Selling Travel July/August 19

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BEEN THERE, DONE THAT

Training, events and fam trips

Northern agents have

animal welfare in mind

Over 200 agents attended the

annual Yorkshire Travel Ball in

July, which raises money for

animal charities across the

globe. The event, which has

been organised for the last 22

years by Selling Travel columnist

Sandy Murray, gives agents the

chance to network and catch up

with operators and win some

fantastic prizes.

This year the ball raised money

for Born Free, Elephant and

Dog sanctuary in India, Soi Dog

Foundation, Hull Greyhound

Dogs, Donkey Sanctuary and

the Greek Cat Rescue.

Carnival Cruise

rocks in Ibiza

A group of 50 top-performing agents

were rewarded with a three-night trip

to Ibiza as part of Carnival Cruise Line

UK’s Loyalty Rocks Club.

The agents stayed at the Ibiza Rocks

Hotel where they enjoyed exclusive

access to a DJ Jax Jones pool party, a

sunset cruise around the island and

dinner and after-show party at Pikes

Hotel. Surprise guest Dr Alex George

from Love Island 2018 was on hand

to present agents with their awards.

carnival.com

Agents head down under

Malaysia Airlines hosted a group of 11 agents

from STA, ITC, Hays and Austravel on a trip to

discover Australia’s Natural Coast, thanks to

Tourism Events Queensland, Visit Sunshine

Coast and Fraser Coast Tourism and Events.

After landing in Brisbane, the agents enjoyed

scuba diving, everglades tours (the region

has one of only two everglades systems in

the world) and a trip to the Noosa National

Park before taking a ferry to Fraser Island to

enjoy its seventy-five mile beach, unique lakes

and huge sand dunes. Agents finished the

adventure-packed trip in Hervey Bay.

malaysiaairlines.com

Record numbers

for Abu Dhabi

The Department of Culture

and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

hosted 178 travel agents

across Chester, Manchester

and London in what was its

biggest roadshow yet.

Agents heard from 17 Abu

Dhabi suppliers and were

presented with the latest

news, including information

about the new Qasr Al

Watan, a palace offering

an interactive journey

through the emirate's

Arabic heritage, and more

Etihad Airways’ airlift from

Heathrow. visitabudhabi.ae

Have you enjoyed an interesting trade event or been on

a trip or fam that you would like to see featured on this

page? Email editorial@bmipublishing.co.uk

sellingtravel.co.uk

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