Off the back of last year’s successful event, Travel Counsellors recently thanked trusted partners and suppliers with another exclusive, pre-Christmas cocktail party. Held on the evening of December 1st in Melbourne’s luxe Blackman Hotel Penthouse, the attendees enjoyed views of Albert Park while catching up over drinks and canapes.
With more than 45 suppliers joining the Travel Counsellors Head Office team on the night, many different companies attended on the night including Captain Cook Cruises, The Intrepid Group, Silversea, Air New Zealand, Wide Eyed Tours, Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing, and the Hotel Connection.
The event gave both suppliers and the Travel Counsellors team an opportunity to reflect on the wins of the last year and catch up on their lives outside of work. With 2016 being another incredible year for Travel Counsellors, hosting events like these allow the group to thank the key suppliers that consistently provide top quality travel products for agents to sell to their clients.
“I really look forward to events such as these, as it gives me a good chance to connect with our suppliers, who we value so very much. Sometimes we get so caught up with the day-to-day running of a business that we can forget to stop and take stock of all that we’ve achieved. At this event we were able to take the time to do that and thank our suppliers for their continued support,” comments Aida Osta.
Unlike many other end-of-year events, this event was an intimate one – something that was appreciated by all attendees. “This event was really fabulous – lovely company, beautiful food and an awesome view… so thank you for including me,” said Diane Lanz, General Manager of Sales at Captain Cook Cruises.
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia believes that Travel Counsellors’ supplier relationships are a big part of what makes the company such a success, “We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best travel products in the industry, and in order to do this we need to build strong relationships with reliable, trustworthy suppliers that bring innovative travel products to the market. This event was a way for us to say thank you to all the suppliers we work with, from tourism boards to airlines, accommodation providers and cruise companies. It was wonderful to see so many of our valued partners enjoying themselves, and I look forward to continuing working with them all in the coming year,” says David.