A group of lucky Travel Counsellors recently got to escape winter and soak up some sunshine while on a relaxing exclusive familiarisation tour to Fiji that included luxury resort accommodation, a river safari and a relaxing three-night cruise around the Yasawa Islands.Attended by Julie Moore, Richard Stewart, David Jackson, Tina Millington, Kim Rudd, Lynda Reid, Donna Jones, Kirsty Love and Sam Puccio from the Melbourne head office, the eight-day trip covered many of the special places and iconic properties that make this holiday destination one that remains a firm favourite with many Australian travellers.
Lynda Reid, Sam Puccio, Kirsty Love, Richard Stewart, Tina Millington, Kevin boat driver, David Jackson, Donna Jones, Kim Rudd, Julie Moore
“Fiji is one of those places that has universal appeal with travellers of all ages and life stages. It’s a top pick for everyone, from families with young children to loved-up honeymooners looking to relax in luxury and retirees hankering to spend some time golfing in paradise,” comments Julie Moore. “We managed to fit a lot of different activities into this trip, from luxury resort inspections to fun day trips filled with lots of interaction with the local community. Of course, we also got to spend plenty of time sampling the incredible seafood on offer at the hotel restaurants,” adds Julie.
With the group experiencing a diverse range of activities, everyone walked away with renewed appreciation of what Fiji has to offer Australian tourists. “I’m so glad I went on this tour. It only takes a few hours to fly to Fiji but it really is a world away from here. We got to experience really fun outdoors activities like snorkelling and kayaking, but we also got to relax in comfort by staying in luxe places like The Warwick. I really look forward to telling my clients about all the properties we stayed at and inspected – I’ll definitely be recommending Fiji to my clients in the future,” says David Jackson of Victoria.
Donna Jones, Tinia Millington, Lynda Reid, David Jackson, Ronnie from Rosie Holidays, Justin Sofitel, Richard Stewart, Kimm Rudd, Kirsty Love
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia firmly believes that Travel Counsellors offers its agents some of the best familiarisation tours on the market. “Joining tours like this is a really important part of being a great agent, as nothing compares to experiencing a destination firsthand. At Travel Counsellors, we offer a range of exclusive famils to our agents, and encourage our agents to get out there and travel as much as possible, as superior product knowledge really enables agents to serve their clients better, and that high level of service is something that Travel Counsellors are well known for,” comments Hughes.
Kirsty Love, Fijian friend, Kimm Rudd, Donna Jones, Tina Millington