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September 12, 2017 Headline News No Comments Email Email

Alongside TravelManagers’ 10th annual national conference in Darwin over the weekend, suppliers ran a well-attended trade show giving latest details on programs coming up in 2018 – and personal travel managers (PTMs) got to enjoy some fun social events, complete with some striking local reptiles.

There were hundreds of great photos, posted on Instagram by conference delegates and viewable here. TravelManagers is releasing a 2018 calendar, with all 12 images shot by PTMs on their travels. The conference was given a sneak preview and the photos were exceptional.

Speaking of Instagram, one of four workshops at the conference was titled Using Instagram to grow your business. Lauren Bath, Australia’s first professional Instagrammer, told PTMs her story, what Instagram is and why agents should be using it as part of their marketing.

Gillian (GiGee) Hayward, Hawaiian Airlines National Business Development Manager

Other workshops included one on the relaunch of the Travel With Kidz accreditation program, conducted by Janeece Keller, founder and chief executive of the online information platform

Cassi Tormey, Tanyu Cilek, Kellie Browning, Despina Madden and Alison Banks delivered tips, tricks and best practice for increasing yield. And Eugene Tartakovski from Centrix gave a session dedicated to everything IT: future trends and tips on what to look out for in the market.

After those, everyone headed for the ONE party at Pee Wee’s at the Point, where they met a lot of fun people and some engaging reptiles.

Hello Crocodile #darwin #tm2017drw #travelbytmalyssa #travelmanagersaustralia

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Australian wildlife up close and personal #tm2017drw #travelmanagersaustralia #travel #darwin #nttourism

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Suppliers represented at the trade show included: Air New Zealand, Allianz Worldwide Partners, Amadeus, ANZCRO, APT Travel Group, Back-Roads Touring, Chimu Adventures, Club Med, Collette, Cox and Kings, Voyages to Antiquity, American Queen Steamboat Company, Crystal Cruises, Discover Los Angeles & Universal Studios Hollywood, DriveAway Holidays, Ensemble Travel & Beyond Travel & SKIMAX Holidays, Entire Travel Connection, Etihad Airways, Excite Holidays, G-Adventures, Globus Family of Brands, Grand Pacific Tours, Great Southern Rail, Greece and Mediterranean Travel, Hawaiian Airlines/Hawaiian Tourism Oceania, Hoot Holidays,

Rail Plus International Rail Specialists spread the word!

Intrepid Group, Kuoni Group Travel Experts, Malaysia Airlines, MSC Cruises, nzsidekick, On The Go Tours, Qantas, Qantas Holidays/Sunlover Holidays, Rail Plus, Royal Caribbean, Cuise Lines, Regent Seven Seas & Oceania Cruises & NCL, roomsXML Solutions, Rothschild Safaris, Scenic, Si Holidays, Singapore Airlines, Silversea Cruises, Switzerland Tourism, Total Holiday Options, Uniworld Boutique River Cruises & AAT Kings, United Airlines, Virgin Australia, Wendy Wu Tours and Worlds Leading Cruise Lines.

I hope I win a trip to LA #discoverla #tm2017drw #conference #darwin #topend #travelmanagers

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Written by Peter Needham

Birgit Weingartner, Switzerland Tourism Marketing Executive Australia and New Zealand

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