Wednesday 18 November 2020 – Personalised service that’s tailored to each client’s individual needs: according to TravelManagers Australia, this is one of the hallmarks of their personal travel managers (PTM). True to form, when Sydney-based PTM Julianne Gazal-Rizk was briefed about Chimu Adventures’ charters flights to see the Southern Lights over Antarctica, she put this principle into action, reaching out to handful of carefully selected clients with detail of the experience on offer.
Who says overseas travel is off the table for Aussies? TravelManagers’ Julianne Gazal-Rizk produced $40K worth of sales in a week thanks to a promotion of Chimu Adventures’ Southern Lights charter flight to her client database.
Within a week, Gazal-Rizk had sold five premium economy and two business class seats to four sets of clients for...
Thursday 12 November 2020 – Although 2020 has been the year of frustrating travel plans, TravelManagers says clients are still thinking about travel and making plans for when international holidays are once again an option. In fact, one personal travel manager (PTM) recently confirmed a client on a dazzling round-the-world cruise itinerary which is set to be one of the largest individual cruise bookings TravelManagers has ever taken.
Third time lucky for PTM Laurin Taggart’s client circumnavigating the globe for 143 nights onboard Regent Seven Seas’ Luxurious 700 guest MV Mariner
PTM Laurin Taggart is based in Forster in the Mid North Coast region of New South Wales. She describes her...
Wednesday 04 November 2020 – Australians who are looking to indulge their travel habit somewhere exotic, but don’t want to wait for international borders to reopen, are rediscovering the concept of immersive, luxury holiday experiences at home.
NSW-based PTM Tania Tyler is excited about the new Crooked Compass Lunch Club concept – she has already earmarked Whitehaven Beach as her lunch destination of choice when inter-state travel is once again permitted.
To meet the growing demand for this type of getaway, tour company Crooked Compass has just launched a selection...
Thursday 29 October 2020 – To use cricketing parlance, the travel industry has been knocked for six by COVID in 2020. With international travel well and truly stumped for the immediate future, TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office (NPO) has recognised the importance of preserving a sense of team spirit within the company, organising regular gatherings (virtually and in person) to ensure the wellbeing of its 560-plus personal travel managers (PTMs) and NPO support team.
Great food and great company – TravelManagers’ National Partnership Office team are one big happy family at their recent picnic sports day. (L-R Back row: Rob Fitt, Graciela Craig, Julie McLean, Joe Araullo, Melissa Randazzo, Leeanne Freeman, Georgia Thomas, Middle row: Penny Toon, Michael Gazal, Tania Myles, Suzanne Laister, Helen Georganas, Front row: Ozlem Tuncay, Lauren Cannon, Marlene Lane)
Last week it was the turn of the NPO team to take the field, figuratively and literally, with a picnic...
Wednesday 21 October 2020 – TravelManagers’ recent Cruise Sale, which ran in support of the launch of Princess Cruises’ 2021/22 cruise program, resulted in more than two and a half million dollars in sales for the home-based travel brand. TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal, says the company was delighted by the outcome, which he says surpassed expectations after a challenging nine months for the travel industry.
Wednesday 21 October 2020 – TravelManagers’ recent Cruise Sale, which ran in support of the launch of Princess Cruises’ 2021/22...
Wednesday 14 October 2020 – If 2020 had been an ordinary year, on Thursday 10th September there would have been several hundred personal travel managers (PTMs) arriving in Hamilton Island for TravelManagers’ thirteenth annual National Conference. The reality is that 2020 has been anything but ordinary, but it takes more than a global pandemic to stop this band of travel professionals from getting together virtually to recreate the same atmosphere of fun and solidarity as they’ve come to expect from their conference weekend – with plenty of competitive spirit thrown in for good measure.
Wednesday 14 October 2020 – If 2020 had been an ordinary year, on Thursday 10th September there would have been...
Wednesday 07 October 2020 – One of the key moments at TravelManagers’ annual national conference in 2018 was the announcement of a new health and wellbeing initiative called the Network Assistance Program (NAP). NAP is made available through PeopleSense, which is a program run by Altius Group that provides personal travel managers (PTMs) and National Partnership Office (NPO) staff with professional services that cover a range of needs, from anxiety and anger management to mediation and conflict resolution.
Wednesday 07 October 2020 – One of the key moments at TravelManagers’ annual national conference in 2018 was the announcement...
Wednesday 30 September 2020 – Change can be difficult and painful. This year has brought with it change on a scale that has challenged many people in their professional and personal lives like nothing ever before. As humans, we pride ourselves on being adaptable, of being able to “roll with the punches”, but often change is both uncomfortable and unwelcome.
The open expanses of Queensland’s Matilda Way highway provided a much-needed change of scenery and state of mind for personal travel manager Caroline Cox
Wednesday 30 September 2020 – Change can be difficult and painful. This year has brought with it change on a...
Wednesday 23 September 2020 – For travel industry personnel who have been deprived of their regular travel fix during 2020, there can be few more idyllic ways to enjoy an afternoon than with an indulgent lunch cruise on beautiful Sydney Harbour with a small group of colleagues. This was exactly the treat which awaited six of TravelManagers’ New South Wales-based personal travel managers (PTMs) and three National Partnership Office (NPO) team members when they accepted an invitation from TravelManagers’ Operations Manager, Pru Gallagher, recently.
Cooler winter temperatures were no match for the warmth of good wine and good company for this happy crew. Back row (L-R) Pru Gallagher, Aaron Eilers (Dream/Crystal Cruises), Penny Toon, Annalize Troost, Helen Eves (Tauck Tours & Cruises), Graciela Craig, and Walter Nand (Ride The World/Unique Cruises). Front row (L-R) Julie Jones (ex-Creative Cruises), Sue Kuti, Lana Kanchik, Tanya Tyler, Michelle Michael-Pecora, Jennifer Jones, Journey Beyond’s Craig Owens (Lisa Wilkinson (C&M Recruitment)
Wednesday 23 September 2020 – For travel industry personnel who have been deprived of their regular travel fix during 2020,...
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...