The 2016 Magellan Travel Group Annual Member Awards were held on Friday evening as part of the group’s annual conference at The Hilton in Auckland – And KarryOn was there to join in the celebrations.

This year’s Gala Awards night, sponsored by The Travel Corporation, Qantas, American Airlines and Leading Hotels of the World was Emcee’d by the energy bunny and self proclaimed ‘Mistress of ceremonies’ that is Catriona Rowntree with musical accompaniment from a live jazz band.

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Andrew Macfarlane, Kevin Dale, Catriona Rowntree, Andrew Jones, Trevor Jones, Penny Spencer & Carl Buerckner

The event was the finale of the Magellan Members conference, held this year in an an offshore destination for the first time in the groups eight year history and included around 200 frocked up members and suppliers up in attendance.

Read all about it here.

All of the Magellan Travel Group award winners also received the added bonus of getting to jet off on the annual ‘Magellan CEO Journey’, which this year is an all expenses 5 star trip to Dubai flying up the front with Emirates. Oh yes please!

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A warm Emirates welcome awaits the winners…

Cue lots of ooh’s and ahh’s and even more anticipation at who would be winning and getting to go.

The Award night sponsors toast the winners

The Award night sponsors toast the winners

 

And the winners were…

Rising Star of The Year Award

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Megan Hutton – Spencer Travel Eastside

 

Leisure Travel Consultant of the year

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Micha Treasure – Cathie Rice Travel

 

Corporate Consultant of the year (Joint winners)

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Joint winners: Richard French – Platinum Travel Corporation & Jodie Shelton (pictured) – Travel Centre Bendigo

 

Trevor Jones True Spirit of Magellan Award

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Gerd Wilmer – Landmark Travel

 

The Top supplier sellers 2016

Qantas Hols/Viva/Rail Plus – Andrew Zegelin, Travel Centre Bendigo

APT – Rita Carlini, Geelong Travel

Globus Family of Brands – Nathan Darke, Andrew Jones Travel

Insight Vacations – Cathie Rice Travel, Cathie Rice

Trafalgar – Jenny Paige, Kings Tours

KarryOn congratulates all the winners!

The night kicked on well into the wee hours with an after party sponsored by Star Alliance at Bar Euro in the Viaduct area. No doubt there some very sore heads heading back Trans Tasman on Saturday afternoon.

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