HAL was to have gone under the World's Leading Cruise Lines umbrella at the end of this month when Millmore's contract expired (Seatrade Insider 11/03/2002).
However, Millmore, whose company has represented HAL since 1987 and is now its biggest producer outside the US, told Seatrade Insider today TTW's contract has been extended due to a technical hitch. He said HAL's new reservations system which was to be operational in the first half of 2004 has been delayed. He said WLCL's vp Asia Pacific Jackie Foggitt decided it would be better for the industry to stay with the same system for the next 12 months.
Millmore, who was to have been a preferred seller of the product, said he is delighted with the 12 month extension. Today he released new competitively priced air-sea packages for the Australian market in conjunction with Prinsendam's world voyage. The former Royal Viking Sun and Seabourn Sun which operated a three-month trans-Tasman programme from Sydney November last year, arrives in Melbourne February 17 en route to Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns and Darwin.