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Winner Pictures: Travel agents shine at Scenic gala

Daisy Melwani

Scenic’s annual “Night of Stars” was held on Saturday, awarding its top travel agents in Aus and NZ.

Some 240 travel agents packed the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in a bid to take home a trophy, as well as peer recognition as being the top in the tour and cruise selling game.

Channel 9’s Steve Jacobs was MC for the fourth year running, but new this year was an award to the top office in Canberra, which previously came under NSW.

The eight office awards was in addition to five national awards – top home based travel agency, top online travel agency (also a new award), top single location agency, and the top consultants in Australia and New Zealand.

2016 Diamond Award Winners
2016 Diamond Award Winners

“A huge congratulations to all our winners, they have all worked so hard over the past year promoting and selling our ever expanding product range,” Aleisha Fittler, Executive General Manager said.

Fourteen agents were also awarded Diamond status for 2016 as part of Scenic’s elite agent program including three new agents – American Express Travel, Escape Travel Mount Hutton and helloworld Miranda.

 

Winners included:

Top office VIC Awards

First place – Ballarat Travel and Cruise

Second place – helloworld Lower Templestowe

Third place – Wings Away Travel

 

Top office NSW Awards

First place – helloworld Miranda

Second place – Escape Travel Toronto

Third place – helloworld Winston Hills

 

Top office WA Awards

First place – Bicton Travel

Second place – Sorrento Quay Travel & Cruise Centre

Third place – Tour De Force Travel

 

Top office QLD Awards

First place – helloworld Strathpine

Second place – Escape Travel Rockhampton

Third place – Discover Travel & Cruise The Gap

 

Top office SA Awards

First place – Phil Hoffmann Travel Glenelg

Second place – Travel and Cruise Professionals

Third place – helloworld Marion

 

Top office ACT Awards

First place – Weston Cruise & Travel

Top office TAS Awards

First place – Andrew Jones Travel Hobart

Top office NZ Awards

First place – YOU Travel Westgate

National Awards – Home Based

First place – Travel Managers

National Awards – Online Travel Agency

First place – Our Vacation Centre

National Awards – Single Location

First place – Weston Cruise & Travel

Second place – helloworld Miranda

Third place – helloworld Strathpine

Top Consultant National Awards – Australia

First place – Kylie Cameron – helloworld Miranda

Second place – Deborah Long – Weston Cruise & Travel

Third place – Kim Adcock – Sylvania Travel & Cruise

Top Consultant National Awards – New Zealand

First place – Lesley Johns – YOU Travel Westgate

Steve Jacobs MC
Steve Jacobs MC
1st Place National Home Based, Travel Managers, Sandra Reucker, Tanyu Cilek, Jodie Banbury
1st Place National Home Based, Travel Managers, Sandra Reucker, Tanyu Cilek, Jodie Banbury
VIC 2nd Place, Kris Rowe, helloworld Lower Templestowe
VIC 2nd Place, Kris Rowe, helloworld Lower Templestowe
NSW 2nd Place, Adam and Fiona Pearson, Angela Jenkins, Vicki Disselkoen, Escape Travel Toronto
NSW 2nd Place, Adam and Fiona Pearson, Angela Jenkins, Vicki Disselkoen, Escape Travel Toronto
National Single Location 2nd Place, Kylie Cameron, Gada Selim, Ann Thornburn - Rann, Kris Obrien, Sharon Nelson, helloworld Miranda
National Single Location 2nd Place, Kylie Cameron, Gada Selim, Ann Thornburn – Rann, Kris Obrien, Sharon Nelson, helloworld Miranda
Travel agents on the white carpet
Travel agents on the white carpet
NSW 3rd Place, Mel Steadman, Scott McGlynn , Luke Kokotovich helloworld Winston
NSW 3rd Place, Mel Steadman, Scott McGlynn , Luke Kokotovich helloworld Winston
Sam & Rose Torrisi, helloworld Brookside with Scenic Sales Manager Leanne Willmot
Sam & Rose Torrisi, helloworld Brookside with Scenic Sales Manager Leanne Willmot
1st Place National Online, John Williams, Our Vacation Centre
1st Place National Online, John Williams, Our Vacation Centre
Steve Jacobs MC
Steve Jacobs MC

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