Avis opens scholarship
YESTERDAY Avis hosted an event in Sydney to mark the opening of the 2018 Avis Budget Group travel agent scholarship program, paving the way for one recipient to win a prize valued at over $40,000 ( TD yesterday).
The function was attended by sponsors, media and suppliers, with Steven McDonald, head of business and channel development for Avis highlighting the history of the scholarship and its focus on propelling excellence among the trade.
“This is the 22nd time this has been run and the second time in conjunction with New Zealand,” he said.
“It’s our goal to make this a form of recognition across the Pacific which is where we’re taking the Avis Budget Group.”
“The focus for this scholarship remains excellence in customer service and innovation.
“It’s about rewarding travel agents for what they do well,” McDonald added.
The winner of the 2018 scholarship will enjoy a range of prizes and experiences including Business class travel, international conference attendance and training from Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.
Scholarship applications are judged by an expert panel and attract hundreds of entries.
Pictured are: Michelle Ashcroft, Phil Hoffmann Travel; Steven McDonald, head of business and channel development Avis Budget Group; Barbara Baron, Sylvania Travel & Cruise and Jenny Lorkin, sales manager tmc, Avis Budget Group.