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Seasons Greetings
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us all.
Air New Zealand Islands on Sale

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

"Romance is alive and well at Yasawa"  With their Ultimate Spa or Dive Bonus available all year round then Romance as the added bonus! Give us a call now and we can package up a 'Romantic Getaway' for your loved one this Christmas.  
Read more about this romantic island and the bonus specials.
Contact us for more details and bookings

"Un-Cruise....Unrushed, Uncrowded, Uncompromising, Unstructured, Unbelievable"

In Oct 2016, Un-Cruise will begin a series of cruises to Central America: Costa Rica & Panama. These cruises are 7 night itineraries and will operate through to end April 2017. Cruises depart on a Saturday one way from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama (v.v.)As an exception, the Christmas and New Year departures for 2016 will be 8 night itineraries and include a 1 night pre-cruise hotel night, plus the 7 night cruise.

Sloths, Monkeys and Mangroves - this cruise itinerary will offer wonderful experiences and highlights of scenery, culture and wildlife and in true Un-Cruise style it will be interactive and experiential with activities to suit varying age groups and abilities.  Pre/Post cruise extensions (hotel/land packages) are still being finalised. Read more
Contact us for more details and bookings.
Political Tours 2015

Political Tours - 2015

We have introduced you to Political Tours this year.  Tours that are designed and setup by Journalists enabling you to see a country in a way you would never think of. Journeys with a combination of real life, expert analysis and providing access to key political players. Visit North Korea, Iran, Bosnia, Serbia, Israel, Palestine and many more.  For an introduction to some 2015 tours read more   
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The Residence Vomo Island, Fiji

Vomo Island, Fiji - 50% off the Residence

Wow we thought this was too good to be true, but it is well worth considering. For travel now to 19 June 2015 if you book the ‘Residence’ which is a private house over 3 individual pavilions. There are 4 bedrooms each with their own ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower courtyards. A private swimming pool and of course all meals included! This is perfect for a Hen’s party, group of friends at unbelievable value.The catch? There is a new Villa being built next door so there will be some noise from 8.30am-5pm each day. Hey just turn the stereo up. 
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Emirates Update

Enjoy Free Wi-Fi in the sky on Emirates A380s

More than 200,000 passengers have used Emirates’ free onboard Wi-Fi since October this year, taking advantage of the airline’s service to connect with family, friends or colleagues when they fly.
On most Emirates A380s passengers can access 10MB of free data, enough to send emails, blog, tweet, post on Facebook, or browse the Internet.
Emirates currently offers Wi-Fi connectivity on 86 aircraft – on board all of its 56 Airbus A380s, as well as on 30 of its Boeing 777s. A comprehensive retrofit programme is also underway to install Wi-Fi capability across the rest of its fleet. On 51 of Emirates’ A380s, the first 10MB of data is free, and a token US$1 charge is levied for the next 500MB. On all other aircraft, getting online costs US$1 due to the current hardware and software installed.
Until 1 January 2015, proceeds from these connection charges will be donated to the Emirates Airline Foundation to help improve quality of life for disadvantaged children around the world.
Emirates A380s fly three times daily from Auckland to Dubai and beyond via Australia.

The Private Travel Company Team

P: +64 9 524 5017
Kerry Graham        
Clinton Sangster
Shirley Watson
Sandra Barclay-Graham
Vicki Patterson
Jules Cheeseman 

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Uzes, Provence

Absolutely Fabulous Apartments is Uzes, Provence 

Beautifully restored Farmhouse apartments in St Maximin Village nr Uzes are available for an impressive French country experience. Read more  
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Greek Villa

Greek Villas

Cape Pounta Villas, located high on Cape Pounta overlooking the beautiful town of Skiathos, Northern Sporades Islands of Greece -Skiathos is a small picturesque island of 50 km2 located in the Aegean Sea, a two hour ferry ride from the Greek mainland. There are over 60 sandy beaches, including the highly acclaimed Koukounaries Beach along the coastline. Inland, pine trees abound with forests located in the southwestern and northern regions. “Boomerangers”, as they have become known, return to Skiathos island year after year and it’s easy to understand why; natural beauty with stunning views of neighbouring islands, secluded beaches even in high season, a cosmopolitan nightlife, and superb Greek and international cuisine 
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Australian Open

Countdown to the 2015 Australian Tennis Open

There are some ready made packages still available for the Australian Open or let us make one up for you.  This could be another excellent Christmas Gift for someone close! Contact us for full details, availability and bookings. 
Restaurant Recommendations

Recommended Restaurants 

Cumulus Inc
45 Flinders Lane
P  +61 3 9650 1445

180 Flinders Lane
P  +61 3 9650 8688

The Town Mouse

Bar & Restaurant
312 Drummond Street,
P  +61 3 9347 3312


1 Hosier Lane
(off Flinders St)
P  +61 3 9663 3038


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