first_imgCLIAcruiseCruise360TravelManagers Eighteen of TravelManagers’ personal travel managers (PTMs) and four members from the national partnership office were among the 600 plus industry delegates who attended the CLIA Cruise360 conference in Sydney last week. Demonstrating the commitment of individual TravelManagers’ PTMs to grow their cruise businesses, Karen Raeburn, representative for Aitkenvale in Queensland, made the trip interstate for the opportunity to meet with cruise line reps under one roof.“I simply love that Cruise360 is all about cruise – everybody attending from suppliers to cruise agents are passionate about the cruise industry. Hearing from industry experts about future trends and developments and being able to meet cruise suppliers face to face to further build relationships is simply invaluable for my business. It was a fantastic day.”New for 2017, Cruise360 delegates were invited to experience a ship inspection of the Pacific Explorer the day following the conference, and the chance to participate in a famil experience onboard. Seven PTMs enjoyed the ship inspection, including Kathy Millett who travelled from Claremont in Western Australia. “I really enjoyed the interactive panel sessions, breakout sessions and presentations from leading cruise experts. Experiencing a cruise just like my clients would was truly the icing on the cake. It’s having access to this type of up-to-date knowledge and insights that gives me a competitive edge and there is nothing like having first hand and personal experience to show my expertise and knowledge to my clients,” said Millett. IMAGE:L-R back row: Louise McCarthy, Lisa Metzl, Julie Anderson (NPO), Carolyn Pitt, Lyn Tyson, Suzanne Laister (NPO), Kathy Millet, Neil SaundersL-R second row: Lois Marshall, Julia Mclean (NPO), Debra Dean, Sue Kuti, Maria Furnari, Michelle Michael-Pecora, Karen Raeburn, Annalize Troost, Jane FowlerL-R front row: Pamela Baas, Chantel Addison-Matthews, Julianne Gazal-Rizk, Karryn Bartlett, Aaron Loss (NPO)last_img

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