Posted in News on Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Beachcomber Tours South Africa's best travel agents attended the Top 10 Premier Awards at the Victoria Beachcomber from the 22nd to the 25th of November. This annual event brings together the most important players in the South African travel industry and allows them to discover Beachcomber’s hotels as well as Mauritius as a destination.
Their stay began on Mauritius’ northern coast, in the enchanting setting of Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa. After being welcomed by a team of attentive artisans, the travel agents were invited to take advantage of the hotel's wide range of amenities. Among other things, they indulged in the spa’s Art of Wellness experience and sampled delicious menus that emphasise local products and flavours. The more adventurous were also able to take part in water activities including boat trips and diving sessions in the beautiful Balaclava Marine Park. Finally, nature and history lovers enjoyed an electro-bike excursion to the north’s most beautiful spots, including the colonial house of Mauricia and the Château de Villebague.
The highlight of the Top 10 Premier Awards’ 2018 edition was naturally the gala dinner held on the 24th of November. It was attended by a large number of guests, including representatives from the MTPA, the Beachcomber sales team and the directors of Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels properties, as well as Gilbert Espitalier-Noël, the CEO of Beachcomber Resorts & Hotels. Over the course of the evening, held as a “White Party”, Rian Bornman and Marica Franchi from Travel by Investec/Flightsite agency was crowned the year’s top seller.
"This elite and highly respected awards event not only recognises the achievements of our agents but also allows them to experience the wonders of Mauritius. They get to experience Beachcomber thanks to its caring, effective artisans, explore our beaches, participate in a wide range of land and water sports and taste a variety of cuisines. We always encourage them to experience the “real” Mauritius outside of the hotels as well. They all return to South Africa having fallen in love with Mauritius once again, and in turn share this passion with their team members”, explains Joanne Visagie, Sales & Marketing Director of Beachcomber Tours South Africa.