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JTN CONFERENCE 2011

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Julie PrimmerUnveiling eXcelerate, JTN general manager Julie Primmer promised Jetset and Travelworld agents that the program will be completely transparent. JTNThai Airways’ Debra Matthews tries to tempt colleague Kevin Fisher with one of the chocolate elephants the airline gave away to JTN agents visiting its stand at the conference
   
JTNCloser than the Melbourne Cup! The judges just couldn’t separate Jetset Airport West and Jetset Midland, joint winners of the Jetset Office of the Year award. Picking up the award for Jetset Airport West were Tissma Nicolaides, left, and Teresa Cuzzupe while the Jetset Midlands crew included Geoff and Ronnie Malthouse, Dave Alhauser and Ashley Baker. Julie Primmer, fourth from left, and two “circus” performers helped them all celebrate.
   
JTNWe are the champions! Gippsland Travel Centre was named JTN’s top affiliate agency and Jacquey Turner, Debbie Hulbert, Jacinta Anderson, Jan Darby and Michelle Gibbins celebrated together. Madonna Dwyer and Tony Strong were quick to accept an offer by conference MC Larry Emdur to preside over a renewal of their wedding vows. JTN’s Sandy Osborne, right, clearly thought it was a highlight of the evening.
   
Wings Away TravelWarwick Blacker, former head of JTN, now special adviser to JTG, addresses the conference after receiving glowing tributes from his successor, Julie Primmer, and JTG chief executive Peter Lacaze.
Travel 2Oh, by the way, did I mention I’m scrapping Travel 2 and introducing Jetset Holidays and Travelworld Holidays … Simon Bernardi, right, has Peter Lacaze’s full attention at the Golding Wines event.
     
Gai Tyrrell and Julie PrimmerWhen Gai Tyrrell, left, was heading up Jetset Travelworld a few years ago, she headhunted an up-and-coming executive from Harvey World Travel, Tyrrell moved on to become chief executive of Sabre Pacific and when she showed up at this year’s JTN conference she was greeted by that up-and-comer - Julie Primmer who now heads JTN.
     
Jetset IvanhoeThe team from Jetset Ivanhoe, from left, Sian barlow, Andrew Cove and Pauline Cove. JTNTravelworld Garden City Kotara’s Lauren Gilroy, left, and Lisa Tjandi - are congratulated on taking out the Travelworld Office of the Year title by Julie Primmer and performers from the award evening’s circus-style entertinment.
     

JTNWA agents getting together at the JTN conference included, from left, Wendy Brockbank (Jetset Applecross), Debbie Durell (Jetset Belmont) and Sue Westley (Jetset Mandurah).

JTNNewcastle agents Georgette Southam (Jetset The Junction), left, and Sue Rigby (Jetset Warners Bay).
     
JTNIs the strong dollar helping Asian wholesaling? Four people who ought to know are, from left, Brad Ellis (Travel Indochina), Amanda Highfield (Wendy Wu Tours), Melissa Chapman (Travel Indochina) and Matthew Endycott (Travel Indochina). JTNJenny Lorkin (Avis) poses for the camera with, from left, Robert Halfpenny (Rocky Mountaineer), Brett Wendorf (Kumuka) and Troy Ackerman (Globus).
   
JTNSaffron Russell (Travelworld Alice Springs), right, meets up with Wendy Wu Tours’ Debbie Hanley, left, and Amanda Bruno. JTNPat Gobell from the South Australian Tourist Commission, right, assured Cloncurry Travel’s Kylee and Colin Ferguson that the attractions of Adelaide would make their long journey to the conference well worthwhile.
   
JTNJulian Insall (Kirra Holidays) met up with Karen Ridge (Food and Wine Travel) at the conference’s opening cocktail party. JTNFrom left Rashida Przastek (Jetset Geelong West), Kellie Marshall (Travel Indochina), Hayley O’Rourke (Jetset Central Melbourne) and Narelle Klemke (Jetset Ocean Grove).
   
JTNDon Clark (Complete Cruise Solution) catches up with Peter Egglestone (JTG). JTNJohn Stucci (GTA) and Sue Graham (JTG).
   
JTNTravel Corporation colleagues Anastasia Agius (Uniworld) and Owen Boyce (Insight). JTNQuentin Voss (Air New Zealand) looks pretty pleased to be flanked by Narelle Williams (Jetset Rowville) and Michelle Keep (Qantas Holidays).
   
JTNMonica Romeo (Rail Plus) meets up with Andrew Soo (Singapore Airlines), left, and Ian Darbyshire (SATC). JTNInsight’s David Farrar with Travelworld Naracoorte’s Tanya Mourbey, left, and Kate Driver.
   
JTNJTG’s Peter Lacaze meets up with Barbara Whitten (Anywhere Travel), left, and Gia Acitelli (Virging Atlantic). JTNRobert Halfpenny (Rocky Mountaineer), left, and Perry Morcombe (Seniors Holiday Travel).
   
JTNFrom left John Molinaro (Uniworld), Rachael Harding (Trafalgar), Paul McGrath (Creative Holidays) and Carl Frier (Sabre Pacific). JTNJetset Norwood’s Michael Pound greets Adventure Destinations’ Anita McGaw, left, and Karryn Papenfus.
   

JTNInternational airline concierge for Air New Zealand, Jacqui Flinkenberg-Bruning joins the airline’s leisure sales manager Australia, Quentin Voss, checking out the carrier’s new premium economy class seats on display at the JTN conference.

 

JTNThe crew on the Air New Zealand crew at JTN, back row from left, , Jacqui Flinkenberg-Bruning, Quention Voss and Karen Koval; front row, from left, Sue Burgess and Sarah Kay.
   
JTNAir New Zealand’s Sarah Kay and Sue Burgess try out the airline’s new economy class “cuddle seat”. JTNJetset Kyneton’s Nancye and Jim Peucker took time out from a gruelling day at the JYN conference to relax in Air New Zealand’s new economy class “cuddle seat.
   
JTNAt the Qantas-sponsored final night gala awards dinner, from left, Peter Lacaze (JTG), Karen Tsolakis (Qantas), Julie Primmer (JTN) and conference MC Larry Emdur.  
   
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