Almost 300 guests gathered at Surfhouse in Merewether last week to celebrate 10 years in business for the Hunter Global Travel Group, which rebranded as italktravel in April 2014.
Sponsored by big brand names such as Scenic and The Travel Corporation, guests were treated to spectacular views, cocktails and amazing food, during a night of celebration and reflection for owners Mark and Julia van Huisstede and Karen Jones.
The business started in February 2006 as one office and has since grown to four offices (Maitland, Rutherford, Newcastle West and The Junction) all now trading as italktravel.
Julia van Huisstede said to all in attendance, “We are proud to be in such a dynamic and exciting industry, we have amazing staff & fantastic suppliers who are all part of the reason that we have made it to this milestone birthday.
“The choice to brand ourselves italktravel has been the best decision we have made and the last 2 years have been fantastic! we have a bright future with italktravel and thank Tom Manwaring & his team for believing in us to kick start the brand.”
Sources say there were a few sore heads in the morning!