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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!

Vivid Sydney – A Night In The City

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On the 15th June 2016, with our partners at Captain Cook Cruises and Stuarts Coaches, we have a fantastic departure leaving from Nowra for a night out in Sydney to Experience the Vivid Festival. Picking up at Worrigee, Nowra and Berry from 1pm. This fantastic day trip includes a  Cruise with Captain Cook Cruises aboard the MV Sydney 200 with a three course contemporary Australian menu Dinner with an open bar of Tyrell’s House Wine, Tooheys New Beer and Softdrinks.

Cost: AU$129 per person
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If you would like to come please call us on (02) 4421 5577 or email nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au to reserve a place now! Please note we are limited with spaces aboard the coaches so if you do want to join then now is the time to make your reservation.

Often we are asked .. what is the Vivid Lights Festival about and the truth is while we do our best to explain nothing truly describes it, but hopefully the below video will give you a fee for what you will encounter in Sydney for Vivid!

So if that entices you to join .. then contact us today! (02) 4421 5577 or nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

 

 

Exhibitor Intro: Captain Cook Cruises

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We have spoken a fair bit so far on a lot of the larger cruise lines, and river cruises and small ship cruises, but today I thought I would introduce to you a local company who specialises in a little different. Today I would like to let you know about one of our favourite local cruise companies who will be joining us at My Cruise Expo on the 17th March at Worrigee Ex-Servicemans from 5pm.  Today I would like to talk about Captain Cook Cruises & Sealink.

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Captain Cook Cruises has a select but incredible array of cruising options to choose from – and those options don’t necessarily mean having to spend days away from home either.

The most accessible cruises Captain Cook Cruises have to offer for those living on the South Coast are day Cruises from Sydney Harbour, with regular sightseeing cruises, breakfast and high tea cruises, dinner cruises and sunset cruises operating almost daily. They also run regular themed night cruises for those wanting to get out and celebrate, as well as cruises operating to take advantage of some of Sydney premier events like the upcoming “Vivid Sydney”in May and June.

They also offer regular Ferry and Charter services around Sydney and for those that do love the long pacific island cruises, Captain Cook Cruises now have a ferry service on port days that will help get you to White Bay Cruise terminal and back from Circular Quay .. so just as handy and as a taxi from Central but much more scenic and a perfect way to start your cruise holiday.

Captain Cook Cruises also run the fantastic Murray Princess, a traditional paddlewheel steamer that operates in South Australia from Mannum that cruises the Murray River, travellinga s far as 360km as it takes you through areas filled with scenic highlights such as the towering sandstone cliffs at Big Bend, or historical and cultural sights such as the Ngaut Ngau Aboriginal Reserve. The Murray Princes is the perfect way to explore the scenery, wildlife, heritage and culture of Australia in a relaxing and comfortable environment.

With its home base so close to Adelaide it is also a great opportunity to hop aboard a Sealink Ferry and visit Kangaroo Island for a day or an extended tour. Sealink also run ferry and Tour Services in Queensland at Magnetic and Palm Islands and in the Northern Territory at Mandorah and Tiwi Islands, expanding the range of regional cruising in Australia that is on offer via Captain Cook Cruises and Sealink.

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Fiji is a popular destination for Austrailan Tourists, and many go there and spend a week or so at the coral coast, others will drop by Fiji on a Pacific Island Cruise, but few really get to see the smaller islands, local communities and hard to get to places like Captain Cook Cruises do.

Captain Cook Cruises run several 4, 4 and 7 day night programmes to the Yasawa Islands, and well as a 7 day Cruise programme to the more remote northern Islands and an incredible 11 day Lau and Kadavu programme that will take you to the smaller islands and communities of Fijis far east before bring you back to Nadi.

Captain Cook Cruises in Fiji offer the perfect chance to combine a tropical getaway filled with snorkelling and reef activities with a cultural and sightseeing programme that will have you seeing more of Fiji then you ever imagined. So if a day cruise in Sydney, a Murray River Experience, or a new way to see Fiji sounds interesting then why not come and see the Expert from Captain Cook Cruises 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!

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!
Click Here To Download Now!

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!!!

March Travel Expo Deals

Good Morning Friends,

Wow, what a turn out for the Travel Expo last night, a fantastic evening. We do have a number of specials that are available only for the next 7 days or so for those that attended (or wanted to but were prevented by inclement weather) and I will run down those specials in a moment, full details are available on contacting our office for all of them.

