Scenic held its glamorous Night of Stars awards at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney on Saturday to recognise the hard work and commitment from its top Travel Advisors.

The black tie event, hosted by Catriona Rowntree and David Whitehill, attracted over 240 guests who were entertained by a New York Jazz Band and a cabaret and a vintage circus-inspired finale.

Those attending were given an exclusive sneak peek at Scenic Eclipse, the world’s first discovery yacht which was due for delivery last August.

Scenic Eclipse I

Scenic Eclipse I

Acting Executive General Manager Justin Brown told guests that while the build was progressing well with interior and exterior completion on schedule the, situation with Ulanik shipyard’s financial challenges remained.

“It has had an ongoing impact on their part of the ships systems commissioning works,” he explained.

“Their workers are owed wages and this has resuled in 14 weeks of lost time due to strike action and other disruptions.”

With many workers leaving the ship yard, Scenic set up its own workforce which now directly employs over 100 specialists workers to assist in completing the ship.

“Despite the shipyards challenges the quality of workmanship is exceptional,” he said.

The two helicopters have been delivered and the submarine took its first test dive in December. Another update will be given to the industry next month.

Now to the awards.

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Six national honours were presented on Saturday, along with awards to the top offices in each state for both the Scenic and Evergreen brands.

Ten Advisors were awarded Diamond status for 2018 as part of Scenic’s specialist partner program.

Here are the winners

Scenic State Awards

2018 Highest Agency Sales VIC Awards
First place – helloworld Lower Templestowe
Second place – helloworld Horsham
Third place – italktravel East Doncaster

2018 Highest Agency Sales NSW Awards
First place – helloworld Miranda
Second place – helloworld Winston Hills
Third place – Travel Associates Toronto

2018 Highest Agency Sales WA Awards
First place – Sorrento Key Travel & Cruise Centre
Second place – Bicton Travel
Third place – Tour De Force Travel

2018 Highest Agency Sales QLD Awards
First place – helloworld Strathpine
Second place – helloworld Mackay
Third place – Travel Associates Rockhampton

2018 Highest Agency Sales SA Awards
First place – Phil Hoffmann Travel Norwood
Second place – Phil Hoffmann Travel Barossa Valley
Third place – Travel & Cruise Professionals

2018 Highest Agency Sales ACT Awards
First place – Weston Cruise & Travel

Highest Agency Sales TAS Awards
First place – Launceston Travel & Cruise Centre

2018 Highest Agency Sales NZ Awards
First place – Midday Travel
Second place – YOU Travel Westgate
Third place – House of Travel Te Awamutu

Scenic National Awards

2018 National Awards – Home Based
First place – Travel Managers

2018 National Awards – Online Travel Agency
First place – Our Vacation Centre

2018 National Awards – Single Location
First place – Weston Cruise & Travel
Second place – helloworld Miranda
Third place – Sorrento Key Travel & Cruise Centre

2018 Top Consultant National Awards – Australia
First place – Kylie Cameron – helloworld Miranda
Second place – Jan Welch – Sorrento Key Travel & Cruise Centre
Third place – Emma Sullivan – Weston Cruise & Travel

2018 Top Consultant National Awards – New Zealand
First place – Evelyn Lee – Midday Travel

Evergreen State Awards

2018 Highest Agency Sales VIC/TAS Awards
First place – helloworld Melton

2018 Highest Agency Sales NSW/ACT Awards
First place – helloworld Bankstown

2018 Highest Agency Sales WA Awards
First place – Bicton Travel

2018 Highest Agency Sales QLD Awards
First place – Fraser Coast Travel Centre

2018 Highest Agency Sales SA Awards
First place – King William Travel

Evergreen National Awards

2018 National Awards – Single Location
First place – King William Travel

2018 Top Consultant National Awards – Australia
First place – Elizabeth Davie – Going Places Travel
Second place – Pam Craig – Fraser Coast Travel Centre
Third place – Nathan Micallef – helloworld Melton

2018 Diamond Status awards

American Express Travel
Bicton Travel
helloworld Miranda
helloworld Strathpine
helloworld Winston Hills
Our Vacation Centre
Sorrento Key Travel & Cruise Centre
Travel Associates Toronto
Weston Cruise and Travel
Tour de Force Travel

Join us in congratulting the winners.