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08/01/2018    Helloworld Travel Limited Website

For all up to date announcements please visit the Helloworld Travel Limited website here

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29/08/2017    The AOT Group to acquire ATS Pacific

The AOT Group today announced it had agreed to purchase ATS Pacific from Jetset Travelworld Group Limited (ASX: JET) subject to certain conditions precedent. The transaction is scheduled to complete on Monday September 30th, 2013.

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Creative Holidays and the AOT Group are pleased to announce that they have entered into a product procurement agreement covering Australia and New Zealand for the 2014/2015 season.
This agreement will bring the strengths of both brands togeth... continue reading


04/07/2017     AOT wins WOAG tender

The AOT Group has been appointed by the Department of Finance and Deregulation as the Commonwealth Government’s Accommodation Program Manager which will commencefrom the 2nd of July 2012.
Under the three year contract the AOT Group has... continue reading


01/06/2017    AOT Supplier Newsletter June 2014

The AOT Group has had a bumper few months, read about it here in our June Supplier Newsletter:  


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24/04/2017    AOT Group Mega Famil a Mega Success

The 2014 AOT Group Mega Famil finished up on April 11 after an amazing 12 day once-in-a-lifetime adventure around Australia for 70 participants from around the globe representing countries including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway... continue reading


27/11/2015    AOT and Helloworld to merge



In preparation for ATE 2016 we have produced a new and up-to-date flyer outlining the opportunities presented by all divisions of The AOT Group to distribute your product. The flyer also lists all relevant contacts within our Contracting Team.

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19/09/2014    AOT SUPPLIERS' NEWSLETTER - SEP 2014

The lates Suppliers' Newsletter has just been released. you can read it bly clicking on this link continue reading


04/06/2014    ATEC Board Appointment

The AOT Group's Director of Global Sales and Marketing Gary Paterson has been appointed to the board of the Australian Tourism Export Council (ATEC), filling the Inbound Tour Operator position. 

This is a terrific acknolwedgement of h... continue reading


03/06/2014    STARS Rewards Program launched in New Zealand

The AOT Group is delighted to announce that its loyalty program, STARS Rewards has been launched in New Zealand. New Zealand agents will now earn STARS Rewards Points for all bookings made with Air New Zealand Holidays, Territory Discoveries and S... continue reading


22/05/2014    AOT Announces Appointment of new General Manager Contracting

The AOT Group is delighted to announce that Mark Windsor has joined the company in the role of General Manager Contracting. 

With a career spanning 25 years in the Travel industry, Mark was most recently the Groups Development Manager... continue reading


24/03/2014    AOT congratulates Austravel on Tourism Australia partnership

The AOT Group is delighted to congratulate our long-time major UK based client Austravel on being selected by Tourism Australia as a headline partner for the upcoming ‘Two Week Walkabout’ campaign.

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03/02/2014    AOT takes over operations of Territory Discoveries

The AOT Group has now taken over the operations of Territory Discoveries, effective 1st February 2014, under a three year licence agreement with Tourism NT. 

As previously announced, AOT is continui... continue reading


02/02/2014    STARS Reward Program Expanded

The AOT Group is delighted to announce that the popular STARS Rewards Program has now been extended to also include bookings by agents through Air New Zealand Holidays and Territory Discoveries as well as Sunlover Holidays, starting from 3 Februar... continue reading


20/01/2014    Appointment of ATS Pacific New Zealand General Manager

AOT Group CEO Andrew Burnes is pleased to announce the appointment of ATS Pacific New Zealand Manager of Operations, Ken McTague to the position of ATS Pacific New Zealand General Manager.

“It is terrific to welcome Ken to the role o... continue reading


14/01/2014    AOT Expands in the Cook Islands

The AOT Group is excited to announce that it has recently launched a new AOT presence in the Cook Islands, with Carmel Beattie being appointed as the Cook Islands’ representative for the AOT Group.

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20/12/2013    AOT Announces Appointment of Dietmar P. Schulz

The AOT Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Dietmar P Schulz to its Inbound Division working across all Germanic speaking markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as Netherlands, Belgium and Eastern Europe.

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06/12/2013     AOT Appoints New GM of Wholesale Division

The AOT Group today announced that Lisa Harrison will join the company in the role of General Manager – Wholesale.

With a 20 year career in Retail Travel, Lisa was most recently the General Manager of where2travel (formerly trading a... continue reading


06/12/2013    Queensland to host Sunlover STARS in 2014

The AOT Group is pleased to announce that Queensland has been confirmed as the destination for the Sunlover Holiday’s STARS event in 2014.

