It’s only Tuesday and MTA Travel consultants already have a lot to celebrate, as one of their own was announced the winner of a luxury trip for two to Antarctica.

Sue Basedow was named the winner of Chimu Adventures’ Ice Ice Baby incentive, landing her and her husband a cruise to Antarctica in 2018/19 on Sea Spirit.

The Mobile Travel Agent (MTA) member received the prize, valued up to AU$30,000, after booking her clients on Chimu Adventures’ departures and entering the incentive running from October to December last year.

Image: MTA's Sue Basedow & Chimu's Queensland Relationship Manager, Tara Adam.

Image: MTA’s Sue Basedow & Chimu’s Queensland Relationship Manager, Tara Adam.

She managed to make five separate bookings during the period, which gave her five entries into the competition and led to a phone call from Chimu staff announcing her as the winner.

Although Sue says she’s booked her clients on many adventures to the white continent, she hasn’t had the opportunity to go herself and is looking forward to doing so with the adventure cruise line.

“I can’t wait to explore such an isolated part of the world and witness first hand its natural beauty (in every sense of the word) whilst travelling in such comfort.”

Sue Basedow, MTA Member

Congratulations Sue!

*Coughs* take us with you.


Sue’s win comes less than 24 hours after two MTA consultants were nominated as finalists in this year’s Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) awards.

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