Work hard, play hard. That’s the universal travel agent’s motto, right? RIGHT! Yes, you love to make other people’s dreams come true, but sometimes it’s nice to pack your bags and set off on your own adventure too.

Famils are going strong (shout out to all the wonderful companies that you sell) and we love to see your happy little faces while overseas.

That’s why we’re bringing you a weekly famil wrap, so we can all have a nose as to what you’ve been up to and to give you some extra bragging rights, because, let’s face it… the travel industry is the best industry in the world? #travelforlife

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Agents Cruise Croatia

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Zen time with yoga on the sundeck of MS Bella

Cruise Croatia by Beyond Travel, recently hosted 18 agents from around Australia on an eight-day cruise aboard the new deluxe MS Bella to experience first-hand the reasons behind Australians love affair with Croatia and cruising its coastline.

The voyage was a roundtrip from Split with visits to popular ports such as Bol, Hvar, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Mljet, Puscica and Omis, as well as plenty of time for activities on the boat such as sunrise yoga on the sundeck and jumping overboard into the Adriatic Sea.

“I was so impressed with the enthusiasm and success of the famil, that the company has chartered another ship in April 2020 to host Australian agents.”

Tony Gattari, Beyond Travel chief operating officer

 

Exodus Travels Explores Mont Blanc

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The group enjoying the mountain vistas of the region during one of their walks.

11 lucky agents from Australia and New Zealand recently had the opportunity to explore the beautiful Mont Blanc region across Italy, Switzerland & France with Exodus Travels.

This incredible experience was all-inclusive, with agents flying to Geneva and then travelling on to Chalet Chocolat in Chamonix, France. With five days of centre-based walking and 2 free days to enjoy beautiful Chamonix, all meals & drinks were included for the agents to enjoy between epic views each day.

 

Top Virtuoso Members Enjoy Rare Thai Experiences

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Matthew D. Upchurch, Virtuoso CEO

Virtuoso celebrated its highest-performing travel agency members, whose achievements earned them invitations to this year’s Virtuoso Chairman’s Event in one of the world’s truly intriguing cities – Bangkok.

In addition to honoring network superstars, the Chairman’s Event acquaints these highest-producing agencies with a world-class destination, highlighting the benefits of a visit enhanced by Virtuoso’s connections, so they can inspire their upscale clientele to enjoy it in a similar manner.

 

Leading Famils in the Nordics

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Grand Hotel Stockholm: Liza Rarm (American Express TLS), Kevin Kirby (LHW), Sally Seward (TravelManagers), Debbie Kotton (Allure Travel), Dimitri Giannakopoulos (FBI Travel) Jennie Lemon (Travelcall) and Rachelle Matheson (Jigsaw Travel)

The Leading Hotels of the World continued its Leading Famils program with an incredible eight-night itinerary to The Nordics.

Six agents met their Leading Famils host, Kevin Kirby, in Stockholm where they were welcomed at the Grand Hotel.

After exploring the city from new heights as they climbed across rooftops and then being entertained at the iconic ABBA Museum, the group travelled onto Oslo.

Spending their nights at Hotel Continental, days were spent exploring the city which included sites such as Vigeland Sculpture Park. The famil continued as they made their way to Copenhagen, staying at renowned Hotel d’Angleterre.

Agents then participated in an exclusive three-night Northern Lights extension staying at Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort, in partnership with Fifty Degrees North. The group enjoyed quality time cuddling up to huskies and of course, the thrill of Aurora hunting!

 

Jones & Co team up with Iceland Travel

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Catherine Stone – Rheom Travel, Glenda Halliwell – Travel Centre Coffs Harbour, Nadine Jones – Jones & Co, Melina Hayes – Solve Travel

This lucky group of travel agents has recently returned from a fantastic educational hosted by Jones & Co in conjunction with their DMC partner Iceland Travel.

The agents spent over a week exploring the wonders of Iceland including a special visit to Akureyri in the North, where fresh snow had fallen for their arrival.

From riding Icelandic horses to baking bread from the heat of a volcano, experiencing the local geothermal baths to an abundance of northern lights sightings. Iceland Travel showcased what the destination had to offer and the services they provide on the ground.

 

If you’ve been on an epic famil recently, be sure to send us the information and some photos for a feature in our weekly famil wrap.

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