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Karryon's Top 10 stories of the week: Catch up on our most-wanted: Jun 7

Did you miss this week's must-read travel industry news and views? We've got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

Did you miss this week’s must-read travel industry news and views? We’ve got you. Karryon has you covered with our recap of the 10 most-read stories of the week.

#10. Intrepid Travel announced as Platinum Sponsor for Open Mindset

Brett Mitchell, Intrepid Managing Director ANZ.

Intrepid Travel joins Karryon‘s second Open Mindset event on sustainability transformation in the travel industry as a Platinum Sponsor. Intrepid’s Managing Director ANZ Brett Mitchell discusses the company’s commitment to sustainability and what attendees can expect.

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#9. Aussie Shaun Parsons takes the helm of new Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay

Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay GM Shaun Parsons

Shaun Parsons has been appointed as the General Manager of the new Crowne Plaza Fiji Nadi Bay Resort & Spa – the first Crowne Plaza in the South Pacific. The recently opened resort promises to be a major destination for Australian tourists.

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#8. Virgin Australia gets the green light to add more Vanuatu flights

VA in Vanuatu

Virgin Australia is adding more flights to Port Vila, making it the only carrier currently flying to Vanuatu from Australia after the previous main carrier, Air Vanuatu, ceased operations. Qantas and Jetstar are also looking to add flights but are awaiting approval.

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#7. TBO launches in Australia: Maximise earnings & simplify workload

banner Man

The new TBO booking platform for travel professionals allows you to set your own commission, book hotels and flights in one place and earn rewards. TBO also has a 24/7 multilingual support team and a new Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand.

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#6. Alison Banks joins Abercrombie & Kent as Regional Sales Manager 

Abercrombie & Kent's recruit

Luxury travel company Abercrombie & Kent has appointed Alison Banks as its new Regional Sales Manager. Banks brings her vast experience in the travel industry to the role and will be responsible for SA, WA and NT.

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#5. Wentworth Travel’s Fay Cohen on her nearly 50-year travel career

Fay Cohen Wentworth Travel

The recently-named Virtuoso Cruise Icon has worked in the travel industry since 1977 and has an enviable database of contacts, clients and suppliers – many of whom are now close friends. Fay shares a few highlights from her fabulous career.

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#4. AmaWaterways reveals new river ships & WIN your own cruisy fam

Couple on Stateroom Balcony aboard AmaMagna river ship in Europe.

AmaWaterways will launch two new river ships in 2026, sailing the Mekong and Danube rivers. To learn more about these exciting new ships and a chance to win a European river cruise, register for AmaWaterways’ training webinars for travel advisors on 12 June 2024.

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#3. Support Indigenous rangers for the good of Australia


Karryon has partnered with The Intrepid Foundation to raise funds for Country Needs People, a charity that empowers Indigenous rangers to protect Australia’s land and culture. Donate by 30 June 2024 to have your contribution matched and make a bigger impact together.

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#2. 8 things we learned at MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ 2024 Conference

MTA head office staff.

MTA – Mobile Travel Agents recently wrapped its first international conference in Fiji, marking its first gathering in four years, where travel advisors learned about luxury travel, business development and cruising from around 150 suppliers and guests, including Karryon.

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#1. Carnival President: What will & won’t change when P&O exits Australia

Carnival Cruise Line

With the news that P&O Cruises Australia is merging with Carnival Cruise Line in March 2025, Karryon asked CCL President Christine Duffy (left) about what passengers can expect. The good news is that prices are expected to remain affordable and a farewell celebration for P&O will be held.

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And that’s another must-read recap of Karryon‘s Top 10 Stories of the week.