Sunday, 24 November 2013

Travel the World and Ponant plan for growth

Sarina Bratton signs her agreement
with the founder and CEO of
Compagnie du Ponant,
Jean-Emannuel Sauvee
Travel the World, Australia’s leading provider of luxury travel experiences, and Compagnie du Ponant, the French cruise line and five star expedition specialist, announced today the expansion of operations in Australia.

In anticipation of the arrival of a new yacht in Australian waters in winter 2015, the owners of Compagnie du Ponant have appointed one of Australia’s most prominent and most highly regarded cruise professionals, Sarina Bratton, to assist them in their plans for growth.

Travel the World remains Compagnie du Ponant’s preferred partner in its Australian operations and is delighted to be partnering with Sarina in building on the success of the Compagnie du Ponant brand. Travel the World will continue to service the trade both commercially and for reservations well into the future.

With a long term agreement and partnership with Compagnie du Ponant, Travel the World looks forward to ensuring the trade business over the years ahead continues to grow.

The six year partnership with Travel the World has seen Compagnie du Ponant’s business grow from an unknown cruise line to one of the best positioned and fastest growing cruise brands in the Australian market, and the partners remain firmly committed to growing the business into the future together.

Michelle Taylor
Says Michelle Taylor, General Manager, Sales & Marketing for Travel the World, “Travel the World is proud of the growth that we have achieved working in partnership with Compagnie du Ponant and is delighted with the news of a new yacht bound for Australian waters and the opportunities that it brings. We are excited to be working with Sarina Bratton and Compagnie du Ponant and continuing our partnership into the future. Our focus will be continuing to service our trade partners both commercially and for reservations into the future, ensuring that the trade are serviced to a high level and continue to grow their Ponant sales in 2014/ 2015 and the years ahead”.

Travel the World has been providing discerning travellers with unique luxury experiences for over 30 years. From premium cruise holidays with the world’s best cruise lines to enriching historic and cultural tours and luxurious resorts, Travel the World offers an exciting range of travel options beyond the predictable. The company has established new benchmarks of excellence in travel- related services to the Australian travel industry and consumers since it was founded in 1977.