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Dear 
Mary Rossi Traveller,

What a pleasure it has been to welcome the Mary Rossi Travel consultants back to our Neutral Bay office over the past week, and to meet with clients face-to-face.  We are still all on reduced hours and in-person consultations are by appointment only.  By all indications from the major players, airline travel for the foreseeable future will only be for the vaccinated.  And, hopefully, you will appreciate that we still need to restrict visitors to our office to the fully vaccinated as well, for the safety of our staff and other travellers.
 
Like so many things these days, the opening of our country is technology-driven with the announcement in recent days of NSW and Australian government software surrounding vaccination certificates, passports and other security initiatives.
 
IATA, the globally recognised International Air Transport Association is rapidly developing systems that monitor the health requirements and border restrictions of every country and city they fly to. They will link this information with the multi-airline reservation systems that we use to create and maintain your flight itinerary. That’s a big step forward but to say that it’s complex is putting it mildly.  We are aware that you will be looking to us for advice and guidance and we continue to spend a lot of time questioning and training to ensure we deliver consistent, timely information.  As you have seen, things change so rapidly.
 
International cruising is now firmly re-established with improved health protocols and flexible deposit arrangements for cancellation-wary passengers.  Cruise lines are looking forward to welcoming Aussie travellers again, and cruising is set to quickly regain its reputation as the most relaxing holiday - with the ship taking care of all those health and port requirements.  Have you committed to spending that future cruise credit yet?
 
So it looks like it’s all systems go from here on in.   Thank you for staying the course with us!
  
Penny Spencer and Sharyn Kitchener
Directors
Mary Rossi Travel

 

 

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Set Sail With Silversea & Save

 


Silversea sails to over 900 destinations on all seven continents.  All accommodations on board are spacious, ocean-view suites with butler service, and most include private verandas.  Once on board, not only will you enjoy 24-hour gourmet dining, award-winning entertainment and premium alcoholic beverages, but your fare now includes door-to-door transfers for seamless travel from home to ship and back again, plus you'll enjoy a complimentary shore excursion daily for classic voyages too (starting from Summer 2022)!  

Take advantage of Silversea's Early Booking Bonus & save up to 20%
when you book and pay for your cruise in full by 30 November.

Need some inspiration?  We've selected three fabulous itineraries to consider - in Australia, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.  
Click here.

 

 

 

Walk Kangaroo Island

 


One silver lining of lockdowns is that many of us have been enjoying exploring our local areas on foot and are fitter than ever.  Now is the perfect time to plan a walking holiday and we think this new Kangaroo Island walk looks fabulous! 

Walk Kangaroo Island is designed to connect you with the landscape, wildlife, produce and community of Kangaroo Island.  Over 6 days you'll walk 67km through conservation reserves, national parks, along cliff-tops and through private property.  You'll be hosted by 2 guides who will introduce you to local producers, artists and ecologists and share their knowledge and love of this beautiful island.  This small group tour is for a maximum of 10. 

There's currently 5 dates to choose from: 10–15 December, 2021,
17–22 January, 2022, 14–19 February, 2022, 11–16 April, 2022 & 11–16 May, 2022. $5,995pp twin share. 
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In the Footsteps of Arthur Boyd : 20–22 January 2022

 

 

This is a wonderful itinerary for lovers of Australian Art.

Discover the legacy of one of Australia’s most creative dynasties at Bundanon, Arthur Boyd’s expansive property on the banks of NSW's Shoalhaven River.
  In the company of art critic Christopher Allen and landscape artist Michelle Hiscock, you'll explore diverse creations still on display in the Boyd family home and appreciate how the secluded location and tranquil landscape continue to inspire Australian artists and writers.

Other highlight's include visiting the new, purpose built Art Museum to admire a collection that includes Streeton, Nolan and Whiteley, and visiting Meroogal, a charming 1880s house handed down through four generations of women which still preserves their favourite belongings, from ornaments to furniture, photographs, diaries and clothes. 
Tour date is 20-22 January, 2022. $2,950pp twin share, $295 single supplement.  
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This tour is part of the World Art Tours program organised by the Art Gallery Society of NSW in partnership with Renaissance Tours.

 

 

 

Fiji Is Opening for Fully Vaccinated Travellers on 1st December

 

Royal Davui Island Fiji Video

 


Private ... romantic ... remote, the adults-only Royal Davui Island Resort occupies its own ten-acre island in Fiji’s Beqa Lagoon and is host to just 32 guests at a time.
Each of the 16 vales (homes) features a large deck and a private plunge pool. Despite its petite size, the resort offers an array of island activities, including snorkeling, diving and kayaking.  Unhurried and stress-free, you’ll feel a million miles away.

Does this sound like the perfect post lockdown holiday? 
Mary Rossi Travel has a wonderful reopening special:
Stay 5 nights/Pay 4 (From $6,380) or 
Stay 7 Nights/Pay 6 with bonus free plane/boat transfers (From $9,570).
Includes all meals, nightly entertainment, water activities & more..
This reopening special also includes an Outer Reef Snorkel Safari for two, 60 minute couples massage and a beverage credit. 

 

 

Hedonistic Hiking

 

Did you miss hearing about Hedonistic Hiking's guided walking holidays in Italy, Slovenia, France, Austria and south-east Australia
at last week's Zoom presentation? 
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Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

 

The Australian-issued International COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate (ICVC) will be mandatory to prove your COVID-19 vaccination history when you travel overseas.
Find out how to get yours 
here.

 

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