TM recog­nises top achiev­ers

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TRAVELMANAGERS’ 2017 con­fer­ence in Dar­win went off with a bang, wrap­ping up the three-day event last week with a gala din­ner at Sky City, com­plete with fire­works.

Set on the lawn be­tween the casino and the beach, at­ten­dees danced un­der the stars at the event and cel­e­brated this year’s award win­ners.

The night be­gan with a stun­ning per­for­mance by TravelManagers’ own Mer­ran Wig­gins, who belted out the Na­tional An­them to an up­stand­ing au­di­ence.

Michael Gazal, ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager TravelManagers, hailed the night as “the ul­ti­mate event” for the 2017 con­fer­ence.

“This is re­ally, for me, such a big mo­ment be­cause I re­ally truly be­lieve that we are the best net­work, the most ex­pe­ri­enced net­work but more im­por­tantly, we ac­tu­ally re­ally do care about each other,” he said.

“When the chips are down, you guys are al­ways there to step up and help each other, which is prob­a­bly, for me, the thing of which I am most proud.”

The night started with the ded­i­ca­tion award, “recog­nis­ing 10 years in part­ner­ship” and awarded to: Kim Ma­son, Sa­man­tha Cox, Julie Smith, Di Yates, Penny Meallin, Tracy Cos­griff, Lau­ren Comp­ton, Michelle Michael-Pec­ora, De­bra Bean, Jane Fowler and Lyn Tyson.

The big win­ner on the night was Si­mon Tin­kler, who first bagged the award for Most Im­proved PTM Qld 2017, fol­lowed by Most Im­proved PTM Na­tional, Top Per­sonal Travel Man­ager Qld 2017, Per­sonal Travel Man­ager Top 10 2017 and Per­sonal Travel Man­ager of the Year 2017.

Tin­kler is pic­tured (cen­tre) with ceo Joe Araullo and Queens­land busi­ness part­ner­ship man­ager Karen Dowl­ing.

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