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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 Provides Platform for New Foodies’ Tours

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...

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Recognition of Outstanding Customer Service for NSW-based Personal Travel Manager

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...

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Personal Travel Managers Experience the Best of Oahu

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...

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Exclusive Club Med Famil for Personal Travel Managers

They say the proof of the pudding is in the tasting, and for seven personal travel managers (PTMs) on a recent TravelManagers’ famil of the Maldives’ Club Med Kani and Finolhu Villas, a four-night taste was proof enough that a barefoot-luxury holiday in this exquisite destination is well worth aspiring to.

The group was hosted by Club Med’s Business Development Manager, Adam Ferraro and accompanied by TravelManagers’ Fares and Ticketing Manager,...

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Conference Acts as Launchpad for Exciting New TravelManagers Initiative

A celebration of success and a chance to plan for future success: these were the main themes at TravelManagers’ 2018 national conference, which has just concluded in Hawaii. Presentations from keynote speakers such as Turia Pitt, supplier workshops, pre- and post-conference famils and a gala awards dinner were all highlights of the conference itinerary, which ran over a three-day weekend and attracted more than 230 personal travel manager (PTMs) and NPO team members and 90 representatives from partner suppliers.

The conference also served as an ideal environment in which to announce a new TravelManagers initiative aimed at supporting members’...

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Luxury Escapes Becomes TravelManagers’ Newest Supplier Partner

More than 230 personal travel managers (PTMs) and NPO staff were joined by 90 suppliers representing 53 partner supplier brands at TravelManagers’ annual national conference, which took place in Honolulu this weekend.

The conference was the ideal forum in which to announce TravelManagers’ newest supplier partnership: with e-commerce travel provider, Luxury Escapes....

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Personal Travel Managers Celebrate Success at Annual Conference in Waikiki

More than 320 personal travel managers (PTMs), representatives from partner suppliers and the National Partnership Office (NPO) have gathered in Honolulu for TravelManagers’ annual conference.

TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says this year’s conference theme, success, was chosen because of its relevance to all...

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Personal Travel Managers Explore Middle Earth and More

From the natural thermal wonders of Rotorua to the subterranean magic of Waitomo, an opportunity to experience some of the highlights of the upper North Island on a TravelManagers exclusive self-drive famil was a fantastic opportunity for six personal travel managers (PTMs).

TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the six-day, five-night famil was the participants’ reward for their achievements in an...

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New York, New York – So Good They Visited Twice on TravelManagers Famil

It’s a little-known fact that New York is the third largest-producing wine state in the United States. This was just one of the many insider tips picked up by eight personal travel managers who touched down in New York for a week-long TravelManagers famil of both city and state.

The group, who were escorted by Ben Urquhart and Kylie Wilson, representatives for New York State Division of Tourism and...

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