HELLOWORLD Travel’s wholesale division celebrated its highest performing agents in Hamilton Island on the weekend, with the annual Global Stars ceremony seeing Jenny Cooper from Queanbeyan City Travel & Cruise named the country’s top-selling consultant for HLO’s wholesale brands.
Cooper was one of Australia’s four so-called “millionaires” – agents who sold more than $1m worth of product from the division which includes Qantas Holidays, Viva! Holidays, Sunlover Holidays, Rail Tickets, Ready Rooms, The Cruise Team, Seven Oceans, Territory Discoveries, Insider Journeys and GO Holidays – and told TD it was the first time she had won the major award in 18 years of attendance.
Helloworld Travel ceo Andrew Burnes thanked the consultants for their efforts during the year, noting that about 1,000 people work in Helloworld’s wholesale and inbound division, or just on 50% of its total staff complement.
“They are incredibly important to us and your support for them is highly valued,” he said.
Later in the evening Helloworld Travel executive director Cinzia Burnes confirmed that the 2019 Global Stars event would be hosted in Dubai, in partnership with Dubai Tourism.
“It is a truly unique destination that will delight our high-achieving agents,” Burnes said.
Dubai Tourism director Julie King said “we look forward to showcasing the diversity of the destination’s tourism offerings, and agents will have the opportunity to experience the latest attractions which have opened”.
More from the Global Stars event on pages three and four.