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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!

Journey By Rail @ My Travel Expo

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From the days or the original Orient Express, travelling the world by Rail has been seen as a luxury and ultimate travel experience, and whilst the glamour of rail journeys may have faded a bit there is still an incredible array of rail journeys out there for the traveller to enjoy, from the luxury journeys of the Palace on Wheels or Rovos Rail to the incredible vistas offered by journeys like the Copper Canyon Run in Mexico or the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada.

With partners like Sundowners Overland, Scenic, APT, Adventureworld, the Africa Safari Co, South America Tourism Office, Sunlover Holidays, AAT Kings, Globus and others, we can offer Rail journeys from around the world to tempt you!

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Perhaps the most famous of the Rail Journeys at the moment are those that take a few days, covering several destinations, usually in some of the most scenic places on earth, rail journeys like the ..

The Ghan and the Indian Pacific, are Australia’s two premier rail journeys crossing the country south to north, and east to west respectively, these trains provide a comfortable way to visit and experience the vast reaches of Australia’s Outback and the Red Centre.

Trans- Siberian and Trans-Mongolian, starting from Vladivostok, Beijing or Ulaanbaatar , this is perhaps one of the worlds most renown voyages travelling from the pacific coast all the way through to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Travelling via places like Yekaterinburg and Lake Baikal the sights available as you transit the Siberian Tundra is absolutely incredible!

The Rocky Mountaineer, is perhaps one of the worlds most famous rail journeys covering the mountainous peaks of Rocky Mountains it is a must inclusion for those that love the sweeping vistas and the possibility of wildlife sightseeing. Available as a one way trip from Vancouver to Banff or as a return journey this is one way to see the mighty Rocky Mountains in comfort.

Rovos Rail and the Blue Train, are synonymous with the world Luxury, and a journey aboard either of these trains hearkens back to the days of true luxury rail voyages. An incredible way to get not only a taste of Rail Heritage but a look at some of the more incredible places in Southern Africa, Rovos Rail and the Blue Train are experiences to be savoured.

“El Chepe” the Copper Canyon train, is a fantastic way to explore the Grand Canyon of Latin America, with travel by rail and accommodation at some of the most incredible natural sights in Mexico. With cliff side hotels, local cultural visits, historic sites and natural wonders, this programme is a truly incredible voyage.

These are just a few of the multi night rail journeys available with dozens more available such as, The Devils Snout,  covering the Volcanic Regions and Mountains of Ecuador. The Royal Scotsman covering the Scottish Highlands. The Oriental Express, from Singapore to Bangkok. The Royal Rajasthan, and several other trains, that cover the land of the Maharajahs – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The classic Orient Express running between Venice and London, and so , so many more across the world.

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Rail Journeys are not limited to just multi-day voyages with some of the worlds award winning trains being trips that take much shorter runs – overnight, a day a few hours. These shorter range journeys are usually that highlight either scenic locations, or are a fantastic way to use a overnight trip to get you between locations such as the Glacier Express in Switzerland,  the varying trains that run from Cuzco to Machu Picchu, the Kuranda Scenic Railway in Cairns, the Carson-Wagonlit experience of an overnight train from Aswan to Cairo of the Victoria Trains between Hanoi and Sapa, plus dozens of others world over.

With partners like Sundowners Overland, Scenic, APT, Adventureworld, the Africa Safari Co, South America Tourism Office, Sunlover Holidays, AAT Kings and Globus we can help you embark on nearly any rail journey across the world, and if you are a lover of locomotive travel then now is your chance to speak with the experts 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!

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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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:

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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

APT on Sale!

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Whether it is Cruising down the Rhine, Exploring the back alleys of Siem Reap or marvelling at the Glaciers of the Inside Passage, travelling with APT is an experience you are not likely to forget and that will remain with you for a lifetime.

With the release of the 2017 brochures for APT, NOW is the time to look at booking in your APT journey for next year to get the best of earlybird deals and specials. To make it even better, if you book aboard an APT Journey by the 1st of July, My Travel Expert and Shoalhaven Solo Sisters will throw in the Deposit Cancellation Cover for Free!

With deals in Europe, Asia and the Americas and beyond there is something for nearly everyone with APT. For further details please contact your travel experts on (02) 4421 5577 or by email on nowra@mytravelexpet.com.au

APT Unforgettable

Exhibitor Intro: APT

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Today I would like to take a few minutes to introduce one of our Luxury and Mid-Range Experts that will be Exhibiting at our Upcoming Expo on the 17th March at Worrigee Ex-Servicemans Club. I am talking about a touring company who have become a well recognised brand in Australia over the course of three generations – APT, and their sister company Travelmarvel.

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APT first appeared on the Australian market in the 1920’s and spent decades evolving into the company that it is today. Today they run tours and cruises across the globes, with programmes and packages to suit all sorts of travellers from Rail Aficionados to 4wd Adventurers, from Wilderness Lodges to Botanical Tours, from Touring to Cruising – and cruising is what we are going to talk about today!

