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Magellan celebrates best and brightest at 10th anniversary gala dinner awards

Magellan’s annual Travel Conference has wrapped up for the year, ending on a high note with their 10th-anniversary gala dinner!

But before they made it to the gala dinner, Friday’s conference proceedings kicked off with a business forum for members of Magellan’s corporate subgroup.

The breakfast meeting saw Magellan National Business Manager, Scott Darlow outline the positive progress Magellan has made in this field, address the challenges facing the corporate travel sector and facilitate an open discussion on topics of particular interest to corporate members.

Meanwhile, members participated in a Marketing and Demand Generating session, sponsored by Chimu Adventures, followed and focused on supporting members with new and enhanced marketing and demand generation tools.

Genesys Email Gurus presented members with the evolution of the Genesys Email platform which was initially launched to members at the 2017 conference. Further enhancements to the system will deliver integration of member’s email marketing activity with their Social Media platforms.

Fun with Delta VR at Travel Exchange
Fun with Delta VR at Travel Exchange

After lunch, members met with 78 of Magellan’s Preferred Partners at a business exchange, followed by a detailed report on Preferred Partners and the improved commercial agreements for Magellan members, presented by Magellan Commercial Manager, David Stafford, and Helloworld Travel’s Head of Commercial, Stan Scott.

APT team at Travel Exchange
APT team at Travel Exchange

The final session for the day provided members with an open forum opportunity to raise questions and discussion points with the Magellan head office team.

The final day wrapped up with the fabulous gala dinner, where members dressed up to the nines and celebrated their best and brightest for their efforts.

Here’s the list of winners:

Melissa Provaroni of Rheom Travel was awarded the Rising Star of the Year award.

3. Rising Star Of The Year Award

James Jang of Where2travel Malvern was awarded Leisure Travel Consultant of the Year.

Joanne Cranston of Maxims Travel was awarded Corporate Travel Consultant of the Year.

Dayne Byrne of Platinum Travel Corporation was awarded Specialist Consultant of the Year.

And the 2018 Loyalty Award was presented to both Blair Leslie of Mosman Travel and Tina Killeen of Spencer Travel.

Melissa, James, Joanne, Dayne, Blair and Tina will all enjoy a luxury all expenses paid trip flying Business class to California and will see them visiting San Francisco and beyond.

Sarah Szubanski Andrew Buerckner Maxine Wiggs
Sarah Szubanski Andrew Buerckner Maxine Wiggs

This luxury trip has been generously sponsored by Qantas Airways and Visit California and will be personally escorted by Magellan Travel’s General Manager, Andrew Macfarlane.

In closing the 110th-anniversary conference, Macfarlane acknowledged the Magellan founders, members, supplier partners and the Magellan team for the past decade.

Macfarlane’s closing comments emphasized that “the future for Magellan as part of Helloworld Travel Limited is brighter than ever.”

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