Scenic showered its top performing Aussie and Kiwi travel agencies and consultants with love during its glamorous ‘Night of Stars’ at the Ivy Ballroom on Saturday night.

Over 200 Agents and invited guests came glammed up and ready to party for the annual soiree in Sydney which this year was hosted by comedian Vince Sorrenti.

The night was also marked with the huge news of a second, sister ship to Scenic Eclipse – ‘Scenic Eclipse II’ to be launched in 2020. Read more about that here.


Awards-wise, five national honours were presented on the night, along with awards to the top offices in each state.

Eleven agents scored Diamond status for 2017 as part of Scenic’s elite partner program, while Scenic’s Queensland Sales Development Manager Sara Puglia was announced as Scenic’s Sales Development Manager of the Year.


Haley Janssens (KarryOn Partnership Manager) & Anthony Valeriano (KarryOn GM)

In honour of the company’s 10 year anniversary of river cruise innovation, four special Scenic Enrich awards were also presented to agents in recognition of their support since the first Scenic Space-Ship was launched in 2008.


These were awarded to Adam Pearson and the teams at Escape Travel Charlestown, Glendale, Kotara, Mt Hutton and Toronto. Debbie Rains and the teams at Escape Travel Townsville, Willows, Castletown North, Mackay and Rockhampton. Renee Nightingale and the teams at helloworld Albury and Wangaratta and Shane Edwards and the team at Travelkey Leederville.

“This year, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Scenic river cruise innovation, the launch of the World’s First Discovery Yacht, Scenic Eclipse, and the announcement of Scenic Eclipse II. Night of Stars honours the valued support of all our travel agent partners and their commitment to our products.”

Group General Manager, Sales & Marketing Australia/Asia Pacific, Anthony Laver.


The winners from Night of Stars were… DRUMROLL…


Highest Agency Sales VIC Awards

First place – helloworld Horsham

Second place – helloworld Lower Templestowe

Third place – Ballarat Travel and Cruise

Highest Agency Sales NSW Awards

First place – helloworld Miranda

Second place – helloworld Winston Hills

Third place – Escape Travel Charlestown North


Highest Agency Sales WA Awards

First place – Bicton Travel

Second place – Sorrento Quay Travel & Cruise Centre

Third place – Tour De Force Travel


Highest Agency Sales QLD Awards

First place – helloworld Strathpine

Second place – Seniors Holiday Travel Team

Third place – helloworld Riverlink Ipswich


Highest Agency Sales SA Awards

First place – Phil Hoffmann Travel Glenelg

Second place – Phil Hoffmann Travel Norwood

Third place – Oliver Travel


Highest Agency Sales ACT Awards

First place – Weston Cruise & Travel


Highest Agency Sales TAS Awards

First place – Andrew Jones Travel Hobart


Highest Agency Sales NZ Awards

First place – Midday Travel

Second place – House of Travel Te Awamutu

Third place – House of Travel Howick


National Awards – Home Based

First place – Travel Managers


National Awards – Online Travel Agency

First place – National Seniors Travel


National Awards – Single Location

First place – Weston Cruise & Travel

Second place – helloworld Miranda

Third place – helloworld Winston Hills


Top Consultant National Awards – Australia

First place – Carol Shaw – Tour De Force Travel

Second place – Kylie Cameron – helloworld Miranda

Third place – Jan Welch – Sorrento Key Travel and Cruise Centre


Top Consultant National Awards – New Zealand

First place – Evelyn Lee – Midday Travel

A huge congratulations to all the winners and the nominees.

READ: 6-Star Sister Ship Scenic Eclipse II To Launch In 2020
READ: Scenic Eclipse, an award winner & it hasn’t launched yet

Did you go to the event? What was the highlight for you?