Five TravelManagers’ personal travel managers were awarded Global Achievers Gold status at the 1940’s themed Qantas Holidays’ Gala Award Dinner on Saturday 17th October in Darwin.
Achieving the record number of TravelManagers’ recipients of Global Achievers in the one year were Victoria based Kerrin Poupos, representative for Warragul and Debbie Bean, representative for Tarneit, Andrew Barton, representative for Ashburton; New South Wales based Robbie Barrett representative for Dubbo and Deahann Urqueza, representative for The Ponds (who did not attend the event).
Qantas Holidays & Viva Holidays’ Head of Sales Fiona Dalton was quick to congratulate TravelManagers’ achievements.
“It takes an amazing sales performance from each individual to reach Global Achievers and that both the standard and the revenue required to achieve this year was higher than ever before.”
In addition as one of Qantas Holiday’s Global Achievers for 2015, Poupos has reached the upper echelon in joining the ‘500 Club’ recognising her as an elite performer who provides in excess of $500,000 revenue to Qantas Holidays in a single year.
“It’s such an honour to be part of the elite ‘500 Club’ and knowing that less than 20 consultants achieved the status this year, I am simply thrilled to be recognized in this way. I was spoilt with a special ‘Tiffany’ gift which was certainly a surprise and delight,” says Poupos.
Michael Gazal, TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager says supporting our partner supplier products is absolutely key to our business model.
“TravelManagers is privileged to have exceptional, strong and effective relationships with key suppliers such as Qantas Holidays at both national and State levels. We are thrilled to see our personal travel managers recognized for their dedication and sales focus of the Qantas Holidays product and their commitment to customer service.”
Qantas Holidays celebrated in style with their top 170 high performing travel agents hosted in conjunction with Tourism Northern Territory, rewarding agents with an adventurous trip discovering the culture and history of Darwin and the best of the Australian outback, with the highlight being the prestigious annual Global Achievers Gala Event.
House of Travel Australia’s Chief Operating Officer Grant Campbell also flew to Darwin to join TravelManagers Global Achievers for Saturday’s Gala Award Dinner held overlooking Darwin Harbour at the SKYCITY Beach Pavilion.
“It was a spectacular setting and the night kicked off in style with a fireworks display and emcee Hugh Sheridan arriving on a Harley Davidson! The 40’s theme was a real hit and it was such an honour to celebrate our personal travel managers’ achievements at such a prestigious event.”
The night culminated with a bit of a 40’s dance off with four males and four females being chosen from the audience to dance with professional dancers.
Barton in the words of the judges “owned the dance floor” as he took the opportunity to showcase his dance skills by taking out the top male dancing award and winning a holiday to Hawaii.
“It was such a great night a fantastic way to end our time discovering the Northern Territory and celebrate with Qantas Holidays. I feel so honored to be representing TravelManagers. To be one of Qantas Holidays’ top producers really shows how much I love the Qantas Holidays product. It’s consistent, great value for money and the back up support from the Qantas Holidays team is fantastic, making it so easy to sell. I know my customers will be well looked after and that’s a real priority for me” says Barton.
The 2015 Global Achievers had the opportunity to experience the Northern Territory with pre and post famils. Itineraries included visiting Australia’s largest national park Kakadu, an opportunity to swim in the beautiful waterholes of Litchfield National Park, or to adventure to where the outback meets the tropics in Katherine.
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