Private Qantas Experiences Continue for TravelManagers
December 4, 2012
TravelManagers’ personal travel managers received an invitation to a private Qantas Sydney Airport inspection which included tours of the Qantas A380 aircraft and the airline’s Qantas Club Lounge and First Class Lounge. TravelManagers National Partnership Office representative Arthur Vicario, who is the Business Partnership Manager for New South Wales South, says the attention to detail stood out.
“It was a very informative and educational opportunity but carried out in a way which was fun and even had a bit of pampering thrown in. Qantas is exceptionally professional and thorough, they are a great national airline and we value the relationship TravelManagers has with them immensely.”
With business partnership managers covering every state in Australia plus a team in marketing, operations , fares and ticketing and IT in the National Partnership Office, TravelManagers has the broadest, most extensive and in-depth support for its 370 plus personal travel managers of any host agency.
“TravelManagers has gained a solid reputation for the emphasis they place on training. The number of exclusive educationals their personal travel managers are exposed to is largely as a result of its relationships with suppliers, like Qantas, and our personal travel managers’ ability to deliver.”
Marina Knezevic, representative for Matraville New South Wales, says the day was full of surprises.
“One of the highlights was the day spa at the Qantas First Class Lounge, it was absolutely beautiful. My clients are going to be very impressed when I tell them about it.”
The inspection was hosted by Qantas Sales Executive Kylie Daw.
Participating TravelManagers’ personal travel managers included:
• Aliki Iosifidis – representative for Roselands New South Wales
• Beverly Burt – representative for Ashbury New South Wales
• Cissy Yee – representative for Maroubra New South Wales
• Julianne Gazal-Rizk – representative for Willoughby New South Wales
• Marina Knezevic – representative for Matraville New South Wales
• Michael Ditchburn – representative for Sydney CBD New South Wales
• Michelle Hohenberg – representative for Cronulla New South Wales
• Ric Pattaro – representative for Haberfield New South Wales
Pictured in front of Qantas’ First Class lounge flight departure board are personal travel managers from back left: Michael Ditchburn, Arthur Vicario (Business Partnership Manager NSW – South), Ric Pattaro, Marina Knezevic, Michelle Hohenberg, Kylie Daw (Qantas Corporate and Industry Account Manager NSW) and from front left: Julianne Gazal-Rizk, Beverly Burt, Cissy Yee and Aliki Iosifidis.