Win a Spot on Goway’s Tahiti FAM Trip!

Hammock over Water, Bora Bora, TahitiWe at Goway are offering you the chance to travel with our agents and visit FIVE islands of Tahiti (including Bora Bora) on Goway’s incredible Tahiti FAM Trip.

This fabulous trip departs Los Angeles on November 30th, returning back to Los Angeles on December 9th.

Offering our best price ever, from $799US or $999CA, this trip includes:

  • Roundtrip airfare with Air Tahiti Nui from Los Angeles to Papeete (add-ons from/to your home city are at your own expense)
  • Inter-island flights within Tahiti
  • All airline taxes
  • 4- and 5-star accommodation (twin share) for 7 nights
  • All transfers
  • Breakfast daily, some lunches/dinners

Tahiti - ATV rideHow do you earn a spot? Winning agents will be chosen in early October or sooner, based on number of bookings (the more bookings you make, the better your chances). Personal submissions will be considered for review.

All agents chosen for the trip will need to complete Tahiti Tourism’s Tiare program.

For full information, click on the link below:
http://www.gowayagent.com/fam.html

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Escape to Australia with Goway

Image purchased from Wayne Smith Visual Asset License Deed 2013

Image purchased from Wayne Smith Visual Asset License Deed 2013

Do you have clients dreaming of a chance to get away from it all and do something incredibly different, but don’t know where to start? Goway Travel has partnered with Air New Zealand and four states in the land of Oz to bring you a huge opportunity to send your valued clients to travel to Australia!

We’ve added value to our most popular routes and itineraries, and negotiated a huge number of savings. Our immersive city packages in Adelaide, Cairns, Brisbane, and Melbourne start at $1449USD or $1969CAD, and includes round trip airfare with Air New Zealand and accommodation for four nights. These are the perfect building blocks to put together the perfect custom travel vacation. In addition to being perfect for mixing and matching, we have also secured incredible savings and specials to further assist your clients in having the best time in Australia.

Brisbane's south bank and city skyline

Brisbane’s south bank and city skyline

With over 450 travel ideas, you can start planning your custom trip to Australia from the link below:

Escape to Australia

Keep an eye on this special page if you’re not quite ready to travel, as we’re negotiating more deals and special arrangements for all of Australia’s magnificent regions. Look out for the best deals on authentic Australian Aboriginal experiences, small ship boutique cruising, our Stays of Distinction, tropical Island stays, small group tour ideas, Australia by rail travel, city and day tours, and a huge variety of ideas to properly experience Australia’s unique wildlife.

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Travel agents are our focus, and you can expect to receive superior service from our expert South Pacific staff. One elite travel agent, with the highest Australian sales from August 26 to October 2, 2015, will be rewarded with $250 deposited onto their Goway rewards card.

Goway Travel is looking forward to working with our travel agent partners – Air New Zealand and the Australian states of South Australia, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia.

Let’s make next year the best time to visit Australia!

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Phuket’s Luxurious Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa

Avista Hideaway Resort Phuket - sunset exterior, ThailandLocated on the hills above famous Patong Beach, in the southern part of Phuket, Thailand, Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa is a futuristic Thai-style resort that creates a breathtaking scenic effect, with the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea as its background.

The bestselling feature of this resort is its world-class service, along with stylish guestrooms and suites that are generously spacious, luxurious, and contemporary in style.

The resort offers 150 guest rooms that range from Family Vista rooms to suites with their own private pools. For the ultimate indulgence, all the Club Vista rooms and suites come with an on-call butler service, catering to guests’ every need.

While all guests can choose their preferred level of luxury and style, we recommend the Club Vista room for honeymooners. Located in a separate wing, there is a private pool exclusive to these rooms, plus you receive complimentary sunset lounge cocktails, a fruit and floral welcome, and for a 3 night stay, complimentary cake and wine.

For great family getaways, enjoy the Family Vista rooms. Offering 55 sqare meters of space, set in a contemporary Thai design, these rooms feature one king-sized bed and one double bed, along with luxurious amenities.

Avista Hideaway Resort and Spa is a 5-star resort set in a private and secluded sanctuary. Although open and peaceful, it only takes 10 minutes by car to reach Patong Beach and its nightlife. It is also within close proximity to shopping and eateries. Golfers can try one of the three nearby golf courses.

