It’s celebration time over at TravelManagers, which this week signed up its 550th personal travel manager (PTM) – the largest number of advisors in the group’s 12-year history.

New to the TravelManagers family is Caroline Rutherford the representative for Forestville in NSW, Elaine Taylor the representative for Bethania in QLD, and Stacey Farnham the representative for Mount Duneed and lucky number 550.

The trio brings some 50 years travel industry experience between them to the group and have already completed their three-day induction programme.


The TravelManagers family at their annual conference in Hawaii.

TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, said Caroline, Elaine and Stacey have “hit the ground running” and are exciting to embrace new opportunities that come with launching their own travel businesses.

As an industry veteran with 14 years experience under her belt, Stacey said she made the move to TravelManagers and working for herself because of the flexibility and support it provides.


Stacey Farnham became the 550th Personal Travel Manager.

“I love having the flexibility to work around my children.”

Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager

“I’ve been amazed by the resources and technology provided, and I never in a million years thought that running my own business would be this achievable.”


Caroline Rutherford checking out Business Class.

Caroline concurred, saying that she’s also impressed by the extensive network of existing PTMs and its fun, collaborative culture.

While Elaine is excited to return to the industry after spending the past two years caring for her elderly mother. She said the TravelManagers family have been supportive of her return, particularly those in the National Partnerships Office (NPO).


Elaine Taylor is excited to return to the industry.

Meanwhile, Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, couldn’t be more excited to have reached 550 PTMs, an achievement he credits to the company’s support in the form of training, technology, accounts and business mentoring.

“The strongest endorsements for our business model are the rate at which we’ve grown the number of PTMs and the fact that we have a number of long-serving PTMs who have been with us since the beginning.”

Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager


Join us in congratulating the group on attracting 550 personal travel managers.