For many, Club Med conjures up images of sun, sand and beach holidays however as personal travel manager Lesley Cavill discovers, Club Med also provides the easiest ski holiday ever.
Cavill, representative for Mosman Park in Western Australia recently experienced a ten-night ski famil to Switzerland, courtesy of Club Med Villars-sur-Ollon and Cathay Pacific.
One day in Paris – TravelManagers’ personal travel manager Lesley Cavill must do’s include a visit to the Eiffel Tower
“It’s not every day you learn to ski in the Swiss Alps and I certainly made the most of Club Med’s huge range of activities and really got involved! Club Med provided all of the ski equipment hire, and we had an amazing ski instructor Tamara who was with us every step of the way. She started with the basics and was really patient and supportive as we tackled the slopes during our lessons. There were plenty of laughs, tumbles and falls, but it was a great sense of personal accomplishment when I finished a run still upright!”
Personal travel manager Lesley Cavill learns to ski under the watchful eye of trainer Tamara
Club Med with its all-inclusive concept offers a unique holiday experience.
“With all of your meals, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including cocktails, entertainment and sporting activities included in the cost, it really does provide an easy and carefree way to holiday.”
For Cavill, a standout memory was sitting in a deck chair in the snow enjoying mulled wine and hot soup.
Viva La France – the famil group all smiles at the base of France’s most famous monument. Back row left to right: Scott Hosking (Cathay Pacific), Emily Scott (Flight Centre), Christine Ross-Davies (Attadale Travel), Lesley Cavill (TravelManagers), Luke Chittock (Amity Travel) Front row left to right: Erin Kramer (Club Med), Chelsea Wood (helloworld), Jody Testar (Flight Centre), Grace Price (Flight Centre), Tanya Lepidi (helloworld)
“I can highly recommend the Club Med exclusive High Altitude Restaurant located half way up the mountain. Enjoying our entrée reclining in a deck chair in the snow was hilarious. There is something about the snow that brings out your playful side. It was a truly magical experience.”
Making the most of the unique all-in-one Mountain Lift Pass and experiencing Switzerland just like a client would was the highlight for Cavill.
“Being able to share my extensive personal travel experience and product knowledge with my clients is an absolute priority for me. I simply loved that our Mountain Lift Pass allowed travel on the local trains. The ability to get out and experience local village life was fantastic and I really loved seeing the breathtaking snow-capped mountains in every direction as the train meandered through the slopes.”
A typical chalet located high in the village of Villars – just so Swiss and gorgeous!
The group flew from Australia with Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong to Paris. The group enjoyed one night in Paris before travelling by train to Lausanne followed by an hour and a quarter bus transfer to Villars-sur-Ollon.
“Our full day in Paris was wonderful. We walked from our hotel in Republique all the way along the River Seine to the Eiffel Tower. It was a clear sunny day and it was the perfect way take in all the sights and break up all the travelling.”
Club Med Villars-sur-Ollon a 1920’s elegant hotel located in the heart of the Swiss Alps
Cavill discovers Cathay Pacific offers a real commitment to service.
“Travelling on Cathay Pacific was an absolute pleasure. Having booked so many of my clients on the airline it was great to experience it for myself. The friendly crew provide unfaltering service which combined with modern entertainment systems gives me the confidence to continue recommending Cathay Pacific to my clients without hesitation.”
For more information or to speak to someone confidentially about TravelManagers please contact Suzanne Laister on 1800 019 599.
Deck chairs in the snow – only at Club Med!