Qantas Corporate Travel Show - Canberra 28 August 2014

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OzEire

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Following Flashback's post about the PER show back in July, I have received an invite to the CBR show in a few weeks.

It starts with a very personalized greeting...

Dear Qantas Platinum Frequent Flyer

To thank you for your ongoing support, please find attached a personal invitation for you to attend the Lunch session of the 2014 Canberra Qantas Corporate Travel Show.

Come enjoy Qantas hospitality whilst browsing the exhibition of business and leisure products by the following exhibitors:

Accor Hotels, American Airlines, Amora Hotels & Resorts, Astra Apartments, Avis, Bayview International Hotels & Resorts, Best Western Accommodation, Canberra Rex Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Capital Hotel Group, Causeway Hotels, Choice Hotels Australasia, Coogee Bay Hotel, Doltone House, Doma Hotels, East Hotel & Apartments Canberra, Emirates, FCm Travel Solutions, Finnair, Frasers Australia, Goodearth & Perth Ambassador Hotels, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hotel Mulia Senayan, Jakarta, Mulia Resort & Villas – Nusa Dua, Bali, India Tourism, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Jephson Hotel, Majestic Hotels, Mantra Group, Mawson Lakes Hotel & Function Centre, Mayfair Hotel – Adelaide, Melbourne Short Stay Apartments, Metro Hotels, Midtown Brisbane Apartment Hotel, Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Oceania Cruises / USA River Cruises, Pagoda Resort & Spa, Pan Pacific Hotels Group, Punthill Apartment Hotels, Quest Serviced Apartments, Roundhouse Hotels, Royal on the Park Hotel Brisbane, Seasons Apartment Hotel Group, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, SilverNeedle Hospitality, Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, StayWell Hospitality Group, The Grace Hotel, The Hotel Network, The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel Hobart, The Richardson Hotel & Spa, Travel Doctor – TMVC, The Watermark Hotel Group, Thrifty Car Rental, TFE Hotels, venueselect.com.au, View Hotels & Wyndham Hotel Group

I went last year and it was mildly interesting, but I left before the food because the lines were massive - it almost seemed as if people were there just for the food ? hmmm...

Anyone else get an invite.... and CBR AFF'ers, is there any plans afoot to have a gathering before, after (or during) the show ?

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I haven't been invited for a while to this as a lowly LTS. But, if people would like to meet up before/during/after the show I'd like to join in depending on the date. Note to self, read the full thread title - 28 Aug
 
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I went to the Perth one and bumped into a lady from work and she ended up winning two things at it including flights up to Broome and 3 nights for her and her husband... Lucky doer... The food was ok but probably not the sort of stuff you'd make a huge effort to get there for....
 

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Maybe Mattg can send you his link, I signed up on a link to a page someone on here sent me as i didn't get an invite and got in just fine...
 

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I can go but don't have an invite.


One I went to had a big spin the wheel with flights to destinations that was popular.



Maybe Mattg can send you his link, I signed up on a link to a page someone on here sent me as i didn't get an invite and got in just fine...

get me outta here, I have no use for my invitation so if you are interested, send me a PM. ;)
 

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Ive got an invite for the morning tea session, but not the lunch.
 
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I got the invite as well - I went a few years back and although I didn't win a travel prize I did win one of the large flower arrangements in a ceramic pot which at least was something. I have had invitations but not attended for the last few and am not sure if I can go this year. If I do it will be a quick visit only.
 
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I got the invite but as usual will be away - Mala Mala Game reserve on the 28th - perhaps a little more exciting. :)
 

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I went once before - got a $100 hotel voucher so wasn't too much of a waste.

As someone in the private sector the CBR show didn't really do much for me though (it was very Government focused as expected). I've been invited a few times since but have always had scheduling conflicts.
 

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If a few people could overlap, we could have a coffee at least (maybe at the travel show up the back), at least to meet even in a busy day. I know when it's a tedious -5 every and night/morning it's uninviting to go out much otherwise.

'We' should update the title to suggest a meet. I can be available during that day.
 

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Mods,would you plse update title to say Meet Up at the show, if that's how it's done?
 

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We now have 2 AFFers meeting at 1300 at the QF Show in the Nat Conv Centre (at the big windows about the mid-point). Anyone else going and have a little time to meet?
 
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We now have 2 AFFers meeting at 1300 at the QF Show in the Nat Conv Centre (at the big windows about the mid-point). Anyone else going and have a little time to meet?

If i am going, i would probably be there at 11am due to my invite being at that scheduled time
 

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I'll be going along to the lunch thing with a couple of colleagues.
 

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Thanks to Mattg I got along to the travel show and met up w' Hossein and we chatted over some nice salt and pepper quid. Neither of us won anything sadly. The best on offer was a $1000 voucher for QF travel.

For future reference, they don't open the doors for the lunch free loaders group until right on 1230 and the lunch comes out about 30-45 mins later. Was a respectable stand up lunch. We must do better next year to say hello to a few more people.
 
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