April 19, 2015

Testimonials

Here is what some of our Clients say about TravConsult's impact on their teams:

Melbourne Airport

"The team at TravConsult have been a great supporter of Melbourne Airport over the last 6 years as we have developed & implemented our Chinese Customer Experience Strategies “China Ready” and “China Friendly”, as well as our Indian Passenger Experience Strategy.

 Trevor & Lilly’s expertise in these key markets have ensured that we continue to be well positioned to take advantage of growth opportunities through improved service ratings from both Chinese & Indian passengers. One of TravConsult’s strengths has been their ability to work constructively with our staff & our key service providers through for example their tailored Passenger Experience workshops.  This has enabled alignment of approach on our customer service strategies & contributing to our airport becoming the only Australian Airport to be accredited by the Customer Service Institute of Australia."

Simon Gandy - Aeronautical Executive Melbourne Airport

 

Auckland Airport

"Trevor and Lilly, husband and wife team from TravConsult, have worked closely with Auckland Airport’s business development team over the last 4 years. Together we have helped change the landscape of New Zealand tourism and helped support and influence the country to become “Asia ready”, with a particular focus on China.

TravConsult have worked with Auckland Airport on many tactical deliverables, including specialist training for airport staff and retailers, through to country wide tourism operator workshops focused on off shore programmes. Trevor has also built up a fantastic reputation as MC for our Asia Summit Conference and both Trevor and Lilly have extensively participated in the Asia Summit panel discussions. Trevor and Lilly’s offshore expertise in key markets have ensured that Auckland Airport has led the change and focus for the entire country, and enabled us to continue to take advantage of the continuing Asian traveller growth.

TravConsult research and shape their programmes tailored to the audiences they are presenting to, from Board level to front line staff.

Trevor and Lilly’s continued professionalism and close relationships maintained within our team are a credit to them."

Mark Frood - International Market Development Manager Auckland Airport

 

Brisbane Airport Corporation 

Brisbane Airport Corporation has worked with TravConsult for the past 5 years. During this time, we have collaborated on a number of projects including:

 -        Chinese, Indian, Korean & Japanese Culture & Customer Service Workshops

-        China Market Update for Senior Management Team

-        Accompanied Brisbane Airport to China in 2014

-        China Strategy Development Consulting Project

Throughout all of the above we have found TravConsult to have thorough and up to date knowledge of current trends, demographics and behaviours within the various Asian market segments as well as relevant information on the travel retail and aviation environment.

 TravConsult has delivered programs to everyone from front line retail staff members to Senior Management and CEO level. We value the professionalism and up to date knowledge that Trevor and Lilly hold and we look forward to working with them on further projects in the future."

Andrew Brodie - General Manager Airline & Retail Management Brisbane Airport Corporation

"Lilly and Trevor provided an educational and accurate insight into China and its culture.  Their dedication to training and ongoing support has benefited our business’s understanding of China which has evolved into successful relationships."

Terry Rossitto - Infrastructure Development Manager Brisbane Airport Corporation

 

AccorHotels

“On behalf of AccorHotels Pacific, I would highly recommend the work of Trevor and Lilly at TravConsult who we have been working closely with for many years.

Not only are Trevor and Lilly an absolute delight to work with, their guidance, insights and Asia market experience have been instrumental in the development of our Optimum Service Standards for the Indian and Chinese markets, and the subsequent pioneering implementation of this program in our major inbound hotels across the region.

I have the utmost respect for Trevor and Lilly and would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Simon McGrath COO AccorHotels Pacific

 

AccorHotels

“Working with TravConsult has been a pleasure for both myself and my team. Their guidance and insight was instrumental in AccorHotels being the first hotel group in New Zealand to develop and introduce Optimum Service Standards for the Chinese market, and the subsequent pioneering implementation of this program in our major inbound hotels across the country.

Under the programme, Accor hotels provide services such as provision of particular foods as part of the breakfast buffet, Chinese speaking reception staff, Chinese language TV and newspapers, concierge assistance and other services. A key component also was the training and education of front-line hotel staff about the cultural background of China and the specific needs of Chinese guests.

This program has played a fundamental role in supporting the growth of New Zealand’s second largest and fastest growing major trading and tourism partner, and has seen the participating Accor properties benefit with well above market growth.

TravConsult actively managed the accreditation process with the Chinese Business Council and now nearly three years later the programme is still seen as best practice. We would have no hesitation in recommending their services.”

