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Octogenarian Celebrates 58 Years In The Travel Industry

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Defying the political debate about retirement ages, Max Kingston, who started his career at the Bank of New South Wales Travel Service in Sydney in 1956, celebrated his 80th birthday at the weekend with “young” friends and fellow Skalleagues.

Max who is still working in the industry as Sales and Marketing Manager for Budget Rentals NSW, has been a leading light in the International SKAL network, having held many senior positions in the worldwide organisation including World President of SKAL in 1992 and Honorary President of Sydney SKAL since 1993.

With postings in London, Fiji, New Zealand, New Guinea, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, aboard Orient Line ships and Sydney, Max is an example of how a career in travel can show you the world …….and retirement at 65 is not essential.

Pictured with various generations of travel and SKAL friends at the weekend were:

L to R:

Brian Deeson, Nathalie Deeson, Phil Fogg, Pam Fogg, Carol Heather, Max Kingston, Janet Sayer, Mike Marsh, Peter Kessler, Sue Marsh. (The younger generation Andrew and Angela Deeson in the foreground, no doubt also have plans for a future in the travel industry, given the heritage of their parents and grandparents in the hospitality and airline industries.)

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