Travel Agents

Agent wrap: Globus Supertour rolls through US, Helloworld runs for charity, PTMs get enchanted by Nepal + more!

Short and sweet like only the richest of desserts should be, here’s your final course for this week’s wraps.

Globus Supertour dives into the Southern states’ music scene

Globus family of brands’ Supertour has continued its journey through the Southern states, with agents (featured image) making their next stop in Nashville, Tennessee.

The agents donned their cowboy hats and got ready for a music filled itinerary in the Country Music Capital. The group dined at Ole Red, a popular Honky Tonk inspired by country muso (and The Voice superstar) Blake Shelton’s hit of the same name; brushed up on their country music history with a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame (and snapped a pic or two with Elvis’ Cadillac); explored Ryman Auditorium and the historic RCA Studio B; before experiencing a live taping of local radio show ‘Heroes Behind the Hits’ where they mingled with local Nashville musicians.

 

Helloworld Travel does the Balmoral Burn for charity

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Brave Helloworld Travel employees recently took on the Balmoral Burn in Sydney, in support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation.

As a proud corporate partner of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, the Helloworld Travel team tested their abilities, taking on the hill of hurt that is Awaba Street, one of the steepest streets in Sydney on Sunday 26 May.

The annual run up the Awaba Street 420m course in Mosman was supported by various other events and activities across the weekend which raised over $2m for much needed lifesaving medical equipment for children’s wards in Australian hospitals, making a huge difference to thousands of sick and injured children.

For more information on the event, click here.

 

Wild peaks and warm people of Nepal enchant Personal Travel Managers

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TravelManagers’ (L-R) front row Tony Liu CTS, Julie Painter, Michelle Schulze, KJ Slater CTS, back row Wendy Krukowitch, Katy Hurd, Kirsty McKenzie, Christie Gowan, Emily Turner, Lana Kanchik, Beverly Burt, Karen Stock, backed by the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna Range.

The South Asian nation of Nepal is home to eight of the world’s ten highest mountains, including Mount Everest, and its capital city, Kathmandu, is well known as the gateway to the Himalayas.

Ten personal travel managers (PTMs) recently spent ten days exploring Nepal on an exclusive TravelManagers famil and discovered that this land-locked nation offers far more than just trekking and admiring those incredible mountains.

 

Mobile Travel Agents are mentoring for success

Providing those consultants considering the move to a home-based model with a further compelling reason to choose MTA – Mobile Travel Agents, the company has once again forged ahead of the pack with the launch of its latest ground-breaking innovation – ‘MTA mentoring for Success’.

Developed inhouse and spread over a 12-month period, the ‘MTA Mentoring for Success’ program has been designed to support the professional development of MTA Advisors via peer knowledge sharing supported by a professional framework helping each other deepen their already considerable skills to enhance their effectiveness and knowledge.

The year-long program is supported by an induction workshop, online learning courses and 12 monthly meetings with mentor and mentee ‘pairings’ based on their development requirements and the skills of the mentor.

MTA - Sarah Browning - Acropolis May 2019

Invited to visit Greece as part of a ‘by invitation only’ Insight Vacations Top Achievers study tour, MTA’Sarah Browning visited the Greek capital where one of her itinerary highlights included a visit to the famous Acropolis.

Her program also included Olympia on the Peloponnese Peninsula and the island of Mykonos.

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Aviation

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Tourism

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