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Welcome to New England Travel Centre
Our Most Recent Happenings:
New England Travel Centre is proud to be Sponsoring the
Tour De Rocks
- A local fundraising bike ride. Starting April the 18th, riders will be cycling over three days between Armidale and South West Rocks and all funds will go directly towards finding a cure for cancer. Good luck to our team and all other riders supporters!
We will also be sponsoring the
Australian Celtic Festival
held in Glen Innes on May 2nd- 5th. 2013 will be particularly spectacular as it is
the ’Year of Scotland’! Events will include the Australian Celtic Music Awards, Fun Run, Strongman event, Yard dog championships and lots of performances!
New England Travel is very proud to have achieved Qantas Platinum status for the 8th year in a row. This is recognition as being one of the leading 100 agencies in Australia.
Our recent travels...
Many of our consultants have been travelling to an amazing variety of destinations across the globe. These trips always bring valuable and important knowledge to our consultants which is in turn passed on to you - our clients. Whether visiting well-known monuments and tourist sites or getting ’off the beaten track’ in remote areas, nothing can match the knowledge and excitement of a place which is gained by experiencing it first hand.
won a trip to
which she describes as ’A city on steroids!’ Kay was amazed by the extravagance of the city which is constantly changing and growing. One day Kay went skiing in the morning at The Dubai Mall, to swimming with Dolphins in the afternoon then enjoying a traditional feast in the sand-dunes at night!
has returned from an educational to
Singapore and Penang
. Both places offer great opportunities to relax and unwind and yet also offer some cultural experiences such as a Snake Temple! Jessica even managed to squeeze in some great bargain shopping. Jessica was particularly impressed by the resorts and their facilities in Penang and can now make some great recommendations if you are in need of a relaxing beach holiday!
went on her first educational to
and had a fabulous time. Some highlights included having breakfast with the Orang-utans at The Singapore Zoo, exploring China Town, Little India and Arab Street and enjoying a night river cruise from Clarke Quay. Nicole also discovered the wonders Universal Studios on Sentosa Island and sipped a cocktail at the top of the new Marina Bay Sands Hotel overlooking the city!
spent 4days experiencing
with Queensland Rail and visited some Aussie icons such as the Qantas Founders Museum at Longreach, the Waltzing Matilda Centre and the Age of Dinosaurs in Milton and travelled on the ’Spirit of the Outback’ and the ’Westlander’ trains.
won a trip to
with Air Canada and spent 5days at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. This was Chris’ first time skiing and she also tried out lots of other winter activities such as Tubing, Snow mobiling, and Dog Sledding.
had an amazing adventure travelling overland with Intrepid through
from Victoria Falls to Capetown
Her favourite highlights included hot air balooning, skydiving and climing giant sand dunes in Namibia. Katie loved spotting hippos and elephants in the Okavano Delta, and seeing the ambunant wildlife at Hwange, Chobe and Etosha National Parks.
took part in an educational to
and enjoyed a variety of activities including sea kyaking, elephant trekking, seeing the James Bond island, relaxing and sipping cocktails by the pool! Jacqui also won an APT competition where she had a brilliant time ruising between Budapest and Nuremberg and
wandering through all the Christmas markets along the way!
and visited the iconic Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, where she also walked along the Sandgate route of the Inca trail. Verni also enjoyed an excursion to Lake Titicaca and spent time in Lima and stopped over at Santiago in Chile.
Craig, Sue and Kay
had a private tour of the Qantas A380 so if anyone wants to know anything about the new A380 they are now experts!!!
had a very successful group trip combing two European Rivercruises on the
with a focus on Tuliptime and Floriade
Some of the group also added on a wonderful tour around
enjoying the spectacular mountain and valley views throughout the tour
has returned from Turkey with another group after they discovered the wonders of Cappadocia, Antalya, Xanthos, Patara, Bodrum, Aphrodisias, Ephesus and Gallipoli.
enjoyed a very relaxing cruise up the Mekong through
Vietnam and Cambodia
. Sue particularly liked Siem Reap and the spectacular temples of Angkor Wat. She loved
Myanmar where she
cruised down the Irrawaddy and experienced the wonders of this amazing country. Most recently Sue travelled to
and cruised down the Yangzte river and is now an Asian River Cruising expert!
travelled to Asia twice last year exploring
Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Cambodia
. Some of her favourite highlights included sunrise over Angkor Wat, shooting an ex Vietnam War AK47 at the Cu Chi Tunnels and relaxing on the beach in Langkawi.
These are a few of the amazing destinations that our consultants have been visiting recently. Many new adventures are in planning and we will be updating you on there outcomes in our next update!
If you are interested in a particular destination, no matter how large or small, please drop in and ask if any of our consultants have been there. Chances are, someone in our office has!
Travel Advise for USA
International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States
under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security
All eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program
must apply for authorization. You can apply online at
Please be advised that New England Travel is no longer taking bookings for bus
and train bookings within Australia.
All Greyhound and Countrylink bookings can now be made directly:
Phone 13 20 30
Phone 13 22 42
New England Travel is a member of Travelscene American Express, winners of
best travel agency group 2006 & 2008 at the AFTA national travel industry awards
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