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My World this Month: Nikki in Namibia

What inspired you to travel to this particular destination?

I have always wanted to visit Namibia and was very fortunate to be offered a travel agents' educational tour.  I travelled with 3 agents from the US, 2 from Australia and our South African hostess and we were lucky enough to be there for 11 days.


What piece of advice would you give to any families wanting to visit this destination?

Namibia is a very safe and friendly destination, the landscapes and wildlife are stunning.…

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Michelle Adler & Family in the USA & Mexico

Over the 2015/2016 holiday break, Michelle Adler travelled with her family to Los Angeles, San Diego, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley , Page - Antelope Canyon, Las Vegas in USA and
Playa Del Carmen and Cancun in  Mexico.  What an amazing trip!  Check out what Michelle has to say about it all from the weather, to the hotels, the incredible views and also tasting Cactus Fries in Sedona! 



What inspired you to travel to this particular destination?

As a…

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United Airlines to fly Auckland to San Francisco in 2016

Boeing 787 services to launch on new Pacific route from July 2016.

United Airlines has just confirmed the introduction of non-stop flights between Auckland and San Francisco International Airport, effective from 03 July 2016.

Initially operating three times weekly using 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, the service will expand to a daily 787-9 operation from 30 October 2016.

The move sees United resume direct service to New Zealand, with UA vice chairman and chief revenue officer, Jim Compton, saying…

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Aussie departure cards to be axed in 2016

Australian Federation of Travel Agents chief Jason Westbury confirmed that Australian Departure Cards would be made redundant in 2016!

“It’s going, isn’t that exciting?” Westbury told members of the Helloworld summit in Wellington

Westbury said he’d been on an eight year crusade to have the uneccessary cards abolished, arguing the government collects the data it requires when passports are scanned at immigration and flight information is recorded at the gate.


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New Year, New Look & New Website

Welcome to our new website!

It's a new year, we have a new look for our newsletter and now we have a new website!


Over the past few months we have been working hard to deliver our new website; a website that shines the focus on the needs and the wants of travellers; a website that contains lots of great information on holiday ideas, destinations and a wealth of interesting information, tips and tricks and general travel advice for every traveller under our Travel Tools section.  We…

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Vera Visits Amazing Acre and tastes the best Hummus in Israel


Like many fellow travellers, Vera Schwartzbord has been to Israel quite a few times and each time, she tries to take in a new place.

This time it was Acre (Akko); an often overlooked, yet very worthwhile sightseeing destination in Israel.


Although we had already been to Acre 35 years ago – we knew it was going to be a very different experience with our grandchildren along for the ride.

Our 3…

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Sam takes on Hong Kong & China

Sam Skinner, FBI Travel’s Corporate Travel Team Leader, takes us to Hong Kong and mainland China. Here he takes in The Great Wall, The Emerald Valley, The Terracotta Warriors and more, and let’s us in on which question is every local child’s favourite to ask when meeting any tourist.


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Changes to Canada’s entry requirements

The Government of Canada has introduced a new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), for certain international travellers when they fly to Canada.

Under eTA, citizens from countries other than the United States (U.S.) who do not need a visa to enter Canada will need to obtain an online authorization before flying to Canada.

From August 1, 2015, eligible travellers can apply online for an eTA.


On March 15, 2016, this entry requirement will become mandatory…

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Devine Design Hotels

FBI Travel has been invited to join the "Design Hotels Lifestyle Leisure Program" as an exclusive preferred agent.


This association means discerning clients will enjoy being treated like VIP’s in the lap of luxury, with access to exclusive value adds and amenities, when booking through FBI Travel.

From Bali to Belize, from Barcelona to Bogotá – clients will enjoy these specially selected benefits in more than 70 participating members of Design Hotels™ around the…

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Flightseeing Holidays in your own backyard

Australia is a big place, and if you ask any Aussie, they’ll likely say something along the lines of, “It’s the Lucky Country” or “It’s the best place to live in the world!”


So if it’s such an amazing place to live, then why not take a holiday in your own back yard? 


Sometimes, with such a wide expanse of land to love and so much to see and do, getting around to see the most remote areas can seem like an impossible task.…

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Holiday in your own Backyard

While the Australian dollar takes a holiday from its day job, it might be a good year to take a break right here at home. The dollar in your pocket is still a dollar, just as it was a year ago, you don't need a passport or visa, there's no immigration queue or long-haul flight and you can use data services with your regular service provider without fear.  Here we get a little taste of Tasmania with Vera Schwartzbord and discover the beauty of the Kimberley Region with Janice Weinstock.


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Don't let staff catch the Travel Bug

Are your staff protected from getting sick when travelling overseas?
If your employees travel to many and varied locations around the Globe, then did you know that that there are in fact some countries that require travellers to have had certain vaccinations before they can enter the country. It might pay to do some background research and check, because it might save some headaches along the way and will also make sure that your staff member has adequate time to go to a travel doctor and…

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