To say TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Kathy Myatt had an exciting start upon joining the company, really is quite an understatement.
Myatt, the Queensland based representative for Karalee, attended her first business function the Tauck World Discovery brochure launch a couple of weeks after joining TravelManagers, and this is where the story begins.
Following the brochure launch presentation Tauck did a prize draw for a European river cruise. Myatt hadn’t given a second thought when she was asked for her business card on arrival but was excited to think one of her colleagues had won the major prize, when a TravelManagers personal travel manager was called out as being the winner. The winner of a European river cruise for two was Myatt herself.
TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Kathy Myatt prepares to board MS Inspire for a seven night Tauck cruise adventure exploring Switzerland, France and Amsterdam
“Being my first TravelManagers’ outing I was eager to meet and chat with my new colleagues. Everyone was so welcoming and I was enjoying having a wine when I heard TravelManagers being called out. Excitedly I said to those around me ‘it could be you, how exciting’, never believing in my wildest dreams it was me, even when they called my name out! I had to ask someone standing next to me to pinch me,” laughs Myatt.
Myatt and her husband have recently returned from enjoying the ‘Romantic Rhine – Basel to Amsterdam’ river cruise prize and she cannot speak highly enough about their experience.
“We had the most wonderful time. The cruise directors and every member of the crew were so accommodating, you could tell they truly cared about their guests. From the overall opulence of the ship, first class facilities and five star meals to the interesting shore excursions provided, every day was magical. One day the chef went on shore returning to whip up afternoon tea from local delights she had purchased. It’s the little things and extra touches that make the experience such an incredible and memorable one.”
TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Kathy Myatt catches the sun aboard Tauck river cruise MS Inspire
The passion Tauck has for its products and genuine service resonated well with Myatt.
“I experienced this sincerity of service first hand, the staff bend over backwards to please, it doesn’t matter whether you were a high flyer, travel consultant or someone who saved for their holiday of a lifetime, everyone got the same five-star treatment. This is the same philosophy I have as a personal travel manager, to ensure all of my clients get unparalleled service and experience.”
Myatt believes the cruise offers extremely good value for money for clients.
“Everything except personal items and optional services are included in the cruise price so clients don’t need to worry about a large bill at the end of their holiday. I managed to get through the entire cocktail list and enjoyed a fair few cookies and specialty coffees which my waistline will attest to,” says Myatt with a smile.
Personal travel manager Kathy Myatt enjoys the beauty of The Rhine from the outside deck aboard Tauck river cruise MS Inspire
Tauck, through Travel the World’s representation, is a long established TravelManagers’ partner supplier.
“We have worked with Tauck for many years and we are thrilled the company has recently invested in a direct presence for the Australian market with the opening of a Sydney office. Our personal travel managers gain huge value from having one-on-one time with the suppliers, which is why these type of product updates and on the ground representation works so well,” says Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager.
Sharon Hando from Tauck knows personal experience is the only way to truly sell a product with confidence.
“We were thrilled to reward one personal travel manager with an opportunity to experience one of our river cruising products for themselves, knowing they would become an even more passionate supporter. We love working with TravelManagers’ personal travel managers and look forward to an ever closer relationship now we have representation on the ground in Australia that really shows our commitment to this growing market.”
For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.