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Follow World Travel Professionals in the 2015 Audi Red Boot Rally

Thursday 24 September 2015
By Lachlan Nicolson |

Executive directors of World Travel Professionals Michael and Lisa have buckled into a sponsored sports car to drive funds for the Ronald McDonald House in this years Audi Red Boot Rally. 

The event started yesterday morning the 23rd of September and continues until the 25th. The three day route started in the heart of the Gold Coast in Queensland and takes a scenic adventure down into northern New South Wales.

World Travel Professionals has partnered with Russell Ingall and our incredible sponsors to raise money for seriously ill children through the initiative. To follow the drive visit our Instagram Account


To donate directly to this cause you can do so by clicking here


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Raising money for charity through the #AudiRedBootRally @russellingall

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And we're off! #RedBootRally @rmhseq @virginaustralia @castrolracingau @v8supercars @shangrilahotels

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Australian Airports to be disrupted by ongoing strikes

Tuesday 22 September 2015
By Lachlan Nicolson |

Source:  http://bit.ly/1FYO8AY  

Australian air travellers this week will experience a raft of delays as the Department of Immigration and Border Protection commences ten days of strike actions across 8 major Australian airports.

Employees are asked by the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) to stop working twice daily during peak hours. The strike is being held after CPSU members commented being furious over proposed wage cuts which would see some workers earning $8,000 less a year.


Wednesday update 24/09/15:

  • Strike timetables can be found by clicking here
  • 2:50pm EST: Strikes planned for Brisbane Airport at 7-9pm tonight.
  • 11:00am EST: Perth airport workers are refusing to rule out a strike over the AFL Grand Final weekend as a wage dispute with oil giant Shell continues
  • 09:00am EST: Sydney strikes are planned between 6 and 7pm tonight

Monday update 22/09/15:

  • Strike timetables can be found by clicking here
  • 10:20am EST: Reports have shown delays of up to 90 minutes at Sydney airport and growing congestion in departure hall lounges.
  • 07:00am EST: Brisbane strikes begin between 7 and 9am


The Immigration and Border Protection workers are part of a larger federal government cost dispute issue that is impacting 160,000 people. The CPSU is currently seeking talks with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to resolve the dispute.

Passengers are advised to arrive at airport earlier to avoid missing flights and to read and prepare for planned strike actions.

For more detailed information regarding these industrial actions please click here 

Source:  http://bit.ly/1iK0Izq  

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App app and away

Wednesday 2 September 2015
By Pam McMurtry |

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A majority of people have smartphones today which now makes it even easier to communicate. Within the Events industry, the use of social mobile events apps are now becoming key tools to help us to communicate to our audience but also encourage collaboration with your audience. Social mobile apps continue to offer a unique solution to one of the greatest challenges you face within events: networking.


The benefits of utilising events apps include:

1. Introductions

Social apps are the only tool for attendees to introduce themselves to the whole event community in such an easy way. A single post will not only generate reactions from people within the event community therefore becoming a easy way to introduce yourself to the community.

2. Focus attention

If you are wanting to reach out to specific people such as speakers or potential business partners, utilising event app is the perfect tool for you.

3. Networking

We all want to enhance our networking when attendee events. Social media will allow you to organise dinners or post invitations to a timeline event.

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4. Feedback

When used correctly, surveys help assure your event is a success by enabling you to gauge expectations and understand participant reaction during an event.

5. Real Time Content

Corporate mobile apps can regularly deliver new and targeted updates in real-time to your delegates.

6. Security

Unlike a typical event collateral, mobile apps include authentication and security features that ensure users only access and receive the information they are authorised to see by the event organiser.

To learn more about how event apps can work for your event, please contact Pamela McMurtry

via phone: 02 9302 0700
or click the banner below for more info. 

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