Travelport, the business services provider to the global travel industry, has announced Kangan Institute student, Jessy Martins as this year’s Travelport Agent of the Future winner. Tropical North Queensland Institute of TAFE teacher, Daniela Lacey was also named the 2011 Instructor of the Year. Both awards were presented today at Travelport’s Learning and Development Forum in Sydney.
For over a decade, the Travelport Agent of the Future program has supported the development of tourism industry students and continues to recognise and reward talented students in the industry. This year’s winner, Jessy Martins was commended for her enthusiasm for the industry and dedication to her tourism course. Upon learning of her win, Jessy said, “The positive influence this award gives, just pushes me more to succeed knowing people believe in me.”
The two other finalists were South West Institute of Technology student Michelle Durrant and Andrew Flowers from Australian Pacific Travel & Tourism.
Meanwhile, Daniela Lacey picked up the Travelport Instructor of the Year 2011 award after receiving numerous nominations from her students who praised her extensive knowledge of the travel industry as well as her motivating and passionate approach to teaching.
The two winners will receive an exciting holiday to Thailand, including return flights to Phuket with Air Australia, two nights accommodation at the Courtyard by Marriott Phuket and three nights accommodation courtesy of Octopus Travel. Furthermore, Jessy will enjoy seven days car hire from Avis and insurance cover by Aussie Travel Cover.