Tuesday, 16 February 2021 21:57

Jordan: partial tourism opening

Jordan has announced it is opening for partial tourism, with safety measures to allow for the recommencement of international transfer passengers, via Amman Airport, reports Innovative Travel. To transit Amman Airport all clients must provide proof of a negative PCR test 72 hours prior to arrival, with a maximum transit time not exceeding 10 hours.

For visitors entering Jordan, pre boarding proof of a negative PCR Test within 72 hours of departure and health insurance are required. A further negative PCR test is paid for upon arrival at a cost of 28JOD (approximately US$40) per person. 

Published in Africa, Middle East
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 20:03

Christmas camel has spin off for agents

Robyn Galloway, founder of wholesale travel company Innovative Travel, has written a children’s book – one which gives travel agents a slightly different opportunity when it comes to in-store promotions, as well as being a stand alone gift in its own right.

How Santa, Rudolph and Sedrick the Camel Saved Christmas, inspired by Sedrick the Camel, was illustrated by Lizzie Swaney-Hannah. Targeting five to 11 year olds, the book is described as

Published in People
Monday, 20 July 2020 23:32

Supplier group formed

Creating a clear line of communication and a forum for supporting each other are two of the motivations behind the forming of a new Travel Suppliers Group.

The group’s chair, Robyn Galloway, says the decision to get together in no way detracts from efforts already being made and in fact will help suppliers work in a coordinated way with the recently formed Industry Working Group and others.

Published in Hot Topics
Monday, 25 May 2020 23:37

Greece opening up again

Greece is preparing to open the country’s borders and is working towards a soft opening in June, with some islands also scheduled to reopen on 30 June, Innovative Travel is informing agents.

Published in Europe

There appears to be a lack of understanding in some tourism and travel industry sectors on the collective right to charge administration/cancellation fees during a force majeure, according to Robyn Galloway, MD of Innovative Travel.

Published in Hot Topics
Friday, 24 April 2020 04:51

Innovative's ANZAC reflections

Agents are invited to join special ANZAC Day reflections on the ANZAC Campaign at Gallipoli, hosted by Robyn Galloway, founder of Innovative Travel and chair of the NZ Turkey Business Council.

Reflecting on the lonely Gallipoli Peninsula, the video will be released on Saturday afternoon at 3pm to coincide with dawn at Gallipoli. It will be released on the Innovative Travel YouTube, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts. 

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:41

Diversity and equality

Leaders in the travel industry have been encouraged to create an environment where no-one can hide when it comes to creating a diverse working place and giving equal and fair opportunities to all.

Published in New Zealand
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 01:33

Coping with COVID-19

The Travel Agents Association of New Zealand (TAANZ) is engaging with government to get its short, medium and long term views around the ‘sustainable contribution of tourism and travel to the economy.

Published in Hot Topics
Tuesday, 03 March 2020 02:27

More in Russia programme

New winter itineraries have been added to the 2020 Russian Travel Centre offering in response to demand, says Innovative Travel.

Published in Europe
Tuesday, 30 July 2019 04:12

AD50 deal with Safari Company

An opportunity exists for an agent or broker to join the Gorilla’s, Gameparks and Beaches Safari departing Kampala on 8 September 2019, with The Safari Company. The 32-day safari, personally hosted by kiwi born/Nairobi-based Andy Kibby and his Kenyan chef Nico Kamanga, has a special one-off agent AD50 deal. Normally $13,500pp, it is reduced to $6750 per person, share twin from Kampala to Zanzibar for a travel agent and companion.

Published in Africa, Middle East
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