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Monthly Archives: August 2019

CBT news

What success looks like for BMD and CBT

Taking traditional values and applying modern techniques, while maintaining high levels of customer service is what sets CBT apart and enables us to enjoy year-on-year growth and 100% client retention in the past 12 months. CBT sees itself as an extension of each of the businesses who engage our services, it’s a partnership where all […]

Technology, Travel safety

Travel Update for Banned MacBook Pro Laptops on Flights

Many airlines are now placing restrictions on 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, following Apple’s recall of some laptop models purchased from September 2015 to February 2017. It’s understandable, due to safety concerns over the lithium ion battery and the potential to catch fire, but it is becoming increasingly complicated for MacBook owners to know exactly what […]

Travel deals

Qantas Premium Cabin Sale on Now!

Add a little luxury to your next flight with this fantastic Qantas sale. Fly First Class, Business or Premium Economy & save on so many destinations around the world. Premium Economy return from Sydney to Johannesburg from $2,299 or Business return from Melbourne to Singapore from $2,999. These are just some examples of the savings […]

Travel safety

Travel Alert: exercise caution in Hong Kong

Latest news from Hong Kong is that protests are expected to continue and ‘flash mob’ gatherings are unpredictable, so visitors are urged to exercise a high degree of caution. There have been violent confrontations between police and protesters, with police using tear gas, rubber bullets, water canons and other crowd control measures. Tourist and residential […]

Industry news

Is your company missing out on travel savings?

Surprisingly, the travel industry in Australia has bucked the trend of increased regulation and in recent years it’s become easier to operate without the once-compulsory certifications. But what does this mean for travellers and particularly business clients? Buyer protection is now a greater concern if you book with non-licensed agencies, but there is another factor […]

Hotels, Industry news

Set hotel program or ‘best rate of the day’?

How people choose to travel for work is changing in the millennial economy. It’s evident in the increasing demand for corporate rentals or Airbnb stays, taxis taking a back seat to ride sharing companies and traditional room service being replaced by the likes of Uber Eats. Complete Business Travel has noticed a shift from fixed […]

Airline news

Good news at last for Virgin Australia flyers in Brisbane

It was expected last November, but come 3 September Virgin Australia will finally be unveiling their new My Lounge in the international terminal adjacent to Gate 77, towards the end of the terminal’s northern concourse. Operated by UK-based No1 Lounges – which has also taken over Etihad’s Sydney and Melbourne lounges – it’s designed to […]

Health & wellbeing, Travel tips

How to de-stress your business travel

Someone who knows how stressful booking business travel can be is Michelle Charon, from BMD. It’s easy for it to become overwhelming when trying to coordinate your travel arrangements with corporate schedules, so we asked Michelle what are her top 4 ways to ease the tension. Stress-free tip #1 – Book online “Complete Business Travel […]

CBT news

Stars shine at National Travel Industry Awards

It’s an epic tale 14 years in the making and now Complete Business Travel is celebrating being crowned Best Corporate Agency at the national awards. CBT was proud to receive the top gong at the 2019 Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), National Travel Industry Awards in the category of ‘Best Corporate Agency – Single […]

Destinations

New Zealand rolls out its own ESTA-style visa waiver for visitors

Most international travellers visiting New Zealand will soon be required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority before entering the country. The New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) will be necessary for visa-free entry to New Zealand as of October 1, 2019. Australian citizens travelling to New Zealand on an Australian passport will be exempt from the NZeTA […]