We have a few clients returning from some incredible African Safaris this month along with others in the final planning stages.  Obviously Africa is foremost on our minds and we have a great deal of knowledge to share.  We also have a new luxury island resort to introduce and other luxury island resorts offering some ideal packages.
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Africa,” the Great Migration”, the “Big Five”, the experience of an African Safari is an experience you will always treasure.  Along with our preferred suppliers World Journeys and Abercrombie & Kent we can put together an itinerary that will make your African experience a huge success.  The itineraries available from our suppliers can all be adjusted to suit your wants and needs.
Africa is on our minds at the moment as a couple of new safari camps have opened that will interest the adventurous of us.  We have a small group of clients who recently returned from their African Safari who have shared some of their highlights.  Also this year is the 30th Anniversary of “Born Free”, Elsa the lioness is in the memories of many of us.  To read more about what Africa has in store this month  Click here.
The Private Travel Company Golf Team

First Travel Group / Air New Zealand International Golf Championship

The Private Travel Company had 3 teams of clients in the First Travel Group / Air New Zealand International Golf Championship, which was held at Sanctuary Cove in the Gold Coast.  We wish to thank First Travel Group and Air New Zealand for putting together a well organised and enjoyable few days. Accommodation was at the Intercontinental Hotel, Sanctuary Cove, where the staff are well trained to the needs of a large group of travelers and Golfers.  We played the first round at The Palms and the following day the golf was held at Arundel Hills Country Club. We also wish to thank our valued clients who joined us for the 3 days of golf and fun.  We look forward to attending again next year, so if you are interested in joining us make sure you register your interest with your travel advisor as numbers are will be limited.  
Yasawa Resort and Spa

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa, Fiji 

In June, Mandy and her husband spent 8 nights at Yasawa Island Resort & Spa celebrating a significant anniversary. Having stayed at the resort a few years ago and loving it their only concern was that it would have changed to much. They weren't disappointed, even with some of the main building changes due to a fire a few years ago the staff, service, resort and island still offered the perfect island getaway. The other change was the building of a Spa Bure called the "Bavari" where Iggy and Cath, the therapists, worked their magic. The special spa package of FJ$450 for a 50min spa treatment daily was a big winner, taking advantage of the arrival and departure days it was easy to get 9 even 10 treatments during Mandy's stay. To keep the divers happy there is also a Dive package. With days taken up with private beach picnics, massages, snorkeling and diving it is wonderful to then share your day with others at Manasa's Bar for cocktails. With Yasawa Island Resort and Spa to be named as one of the Top 7 luxury escapes in the South Pacific, in the company of the St. Regis, Bora Bora and given the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014, which they have now received 3 years in a row, this resort is one you should consider if you are looking to getaway and recharge.  Yasawa Island Resort & Spa have special Stay/Pay rates at present, so take advantage of these rates now so you can enjoy Fiji the way it should be.  Contact us for more information, rates and availability.
Dream Scape

Dream Escape

Dream Escape are destination experts for Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales. They have unrivaled, exclusive access to experiences, places and people that you won't find anywhere else. Their local knowledge and creativity are unsurpassed. We want and expect the best of everything for our clients - this is exactly what Dream Escape aims to deliver, every time. Dream Escape is able to put together a bespoke itinerary to match your requirements that we can then include in your travel arrangements and further itineraries. 
Have a look at their recent Hidden Scotland Itinerary to give you an idea of what they make available. Contact us for more details and ideas for itineraries.

