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Global Achievers take Queenstown for a spin

Travel Agents from all over Australia are today taking off for a celebratory weekend in Queenstown as part of the Global Achievers program.

Travel Agents from all over Australia are today taking off for a celebratory weekend in Queenstown as part of the Global Achievers program.

Celebrating it’s 21st anniversary this year, the Global Achievers Program will today see 150 of Australia’s top International selling agents make the trip over to New Zealand’s South Island playground for a weekend of fun, adventure and rewards.

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The TSS-Earnslaw Steam-Boat on Lake Wakatipu

The agents, hailing from Australia’s metro cities and regional areas to as far-away as Kununurra in Western Australia’s top end have all qualified individually to become this years Global Achievers by being the top sellers of Qantas HolidaysViva HolidaysRail TicketsTravel Indochina and ReadyRooms for Agents.

Their personal reward package includes 12 months of recognition and status as Global Achievers, which begins at this weekend’s lavish event including pre and post famil options to some of New Zealand’s most famous landmarks and experiences.

And with an itinerary naturally missing any work commitments and instead full of immersion in the destination’s highlights, plus nights of fun and festivity, it’s simply all about agents letting their hair down and together enjoying the rewards and recognition of their outstanding efforts over the last year.

The official Global Achievers event kicks off in Queenstown tonight with a welcome reception and sunset drinks up at the landmark Skyline complex, which boasts stunning panoramic views of The Remarkables, Coronet Peak and Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown below.

The adventure continues through the day on Saturday with six different activities to entertain and invigorate everyone including the infamous Shotover Jet, zip lining, bungi jumping, a 4WD safari through Lord of the Rings country, inflatable canoes down the Dart River and high country sheep station exploring.

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The famous Shotover Jet

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Nomad 4WD Safaris heading into Lord of the Rings territory

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Zip trek Zip lining for the truly adventurous

Once everyone’s got their breath back and naturally enjoyed a few local wines and delicacies to see the spring sun set, it’s time to get frocked up for the main black tie event on Saturday evening – The Global Achievers Gala Dinner at Mount Soho Estate.

Just 15 minutes out of Queenstown and nestled amongst the Central Otago landscape, Mount Soho Estate has yet more stunning 360-degree mountain views of the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, the Crown Range and Mount Soho to enjoy.

This time no doubt with a glass (or several) of the wineries famed Pinot Noir in hand at the very special night, which includes an array of surprise musical entertainment, more delicious New Zealand gourmet food and wine, and of course – the Global Achiever awards for overall top sales by state.

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“It’s an extremely special weekend and one where Australia’s best international agents get to come together and enjoy all the plaudits they so richly deserve in stunning Queenstown. The vast combined experience and knowledge of these agents is testament to their expert professionalism and longevity in the industry”.

Fiona Dalton, Head of Sales for Qantas Holidays & Viva! Holidays.

The weekend including the pre and post famils have been very generously sponsored by hosts Tourism New Zealand with Virgin Australia and Air New Zealand taking care of the air.

And KarryOn are on their way there too! We’ll be there to report on all the fun and frivolity so stay tuned for pics and stories.

Will you be there at the weekend?