Avis rewards innovation

The longstanding Avis Travel Agent Scholarship this year focused on the theme of innovation, directly tackling the phenomena of digital disruption affecting most travel companies and recognising agents who have creatively changed the way they do business.

Nakita Byrne from TravelManagers ultimately claimed the prestigious scholarship on the night, impressing the judging panel with her ability to harness social media to more effectively engage with clients, increase endorsements and improve brand awareness.

Pictured is scholarship winner Nakita Byrne; nominee Amber Halleday; senior vice president of global travel and partnership sales for Avis Budget Group Kaye Ceille; nominee Brigitte Kempf and nominee Kim Mason.