Goway has packed this luxurious resort up with a few specials:

  • Stay 5 nights and only pay for 4
  • Book 3 nights and we will arrange set dinner for two
  • Stay 7 nights or more and receive a one hour complementary Thai massage

You can enjoy this resort on our 5-Day Phuket Stopover!

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Connecting With Potential Travellers When Selling An Event

Group of People Taking Notes at Convention_217421485Whether it is a large sporting event, convention, festival, or a historical anniversary of global interest, guaranteed there are people in your community wanting to attend!

Potential travellers are “born” from places and events you encounter in everyday life. Whether it be from friends and neighbours, to the clubs you belong to, to the schools your kids attend, fire halls and police stations around the corner, to the Facebook friends and tweet followers you have, to the good ol’ local newspapers and magazines that arrive on your doorstep, to the endless “googling” you can do on the internet – all are great sources for finding people who want to travel for an event.

Group of Hikers, Western Cape, South Africa_11718541Once you have made the connections to potential customers and spurred their interest to an event or even the fabulous destination that is hosting the event, our Special Events Team will assist you every step of the way with all the air, land arrangements, and tickets to the event, as well as pre- and post-event travel tour itineraries.

Just as there are no limits to what can be planned as an event, there are unlimited possibilities to finding potential travellers who would be interested in booking their spot to attend!

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Goway’s New Island-Hopping Vacation in Tahiti

Sunset at InterContinental Tahiti Resort, Tahiti

Sunset at Intercontinental Tahiti Resort

We, at IslandsEscapes by Goway, have just launched our new 10-day, three island-hopping vacation package to Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora, including stays at InterContinental resorts and airfare.

10-Day Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora (incl. Air)

These islands are the most popular in French Polynesia and your clients will fall in love with the InterContinental resorts. Plus, their last 3 nights will be spent in an overwater bungalow!

Overwater bungalows at InterContinental Le Moana, Bora Bora

Overwater bungalows at InterContinental Le Moana, Bora Bora

This package has special Goway exclusive savings for your clients:
– Two of the seven nights are complimentary
– Early check-in in Tahiti
– A complimentary bottle of house wine and fruit in Moorea
– Late check-out and a resort credit of 5000 XPF ($50) in Bora Bora
– Special gifts for honeymooners

Savings are valued at over $1500 per couple!

This package is available for sale until, and must be booked by, November 30, 2015, for travel between November 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016.

Prices listed are per person, based on twin share. Extensions, room upgrades, and single supplements available at a surcharge. 

10-Day Tahiti, Moorea, and Bora Bora (incl. Air)

For more information, or other IslandsEscapes ideas, visit our website at www.goway.com

Relaxing in the pool at InterContinental Moorea

Relaxing in the pool at InterContinental Moorea

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Where to Stay in Hong Kong: Kowloon vs Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Skyline Kowloon from Fei Ngo Shan Hill sunset_213021286Hong Kong, Asia’s “World City”, is regularly rated as one of the top cities in the world – known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, vibrant nightlife, and incredible shopping. As a result, travellers (especially those short on time) often feel overwhelmed by the city’s huge choice of hotels, and need an expert’s guidance on where to stay. The easiest way to decide on a hotel is to first decide on location: Hong Kong Island or “the Kowloon Side”.

Here’s a quick explanation from travel agents who know Hong Kong well!

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The Kowloon Side
The “Kowloon Side” refers to the Kowloon peninsula, north of Hong Kong Island, across Victoria Harbour. Kowloon is home to Hong Kong’s famous night markets and its two outstanding cruise terminals – Kai Tak Cruise Terminal and Ocean Terminal.

The best areas to stay:

  • Tsim Sha Tsui (often abbreviated “TST”): As Kowloon’s main tourist hotspot at the tip of the peninsula, it offers spectacular views of the Hong Kong skyline and Victoria Peak. Catch the Star Ferry across the storied Victoria Harbour from Tsim Sha Tsui to Central, on Hong Kong Island.
  • Mong Kok: A bustling area about two metro stops north of Tsim Sha Tsui, Mong Kok offers a huge choice of shops, markets and hotels. It is also the location of the world famous Temple Street Night Market and Ladies’ Market.

