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APT Travel Group recognises VIPs at unforgettable Gala Event

April 4, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

A fun-filled evening of anecdotes, dancing and awards has marked the APT Travel Group’s 90 year journey from suburban bus line to leading cruise and tour operator.

Dancers performing 1920s style numbers and stories from ATG owners the McGeary family were highlights of the glittering gala, which was held at Melbourne’s Regent Plaza Ballroom on Friday night.

Television personality Larry Emdur swung into action as surprise MC for the evening, entertaining guests including ATG Platinum and Diamond VIP members, ATG owners the McGeary family, Group Managing Director Chris Hall and the company’s executive, and industry and media partners.

Meanwhile APT ambassador and acclaimed chef Luke Nguyen presented the awards during a special ceremony to recognise ATG’s top performing VIP agents for 2016.

APT Travel Group Executive General Manager Sales & Marketing Debra Fox thanked VIP agents and industry partners for their help in making the evening a night to remember.

“It was great to see so many familiar faces, and some new ones, in Melbourne to help us celebrate what is a remarkable milestone,” she said.

“We also want congratulate our winning agents. Their passion for sharing our story with their clients continues to make a real difference for us.”

Weekend . Patrick Brammell is in Melbourne shooting Glitch before returning to LA on the Weekend. We need a strong vertical cover shot for the cover and a horizontal inside shot.
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Among the award winners, Helen Paulus from Geelong Travel was named ATG’s national Highest Selling Consultant 2016, having sold the highest dollar amount of APT and Travelmarvel product in the 2016 calendar year.

The national award for Highest Sales Revenue – Single Location Agency went to Geelong Travel, while the national award for Highest Revenue – Multi-location Agency went to Phil Hoffmann Travel.

The National Award for Highest Sales Revenue for an online agency went to Our Vacation Centre.

ATG Rising Star Awards, which were awarded to agencies who showed outstanding growth in sales in 2016, went to helloworld Mackay (QLD), St Ives Travel (NSW/ACT) Flight Centre Eastland (Vic/Tas) and helloworld Belmont (WA/SA/NT)

For more information about ATG’s VIP program contact the ATG Inside Sales team on Inside Sales on 1300 668 298 or see your local business development manager.

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