“We are delighted to be returning... continue reading


19/11/2013    AOT Group to Operate Territory Discoveries Under Licence

The AOT Group today advised that it will be taking over the operations of Territory Discoveries from 1st December 2013 under a 3 year Licence Agreement with Tourism NT.

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31/10/2013    AOT Headquarters Officially Opened

The AOT Group's new headquarters in South Melbourne was officially opened yesterday by Federal Treasurer the Hon. Joe Hockey MP in a ceremony at the historic Normanby Road address.

"AOT is one of the great success stories of the Australian... continue reading


21/10/2013    New Director of Sales & Marketing - Wholesale

The AOT Group today announced that Michelle Kenna will join the company in the role of Director of Sales and Marketing for AOT’s Wholesale division.

Most recently working with Great Southern Rail, Michelle has a long and very success... continue reading


02/10/2013    Cinzia Burnes appointed to Board of Tourism Victoria

Victoria's Tourism Minister, Louise Asher, announced the appointment of two new members to the Victorian Tourism Board today including AOT COO and owner Cinzia Burnes.

The other new Board member is Andrew Fairley, Chair of Parks Victoria.&... continue reading


30/09/2013    AOT completes ATS acquisition

Following on from the August announcement that AOT would acquire ATS Pacific from Jetset Travelworld Group Limited, today it can be confirmed that AOT has taken ownership of ATS Pacific’s operations in Australia and New Zealand. Purchase of... continue reading


10/09/2013    New Group GM at ATS Pacific

Following on from AOT's announcement last week that it will acquire the business of ATS Pacific and Tourism & Transport Fiji at the end of September, AOT Group CEO Andrew Burnes has announced that, subject to completion of the transaction on 3... continue reading


23/08/2013    New AOT global headquarters

The AOT Group will soon have a new Melbourne home, moving out of the St Kilda Road address that we have been in since 1998.
AOT's new global headquarters, a 5 level building in Normanby Road South Melbourne, is now fully functional with purp... continue reading



The AOT Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Morena Parati as Manager - Italy. After over 20 years of pro-actively working with the leading operators in this country, AOT is continuing our commitment to this important inbound source m... continue reading



For the seventh consecutive year The AOT Group has secured the number one spot in the “VOYAGES TOP TEN”.

Announced in Sydney on August 9th, the Voyages Top Ten recognises the top sellers in 2011/12 of Voyages product.continue reading



Australia’s most famous tourist hot-spots played host to 46 international travel agents earlier this month as part of AOT Inbound’s bi-annual Mega Famil which included twelve nights of home-grown Aussie hospitality in Melbourne, Adelai... continue reading


28/05/2012    The AOT Group says Bula to BFTE

The AOT Group has renewed its commitment to suppliers in the South Pacific by attending the 2012 Bula Fiji Tourism Exchange (BFTE). The three-day annual event which was held in Fiji from the 15th of May showcases the tourism offerings in Fiji and... continue reading


08/05/2012    AOT Group rolls out STAR Treatment

Tasmania played host to the AOT Groups’ annual STARS event from 25 to 29 April. The STARS event is one of the most hotly contested among agents each year, and this year’s event was no exception.  Sunlover’s top 60 travel age... continue reading


12/04/2012    New appointment to AOT Group Contracting Team

The AOT Group is pleased to announce the appointment of James Munro to the newly created role of Senior Contracting and Destination Manager Queensland. James joins the AOT Contracting team to focus on the biggest selling destination in the AOT por... continue reading


29/11/2011    Air New Zealand Holidays Acquisition Completed

The AOT Group is pleased to announce that it completed the acquisition of 50% of Air New Zealand Holidays on Friday November 25th and took over the operation of the business from Air New Zealand on Monday 28th November.

The new joint... continue reading



For the sixth consecutive year The AOT Group has secured the number one spot in the “VOYAGES TOP TEN”.

Announced at a two-day long celebration at Uluru the Voyages Top Ten recognises the top sellers in 2010/11 of Voyages pro... continue reading


23/08/2011    AOTNZ Secures Inbound Operator of the Year

In an exciting first, AOT New Zealand was recently awarded the Inbound Tour Operator of The Year Award at the ITOC annual conference gala dinner which was held in the North Island's Bay of Plenty.

The Inbound Tour Operator of the Year... continue reading