Over 50 World Expedition staff gathered at Thredbo

first_imgOver 50 World Expedition staff gathered at Thredbo Village recently for the adventure company’s biennial staff conference that included a trek to the summit of Australia’s highest peak, Mt Kosciuszko. Intrepid and willing, it was only the gale force winds and sub zero temperatures that prevented the determined group from reaching the top, says World Expeditions CEO, Sue Badyari. “Every time we do a conference, we include an activity day and this year, the plan was for more than 50 staff to hike to the summit … but we’re all more connected than ever through the shared experience and it was great to give our trekking gear and equipment a good workout!“The workshop sessions were fantastic and opened up plenty of healthy discussion and feedback and a lot of fun was had on the trivia and evening events.” Badyari says the Conference objective is as much about getting staff together from all over Australia to meet each other and strengthen camaraderie, as it is learning about the company’s expanded range of adventures, responsible travel initiatives and the exciting new ventures planned for the company in the future.World Expeditions staff don Cherokee costumes at the Conference“These days, the World Expeditions Travel Group comprises 11 separate brands, including the parent company World Expeditions, UTracks, World Youth Adventures, Huma Charity Challenge, Australian Walking Holidays and Tasmanian Expeditions. Along with recent company acquisitions such as Trail Journeys in New Zealand and Sherpa Van in the UK, this growth makes it really important to bring staff together.In Quechuans costumes“Getting staff from all of these divisions together, including back office accounts and administration staff, helps everyone become better connected with what each of us is doing. It’s inspiring and highly educational.”Ready to board the Thredbo chairlift conferenceWorld Expeditionslast_img

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