Monday 18 November 2019 – Ronald McDonald House Charities has been supporting the families of sick children in Australia since 1981, and now has Houses in eighteen locations across the country, including its longest-established in Sydney’s Westmead, which provides services to around 1360 families per year. TravelManagers recently contributed fifteen eager volunteers to take part in ‘Meals from the Heart’, a program in which participants prepare and serve food to the families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
TravelManagers sent a team of 15 PTMs and NPO team members to prepare and serve dinner for around 200 people staying at Ronald McDonald House in west Sydney. From L-R back row: Louise McCarthy, Suzanne Laister, Pru Gallagher, Michael Gazal, Jose Canas, Tanyu Cilek and Helen Georganas. Front row: Lyn Tyson, Judy Gillings, Michelle Desmarchelier, Michelle Schulze, Maria San Pascual, Kristina Acevski, Ozlem Tuncay and Tania Myles.
Monday 18 November 2019 – Ronald McDonald House Charities has been supporting the families of sick children in Australia since...
Saturday 10 August 2019 – TravelManagers’ twelfth annual National Conference got under way on Friday morning, with more than 395 participants attending the three-day Perth event. Although the conference officially opened at 10am, Perth time, conference attendees have been arriving in Perth all week to participate in various pre-conference events including optional tours of Margaret River, Rottnest Island and Perth and the traditional golf tournament, which this year was held at Wembley Golf Course.
TravelManagers and partner suppliers provided a team of 15 amateur but enthusiastic chefs to prepare dinner for families at Ronald McDonald House in Perth on Thursday night: Back row (L-R) Joe Araullo, Gena Signorini (Amadeus), Lance Dye (Carnival), Sally McCallum, Michael Morrissey (Allianz), Lisa Gair (APT), Julie Anderson, Kellie Browning, Michael Gazal, Karen Dowling, Louise (RMH Head Chef), Julia McLean. Front row (L-R) Linda Hussey (Uniworld), Brigitta Tolic (Qantas Airways) Lauren Compton and Jodie Payne.
Saturday 10 August 2019 – TravelManagers’ twelfth annual National Conference got under way on Friday morning, with more than 395...
Wednesday 03 April 2019 – When Cruiseco’s annual national conference took place in Auckland the weekend before last, bringing together more than 250-member travel agencies from across Australia and New Zealand, one of the highlights of the three-day event was the Awards Night, which was held within the grand setting of the city’s War Memorial Museum. TravelManagers was represented at the awards by personal travel manager (PTM), Caroline Cannon, who accepted three major awards on the company’s behalf.
A glamorous evening at Cruiseco’s annual Awards Cocktail Event at Auckland War Memorial for Carolynne Cannon (5th from left) and fellow winners and Cruiseco hosts.
Wednesday 03 April 2019 – When Cruiseco’s annual national conference took place in Auckland the weekend before last, bringing together...
Wednesday 27 March 2019 – 2019 has gotten off to an excellent start for TravelManagers, who recorded their best-ever trading month in February, in what has become something of a habit for Australia’s largest home-based travel network.
Wednesday 27 March 2019 – 2019 has gotten off to an excellent start for TravelManagers, who recorded their best-ever trading...
Wednesday 13 March 2019 – For snow bunnies over the world, Switzerland represents the peak in ski holidays – stunning scenery, immaculate snow conditions and world-class infrastructure, not to mention some of the best après-ski atmosphere you’ll find anywhere. So when TravelManagers’ Lindy Hill was presented with the opportunity to join a nine-day Swiss ski famil hosted by Switzerland Tourism, she was quick to sign up.
An invitation to join a Swiss ski famil had TravelManagers’ Lindy Hill (6th from left) polishing her ski goggles quicker than you could say “meet me at the Matterhorn”
Wednesday 13 March 2019 – For snow bunnies over the world, Switzerland represents the peak in ski holidays – stunning...
Wednesday 06 March 2019 – As companies are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits – social, physical and emotional – of untethering their people from the traditional desk environment, the idea of walking meetings has taken hold throughout the business world. TravelManagers’ Julia McLean has incorporated the concept into her role as Business Partnership Manager (BPM), and says the walking meetings she has conducted with small groups of personal travel managers (PTMs) have been well-received.
Wednesday 06 March 2019 – As companies are becoming increasingly aware of the benefits – social, physical and emotional –...
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...
People are drawn to Vietnam for its friendly people, rich culture and beautiful scenery, but for many, the greatest drawcard is its mouth-watering cuisine: an enticing combination of fresh ingredients that produce flavours that dance on your tongue. When TravelManagers’ Frances Cream joined forces with local Gold Coast chef, private caterer and café proprietor, Angela Barany, to create a small group culinary tour of Vietnam, the pair quickly realised that they had created a recipe for success.
Cream, who is representative for Southport, QLD, joined TravelManagers after several years away from the travel industry, and first met...
After just two years with TravelManagers, personal travel manager (PTM) Jo Patton from Ulladulla has just been confirmed as one of four finalists for the industry’s prestigious 2018 Avis Travel Agents Scholarship. The finalists must now prepare themselves to face a judging panel in November before the eventual winner is announced at an awards dinner at Sydney’s Park Hyatt Hotel the same evening.
Patton says she is delighted to have reached this stage in the process and considers her progress thus far as...
For many of the personal travel managers (PTMs) who attended TravelManagers’ recent annual national conference in Honolulu, the chance to extend their stay and join one of the pre- or post-conference famils was too great to pass up. For thirteen participants, this entailed a four-day, three nights experiencing the highlights of the island of Oahu, from outrigger canoe surfing at Waikiki Beach to a tour of some of Hollywood’s most famous movie locations at Kualoa Private Nature Reserve.
For PTM Kate Bevan, who is representative for Croydon, VIC, the group’s time on Oahu’s famous North Shore was one...