Travel Counsellors recently celebrated another year of success by inviting their valued suppliers to join them at an intimate, end-of-year drinks event held in one of Melbourne’s leading boutique hotels.
Held at the Art Series Hotel Group’s stunning Blackman Penthouse on the evening of Tuesday 24th November, Travel Counsellors hosted a range of suppliers at the event including representatives from airlines, cruise companies, tourist boards, hotel groups and wholesalers.
With a wide range of travel industry suppliers in attendance, the event offered both suppliers and the Travel Counsellors team an opportunity to relax and reflect on what has been a tremendous, growth-filled year for both Travel Counsellors and their partners and suppliers.
Talbot Henry from Suresave comments, “I always enjoy attending Travel Counsellors events as I know I’ll encounter many friendly faces. Travel Counsellors do things a little differently to the rest, and it’s this personal touch that makes the company such a success. There’s a great sense of camaraderie and community within the Travel Counsellors network, and this radiates out to include suppliers and partners too, which is something that I’m grateful for and proud to be a part of.”
Michael Stephenson from Royal Caribbean attended the event also, commenting: “I love attending Travel Counsellors events like this because I get to catch up with some of the best people in the industry! When Travel Counsellors sell your product, you know they are selling with professionalism and care. I get the feeling that Travel Counsellors agents genuinely do love their job, because they’ve taken the step to work from home on their own business, and that requires maturity, a good attitude and a passion for travel. I think that’s why Travel Counsellors has done so well in the Australian market, because Australian consumers are savvy enough to know when an agent is genuinely enthusiastic about travel.”
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia believes that having strong relationships with suppliers is the key to the success of Travel Counsellors. “We put on events such as this to foster stronger ties with our valued suppliers and partners. We believe that we work with the best in the industry, and it’s those types of relationships that are well worth nurturing and celebrating. Apart from taking the time to keep up-to-date with company news, developments and successes, it’s also good to catch up and share a drink with the people that contribute to our business in many ways,” comments David. “With Travel Counsellors it’s always personal. We genuinely enjoy spending time with our suppliers who are just as much a part of the Travel Counsellors family as our agents and head office staff are,” adds David.