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Another HWT agent defects to Travellers Choice

Travellers Choice has nabbed another Harvey World Travel agent with Bundaberg-based Harveys Travel and Cruise joining the network.

It is the latest of several HWT retailers to jump ship from the Jetset Travelworld Group which is continuing its crusade to sign up members to Helloworld.

Harveys Travel joint owner Heather Galley said moving to Travellers Choice will give her greater control of the business while continuing to be part of a national retail chain.

“As a member of Travellers Choice we are now free to make operational and strategic decisions that are in the best interests of our customers, our community and our own company,” she said.

Travellers Choice’s primary focus is on delivering services to members “rather than simply pursuing corporate profits”, she added.

Harveys Travel & Cruise is among Australia’s longest-established agencies having operated in the Bundaberg region for more than 50 years. Heather and Ron Galley have run the business for almost three decades.

Travellers Choice chief executive Christian Hunter said the group will benefit from having such an experienced and community-focused retailer in its ranks.

He told Travel Today earlier this month that Travellers Choice was not targeting JTG agents and would expand through word of mouth rather than drawing up a hit list of prospective members.

Pictured is the team from Harveys Travel & Cruise, Bundaberg. Back row from left: Christine Bloomer, Heather Galley, Caroline Travers and Bianca Barron. Front row from left: Lisa Dent, Jenny Gregg and Tracey Kelly.

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