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Yearly Archives: 2019

Industry news, Hotels

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 […]

Industry news

5 Benefits of a Charter service!

There is a perception that to Charter a plane is significantly more expensive than flying on commercial flights, however, the cost is comparable especially when you assess the benefits a Charter flight can present to your business and travellers. If you regularly move groups on specific travel itineraries, Charter flights would present significant financial savings and […]

CBT news

Finalists 2019 – National Travel Industry Awards

  We are delighted to announce CBT has reached the finals nationally in the NTIA for Best Corporate Travel Agency. Congratulations to the dynamic CBT team and thank you to our valued clients for your ongoing support, commitment and partnership. Winners announced at a Gala event in Sydney on 20th July – Wish us luck! Thank you Simon McLean