Qantas to launch biggest ever earlybird offer.Qantas will release its full 2015 Early Bird range overnight, for the first time offering earlybird specials on flights to North America, South America and South Africa in addition to UK/Europe.The earlybirds will be accompanied by a major trade and consumer promotion, with travellers offered double Qantas points for the first three weeks of the selling period and an agent incentive featuring a host of prizes including a First Class return trip for two to London as well as Business Class tickets to New York, Santiago and Johannesburg.Qantas is also offering up to two free stopovers, the ability to combine UK/Europe fares with stopovers in North or South America, South Africa, Asia or the Middle East, and common rated fares to select destinations beyond the QF network.The QF earlybirds are on sale until 11.59pm AEST on 19 November 2014, for UK/Europe travel between 01 March and 30 September 2015, and for North and South America and South Africa travel between 01 March and 31 August 2015.More information in tomorrow's Travel Daily.
Us TOUR operator Gate 1 Travel has launched a new office in Australia, with the business headed up by Russ Masterton, formerly a top consultant with the TravelManagers group.
RED Gum Resources, the WA mining firm which is reinventing itself to become a “significant player in the leisure and tourism industry,” has amended the terms of its purchase of Holiday Planet, Asia Escape Holidays and Motive Travel, with the shareholders agreeing to a “reduction in the cash up-front consideration”.
EMIRATES has this morning unveiled “highly competitive” Europe earlybird fares for next year’s peak travel period, leading in at just $1,521 for Economy return flights to Dublin.
FLIGHT Centre will shortly introduce a new “city concierge” service for its clients travelling in London and New York.
THE alliance between Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines has taken a further step forward after the carriers put in place “reasonable assurance” they would maintain current service levels on the Singapore- Christchurch route.