TravelManagers’ Julie Lunn, representative for Ferntree Gully in Victoria was thrilled to invite husband Daryl as her travelling companion on a recent cruise and touring famil of Alaska with Holland America line.
The Lunns researched a ‘must see and do’ list of adventures they wanted to tick off, including optional excursions offered on the cruise/tour including seeing wildlife such as moose, bears, orca and humpback whales, travelling by dog sled and helicopter and, hopefully, experiencing the Northern Lights.
“Alaska had always been on our bucket list,” Julie said, “so we were really excited that our journey offered not only a three-night cruising experience along the famed ‘Inside Passage’ but also the chance to see the untamed wilderness of Canada’s Northwest and the wildlife and beauty of Denali National Park in Alaska.”
After three nights aboard the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, they left the ship in Skagway and spent their remaining time visiting Whitehorse, Dawson, Fairbanks and Denali before finishing in Anchorage.
“We were also excited about the different modes of transport offered on this trip: cruise ship, steam train, coach, paddle steamer, charter flight and to finish off in style, the beautiful, glass-domed McKinley Explorer train from Denali National Park to Anchorage.”
Julie was so inspired by her time in Canada and Alaska that she wrote her first ever travel blog on her return, outlining the many highlights of her trip and offering helpful tips on how to make the most of the time and money that’s invested in such a holiday. Her blog will be shared with her colleagues through TravelManagers’ intranet and weekly e-newsletter, and with clients through her business’ digital channels and via the TravelManagers’ blog space on their consumer website.
“We also produce a regular consumer magazine called “Inspired”, which features blogs written by our PTMs,” says TravelManagers’ Executive General Manager Michael Gazal. “It’s a great opportunity for them to gain extra exposure for their individual businesses, but it’s also great exposure for the suppliers who support our PTMs by offering the famils.”