Travel Counsellor sees the appeal of an all-inclusive resort break thanks to Bali’s Club Med Nusa Dua
Melbourne-based Travel Counsellor Katie Griffin recently got to experience Bali’s Club Med Nusa Dua on a familiarisation tour and has returned with a newfound appreciation for all-inclusive resorts. Trading in her home in the Melbourne suburb of Bentleigh East for the balmy breezes and beach scene of Bali, Katie travelled to Bali with Garuda, then was transferred from the airport to the resort by a Club Med representative. Apart from getting to know the rooms, facilities, activities and eateries offered at the resort, Katie also had time to enjoy a relaxing Balinese massage in the Club Med Spa.
“As a parent of two, I was very impressed with the Kid’s Club at the resort. With children aged between 4 and 17 years old gaining automatic access to the Kid’s Club, Club Med Nusa Dua is the perfect place for families with children of all ages. I was also impressed with the carer to child ratio, with there being one carer for every two children, parents can relax knowing that there’s more than adequate staff running the Kid’s Club,” says Katie. “Another key selling point of the resort is the all-inclusive nature of the offering. This is a truly attractive holiday package, because once you’re there, your meals (including beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee) are taken care of, so it ends up being quite an economical holiday.”
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia believes that giving agents more opportunities to travel the world on famil trips leads to positive outcomes for both agents and their clients. “There’s no point encouraging and facilitating famil trips if agents are reluctant to leave their business for fear of losing clients or falling behind in their work,” explains David. “That’s why we have implemented a system where head office ‘buddies’ support the business of Travel Counsellors while they are away exploring the world. Knowing that someone is working on their business to keep it ticking over while they’re away means that agents are more willing to take up opportunities to travel and learn about new destinations and travel products. It’s a win-win for both the agents and their clients, as they return refreshed and educated on new destinations and accommodation options and this ultimately allows them to provide a better service to their clients.”