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HE WAS probably nagged into it by his daughters but G Adventures founder Bruce Poon Tip is offering agents the hottest concert tickets of the decade.

As part of its worldwide ‘You Belong with G Experience’ campaign, eight agents from Australasia will see ‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ in London this August.

This is the biggest agent experience G Adventures has ever offered, with top sellers from different countries around the world heading to concerts in Toronto, New Orleans and London.

“I don’t know how it gets better than this,” said Poon Tip. “I have two daughters, so I’ve heard every album, listened to the radio.

“For all the Swifties out there, this is set to be the most hotly contested travel agent experience G Adventures has ever run – like, ever. I hope you all wanna hang out, because you belong with G.”

The top seller for each month will earn a space from January 1 through to July 31. Wild card tickets will be announced in coming months.

Tickets will be awarded via cumulative sales, with the first two winners being awarded at the end of January, then one new winner each month from February to July.

G Adventures has also announced its popular reward program, Change Makers, is returning this year with 15 agents from Australasia earning a spot at the third Change Makers GX Summit taking place later this year.

Some 75 winning agents from around the globe will be brought together to celebrate the impact of community tourism alongside G Adventures team members, suppliers and media.

Last year saw close to 400 attendees at the event in Peru but the location of this year’s summit is yet to be announced.

fancy a fam to bali?

EIGHT AGENTS have the chance to experience the five luxurious AYANA resorts in Bali on a famil trip scheduled for later this year.

The trip will take place during May and includes flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide or Perth to Bali and onto Labuan Bajo.

Winners will get to sample the renowned AYANA Komodo resort on Flores Island and enjoy a drink at the famous AYANA Rock Bar.

There are three simple steps to enter the AYANA fam trip draw:

  • Follow on instagram @travelloop_representation
  • Make a booking to any AYANA resort between now and February 29 for travel anytime (the more bookings made increase your chance of winning)
  • Email [email protected] with a link or copy of the booking/s.

Winners will be announced on March 5.

AYANA is the largest integrated resort in Bali located in Jimbaran and comprises four award-winning individual resorts, plus their resort in up-and-coming Labuan Bajo in the heart of the Komodo National Park.

The five resorts include AYANA Resort Bali, AYANA Segara Bali, AYANA Villas Bali, RIMBA by AYANA Bali and AYANA Komodo.


AGENTS HAVE the chance to win a Fabergé pendant worth more than $14,000 in a sales promotion from Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

The Heritage Yelagin yellow gold diamond and red guilloché enamel petite egg piece features 11 round white diamonds.

Set in 18-karat yellow gold, the red guilloché enamel egg pendant is 14mm and comes complete with an 18-karat yellow and rose gold 45cm chain.

“We are incredibly excited to launch our richest incentive yet to celebrate the recent launch of Seven Seas Grandeur,” said Lisa Pile, Vice President Sales & General Manager, Asia Pacific, Regent Seven Seas Cruises.

To win the bauble advisors need to make the most new deposited bookings on applicable Upgrade Your Horizon sailings from January 3 to February 29. The winner will be notified by March 14.

There are more than 400 eligible sailings, including Seven Seas Grandeur’s maiden season of voyages and Seven Seas Explorer’s adventures through Alaska and Asia.


A LUXURY expedition cruise is up for grabs for agents thanks to an incentive from Abercrombie & Kent.

Advisors who book three staterooms on any 2024–25 A&K luxury expedition cruise before March 31 can earn a free cruise for themselves and a guest on any eligible luxury expedition cruise.

Backed by more than 30 years of experience, A&K offer 17 high-end cruises to all seven continents, including some of the most remote and least-visited destinations on earth.

Cruises cover the Eastern Mediterranean and the Greek Isles, the pristine reefs and beaches of Papua New Guinea, the islands of Japan and the epic ice-walls of Antarctica.

All exclusively chartered vessels are limited to no more than 199 guests, affording a private balcony with every stateroom and an impressive staff-to-guest ratio.



THE CHANCE to share in more than $50,000 worth of prizes is on offer to agents with the launch of Entire Travel Group’s new Travel Showcase & Soirée.

Each of the three events will feature interactive product and destination learning experiences, each specifically crafted to help Australian travel agents increase their sales.

“This is a rare change for agents to gain a competitive advantage by forging connections with more than 35 leading suppliers and tourist boards, while also having a fun evening with friends and colleagues,” said Greg McCallum, Sales and Marketing Director.

“We want to give agents the best of both worlds, so our summer soirées will feature DJs, multiple holiday giveaways and immersive culinary journeys.

