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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:

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

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

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

 

Solo Asia with Wendy Wu

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Here at Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert, when we work to match up Solo Travellers our aim to see that we match you up with someone that you believe you might be compatible with. We do know though that there are those solo travellers out there who don’t mind who they are matched up with –  and figure on a tour of a week or two they should be able to put up with a stranger for a week or two.

For BOTH of those kind of travellers, we have something here you may like!

Wendy Wu, one of our preferred industry partners have 3 fantastic Solo Departures on offer for 2016 with voyages to India, Vietnam and China. Inclusive of Airfares, Sightseeing, Accommodation, Visas, some meals and more these tours also offer no single supplement costs  and guaranteed single rooms on all 3 departures!

So if you have always wanted to get a taste of  China, Vietnam or India now is the time! Just contact My Travel Expert and the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters on (02) 4421 5577 or email us today at nowra@mytravelexpert.com.au

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Encounter Singapore With The Experts

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On the doorstep of South East Asia, Singapore, is the first step for many travellers encountering Asian Culture for the first time. Modern, Metropolitan and Magnificent, My Travel Expert wants to show you what we are doing in Singapore this October with a fantstic group tour taking in the highlights of this incredible Island Nation. From Steel Gardens to Wildlife Parks there is always something in Singapore to experience and we want to show it to you! So join us on the 11th of February  from 4pm and see what we are planning, and if interested place your name down on this one off departure!

To register just Click Here!

 

Exhibitor Intro: Holland America

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With the current cruise market for Australian Travellers there are a number of five-star cruises that visit our shores, but none with the regularity of Holland America Lines, who will be one of our fantastic Exhibitors at My Cruise Expo on the 17th March 2016.

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In operation now for over 140 years Holland America Line is known by many Australians as one of the best ways to encounter the Inside Passage whilst in Canada, with a cruise from Vancouver or Victoria, up through the Islands to Juneau or Alaska, and then usually back again.

Holland America Line does a lot more than the Inside Passage though – as fantastic as those trips are. Holland America Line run regular cruises through the Caribbean, South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific, the Mediterranean and usually have a number of round world cruises each year for those looking to circumnavigate the globe by sea!

What Holland America Line is known for is their excellence of service, with an average of one crew to every two travellers, its heritage of elegance, and its spectacular shows and onboard entertainment. An upmarket experience of cruising that has its roots in the earliest trans-Atlantic voyages, but has grown with time and desires. From fine dining to dancing with the stars, Holland America Line is an experience from embarkation till cruise end!

If you have ever wanted to cruise the Adriatic and visit the Dalmatian Coast, or the Greek Islands, if you have ever desired to Cruise around New Zealand, or circumnavigate the globe. If you have ever desired to explore one of the worlds most incredible region, in comfort and high style, then Holland America Line may be the choice for you. So why not come down and speak with the Expert at My Cruise Expo, on the 17th March 2017 at Worrigee Ex-Serviceman’s Sports Club from 5pm till 8pm!

Register Your Attendance Today!

 

 

Holiday Hours

Feliz Navidad ! Or do we say Kala Christougenna, Nollick Ghennal, Maligayang Pasko, Jwaye Nowel, Vroljik Kerstfeest, Nadelek Lowen ,that is to say …

 Merry Christmas!

The team at the Shoalhaven Solo Sisters and My Travel Expert would like to take a few moments to thank everyone for a fantastic year, and we hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year break and we look forward to helping you all in the new year when you are ready to start booking your next trip!

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Christmas Is Almost Here, But Don’t Forget To Plan For Next Years!

Christmas and the Festive Season is just about on us .. or if you celebrate like the Dutch who started on December 6 with St Nicholas Day, your month of festivities has already begun!

The thing is, whilst most of us know what we are doing this year, for Christmas, and most probably for January, there are very few who have yet given 2016 a thought. If you are looking to Travel over December 2016 / January 2017 now is the time to start thinking of that time of year, to look into what you want to do and start sounding out possibilities.

For those of us here in Australia Christmas is a time of sweltering heat, bushfires, blowflies, outdoor barbecues, of sun, surf and sand. Few of us have experience a traditional White Christmas or the typical Snow Season of the Northern Hemisphere and all that the season entails.

If you want to experience how the other side of the world sees Christmas, and the tail end of the year there are plenty of opportunities to get out there and explore the Northern Winter next Summer! You could take a tour of the Christmas Markets in a number of European Countries, and all the delectable food, and culture that goes with them. You could take to the slopes and  go Skiing in Japan, Canada or the Swiss Alps. If you are a little more adventuresome you could stay at an Ice Hotel in Romania or Lapland, or even rent out a cabin for the Winter and experience how cold it really gets in Siberia! You could head to the mountains of Japan and enjoy the Hot Baths, visit the North of China and enjoy the Ice Festival at Harbin or take in one of the few North Hemisphere Winter Tours that run in December and January.

As you can see there is an incredible array of Winter Experiences for the traveller to experience, and deciding which is the one you want to do NOW is important! Airfares for next December will start becoming available in Late January, and for January by late February, and for these periods if you know when you want to fly its best to make arrangements early because flights fill with people visiting friends and relatives early in the year – so early bookings are essential to getting the best prices. Early booking will also ensure your space in places that may have limited accommodation or space such as some of the more remote Ski Lodges, Antarctic Cruises, Ice Hotels or Boutique Tours.

So take some time this Festive Season to speak with the loved ones about your plans for the same time in 2016/2017 and if a December or January Escape to the cold north sounds appealing, then drop by to speak with us in the New Year to begin planning your next cool escape.

A Quick Cruise

Sometimes it is nice to head off on a quick break, or to get your first taste of something with a short trip.

To that end we have a pair of cruises on offer for any single travellers looking to try out a new travelling companion, couples looking for a quick break, or if you just enjoy travelling in good company!

So if a short break away sounds appealing just get in touch with us!

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Seeking Dubai ..

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In the last few decades Dubai has become more than a stopover port on the way to other European or Middle Eastern Destinations. Dubai and the surrounding UAE including Abu Dhabi has become a thriving tourist destination in its own right with an incredible mixture of modern marvels and ancient sights, a destination of culture, history, shopping, sports and recreation –  a destination for travellers of all ages.

Which brings me to the point of todays short post. Hot off the press of our classifieds section, we have notice that we are seeking a female traveller to join one of our members on a trip to Dubai in February 2016. Our young traveller is heading out from Sydney and looking to spend some time in some quality company (which we hope one of you can provide) while exploring the fascinating sights, sounds and tastes of the United Arab Emirates and Dubai in particular.

So if a trip to the gateway to the Middle East sounds of interest, then why not contact us today and see if you may be a suitable companion for our Dubai bound traveller.