The Cook Islands are definitely the flavour of the month, with Cook Islands Tourism and Aitutaki Tourism hosting a recent famil for product managers and Travellers Choice rewarding a select group of members with an exclusive educational to the Cook Islands, organised by All About Travel.
The Travellers Choice agents – who won spots on the trip after receiving coveted Bronze Choice Awards – spent time discovering both Rarotonga and Aitutaki.
“We enjoyed everything from cruising on Aitutaki and snorkeling off Honeymoon Island to a traditional umu (underground oven) feast and 4WD safari through Rarotonga’s lush mountains,” said Travellers Choice General Manager Finance and Administration Justin Michael.
“We were also taught how to climb a coconut tree. Thankfully, no one actually volunteered to give it a go!”
Each year 30 Travellers Choice members are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Choice Awards based on their support for the network’s broad stable of preferred suppliers. All Choice Award winners have the opportunity to take part in exclusive educational trips, which this year have also explored Italy’s stylish Amalfi coast and Ecuador’s exotic interior. In addition, winners benefit from exclusive sales incentives and service grants (worth up to $1500 per agency), which they can use towards the network’s member services.
IMAGE: In Rarotonga L-R: Peter Flynn (Maranoa Travel Centre), Brian Bennett (Travel and Cruise Professionals), Jill Carmody (Leongatha Travel and Cruise), Debbie Barnes (Celtic Travel Services), Kathy Granger (Burnie Travelcentre), Justin Michael (Travellers Choice), David Bantoft (All About Travel), Heather Galley (Travel & Cruise Bundaberg) and Felicity McKellar (All About Travel)
(Source: Travel Monitor 31 May 2018)