Celebrating 35 years in the travel industry this year, The Goldman Group held its Biennial conference on 23–25 November at Peppers Noosa Resort. Attended by 120 staff members and supplier partners, the conference was an opportunity for staff, preferred partners and suppliers to convene for company updates, networking and professional development sessions.
Held over three days, the conference announced the consolidation of its leisure brands and the farewell of the Travel Phase brand, to make way for the rollout of Travelcall – with offices in Melbourne, Bondi Junction Double Bay– and the plan to launch Travelcall in Brisbane. The Cruise Centre will follow suit in Sydney and Melbourne, alongside its Brisbane post.
The Goldman Group experienced a fruitful year in the travel industry, with many new wins under its belt including over $6 million of new corporate business and taking home the Top Virtuoso Agency Production (Asia Pacific) award at the 30th annual Virtuoso Travel Week for the fourth year running. On the cruise front, business is booming with sales up 115% across the group and the execution of 65 cruise marketing campaigns in 2018 alone.
“The company continues to grow from strength to strength, with thanks to our committed, hardworking staff. Staff longevity at The Goldman Group is something I am proud of, and I’m pleased to say that over 45% of Goldman staff have been with us for more than five years – and counting,” says Tom Goldman OAM, Executive Chairman of Goldman Travel Group.
“We could not bank on year-on-year success without our agents and strong relationships with suppliers and clients.”
The Goldman’s biggest achievement this year, however, is celebrating 35 years in the travel industry. To mark this, the group unveiled a ‘35 Years of Goldman’ video, an insight into the third-generation family-owned and -operated travel advisory group. The conference also saw the introduction of a $250 wellness bonus extended to Goldman staff, to be used for health programmes, yoga, nutritional initiatives and more. To conclude the conference, the group hosted attendees to a luxurious Touch of Gold dinner.
The Goldman Group has commissioned a study into Luxury Travel trends of the Australian Traveller in partnership with AccorHotels, with the research study to be released in February 2019.
Below are a collection of images from the conference.
Lead image: Anthony Goldman