Tasmania is the next state to take part in TravelManagers latest round of bi-annual state meetings, with only Brisbane remaining. The company holds regional meetings twice a year around Australia, complementing the annual national conference, which will be held in the Northern Territory from 7-9 September 2017.
“The feedback over the years from PTMs has always been that our regional focus, strong contingent from our national partnership office and hosting by our local state-based business partnership managers really works. A 75 percent PTM attendance at our recent Tasmania meeting really shows we have the concept right,” said executive general manager Michael Gazal.
PTM Anna Bayley (representative for Sandy Bay) said the national partnership office support and physical presence regionally is invaluable.
“It’s so nice to see the national partnership office team venturing to the south and include Tassie as part of our state meetings. We may be a little remote but this just proves to us that our views and contributions are important. We may have a smaller contingent of personal travel mangers than other states but our passion, commitment and engagement with the company is equally as strong.“
Chrissy Millington (representative for Taroona) said it was the business updates and opportunity to network that made the day a success.
“I really enjoyed the Tassie state meeting and the opportunity to spend time with some of the awesome NPO gang. I found the updates very beneficial and it was great to share ideas and experiences. The Tassie PTMs are a close-knit group and we have the support of each other. I’m looking forward to the Darwin conference this year to connect with more of the PTMs across Australia as the genuine camaraderie that exists between the PTMs is a real strength of TravelManagers.”
“Most of the Tasmanian based PTMs are planning to make the trip up to Darwin next September to attend conference. This would mean a significant contingent from the furthest south of our network making the travel pilgrimage to the furthest north in Darwin, which shows that TravelManagers really does have has committed and engaged PTM’s and a significant geographic coverage throughout the country,” said Gazal.
Following the morning’s business sessions, the PTM,s along with seven members of the national partnership office team and Diane O’Flahertie from Travelcube, enjoyed a Christmas lunch at Post St Social a waterfront bar and restaurant located in Hobart’s popular Franklin Wharf area.