“Plus, agents will get to hear from keynote speaker, Mark Carter, a former European tour leader who has transformed himself into one of the world’s most inspiring speakers.”

Events will take place in Brisbane (February 13), Melbourne (February 14) and Sydney (February 15).

“Our inaugural events will kickstart 2024 and mark the inception of an enduring tradition, with the Entire Travel Group Showcase & Soirée destined to become a cornerstone of the Australian travel industry’s event calendar.”


RELEASE YOUR inner Spielberg and advisors could be in the picture to win a $2,000 travel voucher.

Intrepid Travel have just launched their first agent incentive of the year, ‘Experience More in 2024’, celebrating the new trips on offer this year.

As part of the promotion, advisors are being invited to submit a short video for the chance to win one of 10 Intrepid vouchers worth $2,000 each.

In 30 seconds or less, agents must answer the following questions in their submission video:

  • What is your ‘travel goal’ for 2024?
  • Which Intrepid trip would you take to achieve this goal? (the trip name, style and theme must be mentioned).

All videos must be filmed in portrait mode and are to be submitted via email to [email protected] (full details available on the Agent Hub).) The promotion runs until February 29.

“This incentive aims to reward our dedicated agents and help them fulfill travel goals in 2024,” said Yvette Thompson, General Manager of Sales & Partnerships ANZ at Intrepid Travel.

Agents looking for travel goal inspiration can check out Intrepid’s The Goods with more than 100 new trips and experiences added in 2024.

Luxury Villa


LUXURY ESCAPES have launched a new industry booking portal for Aussie travel agents. 

The move comes in response to industry demand and will allow Australians to book exclusive Luxury Escapes travel deals via their travel agent of choice.

Launching in March, the portal  here  also provides commissionable access to exclusive cruise and tour product at market leading rates.

Luxury Escapes works directly with tour operators and DMCs to allow for some of the best tour rates globally.

“We’ve always loved the trade and the ability to work with literally thousands of agents across Australia at scale is hugely exciting for us,” said Adam Schwab, co-founder and CEO of Luxury Escapes. 

“The launch of our new industry portal allows us to give access to agents to our very best product and importantly, pay agents for the incredible work they do helping customers every single day.”


INTERNATIONAL RAIL has launched an agent incentive in collaboration with Eurail, offering Australian advisors a $100 Wish Gift Card.

The promotion for Eurail pass sales of $1,000 or more has been timed with the peak selling season for Australian and New Zealand travellers planning their summer European holidays.

“There is a multitude of Eurail passes that agents can offer their clients, covering all types of travellers, budgets and destinations,” said Jason Tarabo, IR’s head of product, marketing and innovation.

“Eurail passes can include 10- and 15-days travel over a two-month period, 15- and 22-days continuous travel and one/two/three months continuous travel throughout 33 countries in Europe, including France, Italy, Germany and many more.”

The promotion will continue until the 60 Wish Gift Cards have been given away.


AGENTS CAN access discounted tourism experiences across Canada thanks to a new initiative from Destination Canada.

The new rewards program is open to agents who complete the Canada Specialist Program (CSP) training modules and reach Platinum status.

Launched as a new section of the online CSP, agents can track their progress and upon reaching the Platinum level they will be able to see their personalised badge and a link to the rewards program.

The badge and certificates on completion are useable to promote their Canada knowledge to clients.

“Destination Canada has continued to work to update and ignite agents’ enthusiasm for Canada with new CSP modules, exclusive CSP fams and CSP webinar training,” said Nathan McLoughlin, Trade Account Director.

“Experience has shown us that providing agents with the means to access tourism experiences on their own personal travels is a key force in ensuring the industry is able to sell Canada to their clients.”

Cruise into agent savings

UNIWORLD IS offering 60% off savings for travel advisors on select river cruises.

Advisors who book up to two staterooms on select spring European itineraries before February 29 will qualify for the discount.

Sailings include ‘Brilliant Bordeaux’ exploring France and its wines across three rivers on the S.S. Bon Voyage.

Othe cruises include the classic ‘Enchanting Danube’ from Budapest to Passau sailing through the heart of Europe on the Danube River onboard the S.S. Maria Theresa.

Agents must also complete Uniworld University to be eligible for TA Rates and can learn more via this link.

Uniworld has also launched a promotion for solo travellers, waiving the single supplement on many of their most popular European itineraries.

“We’re excited to provide our loyal travel advisors with special savings for 2024,” said Ellen Bettridge, President and CEO of Uniworld.

“Advisors are essential members of the Uniworld family, and there’s no better way for them to communicate the Uniworld difference to their clients than experiencing it for themselves.”