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Get ready regional Australia! Star Alliance has unveiled plans for its first EVER regional roadshows, with five events set to take place around the country this year.

Read on… The five events will see participating travel agents competing for the chance to WIN THREE ROUND THE WORLD TICKETS with Star Alliance carriers.

Ok, so an Akubra wearing plane may have been pushing it a little, but did we get your attention anyway? Because…

FIRE UP THAT CALENDAR! The first regional roadshow will take off in Wollongong on 30 April, followed by Newcastle (14 May), Geelong (28 May), Hobart (30 May) and the Sunshine Coast (26 June).

Star Alliance say the events will be fun, educational and interactive, with the airline gurus teaming up with Kahoot (www.kahoot.com), a game-based learning platform that allows travel agents to use their mobile phone to participate in a ‘live’ quiz.


Agents taking part in the quiz on the night will have the chance to win some cool spot prizes, and three top-scoring agents will automatically go into a national draw for three Star Alliance Round the World tickets.

No doubt there’ll be a few drinks and nibbles to be had too so don’t wait around,  sign up now… by emailing Gordon Young, Star Alliance Coordinator Australia, at [email protected]

The regional roadshow is just one element of the most extensive Australian events calendar in Star Alliance’s 21-year history.

There will be a significant travel agent event in Brisbane on 8 May and corporate travel consultants taking part in a series of briefings over the next six months with the Alliance also taking part in CAPA’s Corporate Travel Summit in Perth on 5 July.

20 years of Star Alliance...

20 years of Star Alliance…

Tim Clyde-Smith, Star Alliance Chair in Australia, says the roadshow provides an invaluable opportunity for travel agents in some of the country’s most important regional centres to enjoy an entertaining evening while mixing with member carriers and learning all about new developments at the world’s leading airline alliance.

“It’s also a chance for our travel agent partners to win a dream journey and experience first-hand why Star Alliance’s global network remains unrivalled when it comes to reach, recognition and seamless service. Come along if you’re game!”

Tim Clyde-Smith, Star Alliance Chair in Australia

To register, email Gordon Young, Star Alliance Coordinator Australia, at [email protected].


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