Recommended for:

  • First time visitors, as it’s not as “busy”, and has the best views of the skyline and the nightly Symphony of Lights show.
  • Pre- or post-cruise visitors who want to be closer to the cruise terminals
  • Shoppers, due to a vast range of market stalls and multiple malls.
  • Families, as there’s lots to keep kids entertained, such as a kid’s science centre and museums in Tsim Sha Tsui.
Kowloon's busy Nathan Road

Kowloon’s busy Nathan Road

The Hong Kong Island Side
The site of the original British settlement, dating from 1841, and the island that gives Hong Kong its name, consider this “downtown”. Most of Hong Kong’s tallest skyscrapers can be found here, as well as the territory’s government and financial centre. Hong Kong Island is also home to Victoria Peak, which offers breathtaking vistas of its namesake harbour, and definitely worth checking out. There’s even a vintage tram which can take you up there. The island’s southern reaches are a great contrast to the city’s urban core, and it’s where one can find beaches such as Repulse Bay and Deepwater Bay, fishing villages such as Aberdeen (with its Jumbo floating restaurant), and Stanley.

The best areas to stay in:

  • Central & Admiralty: Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s financial and business district, these areas are home to some of Hong Kong’s best hotels and serves as the hub of Hong Kong’s extensive transportation network. Central is the location of the Star Ferry terminal on Hong Kong Island, and is closest to the ferries heading to Macau.
  • Causeway Bay: This is one of Hong Kong Island’s prime shopping districts, and offers a mix of luxury, mid-range, and bargain shops and malls.

Recommended for:

  • Those who like “old time charm” and colonial architecture from the British era
  • Trend-setting travellers – areas like SOHO and Lan Kwai Fong are known for hip bars, popular restaurants, and galleries.
  • For those with limited time and an interest in sightseeing (since it is closer to highlights like Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, and Stanley Market)
  • Younger couples or solo travellers
View from Victoria Peak

View from Victoria Peak

Overall, whether a visitor stays in Kowloon or on Hong Kong Island, both areas have numerous attractions, wide selection of hotels and shopping, and great dining opportunities. With just a short ferry ride between both sides, you’re certain to have a fabulous time in Hong Kong either way!

Become a Hong Kong Specialist!
Enrol in the Hong Kong Specialist training program to learn more about Hong Kong! Course topics cover Hong Kong’s history, culture, attractions, festivals, events, and much more. Get qualified as a Hong Kong Specialist and receive your certificate now!

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Travel to Australia or New Zealand and Stay 2 Free Nights in Fiji

Sofitel Fiji PoolFor a limited time, Goway is offering a FREE 2 night stopover when flying with Fiji Airways to Australia or New Zealand.

Spend 2 days swimming, snorkeling, island-hopping, or simply just relaxing in Fiji, home to the friendliest people on earth.

Sydney Harbour, Australia

Sydney, Australia

Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington, New Zealand

Fly to Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and receive 2 free nights on Denarau Island in Fiji at the Radisson Blu Fiji Denarau Island Resort or Sofitel Fiji Resort and Spa, with breakfast each day.

Denarau is a great base for travel to the beautiful Mamanuca Islands or to join a small ship cruise. It is also home to Port Denarau, which features great restaurants, nightlife, and shopping options. Your stopover can be two consecutive nights or taken as two separate one night stays.

Fiji FriendsThis great deal is valid for purchase until November 18, 2015 and for travel between 30 August 30, 2015 t0 August 16, 2016.

Blackout dates do apply – please see the special for more details.

Going Downunder? Get Fiji for FREE!

For more information on great travel ideas down under, please visit our website at www.goway.com.

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Goway’s Special Events Are All So Specially Planned!

Kauri Cliffs Golf Club_Northland, New ZealandWhen you combine both international travel for the purpose of attending an event, with Goway’s travel-planning expertise – you are sure to get something special!

Events could be anything from an annual meeting, a convention that takes place every 2-5 years, or even a once-in-a-lifetime special occasion. Whether the event is something landmark and elaborate, or small and casual, they all attract a global community of like-minded individuals, who want to travel to partake in their special event.

