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Hassle Free Travel @ My Travel Expo

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Whether it is a trip through the heartland of America, the medieval cities of Europe, the ancient cities of South America or the lands of the Maharajah, a lot of people find the thought of how to connect one location with the next, and what to do in those locations exhausting. How to I get from Paris to Cologne? Will I have to wait in a long queue at the Taj Mahal? How many places can I reasonably see in Washington in a day?

Sometimes, when you are ready to experience a location – be in a new country, or part of your own, what you really want is to sit back and relax, enjoy the sights and sounds and let someone else worry about how you get between places, or what you are doing for breakfast. Which is where group touring is a fantastic way to experience locations around the world!

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There are large group tour operators who offer a number of destinations across the world – their inclusions range for the all inclusive luxury style packages of APT, Scenic and Insight Vacations, to the good quality programmes of AAT Kings, Travelmarvel, Globus, Wendy Wu Tours and Trafalgar that cover what you want to see but may not include as many meals or drinks.

For the more budget conscious or those who enjoy a bit of adventure, but like the security of having someone there to look after your problems there are slew of operators running everything from small to large groups like Cosmos or Peregrine, or smaller groups and more intimate experiences with companies like G-Adventures or Intrepid.

Then you have your dedicated small group tour operators that use good quality accommodation, and tie off the ability to see fantastic sights with an intimate touring experience, or a unique focus on the touring, such as is available through operators like Back-Roads Touring, the Africa Safari Co, or National Geographic Journeys by G-Adventures.

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Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Americas. Small groups, adventurous travel, luxury travel, large groups, short tours and longer voyages. There is a group tour out there for everyone, whether its the desire to hike around the Inca Trail or relax in Luxury as you cruise the Danube, there are group programmes available for every style of traveller – and no better way to let someone else worry about the little things while you enjoy the opportunity to explore, visit and make new connections.

So if exploring the world in good company sounds like something you are interested in then now is the time to come and speak with the wide range of group travel experts that will for one night only be accessible 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!

Australia is calling …

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From cruising the Kimberly Coast, braving the the Bungle Bungles, touring Tasmania, seeing the Swan River, discovering Darwin and more .. there is always something to encounter within Australia. That is why we are having one of the Experts come down to give a presentation on some of the best ways to see the land down under!

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If you have been considering a journey through Australia (or New Zealand) and would like to get some ideas from the experts then this is your opportunity. On the 18th November 2015 from 5:30pm for a 6pm start we will have at our offices a representative from AAT Kings to give us a lecture and film presentation on the Kimberly’s, Australia, New Zealand and what there is to see, do and experience across the region.

So, if you would like to join us on the 18th November 2015, just register on the below link!

Discover Australia with the Experts

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While Australia may not be populated with Ancient Cities, Monumental Buildings of a different age, or food and culture that we are not used to, there is an incredible array of sights, sounds, tastes. There are natural landscapes that are unique, pristine and untouched, Cultural Sites of local tribal history dating back over 40,000 years, and more.

From the forested Hinterlands of Tasmania, the panoramic glory of the Kimberleys to the bustle of Sydney and the action of the Gold Coast, there is something in Australia to attract all sorts of visitors .. and sometimes a trip to somewhere in your ‘own backyard’ is just what is needed rather than a trip to a foreign shore.

One of the Tour Operators that can help you either explore a region in-depth going from site to site as you journey through a region (like Tasmania or the Kimberleys), or that can help you case yourself in one locale and then see all that is within an easy journey of that point (such as Cairns or Adelaide) is AAT Kings, one of Australia’s longest running Tour Operators. For AAT King’s Australia (and New Zealand) offers endless fascination and they have a fantastic array of programmes and offers they always have at hand, and are continually expanding their product options.

If you have been considering a journey through Australia (or New Zealand) and would like to get some ideas from the experts then this is your opportunity. On the 18th November 2015 from 5:30pm for a 6pm start we will have at our offices a representative from AAT Kings to give us a lecture and film presentation on the Kimberly’s, Australia, New Zealand and what there is to see, do and experience across the region.

So, if you would like to join us on the 18th November 2015, just register on the below link!

Oh What A Night! My Travel Expo – A Review & Specials

 

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What a fantastic roll-out we had for our Travel Expo yesterday, the largest we have had yet, and in the best venue to date, if I do say so myself!

 

For those Solo Sisters members that attended that we didn’t get a chance to speak with, I hope that you had a chance to talk to some of the providers we are working with on our 2015, 2016 and 2017 departures. I hope that you are excited as we and our travel partners are about some of the upcoming trips from Africa to Kangaroo Island- including the three we revealed on the night: Mississippi Experience in May 2016, Rhine & Rhone Experience in September 2016, and our Mekong Encounter in February 2016.

