Wednesday 25 November 2020 – Fresh border closures resulting from the latest upsurge in COVID cases in South Australia once again left holidaymakers scrambling to cancel or change their travel plans. For many, this involved hours on the phone trying to rearrange seats on flights that were quickly selling out, plus more time invested in cancelling or postponing land arrangements.
Personal travel manager (PTM) Emma Ross, who is TravelManagers’ representative for Bulimba in Queensland, had a group of clients who...
Wednesday 18 November 2020 – Personalised service that’s tailored to each client’s individual needs: according to TravelManagers Australia, this is one of the hallmarks of their personal travel managers (PTM). True to form, when Sydney-based PTM Julianne Gazal-Rizk was briefed about Chimu Adventures’ charters flights to see the Southern Lights over Antarctica, she put this principle into action, reaching out to handful of carefully selected clients with detail of the experience on offer.
Who says overseas travel is off the table for Aussies? TravelManagers’ Julianne Gazal-Rizk produced $40K worth of sales in a week thanks to a promotion of Chimu Adventures’ Southern Lights charter flight to her client database.
Within a week, Gazal-Rizk had sold five premium economy and two business class seats to four sets of clients for...
Thursday 12 November 2020 – Although 2020 has been the year of frustrating travel plans, TravelManagers says clients are still thinking about travel and making plans for when international holidays are once again an option. In fact, one personal travel manager (PTM) recently confirmed a client on a dazzling round-the-world cruise itinerary which is set to be one of the largest individual cruise bookings TravelManagers has ever taken.
Third time lucky for PTM Laurin Taggart’s client circumnavigating the globe for 143 nights onboard Regent Seven Seas’ Luxurious 700 guest MV Mariner
PTM Laurin Taggart is based in Forster in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales. She describes her...
Wednesday 04 November 2020 – Australians who are looking to indulge their travel habit somewhere exotic, but don’t want to wait for international borders to reopen, are rediscovering the concept of immersive, luxury holiday experiences at home.
NSW-based PTM Tania Tyler is excited about the new Crooked Compass Lunch Club concept – she has already earmarked Whitehaven Beach as her lunch destination of choice when inter-state travel is once again permitted.
To meet the growing demand for this type of getaway, tour company Crooked Compass has just launched a selection...
Thursday 29 October 2020 – To use cricketing parlance, the travel industry has been knocked for six by COVID in 2020. With international travel well and truly stumped for the immediate future, TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) has recognised the importance of preserving a sense of team spirit within the company, organising regular gatherings (virtually and in person) to ensure the wellbeing of its 560-plus personal travel managers (PTMs) and NPO support team.
Great food and great company – TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office team are one big happy family at their recent picnic sports day. (L-R Back row: Rob Fitt, Graciela Craig, Julie McLean, Joe Araullo, Melissa Randazzo, Leeanne Freeman, Georgia Thomas, Middle row: Penny Toon, Michael Gazal, Tania Myles, Suzanne Laister, Helen Georganas, Front row: Ozlem Tuncay, Lauren Cannon, Marlene Lane)
Last week it was the turn of the NPO team to take the field, figuratively and literally, with a picnic...