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Saturday,  July 13, 2024 11:55 AM 

TDC rewards successful travel agents with trip to south of France

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  •   06-14-2024  10:41 am
  •   Pax Global Media

TDC rewards successful travel agents with trip to south of France
Marseille. (Elisa Schmidt)
Pax Global Media

Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) invited some of the 50 most deserving travel professionals from its Transat Travel and Voyages Transat agencies on a seven-day Bravo Excellence Club reward trip to the south of France.

It was also an opportunity for owners of franchised and affiliated agencies of the TDC network to allow their deserving staff to take part in this recognition trip.

“I'm delighted to mark the return of our Bravo Excellence Club trips, which have taken an enforced break in recent years,” said Karine Gagnon, TDC's general manager. “Of course, the main criterion for selecting the people who participated in this trip was exceptional sales results. These women and men have surpassed themselves throughout 2023 and stood out for their performance. And there's no better way to reward and thank travel enthusiasts than with the very fruit of their passion.”

For Anthony Mormina, whose first Bravo Excellence Club trip since his appointment as senior sales and operations manager last year, this opportunity to meet and, above all, to have time to talk to and get to know some of the staff at his agencies, is extremely valuable.

“This trip is all about pleasure: visiting, meeting and discovering,” he said. “The name says it all: the aim is to say bravo and thank you for the determination and invaluable dedication deployed. I'm looking forward to next year's trip, when I hope to see many familiar faces again and have the pleasure of discovering recruits within this exceptional group.”

A dream itinerary in and around Lyon and Marseille

The winners arrived in Lyon on Air Transat and had the opportunity to discover the city's extraordinary gastronomy, as well as the surrounding region, notably Vienne-Condrieu.

While there, they visited a number of attractions, including the Halles de Paul Bocuse, Croix-Rousse and Fourvières, the Cité du Chocolat and the Guigal vineyards.

The group then headed for Marseille, where they had the chance to discover the fish market and the Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilization (MUCEM), and where they went on a boat tour of the Calanques, with a stop at prehistoric caves.

Everyone also had the chance to discover some of France’s most beautiful villages, including Lourmarin and Gordes, and they enjoyed stopping off in Aix-en-Provence.

A colorful evening of recognition

The highlight of the trip was the recognition evening on the magnificent terrace of the Sport Beach in Marseille.

Addressing the advisors present, Gagnon emphasized that “every reservation secured by you is not just a transaction, it's a renewed opportunity for you to demonstrate to your customers your determination to offer them exceptional service, which will translate into the finest travel experience possible. Your ability to connect with your customers, to understand their needs and, above all, to offer them the product or products that will meet or exceed their expectations is what you do every day. And TDC thanks you for giving your best every day.”

Transat, the Marseille Tourism, Leisure and Convention Office, Aéroport Marseille Provence, Only Lyon, the Aix-en-Provence Tourism Office, Destination Luberon Tourism Office, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Tourisme and Jumbo Tours France all partnered with TDC in the planning and execution of the trip.

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