Travel Counsellor Elizabeth Keller recently joined a group of 10 travel agents and journalists on a five-night famil to Sabah, on the island of Borneo.
Over the five nights, the group was given an insight into the history behind the state and tourism opportunities that have developed over the past few years.
They visited a number of attractions that Borneo has to offer, giving them first-hand experience to pass on to customers.
“This was the first time I have been to Sabah and I can see why it has become such a popular holiday destination for many Australians,” Victorian-based Keller said.
“A highlight of the trip was a visit to Agnes Keith’s House, a historical museum where I learnt the story of this remarkable woman during WW2. I also enjoyed seeing Orang-utans at Sepilok Rehabilitation centre and Proboscis monkeys at Labuk Bay.”
Travel Counsellors aims to send its agents on a number of educational trips each year, with Jonathon Garrett from head office saying it is essential for agents to stay current.
“Familiarisation tours are a very important part of the on-going training and support we offer our agents,” Garrett said.
“It’s a great way to ensure our Travel Counsellors keep up-to-date on the destinations which they are selling to their customers.”