Thirty of Travellers Choice’s top-performing members have some tough decisions to make after being named as the 2023 winners of the group's Choice Awards program.
The winning agents can opt between travelling with a purpose in Vietnam thanks to Adventure World, discovering the spectacular landscapes of New Zealand's Bay of Plenty courtesy of ANZCRO or relaxing on a private atoll in the Maldives as guests of Club Med – with all three journeys open to this year’s Choice Award recipients.
Launched in 2007, the Choice Awards recognise Travellers Choice members for their support of the network's preferred suppliers, with winners traditionally receiving an invitation to join an exclusive Gold, Silver or Bronze Reward Trip.
With the program’s return this year following a four-year COVID-inspired hiatus, Travellers Choice has taken the opportunity to rework the prize structure in response to member feedback. As a result, all Choice Award winners are now free to choose the trip they desire.
Managing Director Christian Hunter says the aim is to provide hard-working members with more than just greater flexibility in terms of departure date and destination.
“These educational journeys offer a rare opportunity to share ideas and insights with colleagues, and to forge the connections and bonds that are the foundation of our group,” says Hunter. “Winners now have the opportunity to connect with fellow owners from across the three Choice Awards categories.”
Announcing the 2023 Choice Award recipients at this year’s Travellers Choice Conference on the Gold Coast, Hunter told members that the return of the awards program was an important development for the group.
"It marks the success our members have been able to deliver as the industry recovers and, this year, we have seen the return of some outstanding sales performances despite a few lingering challenges."
2023 GOLD CHOICE AWARD WINNERS
Select World Travel, QLD
Jamison Travel, ACT
Oliver Travel, SA
Windsong Travel, NSW
Endeavour Travel & Cruise, QLD
Everywhere Travel, WA
Chris Watson Travel, NSW
Panorama Cruise & Travel, NSW
Capricorn Travel, WA
Ballina Cruise & Travel, NSW