Seabourn Cruises

Cruise News

Seabourn Cruises have been getting a great deal of interest in their Seabourn Penthouse Spa Suites, which are currently on Seabourn Quest and Odyssey , and soon to be on Sojourn (Nov 2014).  Read more
Regent Seven Seas Cruises have released their new 2015 brochure with over 90 departures and bringing over 25 exciting new ports of call from Almeria in Spain to Walvis Bay in Namibia.  Along with many free shore excursions this luxury cruise line offers an amazing experience.  Contact us for information and a brochure.
Island Escape Cruises - this luxury small ship cruise company specializes in New Zealand and Vanuatu.  At present they have a 2 for 1 deal on a 9 night Spirit of Vanuatu Cruise. They also have more of their well-received Secrets of Auckland Cruises. With many of the cruises having a food, wine and art focus on the unknown secrets of Auckland.  Contact us for more information on these cruises and more.
Oceania Cruises have released the “Explore Your World” offers, including the 2015 collection to the Pacific, Asia and the Caribbean with 48 cruises on sale now.  Contact us for more details, rates and brochures.
RCCL is sending another Megaliner to the South Pacific. Royal Caribbean International's Explorer of the Seas will join the region's local fleet in 2015, making it the biggest ship to be based in Australia to date, slightly bigger than sister ship Voyager of the Seas. This 3800 guest ship will replace the smaller 2400 guest Rhapsody of the Seas. Contact us for itineraries rates.

Cruise Tahiti & The Society Islands with Paul Gauguin Cruises on a 9 night fly & cruise package from $4339 twin share. Includes 1 night pre cruise (including early check-in) & 1 night post-cruise accommodation at Radisson Plaza Resort. Complimentary beverages including select wines & spirits, soft drinks, bottled water and hot beverages served throughout the ship. Includes ship gratuities. Sales until 31 July and cruise departs 15 November 2014. T's& C's apply.  Contact us for more details.
The Brando

The Brando - French Polynesia

The newest resort to open in French Polynesia is called ‘The Brando’ dreamed and created by Marlon Brando. It is an all-inclusive resort with One, Two & Three Bedroom Villas. They all have their own pool and courtyard with privacy being the main design feature. The island is absolutely stunning. There are no overwater bungalows at this resort, this is because they don’t give full privacy. 
Read more about this beautiful new resort.
Contact us for more details, rates and availability.


The Team

Kerry Graham
Clinton Sangster
Shirley Watson
Sandra Barclay-Graham
Vicki Patterson

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Golf Club Hire 

Travelling with golf clubs can be extremely cumbersome, especially if a stopover to play golf is just a small part of your itinerary.Thanks to Anne, a Private Travel Company client, we now know that you can hire the latest clubs that suit your requirements and pick them up from the airport at one of up to 20 countries in the UK, Europe and South Africa, returning them to the airport when you leave. Take a look at www.clubsforhire.comThat golf game at St Andrews you've dreamed of was just made easier to organise when you are touring the UK.  

Air NZ - Koruclub

Koru membership fees will increase effective from 1 August. Some examples of the fee increases are as follows;
Individual 1 year membership goes from $506 to $580
Senior 1 year membership from $373 to $430
Corporate memberships (+10 members) 1 year membership from $455 to $525
This change applies to membership fees only and there is no change to joining fees.

Singapore Airlines 

Singapore Airlines announced the release of the A380 Suite and First Class Singapore Accommodation Offer for travel until 31 March 2015For sales until 30 September 2014, Singapore Airlines A380 Suite or First Class passengers are entitled to a complimentary one-night stay at one of Singapore’s most sophisticated hotels, along with a host of benefits. Contact us for more details.

Southern Ocean Lodge Stay/Pay

Stay 4/Pay 3 at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island, SA. Read more about this great offer and the amazing experience that awaits at Kangaroo Island.
Air NZ 787-9

Song Saa Private Island

Song Saa is a beautiful private island resort off the coast of Cambodia. Song Saa has introduced a new shoulder season which applies to their Pre and Post High Season. 
Pricing starts at just US$4,725.00 for four nights in a one-bedroom Jungle Villa, double occupancy, all inclusive when combined with their Stay 4/Pay 3 promotional offer.
Read more T&C's apply

Restaurant Recommendations 

Black Angus Bar & Grill
The Promenade,
Sanctuary Cove, Queensland
+61 755 77 9712

The following restaurants are all in Seminyak, Bali and are the favourites of our travel writer Jane, who has recently returned from Bali.  
Click here
to see her blog reviewing these restaurants and more.
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Bambu Restaurant, Bali
+62 361 8469797

Ku de ta
+62 361 736969

Mama San
+62 361 730436

+62 361 8436111

+62 361 4737979



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