EMIRATES ‘EXPLORE THE WORLD’ SALE

Book now and save for travel in 2019 to over 140 destinations across Europe, Middle East, Africa, the Americas, South Asian Sub Continent and many more across the Emirates network.

PRICES below are from Adelaide—please ask us for fares from other Australia departure ports.

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If you’re an Emirates Skywards member, you can earn DOUBLE Skywards miles if you book before 18th January 2019

ON SALE UNTIL 18th January 2019, or until sold out.
Travel Period: 13 January to 10 December 2019

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Terms and conditions
Fares shown are for Business and Economy Class return travel departing from Adelaide inclusive of taxes and surcharges, correct as of 11 December 2018, subject to currency fluctuation and availability. Offer ends 18 January 2019. Business Class fares are for travel commencing between 13 January and 10 December 2019. Economy Class fares to Europe and the United Kingdom are for travel commencing between 13 January and 3 April, 21 April and 31 May, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to the Indian Subcontinent are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 March, 15 April and 31 May, 8 August and 18 September, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to Africa, North America and South America are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 May, 8 August and 18 September, and 30 September and 30 November 2019. Economy Class fares to the Middle East are for travel commencing between 13 January and 31 March, and 01 October and 30 November 2019. Higher levels apply for other travel periods. Flight restrictions, day-of-week surcharges, inbound blackout periods, amendment and cancellation fees apply. Additional travel periods, destinations and fares are available from Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Further terms and conditions apply.

BRITISH AIRWAYS SALE – EXTENDED!

  • Sale EXTENDED to 13 January 2019
  • ALL Cabins to UK/Europe and Asia!

We’re thrilled that British Airways has extended its great value sale to UK/Europe and Asia.

Fares apply to specific departure dates to UK/Europe until 25 November 2019, and up to 31 March for Singapore.

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Prices shown are for midweek (Sunday to Thursday) departures.
Ask us about fares from other Australian departure points to all destinations in British Airways’ UK/Europe network.

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Ask about our great value add-on fares to Thailand and Malaysia.

Note – these levels include taxes and surcharges. Prices are correct as at 12DEC18.

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USA ESTA UPDATE

THE US Government has announced it will no longer process applications for its Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) in real-time.

“This is a really significant change to a process that was introduced in 2007”, says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

“We urge all of our clients travelling to the US to apply for their ESTAs as soon as their flights are confirmed”, added Hosper.

The guidelines for the system have always recommended that applications be lodged at least 72 hours before travelling, but in many cases approvals were almost instant meaning some passengers were able to obtain ESTAs at the airport if they had forgotten to do so earlier.

According to a note on the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) website, however, ‘real-time applications will no longer be available, and arriving at the airport without a previously approved ESTA will result in being denied boarding.’

The Department said recent enhancements to the ESTA process had made querying application status much smoother, urging travellers to use the official site at esta.cbp.dhs.gov/esta

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HERITAGE LINE’S NEW ‘YLANG’: Lan Ha Bay in 2019

Heritage Line has announced the launch of its new 10-suite vessel Ylang plying the unspoiled waters of Lan Ha Bay, a quiet extension of Vietnam’s famed Halong Bay.

Ylang will depart on its maiden voyage three-days/two-nights voyage on 17 August 2019.

The cruise will include wonderful excursions from cycling to hiking on Cat Ba island, and an exploration of a remote Lan Ha Bay fishing village. The itinerary also includes a half-day “at your own pace and choice” to indulge in some swimming, kayaking or spa and yoga.

Ylang will set sail from a pier on the small island Cat Hai near the city of Hai Phong (approx. 90 minutes drive from Hanoi) and is the only dedicated two-night luxury vessel in this region.

Local artisans contributed to Ylang’s decoration so Ylang features a splendid blend of Asian-Vietnamese design with Indochinese details.

Of the 10 suites aboard, four are high-end Regent Suites with floor space of up to 54sqm. The front facing premium suites feature a Jacuzzi on their balcony.

Heritage Line has started begun to offer contractual rates with launch discounts of up to 20% to accredited business partners like The Travel Authority Group if you book before 28 February 2019.

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JUST BACK FROM: CANADA

Senior Corporate Consultant, Julia Trinh, recently returned from a familiarisation trip to Canada with our good friends at Air Canada and Destination British Columbia.

“Experiences like this ensure that our people have their fingers on the pulse, and nurture professional relationships with our suppliers that benefit all of our clients”, says says The Travel Authority Group’s Managing Director, Peter Hosper.

Air Canada’s Boeing 777 Premium Economy cabin

Julia travelled in Air Canada’s Premium Economy and Economy class cabins in October 2018, and stayed at:

  • Fairmont Chateau Whistler
  • Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
  • Pan Pacific Vancouver
  • Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Julia also undertook hotel inspections at the following properties.

In Whistler:

  • The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler
  • Hilton Whistler Resort & Spa

In Vancouver:

  • Georgian Court Hotel
  • The Hampton Inn and Suites Vancouver Downtown
  • Rosewood Hotel Georgia
  • St Regis Hotel
  • Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel
  • OPUS Vancouver

The contemporary urban styling of OPUS Vancouver.

Julia departed Sydney on Air Canada flight AC34 operated by a Boeing 777-200LR (Long range) aircraft, and was very fortunate to receive an upgrade to the airline’s Premium Economy class. We asked Julia about her Premium Economy experience.

