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Travelling At Your Pace @ My Travel Expo

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Sometimes when we are eager to get away and see that dreamed of destination like Split and the Dalmatian Coast, or the herds of the Serengeti, or even just a night at the west end in London, we look for tours and groups that suit what we desire and come up empty, sometimes we just need to do it in our own time and at our own pace.

This something we can help you with as easily as we help put you aboard your favourite tour. If you have 3 days or 6 weeks and want to ensure that everything for your trip is organised then we can help. From rail segments, to hotel. From Flights to Transfers. From Sightseeing to attraction passes there are hundreds of opportunities out there for the traveller who wants to see and do it all without hopping aboard a group tour.

With partners like South America Tourism Office, the Africa Safari Co, Beyond Travel, Adventureworld, Wendy Wu Tours and Qantas Holidays we can organise tailor made travel arrangements to suit your needs. Whether you are looking for a privately guided tour of Mexico,  or just a few days in London with sightseeing we can help you organise your holiday.

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“It’s cheaper for me to book it when I get there ..”

Is something that we hear from so many people, and in truth it is a myth. While there are the occasional local specials that are available, a lot of local tours and prices are the same as what you would get by booking through an agency. More, if you book through an agency everything is ready and prepaid, you won’t have to worry about extra finances whilst on holidays !

“We didn’t get to see as much as we hoped for while there ..”

Is the other thing that we hear most from those that want to organise touring  and day trips whilst overseas. As anyone can tell you, when you are sitting in a hotel trying to decide from pamphlets what tour to take or sight to see hours can slip by, availability may not end up being there, and time is wasted that could be better used either sightseeing or really relaxing. Pre-organising your touring not only saves you money, but saves you time and allows you the opportunity to better organise your trip away to do what you want.

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South America Tourism Office, the Africa Safari Co, Beyond Travel, Adventureworld, Wendy Wu Tours and Qantas Holidays are amongst some of our best partners at helping to organise the best trips for individuals, that will allow you to make the most of both your time and your money.

So if you wan’t to get away on a private tour, or a free style holiday then this is your opportunity to talk to the experts all about it! Just come and see us at ..

My Travel Expo.
4pm til 7pm, 22 September 2016,
@ Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Club Worrigree.

Call (02) 4421 5577 for more information

Register Here For Quick Entry!

Travelling With Family @ My Travel Expo

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Many people don’t think that they can travel with family, they dread the thought of looking after kids as they struggle to sight see and get themselves around, and as a result many people who end up wanting to travel end up putting it off until after their children have grown.

We are here to tell you that waiting for the kids to grow up before enjoying your travel dreams is not necessary!

For those travelling with Kids under 5, or just wanting a relaxing break the easiest option for your travels with family is to do a Cruise or Resort Stay Holidays where the kids can be looked after by the Kids Club while you chill, indulging in the occasional day tour or adventure.

With companies like Sunlover Holidays, NCL Cruises, Qantas Holidays and Princess Cruises there are a world of options out there where you can get away, relax and leave the majority of looking after the kids to the professionals, while you kick back and relax. Though you should recall that most kids clubs need children to be at least 3 years of age.

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For those with kids over 5 that is still an option, but there is a world of travelling opportunities out there that are specifically built for families, and will still allow you to get out and see your dream destination – like Peru or Kenya or Vietnam – and bring the kids along on what would be a fantastic journey.

Some operators like Trafalgar, Peregrine and Intrepid have family specific tours. Other companies like G-Adventures, the Africa Safari Co and Adventureworld can prepare tailor made itineraries for you and the family to have a fantastic holiday away that will keep you all enthralled.

Many options can be prepared to be fully escorted – so you have someone else (usually a guide) to help with the kids ! Or you can mix a self drive adventure with some escorted arrangements.

So if you have ever thought of travelling with Children, now is your best opportunity to look into it as we have twenty of our industry experts gathered for one night – most of whom can look after trips with families, be they small children, or teens. So for all the family travel information you want we suggest that you join us for ..

My Travel Expo.
4pm til 7pm, 22 September 2016,
@ Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Club Worrigree.

Call (02) 4421 5577 for more information

Register Here For Quick Entry!

Tasmania with the Experts

In March 2017, My Travel Expert has a fantastic short tour of Tasmania coming, covering the highlights of Hobart and surrounds. Spaces are limited, and if you have ever wanted a taste of Tasmania then this fantastic little 6 day getaway is your chance!

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30th March – 4th April 2017
$1590* Per Person in Share Twin.
Single Supplement $610

Tour Highlights Include: Salamanca Markets, Wrest Point, Bruny Island, Port Arthur, Tasman Peninsula, Sea Cliffs Blowhole, the Devils Kitchen, Doo Town, Tasman Arch, the Botanical Gardens, Mount Wellington, MONA Museum, Rosny Point Lookout and more!

