Avis Budget Group, the leading global provider of mobility solutions, has today announced that applications for the renowned Avis Travel Agent Scholarship program are now open for 2018. Founded in 1996, the Scholarship will celebrate its 22nd year with an official launch luncheon today, attended by a range of Australian and New Zealand travel industry leaders.
Established to encourage, recognise and reward outstanding customer service, the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship has evolved into one of the most valuable and prestigious awards offered to Australian and New Zealand travel professionals. Applications for the program will be open until 12 October 2018 and finalists will be announced on 25 October 2018. The award dinner and winner announcement will take place in November 2018.
Steadily expanding its size and reputation in the travel industry, the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship prize is valued at over $40,000. The winner will enjoy a range of prizes and experiences including international travel to Singapore to attend the Phocuswright Conference, professional guidance and access to exceptional training opportunities with organisations such as Cruise Lines International Association Australasia (CLIAA).
Judged on extraordinary customer service and innovation in the workplace, the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship application process is designed to be rigorous, transparent and impartial. Individuals are required to answer a series of questions in the most creative way they see fit, before submitting their responses in any format including Word, PowerPoint or video.
Ian Jones, Commercial Director of Avis Budget Group Pacific, said: “We’re very excited to see what calibre of talent is revealed in this year’s Avis Travel Agent Scholarship. Every year the program has attracted hundreds of travel agents across Australia and New Zealand and the applications only get harder and harder to judge.
“We’re proud to see the Scholarship continue to grow and become a benchmark for excellent customer service within the travel industry. Personally, I am looking forward to hearing all the fantastic stories that emerge.”
Subscription successful! Thank you for subscribing.