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Northern agents have animal welfare in mind Over 200 agents attended the annual Yorkshire Travel Ball in July, which raises money for animal charities across the globe. The event, which has been organised for the last 22 years by Selling Travel columnist Sandy Murray, gives agents the chance to network and catch up with operators and win some fantastic prizes. This year the ball raised money for Born Free, Elephant and Dog sanctuary in India, Soi Dog Foundation, Hull Greyhound Dogs, Donkey Sanctuary and the Greek Cat Rescue.

Record numbers for Abu Dhabi

Carnival Cruise rocks in Ibiza A group of 50 top-performing agents were rewarded with a three-night trip to Ibiza as part of Carnival Cruise Line UK’s Loyalty Rocks Club. The agents stayed at the Ibiza Rocks Hotel where they enjoyed exclusive access to a DJ Jax Jones pool party, a sunset cruise around the island and dinner and after-show party at Pikes Hotel. Surprise guest Dr Alex George from Love Island 2018 was on hand to present agents with their awards. carnival.com

Agents head down under Malaysia Airlines hosted a group of 11 agents from STA, ITC, Hays and Austravel on a trip to discover Australia’s Natural Coast, thanks to Tourism Events Queensland, Visit Sunshine Coast and Fraser Coast Tourism and Events. After landing in Brisbane, the agents enjoyed scuba diving, everglades tours (the region has one of only two everglades systems in the world) and a trip to the Noosa National Park before taking a ferry to Fraser Island to enjoy its seventy-five mile beach, unique lakes and huge sand dunes. Agents finished the adventure-packed trip in Hervey Bay. malaysiaairlines.com

The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi hosted 178 travel agents across Chester, Manchester and London in what was its biggest roadshow yet. Agents heard from 17 Abu Dhabi suppliers and were presented with the latest news, including information about the new Qasr Al Watan, a palace offering an interactive journey through the emirate's Arabic heritage, and more Etihad Airways’ airlift from Heathrow. visitabudhabi.ae

Have you enjoyed an interesting trade event or been on a trip or fam that you would like to see featured on this page? Email editorial@bmipublishing.co.uk

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