We can't believe it is Easter already...how the year is flying by! It has been a busy start to 2014 with many clients already booking their cruises and tours for 2015. If you haven't booked your next holiday, now is the time to start planning!

The G&L team have also recently welcomed back Jo to the office after 2 years in Perth, so pop into the office to say hello!
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The G&L team with their recent awards
 
G&L Awardsas
 
Kristen and Melinda recently attended the Cruiseco National Conference in Brisbane, where Gregor & Lewis came away with three major awards. G & L were awarded the Top Sales Agent Australia for Seabourn and Crystal Cruises and also won a Brand Loyalty Award with Cruiseco.

Luxury Travel Magazine has just announced their Gold List for 2014 and we are very excited to say that G & L came in 4th in the Best Travel Agency category. This is a couple of places up from last year and one of only a few single location agencies featured in the list of 14.

Late last year at our annual Magellan Conference Kristen Cahill was awarded best Travel Consultant for the group. Although Kristen was surprised at winning the award I know you will all agree that it is very well deserved! Kristen has also recently achieved her Masters status as a cruise consultant, this is the highest recognised level for a cruise consultant and she joins Melinda in attaining this status as one of the highest credentialed cruise consultants in the country.
 
   
 
Melinda on board Silver Discover in Singapore
Melinda and Captain Luksa Plecas
 
Silversea Expedition Cruising
 
Silversea have just launched a new expedition ship Silver Discover and Melinda was invited up to Singapore for her Christening. She is a lovely little ship taking just 120 guests and is currently cruising the Kimberley region of Australia and will venture to the Russian Far East as well as the Asia Pacific Region. With all inclusive fares it is definitely worth making the Silver Discoverer your first cruise or adding her to the list of ships you have cruised on.

Wendy has just disembarked Silverseas' other expedition ship Silver Explorer in Central America, so if you are interested in Expedition style cruising please give Wendy or Melinda a call on 1300GREGOR or email noosa@gregorlewis.com.au
 
   
 
Adam Scott in action
 
Masters Golf
 
Adam Scott may not have won the US Masters again this year so perhaps next year will be his or Jason Day's turn.....We have had a few enquiries this week from clients looking at going to Augusta next year. If you are interested let us know and we might look at putting together a small group.
 
   
 
G&L's Roger Koller finally meets Santa Clause
Reindeer sledding
 
Roger's winter wonderland
 
I recently had a wonderful opportunity to travel to Finland, Lapland (Northern Finland), Tallinn in Estonia & Stockholm in Sweden.This adventure was undertaken in February when all the countries visited were covered in a picturesque blanket of snow. I had the chance to visit Santa's workshop in Lapland, ride snow mobiles and go Husky and Reindeer sledding.

Winter is truly a great time to visit this part of the world, there's numerous things to see and do, crowds are few and prices are not so high. I was totally surprised at the great food on offer, Tallinn and Stockholm especially had some great restaurants. The people were very friendly and their hospitality was wonderful. I'd thoroughly recommend vising this beautiful part of the world, so give me a call on 1300GREGOR or email on rogerkoller@gregorlewis.com.au
 
   
 
Relax at the peaceful Qualia
Hamilton Island
 
Experience Qualia on Hamilton Island
 
Have you been busy with work or looking after the grand kids? Need a short break? Why not look at a few nights at Qualia on Hamilton Island. With direct flights from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Hamilton Island it is easy to just nip away for a few days break. The accommodation is superb with a lovely relaxing setting and with the use of your own golf buggy, you can do as much or as little as you like. With the Cyclone season over now is the time to go.

Qualia has just been voted No. 1 in the Luxury Travel Magazines Gold List for Best Australian Resort. Melinda has just returned from Qualia, so for more details call 1300GREGOR or melindagregor@gregorlewis.com.au
 
   
 
The magnificent Taj Mahal
Painted elephant of India
The Holy City of Varanasi
Tigers at Ranthambore National Park
 
Incredible India!
 
India's sights, sounds and flavours will bring you to your senses.

Ever fancied going to India but worried about getting sick or not sure of where to go and how to get around? Cruiseco have put together a fabulous all inclusive 27 night trip visiting all the main highlights including the Taj Mahal, the holy city of Varanasi, Ranthambore National Park for the best chance of seeing tigers and the famous pink city of Jaipur.

Your Authentic Asia India holiday includes: return economy class airfares with Singapore Airlines, 10 night luxury river cruise, 17 nights in 5-star hotels, 59 meals, including the best of Western and Indian cuisine, spectacular sightseeing, most beverages and onboard services while cruising, transfers and gratuities.

Signature stateroom pricing from AUD$17,499.00 per person twin share

*Early Bird specials available for a limited time

Give us a call on 1300GREGOR or email noosa@gregorlewis.com.au to find out more about this great deal.

To see the full brochure click on the following link
www.go.cruising.com.au/util/doc.jsp?n=Low%20Res_India%20brochure_FINAL_139466463612986.pdf
 
   
 
Melinda with Tauck ambassador Ita Buttrose
Cruise the waterways of Europe with Tauck
 
Tauck Film Night
 
How you see the world matters......We will be holding a Tauck Film Night in our Noosa office on Tuesday 06 May. Tauck are a leader in the creation of enriching travel experiences that enhance people's lives by broadening their knowledge and fulfilling their dreams. They are a family company built on a timeless philosophy of integrity, innovation and respect. By exceeding customer expectations, they continually build a loyal and dedicated following.

If you are interested in attending please give us a call on 1300GREGOR or email noosa@gregorlewis.com.au
 
   
 
The famous Wilma!
Cameron Mackenzie and George Gregor feeding Wilma
Happy 50th Anniversary Don and Judy!
 
Four Pillars Gin
 
Some of you might know that in concert with a couple of really smart mates, I have played a part in creating a pretty fabulous new Aussie craft gin brand called Four Pillars, which is distilled in the beautiful Yarra Valley. Four Pillars was launched in December last year and in early April we were thrilled when told we had been awarded a Double Gold (the highest accolade) at the World Spirits Competition in San Francisco. This was the first competition we had entered and only nine double golds were awarded in the gin category from around 95 entries.

We have a great group of 'ginvestors' and on April 4 we took them all down to see where their money has gone – into our gorgeous still Wilma, among other things. The date happened to coincide with the 50th wedding anniversary of Don and Judy Gregor (our parents) and, well let's be honest, it really did turn into a crazy, gin-soaked celebration of everything GOLD! Gold cakes, gold medals even a gold trophy as we sponsored the main race at the Healesville Picnic Race meeting (won by King Henry FYI).

So congrats mum and dad and congrats to Cameron Mackenzie, our Four Pillars distributor. If you want to taste some of Australia's finest craft gin please visit www.fourpillarsgin.com.au or drop into your local Dan Murphy's store or specialist liquor store (including XO in Noosa Junction and Sunshine Beach). We are also available at a few great local Sunshine Coast bars including Wasabi, Gaston and Miss Moneypenny's and we are in most great bars in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
 
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