Eight hardworking Travel Counsellors agents and a member of the head office Phenix support team recently got to experience some of California’s hottest restaurants, bars and hotels while on an exclusive rewards trip to the tourist hot spots of West Hollywood and San Diego.
As top users of Travel Counsellors’ innovative in-house booking system called Phenix, Samantha Slattery, Tamsin Catto, Karen Coates, Lani Symons Vaughan, Christine Jenkins, Tracy Dodsworth, Tina Millington, Danielle Cutrupi and Anne Dugdale from the head office Phenix support team were all rewarded with a prized spot on this exciting trip to one of America’s most popular travel destinations.
Hosted by Penny Brand from Sydney-based tourism representation company Gate 7, in West Hollywood the group got to experience the very best of this vibrant area filled with boutique hotels, hip bars and must-visit restaurants. After performing site inspections at many of West Hollywood’s newest hotels, the group got to soak up the atmosphere of the Sunset Strip and dine at some of the area’s coolest restaurants including Norah and Estrella.
After catching a comfortable Amtrak train to San Diego, the group continued to enjoy California’s thriving food scene with visits to some of San Diego’s best wineries, craft breweries, bars and restaurants. With trips to Sea World and Fashion Valley Shopping Centre included on the itinerary, the group got to see many different sides of San Diego.
“This trip was so incredible! I can see why West Hollywood and San Diego are so popular with Australian travellers. I was really surprised by how good the food was, with Californian restaurants being at the forefront of food trends. All the hotels we stayed in and inspected were of a really high quality, with friendly, well-drilled staff that really go above and beyond to make your stay a pleasant one. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this part of the world to my clients, especially anyone interested in food, wine and beer,” comments Karen Coates of Adelaide.
David Hughes, Managing Director of Travel Counsellors Australia believes that Travel Counsellors offer some of the best famil tour opportunities on the market. “I love to see our agents out exploring the world. The value of experiencing destinations, properties and attractions firsthand can’t be underestimated. That’s why we put together rewards trips like this for our hardworking agents, so they can be rewarded for their.