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Bellissimo! – MTA joins exclusive Orient Express Bellini Club
MTA Managing Director, Karen Merricks met with Orient Express' Director of Sales Australia/New Zealand, Shane Arnold last week in Sydney to formalise the agreement which sees the agency group become part of a global initiative that selectively invites the world's top travel professionals to exchange leading ideas and expertise.
Under the agreement MTA consultants will benefit from enhanced commissions when booking directly with Orient Express and have access to exclusive 'Come & Stay' rates to gain personal experience of the company's products.
Additional benefits include the Bellini Concierge, a single point of contact, direct access to promotional and marketing opportunities and the opportunity to attend the annual recognition event, 'Bellini Bravissimo.'
MTA agents now also benefit from the perspective of being granted priority for Orient-Express educational trips and events, training and a series of key local events.
In addition, the top 30 Bellini agencies will be invited to an exclusive, four-night annual global Bellini event.
Ms Merricks said the company was extremely honoured to become a member of what is a very exclusive group of international agents.
"The Bellini invite is yet another feather in the MTA cap," she said.
"We are already 'by invitation only' members of Virtuoso which comprises the top one per cent of travel agencies worldwide as well as a Travelscene American Express corporate member and an accredited Virgin Galactic Space Agency.
"Gaining this additional recognition from such an internationally renowned organisation is firm acknowledgement of the respect and esteem with which MTA is held both within the Australia travel industry and overseas,"
Pictured: MTA Managing Director, Karen Merricks and Orient Express' Director of Sales Australia/New Zealand, Shane Arnold at the Observatory Hotel in Sydney at the formal induction of MTA as an Orient Express Bellini Club member.
Licensed since 1991, MTA is a 100 per cent Australian owned family business with clients nationally and headquartered on Queensland's Gold Coast.
MTA Travel Experts are hand picked travel professionals who generally have extensive industry experience of between 15 and 25 years experience working in major agency chains prior to joining the organisation.
IATA accredited and a member of the Travel Compensation Fund, MTA is also proud to be a member of Virtuoso, the exclusive 'by invitation only' global organisation comprising the top one per cent of travel agencies worldwide. MTA is also a Travelscene American Express corporate member and an accredited Virgin Galactic Space Agency.