Last week witnessed the party-to-end-all-parties: Christmas Traveleague’s annual holiday celebration, which is THE biggest social & networking event on the travel industry’s calendar.

It’s the annual celebration which has garnered a title of notoriety since it’s founding, and this year proved to be no exception. With a staggering 963 guests pilling into the Crown Palladium in Melbourne, this year’s Christmas Traveleague was it’s biggest yet, and it proved to be just as (if not even MORE) impressive than it’s glittering predecessors.

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The event certainly didn’t fall short of expectations. In fact, the luncheon saw an incredible $35,000 raised for their chosen charity: Friedrich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, a cause focused on magnifying the research and awareness of this degenerative muscle condition.

Christmas Traveleague Organiser Matthew Fleming said he couldn’t believe the industry’s generosity.

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“It could arguably be the biggest & the best Christmas Traveleague in the 90 years of the event,” he said.

“We had high expectations to raise 30k for Friedrich Ataxia but the 35k was unbelievable! We thanks all of our 963 guests for their generosity!”

Matthew Fleming, Christmas Traveleague

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As any Travel Advisor will testify, it’s nearly impossible to attend an event such as this one and actually sit down and eat your meal: there’s just far too much networking to do! With the drinks being poured in excess and the banter flowing, new friends were being made on every table.

And, in true travel industry after-party fashion, the celebrations carried on late into the night, with a live band and plenty of *interesting* sing-along renditions from the crowd.

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Advisors had travelled from far and wide to attend the event, with some flying in from Sydney and Brisbane to ensure they didn’t miss the party of the year. Many impressive faces from the industry were visible in the crowd and, as proven by the electric atmosphere in the room, the turn out was truly spectacular.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for tickets to next years event, as rest assured they will sell out FAST!

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