Fo­cus­ing on a bright fu­ture for ATAC mem­bers

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OVER 70 agents and sup­pli­ers took part in the 2018 Aus­tralian Travel Agents Co-op­er­a­tive (ATAC) an­nual con­fer­ence, held in Sin­ga­pore last week.

Over three jam-packed days, agents and sup­pli­ers took part in a se­ries of work­shops, prod­uct up­dates and ac­tiv­i­ties de­signed to re­in­force the “part­ners in pros­per­ity” theme.

Some sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ments by the group were an­nounced by Chair­man Ken Mor­gan, in­clud­ing the high­est level of To­tal Trans­ac­tion Value (TTV) achieved, sig­nif­i­cant growth in over­ride pay­ments made to mem­bers as well as a bur­geon­ing mem­ber­ship base

(TD 05 Nov).

The group now con­sist of 115 mem­bers with sev­eral more set to join this year. The con­fer­ence wasn’t all just busi­ness, with op­por­tu­ni­ties to min­gle at a wel­come re­cep­tion and a fun so­cial me­dia chal­lenge for at­ten­dees. Grouped into teams of eight, the at­ten­dees had to post, tag and hash­tag their way across many of Sin­ga­pore’s at­trac­tions in­clud­ing the iconic Mer­lion and the very zen Gar­dens by the Bay. Ac­co­lades were dished out to the most cre­ative team.

Sin­ga­pore Tourism spon­sored a de­li­cious ban­quet with the mouth-wa­ter­ing Sin­ga­pore chilli crab the cen­tre­piece dish, while ma­jor spon­sor Qan­tas en­sured no guest was left feel­ing hun­gry at the gala awards night.

Sev­eral ATAC mem­bers scooped up prizes in­clud­ing trips to Bor­neo with In­trepid and South Africa with Swag­man Tours as guests were en­ter­tained into the night from a Chi­nese lion dance act, cabaret dancers and a live band.

THE wel­come re­cep­tion, where a glass or two was raised among at­ten­dees. WENDY Wu’s Vito Romeo is wrapped up by the en­ter­tain­ment.

WIN­NERS of a so­cial me­dia com­pe­ti­tion run through­out the con­fer­ence cel­e­brate their win on stage at the gala din­ner.

THE ATAC team com­pris­ing Ge­orgina Ran­dall, Busi­ness Man­ager; Ken Mor­gan, Chair­man; and Michelle Emer­ton, Gen­eral Man­ager.

ROYAL Caribbean’s Peter McCor­mack, AFTA’s Jayson West­bury and Globus fam­ily of brands’ Alexan­dra Mor­ton.

WIN­NERS of the Achieve­ment Awards picked up a Swag­man Tour of South Africa each.

JOHN Con­ce­ico from the Sin­ga­pore Tourism Board pro­vides an up­date to at­ten­dees.

famed chilli SIN­GA­PORE’S up. crab was dished

AT­TEN­DEES pre­par­ing for the sump­tu­ous ban­quet to be­gin.

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