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Your ticket to amazing deals
Can't decide where to holiday next?
Whether this is your dilemma or not, get some inspiration for your future travels at the World Travel Expo. It's full of amazing deals and exclusive offers on everything from flights to cruises with the biggest and best selection of leading travel suppliers, brands and experts under one roof at Sydney Showground.
Air, land, rail and cruise options, as well as tourism bodies, hotels, tours and attractions, will cover all manner of destinations across the globe. Exhibitors include Flight Centre (Australia's largest travel agency), AAT Kings, Air New Zealand and a multitude of other airlines, Aurora Expeditions, Bentours, Busabout, Celebrity Cruises, Contiki, Club Med, Infinity Holidays, DriveAway Holidays, Princess Cruises, Lonely Planet, Globus, Rocky Mountaineer, Disney Parks and Resorts, Smartraveller, Sno N Ski, Tourism Fiji, AAA Pet Resort, Travelcube, VisasDirect, World Expeditions, and many many more. The full list can be found here.
Free travel presentations and displays will also assist in inspiring you with a wonderful array of travel options. Get tips on saving money on your next flight as well as the lowdown on cruises (great for first-timers) and important information on preparing for your next overseas venture.
Be in the running too to win a dream holiday. Scan your free ticket at the door or register online to get double the chance to win, as well as express entry on the day, thus avoiding the queues. The winner gets to choose 1 of these 5 amazing holidays –
15 day Grand Tour of South Africa, thanks to Bench Africa
8 day Cruising Croatia's Central Coast, courtesy of Peregrine Adventures
9 day Magnificent Canadian Rockies, thanks to Collette
15 day Icons of Peru, with Bunnik Tours
8 day Grand Bordeaux River Cruise, from APT
Other ways to win at the expo include scanning your ticket at participating exhibitor booths (for the chance of prizes consisting of travel vouchers and accommodation) and booking a holiday on the day. For the latter, you will need to put down a deposit on your holiday and fill out the prize form to be in with a chance to win a $1000 Travel Money Oz Currency Pass.
When you need a break from wandering around, chill out in the stage area with some entertainment or grab some lunch. Both food and beverages are available in the hall. Parents can also hit the pause button whilst the young ones are occupied in the kids zone.
Entry to the expo is free and with it, you'll get a map, a hot deals flyer and a tote bag for all the brochures you'll likely be picking up.
Getting to the Showground is easy with Sydney Olympic Park train station only moments away. You can also bus it with Sydney Buses offering direct services to the venue. The ferry wharf is a bit further away but a connecting bus will take you to the event. Car parking is also available.
So will your next trip be riding the Rocky Mountaineer through Canada, trekking through the Amazon Jungle in South America or relaxing at a seaside resort in 5-star luxury on the Mediterranean. Whatever you're after, you're sure to find it here.