Before I do that though just a brief update on the Pre-sale and Discount offers on our Tours please note that:

  • European River Cruise, if you book and pay the $250 per person deposit today (28th March) you will still get the Pre-sale price. From Saturday Morning the price jumps by AU$1130 per person in share twin
  • The Canada and Alaska pre-sale is still ongoing but we do advise that anyone interested make a deposit payment and book in as soon as they can to avoid trying to do so at the last minute when the end of the pre-sale is announced
  • We are extending our discount on the Hong Kong Shopping Tour (AU$576) for another two weeks until April 21, so if you want to book in on this tour we recommend doing so soon.

 

Now, for all our Travel Expo deals please review the list below this following image ..

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TRAVEL EXPO DEALS

We have a number of specials available from our recent Travel Expo for those that attended, and those that wished to but were unable due to inclement weather. These are for limited duration and applicable mostly until the 3rd April, special terms and conditions apply for each and full details can be given by the staff at My Travel Expert.

Scenic Tours

Save $500 per couple,on 2014 European River Cruises and Tours, Russia River Cruises and Tours, France River Cruises and Tours, Canada, Alaska, USA, Africa, South America Tours and 2015 Antarctica Tours

Save $300 per couple, on any 2014 China and Jordan Tours, and any 2014/2015 Burma, Cambodia, India, Japan, Laos and Vietnam Tours

Save $200 per couple, on any 2014 Western Australia, Northern Territory, Tasmania & New Zealand Tours over 11 days duration.

APT Tours

Save AU$400 per couple,  on any APT or Travelmarvel Tour or Cruise of 7 days or More.

Globus

Save AU$100 per couple,on any 2014 Globus or Cosmos Tour, Monograms Independent City Stay or 2014 Avalon Waterways European River Cruise.

Insight Vacations:

Save up to AU$200 per couple,on any tour of 14 days of less departing in 2014 from any Insight Brochure

Save AU$400 per couple, on any tour of 14 days or over departing in 2014 from any Insight Brochure.

Azamara Club Cruises

Select from 85 voyages in 2014-15 and choose 1 of these 3 offers:

  •          Choice 1: US$1,000 onboard credit per stateroom
  •          Choice 2: AU$1,000 Air Credit per couple
  •          Choice 3: Free Upgrade, Interior to Oceanview or Oceanview to Verandah

Captain Cook Cruise

Save 25% on Selected Departure Dates

4 Night Outback Heritage Cruise, Outside Cabin from AU$1069.25 per person

Normally AU$1645 per person. Departing Monday 1630 from Mannum, South Australia, disembarking  Friday 0900

Selected Dates: 14 April 2014, 05 May 2014, 12 May 2014, 19 May 2014, 26 May 2014

Includes: All meals, An exciting selection of shore-side tours, guided nature walks and eco-excursions, onboard presentations, use of Spa & Sauna & Gym, Captain’s Dinner & Cocktail Party, Live Entertainment, 24 hour self-service tea and coffee bar, complimentary scenic coach transfers in Adelaide or car parking in Mannum.

Celebrity Cruises:

Book and Oceanview Stateroom or above on one of our ex-Australia voyages and receive one of the following four amazing perks:

  •          Free Classic Beverage Package for Two
  •          Up to US$300 onboard Credit
  •          Free Gratuities for two
  •          Up to AU$600 Air Savings

Princess Cruises

Receive a 50% reduced deposit and bonus onboard credit for bookings made on any Princess Cruise before 03 April.

AAT Kings:

Limited time Early Bird Specials for New Zealand bookings paid in full by the 28th April 2014 including the Best of New Zealand, New Zealand Vista, Northern Discovery and Southern Spotlight

Bench International

5% off Holidays to South Africa,as featured in the Bench International 2014 Africa Brochure for Travel between March and October 2014.

Essentially South Africa,16 Days from AU$1945 per person share twin, for departures 18 May, 15 Jun , 13 July and 17 August. Full details available from My Travel Expert

Contiki

Save up to AU$100 per booking, on any bookings made with Contiki for Europe, Asia, Latin America, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Driveaway Holidays

Save 10%, on any bookings made by the 3rd April

Intrepid

Save 10% on the Intrepid Group Tours including:

  •          Vietnam Express Northbound, was AU$937 per person, now AU$844
  •          Best of Morocco, was AU$1046 per person, now AU$942
  •          Sacred Land Of The Incas, was AU42695, now AU$2426

For all brochure departures until 30 November 2014.

Peregrine

Save 10%on any Peregrine tour by booking and paying a deposit by 4 April

 

For Further information contact:

My Travel Expert
129-131 Junction Street, Nowra, NSW 2541  Telephone: 02 4421 5577 e-mail: nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au