Politely declining a nomination in the newlycreat

first_imgPolitely declining a nomination in the newly-created ‘Best Broker Travel Network Agency’ in the 2018 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards (NTIA), TravelManagers’ Chief Operating Officer, Grant Campbell, says that to position TravelManagers’ Personal Travel Managers (PTMs) as ‘travel brokers’ seriously undersells their ‘expertise, knowledge and specialist service’.2018 represents the 9th year that TravelManagers has been nominated in a category for the NTIA, including ‘Best Travel Agency Retail – Multi Location’, and although willing to be involved in the NTIA in the future, should a more appropriate category be offered, or a nomination made in a different category, Campbell says the 2018 category does not reflect the business of TravelManagers, hence the decision to decline the nomination this year.“We don’t consider ‘Best Broker Travel Network’ to be an appropriate descriptor for the TravelManagers business model, in which our personal travel managers design customised holidays that are tailored to their individual client’s requirements.“We very much appreciate the generous support from our industry partner suppliers in receiving this year’s nomination, which we believe reflects the strong relationships we have all worked hard to build and maintain, as well as the efforts made by each individual personal travel manager in maintaining our position as Australia’s leading premium travel network.“AFTA was respectful of our decision to decline and has invited us to suggest an alternative category name for use in future years. In the meantime, we wish them AFTA and the NTIA Events Team all the very best for the upcoming awards ceremony and look forward to once again participating in the future.” IMAGE: TravelManagers’ COO, Grant Campbell AFTANTIATravelManagerslast_img