Personal Travel Manager Wins Place on American Airlines’ Incentive Famil to Los Angeles OR Personal Travel Manager Surprised and Delighted by Los Angeles Famil
A self-confessed USA expert, New South Wales personal travel manager Louise McCarthy, representative for Castle Hill was excited to discover a new and exciting destination in Huntington Beach, on her recent CT Partners’ incentive famil to Los Angeles hosted by American Airlines, Qantas Airways and Hyatt.
“Los Angeles is a destination I know well, with many of my family orientated clients travelling there in recent years. This famil allowed me the opportunity to explore a few areas I hadn’t been to before. I was most impressed with Huntington Beach. It’s about an hour south of Los Angeles on the coast and what a surprise – the beaches are beautiful. It is also only a half-hour drive to Disneyland so is a great alternative to staying in Anaheim. I can highly recommend the Hyatt Huntington Beach and in the summer, the hotel runs a shuttle service to Disneyland so you can enjoy the theme parks as well as the beach – I am confident most Aussies would love having the best of both worlds.”
Personal travel manager Louise McCarthy looking the part on the Friends Set at Warner Brothers Studios
McCarthy earned her place on the famil by achieving the highest revenue sales growth as part of a CT Partners’ incentive, to celebrate the commencement of American Airlines flying from Los Angeles to Sydney.
“We are very proud that Louise earned her place on the American Airlines famil through top sales growth. It really shows the strength of TravelManagers’ sales volumes and the value home-based personal travel managers have within the industry,” says TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager, Michael Gazal.
Participants on the seven-night famil, had the opportunity to fly to Los Angeles on American Airlines and return on partner Airline Qantas Airways.
“We were lucky enough to experience American Airlines’ ‘Economy Plus’ seats. The extra leg room was a lovely advantage and I can highly recommend this to clients as it made the thirteen hour journey most comfortable.”
The first stop on the famil was Hollywood.
“We stayed at Hyatt’s Andaz West Hollywood right on Sunset Boulevard which is a great location to explore the area. Not to waste any time, I headed straight to Warner Brothers Studios where I had a great afternoon touring the Sets and seeing how movies are made!”
A visit to Los Angeles wouldn’t be complete without a day at Disneyland.
Personal travel manager Louise McCarthy (left) and Nikki Kennedy, Pulse Travel enjoy the magical kingdom of Disneyland
“No matter what your age, you can’t help but have fun at Disneyland. It really is a compulsory must do for everybody travelling to Los Angeles on holiday.”
Shopping at the Citadel outlets provided another great new experience for McCarthy.
“Karmel Shuttle offer a fantastic new tour for Australians looking to make the most of their last day in Los Angeles before flying home in the evening. They pick you up at your hotel with your entire luggage, take you to the Citadel outlets where you have access to their VIP room. They even store your luggage while you head out shopping. The VIP room provides snacks, drinks, a lounge area and lovely bathrooms where you can rest, change and repack your bags with all your new shopping purchases, before being taken straight to the airport.”
Personal travel manager recommends Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach – a great alternative to an Anaheim stay
The ability to share her personal experiences with clients is important to McCarthy.
“Having direct access to suppliers and being able to soak up all their local knowledge makes such a difference to the sort of experience I’m able to put together for my clients. We enjoyed an evening event hosted by Hyatt Regency Orange County, a hotel I use regularly for my clients staying in Anaheim. It was wonderful to meet the new sales manager and create that personal bond. As a result I can now provide my first hand tips and experience for places to eat, where to shop and must do activities, I’m confident I can give my clients accurate and up to date information. It’s these personal recommendations that make all the difference.”
McCarthy attributes the behind-the-scenes support received from TravelManagers giving her the freedom to go above and beyond for her clients.
“The support I receive from my local business partnership manager, access to support from the national partnership office combined with TravelManagers’ collective buying power and increasing sales volumes gives me peace of mind that my customers will receive competitive pricing. This gives me the confidence to focus on sharing my firsthand knowledge and travel tips in designing an itinerary that I know will make their travel the absolute best it can be.”
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