WE’VE HAD a fantastic response to the relaunch of Traveltalk magazine. Readers absolutely loved the new-look January issue.

Now it’s time to push the envelope even further…

In this issue we’ve crammed in even more content, more stories and more brilliant features. We’ve got new categories, new themes and new features.

All of which is designed to give you the very best coverage of the Australian travel industry and the issues facing it.

Respected industry champion Justine Waddington joins us this month to talk about the future of the travel industry. Her insights make for very interesting reading.

Ethical tourism is a hot topic at the moment so we’ve asked Intrepid MD Brett Mitchell to give us some tips on how we can all be better travellers.

And talking of travel, we’ve been busy in the New Year. Jenny Rowland reports back on a small ship with a big heart, Jenny Evans mingles with the Catalans and we’ve got a insiders view of five secret spots in Japan.

Jon Underwood, Managing Editor


One lucky reader is going to win two tickets to the UK, courtesy of our friends at Vietnam Airlines. With flights at such a premium right now, this is a great opportunity for you to visit friends and family, or just to have the trip of a lifetime.

All this plus the latest agent famil incentives, Beyonce, a travel quiz and even a delicious recipe for you to try at home.

The all new Traveltalk: it definitely has all the right ingredients.

Inside this month

Ola Catalonia

Home to bustling Barcelona and the popular Costa Brava, Traveltalk discovers that Catalonia has a lot more to offer.

Why Trains Are Back on Track

Rail travel has never been more popular, offering freedom and flexibility across the world’s extensive networks. Here we talk to YI DING, Business Growth Manager at Eurail, about the options available to Aussie travellers.

How You Can Become a Better Traveller

We all know that sustainable tourism is all the rage but ethical tourism is just as important. In this exclusive interview with Traveltalk, BRETT MITCHELL, Managing Director ANZ at Intrepid Travel, discusses ways in which Aussies can make a difference.