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TravelManagers agent books first Crooked Compass $9,000 lunch

One of TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) has just become the first travel agent to book a client on one of Crooked Compass’ $9,000 lunches.

Upon seeing the success of Qantas’ Flight to Nowhere, Crooked Compass founder Lisa Pagotto decided to launch the ‘Lunch Club’ concept, where clients are flown to the most remote and beautiful parts of the country for as long as 10 days, or just for a lunchtime jaunt.

PTM Tanya Tyler, who has been with TravelManagers for eight years and is based at Riverview in NSW, became the first travel agent ever to have booked a client on one of the trips.

“I think it’s such a fabulous idea that you can simply hop on a plane and go somewhere special for the day, so I put it out to my clients on social media and within days I had my first booking,” she said.

Image credit: Lindsay Moller Photography

There are four Lunch Club itineraries on offer, but Tyler’s client opted to work with her to create a bespoke lunch experience.

“They even offer a concierge service so that you can tailor an experience that’s just right for your clients,” Tyler said.

“Many clients are really missing their holidays this year, and the Lunch Club concept is an excuse for them to do something a little bit special.

“Many of the experiences would not be able to be coordinated by independent travellers doing it for themselves, so it’s great that Crooked Compass makes it all so easy.”

Tyler said she is hopeful that the Lunch Club experiences will appeal to more of her high-end clients and to those looking for something special to mark a big occasion.

“Personally, I’d love to treat myself to lunch on Whitehaven Beach, but as this departs from Brisbane, I’m going to have to wait a bit longer,” she said.


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