At times, it can be tough work being a Travel Advisor, but as six consultants lucky enough to discover some of Bali’s luxury hotels will tell you – this was not one of them.

Hosted by Viva! Holidays and Garuda Indonesia, the advisors were treated to two nights at the Double-Six Luxury Hotel in Seminyak and the Radisson Blu in Uluwatu.

“The service at the Double-Six was next level,” Aiofe Murphy from Northern Beaches Travel & Cruise said.


“There was nothing the staff wouldn’t do for you and the rooms are massive.”

The group then slowed down the pace at the Radisson Blu. Located in the quieter region of Uluwatu with a collection of small cafes, boutiques and spas, the agents soaked up the village-like atmosphere.

The Travellers Choice advisors also enjoyed a luxury catamaran evening cruise onboard the Aristocat and relaxed at the popular Finns Beach Club in Canggu.

The impressive experiences didn’t wait until the advisors touched down in Bali though, with Garuda Indonesia impressing everyone, including first-time passenger Peter Emms from Travel Design.

“The seats were comfortable and there was plenty of leg room, which is a very novel experience in economy class for me as a man that stands at 193cm,” he said.

“The cabin crew were also very attentive, and the in-flight entertainment was great.”


On top of the amazing experiences, the advisors had nothing but praise for their Viva! Holidays host Nicole Chapman.

“Nicole was so well-versed on the itinerary and her first-hand knowledge of the places we visited was fantastic,”  Sky Gander from Tewantin Travel said.

“Plus, being able to spend a couple of days at each hotel has allowed us to experience them as a guest rather than an agent and I can now confidently pass this knowledge onto my clients, which is really what it’s all about.”


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