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ITT Offers New Travel Opportunity To Australia


Release Date: 6/28/2005

MCB QUANTICO, VA - "G'Day Mate!"  Have you ever wanted to experience the land "Down Under"? Well, thanks to a partnership with the Australia Tourism Board and Qantas Airways, it easier and less expensive that ever before.

The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps Leisure Travel Programs have teamed up to get you the best deals on Australian Tourist packages. These discounted packages are available to active-duty, Reserve, retired service members and their family members, and Defense Department civilians. Eligible patrons can purchase an eight-day trip leaving from Los Angeles, New York, or Honolulu, that includes airfare and lodging starting as low as $1,300.

It can be the opportunity of a lifetime for a family vacation or to reunite with Marines and Sailors when their ship makes an Australian port call. Although prices fluctuate based on the season, there is no bad time to vacation. Australian seasons are the opposite of American seasons, with winter occurring in June, July, and August, and summer starting in January. Weather patterns are much milder than a winter in the northeastern United States or the Midwest.

To take advantage of this great opportunity, go online to www.ittaustralia.com to begin the step-by-step process of building a vacation itinerary. After preparing the itinerary, you will need to visit a supporting ITT office to finalize the booking, confirm arrangements, and pay for the vacation.  Your ITT office is also available to assistance in making the arrangements from start to finish.  If travelers do not have access to a local ITT office that is participating, they can contact Camp Lejeune All Points Travel at 910-451-3788 or Camp Pendleton Latitudes Travel at 760-763-3183.

For more information contact your installation ITT or Leisure Travel office or try the website at www.ittaustralia.com.

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