APT have a fantastic arrange of cruising options – their most popular, both with the 5 star APT product and the cheaper Travelmarvel alternatives, are river cruises. Between vessels of their own and charted vessels APT can help you set sail on the Danube, the Rhine, the Rhone, the Seine, the Duoro, the Chobe, the Amazon, the Mississippi, the Irrawaddy, the Mekong and the Yangtze.

APT specialises is providing fantastic river cruises, incredible day tours, culinary delights and the ability to unpack once, sit back and enjoy yourself as your floating hotel literally drifts from location to location.

APT also has an incredible array of small ship cruises to take the traveller to the world’s most adventurous destinations and offer some of the most personalised service in exploration whilst ensuring comfort at every turn. Their small ship cruises operate through the Mediterranean, the Norwegian Fjords, the Japanese Isles, the South East Asian Coast and beyond – a small ship cruise with APT guarantees a unique experience you are not likely to forget.  With partners like Holland America Lines and Princess Cruises APT also offers a fantastic selection of Inside Passage journeys.

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So if a luxury cruise where they really do look after you sounds like the way to spend a few weeks why not speak to the Experts from APT at  at My Cruise Expo, on the 17th March 2017 at Worrigee Ex-Serviceman’s Sports Club from 5pm till 8pm!

Register Your Attendance Today!

A Taste of Europe and North America with Travelmarvel

With our APT & Travelmarvel information evening running this evening we thought this was the perfect time to remind everyone of a few set group departures we have running in conjunction with these fantastic companies.

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Rhine & Rhone River Cruise.

This 21 day programme  takes a fantastic trip starting with a few days in Paris before travelling up to Amsterdam where we board our first cruise boat and sail down the Rhine over the course of several days until we hit Basel, where we disembark for a short overland trip to Lyon where we join our second cruise vessel and then cruise down the Rhone to Nice, where we disembark and head for Monte Carlo where we spend a last few nights before heading home.

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With almost 20 locations visited in a 21 day period this tour is a fantastic way to visit one of the more picturesque areas or France, Germany and Switzerland as you cruise through the famed regions of Alsasc and Lorraine, the Black Forest, the edges of the Swiss Alps and into the Cote de Azur.

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Currently available from AU$11,790 per person including varying fly free deals, with the end of the year creeping up on us now is the time to book in your space aboard this departure to ensure that you get the best offers available.

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Canada & Alaska.

Nearly everyone has at some point seen on TV, or on posters, newspaper adverts and other media the scenic lakes and soaring mountains of the Canadian Rocky Mountains .. like Banff which is pictured above. As well as the frozen Glaciers, Grizzly Bears, Pioneer Towns, Modern Cities and unspoilt wilderness that is part of most Canada and Alaska advertisements. For good reason, these places area s truly incredible as the adverts make them seem, and in some cases are even more inspiring when you actually get there!

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Our 21 Day departure leaving in August starts on the Island of Victoria seeing the sights of this incredible region before hopping aboard our tour bus and traversing the highlights of the Rocky Mountains before returning to Vancouver aboard the renown Rocky Mountaineer, where we then board a cruise ship and explore the frontier towns, native american culture, wildlife and scenery of the Inside passage before returning once again to Vancouver where our journey ends.

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This tour has a little something for everybody, and can be enhanced by adding in those little tours that not everyone wants to do – such as Whale Watching, Dog Sledding, Glacier Walks and Rafting on the Mountain Lakes. This programme visits over a dozen location during the tour and has time in every location to really get a feel for the place you are visiting.

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Currently available from AU$9895 per person in share twin, now is the time to book while all the early bird and flight specials are still in full swing.

You can look up more information on our Rhone & Rhine Departure and our Canada & Alaska Departure on our website, or if you want the information straight from the source join us for tonight’s informational session – limited spaces are still available

A World Of Opportunities With APT & Travelmarvel

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Join us on the 28th of October to discover a world of Travel Possibilities with our guest speaker from APT and Travelmarvel. Launching in the 1920’s APT is one of the worlds longest running tour operators and these days in conjunction wit their 5 star product (APT) run an inclusive 4 star service (Travelmarvel) to places across the globe. With these companies you can Climb the Great Wall of China, Sail the Mekong, Visit the Volga, Ascend the Eiffel Tower, Witness the Great Migration, Walk upon Athabasca Glacier, Raft in Lake Louise, Tango in Buenos Aires and More! Do it with Style, do it with comfort – come and join us and see how, with APT and Travelmarvel. Spaces are limited so register today!

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My Travel Expo – First Notice

To all our single travellers, you are lucky enough to be the first to officially here – My Travel Expo is back and we would like to invite you all to come down and take a look at what is on offer!

With over 20 suppliers attending including those with a number of fantastic solo options – such as Wendy Wu and Cosmos, who will match you up on tours with other singles – covering destinations round the world, with all travel styles from Adventure to Luxury, this is a 3 hour experience you will not want to miss!

You can drop on by on the night and try to get in or pre-register your arrival here and guarantee entry! Take advantage of having access to the suppliers to talk about earlybird specials as well as exclusive Expo deals, specials and options!

Note: My Travel Expo is being hosted at Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemans Sports Club at 131 Greenwell Point Road in Worrigee.

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!

 

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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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