You Travel Agents go on so many famils 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 a Egypt famil with Bunnik Tours, or click here to check out last week’s pics and snaps.

 

1. SPOTTED… partying on the Nile

Bunnik Tours

Marion, Sacha and Dennis Bunnik recently returned from hosting 45 lucky Agents on a 10-day mega famil to Egypt. And what a trip it was!

Agents stood in awe at the sight of Egypt’s most famous monuments and were treated to a series of once-in-a-lifetime experiences. From a welcome dinner in a traditional chargrill restaurant overlooking Cairo, to a Middle Eastern feast on an island in the Nile and a rocking Galabeya party, they partied and experienced the best of Egypt.

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Touring across three buses, Agents not only learned for themselves that Egypt is back but that the best way to see it is within the comfort of one of Bunnik’s small groups. Guided by their expert Egyptologists Moufid, Manal and Eman, the groups explored the Great Pyramids of Giza, the many varied temples of Aswan, Luxor, Edfu and Kom Ombo, coped through an early but ultimately cherished visit across the desert to Abu Simbel, and so much more.

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Sightseeing and parties aside, there was also an agent conference where Managing Director, Dennis Bunnik, recapped the events of the Egyptian Revolution. Their actions in 2011, were recognised with the National BRW Private Business Award for excellence in customer service during the Egypt uprising. Within weeks of the revolution Bunnik Tours had restarted tours to Egypt, with Marion Bunnik travelling with tour groups and to this day, they continue to work promoting Egypt as a destination not-to-be-missed by Australian travellers.

 

2. SPOTTED… exploring Tiananmen Square

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A group of Travel Agents were flown out of Australia and into China for the latest Wendy Wu Tours famil.

Agents chosen to take part in the adventure were selected based on their sales between January and March this year.

The photo above captured their time at Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China. The guys are loving it over there!

3. SPOTTED… walking & running for a good cause

Helloworld

Helloworld Travel staff were out in force earlier this month, taking part in the annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge, with donated funds going to the Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

Taking place in Sydney’s Centennial Park, over 8,000 runners and walkers from over 390 companies took part in the 5.6km race, with the Helloworld Travel team finishing off the race strongly in both the men’s and women’s team divisions.

 

4. SPOTTED… doing Yoga with Excite

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Excite Holidays in conjunction with Santa Monica Travel & Tourism and Delta Air Lines, recently held two exclusive Agent events in both Sydney and Melbourne to celebrate their Santa Monica campaign, which wrapped up earlier this month.

First up was Sydney, where the Agents enjoyed a post-work 80’s Retroflow Yoga session at Andrew Boy Charlton Pool in the beautiful Botanic Gardens, overlooking Sydney’s iconic harbour.

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All dressed up in their 80’s workout gear, the Agents took part in the unique class, which was set to some of the 80’s best hit ballads, before enjoying delicious canap és. The Agents were also gifted the trendy metallic yoga mats that were used in the workout session, to help keep those Santa Monica vibes flowing.

The following week, a group of Melbourne agents descended upon the uber-luxe Botanica Day Spa at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto. Here they enjoyed an evening of pampering, from massages to manicures to pedicures, the agents were primped and preened in a very luxurious setting.

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They were also treated to a delicious selection of canap és, which were served throughout the event.

Kylie Gill from Santa Monica Travel & Tourism attended both events, whilst Kristen Axougas
from Delta Air Lines attended the Sydney event and James Dun from Delta Air Lines attended
the Melbourne event.

 

5. SPOTTED… taking on the Tough Mudder

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Helloworld Travel staff took on the Tough Mudder challenge on the outskirts of Melbourne recently, hitting the 9km course filled with mud and obstacles, testing out their teamwork and toughness.

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Working with official charity partner beyondblue, the event aims to promote the importance of mental health and exercise as a great way to achieve it.

 

6. SPOTTED… competing in ‘Wheel of Fortune’

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It was a fierce competition as 18 teams fought it out on the Travel Counsellors Singapore Wheel of Fortune Sales Challenge. The Singapore Slings, Merlions, Orchard Roaders, Sentosa’s and Singapore Fliers (to name just a few) fought it out to be the winning team to head on an exclusive educational to Singapore.

And the winner is… Singapore Sentosa’s! Asked about how his team made it to the top, Travel Counsellor Andrew Turner commented “We all worked together to motivate and encourage each other and offered suggestions on how to increase business which gained more points for the team”.

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Over three nights in Singapore, Travel Counsellors Clare Johnson, Graham Allen, Andrew Turner, Kris Hollis and Kris Higgins and head office mascot Catherine Nugent were hosted by our local operator as they explored Singapore. Highlights included the spectacular Gardens by the Bay, a breakfast market walking tour and the 450m mega zipline down to Siloso Beach on Sentosa.

 

7. SPOTTED… at Café Chloe, Tully

G Adventures

The entire Oceanic crew of G Adventures’ was flown up to Cairns recently to participate in their annual regional conference, ‘G Fest’. As part of the conference, the team were able to experience first-hand the first Planeterra project in the Australian region, Café Chloe.

Café Chloe, which was launched in Tully, Queensland by Ingan Tours with the help of several organisations including G Adventures through its non-profit foundation Planeterra, aims to share the traditions of the local indigenous culture and educate visitors from Australia and around the world about the unique cultural practices of Aboriginal people.

Based in a repurposed railway station, the café offers lunches to visiting tourists, as well as training workshops in weaving and Aboriginal arts to travellers from G Adventures.

The G Adventures crew were deeply moved by the dedication of the Café Chloe and Ingan Tours team in not only providing opportunities to at-risk Indigenous youth in the region, but in educating travellers in Aboriginal history.

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