First Bright workshop of 2019 takes place in Bath

Nick Goodchild, Veloso Travel; Zoe Barnes and Julie Pymm, C the World Travel; Ian McCaughan, Mid-Counties Co-op Travel

Thirty-two independent travel agents from 22 agencies as well as Home Workers attended BRIGHT’s, (Bringing Real Information & Guaranteed High Quality Training), first event for 2019 in Bath. The event was hosted by members from Kirker Holidays, First Class, Exodus, African Pride, Veloso, Cox and Kings, Inside Japan, Viking Cruises and Sunvil.

The evening’s sponsor was The Alentejo Region of Portugal and the top prize of a place on a Danube fam. trip from Viking went to Elaine Ferry of Elaine’s Travel.

Agents attended from Mid-Counties, 2Js, Butterfly Travel, C The World, Compass Classics, Elaines Travel, Farleigh Travel, Marco Polo, Miles Morgan, Not Just Travel, Personal Travel, Freedom Travel Group, The Travel Shop and Travel Counsellors.

“With the status as it is, the call for closer ties… is essential”

Said Hisham Mahmoud, chairman of Bright, ‘We have started our 2019 series of 14 workshops with a very satisfactory number of independent agents attending. For all of us the year, as expected, has been challenging, however with the status as it is, the call for closer ties and proactivity from independent agents and specialist tour operators is essential.

“The interest and enthusiasm shown by our independent agent guests in Bath at our first event of the year has been very encouraging for our members and we look forward to setting up a range of activities including joint marketing, in-house training and client promotions.”

The next two events will be in Edinburgh on Tuesday March 5th at The Radisson Blu and on Wednesday 6 March in Belfast at Ten Square. See brightconsortia.com for more information.

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