Travel Counsellors celebrated the success of some its top performing Travel Counsellor franchisees with a luxury trip to Ras Al Khaimah this month.
The palatial, five-star Waldorf Astoria’s Ras Al Khaimah resort set the scene for a three-night stay on 10-13 May, to celebrate the achievements of the company’s top-selling “Gold” Travel Counsellors in the last 12 months.
Over 70 of the company’s franchisees from across the globe were joined by partners, sponsors and members of the company’s 300 strong support team. This included Gold Travel Counsellors from the UK, Ireland, South Africa, UAE and the Netherlands.
The luxury trip was supported by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority and offered delegates the chance to experience first-hand the accommodation and excursions available in this up-and-coming area of the Arabian Peninsula.
Amongst the weekend’s activities the group braved an adrenaline-fueled ride on the world’s longest zip line, “Jebel Jais Flight”, on the UAE’s highest mountain in Ras Al Khaimah, and experienced the thrills and spills of “Ice Land” waterpark, with an unforgettable dinner in the desert at the Bedouin Oasis Camp.
CEO at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Haitham Mattar, said; “We are delighted to have the opportunity to host Travel Counsellors’ Gold weekend and showcase all that Ras Al Khaimah has to offer. It’s one of the hidden gems of the UAE and one of the fastest growing destinations in the world. Ras Al Khaimah offers magnificent landscapes, breath-taking coastlines and rich terracotta desert planes, and has solidified its position as the UAE’s increasing destination of choice in the Middle East. Travel Counsellors Gold Weekend allowed us to showcase our natural assets, including pristine beaches, wildlife reserves and magnificent mountain terrains, and supports our strategy to welcome 1 million visitors by the end of 2018, and 3 million visitors by 2025.”
Travel Counsellors Gold weekend culminated in a Gala Night and glittering awards dinner at The Ritz Carlton Al Hamra, which celebrated the success of individual Gold Travel Counsellors, congratulating them on their business milestones and the contribution they make to the success of the company. The group also had the opportunity to visit and take part in workshops at Doubletree by Hilton Marjan Island Resort & Spa, Rixos Bab Al Bahr and Cove Rotana.
Gold Travel Counsellor Siobhan Nel said, “As a Gold Travel Counsellor I’ve worked hard to grow my business from strength to strength, and now I’m here, I couldn’t be happier. The support and guidance I have received from my fellow Travel Counsellors and head office colleagues have been unbelievable, and I couldn’t have done it without them. The opportunity to go on a trip of a lifetime to Ras Al Khaimah and celebrate each other’s achievements and passion for the company has been phenomenal. I’m so proud to be able to call myself a Gold Travel Counsellor.”
Travel Counsellors Gold Weekend is one of two luxury incentive trips the company organises for its Gold Travel Counsellors every year, as well as other events to reward them for their contribution and success.
Travel Counsellors Managing Director, Kirsten Hughes, says; “We feel it’s so important to celebrate the success and achievements of our Gold Travel Counsellors. We are incredibly proud of them for their hard work and dedication, and in return, they enjoy the benefits and rewards of running flourishing leisure and corporate travel businesses as part of the company. This success is down to them putting the care for the customer at the heart of what they do and using the support, tools and technology we provide to create highly personal and bespoke experiences for their customers. We’d like to also thank our valued partners Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Celebrity Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Do Something Different, Air Charter and Emirates, for helping to create a truly unforgettable Gold Weekend.”