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World Travel Market - Free Breakfast Briefing

For those attending World Travel Market, Travel Trade Consultancy and Santander are running a free breakfast briefing at The Crowne Plaza near Excel on 8th November from 8am until 10am.The agenda is…Continue

Started Oct 24, 2016

ATOL Reporting Accountants' Scheme (ARAS)
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As some of you may know, all reporting accountants for ATOL holders will be required to undertake an online ATOL training course to demonstrate their understanding of the ATOL Scheme. They need to…Continue

Tags: ARAS, ATOL

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ronnie Heymann Mar 20, 2016.

ATOL Changes
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Some of you may have seen that ATOL today announced the results of their consultation and have set out the future of Small Business ATOLs (SBA's).In short, SBA's will remain but all firms must now…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Friend Jul 28, 2015.

ATOL SEMINAR - Changes to ATOL Regulations
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For those that either hold an ATOL or are looking at applying for an ATOL, we (Travel Trade Consultancy) are running some free seminars on the likely changes to the ATOL Regulaions, how businesses…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Mathew vaniyathu Feb 13, 2015.

 

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I previously worked for ATOL at the Civil Aviation Authority for over 15 years.

In 2004 I left ATOL to start my own consultancy business, advising travel agents and tour operators on how they can trade legally in the UK.
Describe your travel products:
I provide advice and support to travel businesses on how to sell holidays & flights in the UK.

I can help you decide which licence is best for you and which ones you need.

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At 14:04 on September 18, 2017, Vacation Ethiopia Travel said…

Visit Ethiopia Land of Origin

Ethiopia Invites you to discover why it is the Origin of so much History and Culture, Vibrantly Alive in a landscape of dramatic Beauty.

1.Meskel festival

The festival of Maskel is celebrated across Ethiopia on the 26th of September to commemorate the unearthing of the True Holy Cross of Christ.

UNESCO selected the Meskel festival from among the 31 heritages presented to its 8th Conference of intangible cultural heritages.

2. Ethiopian Christmas – Genna (7 January)

While the Gregorian calendar celebrates Christmas on the 25th of December, Ethiopia still retains the ancient Julian calendar in which Christmas falls on January 7th (of the Gregorian calendar.) Its typically, a hot summer day and people in towns and villages dress up in their finest to celebrate. 

3.Ethiopia Timket (Epiphany) Celebration(January19)

The festival of Timket falls on January19 every year. It is observed in commemoration of Jesus Christ’s baptism in River Jordan. The celebration of Timket starts on the eve of the main festival.  The eve is known as ’Ketera’ and taken from the Amharic word ‘ketere’ meaning to  make a dam; it is usual to make a dam in some places where there is no enough river water for the celebration of Timket.

       Come to Visit Ethiopia and you will discover why Ethiopia is Original in many ways.

For more Information feel free to Contact us and Visit our Website

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At 14:03 on September 18, 2017, Vacation Ethiopia Travel said…

Tour code: VET 062/17
Program: Historical Rout
Transport: Air & Surface

Group Name :

Day 01: Addis Ababa-Bahir Dar(Lake Tana and Blue Nile fall) 
Early Morning drive to the airport to fly Bahir Dar by Ethiopian Airlines /ET 126/ 08:00AM arrive at Bahir Dar, after  check-in  take a boat trip on Lake Tana to explore the monasteries hidden on the shores and islands of Lake Tana Visit Kibran Gebriel, Azewa Maryam and Entos Eyesus Monasteries. After Lunch  depart out of town to the Blue Nile Falls for an easy hike in the area drive to Tisissat (45 minutes) to get to the water fall, which is 35km away from Bahir Dar. At Tisissat. Finish the day with a lovely sunset over the lake.

Overnight in Bahir Dar Summer land Hotel.

Day 02: Bahir Dar -Gondar

In the morning drive Bahir Dar north to Gondar 180Km on the route you will encounter the stunning landscape of the Amhara Region. Explore the sites of Gondar, including a visit to the Royal Enclosure the castle compound (UNESCO World Heritage Site), with six castles and several other buildings. Additionally, visit Fasilidas’s Pool, still used for Timket celebrations today,  Debre Birhan Selassie (The light of Trinity) church with wonderful murals  overlooking the ancient city of Gondar.

Overnight in Gondar  Belay Teye Hotel

Day 03: Gondar-Axum 
In the morning, fly Gondar to Axum  by Ethiopian Airlines /ET 122/ 11:15 AM arrive at Axum . Today is a full day visiting the sites in Axum. Sites to visit include the famous obelisks, the Queen of Sheba’s Bath (which supplies water to Axum year-round), King Bazen’s tomb, and the Queen of Sheba’s Palace. You will also visit the St. Mary of Zion church, where the Ark of the Covenant is kept, according to local Ethiopian tradition. Men only are allowed to enter the old church. Unfortunately, no one (except one specially chosen guardian monk) is allowed to enter the chapel where the Ark is kept.

Overnight in Axum Consular International Hotel

Day 04: Axum-Lalibela
In the morning take a flight to Lalibela by Ethiopian Airlines /ET 123/ 12:25 AM Arrive at Lalibela, the most famous of all of the Ethiopian historical sites. After lunch, begin to explore the 11 rock-hewn churches of the remarkable king Lalibela, visiting the Northwestern Cluster of churches - Bet Medhane Alem, Bet Maryam, Bet Meskel, Bet Danaghel, Bet Mikael & Bet Golgotha.

Overnight hotel in Lalibela Top Twelve Hotel

Day 5: Lalibela
In the morning, visit the church of Yimrehanne Kristos. The most popular of the churches outside of Lalibela, this church is built in the late-Axumite style, with layers of wood and granite, set in the entrance to a large cavern. return to Lalibela for  Lunch . Afternoon visit the Southeastern Cluster of churches – Bet Gabriel-Rufael, Bet Merkorios, Bet Amanual, and Bet Abba Libanos. Finally, visit the most famous of all the churches – Bet Giyorgis, a huge monolith in the shape of a cross, and constructed in honor of St. George, the patron saint of Ethiopia.

Overnight hotel in Lalibela Top Twelve Hotel

Day 6: Lalibela-Addis Ababa

Fly Lalibela to Addis by Ethiopian Airlines /ET 123/ 2:50 PM arrive at Addis.

 

 

 

At 9:52 on December 30, 2014, Belen Paredes said…

Hi Matt,

I have tried to send you a private message but you have to accept me as a friend first. I would appreciate if you can send me a template of agreement for suppliers and a template of contract for clients. We are a new travel company os sustainable tourism. My email address is: ecomindtravel@gmail.com.

Many thanks

Belen

At 11:45 on October 3, 2012, Toni B said…
Hi Matt,
I have tried to send you a private message but you have to accept me as a 'friend' first.
Many thanks
Toni
At 13:38 on September 29, 2012, Toni B said…
Hi Matt,
May I also be so bold to ask if you would email me a copy of the 'agency agreement' you have created. My email address is tonibartelli@gmail.com

Thank you very much.

Toni
At 20:45 on March 18, 2012, Maxine Forster said…

Hi Matt, nice to meet you, thanks for your offer, I could do with some help regarding licences/insurance. I don't arrange flights but I do arrange accommodation and taxi transfers. Thank you

At 7:38 on August 5, 2010, Alexander Jackson said…
Cheers Matt- that's really kind- will check out your website asap.
Alex
 
 
 

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