When hundreds of TravelManagers flock into a destination (domestic or international) for their annual conference, they’ll always take time out to give something back to the local community.

It’s a heart-warming tradition that’s seen PTMs rebuild a school playground in Fiji in 2012, decorate a rehabilitation centre for children in Adelaide in 2015 and get their hands dirty in a Bangkok slum in 2016.

Over the weekend, at the 2017 Darwin event, the group once again gathered to help make a difference and this time it was while sweating it out.

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Some 400 Travel Agents and their closest suppliers went for a 7km charity walk to raise awareness and funds for ‘Helping People Achieve’, a non government organisation providing services to Territorians with an intellectual, physical or mental disability.

Consultants and their closest suppliers raised nearly $8,000 for the mass stroll from Darwin Trailer Boat Club to Dudley’s Point.

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Returning to the Boat Club red-faced and sweaty, Travel Agents were able to meet some of the people they were supporting before enjoying some fresh watermelon…

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Taking part in shirt painting activities…

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And competing in a game of volleyball…

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TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, said helping communities is a “very big part” of the company’s culture and it was an honour to be able to support a cause such as Helping People Achieve.

“We made our own steps today to support such a great cause. We feel very honoured to be associated with the organisation.”

Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager

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Click here to check out more pics of TravelManagers taking part in the community event, or click here to find out who awards at this year’s event.

You can click here if you’re keen to find out how some personal travel managers managed make their success, or click here for pics from day one of the conference.

Join us in congratulating TravelManagers on making a difference.