first_imgThe wholesale division of Helloworld Travel has reinstated a range of select FIT China product offers to be serviced by Insider Journeys, its specialist Asia wholesaler and tour operator.Aussie travellers’ burgeoning interest in China and, in particular, its cultural and off-the-beaten-track experiences, has prompted the move. Insider journeys plans to release its China brohure later in the year, however, in the meantime, product is loaded and available to agents to sell.“Most of our supplier relationships in China remain in place particularly due to Insider Journeys’ highly successful Small Group Journeys (SGJs), so we look forward to re-engaging with those suppliers and getting the product back in front of the market and, importantly, assisting the agents who have continued to ask us for an Insider Journeys style of FIT China product,” said Managing Director, Tony Mayell.“Our focus remains on SGJs which is the product that the Travel Indochina/Insider Journeys brands were built on, and which have now been more or less replicated by many others. However there is undoubtedly a market for select quality FIT options in China and throughout Asia and we do that better than anyone else for the demanding and discerning traveller.“Our agents have been asking for the product and we have listened to them. This range will complement the range of mainstream FIT products that our sister company Qantas Holidays so effectively promotes and sells. Between the two businesses we offer an unparalleled choice of product in China.” Insider Journeys will make further announcements as it looks to provide more innovation in its itineraries, and potentially offer new destinations similar to its pioneering Indochina itineraries first issued over twenty years ago.For more information and bookings, Insider Journeys’ Asia experts can be contacted on 1300 362 777 or visit insiderjourneys.com.au. ChinaHelloworld TravelInsider Journeyslast_img read more

first_img Pinterest on November 7, 2017 Tumblr By CBN Do you ever daydream about what you would you do if you won the lottery? Even if you only buy a ticket once in awhile, I would bet that many of you do what I do — and that is regularly dream of a life suddenly enriched by millions of dollars. Unfortunately, criminals know how to capitalize on your financial fantasies. In 2016, 72 Oregonians reported to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center that they had been victimized in a lottery scam.So what is a lottery scam? It starts when you receive a notification that you hit the jackpot. The notification might come in the form of a phone call, letter or email, and it can be pretty convincing. The voice on the other end of the line might sound very professional, or the letter might be from a legitimate-sounding organization. The scammer wants to sound genuine, because he needs you to trust him as he launches into Phase 2.Phase 2 starts when the scammer asks for money or information. You need to give him your bank account info so he can send you your money, of course. Or, you need to pay taxes before you can receive your winnings. Sounds reasonable, I guess? Or, you just need to pay for a few legal documents to be created. Whatever the excuse, the fraudster needs you to do something before you can claim your prize. Usually, the amounts he asks you to pay initially won’t be very large, because he wants to keep stringing you along for as long as he can. In the end, though, these small payments add up. Some victims have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of many years.So how do you protect yourself?* Be wary of strangers offering you lots of money. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.* Be cautious when dealing with individuals outside of your own country. Note that it is a violation of federal law to play a foreign lottery via mail or phone.* Beware of lotteries that charge a fee prior to the delivery of your prize.* Don’t give your banking information to strangers or unfamiliar organizations.* Remember, if you didn’t enter a lottery, you probably didn’t win one.If you have been victimized by this or any online scam, report your suspicious contacts to the FBI. You can file an online report at the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at ic3.gov or call your local FBI office. Google+ 0 Twittercenter_img Share. FBI TECH TUESDAY: Building a Digital Defense Against Lottery Scams Facebook LinkedIn Email E-Headlineslast_img read more