February 2013 Newsletter

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Happy New Year adventurers! 2013 has arrived in full force and we are in for our best year yet. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

Welcome to Natalie

We are excited to welcome Natalie Box to our team in the role of Travel Writer and Marketing Specialist. Natalie studied Marketing and Communications and worked as a Marketing Manager for seven years. She has lived in Hong Kong, Boston and New York and travelled Europe extensively. We are thrilled to have her as part of the team. She loves writing, travelling and singing and also has a blog, The Writer’s Ink. For a dose of inspiration check it out at http://www.thewritersink.com.au/

The Adventures of Dana

In October, Dana returned to Canada after spending four years working with us. In true pioneer spirit, Dana and her husband Brian decided to turn their journey home into a real adventure. On the first leg they caught a cargo ship to Auckland, then boarded another vessel and spent 18 days crossing the Pacific Ocean on their way to Oakland. The irony was that Dana has never previously spent more than 24 hours on a boat. Not to be daunted, she made the most of the opportunity and caught up on some reading! On the next leg our intrepid friends travelled by Amtrak train to Vancouver. You may think this epic story would have ended when they make it back to Canada. Fear not, they have now purchased a motor home and started driving across Canada. At the moment, they are not certain when and where they are going to settle down. We will keep you posted!

Shena’s new role

In addition to handling reservations for independent clients, Shena’s role has been expanded to include reservations for our Alaska and Canada group tours. Shena is doing a wonderful job in her new role.

Future Tours

In the last newsletter we asked for ideas for future tours. We have alreadydeveloped itineraries for two of the suggestions (Croatia/Turkey and India) which were submitted. Over the next couple of months we will start planning our 2014 tour program. If you have a destination or tour theme on your “bucket list”, please let us know. For example you might be interested in gardening, photography, rail travel, quilting or history. If there is enough interest we can develop an itinerary based around your theme.

Tour Preview Invitation

We intend to launch our 2014 tour program with a preview night. If you live in the Melbourne area or happen to be visiting, you are invited to attend.

Details are as follows:
Date: Friday 26 April
Venue: Spectrum Holidays Office
Time: 7.00pm ‐ 9.00pm

Please let us know if you can attend. The idea is to briefly run through the different tours we are planning for the next 12 to 18 months. For those who live interstate or cannot attend, we are investigating the possibility of creating a DVD which can be mailed out or viewed on our website.

Andrew McMaster

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