The Travel Corporation sold its cruising wholesaler, Creative Cruising, to the Express Travel Group where it will continue to run as a standalone business servicing Agents.

Express Travel Group’s private cruise investment will go into effect from 19 December, and Agents can rest assured, it will continue to run as usual.

Chief Executive, Tom Manwaring, said the Creative Cruising team will continue to support the wholesaler and deliver the “best service, great product development and innovation”.

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“The increasing scale of cruise sales further supports this significant investment.”

Tom Manwaring, Express Travel Group Chief Executive

Creative Cruising’s General Manager, Peter Forsyth, welcomed the sale, saying that although it’ll be an “exciting change”, it’s business as usual with employees focusing on meeting their requirements.

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“The business will remain located in the existing office and our current team will remain in their roles.”

Peter Forsyth, Creative Cruising General Manager

“All bookings, existing and new, will continue as normal and will be serviced by the incredible team at Creative Cruising. You can reach us on the same phone number and website.”

Creative Cruising was created over 30 years as cruising wholesaler giving consultants access to “best value for money” cruises. This was made possible by bundling cruises as well as creating air and land packages.

The Travel Corporation Australia’s Chief Executive, John Veitch, said he’s “thrilled” for the Creative Cruising team to “enter a new phase of growth” under new ownership.

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