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Agent Wrap: agents treated to KURIOS performance, PTM hits Papua New Guinea + MORE!

Judging by the length of this wrap, you agents sure have been quiet lately. Well, as quiet as a bunch of jet-setting socialites can be.

Aussie agents score tickets to ‘KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities’ by Cirque du Soleil

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), in partnership with Viva Holidays, rewarded eight Queensland agents with a taste of the Entertainment Capital of the World – in their own backyard – with a spectacular performance of KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities.

The agents were selected for booking the most Las Vegas accommodation nights via Viva Holidays, throughout the incentive period (1 October to 15 December 2019), with bonus points awarded to those that included any one of Cirque du Soleil’s seven productions in Las Vegas.

Sunshine State agents aren’t the only lucky ones; Sydney’s top sellers also experienced the magic of Cirque du Soleil last October, and Melbourne agents are set to be amazed this coming March with incentive dates still open (18 November to 16 February). Twenty-four Australian agents in total will be selected for this incentive.

Personal travel manager experiences the heart of Papua New Guinea

TravelManagers’ Maria Pandalai recently returned from a very special famil to Papua New Guinea, hosted by Intrepid Travel.

Pandalai, who is representative for West End in Townsville, QLD, was one of just four travel professionals selected to take part in the famil.

The highlight of the famil itinerary was the Firedance Festival, which was held over two days in Vunga village, deep in the highlands of New Britain’s Gazelle Peninsula.

After a traditional Melanesian welcome ceremony with their hosts, the group were treated to a traditional ‘mumu’ lunch, then later in the evening, the fire-dance performances, which were to continue throughout the night.

School of St Jude founder to address MTA’s 20th-anniversary conference

Renowned Australian humanitarian, Gemma Sisia has been added to the speaker line up at the MTA ‘People, Purpose, Passion’ 20th-anniversary national conference in February.

The founder of the School of St Jude in Tanzania, Sisia will take time out from an official Australian visit to take part in the event being held at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove on the Gold Coast from 28 February to 1 March 2020.

Sisia joins Virtuoso CEO Matthew Upchurch Helloworld Travel CEO and managing director Andrew Burnes, high-profile TV presenter Allison Langdon and singer/songwriter Guy Sebastian.

Romantic Rhine at Christmas time

Last month, 14 Travel Associates advisers experienced a magical eight-day, festive-themed Romantic Rhine River Cruise hosted by Avalon Waterways National Account Manager Mitch Spencer.

Twelve of the Travel Associates guests were part of the business’s Cruise Boutique brand, launched in the second half of 2019.

The 14 Travel Associates agents and national marketing manager Adam Townson all experienced Avalon Waterways for the first time.

After taking off from Amsterdam, the crew sailed via Cologne, Koblenz, and Heidelberg in Germany via Strasbourg in northern France, and Breisach in Germany’s Black Forest before disembarking in Basel, Switzerland.

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