Garth Simmons - Senior Vice President New Zealand, Fiji & French Polynesia AccorHotels

 

The Star Sydney

"Working with Trevor and Lilly from TravConsult was a pleasure.

 Trevor and Lilly took a truly collaborative approach supported by a comprehensive “business gap analysis” to create an engaging, and well received training program. Frontline employees received practical tools to better communicate and interact with our most valuable clients.

 The results were immediately apparent, with team members substantially improving their confidence and cultural understanding, and an increase in positive feedback from our guests.

I would recommend TravConsult to any business eager to better understand Asian markets."

Damian Quayle - General Manager Table Games - The Star

 

BridgeClimb Sydney

“TravConsult provided Chinese cultural training in the lead up to our CEO mission to China. The insights and advice provided by TravConsult proved to be an important part of our preparation for the trip.”

Todd Coates - CEO BridgeClimb Sydney

 

Conrad Jupiters Gold Coast 

"Without doubt, the feedback I have received from participants who have attended TravConsult's Chinese Culture and Customer Service Workshops has been nothing short of outstanding. Many of the participants in this workshop rate it as the most beneficial and relevant development session they have attended since commencing with the company.

TravConsult's workshops have helped to improve the service delivered by the Conrad Jupiters Team to our Chinese customers. In turn, our Chinese customers are happier with their experience at our property, and return home with positive comments and feedback about our property and team."

 Vince King - General Manager Hotel / Food & Beverage Conrad Jupiters Gold Coast

 

Victorian Caravan Parks Association 

"Lilly and Trevor planned and delivered one of the most successful presentations at our 2014 conference, due to in a large part, their detailed planning & preparation.  Our delegates really gained an insight into the culture & customs of Chinese visitors, & enjoyed the fun activities planned by Lilly to make the experience real & enjoyable.

I would recommend this workshop to all businesses & groups wishing to deepen their understanding of the Chinese culture & appreciation of Chinese visitors."

Elizabeth White - Chief Executive Officer Victorian Caravan Parks Association

 

Tax Free World Association (TFWA)

"On behalf of TFWA, our sincere thanks to you for speaking at the TFWA Asia Pacific Conference in Singapore on May 13.  Your contribution to the Perfection Personified workshop was extremely interesting and challenging, and gave delegates much 'food for thought' on how we as an industry can better serve the Asian nationalities on whom we increasingly depend."

Erik Juul-Mortensen - President TFWA

 

Business Tourism Australia

"TravConsult's India market-specific Business and Customer Service Workshops work through cultural differences and nuances to empower tourism executives, managers and their teams the much needed cross-cultural business skills and customer service knowledge required to effectively understand and successfully engage and interact with their clients and customers from India."

Peter Colahan – Chief Executive BTA

 

Venture Southland New Zealand

“Trevor & Lilly delivered a fantastic programme and series of China Workshops sponsored by Auckland Airport in Queenstown. They were extremely well thought out and presented and very informative and practical. I have taught in Thailand and worked in Hong Kong on training programmes; I must say this has been excellent!”

Paul Casson - Chief Executive Venture Southland NZ

 

 Shangri-la Hotel, The Marina, Cairns 

"With a large percentage of our clientele being from the South-East Asian region, Trevor & Lilly from TravConsult bring to the table a great deal of experience in the understanding of Asian Culture and Customs and they have a unique way of sharing this experience with our staff.

Our staff are now confident and willing to deal with guests of different nationalities and this is evident through the many and varied forms of positive correspondence that we receive.

TravConsult are an industry leader when you think of cultural training in the Hospitality and Tourism industry. They are results driven and demonstrate a special bond with those who participate in their programs."

Nic O'Donnell - Training Manager & Carol West - Director Human Resources Shangri-la Hotel Cairns

 

 Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

"Management through to front-line team members emerge from TravConsult’s Japanese Customer Service and Chinese Customer Service Workshops with fresh perspectives and important skills. They learn the cultural impacts on service needs and expectations and look at techniques on how to improve customer service delivery and consequently, increase customer spend. Without doubt, this new knowledge has significantly improved our team's customer service approaches and interactions with a positive effect on the manner in which cultural diversity is understood and recognised throughout the complex."

 Mike Chep - Customer Relationship & Training Manager Sofitel Reef Casino Cairns

JTB Cairns strongly supported our Japanese Customer Service Workshops and Presentations - click here for their testimonial. 

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