Thirty top-performing members have some tough decisions to make after being named as the winners of the 2023 Travellers Choice Awards program.
The winning agents can opt between travelling to Vietnam, New Zealand's Bay of Plenty or relaxing on a private atoll in the Maldives.
The winners were announced at a gala dinner on the final night of the company’s annual conference being held on the Gold Coast.
Launched in 2007, the Choice Awards recognise Travellers Choice members for their support of the network's preferred suppliers, with winners traditionally receiving an invitation to join an exclusive Gold, Silver or Bronze reward trip.
With the program’s return this year following a four-year COVID-inspired hiatus, the company has taken the opportunity to rework the prize structure in response to member feedback.
As a result, all Choice Award winners are now free to choose the trip they desire.
Managing Director Christian Hunter said the aim was to provide hard-working members with more than just greater flexibility in terms of departure date and destination.
“These educational journeys offer a rare opportunity to share ideas and insights with colleagues and to forge the connections and bonds that are the foundation of our group.
“Winners now have the opportunity to connect with fellow owners from across the three Choice Awards categories.”
Hunter told members that the return of the awards program was an important development for the group.
"It marks the success our members have been able to deliver as the industry recovers and, this year, we have seen the return of some outstanding sales performances despite a few lingering challenges."
Other winners on the night included the Globus Family of Brands who won the Supplier of the Year award. Everywhere Travel in regional Western Australia won the Leading Agency Award. Service Awards were also handed out to agencies who have been with Travellers Choice for between 10 and 30 years.
2023 GOLD CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Select World Travel, QLD
Jamison Travel, ACT
Oliver Travel, SA
Windsong Travel, NSW
Endeavour Travel & Cruise, QLD
Everywhere Travel, WA
Chris Watson Travel, NSW
Panorama Cruise & Travel, NSW
Capricorn Travel, WA
Ballina Cruise & Travel, NSW
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