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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 –...

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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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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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TravelManagers Induction a Commonwealth of States

Making a major career change can be a daunting prospect, but TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) works hard to ensure that the transition process for newly-minted personal travel managers (PTMs) is a smooth one, beginning with a three-day induction course. The most recent of these induction courses was remarkable for its geographical spread, with the eight available places being claimed by PTMs from every state except New South Wales.

TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, was on hand to welcome the new inductees at the start of the course...

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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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Personal Travel Managers Follow Crooked Compass to Georgia

Georgia sits at the intersection of Europe and Asia, a former Soviet republic that is fast becoming the next big thing, thanks in no small part to its varied and impossibly beautiful landscapes that include the towering Caucasus Mountains and lovely Black Sea beaches. TravelManagers was fortunate to have two personal travel managers (PTMs) invited to participate in a recent eleven-day famil of the country, hosted by Crooked Compass.

One of just six famil participants, PTM Di Yates says Georgia was a destination she didn’t know a lot about...

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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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TravelManagers Say Mahalo to Hawaii, G’day to Perth

TravelManagers’ 2018 annual national conference, consisting of three days of inspiring presentations, informative workshops, exciting announcements and entertaining activities, concluded in Hawaii on Sunday evening, local time, with their customary gala awards dinner.

The Prince Waikiki, located at the northern end of Honolulu’s most famous beach, has acted as home base for the...

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