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Gee, it’s been a while! TravelManagers and suppliers catch up at Geelong lunch

TravelManagers’ Melbourne-based personal travel managers (PTMs) and supplier partners enjoyed a day at the seaside in coastal Geelong for a long lunch and the opportunity to discuss the latest industry developments and product offerings.

TravelManagers’ Melbourne-based personal travel managers (PTMs) and supplier partners enjoyed a day at the seaside in coastal Geelong for a long lunch and the opportunity to discuss the latest industry developments and product offerings.

The event included a ferry ride from Melbourne to Geelong and a three-course lunch at Edge restaurant for 26 PTMs alongside 15 supplier reps and was organised by TravelManagers Business Partnerships Managers (BPMs) Kellie Browning and Despina Madden.

The day also celebrated work anniversaries for Sue Callachor and Carolyn Pitt, who have both completed five years with TravelManagers, and Penny Meallin, who has reached the milestone of 15 years.

PTM Penny Meallin celebrated 15 years with TravelManagers with BPM Kellie Browning.

The Victorian get-together is part of an event series around Australia as the travel brand gears up for the international travel sector recovery.

TravelManagers’ Penny Meallin said she appreciated the opportunity to reconnect with fellow PTMs.

“It was a day of great food and conversation, connecting with friends and suppliers and just generally having an awesome day – I feel very lucky to be part of this amazing group,” she said.

Royal Brunei Sales Executive Leah Keenan was among the supplier partners in attendance and enjoyed hearing that business is rolling through the doors again.

“I love how proactive TravelManagers is in arranging these catch-ups, which allow suppliers to join in and cement the close relationships we have built over many years.”

The TravelManagers crew and supplier partners on the ferry to Geelong (L-R): Ingrid Berthelsen (Evolution Travel Collective), Leah Keenan (Royal Brunei), PTM Claire Crosby, PTM Julie Lunn, James McCullagh (Norwegian Cruise Line), PTM Maria Rainone, PTM Penny Meallin, Peter Lombardi (Lufthansa Group), PTM Lisa King, Pete Rawley (Evolution Travel Collective), PTM Melanie Carter and Rebecca Day (Stuba)

TravelManagers executive general manager Michael Gazal said the networking activity is intended to ensure PTMs are kept updated on the post-COVID situation and current tourism offerings in a range of destinations.

To find out more, visit travelmanagers.com.au