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WorldVentures sets up shop in Australia

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WorldVentures, a lifestyle and travel membership company headquartered in Texas, has thrown the doors open to its first Australian office with a commencement event yesterday.

Founded in 2005, WorldVentures sells memberships to a set of lifestyle products such as unique customised holidays known as DreamTrips, value-added dining experiences and deals at hotels at members’ only prices. The company has over 500,000 members, a presence in 28 countries and Asia-Pacific offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and now Sydney. WorldVentures claimed revenues of more than $US560 in 2015 alone.

The Homebush-based Sydney office will seek to increase the company’s presence in the market, create local jobs and enable the company to facilitate more local, tailored DreamTrips holidays for its members, as well as provide space for its growing workforce and professional development requirements.

The new Australian office will also plan and expand membership benefits, which include an anticipated 250 DreamTrips planned around Australia in 2017. These trips will draw tourists from around the world, contributing to inbound tourism and delivering visitors to Australian destinations including Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Alice Springs and Margaret River.

“Australia is one of our fastest growing markets globally and is a strong area of focus for WorldVentures. Our new local headquarters opening is an important step as we continue this exciting phase of growth,” WorldVentures Senior Vice President of Global Sales and International Expansion, Kyle Lowe said.

“A WorldVentures office in Australia will help us to increase the number of Australian DreamTrips members will be able to enjoy, as well as better provide our local Independent Representatives with the support, mentorship and development that they require to build their businesses,” WorldVentures General Manager, Asia Pacific, Anthony Fitzgerald added.


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