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Aria Resort & Casino Las Vegas is hot in the City

Aria Resort & Casino is a standout amidst the glitz of the Las Vegas strip, it’s also close to all the action and is a winner for hosting conferences. Phil Gleeson parks his wheels in Sin City and reveals all that glitters is gold in this mighty complex… except for the check-in queue. ARIA RESORT & CASINO CHECK IN Checking into a hotel in Vegas can be a bit of a nightmare as the queues are extremely long, so I would recommend checking in on your mobile prior to your arrival on your mobile. Here’s the deal. The hotel opens…
CT Connections
23 January 2018
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2018 starts of on a bouncing note

2018 has started off on a bouncing note for our teams in Queensland and WA. As guests of Emirates at Brisbane International Tennis, Brisbane and Hopman Cup, Perth, they were the privileged to witness Roger Federer, John Millman and Peter Polansky, in action. The Hopman Cup 2018 was the 30th edition of the Hopman Cup tournament between nations in men's and women's tennis. It took place at the Perth Arena in Perth, Australia. France were the defending champions, however they did not return to defend their title. This marked the first edition without France competing since 2010. On 4 January…
CT Connections
8 January 2018
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Uluru’s magical field of light continues for another three years

The Northern Territory’s super successful Field of Light Uluru will shine on until at least 2020. Light show to continue Field of Light Uluru has been extended for three more years, remaining in place until 31 December 2020. The award-winning exhibition dazzling allcomers at Ayers Rock Resort in the spiritual heart of Australia, opened on 1 April 2016 to critical acclaim and has since exceeded all expectations proving to be a standout drawcard for the destination. “With such incredible demand, and high occupancy experienced throughout the year at the Resort, extending the Field of Light to 31 December 2020 will…
CT Connections
8 January 2018
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Your kids will be floating in the clouds on Virgin Australia

Virgin Australia has allowed inflatable and fold out devices to help little ones sleep in peace in the sky with Plane Pal, Fly Tot and JetKids Bedbox given the green light. Onboard gadgets are family favourites As part of its 7kg carry on allowance, Plane Pal, Fly Tot and JetKids Bedbox are now permitted on Virgin Australia’s entire fleet of aircraft while any other products passengers wish to use onboard will need to comply with a list of guidelines which can be found on the Virgin Australia website. “We know that travelling with kids can be a stressful experience and…
CT Connections
18 December 2017
CTC StoriesNews

2017 – a year worth celebrating!

Beginning on the 9th of November in Queensland and wrapping up recently, CT Connections Travel Group has celebrated with our fabulous clients and partners across States - WA, NSW and Victoria. Our clients and partners turning up to share the evenings and bestowing us with such trust and love has left us humbled and reinvigorated. A true validation of our tag-line 'Every Connection Counts. We thank our wonderful sponsors Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways, Air New Zealand & CT Partners . Many of our suppliers sponsored some fantastic prizes which included airline tickets and nights at hotels to our deserving participants.…
CT Connections
15 December 2017
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Business Travel And Identifying The Real Costs

Time. He’s the poor cousin of cost. Business travel is often policy driven with the key driver being cost and while this might look good on the books, what damage is it doing to your employees? Over the years I have seen many travel policies, all varied and with one overall goal: to reduce travel costs for the business. To a senior management team, that would obviously be the expectation. But my questions is, what does a $50 saving on a flight really cost your business? An extra two hours waiting at an airport lounge means two hours away from…
CT Connections
12 December 2017
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Simone a perfect fit for the CT Connections Travel Group

We were on the lookout for someone who feels the 'connection' with our values and identifies exceptionally with the primary stakeholders - our people. Look who we found...  Simone has over two decades of experience in working with companies to strategically align their people agenda with their business vision and goals. Utilising her background in organisational psychology, she has worked closely with individuals and teams to review the symbiotic relationship between the three Ws - Workplace, Work and Worker - and brings her expertise in leveraging and nurturing diverse talent within this framework. Simone graduated with a double major in Psychology and Social…
CT Connections
29 November 2017
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Our double dose in fight against poverty for Oxfam Trailwalker

“Oxfam TRAILWALKER is one of the most inspiring team challenges in the world,” says Will Bird, CT Connections Business Manager, as he and other workmates from the CTC Travel Group ramp up their training in preparations for the annual 100km bush hike. And “Birdy”, as he is known to CT Connections workmates, should know about such challenges. Previously he has tackled Kokoda and scaled the highest mountain in South Korea among other journeys. Please donate to our Oxfam 100km Trailwalker teams Executive Edge Will Bird (captain), his wife and Edge pioneer Sally Bird, Nicole Fletcher and Samantha Dalton. CT Connections…
CT Connections
17 March 2017
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Nicole McMahon joins the CT Connections Travel Group team

THE CT Connections Travel Group has appointed Nicole McMahon as Head of Commercial as the burgeoning company continues to expand and build on its A-team. In the newly created role, Nicole is responsible for growing relationships with commercial partners including airline, car, hotel and all other third party stakeholders on behalf of the entire group. “I’m really excited about joining such a respected brand,” Nicole says. “Everything CT Connections stands for resonates with me, including its strong values and commitment to delivering best-in-class service to customers, suppliers and partners. CTC cares about people, is enjoying a growth period and is…
CT Connections
3 March 2017

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