You consultants go on so many famils and attend so many events that we’ve had to create a whole new section dedicated to your awesome adventures.

Check out what Travel Agents got up to over the last seven days below, including a famil to Shanghai or click here to check out last week’s pics and snaps.


1. SPOTTED… exploring Vietnam

Helloworld Travel Vietnam Airlines famil

A group of Helloworld Travel agents recently embarked on a whirlwind famil journey from the north to the south of Vietnam with thanks to Vietnam Airlines.

Over a week the Agents got to explore Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An and also Saigon. Experiencing walking tours, a beautiful Halong Bay overnight cruise with the Heritage Line, amazing local cuisines and the in-depth history that Vietnam has to offer, the group had plenty to explore and take in.

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Helloworld Travel gave a special thanks to Vietnam Airlines for providing an opportunity to experience both the amazing country and also their quality product, and thanks also to Insider Journeys who looked after all tour arrangements and the itinerary for the group and ensured all the agents on the trip got the most out of this amazing week in Vietnam.


2. SPOTTED… at a century commemoration

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Many Australians are brought up on stories of Flanders Fields, Ypres and the trenches of World War One, so when one personal travel manager (PTM) Cheryl John representative for Modbury Heights in South Australia was invited to join an exclusive tour of the region that coincided with the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Polygon Wood, she was thrilled to accept. Over the course of the seven-day famil, John discovered that although the legacy of the First World War is evident throughout Belgium, this small country has a lot more to offer besides.

The famil was co-ordinated by The Walshe Group for their client ‘2014-2018 Flanders Fields’, and was put together for specialist tour operators, as well as a representative of News Limited. John was one of just two retail representatives invited to join the famil.

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“This is a very unique famil, not usually offered to retail travel consultants,” TravelManagers Executive General Manager Michael Gazal explains.  “Cheryl was included because her business has been built around her expertise in creating tailor-made itineraries.  This is made possible by our unique, personal travel manager business model, which allows individuals to focus on areas that best suit their interests and ambitions.”

John, who last visited Brussels, Bruges and Gent 35 years ago, and had never visited the Flanders Fields area before, found that much had changed in the intervening years.

“This trip has also shown me the aftermath of what was a devastating time in history, with very direct connections to Australia and many of my clients.”

Among the highlights of John’s three days in and around the Flanders region were visits to Hill 60, where Australian miners tunnelled under the hill to lay explosives, the effects of which were felt in Paris and London, and the visit to Toronto Avenue cemetery – the only all Australian cemetery in Flanders.




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