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THE Travel Makers Travel Fair celebrates its 21st year on Saturday, February 8, and in this sponsored post managing director Phil Dalley says it gives travellers a unique opportunity to interact with suppliers and his own expert travel consultants.

IN its 21st year, the Travel Makers Travel Fair will be held at the Alliance Française Language School in Turner on Saturday, February 8, giving visitors a chance to interact with expert travel consultants.

“The Travel Fair is designed to give travellers a unique opportunity to interact with our valued suppliers and our own expert travel consultants,” says Travel Makers’ managing director, Phil Dalley.

It is indeed rare that a travel agency has the knowledge of such a wide range of worldwide destinations. The consultants at Travel Makers have consistently travelled far and wide and have many years’ experience, in fact between them they have more than 175 years of worldwide travel experience.

He says the travel fair will have a big line-up of suppliers, with 18 suppliers confirmed for the day. Representatives from Viking Ocean and River Cruising, APT and Travel Marvel, Intrepid Travel and Peregrine Adventures to name a few, plus the two airlines that fly out of Canberra internationally – Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines.

There will also be specialist destination operators such as African specialists The African Safari Co; Back Roads Touring; NZ specialists Grand Pacific Tours; Insight Vacations, Uniworld boutique cruising, small-tour specialist Bunnik Tours and Albatross Tours.

“There will be something for every traveller from independent journeys to small-group tours, cruising, as well as a selection of specialised cultural tours, rail advice and car/lease options,” says Phil.

Michael Perrone, manager of the Italian Travel Bureau, which operates out of Travel Makers, will propose new walking, cruising and boutique packages for 2020, as well as many small-group tours.

Michael says that “the astounding treasures of Italy should be experienced by all”, and that’s why he’s always working on various options and budgets to suit everyone.

Phil says that no matter the destination, Travel Makers and the experts at the fair will make sure every client receives the best advice and has the best possible travel experience.

For anyone who can’t make the fair, Phil has an invitation to aspiring travellers to call by his bright, comfortable office on the Kingston Foreshore for a chat.

Travel companies available on the day:

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• African Safari Co

• Albatross Travel and Tours

• APT Travel Group

• Bunnik Tours

• Backroads Touring Co

• Covermore insurance

• Driveaway Holidays

• Grand Pacific Tours New Zealand

• Insight Vacations

• Intrepid

• Italian Travel Bureau

• Peregrine Adventures

• Platinum Journeys

• Qatar Airways

• Rail Europe

• Singapore Airlines

• Travel Makers

• Uniworld River Cruising

• Wendy Wu

• Viking River Cruising

• Viva Holidays

Travel Makers Travel Fair, Alliance Française Language School, 66 McCaughey Street, Turner, 11am-2.30pm, Saturday, February 8. Free entry. Visit, call 02 62232780 or email

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