There were plenty of Cinderella’s in the crowd, and even a couple of Prince Charming’s made the effort to dress up at the Magellan Travel Group masquerade themed gala awards night, a suitable close for a successful AGM.
At a ratio of 50/50 Magellan members to suppliers, the 300-strong crowd agreed the night was a roaring success, but the winners undoubtedly had the most reason to celebrate.
The evening, sponsored by Qantas Airways and The Travel Corporation, included awards for Magellan top sellers for specific supplier awards, as well as Magellan’s own achievement and recognition awards for its members.
WA’s Champagne Travel agent Brooke Crees was named Rookie of the Year, while Diane Rawlings of where2travel in VIC took home the coveted gong of Leisure Travel Consultant of the Year. NWS Spencer Travel Group, Belinda Ward was awarded Corporate Travel Consultant of the Year.
Aside from the honours, the three will travel with Magellan CEO Andrew Macfarlane and GA’s Ian Murton to Bali for a luxury six-star long weekend getaway courtesy of Garuda Indonesia and Garuda Orient Holidays.
Winners of the supplier awards included:
Insight Vacations – Crandon Keddie, Cathie Rice Travel
Air NZ – Kay Franklin, The Travel Agency
Traflagar – Liesl Visage, Benalla Travel
APT – Jenny Kater, Coopers Travel