Since welcoming the resumption of cruising in April 2022, PONANT’s newly restructured Asia Pacific Business Development Team have been making a vast impact on the Australian travel industry through a variety of dedicated partnership opportunities.
As major sponsors of Helloworld Travel Owner Manager Conference on the Gold Coast and the Virtuoso Symposium in Adelaide, PONANT conducted personal business planning sessions with over 500 travel professionals.
In addition, PONANT announced 12 exceptional giveaways, presenting 10x $2,000 marketing funds to invest in advertising and procuring incremental sales to trade partners, as well as awarding prizes of two complimentary luxury staterooms onboard the newly renovated Le Ponant for departures in the Seychelles in 2022 and the Kimberley in 2023 for two lucky managers.
PONANT’s announcement of new sailings in the Kimberley onboard Le Ponant for 2023 was met with a round of applause at both conferences. Owner and Manager of Noosa Cruise and Travel Natalie Cherry attended both conferences and said PONANT’s commitment to the trade industry has been appreciated by all.
“By investing in sponsorship at a national level along with local marketing for independently owned businesses, PONANT is demonstrating assurance to the industry which is incredibly welcoming as sailing resumes,” Cherry said.
“It is so exciting they have announced Le Ponant is coming to Australian waters. This type of sailing expedition has never been done before and it is such a unique and intimate way to explore the Kimberley,” she added.
Lead image: Pictured at the Helloworld Travel Owner Managers conference on the Gold Coast are PONANT’s all-women Business Development team – from left: Annabelle Brown, Vic/SA/Tas; Julie Golding, NSW/ACT; Julie Rogers, Director of Sales and Janelle Ramsey, (Qld/NT/WA).