Australia Elevates Michelle Mangio to Premier Travel Agent Status in Massachusetts

March 09, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Attleboro, MA (March 9, 2006) - Tourism Australia announced the addition of local travel agent, Michelle Mangio, to its elite group of Aussie Specialist Premier agents.

With today’s announcement, Ms. Michelle Mangio, owner of Magical Escapes Vacations, joins only 132 North American agents who have been recognized as the industry leaders in selling vacations to Australia.

The group of Premier agents was chosen by Australia’s national tourism organization, Tourism Australia. Agents had to meet strict criteria and compete against the industry’s best for the small number of spots before they were accepted into the prestigious marketing program.

Tourism Australia Vice President of the Americas, Mr. Michael Londregan emphasized the importance of this new distinction.

"Over 6,000 Aussie Specialists in North America are already recognized in our industry as a very talented and knowledgeable group in selling any type of vacation to Australia," Londregan said.

"But there is a growing travel segment, the ‘vacation deprived,’ who want to travel more but need experts that are savvy in marketing and organizing travel to help them motivate and book their next trip," he continued.

Expedia recently surveyed 1000 Americans and 32% were vacation deprived, vowing they’d like to travel more.

"Tourism Australia is assured that when these prospective clients use our Premier agent (insert name) they will be working with the industry’s top Australia experts," Londregan added.

Ms. Mangio explained her pride in her new Aussie Specialist Premier agent title.

"Aussie Specialist Premier agents provide some of the best service around because we are truly passionate about Australia, and we have first hand experience because we have been there! Clients can be rest assured they are in expert hands and will make their vacations memorable," Mangio said.

"From high-end luxury to budget-conscious travels, Premier agents also have access to Australia’s latest insider information and packages. We’re experts in designing and pacing a trip according to our client’s wishes," she said.

For questions, images or need more information on Australia, contact:

Michelle Mangio on 866-698-7849 at Magical Escapes Vacations