Includes: Return Economy Airfares from Sydney to Hobart with Virgin Australia including all taxes and surcharges*, 5 Nights at the Travelodge Hobart including breakfast  and dinner daily, Derwent River Cruise Mona Entry and one way MONA Ferry , Port Arthur Entry, Guided Tour and Carnarvon Bay Cruise, Pennicott Wilderness Journey , Bruny Island Ferry  Return via Tas Redline Coaches

*Please Note: $200 deposit due within 7 days of booking. Final balance is due 60 days prior to travel. Tour price based on a minimum of 30 travellers, if the end traveller number is less prices are subject to re-evaluation.

To Reserve Your Space Just call
(02) 4421 5577 and ask for Julie!

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A European Evening In Nowra

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From the crumbling castles of the British Isles, to the romantic vineyards of France, from the sun blasted hills of a Santorini street, to the crisp mountain air of the Norwegian Fjords, Europe has an incredibly vast array of sights and sounds to attract the visitor, with many travelling there again, and again and again.

Whether it is a short visit combining city stays and touring in places like London and Rome, taking a river cruise down the Danube or Douro, hopping on a coach tour of the Baltic and Former Russian States, embarking on a self drive holiday of the UK,  or enjoying a cruise around the Mediterranean or Adriatic, Europe seems to call us again and again.

This August 4th, we are hosting a catered evening (so it is essential you RSVP if you wish to attend) to allow six specialists tell you how you can experience Europe in all in splendour. With film presentations and lively talks they will cover everything from cruising the waterways and oceans of Europe, to coach touring, city stays and self drive holidays.

Take this chance to meet the Experts from Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Princess Cruises, Qantas Holidays, Scenic and APT as they share their love for everything Europe at the Worrigee Ex-Servicemans Sports Club from 5pm on the 4th August.

All you need to do to reserve your space is click here and fill out a registration – places are limited, so make sure you secure yours today!

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My Asian Journeys

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Just a short journey from Australia, the Asian Region is a fantastic area for the quick getaway. While many destinations would take weeks on end to see in full, for the traveller with only a week or two to spend, there are a fantastic array of highlight options that will give you an incredible taste of a destination then leave you asking for more, and willing to travel back there again in the future.

For those after their first taste of Asia, our Singapore with the Experts programme this October is the perfect way to get your first feel of a foreign culture without the huge differences that a lot of the mainland Asian destinations provide. From AU$2899 this is a perfect introductory trip to Asia.

For those that are more adventurous we have a couple of introductory tours we are running in early 2017 with the assistance of our longtime partner in Asia – Wendy Wu – to visit the best of Vietnam and the Best of China

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In March we have a fantastic 9 Day Tour of Vietnam, covering the Highlights of Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the Mekong, starting at AU$3450 per person in share twin.

In April we discover the highlights of China over 10 days as we travel to Beijing, Xián and Shanghai, visiting the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the water town of Zhujiajiaou and more, starting at just AU$4026 per person share twin.

Both of these tours will be escorted with a minimum of 16 travellers, both tour departures are guaranteed to operate as scheduled. There are limited spaces on these departures, so should you wish to join them, or talk to us about a journey to Asia, we encourage you to contact us at My Travel Expert on (02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

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A Singapore Sensation!

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Time is running out to book if you wish to join us on Singapore this October! Starting from AU$2899 per person in share twin this programme will take you from Sydney to Singapore to discover the highlights of this Island Nation.

In a mix of set tours, and flexible touring we will visit the historical sights of the city, experience the glory of Chinatown, be awed by the monumental Gardens by the Bay, get an incredible view of the city from the Singapore Fly, have a wildlife encounter at the Singapore Zoo, enjoy the sights and sounds of Sentosa Island, and kick back with a Singapore Sling at the Raffles Hotel.

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9 Days of exploring Singapore including flights, accommodation, entrance fees, transport costs, touring, taxes and more. To secure your space on our Singapore Trip call is today on (02) 4421 5577.

An APT Encounter At Your Doorstep

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Whether you are looking to see the stunning sight of Glacier Bay (pictured above) in the Inside Passage, savouring local delicacies along the Rhone, kicking back with a rum sour in hand in Yangon or basking in the scenic beauty of the Kimberley’s there is one company that is able to get you there in style and comfort  – APT

On the 1st of July 2016, APT is holding their own extensive Expo here, in Nowra, at the Quest Hotel, and if you want to hear about one, two or all of the fantastic destinations they will be talking about all you need to do is register your attendance through My Travel Expert!

The following is the current schedule of sessions:

APT Travel Expo Invite Times

If you would like to register for a session please contact us at My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

My Field Of Lights Experience

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In April 2016 international artist, Bruce Munro, came to Uluru and brought with him an incredible artwork. The solar-powered installation known as the “Field of Lights” is comprised of more than 50,000 stems crowned with frosted-glass spheres and will bloom as darkness falls over Australia’s spiritual heartland, until the end of March in 2017.

