A group of Travel Counsellors from all over Australia recently experienced the wonders of incredible India on an exciting famil trip through stunning northern India. Covering an area commonly referred to as the Golden Triangle, the group experienced the very best of what India has to offer travellers and have come home inspired to let their clients know about the highlights of their trip.
Attended by Christine Jenkins, Jacqui Cameron, Jacy Richards, Laura Dobson, Liz Van-Boxel, Rebecca Lipscomb, Trish Hollis, Trish O’Brien and Kerryn Murphy from the Travel Counsellors Melbourne head office, the eleven-day trip traversed some of India’s most iconic cities including Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Udaipur. Staying at luxurious properties throughout their trip, the group got to experience the warm hospitality India’s luxury hotels are known for providing.
Christine Jenkins, Jacqui Cameron, Liz Van-Boxel, Trish Hollis, Trish O’Brien & Lilly Kurian – Office Manager at TWX on the Old Delhi Tour
With the group doing everything from watching the sun set at the Taj Mahal to exploring historic palaces, and tasting local favourites at street food stalls, the group also made time to attend site inspections to keep abreast of the best places to send their clients. Travelling in everything from a rickshaw to a private mini-van and train, the Travel Counsellors got to experience firsthand the many options tourists can use to travel around India.
L-R Rebecca Lipscomb, Kerryn Murphy, Trish Hollis, Jacqui Cameron, Laura Dobson, Liz Van-Boxel, Jacy Richards, Trish O’Brien, Christine Jenkins at Quatar Minar
Trish Hollis of NSW believes that India is a destination perfect for open-minded Australian travellers with an eye for adventure. “I was really blown away by this trip to India. There really is something for everyone. From fascinating culture, to incredible architecture, history and cuisine, India is a destination that really gets under your skin. Your dollar goes quite far in India, so it’s a good low-cost option for people who want to experience an adventure and be totally immersed in another culture, but get value-for-money at the same time,” says Trish.
L-R Trish O’Brien, Trish Hollis, Kerryn Murphy (head office), Rebecca Lipscomb, Jacy Richards, Jacqui Cameron, Laura Dobson, Liz Van Boxel, Christine Jenkins at the Taj Palace Hotel
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia thinks that India’s popularity with Australian travellers isn’t going to change anytime soon. “India is one of those places that has such broad appeal for Australian tourists. From young backpackers heading off on a low-cost odyssey to retirees keen to experience a classic rail journey and honeymooners looking to relax in palatial accommodation, India is one of those places that always rates highly on bucket lists. I was very pleased to see so many Travel Counsellors go on this famil – it shows their commitment to staying abreast of travel trends. I’m a big supporter of our Travel Counsellors experiencing a destination for themselves, and I am sure this experience will translate into many sales,” comments Hughes.
Rebecca Lipscombe, Trish Hollis, Jacy Richards, Christine Jenkins, Trish O’Brien, Jacqui Cameron, Liz Van-Boxel, Kerryn Murphy (head office) in Shapura Bagh
Rebecca Lipscomb, Trish Hollis, Christine Jenkins, Lura Dobson, Jacy Richards, Trish O’Brien, Jacqui Cameron, Liz Van-Boxel at the Leela Palace
Viveck, Jacy Richards, Jacqui Cameron, Rebecca Lipscombe, Trish Hollis, Laura Dobson, Kerryn Murphy (head office), Liz Van-Boxel, Trish O’Brien, Christine Jenkins IN Udaipur