Being awarded one of Qantas Holidays’ top 60 sales consultants during the incentive period 01 September and 15 December 2015, earned personal travel manager Kerrin Poupos representative for Warragul, a place on the prestigious mega famil to Northern California.
“We are thrilled to have Kerrin win a place on the Qantas Holidays’ mega famil. With places awarded to top sales consultants it really shows the strength of TravelManagers’ sales volumes and the value home-based agencies have within the industry,” says TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal.
Participants on the recently held eight-night mega-famil, had the opportunity to fly on Qantas’ reinstated direct service from Sydney to San Francisco. The group was split into four, each enjoying a multi-itinerary famil experience. Poupos visited the iconic and historical sites in Sacramento and the wine region of Napa Valley, with all groups coming together, concluding with a Gala dinner in San Francisco on the final night.
“This was my first time to Sacramento and previous to my visit I had never thought of it as a destination to recommend to clients. The itinerary was organised so well by Qantas Holidays we got a great feel for this Californian’ capital city – the people, culture, sounds, smells and sights. The painting class was hilarious at the Painted Cork, I’m just so glad I had a glass of wine – it really helped with my creativity! As a result I can now provide my first hand tips and experience for places to eat, where to shop and must do activities. It’s these personal recommendations that makes all the difference,” says Poupos.
For Poupos, the Napa Valley located less than an hour from San Francisco, lived up to its reputation for being America’s premier food and wine destination.
“Experiencing wine tasting aboard a cable car is truly unique and was a fantastic way to explore and enjoy the wines of the region. A visit to the legendary Oxbow Public Market is also a must. Showcasing all things culinary Oxbow is foodie central – I highly recommend you visit on an empty stomach!”
San Francisco is synonymous for its Golden Gate Bridge and for Poupos it was the bike ride over this iconic landmark, which proved to be her most memorable famil experience.
“The bicycle ride over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito was truly spectacular. Taking time to enjoy the views and do it at your own pace made it really enjoyable – you certainly don’t need to be an experienced cyclist, anyone can do it and I highly recommend this as a must do for anyone visiting San Francisco.”
TravelManagers offer personal travel managers a dedicated educational programme in conjunction with preferred trade suppliers. This is backed up by strong state and national support, including a national partnership office and licensed state office with local business partnership managers.
“Personal travel managers have access to the broadest and most in-depth support nationwide including virtual office technology, training, marketing, fares and ticketing as well as 24/7 access to all mid and back-office processes. This type of behind the scenes central and local state-based support is crucial,” says Gazal.
For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.