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We’ve been here, there and everywhere; sharing experiences and the latest news, exploring and discovering the world and giving back to the community.

Here are all the news stories published across the travel industry media throughout the year.

  • The southwest Chinese provinces of Sichuan and Guizhou are not as well known to Western tourists as some other regions of China, but their popularity is steadily increasing, thanks to their rich cultural heritage, impressive scenery and population of pandas.

  • More than 395 participants are expected at the event, which has become on a major occasion on the company’s calendar since the first conference was held in Sydney in 2008. The theme for this year’s conference will be ‘customer’, which is a natural progression from that of last year’s focus on ‘success’.

  • For personal travel manager (PTM), Ian Long, becoming a home-based consultant with TravelManagers has given him the freedom and flexibility to pursue his interests and passions, most recently flying by corporate jet to Wollongong in order to attend a surprise Midnight Oil gig.

  • From luxury tented safari camps to early-morning hot air balloon rides, Africa offers luxury experiences that are completely unique. Three personal travel managers (PTMs) were therefore thrilled to be invited to represent TravelManagers on a recent eleven-day African safari famil, conducted by African Wildlife Safaris.

  • TravelManagers were among the big winners at this year’s event, scooping two major awards on Saturday night at AFTA’s National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA) - Best Mobile Travel Advisor Network AND Best Mobile Travel Advisor!

  • With the demand for women-only holidays and wellness retreats steadily on the increase, travel companies are looking to tap into this trend by developing products specifically tailored to suit this market

  • For personal travel manager (PTM), Tanya Barker, a year in Japan as a 16-year-old exchange student was enough to spark a lifelong love affair with the destination, its culture, its history and its people. Barker is now putting this love, and her mastery of the Japanese language, to excellent use, sharing her passion by escorting small-group tours to the Land of the Rising Sun

  • From the stunning medieval old town of Bamberg to the seven million tulips of the Keukenhof Gardens, seven personal travel managers (PTMS) spent twelve days soaking up the sights between Nuremberg and Amsterdam on an APT river cruise famil which was exclusive to TravelManagers

  • With less than two months to run before their 2019 National Conference gets underway, TravelManagers are applying the finishing touches to the event, which will take place in Perth from 9 to 11 August. Three keynote speakers have just been announced for the conference, for which this year’s theme is “Customer”.

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