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Travelling to the UAE with medication

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has always had extremely strict drug laws and maintains a zero tolerance policy for the sale and recreational use of drugs. In October 2018, the UAE government introduced additional requirements for people travelling...Read more

Virgin Australia Introduces New Fare Structure

Virgin Australia (VA) has introduced a new airfare structure with new fare brands across the carrier’s Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul network. The new structure aligns the carrier’s Trans-Tasman and International Short Haul with its Long...Read more

Compassion and care help Jeff to connect with clients

‘Humanising’ travel management with a mix of personality, knowledge, empathy and humour has seen Jeff Pike thrive as a Travel Consultant in the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG) over the past seven years. “Injecting compassion and care into my...Read more
Melissa Elf

Tips from the top with Melissa Elf

This feature is based on an interview with our new General Manager, Melissa Elf, who has a dual role overseeing Flight Centre Travel Group’s academic specialist Campus Travel and FCM Travel Solutions, which manages travel for government and...Read more

Inner city schools are on the rise – literally

Reaching the ‘top of the class’ is taking on a new meaning as inner city schools in Australia go high-rise. Now classrooms are literally on top of each other as schools, such as the Arthur Phillip High School in Sydney, reach 17 storeys high. Cities...Read more

Flight Centre Travel Group front and centre at NTIA awards night

Campus Travel’s parent company, the Flight Centre Travel Group was named Best Travel Agency Group at the National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) on Saturday night in Sydney. The NTIA accolades are considered the travel industry’s most important...Read more

New rules for powder in carry-on luggage

Since 2006, there has been a restriction in place on all international flights around the carriage of liquids, aerosols and gels. As most international travellers are aware, liquids, aerosols and gels are limited to 100ml (3.4 ounce) or smaller...Read more

Student expectations are changing higher education

Nanodegrees, micro-credentials and blended learning are all terms and methodologies gaining traction in the higher education sector. According to industry commentators they are just some of the many ways that universities and educational...Read more

Reclaiming VAT on your overseas travel

A new Campus Travel partnership with VAT IT, will help universities and their travellers recover the VAT paid on goods and services overseas. With global academic travel increasing each year, the ability to reclaim this tax can potentially put...Read more

A lesson in learning to evolve

Across all sectors of society from retail to mining, and from employment to education, the impact of an increasingly digital and automated world is having an irreversible impact. By 2035, automation is predicted to replace 40% of Australia’s...Read more

Universities eye budget dollars

As the dust settles on the release of the 2018 Federal Budget, the overall impact on higher education, universities, students and research is being analysed. While a number of the budget measures were announced in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal...Read more


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