a great pool and spa. I’m always sad to leave this wonderful hotel,” he added.

Peter stayed in a Club Marina Bay Room. These high-floor rooms feature:

  • Panoramic views
  • The Oriental Club Lounge access
  • Seating and desk areas
  • Marble bathrooms with bath and walk-in shower
  • High speed WiFi

The Oriental Club

Located on the 19th floor, the luxurious Oriental Lounge is a peaceful retreat with panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.

Club benefits include:

  • Champagne breakfast and afternoon tea daily, along with all-day wines, beers and soft beverages
  • Evening cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
  • Complimentary pressing of two garments per day
  • Complimentary high speed internet access
  • Use of meeting room with teleconferencing facilities for up to two hours per day
  • Private check-in and check-out at the Oriental Club Lounge
  • Guaranteed late check-out at 4pm

“The Oriental Club is stylish, fabulous and classy with an amazing food and beverage offering—the nicest hotel club in Asia, in my opinion,” says Peter.

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SINGAPORE AIRLINES WiFi & Wellness Enhancements

Singapore Airlines has announced a range of in-flight enhancements designed to improve passenger experience.

Passengers travelling in Suites, First Class and Business Class, as well as PPS Club members can now enjoy unlimited and 100MB complimentary WiFi respectively on flights operated by the airline’s Airbus A350, A380, Boeing 777-300ER and B787-10 aircraft

To activate the appropriate access, passengers simply need to enter their last name and seat number via the ‘Complimentary Access’ prompt section on the on-board entertainment portal.

The airline has also collaborated with Singapore-based wellness brand COMO Shambhala, and launched a range of wellness dishes on selected flights.

The wellness dishes are aimed at enhancing passenger well-being by alleviating travel-induced stresses such as fatigue, and promoting good digestion and circulation for a more comfortable journey.

First Class and Business Class customers will be able to enjoy the wellness in-flight menu on selected flights departing Singapore to Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. The dishes will also be available for pre-ordering via ‘Book the Cook’ for First Class, Business Class and Premium Economy Class customers on all routes departing Singapore.

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