helloworld winners announced at gala dinner


Australia’s Best Travel Agents are making their way through LA’s Departure Gates invigorated and inspired after a successful two days at the 2014 helloworld Owner Managers Conference. helloworld are excited to announce the 2015 Owner Managers Conference will be held in Wellington, New Zealand.

Over two days at the Owner Managers Conference helloworld members, key speakers, suppliers and sponsors shared insights, ideas and vision and harnessed roadmaps to identify and convert opportunities for maximum impact.

Attendees of the Owner and Managers conference were inspired by expert speakers including leading Motivator Dr John Izzo, Entrepreneurial chef Neil Perry and bestselling author Debbie Mayo-Smith. They benefitted from the knowledge of retail specialists, and gained insight into how one of Australia’s biggest brands is balancing transformation in action from Woolworths’ Julie Coates. One of the world’s top 60 motivational speakers[1], Terry Hawkins led a powerhouse session on creating consumer champions and transformational service culture – ahead of a major training initiative to be rolled out across helloworld.

The sessions armed attendees with new knowledge and skills to amplify their brand, retail, motivational and technological advantage in the industry as Experts in Everywhere. CEO Elizabeth Gaines detailed her strategy to cement helloworld as the partner of choice for consumers, suppliers and agents. She also unveiled a number of initiatives which will empower helloworld members and their businesses.

Head of Branded Networks Julie Primmer said the OMC had been a huge success. “Over two days the knowledge and expertise at the conference was accentuated and amplified for us collectively, as well as at an individual level,” Ms Primmer said. “Our agents have been provided with valuable knowledge and experience to help take full advantage of their potential, supported by a comprehensive programme of marketing, technology and training initiatives.”

The Conference concluded successfully with an Awards Dinner, where 15 helloworld Branded winners and 11 helloworld Associate winners were unveiled across 3 categories.

“Our Awards Dinner is important recognition of the high achievers within helloworld,” Head of Associate Networks David Padman said.

“Congratulations to our Branded and Associate award winners and a huge thank you to everyone who attended our OMC. We’re already planning to make our 2015 OMC in Wellington even bigger and better.

The winners are:


Best helloworld Associate Consumer Launch

Destination HQ (VIC)

Skilled Travel (NSW)

Noosa and Cooroy Cruise & Travel (QLD)

Best helloworld Associate Local Area Marketing Award

Northam Travel (WA)

Phil Hoffmann Travel (SA)

My Travel Expert (NSW)

Global Travel & Cruise (QLD)

Best helloworld Associate Local Community Award

Magic Travel (WA)

Phil Hoffmann Travel (SA)

Kempsey Travel & Cruise (NSW)

Toners Cruise & Travel (QLD)


Best helloworld Consumer Launch

helloworld Mackay & Mt Pleasant (QLD)

helloworld Newcastle (NSW)

helloworld Surrey Hills (VIC)

helloworld Mornington (VIC)

helloworld Emu Plains & Penrith (NSW

Best helloworld Local Area Marketing Award

helloworld Mackay & Mt Pleasant (QLD)

helloworld Newcastle (NSW)

helloworld Naracoorte (SA)

helloworld Coffs Harbour Park Beach Plaza (NSW)

helloworld Endeavour Hills (VIC)

Best helloworld Local Community Award

helloworld Strathpine (QLD)

helloworld Scone (NSW)

helloworld Sunbury (VIC)

helloworld Balwyn North (VIC)

helloworld Mandurah Forum (WA)

The major Conference sponsors were Qantas, Qantas Holidays, P&O Cruises, & LA Tourism & Convention Board.



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