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Agent wrap: Agents say G’day to LA, win a trip to New York state + MORE!

If you’re not marching in the climate strike today, you may as well make use of your time in the office by checking out the latest famils and events.

‘Vor-tunate’ MTA Advisers undergo Viking River Cruises training

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Pictured, with some of them making a spectacle of themselves, the Western Australia-based MTA- Mobile Travel Agents team who participated in the recent Viking River Cruises ‘Viking Vor’ training program taking place in Perth.

They are front row (from left to right) Kat Stewart-Robinson, Maria Lombardi, Pauline Haldane, Debra Johnston and Val Burman.

Back row, Tanya Brown, Linda Kiernander, Craig Thomas and Carine Boost.

The ‘Viking Vor’ program gets its name from Vör the Viking goddess of wisdom who has been adopted as the namesake for the cruise company’s agent training program.

Viva Holidays say G’day in LA

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Viva Holidays recently hosted a group of agents on a Los Angeles & Santa Monica famil in conjunction with Fiji Airways & Bonotel.

The group enjoyed a variety of activities showcasing all LA has on offer.  Some of the highlights included Universal Studios, bike riding along the beachfront at Santa Monica/Venice Beach, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and finishing with a day at the Citadel Outlets for some discount shopping time!

Kimberley turns on the charm for TravelManagers PTMs

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When the sun set on TravelManagers’ annual National Conference in Perth recently, most of the attending personal travel managers (PTMs) were packing their bags, ready to head to their home towns and eager to put into practice all that they had learned over the preceding three days. For thirteen PTMs however, this would have to wait: first, a much-anticipated visit to the Kimberley region awaited.

The thirteen PTMs (two of them accompanied by their partners) were taking part in a five-day famil hosted by APT and offered as part of the pre- and post-conference programme. They were accompanied by APT’s Danielle Tosin and Lisa Gair (Business Development Coordinator – Head Office Melbourne and Business Development Manager – NSW, respectively).

For most of the participants, it was their first visit to this stunning northern most region of Western Australia.

Win a spot on a ‘fall colour’ famil to Upstate New York and Long Island

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I Love New York Australia is pleased to announce an exciting new incentive for Australian agents – become a New York State specialist and win one of six spots on a Best of Long Island and Upstate New York famil.

Taking place in late October, the intimate week-long famil will showcase the best of New York State’s wine and fine dining, pristine natural landscapes, quaint picturesque towns and thriving cultural and arts offerings; all set to the dramatic backdrop of the changing autumn colours (shown above).

The famil will visit a range of regions and towns, for the winning agents to explore what clients can discover no matter if they have time for short trip out of Manhattan to Long Island, or the luxury of a few days to experience Upstate New York.

The famil will run between Friday, 18 October 2019 – Sunday, 27 October 2019 (with one week on the ground, plus travel days), allowing agents to take in the State’s vibrant changing autumnal colours and the excitement of the pre-Halloween season.

Visit http://www.au.ilovenewyorktraining.com to complete the training modules (activity takes approximately 40 minutes total) and enter to win a spot on the famil. Entries are open from now until 5pm on Friday, 4 October 2019.

To submit an entry, agents must email a copy of their certificate of training completion to I Love New York’s Australian marketing representative, Ben Urquhart (ben.urquhart@gtitourism.com.au).

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