TravelManagers’ personal travel manager, Annalize Troost, representative for West Pennant Hills has reason to celebrate. Troost donated an Avalon European River Cruise for a couple and arranged for two Qatar Airways business class tickets to Europe, which collectively raised $23,000 at this year’s MonSTaR Foundation’s ten year Anniversary Ball, a fundraiser for motor neurone disease.
“Having the ability to give back within my community is hugely important to me. Sponsoring the MonSTaR Golf PRO AM event at Pennant Hills has just been the beginning of my support of community and charity events. Knowing that I can help raise funds for such a well deserving charity like MonSTaR through my relationships, experience and expertise is incredibly rewarding,” says Troost.
Personal Travel Manager Annalize Troost with from left to right, Kelly O’Connor, Avalon Waterways; Stella Vlahos, Qatar Airways and Walter Nand, Globus Tours at MonSTaR’s charity fundraising ball
Troost’s relationship with the MonSTaR Foundation began through networking opportunities.
“Mark Golding who runs the charity golf day to raise funds and awareness for supporting sufferers of motor neurone disease happened to win a prize I donated as part of my golf hole sponsorship. From this opportunity I am now the sole retail partner providing travel prizes for the annual MonSTaR charity Black Tie fund raising Ball. This is the value of networking, opportunities will come.”
The support Troost has received for the MonSTaR charity event from sponsors has been overwhelming.
“The total amount raised from the evening was $440,000 which will go to benefit those living with motor neurone disease and working on its cure, as well as supporting educational programmes for children living with disabilities. I can’t thank Globus Family of Brands and Qatar Airways enough for their support in assisting with the travel auction items.”
The Avalon River Cruise along with Qatar Airways Business Class tickets to Europe raises $23,000 for motor neurone disease
Being a TravelManagers’ personal travel manager opens the doors to so many possibilities.
“I pride myself on providing more than just a travel service to my clients. Being a personal travel manager allows me the flexibility to not only manage my clients travel arrangements but I also have the ability to support local charity events that raise awareness and funds for worthwhile causes. This is what I believe is adding value to my clients and provides valuable networking and business opportunities,” says Troost.
TravelManagers has a strong culture of giving back to communities.
“We congratulate Annalize for her work within the local Pennant Hills community. Her genuineness, proactive and thinking outside the box approach, is an inspiration to all personal travel managers and further demonstrates the flexibility of TravelManagers willingness to encourage and support community involvement,” says Michael Gazal, TravelManagers Executive General Manager.
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