Mobile Travel Agents (MTA) is celebrating a double nomination, with two of its consultants making it as a finalist in this year’s CLIA awards, again.

For the second consecutive year, two MTA Travel members reached the finals in the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) awards.

Sarah Fenton and Vicki Williamson were nominated in the ‘Home Based/Mobile Cruise Agent of the Year (Australia)’ category.


For Williamson, it’s her first time up top, while Fenton celebrates her second time as a finalist.

Although supporting each other, they’re also both hoping to emulate the success achieved in 2015 by fellow MTA Member Tracey Flower and her predecessor, the year before, Wendy Allen, both of whom were winners in the category.

The agency group’s Cruise & Wholesale Product Manager, Rhona Rodgers, said having two consultants in the finals demonstrates the company’s “depth of quality, product knowledge and expertise within the cruising sector”.

“It is a real feather in the MTA cap to receive these nominations.”

Rhona Rodgers, MTA Cruise & Wholesale Product Manager

“We currently have 98 MTA Members with CLIA affiliation and we actively encourage all our MTA Members to join CLIA and embrace the CLIA learning journey to help strengthen their cruise knowledge,” Rodgers said.

“We know this will in turn, together with Members’ fabulous customer service ethic, continue to attract new ‘cruisers’ and grow cruise sales.”

Image: Ben O'bro/Unsplash

Image: Ben O’bro/Unsplash

Meanwhile, the home-based company was also named a finalist in the ‘Plan a Cruise Month Promotion of the Year (Australasia)’ category, for its promotional activity during the annual cruise sale month.

The awards will be announced at a formal CLIA function taking place at The Star in Sydney on 24 February 2018.

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