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The Commonwealth Games 2018

As an officially appointed Authorised Ticket Reseller for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Travel Places offered comprehensive Travel & Ticket packages for The Games family, friends and travelling supporters.


On the 4th April 2018, over 6,600 athletes and team officials from 70 Commonwealth nations and territories will converge on the Gold Coast, Australia for 11 unforgettable days of world class sporting competition. A spectacle of 18 different sports and 7 para-sports will be contested and broadcast to a cumulative global audience of 1.5 billion people.



“Hope you are now recovered from a spectacular CWG.
For me It was a fantastic experience to have had, I loved every minute, and your help and support was very much appreciated.
Look forward to hopefully working with Travel Places in the future.
Thank you again.”

Annette Brown – Welsh Gymnastics
“I just wanted to drop you a line to thank you all for an amazing trip, everything was spot on and I will definitely be recommending you in the future.”  

Helen Dyke – Mother of Wales Netball player

“Thank you and everyone concerned for making the trip to the Gold Coast another pleasant trip. This was our third time of using your company and twice dealing with you and we can only say positive things about you. Once again the hotel choice was superb and collection of tickets so easy.  Thanks for a fantastic trip!”
Helen and Ricky Newson – Parents of Para Powerlifter
“I’m safely home. Thank you very much for organising the trip for me. It was fantastic!!!”  
Fiona Wilby – Mother of England Swimmer

“Short note just to say thanks to you and your team for a great experience at the Gold Coast Games. Really pleased with the accommodation and everything went along smoothly and easily.
Many thanks and look forward to seeing you again some time.”

Butten Family – Family of Wales Lawn Bowls player

“Just to add to our conversation prior to my departure from the Crowne Plaza, I arrived home safely on the Tuesday evening. My suitcase hadn’t been loaded at Brisbane but to Emirate’s credit, they delivered it by courier the following evening. I must thank you again for providing such an excellent service. I would go so far as to say it was probably one the best organised trips I’ve been part of during my business and private life since retiring. (The limo from and to the airport was a bonus!)
If you are involved in any holidays you think might interest me, perhaps you would be good enough to send me details.
I wish you and your company well.”

Willie Dalgleish – Lawn Bowls Supporter
travel places at GC2018

Hear what our team out on the Gold Coast got up to.


Our favourite celeb spot of The Games? Definitely the wonderful Tom Daley. Tom was thrilled to meet Rob from Travel Places, or so we were told by Rob.

The diver was kind enough to stop for a quick selfie, and although it didn’t all go to plan for Tom on the Gold Coast, he and Dan Goodfellow didn’t disappoint in the synchronised 10m platform and are coming home with gold!





After an incredible Opening Ceremony and a fantastic first day of sport, we’re enjoying a sunny game of Lawn Bowls with one of our groups of supporters!

As well as celebrating Team England’s first medal victory, Jess Learmonth collecting silver in the Women’s Triathlon, it’s safe to say that The Games have well and truly kicked off well!


“In the spirit of the games and Travel Places’ new wellbeing policy, Rob and I decided to ditch the car and hire bikes to get around the Gold Coast. Whilst the bikes are probably not the quality suitable for the Brownlee brothers or Sophie Thornhill, they have been trusty steeds to get us to hotel showrounds, supplier meetings and for the grocery shopping! It has been a lot of fun riding around on the bikes seeing the final preparations for The Games, visiting the venues and generally getting our bearings ready for all the questions our incoming guests are bound to have. However, with rented bikes weighing the same as your average small car and some pretty strong headwinds it has not been without its challenges, we are both expecting thighs to rival Sir Chris Hoy by the time we return to the UK!!”

Melanie Failes

* Please note that we are appointed Authorised Ticket Reseller within the UK and other European Economic Area (EEA). 

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