Explora Journeys takes Travel Associates sky high

30 Travel Associates get an elevated experience in Singapore

Explora Journeys took trade partners sky high in Singapore on Tuesday evening, hosting a dinner in a private room at Artemis Grill’s CapitaGreen Rooftop, Level 40, as part of the International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) Asia Pacific.

Hosting 30 attendees luxury travel advisors from Travel Associates, guests enjoyed a four-course meal whilst taking in panoramic views of the Singapore skyline.

Key figures from Explora Journeys; Chris Austin, Chief Sales Officer; Nicole Costantin, Head of Sales APAC; Gillian Seller and James McCullagh, Business Relationship Lead – Australia and New Zealand, hosted Head of Marketing, Maddison Done and business leaders from Travel Associates across the Australian and New Zealand markets.

Jonathan House, TA Runaway Bay; Belinda Moore, TA Cottesloe; Jo Kennedy, Kennedy & Turner TA; Stephanie Brown, Davis & James TA and Chris Austin, Explora Journeys

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Austin delivered an address to the party, ramping up excitement in the countdown to the launch of the brand’s first of six ships, EXPLORA I. That ship’s inaugural journey is scheduled for inside a month – on 17 July 2023.

Chris Austin, Chief Sales Officer, Explora Journeys

“Our travel advisor partners, and especially those from Travel Associates are central to our brand’s success. We are in this together and will be mutually successful as we deliver a differentiated experience for the discerning traveller,” Austin said.

“We have developed the boldest portfolio of commercial terms, industry-first policies and unique program offerings all in support of the travel advisor community. July 17th turns the page on the next chapter of the brand, and we invite you all on this continued journey”.

Lolo Trendell, Trendell & Turner Travel Associates; Nic Sinclair, Travel Associates Victoria Point; Belinda Moore, TA Cottesloe and Amanda Graham, TA Chirn Park

Rachel Kingswell, General Manager of Travel Associates AU/NZ and Operational Director, Luxury Travel Collection at FCTG, commented, “We are extremely excited about the launch of EXPLORA I in just over 3 weeks’ time, so the opportunity to spend quality time with Chris Austin, Nicole Costantin and the Explora Journeys executive team was invaluable for our Business Leaders.

“It is a stunning ship, and we cannot wait to get clients onboard. Our Cruise Boutiques are the perfect businesses to take this product to the luxury clients, however all of our businesses are very excited to have this brand in their portfolio for cruising clients.”

Chris Austin with Madison Done, Head of Marketing AU/NZ, Travel Associates
Alison Lord, TA Turrarmurra; Adam Crossman TA Glenelg; Alex Hannagan, Hannagan & Greive TA Dunedin and James Cullagh, Explora Journeys

Explora Journeys’ ambition is to redefine the luxury cruise category, set to transform ocean travel through a synergy of the chicest ships and the most immersive itineraries that allow guests to discover further, travel deep, and linger a little longer at each destination.

Lead image: Chris Austin, Chief Sales Officer, Explora Journeys; Alison Lord, Travel Associates Turramurra; with Explora Journeys’ Gillan Seller, Business Relationship Lead AU/NZ and Nicole Costantin, Head of Sales APAC.

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