Wholesalers

Excite Holiday’s sales team wraps up huge year in Athens

It’s been a big year for Excite Holidays.

Not only did they take out our coveted Wholesaler of the Year award at the Australian Travel Awards AND the Employer of Choice award at the NSW Business Chamber State Awards, but they were also honoured at the annual Chairman’s Circle Honours Awards in Denver Colorado!

See also: “We are never settled. Always looking to challenge the status quo”: Excite Holidays

Their global sales team from Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Canada have wrapped up their blockbuster year at the annual global sales conference in Athens, Greece.

Coming together for a week’s worth of workshops and meetings, the team reviewed their huge year before looking ahead to strategies for 2019.

The team also had an opportunity to see some of the new system features and new product lines that will be introduced throughout 2019.

The sales team was also bolstered with a new hire to service Greek travel agents from early 2019, adding Greece to an ever-expanding list of global markets serviced by the wholesaler.

“The conference was a great opportunity for the team to spend time with their colleagues in Athens who man our 24/7 global agent support, our product contracting managers and content specialists,” Andrew Yell, General Manager of Global Sales, Product Contracting and Operations said.

“A time to exchange ideas and best practice as a global agents-only wholesaler”

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Destinations

Northern Territory’s border measures to remain for “at least” 18 months, says Chief Minister

Were you lining up a Christmas jaunt to the Top End for your clients in the hope that the NT’s border restrictions will be relaxed by then? Well, beware of this deflating news.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Two key players shielded from Ruby Princess inquiry

The special inquiry into Ruby Princess will have to report without being able to question two key federal officers who helped clear the cruise ship.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Aviation Wrap: Qantas’ $72m achievement, new solar farm to power all Melbourne Airport terminals + MORE

This week’s Aviation Wrap can be compared to an Airbus A380 at full capacity, meaning it’s jam-packed full of news and updates.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

STUDY: Cashed-up consumers, not JobKeeper, key to Australia’s tourism recovery

For an enhanced reading experience, we recommend glazing over this research while listening to Shirley Bassey’s classic hit “Big Spender”.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Norwegian confident of withstanding “scenario of prolonged voyage suspensions” despite $997m loss

by Huntley Mitchell

CEO Frank Del Rio remains upbeat about the future of the cruise company, which swung to a big loss in the second quarter of 2020.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Woman detained at airport with husband’s bones in her suitcase

Airport authorities were left spooked, to say the least, after discovering human remains in a woman’s suitcase while she was travelling through Germany.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

G Adventures releases new private ‘bubble’ collection

Are your clients keen on small-group tours but not so keen on fraternising with strangers during a global pandemic? G Adventures has the answer.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

Flight Centre snaps up AI-based travel platform

The travel giant has gone shopping and found itself a San Francisco-based travel platform that specialises in personalisation through artificial intelligence.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Hilton takes $603 million hit in Q2

by Huntley Mitchell

On the plus side, Hilton’s president and CEO reckons the company is seeing an uptick in occupancy.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Tourism Australia forms regional partnership with Virtuoso

Tourism Australia is going after cashed-up domestic and Kiwi travellers, and has enlisted the help of the luxe agent network to capture them.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

At least 18 dead in Indian plane crash

The Boeing 737 overshot the runway and skidded into a valley, breaking in two while trying to land in torrential rain.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

Accor sinks to $2.5 billion loss in first six months of 2020

by Huntley Mitchell

As was to be expected, the first six months of the year have not been kind to Accor.

Share

CommentComments