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. Agents get an Edge on Celebrity Cruises

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Sydney Travel Agents participated in a special Celebrity Cruises Masterclass hosted by Celebrity’s UK & Ireland Senior Training Manager, Leon Hand.

The Masterclass helped Agents to understand the Celebrity difference and its appeal to luxury lovers, as well get under the skin of the premium cruise line, including why Solstice Class is a foodie’s paradise, and why Celebrity is the established Galapagos expert.

Training also covered Celebrity’s newest ship Edge, set to revolutionise the cruise industry with its stunning suites, ship-climbing Magic Carpet platform and the newly announced architectural marvel, Eden, spanning three decks and fusing design, cuisine and entertainment.


2. Personal Travel Managers indulged aboard MS Noordam


Holland America marked the occasion of their ship, the MS Noordam, visiting Sydney by welcoming 24 of TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) aboard for an inspection followed by lunch aboard the ship.

Personal travel manager Janice Lee, representative for Surry Hills found the personal experience invaluable.

“Having the opportunity to personally experience the ship facilities, walk around and see the entertainment and activities aboard and even enjoy a meal makes it so much easier to describe in detail the cruise experience my clients can expect,” explains Lee. “It also makes it easier to gauge whether this particular ship is the right match for them.”

Personal travel manager Julianne Gazal-Rizk, cruise specialist and representative for Willoughby was wowed by the hosted lunch.

“Holland America employs a team of world-class consultant chefs, whose job it is to ensure that the food served is innovative, fresh and of the best quality, so a holiday on one of their vessels is true foodie heaven! The ship has ten dining options ranging from fine dining in the Asian-inspired Tamarind restaurant to gourmet burgers and New York-style pizzas served poolside, its great knowing there’s something for everyone.


3. On The Go Tours hosts Agents in Vietnam

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On The Go Tours recently hosted a group of Australian Travel Agents in Vietnam on a specialised version of their Very Vietnam ten-day tour.

Led by On The Go Tours expert local guide Ken, the group went on a journey spanning the length of the country from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south.

Beginning in Hanoi, consultants quickly immersed themselves in Vietnamese culture by taking to the quixotic web of streets that make a up the old town. Dodging motorbikes and following exotic smells to vibrant local street food vendors was the first order of the day. Heading to the coast, this was followed by a junk boat cruise of the famed UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay which is home to thousands of limestone islands, striking emerald waters and hidden grottos.

The next stop, Hue, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls, offered insights into a powerful 19th century Nguyen empire. Taking the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Oceans), agents were treated to magnificent views of beaches on one side and lush hills to other, one route to the quaint old-world trading port of Hoi An.

Next up was Hoi An where Agents got the chance to get hands on. They also enjoyed a unique bolt on exclusion, Hoi An on a Vespa, and explored this city by two wheels, riding on a scooter behind a local pro and finishing the day with a meal at local restaurant nested in rice paddy fields.

A cruise along the Mekong Delta to Ho Chi Minh City, allowed Agents to visit local cottage industries and a lively floating market, and enjoying lunch in a traditional wooden home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island.

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