Travel business rebrand not a difficult decision…

Travel business rebrand not a difficult decision…

Debbie Rains, owner of Escape Travel for the Townsville, Rockhampton and Mackay regions has recently announced the decision to rebrand to Travel Associates effective July 16. The change will see the local business change from well know travel brand Escape Travel to a more premium look and service but without the premium price tag.

“We are so excited to become a part of the Travel Associates brand. Never before have we been able to offer NQ such incredible new travel opportunities.” says Debbie. “We’ll now have access to never before seen products available for a wide range of experiences and destinations. Travel from NQ will never be the same again!”

Debbie Rains has been owner/ operator for Escape Travel within Townsville, Rockhampton and Mackay for over 30 years. Her stores employ over 35 locals, and are well known for their exceptional service and price. ​

Debbie Rains

Change is as good as a holiday…

When deciding to rebrand, Debbie only had one key thing in mind…

“The most important thing to me with the rebrand was that we would be able to remain price competitive for our clients while still providing a premium product and service. I am excited that we (with Travel Associates) have definitely achieved that – We wouldn’t have made the change otherwise!”

Travel Associates was developed in 1998 and has over 100 locations nationally. They are part of Flight Centre Travel Group Limited, who are known for their focus on uncompromising customer service. 

“Travel Associates are extremely dedicated to Customer Service so we knew this would be an excellent fit for our business. Exceptional customer service has always been our primary point of difference from our competitors.”

During their time as Escape Travel, Debbie and her team have kindly donated over 1 million dollars to local charities, sporting clubs and events and intend to continue supporting the local community under the Travel Associates brand.

Keep reading for your chance to WIN!

Travel Associates Townsville Picture

​As part of the launch, Debbie and her team are celebrating with a range of exclusive offers as well as a chance to *win a major holiday with Viking Ocean Cruises!

All you have to do is book your next holiday with Travel Associates between 16th July and 31st August and you will go into the draw to win: 

•  A cabin onboard the Viking Orion Far East Discovery Cruise from Beijing to Hong Kong, departing 21 October 2018* 
•  Flights for two people from your nearest capital city to Beijing and return from Hong Kong* 

Collect your entry form at Travel Associates Townsville, Castletown, Willows, Rockhampton or Mackay (formerly Escape Travel). *Terms and Conditions apply. 

For more information visit –

Travel Associates NQ

Townsville City:
365 Flinders Street
Townsville, QLD 4810
(07) 4722 5000

Shop T104a
Castletown Shopping World
Kings Road
Hyde Park, QLD 4812
(07) 4721 4499

Shop 44 Willows Shoppingtown
Thuringowa Drive
Kirwan, QLD 4817
(07) 4773 7077
Shop 1, Cnr Bolsover & Denham St
Rockhampton, QLD 4700
(07) 4922 6111

54 Wood Street
Mackay, QLD 4740
(07) 4940 0500


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