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Travel Trivia Masters wins the night as CATO’s biggest post-COVID event

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) held its inaugural Travel Trivia Masters event on 4 August at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency Hotel with European Travel Commission (ETC) as its headline, platinum sponsor.

The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) held its inaugural Travel Trivia Masters event on 4 August at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency Hotel with European Travel Commission (ETC) as its headline, platinum sponsor.

The fun-filled, entertaining and educational evening created the opportunity for the industry to come together and reconnect at CATO’s largest event since the pandemic.

A&K’s Susan Haberle and Deborah Fox with host for the evening Richard Taylor, The Travel Community Hub.
Best-Dressed Individual winner Lisa Pagotto and Richard Taylor.

Companies and individuals embraced the ‘Country and Culture’ theme with TravelPay awarded best-dressed duo (trio?) winner, while CATO Vice-Chair Lisa Pagotto of Crooked Compass took out best-dressed individual.

Best-Dressed Duo: Travelpay’s Amanda Thistlethwaite, Cath Bisaro and Leigh Holme.

The overall winning team of Travel Trivia Masters was ‘The Lying, Cheating Scumbags’.

CATO MD Brett Jardine said the positive feedback and resounding success of the industry-wide event meant Travel Trivia Masters will return in 2023 with a new theme.

The Winning Team: Lying, Cheating Scumbags.
The ladies from TravelTek and Crooked Compass’s Sarah Arane enjoy the 360 experience.

“We are thrilled and extremely grateful for the support received from the industry and our sponsors for our inaugural Travel Trivia Masters event,” he said.

“Education is one of CATO’s key pillars and our focus for this evening was to bring this together in a fun, and collaborative environment, along with the industry’s competitive spirit.”

CATO MD Brett Jardine (third from left) with Headline Platinum Sponsor European Travel Commission members.

“The industry is back!” echoed Chris Watson of Chris Watson Travel. “The event was a great way to reconnect and come together as an industry after what has been a tough few years.”

“CATO has been a strong voice for the industry and to see so many here tonight is a credit to them.”

The CATO Christmas Lunch 2022 will be held on Thursday 8 December at the Ivy Ballroom  in Sydney and is open to the wider industry to book via cato.travel/events.