Celebrating 70 years of success - Horizon Travel S.A.

Celebrating their 70th anniversary of success this year, Horizon Travel S.A. continue to create incredible and stirring programs across the breathtaking scenery of Greece. Signifying their longevity and strength by reaching such a milestone, you can place your full confidence in Horizon to guide your clients through an adventure that honours and amplifies the civilization of Greece and breathes their passionate nature.

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Click here for a glimpse of what has been achieved by Horizon Travel S.A since 1948

 

For more information about Greece or to request a tailored proposal please contact us.


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Visa application for New Zealand citizens travelling to South Africa just got easier!

Wonderful news - There has been some relaxation on the visa application process for visitors to South Africa.

If you live outside of Auckland or Wellington, you may have a third party (relative, friend or travel agent) submit your application on your behalf. All applicants aged 18 and over will need to provide a signed letter stating that they give them authority to act on their behalf.

South Africa visa applications are submitted at the South Africa Visa Application Centres, and not at a High Commission/Embassy.

There are two points of application;

Wellington: Level 31 Regus Reception, Plimmer Tower, 2-6 Gilmer Terrace, Wellington 6011

Auckland: South African Visa Application Centre, Ground Level Suite 2, 87-89 Albert Street, Auckland -1010

TEL: +649 217 2863

EMAIL: info.sanz@vfshelpline.com

To apply for a visa please visit: http://www.vfsglobal.com/region/newzealand/

We look forward to working with you on bringing your clients to magical Africa.

The Dragonfly Africa Team

 

Please contact us for further information or to request a proposal for South Africa.


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Celebrating 15 years - Karma House Jordan

This April, Karma House celebrates their 15 year anniversary since their inception back in April 2003.  Fifteen years full of great moments including successes, challenges, ups and downs, tears and laughter, and most of all achievements.  Despite all the regional turmoil,  Karma House Jordan managed to remain resilient and succeeded in maintaining the highest standards of excellence in providing top quality services to their clients, thus maintaining its position as a major DMC in Jordan.

When Karma House was created back in 2003, their aim was to “Exceed Clients Expectations“ –  and by having a great team who are loyal, creative and devoted, they managed to achieve this goal.

As they are now entering a new phase with new visions and aspirations, they have decided to refresh their branding and are excited to share their new identity and logo,  which maintains elements and characteristics of their beloved Jordan. The new logo depicts Karma House’s new vision of  “Providing an exceptional tailor-made experience in Jordan for all types of travellers”. Whether travelling for business, leisure, educational, cultural, experiential, or other purposes, KARMA HOUSE are your partners.

Their new logo is the face and base of their organisation.  It is a graphical representation of their identity, capturing all that Jordan has to offer from its ancient monuments, nature reserves and a rich cultural unique experience. It is divided into two parts; the first part being the modern geometric lines representing the map of Jordan and second part being the colour blocks which represent the colours that can be found across the diverse and unique landscapes of Jordan. The tip of the map heading up, represents the new phase that Karma House DMC is heading for, full of positive energy and looking forward to a yet further success and a brighter future.

Contact us for more information or to request a tailored proposal of Jordan with Karma House.


Exhilarating F1 Grand Prix 2018 programs by Pacific World

Looking for an adrenaline rush?

Pacific World are creating inspiring and exciting events focusing on the renowned Formula One races that take place across Asia throughout the year. Take a look below at some of the destinations where your clients can experience the F1 thrill first hand.

 

 

Contact us for more information or for a tailored proposal to  Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Shanghai or Japan.


Unbeatable Connections – DMS Connect

Making its mark on the industry for its 18th consecutive year, DMS Connect was triumphantly held in Auckland, Melbourne and Sydney late March. The shows united an affluent cast of MICE and high-end leisure specialists with the companies esteemed network of DMC experts, along with a variety of industry partners providing an all-encompassing experience.

At the forefront of customer satisfaction, DMS aligns itself with key industry leaders to showcase some of the markets most sort after experiences via an array of educational door prizes. This year’s generous sponsors included Air New Zealand, Emirates, Fiji Airways, Hawaiian Airlines and LATAM Airlines.

Marissa Fernandez, managing director added “As the market matures it is evident that we need to continue to expand and progress to cater to the ever-changing incentive palate. We were thrilled to be able to educate the market on emerging destinations this year at Connect , having our partners from Pacific World extend their presentation to include Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Taiwan; Spectra on Scotland and Tekser Tourism Travel Inc on Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.”

Connect also launched the representation company’s newest edition, DMC Vanuatu. Vanuatu is a jewel within the Pacific which is virtually untapped by the incentive market, allowing innovative and quirky experiences to be had for the well-travelled group looking for an authentic experience.

Connect goes from strength to strength year on year and it continues to be earmarked as the must attend event of the year for professionals within the international travel and incentive sphere. The pioneers in DMC representation and destination consulting will be back with their well-reputed showcase in 2019, with dates being announced very soon. Stay up to date by visiting - http://destinationmarketing.com.au/dms-connect/


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Air New Zealand is making it easier with non-stop flights from Auckland to Chicago

Air New Zealand is pleased to announce from November 2018 it will start operating services non-stop between Auckland and Chicago for a whole new chapter of USA travel adventures. Not only is Chicago one of the most exciting cities in the USA, it's the launch point for other top destinations including Washington, Toronto & Montreal, just to name a few.

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Air New Zealand will fly up to three times a week from Auckland on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays to Chicago O'Hare International Airport, the non-stop service will be operated by the 787-9 V2 Dreamliner.

Click here for more information.

