This year’s Helloworld Travel Owner Managers Conference and Helloworld Business Travel Summit at the Adelaide Convention Centre was huge. The company’s latest developments were shared as delegates were showered with insights, education and entertainment.

The four-day event saw an incredible 650 Helloworld Travel owner-managers, preferred supplier partners, senior executives and staff come together.

Helloworld’s CEO and Managing Director Andrew Burnes opened the event by reiterating the conference theme of Transforming our Futures.


He highlighted transformations occurring for the business through technology, marketing and brand initiatives, store brand updates and new partnerships.

Touching on recent market research, he revealed a strong uplift in key areas of brand recognition, customer satisfaction and positive brand attributes for Helloworld Travel.


The conference days were peppered with exclusive events including a welcome cocktail party at 2KW Rooftop and Bar, a summit dinner at Ayers House and a networking dinner at Adelaide Oval with entertainment including a great Rat Pack tribute show.


The piece de resistance, however, was the Gala Awards Dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre where Branded and Associate Award Winners were recognised for excellence across various categories.

The entertainment didn’t fail to impress with former Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour an exciting surprise guest performer on the night.


Agents also took part in pre and post famils, enjoying the very best that Adelaide and South Australia have to offer from the Adelaide Hills and Fleurieu Peninsula, the Murray River and Barossa, to Kangaroo Island or the Eyre Peninsula.

The conference drew to a close with big news that the Helloworld Travel OMC and Helloworld Business Travel Summit will be held in May 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


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