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My Travel Expo Only Deals!

We have a number of specials and deals exclusive to My Travel Expert – most of these Expire between the 27th March 2015 and the 2nd April 2015 so if you want to take advantage of them the time to act is now! A brief of our Expo specials is as follows:

AAT Kings: Save 10% on selected Guided Australian Holidays and 15% on Selected New Zealand Guided Holidays (Specials available until 2 April)
APT: Save up to AU$400 per couple on APT Tours (available until 2 April)
Backroads Touring: Save up to $300 per couple with Backroads touring (available until 2 April)
Captain Cook Cruises: Save 35% on selected departures (specials available until 2 April)
Insight Vacations and Trafalgar Tours have a fantastic special available until the 31st March where you can save AU$100 per person on tours under 15 days and AU$200 per person on tours over 15 days. In addition to these My Travel Expert will offer a further 2% discount on all Insight and Trafalgar tours booked before the 2nd April!!

We also have a host of other special deals and offers available from our Expo from 10% off special departures to the Greek Isands, Italy and Croatioa with Sun Island Tours, Super Savings on selected properties with ClubMed, Vietnam and Mongolia tours with Wendy Wu, as well as Singapore stopovers from $1. We have African Safari Specials and a Ladies Only Tour from the Africa Safari Co. There are some fantastic deals with APT for  river cruising in Europe, and Princess Cruises have some fantastic flash fares which are bound to sell out within the next two weeks. Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara Club Cruises have a range of specials available with savings and bonuses worth thousands of dollars available.  We have some great specials with Captain Cook for harbour cruises in Sydney and longer cruises around Australia. Qantas Holidays have some great specials for Texas, Hawaii, the Northern Territory and the Australian Open, and their partner company Viva Holidays have some incredible deals to get away and relax in Malaysia, Thailand, Bali and Fiji or to hit the Ski Fields of New Zealand!

 

My Travel Expo Specials!
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The downloadable PDF file linked above contains all of the specials and spot deals from the Travel Expo, it is a fairly large file though so may take some time to read, and we wouldn’t encourage you to kill trees by printing the whole thing!

From the Expo itself and in regards to the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters we do have some fantastic news, reveals and travel requests for the classifieds, all of which will be revealed in the coming days. In the meantime, our thanks to everyone who visited, as well as our industry partners for  making this a fantastic Expo, and dont forget …

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To Take Advantage
Of Our Expo Deals!!!

SSS Update, Early December!

remarkable Rocks 2Seeking Expressions Of Interest: We are still hoping to settle a date for our tour to South Australia and Kangaroo Island, but we do need numbers – if you are interested in the area please let us know! We are also seeking starters for a introductory tour to Bangkok and of course our Christmas Markets tour. For more information on any of these please do not hesitate to contact us!

Classifieds: We have found a partner for the lady seeking a room-mate on Canada, if there is anyone still interested in Canada or our European River Cruise, we do still have a number of spaces available. We also have a lady travelling to China who is not averse to finding a travelling companion prior to going – if you have ever wanted to see the Great Wall, the Terracotta Warriors, the Yangtze or the Stone Forest then perhaps this is the opportunity for you.  We also have a lady looking for a companion to join her in experiencing the Kimberleys either on tour or via cruise, so if you have always wanted to see the top end perhaps this is your chance!

2016 Tour Workshops: So far our workshops for our 2016 Tours (which are all being held in 2015) are starting to fill – the first one in January which will showcase our upcoming Egypt trip now has limited spaces available. Should you wish to sign up to any of our workshops please visit the My Travel Expert facebook page or register directly at Eventbrite!

A Few Solo Specials From AAT Kings

Over the past few months between talking about our events, tours and trips we have been introducing information about providers like Travel Indochina and Peregrine who have a solo matching system in place. These products are great but are not the only ones out there that are thinking of solo travellers. While they are great for the most part due to no single supplements there are providers who are putting together discounted packages for solo traveller such as Insight and AAT Kings.

Specials with these other companies work on a basis of reducing the single supplement costs to as minimal as possible rather than eradicationg them altogether and matching with strangers. So if you don’t mind travelling alone and spending AU$300 on a single supplement rather than AU$600 sounds good (as an example) then let us know and we can see what would match your needs.

For now, here are a few special AAT Kings have let us know about across Australia and Tasmania

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Worlds First “Bowling Bus”

My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters are proud to announce that we have the world’s first Bowling Bus stopping by on the 4th August, details are as below, if you would like to come and take a look, then please let us know!

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