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Personal Travel Manager Making Accessible Travel More Accessible

Wednesday 06 February 2019 – For the 550 personal travel managers (PTMs) who have joined TravelManagers, benefits include having the flexibility to set their own hours, having the security and support of the industry’s premium travel network and having the freedom to pursue their own areas of expertise and interest. Fiona Donaldson, who is representative for Burpengary East, QLD, is one of the many PTMs within the company who has turned her personal travel experiences and niche expertise into a thriving business.

Donaldson has been with TravelManagers since February 2017, having worked in various roles within the travel industry for 22 years...

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Personal Travel Managers Cruising into 2019

Monday 07 January 2019 – When the Majestic Princess, the newest vessel of the Princess fleet, sailed into Sydney Harbour in early December, she provided a stunning venue for the third of a series of Cruise Masterclass days attended by personal travel managers (PTMs) in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

A total of 111 PTMs attended the training days, which were organised by TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) and scheduled...

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TravelManagers Wraps Up 2018 with Christmas Celebrations

Wednesday 19 December 2018 – With 2018 rapidly drawing to a close, TravelManagers has completed their final series of state meetings for the year, bringing together personal travel managers (PTMs) from around the country in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth to mark the end of another successful year. For Tasmania-based PTMs, the format was slightly different, with each PTM having a one-on-one catch-up with their Business Partnership Manager (BPM) during November, followed by a Christmas get-together.

All five state meetings included updates from National Partnership Office (NPO) representatives, covering a range of subjects including famils, product...

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TravelManagers Lead Representation on Philippines Famil and Travel Exchange

Wednesday 12 December 2018 – The islands of the Philippines sit roughly three thousand kilometres almost due north of Darwin, and their popularity as a tourism destination has grown steadily over the past ten years, with more than 250,000 Australians estimated to have visited in 2017. With this in mind, thirteen personal travel managers (PTMs) were invited to be part of a group of thirty travel professionals on an eight-day famil of the island provinces of Cebu and Bohol, hosted by the Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Airlines.

After arriving in Cebu, the group spent their first morning participating in a “travel exchange”: a series of B2B sessions...

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Personal Travel Manager Samples Wonders of Atacama and Bolivia

Wednesday 05 December 2018 – Bolivia and Chile are spoiled for superlatives: the highest-altitude capital city (La Paz), the highest navigable lake (Titicaca), the largest salt flat (Salar de Uyuni), and the driest and possibly oldest desert (Atacama). But as TravelManagers’ Camilla Manson discovered recently during a thirteen-day famil hosted by Chimu Adventures, there are plenty of other highlights to be enjoyed in these two fascinating and varied countries.

Manson, who is based in Kingscliff in northern New South Wales, says she went on the famil with no expectations...

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TravelManagers the Pinnacle of a Successful Travel Career

Wednesday 28 November 2018 – When it comes to making major career decisions, the criteria are likely to include a company that is both innovative and supportive of its people, work that is both challenging and rewarding while delivering a good work-life balance, and colleagues who are fun and supportive. Having found these elements in abundance during four very happy years with TravelManagers, one personal travel manager (PTM) has now made the difficult decision to close her laptop, farewell her clients and colleagues and enter the world of retirement.

Karin Tunbridge, representative for Craigmore, SA, has been involved in the travel industry since the end of 1997 after a...

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NSW-based Personal Travel Manager Joins Avis Scholarship Honour Roll

Monday 19 November 2018 – TravelManagers’ Jo Patton was announced as the winner of this year’s Avis Travel Agent Scholarship on Tuesday 13 November. The accolade is one of the industry’s most prestigious awards, and Patton’s success is one that has the entire company excited, according to TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal.

“All of our personal travel managers (PTMs) and the entire National Partnership Office (NPO) are thrilled for Jo,” says Gazal. ...

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Personal Travel Manager Wins Home Based Business of the Year

Wednesday 14 November 2018 – Melbourne-based personal travel manager, Nicole Edgar, has entered her local business awards in five of the last eight years, taking home the award for “New Business of the Year” in her first year and being named as one of the finalists every other year that she has entered. This year, she was able to improve on her previous record by winning the category, “Home Based Business of the Year.”

Edgar, who is TravelManagers’ representative for Narre Warren South, says she was delighted with the outcome of the Casey Cardinia...

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No Location Too Remote for TravelManagers

One of the most appealing aspects of choosing to work as a home-based travel agent is the freedom and flexibility to work wherever and whenever you choose. With a network of more than 530 personal travel managers (PTMs) in locations throughout Australia from Mackay to Mount Gambier; Busselton to Bendigo, adequate support in marketing, systems, product knowledge and business development is vital.

For TravelManagers, this responsibility belongs to the state-based Business Partnership Managers (BPMs): a team of seven who are described by...

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Personal Travel Managers undertake extensive review of Fiji Resorts

A week-long, action-packed Fiji famil was the reward for seven of TravelManagers’ top-selling personal travel managers (PTMs). The exclusive famil dedicated to TravelManagers PTMs gave the group the chance to refresh their knowledge of Fiji and enjoy the warm and welcoming spirit of the Fijian people.

Personal travel manager Trish Clowes, based in Traralgon, Victoria, said there were many special moments on the trip.  “Everyone just...

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