Dream team travels well
WITH over 100 years of agent experience combined, Travel Associates on the Sunshine Coast has reunited a travel consultant dream team.
Co-manager Amanda Barrett said her staff was glad to finally be back together.
“A bunch of us used to all work in Coolum Flight Centre for 10 years, and we knew the whole community there,” Ms Barrett said.
Over the years, team members moved to positions in other Flight Centre offices, before Ms Barrett and her business partner Fiona Rogers rallied the crew again.
“It’s the elite travel consultants who get to work for the group,” she said.
“It’s a big promotion for all of us.”
As part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, staff can only join the premium Travel Associates brand after 10 years of working with Flight Centre.
“Our experience counts,” Ms Barrett said.
“If a client wants to book a holiday somewhere, it’s more than likely that someone in the office has been to that destination.”
Ms Barrett said her staff were keen to connect with their community, and have even set up a program to help groups in the area.
“We’re trying to give back to the community through club sponsorships,” she said.
Participating clubs can refer people to Travel Associates for a percentage of the holiday’s value to be donated back to the club in the form of a voucher.
“So far we’ve teamed up with the Maroochy Bowls Club.
“Already they’ve got about $600 after just six weeks.
“We would love to get involved with more clubs,” she said.
Travel Associates has specialists in a range of cultures and destinations, including cruise consultants, a North and Central America and Antarctic expert, and staff fluent in other languages such as Dutch and German.
Consultations are by appointment only.
To book an appointment, phone 5445 8008.
TRAVEL ASSOCIATES: The team is back together on the Sunshine Coast, delivering premium holiday packages and community sponsorship.