Bic­ton Travel joins Ex­press

Travel Bulletin - - STATE OF THE INDUSTRY -

The Ex­press Travel Group con­tin­ues to gather mo­men­tum, with the high pro­file ad­di­tion of Perth’s Bic­ton Travel an­nounced just as this is­sue of trav­el­bul­letin goes to print. Bic­ton Travel di­rec­tor Ca­role Smethurst said the de­ci­sion to move away from the agency’s long-time as­so­ciate mem­ber­ship of Hel­loworld fol­lowed “ex­ten­sive due dili­gence across all avail­able groups”. Bic­ton will be­come part of Ex­press’ In­de­pen­dent Travel Group brand, with ITG them out if they get into trou­ble. Ac­cord­ing to For­eign Min­is­ter Julie Bishop, that means 850,000 vis­its by Aus­tralians over­seas with­out in­sur­ance. “Aus­tralians should be fully pre­pared for over­seas travel and take

Aus­tralians should be fully pre­pared for over­seas travel and take re­spon­si­bil­ity for in­di­vid­ual de­ci­sions’ travel

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