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TravelManagers Source Non-Travel Opportunities for Personal Travel Managers

Wednesday 16 September 2020 – “Finding a new normal” is a phrase which has been heard a lot of over the last six months as people face the reality of job losses, travel restrictions and lockdowns. For the many travel professionals whose customers and careers have been impacted by COVID, this has meant being prepared to apply their skills to new work opportunities in order to protect their livelihoods.

Wednesday 16 September 2020 – “Finding a new normal” is a phrase which has been heard a lot of over...

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Personal Travel Managers Thankful for Support of National Partnership Office

Wednesday 09 September 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Melissa Loynes was working on the launch of her new “Secret Stays” mystery weekends, her Business Partnership Manager (BPM), Kellie Browning, was there to offer support and guidance. When Adela Backhouse and Emma Ross needed assistance with their new joint initiative now known as “Belle Adventures”, they turned to TravelManagers’ marketing team for advice, a new website and collateral. In fact, look behind any of the 560-plus home-based personal travel managers (PTMs) spread across Australia and you’ll find a team of people hard at work to ensure that they have all the support they need to succeed.

Wednesday 09 September 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Melissa Loynes was working on the launch of her new “Secret Stays” mystery...

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Personal Travel Manager Celebrates 15 Years with TravelManagers

Thursday 03 September 2020 – After more than a decade spent commuting 90 minutes each way to her job in a Sydney-based corporate travel agency, Lisa Metzl knew she was ready for a change. She initially tried working as a freelancer for a retail travel agency, but her sense of separation from the in-house consultants had her casting around for a better option. Little did she realise when she came across a profile about a new, home-based travel agency in a trade publication, that she would one day be celebrating fifteen happy and fulfilling years as a personal travel manager (PTM) with that company.

Thursday 03 September 2020 – After more than a decade spent commuting 90 minutes each way to her job in...

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TravelManagers’ Belle Adventures a Beautiful Collaboration

Wednesday 26 August 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Adela Backhouse and Emma Ross first came up with the concept of Belle Adventures two years ago, one of the first people they turned to for advice was their Business Partnership Manager (BPM), Karen Dowling. And as their concept for a travel enterprise that specialised in creating tailored holidays exclusively for groups of women has evolved, the pair have welcomed the ongoing support that Dowling has provided.

Wednesday 26 August 2020 – When TravelManagers’ Adela Backhouse and Emma Ross first came up with the concept of Belle...

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Rural NSW Turns on the Charm for TravelManagers

Wednesday 19 August 2020 – One of the biggest perks of a career in travel has always been the opportunity to experience new destinations and experiences around the world. In 2020, COVID-19 has delivered a particularly savage blow to personal travel managers (PTMs), whose livelihoods are intrinsically linked to a love of travel. However, necessity breeds invention, and so PTMs throughout Australia have been seeking out new destinations and experiences within their own regions to satisfy their wanderlust.

Wednesday 19 August 2020 – One of the biggest perks of a career in travel has always been the opportunity...

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TravelManagers’ Sells Out Small Group Tour During COVID-19

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – With the ongoing COVID-related restrictions on movement around Australia over the past six months, would-be travellers have been forced to find alternative remedies for their itchy feet. For two New South Wales-based personal travel managers (PTMs), this has presented an opportunity to take their skills in creating tailored, small-group holidays to exotic overseas destinations, and use them to design short breaks within New South Wales for their pool of loyal and enthusiastic clients as well as an introduction to new clients.

Wednesday 12 August 2020 – With the ongoing COVID-related restrictions on movement around Australia over the past six months, would-be...

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Personal Travel Manager’s Journey to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Wednesday 05 August 2020 – The tiny town of Charleville is situated almost 700 kilometres inland from Brisbane and has a population of a little over three thousand people. A visit to Charleville is a very different holiday experience to a week of beaches, shopping and culture in Bali, but for personal travel manager Aileen Collins, whose 69th birthday celebration in Bali was ruled out by COVID-19, a recent road trip on Queensland’s inland touring route was a rewarding alternative to the holiday she had originally planned.

Wednesday 05 August 2020 – The tiny town of Charleville is situated almost 700 kilometres inland from Brisbane and has...

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Second Attempt at Retirement for Much-Admired Personal Travel Manager

Wednesday 29 July 2020 – As legendary golfer Ben Hogan once asserted, “the most important shot in golf is the next one.” It is a truism that can be applied to much in life, and one which personal travel manager (PTM) Ken Simpson is surely keeping in mind as he considers the shape of his pending retirement from the travel industry.

Wednesday 29 July 2020 – As legendary golfer Ben Hogan once asserted, “the most important shot in golf is the...

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TravelManagers Finding New Opportunities in COVID World

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – Personal travel managers (PTMs) thrive on the sense of satisfaction that is derived from matching clients with rewarding holiday experiences. With international travel temporarily ruled out thanks to Coronavirus, many PTMs are instead focusing on the experiences available within their own state borders.

Wednesday 22 July 2020 – Personal travel managers (PTMs) thrive on the sense of satisfaction that is derived from matching...

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Personal Travel Manager Facilitates Dash to USA for New Parents

Wednesday 15 July 2020 – A heart-warming story of new parents travelling halfway around the world to be united with their infant, overcoming bureaucracy and dodging a global pandemic to return home to Australia, assisted every step of the way by their trusty personal travel manager. It may sound like a plotline worthy of a Nicole Kidman blockbuster, but it is in fact a true story, with TravelManagers’ Vikki Southern filling the all-important role of travel agent.

  Wednesday 15 July 2020 – A heart-warming story of new parents travelling halfway around the world to be united...

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