En route to cheap travel
IF YOU'RE planning a holiday or trip aboard, Saturday is the day to book according to the team at Warwick Flight Centre.
The Palmerin St store will be hosting an in-house expo on Saturday, with all locals welcome to take advantage of the top deals.
Manager Lisa Noye said the store hosted sales three times a year, but this was the only worldwide event.
"We don't even know what the deals will be, but we always encourage travellers to wait until Saturday to book,” she said.
"They bring out deals on pretty much every single thing we sell. Flights get cheaper, there are discounts on tours, and much more.”
Newest member of the Flight Centre team Mindi Devine said once a year there was a large travel expo in Brisbane, but the upcoming local event offered all the same deals.
"We get the exact same things, and it's not as manic,” she said.
At the Brisbane expo there are 20 computers and consultants for crowds in the hundreds, however Warwick's will have a full house of five staff.
"Here, it will be a little more relaxed,” Ms Devine said.
The Warwick Flight Centre opened in 2009, and the combined travel experience of its five consultants adds up to more than 50 years.
Jenelle Matthews has been everywhere from Machu Picchu to the United States
"I've always been in travel, and I'm from Warwick so I find being a local really helps,” she said.
"It's so lovely to have Tilley (Leach) and Mindi join our team. They're young and local and they provide a great service to that younger demographic.”
Ms Devine and Ms Matthews agreed that the hottest trend in travel this season was cruising.
"It's all inclusive, and great value for money,” Ms Devine said.
"You pay up front, and you can get drink packages, and there's just as many activities on the boats as there are at the destinations.
"We expect cruising will be just as popular this year. It's perfect for older travellers and families.”