“I was in an aisle seat (13C) in the Premium Economy cabin which has a 2-4-2 seat configuration. The seat width was much more generous than economy at 20 inches (between armrests), and each seat was equipped with personal seat-back entertainment screens.

“For lunch, I enjoyed a warm Kungpao Chicken meal with drinks. A snack was offered midway through the flight and breakfast was served a couple of hours before landing in Vancouver. The Air Canada staff were friendly and efficient; food and facilities on board were excellent and made the 14 hours pass by comfortably”, said Julia.

Air Canada’s Premium Economy seat and service also features:

  • Priority boarding, check-in and baggage handling
  • Greater recline than Economy Class
  • 38-inch seat pitch with ample room to stretch out
  • A single-pin audio jack for your own headset or complimentary earphones
  • A USB port
  • In-seat power at every seat
  • Adjustable headrest, a comfortable pillow and blanket
  • Personal amenity kit

On arrival, Julia and her companions were transferred from Vancouver Airport to Whistler (about a 90-minute drive) by Landsea Charters.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler

In Whistler, we checked into The Fairmont Chateau Whistler and the rest of the afternoon was at our leisure. I went for a 5 kilometre walk around the Lost Lake, and the scenery was so picturesque.

Image credit: Julia Trinh

Fairmont Chateau Whistler is beautiful, and we inspected a few different room types, all with stunning views. This iconic, luxury mountain hotel is nestled at the base of Blackcomb Mountain, has has an on-site golf course, and offers exceptional dining in restaurants like The Wildflower and The Grill Room.

Deluxe Slopeside View Room

At the time of Julia’s stay, the hotel’s leading room type—Alpine Suites—were undergoing renovations to modernise the decor. Renovations were expected to be completed by mid-December 2018.

The property is home to Vida Spa, and also offers the ‘Fairmont Gold’ experience that starts with a private Fairmont Gold reception area on the 8th floor, access to the Fairmont Gold Lounge, Fairmont Gold concierge services and Gold standard accommodation.

Fairmont Gold Room

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EXCLUSIVE EDWARDIAN HOTELS LONDON RATES 2019

We’re delighted to have received brilliant, exclusive 2019 rates from our friends at the luxurious Edwardian Hotels.

Founded by in 1977, Edwardian has been developing leading luxury hotel and hospitality brands ever since.

With an enviable collection of luxurious distinctive hotels—including The May Fair Hotel—Edwardian’s individual style and design encapsulates its unique position in the most desirable locations within London and Manchester.

Our exclusive rates include:

  • Full English breakfast for one guest
  • Priority early check-in (subject to availability)
  • Guaranteed late check-out until 4.00pm
  • Free WiFi
  • Frequent flyer points awarded with partner airlines
  • 20% discount on food purchased on-property
  • £15 F&B credit for Deluxe room and Suite bookings

These exclusive inclusions apply at the following Edwardian properties:

THE MAY FAIR London
From £306 per Queen Superior


The May Fair Hotel is set in the heart of one of the most sought-after addresses in the world.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN HAMPSHIRE Leicester Square
From £272 per Double Superior


With its striking combination of classic red-brick architecture and sleek, contemporary interiors, the 5-star Hampshire hotel has a star quality befitting its position in the heart of the city


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN BERKSHIRE Oxford Street
From £234 per Double Superior


The Berkshire is London’s only hotel with an Oxford Street address, in the centre of the West End.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN MERCER STREET Covent Garden
From £274 per Double Superior


The Mercer Street hotel is a boutique haven in one of London’s most vibrant districts, Covent Garden, a location that will charm you with its cobbled streets and lively character.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN BLOOMSBURY STREET Bloomsbury
From £237 per Double Superior


The Bloomsbury area’s literary heritage is brought to life in the Bloomsbury Street hotel, with its spacious lobby displaying Virginia Woolf’s famous works, wrought-iron staircase, modern artwork and stylish look and feel.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN KENILWORTH Bloomsbury
From £216 per Double Superior


Characterful, cultured and calm, the Kenilworth hotel is warmly inviting and quietly stylish in the heart of Bloomsbury.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN GRAFTON Fitzrovia
From £219 per Double Superior


The Grafton hotel’s 19th century heritage and trendy Fitzrovia location makes it the perfect base to explore famous London attractions, moments from the West End.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN SUSSEX Marble Arch
From £228 per Double Superior


Tucked away in a quiet spot behind London’s Marble Arch, the Sussex hotel is the ideal place to explore London’s sights and attractions.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN VANDERBILT South Kensington
From £210 per Double Superior


The Vanderbilt hotel is a 19th century, Grade II listed townhouse situated in leafy South Kensington, close to numerous museums and Hyde Park.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN NEW PROVIDENCE WHARF Canary Wharf
From £232 per Double Superior


The New Providence Wharf hotel is a sleek, contemporary property with boutique soul on a quiet bend of the River Thames.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN HEATHROW Heathrow Airport
From £134 per Double Superior


The award-winning Heathrow hotel feels anything but an airport hotel.


RADISSON BLU EDWARDIAN MANCHESTER Free Trade Hall, Manchester
From £212 per King Deluxe


The award-winning 5-star Manchester hotel is set inside the historic Free Trade Hall, one of the city’s oldest and most iconic buildings, and is known for its musical past.

The Fine Print: All rates shown are per room, per night, and include breakfast for one guest. Rates include 20% VAT but are subject to availability and change without notice. Rates are correct at 13 December 2018, and apply to stays 01JAN-28FEB19. Contact us for rates beyond 28FEB19.

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