Industry heavyweights Justin Smythe and Jenny Bevan will lead the company’s growth plans in New South Wales and Queensland respectively, covering the entire suite of McLachlan Tours’ brands: Battlefield Tours; Amras Cruises; Discover Asia; and McLachlan Experiences.
Peter Smith, Jenny Bevan, Mat McLachlan and Justin Smythe
Commenting on the appointments, McLachlan Tours’ General Manager Peter Smith said: “We’ve excited to announce these recent appointments which will drive our continued growth following our well attended commemorative centenary tours to Gallipoli together with plans for tours to coincide with other key battle anniversaries over the next four years, including the Battle of Fromelles and Pozieres in 2016, Bullecourt and Passchendaele in 2017, Anzac Day 2018 marking 100 years since the battle of the recapture of Villers-Bretonneux, and Remembrance Day 2018 – which will mark a century since the end of World War I”.
Beyond battlefield tourism, Mr Smith noted the company’s European cruising division is going from strength to strength as a result of McLachlan Tours’ partnership with luxury cruise company Amras. “Amras’ river cruising program is introducing a new breed of all-inclusive luxury travel to the Australian market, in an appealing price bracket, and Justin and Jenny will be instrumental in bringing these exciting new travel opportunities to Australia’s cruise-mad market,” added Mr Smith.
Justin brings significant relevant experience to the NSW role having operated his own business representing tour operators, cruise lines and wholesalers to the travel industry. Prior to that he held a pivotal business development and sales role with the cruise team at Harvey’s Choice Holidays in Sydney.
With more than 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, Jenny has a strong business development track record and trade contact book having run her own sales representation company for the past 14 years representing a range of airline and wholesales clients.
To complement its growing national team, McLachlan Tours is seeking a multi-line BDM based in Melbourne to identify and expand opportunities in Victoria.
McLachlan Tours’ latest Battlefields brochure, outlining forthcoming tours and packages, will be distributed this week.
McLachlan Tours is fully accredited with the AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) and members of the Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) and Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). McLachlan Tours can customise itineraries for travellers with peace of mind and quality underpinned by the knowledge and expertise of more than 30 years in the Australian travel industry.
For more information on McLachlan Tours’ new European river cruise offering as the sole Australian distributor of acclaimed Amras Cruises and to see where its itineraries may take you this European summer, please visit www.amrascruises.com.au
For further information on Mat McLachlan Battlefield Tours, including Gallipoli and other upcoming tours, please visit www.battlefields.com.au