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Helloworld celebrates winners as summit concludes

The 2015 Helloworld Owner Managers Summit (OMS) in Wellington finished up last night with the agency group’s annual awards dinner, and confirmation that next year’s event would take place in Singapore.

More than 600 Helloworld members, suppliers and sponsors came together for the event which head of branded networks Julie Primmer deemed a “huge success”.

“Our members have been provided with valuable knowledge and experience to harness their full potential,” she said.

“It was fantastic to see so many attendees inspired and excited to take advantage of the number of marketing, technology and training initiatives available to them as part of the Helloworld network.”

Among the speakers motivating delegates were one of the most respected figures in Australian sport Paul Roos, chief executive of Air New Zealand Christopher Luxon, global training expert and chief executive of PeopleInProgress Terry Hawkins, chief executive of Carnival Australia Ann Sherry AO, Industry head of travel of Google Dougal McKenzie, and web celeb Kylie Bartlett.

Many of the attendees took advantage of the opportunity to update their NZ knowledge by participating in a famil program organised by HelloworldQantas Holidays/viva! Holidays and Tourism New Zealand. Some will visit the home of Lord of the Rings in Wellington, others will head to Queenstown or the Fiordland National Park to visit Milford Sound.

The event concluded with an awards dinner, where both branded and associate winners were revealed across six categories.

“Our Owner Managers Summit is a time to inspire and invigorate our members for the future and also a time to celebrate the success with our members and suppliers, head of associate networks David Padman said.

“Our annual Awards Dinner is important recognition of the best of the best within the Helloworld network.

“Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to everyone who attended our OMS this year. A special thank you to our major sponsors who helped make the weekend such a huge success.”

The winners are:

Branded Winners Associate Winners
State Retailers of the Year Award·        helloworld Mt Pleasant, QLD·        helloworld Winston Hills, NSW/ACT·        helloworld Lower Templestowe, VIC/TAS·        helloworld Elizabeth, SA·        helloworld Alice Springs, WA/NT

National Retailer of the Year

·        helloworld Mt Pleasant, QLD


Manager of the Year Award (joint winners)

·        Janene Ferguson, helloworld South Melbourne, VIC/TAS

·        Guillaume Lefebvre, helloworld Alice Springs, WA/NT


Local Community Award

·        helloworld Strathpine, QLD

·        helloworld Ipswich City Mall, QLD

·        helloworld Sandgate, QLD

·        helloworld Naracoorte, SA

·        helloworld Karratha North West, WA/NT


Office Pursuit of Knowledge Award

·        helloworld Strathpine, QLD


Local Area Marketing Award

·        helloworld Mackay and helloworld Mount Pleasant, QLD

·        helloworld Elizabeth, SA

·        helloworld Albany Creek, QLD

·        helloworld Mornington Cruise and Travel, VIC/TAS

·        helloworld Hunter Travel Group, NSW/ACT


Cluster Marketing Award

·        Northern SA Cluster, SA

·        Geelong Cluster, VIC/TAS

·        Hunter Travel Group Cluster, NSW/ACT

·        Illawarra Cluster, NSW/ACT

·        Macarthur Cluster, NSW/ACT


helloworld Preferred Sales Growth Award

·        helloworld Bankstown, NSW/ACT

Retailer of the Year Award·        Skilled Travel, NSW/ACT·        Globenet Travel, QLD·        Eastern Hill Travel, VIC/TAS/SA·        travel key Kalamunda, WA/NT·        Magic Travel, WA/NT

National Winner

·        Skilled Travel, NSW/ACT


Manager of the Year

·        Wayne Campbell, Cruise Travel Centre, NSW/ACT

·        David Smith, Travel on Capri, QLD

·        Christine Benbow, RACT, VIC/TAS/SA

·        Julie Hogben, Magic Travel, WA/NT

National Winner

·        Wayne Campbell, Cruise Travel Centre


Preferred Sales Award

·        Northshore Travel, NSW/ACT

·        Globenet Travel, QLD

·        Lifestyle Travel Ballarat, VIC/TAS/SA

·        Attadale Travel, WA/NT


Local Community Award

·        Rose Bay Travel, NSW/ACT

·        Cruise & Travel Centre Springwood, QLD

·        Phil Hoffmann Travel, VIC/TAS/SA

·        Attadale Travel, WA/NT


Best Local Area Marketing Award

·        Cruise Travel Centre, NSW/ACT

·        Global Travel and Cruise, QLD

·        RACT Hobart, VIC/TAS/SA

·        travel key, WA/NT


Expert Agent Award

·        National Winner

·        Skilled Travel


Check out these images from the event:

Andrew Burnes (CEO Designate), Carol (helloworld Drysdale), Brett Robinson (helloworld Leopold),Nancy Huang (China Southern)

Andrew Burnes (CEO designate), Tom Goldman (Goldman Tra

David Padman (HLO), Carmen and Helder Coelho, Internet Travel Wollongong

Jeff Garton, Julie Primmer (HLO), Daniel Richards





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