BRIGHT Travel Training Event – ASCOT

BRIGHT Travel Training Event – Ascot

My name is Marie Rayner and I am a Travel Counsellor and this week myself and 60 other agents from different travel agencies were lucky enough to be able to attend a BRIGHT Training Event in Ascot at the Beautiful Royal Berkshire Hotel.

The event was attended by 10 amazing BRIGHT members who were as follows:

Davis Holland (African Pride) Jonathan Whiteley & Katie Daniels (First Class Holidays) Hisham Mahmoud (Kirker Holidays) Maria Ersmarker (Hurtigruten) Andrew Schweitzer (Viking Cruises) Julie Franklin (Mark Warner) Dan Jackson (Exodus) Greg Thurston (Cox & Kings) Sue John (Sunvil) Matt Spiller (Inside Japan) and also Jean Marc Flambert from Antigua & Barbuda Tourist Board who sponsored this lovely evening for us all. Also a lovely thank you to Doug Goodman who was our photographer for the evening.

I found the training with the members was very informative and very rewarding. I found out information that I never knew which is great for my customers. The evening started off in a private bar area with a welcome drink and a quick mingle and some lovely canapés. After everyone had arrived we were then shown into a lovely room where 10 tables were set out for the members which had brochures and information about their product on them.

The travel agents were put into small groups and we spent about 8 minutes with each BRIGHT member listening to information about what was new and how we can help our customers with choosing the right type of holiday for them.

Once the training was finished we were shown into a room all set out for our lovely 2 course meal which was very yummy. During the meal we had a chance to carry on asking the BRIGHT members more questions as they sat with us, we also had a presentation from Jean Marc about Antigua & Barbuda. What amazing and beautiful places they are.

We also held a raffle for the ABTA Lifeline Charity who provides support for Agents and their families in time of need. The prizes were donated by the BRIGHT Members and we raised £193 on the evening which was very generous.

The evening was a great success and I would like to thank Colin Sanderson from Events For Travel for another great evening.