Events round-up: Skål International Chrissy lunch, Brand USA webinar, A&K winner revealed + more!

Events round-up: Skål International Chrissy lunch, Brand USA webinar, A&K winner revealed + more!

Find out the who, what and where of all things travel in our handy round-up of industry happenings.

Skål International Perth to host Christmas lunch at Empire Bar 

Skål International Perth will host a special December Christmas Lunch – @ Empire Bar open to all travel and tourism industry folk in WA or those visiting the state.

The lunch will be held from 12.00pm on Thursday 8 December and will include a two-course lunch and drink on arrival.

Tickets are available HERE and priced from $89 for guests, $75 for Skål International members and $49 for Young Skål members.

Brand USA to host Native America webinar 

Brand USA will host an agent webinar on 30 November at  10am AEDT / 12pm NZDT featuring the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association.

Attendees will learn more about Native American experiences across the US during Native American History Month during a one-hour update that will feature a comprehensive destination and product overview from representatives from the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, as well as a resources update from Brand USA.

Register HERE.

A&K reveals winner of agent survey prize

A&K Survey Winner Tracy from U Can Go Travel in Maroochydore

Tracy from U Can Go Travel in Maroochydore was at the airport about to board a flight for Hawaii, when she received the news that she had won a $500 pre-paid Visa card from Abercrombie & Kent’s recent agent survey.

Abercrombie & Kent’s survey sought to find out how agents viewed their brand and products, and how to better support them to grow their A&K business. All who took the survey went into the draw to win a $500 pre-paid Visa card.

TravelManagers hit Vegas for Signature conference 

Shannon Garret (centre), Signature’s senior director of member engagement, MC’ed the event

TravelManagers’ chief operations officer and operations manager (Grant Campbell and Troy Coelho, respectively), recently attended Signature Travel Network’s Annual Conference, which brought together more than 2000 global delegates and representatives from more than 540 suppliers at The Venetian Resort in Las Vegas.

The three-day event, which comes as TravelManagers approaches the first anniversary of its partnership with the luxury travel brand, included a two-day supplier trade show, thought-provoking presentations from keynote speakers and opportunities for Campbell and Coelho to take private meetings with key members of Signature’s senior management team, including with Signature’s president and CEO, Alex Sharpe, and vice president of member engagement, Kimberly Waters.

The theme for Signature’s annual conference was “Together,” which by coincidence or serendipity mirrored the theme of TravelManagers’ annual national conference, which took place in Sydney in September.

Regent Seven Seas celebrates with Art Gallery of NSW

Regent Seven Seas Cruises senior management team at the Art Gallery event- Steve Odell (senior VP Asia Pacific) Lisa Pile (VP and GM, RSSC) Matt Vince (director of marketing, RSSC) and Diana Jiang (marketing executive, RSSC)

The Art Gallery Society of NSW end of year celebration took place over the weekend with proud partner Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) sponsoring the event.

Regent’s senior management team joined 270 guests gathered for the evening at the Art Gallery, with one lucky guest winning a gourmet lunch for four people on board Seven Seas Explorer, plus a tour of the ship when she docks in Sydney for the first time on 29 December.

Virtuoso hosts On Tour events 

Gold Coast- Phil Snow, Karen Birch, Greg Solomon, Liza Afonso, JoLee Gallagher and Debbie Schofield from Main Beach Travel wtih Jen Pagett Virtuoso and Shelley Martin Uniworld

Last week, Virtuoso held On Tour events in Sydney on 8 November; Gold Coast on 9 November; and Melbourne on 10 November, at which 18 of their luxury ocean, river and expedition cruise partners were showcased to over 350 Virtuoso advisors.

Virtuoso also ventured across the ditch to New Zealand to connect with advisors and preferred partners in Auckland at a Virtuoso Connects event on Monday, 14 November.

This series wraps up Virtuoso’s robust event schedule for the year, which comprised 17 in-person events around Australia and New Zealand. These constructive events facilitated over 26,000 connections between advisors and preferred partners, including events in Adelaide and Auckland for the first time since the pandemic.

A-ROSA team celebrates on SENA 

All shore-based employees were invited to the team event on board the A-ROSA SENA

Last weekend all A-ROSA employees from the Rostock (Germany), Chur (Switzerland) and Cardiff (UK) offices were invited to an employee event on board the new A-ROSA SENA.

Over 130 employees took part in the three-day trip from Cologne to Dutch Nijmegen. Various workshops and an interactive ship tour took place on board, allowing colleagues to network and socialize. The highlights of the trip included the gala dinner on Saturday evening and various entertaining guest artists.

1000 Mile Travel Group comes together in Queenstown

The team enjoying wine tasting in the Central Otago with Nigel Hobbs from Altitude Tours and Black ZQN

In early November, eight of 1000 Mile Travel Group’s top-achieving Experts from around Australia joined CEO, Ben Ross and business partnerships and development manager, Veronica Curran for an action-packed six days in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Sponsored by Destination Queenstown, Altitude Tours, Black ZQN, KJet and Stay South, the near weeklong adventure provided 1000 Mile Travel Group’s Experts Kerri Ann Coleman, Kurt Hufer, Nick Anderson, Dave Burt, Jo Houston, Tanya Vaz, Megan Stanley, and Ivona Siniarska with a chance to connect with one another and share their expertise, while enjoying some of the best and most luxurious activities Queenstown had to offer.


Featured image: CEO Ben Ross and Expert Kurt Hufer and Nick Anderson get ready to bungee jump

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