To take advantage of this rare event and visit some of the incredible locations around Uluru, while taking the effort to avoid the scalding summer heat, My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters have organised a one off departure to discover the field of lights.

Departing 30th August 2016 from Sydney and returning 2 September this programme covers return airfares and domestic taxes flying with Virgin Australia* , 3 nights at the Voyages Outback Pioneer Hotel in a standard room with full breakfast daily, the Field Of Lights Star Pass, return transfers between the airport and accommodation in Ayers Rock, an Uluru Sunrise and Kata Juta Tour, an Uluru Sunset and BBQ Dinner, and Free Indigenous Guest Activities Programme.

Fully Escorted from Sydney (once we have a minimum of 12 travellers) this programme prices in at AU$1443 per person in share twin!*

If you would like to book aboard this departure or would like further details please contact us at My Travel Expert on (02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

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* Terms & Conditions: Restrictions and Conditions apply. Valid for sale 15 Apr – 31 May 16. Prices are per person, twin share, inclusive of GST & are correct at 15May 16. Prices are subject to change without notice & subject to availability at time of booking. Seasonal surcharges & blackout dates may apply. Vouchers are per room unless otherwise specified. Other room types may be available, ask for details. National Park entry fees are payable direct & not included in package price. Wi-Fi internet may contain reasonable use limits, please enquire at check-in.*based on “s” grade available air fare as at 18 May, if unavailable at the time of booking, best available fare will be applied. Please note that escort and cost is based on a minimum of 12 Travellers

 

A Documentary Showing WHY Travel Insurance Is Important!

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Everyone who books through My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters has heard us ask “Would you like us to help organise your Travel Insurance?”and would have heard the stories on why we – along with the Australian Government and the Travel Industry in General – truly believe that everyone should have travel insurance whenever they travel.

A little while ago, the statement “If you can’t afford travel insurance, you can’t afford to travel”started to become a standard in the Travel Industry here in Australia, and while a bit crass in its delivery its message is sound. Travel Insurance Policy – more importantly a comprehensive coverage, will be there when you need it should you lose your luggage, fall ill whilst cruising, damage a rental car or more! A small investment in a travel insurance policy at the start of your booking arrangements can help save you a lot in the long run should something go wrong.

One of the suppliers whom we are able to issue policies with, Cover-More, go beyond the standard service, not only providing travellers with a fantastic policy and world-wide assistance, but simcards for telephones and an amazing emergency assistance team.

When the earthquakes devastated Nepal, Cover-More pulled out all the stops and did what no-one else thought to do, and now, in a documentary highlighting those actions you can see for yourself why obtaining a travel insurance policy when travelling is so important.

Top let you know what the documentary is about here are a few words from Covermore ..

“It’s just over 12 months since the devastating earthquakes struck Nepal and just over 12 months since one of our proudest moments in Cover-More’s 30 year history.

Cover-More was the only travel insurance company in the world to send an assistance team and an aircraft into Kathmandu to bring customers home.

Now the observational documentary we made about the crisis and Cover-More’s response will be shown in prime time on Foxtel’s National Geographic Channel Shortly, in Australia and New Zealand.

Our Story will go to air at 6.30pm AEST on Monday 16 May 2016 and repeats will follow during the subsequent 7 days.

Our commitment to the safety and protection of our clients is stronger than ever – and the effort you witnessed with our response in Nepal is what we offer to our clients, every day from every single part of our business.”

Take A Quick Preview By Clicking Here!

So we would encourage you all to take a few moments and watch this documentary when it goes to air – screening times are as follows:

Monday 16 May 2016, 6.30pm
Thursday 19 May 2016, 11.30am
Sunday 22 May 2016, 8.30am
Friday 27 May 2016, 2.30pm
Saturday 28 May 2016, 7.30am

If you are planning to travel don’t forget to ask us about Travel Insurance, with Cover-More or the other providers we are able to sell. For information on Travel Insurance please feel free to contact us any time on (02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

 

Vivid – A Last Call!

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Vivid is a fantastic event that has been running in recent years in Sydney,  and this year we have a great departure that will take the traveller from the Shoalhaven (picking up at Worrigee, Nowra or Berry) up to Sydney for a three course dinner cruise with Tyrells House Wine, Tooheys Beer and soft drink included, that will cruise around the harbour and give us some time to view the best of the Vivid lights before heading back to the Shoalhaven.

As of now we have less than a dozen seats left available, and the sale ends Friday! So if you wanted to experience the lights this year now is the time to book!

Departure Date: 15 June 2016 , Cost: AU$129 per person
Call us now on (02) 4421 55 77 to reserve your space!