By KarryOn @karryontravel30 Oct 2017You Travel Agents go on so many famils – like Bunnik’s Mega Fam through Egypt – and attend so many events that we’ve had to create a whole new section dedicated to your awesome adventures. Check out what consultants got up to over the last seven days below, including Bunnik’s Mega Fam through Egypt, or click here to check out last week’s pics and snaps. 1. SPOTTED… on Bunnik’s Megam Fam through Egypt First pics from Bunnik Tours‘ Egypt Mega Fam are in and let’s just say, we’re jealous. The tour operator flew 45 consultants to the ‘Gift of the Nile’ over the weekend where they commenced their 10-day party in the destination. The famil will see the group explore Egypt’s ancient heritage and stunning sites with Bunnuk Tours’ very own Marion, Sacha and Dennis. On one of the evenings so far, the group dressed up for a Galabeya Party on board the Nile Cruise from Aswan to Luxor. We got our hands on first pics (above). Keep an eye out for more coming soon. 2. SPOTTED… at the circus with Las Vegas The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Delta Air Lines hosted top selling Flight Centre agents at Cirque du Soleil’s TORUK The First Flight in Sydney to thank them for their continued support. The AVATAR inspired Cirque du Soleil touring show which transports viewers to the world of Pandora wowed the agents, giving them a taste of the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’. In addition to the eight Cirque du Soleil shows now in Las Vegas, there is an array of world class shows, musicals and performers – proving Las Vegas something for everyone. 3. SPOTTED… donating to kids cancer research On the back of a record breaking whale watching season at Tangalooma Island Resort, the team came together to bid farewell to the magnificent marine giants presenting the Kids’ Cancer Project with a donation of $7,500. For the second year running, Tangalooma Island Resort partnered with The Kids’ Cancer Project, donating $5 for every whale sighted from Tangalooma’s whale watching vessel, the Tangalooma Jet. During the 2017 season there were a total of 1,203 whales sighted over 101 trips, with the remaining funds coming from voluntary customer donations. The partnership between Tangalooma Island Resort and The Kids’ Cancer Project was driven by Resort Manager, Brianna Preobrajensky and her own personal experience with her son Oscar’s battle with cancer. “The sad reality is, cancer kills more children than any other disease in Australia, so if we can contribute in any way towards raising awareness and funds for childhood cancer research, then we will,” said Ms Preobrajensky. “To date Tangalooma has donated $28,985 to The Kids Cancer Project. This money has made a significant difference, enabling us to invest more resources into the 24 scientific studies we have been carrying out nation-wide over the past two years.” 4. SPOTTED… the President of Ireland lunching with travel media The President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins undertook a State Visit to Australia & New Zealand, during which he took time out to have lunch with travel media. Hosted by Tourism Ireland, the lunch at the stunning Calyx at the Botanic Gardens, gave the President the opportunity to deliver an inspirational speech highlighting the deep historical connection between Australia and Ireland.He spoke about Ireland’s tourism industry and the relationship between the visitor and the visited and how Ireland is ensuring to take care to look after both – “efficiency should never defeat hospitality”.Click here for more on the lunch. 4. SPOTTED… cruising to Sun Moon Lake MTA – Mobile Travel Agents Members Rosemary Metcalf, Pauline Haldane, David Fraser, Jodi Dalton and Deb Duncan enjoyed a cruise on Taiwan’s picturesque Sun Moon Lake. The Members visited the lake, one of the country’s top tourist attractions, as part of a recent intensive study tour of the destination with Mandarin World Tours and the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. Based on a full south to north tour of the island, highlights of the Members’ itinerary included visits to Kaohsiung and the nearby world-famous Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery, culturally-rich Tainan, Hualien and Sun Moon Lake before ending the program with a full sightseeing tour of the capital Taipei. 5. SPOTTED… ‘rapping to the beat’ with suppliers TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs), national partnership office (NPO) staff and a handful of partner suppliers joined forces across the country recently, as they tested their general knowledge regionally, in a series of ‘battle of the brains’ style trivia nights. Hosted by the local state-based business partnership managers, the five regional events held in Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne were attended by over 100 personal travel managers, up to 9 NPO staff and a mix of industry partner suppliers with Allianz Global Assistance attending every event. Karen Dowling, Business Partnership Manager for Brisbane said the focus of the events were to foster better relationships with PTMs and local industry suppliers. “Our intention and goal for these evenings were to create networking opportunities between our PTMs and partner suppliers in a relaxed and informal environment. The NPO support and physical presence regionally is also invaluable, and the trivia night provided a fun, and at times highly competitive forum for social interaction.” Dowling recognizes a trivia evening can be difficult to schedule quality time for suppliers to promote their products without compromising the vivacious energy of the night, so each supplier was asked to provide five product related questions for the trivia quiz. The Brisbane trivia night however ended up being much more than simply a test of general knowledge, with suppliers showcasing their musical hidden talents. 6. SPOTTED… hosting a Pink Ribbon breakfast October 27, saw the DriveAway Holidays team come together dressed in pink and dig deep to raise money and awareness for women’s cancers. DriveAway have taken part in the Pink Ribbon Breakfast since 2010 and are big supporters of Australian women who are affected by cancer. Organised in conjunction with Cancer Council, the aim is to minimise the threat of women’s cancers through successful prevention, best treatment, support and world-class cancer research. Whatever the DriveAway team are able to raise for the October Pink Ribbon breakfast, DriveAway’s Managing Director Chris Hamill has generously offered to match the donations made. If you’re looking to join in on all the fun register here – #PinkRibbonBreakfast Have you taken any recent pics from a roadshow or famil? Send them in to [email protected] Other stories you may like Were you partying on the Nile with Bunnik Tours? Or were you spotted getting muddy & more? The 2017 Avis Travel Agent Scholarship goes to… a TravelManager! Were you on a Great Southern Rail famil? Or were you SPOTTED at the races & more?