July 2008 – Macarthur Travel

Outstanding Business of the Month: Macarthur Travel

Congratulations to Macarthur Travel Service who are this month’s MWLP Local Hero of the Month.

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Macarthur Travel Service is an Independent Travel Agent owned by Elaine Wilson and has two long time team members Mary Debrincat and Michelle Lucey and are located on the main street in Camden.

Elaine originally bought Liverpool Travel in 1999 however jumped at the chance to move the business to Camden in 2001 as she is a proud Macarthur citizen who has lived in Camden for over 30yrs. Macarthur Travel Service has opened its doors and provided quality workplacement opportunities for Macarthur HSC students since 2002.

Macarthur Travel Service is proud to service the Macarthur community as they love the next door neighbor feel that the community brings with them.

Collectively, the team at Macarthur Travel have traveled around the world! Elaine feels that this really shows in their business and when they are dealing with customers. “Travel is such a personal thing as it reveals dreams and desires, in some way we are making peoples dreams come true!” Elaine said.

Macarthur Travel Service is proud of their customer service and say that they are able to offer a more personal service and they live by the motto that “we were given two ears and one mouth for a reason”.

Macarthur Travel Service has had over 50 HSC Workplacement students complete one week placements over the years, WHY? You may ask. Well Elaine and her team have had experience raising their own teenagers over the years and know too well the challenges that young people face when deciding on career choices and feel that they have the experience and knowledge to give these students a go. “Workplacement can affect many career choices they make and we are grateful that we can be apart of that” said Elaine.

“Some students come in on the Monday morning with little or no self confidence and by the time they leave on the Friday afternoon they are answering phones and assisting customers. It is such a great feeling to see them walk out the door a more confident person and knowing that you helped them achieve that” Elaine said.

Some students have come back and said hello and even booked trips with them!

As this month’s MWLP Local Hero, Macarthur Travel Service has received luxurious Gold Class passes donated by Greater Union Macarthur.

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