You Travel Agents 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. And we’re jealous just reading it.

Check out what consultants got up to over the last seven days below, or click here to check out last week’s pics and snaps.


1. Spotted… at Tok Tok in Vanuatu


Vanuatu’s two-day travel industry event, Tok Tok 2017, wrapped up on Friday 1 September, 2017 with a lively gala dinner held at the host venue, Iririki Island Resort and Spa in Port Vila.

The annual networking event, which is now in its 15th year, was held on Thursday 31 August and Friday 1 September where 51 wholesalers from Australia, New Zealand, North America, New Caledonia, China, Japan and Fiji were invited to discover or rediscover Vanuatu, exchange ideas and get updates on completed developments and numerous projects to come.

Participants were encouraged to embrace this year’s theme, ‘Wake Up in Vanuatu’ and escape their everyday routine by waking up surrounded by the tropical beauty of this island nation.

Acknowledging the variety of new developments underway around the country, Vanuatu Tourism Office’s General Manager, Adela Issachar Aru said it is an exciting time to bring global wholesalers to Vanuatu and showcase their latest hotels, tours and infrastructure projects.

“Our tourism product is continually being enhanced and upgraded across the board in Vanuatu. A new 1.2km seafront precinct, which opened on the Friday of Tok Tok, is just one of many new developments currently underway.”


2. Spotted… off the beaten track in Bali

Infinity Holidays Bali

12 lucky members of the Infinity Holidays reservations team experienced a different side to Bali, travelling further afield to the North East on a recent famil.

First stop was Mount Agung in Bali’s East. Climbing the stairs of the Besakih Temple, the group could take in the cultural wonders of Bali’s largest and holiest Hindu temple.

After the days adventures, the group arrived at Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa where they were treated to a “traveller’s relief” massage to relax their tired bodies at the resorts in-house spa.

Relaxation did not stop with a massage, with the group having two-days to enjoy the tranquil, oceanfront resorts beautifully landscaped gardens and oceanside infinity pool.  With a full-board experience they could indulge in traditional Indonesian delicacies such as the spicy Udang Pedas and coconut rich Rendand Ayam.

The group made a small trip to Alam Anda Ocean Front Resort & Spa, where they took in the oceanfront resorts traditional Balinese atmosphere among the coconut and banana trees.

They became acquainted with both resorts in-house, world renowned diving centres, which take divers to underwater sites such as the USS Liberty Shipwreck or Manta Point at Nusa Penida.


3. Spotted… sailing away with Cruise360

TravelManagers Cruise 360

Eighteen of TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) and four members from the national partnership office converged in Sydney last week to participate in the Cruise Lines International Association’s (CLIA) Cruise360 Australasia conference.

Now in its fourth year, designed exclusively for travel professionals this annual event, which is the largest cruise conference in Australasia reached maximum capacity with over 600 cruise specialists (including 56 delegates from New Zealand) in attendance.

TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager Michael Gazal sees there is a real confidence in the cruising industry.

“PTM’s jumped at the chance to participate in Cruise360. The TravelManagers business model caters extremely well for all cruise clients and we had PTM’s travelling intra and inter-state. Their attendance is just another way to demonstrate their true commitment to grow their cruise businesses.”

For PTM Karen Raeburn, representative for Aitkenvale in Queensland it was the opportunity to meet with key cruise line representatives all under one roof that was appealing.

“I simply love that Cruise360 is all about cruise – everybody attending from suppliers to cruise agents are passionate about the cruise industry. Hearing from industry experts about future trends and developments and being able to meet cruise suppliers face to face to further build relationships is simply invaluable for my business. It was a fantastic day.”


4. Spotted… experiencing Italy

MTA Travel Agent in Italy

Pictured, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents’ Kate Narracott overlooking the historical and very picturesque ‘Trulli’ dry-stone house village in Alberobello in the Puglia region of Italy.

The visit to the Puglia region was part of an eight-day Insight Vacations ‘Top Achievers Italy’ program featuring a visit to the Island of Capri and Sorrento on the Costiera Amalfitana.

Kate’s program also included a two-day stay in Rome where she visited the Vatican City, Sistine Chapel, St Peter’s Basilica and the Colosseum as part of a gourmet walking tour of the ‘Eternal City’.


5. Spotted… getting a taste of Hong Kong


Part of the ‘Taste of the World’ TV series, Luxury Escapes and Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) held a joint consumer event at their bespoke concept store in Melbourne last Thursday. The cocktail function attracted over 50 exclusive members enjoying Hong Kong-inspired canapés and drinks.

During the evening, Luxury Escapes announced their latest Hong Kong offer at the Upper House while the tourism board showcased Asia’s World City as an ideal travel destination for all types of travellers including details on various attractions and events.

The audience took home gift bags with collateral to inspire them on their next trip, while three prize winners won gift packs from Luxury Escapes and HKTB from a series of fun quizzes and games.

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