MH017

The tragedy of MH17 today will undoubtedly be a turning point in the aviation industry. First and foremost, any reasonable thinking person would feel for the families and loved ones of all of those who perished. This indiscriminate loss of life w…

White Christmas

I think most people in their lives wish for a White Christmas at some point. When I say most people, I exclude airlines. To sum up 2010 for airlines, the term “annus horribilis” seems the most apt. First they have had  the Icelandic…

Must stay connected

Aircraft used to be the one place that you could get away and “check-out” of work for a few relaxing hours. Nowadays though, the work/life balance scale seems to be precariously tilting towards the work side with the introduction of wi-f…

April, 2010.

In the annals of the Maxim’s history books, April, 2010 will be an unforgettable month for several reasons. Some good, some not so good and some were just chest beating proud. The month started terrifically well with our nomination in the Aus…

Loyalty?

Being in travel certainly has it’s challenges and certainly no more so than at the moment.  Airlines are doing their best to talk the economy up spruiking that the “green shoots of recovery” have taken hold and that airfares n…

NSW/ACT State Office of the Year 2009

Winning an award is always satisfying – but winning it in consecutive years  really does validate the feeling.   It gives me enormous pride and is a tremendous achievement to advise that Maxim’s Travel has again won State Offi…

Managing Travel Costs

Managing travel costs is an important factor for any business, so at a time when many companies are suffering a slowing in sales, the need to maximise savings when booking flights, accommodation and car hire is a key consideration for decision-makers…

Hanging On By Their Wingtips.

Have you noticed that everything is doom and gloom at the moment? You would need to have been on a deserted island for the last 5 months if you hadn't heard that we are apparently heading for that dreaded "R" word. Recession I hear you sa…

How Much More Do They Want to Make?

And they say that the airline transportation industry is tough business! Well I would like to know who “they” are because everywhere I look, airlines are making enormous profits. Singapore Airlines today announced a pre-tax profit of 1.4…

How low can you go?

Allegiant Airlines, Sky Express, Air Berlin, Air Andalucia – have you heard of these? It’s my business to know about airlines flying people from A to B but even I struggle to keep up with the amount of LC…

I Won't Tell If You Don't

Would you happen to have a spare $635 million lying around – I need to pay a couple of fines.Can you just imagine the conversation that was going around the British Airways board room last week? Reverberations and after-shocks are now filte…

What's in a Logo?

It will be interesting to see whether a change of logo and the hope of an on-time delivery of some rather large aircraft actually translate to a culture change within our national carrier. My feeling is the “boys with their toys” euphoria will soon d…

MAXIMise Launched!

On 1st June, 2007, Maxim's will change forever the way company’s interact with Corporate Travel Management and Online Booking Engines. Never before has a system made the reserving of flights, cars and hotels as easy as “click-click-click”. MAXIMise …

Qantas Platinum Member

As you would expect in dealing with the best of the best, we have not only been recognised by travel management companies but also by international airlines. …

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