Leaked plans for a new Australian reality TV show could question the way you think about being a Travel Agent forever.
The apparent sketched plans for a new Channel9 reality TV show featuring Australian Travel Agents were found discarded on the seat of a train bound for Chatswood in Sydney.
The plans detail an “I’m a Travel Agent get me out of here” styled series to be shot in Bali which aims to push Travel Agents to the max with a series of ‘famil nightmare’ styled challenges.
According to the plans, sixteen agents will be selected for the show with criteria ranging from their career length as an agent to average drinks per week and their views on whether the Flight Centre Captain should actually now be a woman.
After being crammed into a small, stifling hot Bimo (minibus) for eight hours with no air conditioning, mobile connection and a non English speaking tour guide singing karaoke the whole way, the agents will arrive at a mystery resort in Bali at nightfall.
But they won’t be getting any sleep…
Instead, their first challenge will be to get away from the entire resort sales team who will aim to break them on arrival with endless sales collateral, handshakes and resident monkies who will attempt to steal their luggage.
There will be ice cold welcome drinks on a tray and cool towels, but they won’t be able to drink them without being able to first memorise and recite the resort fact sheet off by heart.
Anyone who guesses wrong will get back on the plane and be sent straight home.
The challenges will continue to build in difficulty with agents brought together in teams and include;
– Quad share rooms for all competitors with only one (broken) hairdryer supplied and an empty minibar
– An itinerary that will change every ten minutes without any communication
– The resort being filled with gloating online customers, all of whom who booked on Webjet
– A volcanic ash eruption and the Webjet customers then harassing the agents to change their tickets
– A resort bar that only serves ‘Mocktails’
– A DJ that plays a mash up of The Venga Boys and Matchbox Twenty on repeat
– No internet and the deletion of Facebook AND Facetune from competitor smartphones
– 3 hour long detailed room inspections from 7am of every single (23) class of room in the resort and function centre
An emcee has not been confirmed yet, though Larry Emdur has been rumoured to be the number one choice.
On hearing the rumours of the show, a helloworld agent who didn’t want to be named said; “Mate i’m in like Flynn. I’ve been on 46 famils in my time as an agent and i’m telling you – there’s nothing they’ll be able to break me with”.
The main prize for the ‘King and Queen of the Famil’ hasn’t been decided yet, but could include a night with the Captain in Sin City (what goes on in Vegas stays in Vegas), five minutes alone in a steel cage with the creative team behind Webjet’s agent slandering TVC, or a years supply of Bintang. Stay tuned to KarryOn as more information comes to light.
In the meantime, if you think you’d do well in the show, contact [email protected] with a recent photo (taken within 24 hours after your last industry function) and three reasons why you should be chosen.
Good luck to all!
Will you be watching Channel 9’s new “I’m a Travel Agent – get me out of here” series?
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is a KarryOn Comedy article and is obviously satire. It should in no way be taken seriously, unless you want to that is.
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