:: Rewards for Rail Excellence :: 2011 Dux, Travelworld Nowra owner-manager Jennie Dicker, with Rail Plus CEO David Stafford Greg McCallum (Rail Plus) and Ivette Velasco (Emirates) Melissa Pointon (Concierge Business Travel), Larissa McKenzie (Travelworld Newcastle), Trina Patterson (Concierge Business Travel) and Greg McCallum (Rail Plus) Hosting its first ever Corporate Rail Experts event in Sydney last night, Rail Plus awarded 25 graduates from across the country after completing a series of online training modules, with the big prize awarded to Travelworld Nowra Manager, Jennie Dicker.Though the Rail Experts program has been running for three years, this is the first time it has been tailored specifically for corporate consultants, which Rail Plus National Sales & Marketing Manager, Greg McCallum said reflected growing interest of rail travel to international business travellers which has resulted in a 55 per cent increase in sales from corporate consultants this year.“Rail networks – particularly those in Europe where high-speed services are rapidly expanding – offer corporate travellers unrivalled ease and efficiency,” McCallum said. In order to further benefit from growing demand, Mr McCallum said initiatives were developed to better adapt services for coprorates, which includes the new integration into Amadeus’ front office solution and the introduction of ‘Print Your Ticket’ technology providing increased security, flexibility and convenience. Ms Dicker received two return tickets to Europe flying Emirates, two Eurail Global Flexi Passes and two tickets on Eurostar, and advertising of her company in business media. Julia Enders from Travelforce Private came runner up and also went home with a prize, a ticket to the 2012 National Travel Industry Awards next year (including one nights’ accommodation in Sydney), and third placed Kate Bennett from Travelworld Coffs Harbour will travel to Melbourne in December to attend this year’s TraveLeague Christmas Luncheon.Five top selling Emirates and Eurostar graduates will also be chosen to experience the product first hand on a 10-day famil to Europe in November sponsored by Rail Plus and partners, Emirates, Eurostar and Citadines Apartments. Agents picked include, Karen Borg – Pure Travel, Karen Hamilton – Elite Travel, Melissa Pointon – Concierge Business Travel, Larissa McKenzie – Hunter Travel Group and Robyn Martin – Jetset Camden.All graduates of the Corporate Rail Experts program received a Eurail Global Flexi Pass for 15 days travel in two months.For further information please visit www.railplus.com.au. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: D.M Geoff Currie (Trafalgar Tours) and Julia Enders (Travelforce Sydney) Louise Reid (Mary Rossi Travel) and Gretel Spiegel (Mary Rossi Travel) Dux, participants on exclusive Rail Plus famil and Emirates.(L to R): Ivette Velasco (Sales Executive, Emirates), Larissa McKenzie (Hunter Travel Group), 2011 Dux Jennie Dicker (Travelworld Nowra), Karen Hamilton (Elite Travel), Karen Borg (Pure Travel), Melissa Pointon (Concierge Business Travel), Robyn Martin (Jetset Camden), Greg McCallum (National Sales & Marketing Manager, Rail Plus) and Jessica Pinnuto (Sales And Marketing Co-ordinator, Rail Plus).