This exciting new route offers the opportunity to expand your clients program to Chicago to experience the creative and innovative destination services of Hosts Global. Contact us for a tailored proposal or for more information.


Over 50 countries represented at one event: DMS Connect

Collaborating with the markets leading airlines, hotels and tourism boards, Connect serves up an all-encompassing showcase. The show commences in Auckland on Monday 19 March at the Maritime Room; Melbourne on Wednesday 21 March at Metropolis Events and Sydney on Thursday 22 March at Doltone House – Jones Bay Wharf.

DMS aligns itself with other industry leaders to provide interactive prizes throughout the showcase providing you the opportunity to experience firsthand the elite services within the well-established network. This year Fiji Airways have come on board as major sponsors, participating across all three shows. This initiative will allow lucky participants to experience the superior services of the airline, along with DMS’s DMC partner Pacific Destinations, who are a 100% Fijian owned operator.

For a consecutive year, Air New Zealand have signed up as major sponsors, demonstrating the value Connect offers its strategic industry partners. Emirates, Hawaiian Airlines and LATAM Airlines are also generously providing door prizes to the world’s most aspirational destinations. Lynne Schinella will facilitate Connect in 2018; Schinella’s ability to communicate across multi levels of seniority, culture and generation will be a great addition to the show in 2018.

Embark on a journey with the pioneers in DMC representative services and destination consulting from DMS at their annual showcase, where you can attend one event and connect with destination specialists covering over 50 countries. Be inspired, learn and engage at DMS Connect.


Pacific World Asia gather at DMS Connect this March

At the forefront of innovation and operational excellence, Pacific World across Asia are industry leaders, placing the highest importance on delegate engagement and cultural metamorphosis. Based on the philosophy of incentive travel not just being a ‘reward and recognition’, Pacific World Asia acknowledges Australian program designers live within a new generation of global citizens, who seek immersive and fulfilling experiences that provide emotional engagement.

Pacific World Asia will have senior managers from Bali, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand in attendance at DMS Connect 19-22 March. To register your attendance click through to request an invitation.

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Austria-Vienna

Fascinating Facts about Vienna with INVENT

Based in the heart of Europe with 20 years of experience in business events, INVENT are a boutique operator offering flawless and exciting tailor-made programs across Austria, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Hungary.

 

Take a look below at some of the interesting facts about Vienna you might not know:

Vienna is:

  • No. 1 worldwide in the Quality of Living Survey (Mercer Study 2017)
  • compact, walkable, green and safe
  • a paradise for foodies
  • the unique blend of historical charm and contemporary vibrancy

Accessibility and Transportation:

  • Centrally located in the heart of Europe
  • Regular flights on 71 airlines from 179 destinations
  • 19 km from the airport to the city centre
  • Efficient and safe public transportation

Experiences only found in Vienna:

  • Dance of the stallions – special private performance in the Spanish Riding School
  • The home of music – guided tours of the Vienna State Opera or the House of Music
  • Animalistic delights – Vienna Zoo as an event location
  • Traditional craftsmanship – hands-on tour of the Augarten porcelain manufactory
  • Luxury cabins in the Giant Ferris Wheel for private lunch or dinner

Interactive Experiences:

  • Rhythm in the feet – exclusive waltz lessons
  • Be the Chef! Cooking classes, apple strudel workshop, decorating a Sacher cake
  • Cheers! Wine seminars or a visit in the Schlumberger champagne cellars
  • Enigmatic Vienna – treasure rally, photo safari
  • Discovering Vienna on the move – by bicycle, by Segway, or even on the run

The Venues & The Delights:

  • Over 90 conference hotels
  • Magnificent palaces and museums
  • Trendy event locations
  • It can’t get more Viennese than an evening at a Heuriger (wine tavern)
  • Party like a royal – gala evenings in historic settings

Why not speak to Birgit Kraus from INVENT personally about Vienna or one of their other destinations at DMS Connect later this month?

Connect kicks off in Auckland on Monday 19 March at The Maritime Room; Melbourne on Wednesday 21 March at Metropolis Events; and Sydney on Thursday 22 March at Doltone House – Jones Bay WharfContact us for more information or if you wish to register for DMS Connect. 

 


DMS strategically partners with Israel’s leading DMC

DMS drives their portfolio into a new era of progressive expansion cementing their partnership with Israel’s leading DMC, Eshet Incentives and Conferences. With over 30 years’ experience from a highly respected team having serviced over 100,000 happy agents and a ground breaking 2 SITE Crystal Awards, Eshet Incentives and Conferences holds its ground joining DMS’ esteemed network of ground operators.

Managing director, Marissa Fernandez, DMS shared, “In the past we always reached out to Eshet Incentives and Conferences when one of our loyal clients sought occasional assistance in this specific region. As we have noticed increased interest from both the luxury leisure and MICE sectors towards Israel in recent times, we knew it was time to solidify our partnership with Eshet Incentives and Conferences”.

For the curious traveller and avantgarde meeting planner, Israel is full of mystery, evoking feelings of passion and inspiration. Delivering breathtaking pathways to Nazareth, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, Tel Aviv and beyond, Eshet Incentives and Conferences are the experts in combining historic landmarks and distinctive modernity across ‘the land of creation’.

Collaboration and consistency are traits DMS abides by and signing a highly experienced and well-known operator in Israel is yet another demonstration of this. The pioneers of DMC representation in Australia continue to stay true to their tagline, ‘global connections’ with this new appealing addition to their portfolio. To learn more about Eshet Incentives and Conferences along with other operators within the elite network DMS have handpicked  please click here.