Travel Agents

Travel Counsellors’ annual conference goes virtual

After postponing its annual conference due to concerns of COVID-19, Travel Counsellors turned the event into a virtual celebration this year.

Regional managing director Kaylene Shuttlewood said that with the challenges faced by many business owners, it was more important than ever to bring about an alternative solution for the event, which many look forward to.

“The decision to shift our annual conference on to a digital platform was a way to bring together our global Travel Counsellors community in an unprecedented way and let them know, with the support of the Australian head office team and the wider business, we will come out of this together, stronger than ever,” she said.

The virtual event had Travel Counsellors agents across the country tuned in with cameras on, many of whom were gathered in each other’s homes, ready to celebrate an afternoon of motivational messages, milestones, and inspirational stories.

The overarching conference theme was ‘Moments That Matter’, which aimed to encouraged Travel Counsellors agents to reflect and speak about the memories they have made and the moments that mattered to them during their time running a home-based travel enterprise.

Image source: Travel Counsellors

Head office staff opened the conference with a song and dance number, enthusiastically lip-syncing to “Hold My Hand” by Jess Glynne, which was followed by heart-warming messages from the company’s supplier partners.

Milestones that were intended to be celebrated at an evening gala in Perth were acknowledged and commemorated for several Travel Counsellors members who celebrated their 10th year as a business owner and travel agent.

The company’s global sales director, Jim Eastwood, joined the conference with an uplifting message full of hope for the future.

“Green shoots are on the horizon,” he said.

“We are seeing a notable shift with more sales and enquiries being generated week-on-week for travel later this year and beyond. People are starting to look to the future.”

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Travel Agents

Helloworld CEO expects “dramatically reduced” competition will lead to boom time for agencies

by Huntley Mitchell

Andrew Burnes has some seriously good expectations for Helloworld agents, thanks to the lack of competition from rivals.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Visit Sunshine Coast unveils new brand tagline

It’s getting a new CEO, and now Visit Sunshine Coast has a new tagline, too. Rumour has it that the office biscuit tin is next in line for a shakeup.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

REVEALED: all the winners of the World Travel Awards

Find out the top destinations, hotels and airlines to add to your client’s post-COVID travel lists with this handy round-up of the best in travel for 2020.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

British Airways is flogging its onboard dining sets and bar carts just in time for Chrissy

Unlike Qantas, the airline is selling its bar carts empty, which leads us to believe they may have missed the point as to why passengers get excited when the bar cart comes around.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

CLIA calls for cruise ban to be replaced by multi-layered, gradual return to cruising

The Cruise Lines International Association has been busy making sure the government sticks to their plan of lifting the cruise ban by 17 December by suggesting a range of safety measures.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Intrepid launches cyber sale on 2021 Aussie and New Zealand trips

Slide into your clients DMs with these whopping savings so you can get their 2021 bookings in before the silly season is well and truly upon us.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

South Australia set to open its border to Victorians

It looks like ScoMo’s plan for domestic borders to be open by Chrissy is well on track, with the crow-eaters finally letting those from the Garden State back over their side of the fence.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Rob Thompson named Tourism Fiji’s acting CEO

While the search for Tourism Fiji’s next leader is well underway, the organisation has revealed who will be keeping the CEO’s seat warm.

Share

CommentComments

Technology

WORLD FIRST: Aeronology to launch independent full-service platform for mobile travel agents

Are you a mobile agent in the market for a new platform to help you rebound your business with ease? This travel tech company has got your back.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Global travel association brings another back from the dead (well, sort of)

Utterly confused by this story’s headline? Click ahead to minimise your bewilderment.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agents now required to collect passenger information for COVID-safe travel

The government has finally recognised the crucial role agents can play in COVID tracing with this new measure.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Silversea to show off biggest-ever itinerary release with exclusive webinar

The ultra-luxury cruise line’s sales team have been sharpening their webinar presentation skills in anticipation of this exclusive event.

Share

CommentComments