Wine Tasters Tasting Wine_216792130Some are fortunate to experience different locales each occasion, while others enjoy their annual visit back to their wonderful event venue, where they get to reunite with friends and colleagues, and further explore the region. There really are no set rules for what makes an event, and so planning the perfect travel itinerary allows us at Goway to really examine your clients’ needs before moving forward.

Our Special Events Division comprises of a team of professionals who are experts at managing international air blocks, hotel room blocks, all necessary transfers, and any pre/post touring options.

Santos-bike-race, AustraliaAs an example, our past successes include the World Police and Fire Games, World Masters Games, Lions Clubs International Conventions, Rotary Conventions, Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, and Presidents Cup golf tournaments.

For more information, please visit us at www.goway.com.

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Do Thailand in Style at the Surin Phuket Resort

Surin Phuket - Veranda and Beach, ThailandWhether your clients are a family looking for a beautiful sun destination, or newlyweds dreaming of the perfect honeymoon, travel to Thailand is a very popular option. Why not have them do it in luxury and style?

Located in Pansea Bay, in the northern part of the island of Phuket, the Surin Phuket resort is nestled within a tropical coconut grove, in a tranquil west coast location of this popular Thai island. It offers a sophisticated Thai experience, with all the charm of a beachside resort, making it a perfect Thai Phuket Beach Escape!

Surin is situated on one of the most private beaches

Surin Phuket is situated on one of the most private beaches

One of the best selling features of this luxury resort, is that all the accommodation is sea-facing, allowing all guests to overlook the Andaman, and its beautiful white sand beaches. The Surin Phuket is situated on one of the most private beaches in the region, which is only shared by one other 5-star resort.

Surin Phuket - Pool, Thailand

Surin’s black-tiled pool

The Surin Phuket was recently rejuvenated by Paris-based designer, Mr. Ed Tuttle. He has given this resort a fresh feel to its cottages – combining Thai design derived from local materials, with a touch of modern functionality. The resort also features a unique black tile swimming pool and full amenites, including a luxurious line of personal beauty products.

For honeymooners, we recommend the Beach Deluxe Suite. It is located steps from the beach and features a lounge with day bed, terrace, and an outdoor covered veranda where a romantic candlelight dinner under the stars can be arranged.

Surin Phuket - Beach Deluxe Suite, Thailand

Surin’s Beach Deluxe Suite

For families, the Surin Phuket offers a 2 bedroom cottage with an adjoining room, along with a children’s pool. The Surin caters to even the smallest child, offering baby cots and baby toiletries on request. Parents can also take advantage of the resort’s babysitting services for a special date night.

The resort is within close proximity to eateries, town and shopping, and is only a 10 minute walk. Golfers can enjoy a game or two in one of the three nearby golf courses.

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok's Executive Suite

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok’s Executive Suite

Luxurious Combination
For a perfect luxury vacation in Thailand, Goway offers the 12-Day Thailand in Style. Including international airfare, we have combined this luxurious resort with our Stay of Distinction in Bangkok, Thailand.

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A Family Vacation in Tahiti

Shooting TTNA Ty SawyerWhen you think of the perfect sun destination for a family vacation, Tahiti usually isn’t the first place that comes to mind. However, a family vacation in Tahiti is something every member will enjoy, as it offers an unforgettable, fun-filled experience…. as well as great family-friendly programs and deals!

Kids aged 15 years and under fly free with Air Tahiti Nui’s “Kids Fly Free” offer, while several resorts, such as the InterContinental Moorea and the Manava Suites Tahiti (among others) specifically cater to families by offering a “Kids Stay and Eat for Free” program.

In regards to actual accommodation, the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa offers a Garden View Duplex room category which can fit up to 4 adults and 1 child, and includes 1 king size bed and two twin beds.

Tahiti Family Pics (1)4For fun child activities, the Four Seasons Bora Bora offers a “Kids for All Seasons” program. This supervised program creates memorable and educational experiences in a casual, fun environment. While the hub of activity is at the Kids Club, also called the Tamarii Club, children quickly realize the entire resort is their playground – although it’s not just for them. There are lots of family activities to partake in, such as embarking on a snorkelling safari, going dolphin and whale watching, swimming with the manta rays, lagoon cruises, and taking a 4WD Safari tour.

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