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Sales Team

 

Tony Soden
National Sales & Customer Relations Manager

Tel: 0403 189 691

Email: tony.soden@clubmed.com

Tony has the privilege of being responsible for the one of the most energetic and passionate sales teams in this country, and combined with the nearly 65 years of Club med experience amongst the team, our Travel Partners should have no hesitation in coming to the team for advice on their clients next Club Med adventure. Tony speaks Japanese and after a few years living in Japan after completing his University Degree in Business Management – Marketing, he decided to visit the Whitsundays in 2001 and soon began working as the Excursions Manager for Club Med Lindeman Island.

In his 4 years with Club Med then, he spent 1 year at Club Med Kabira, in Okinawa, Japan, where he was the first non-Japanese Excursions Manager, and grew the business there to the most profitable ever. Tony then left Club Med for 4 years at Scenic, where he worked his way up from the QLD Sales Development Manager, to Victoria and then NSW State Manager.

In 2009, he was approached to join an up and coming Cruise Company opening a corporate office in Australia, Royal Caribbean Cruises. As National Key Account Manager, Tony’s role was to grow the profile of this brand amongst the trade community, and managing the major wholesale and retail portfolios, gave him great exposure to the cruise industry, and some key contacts which he now has for his new role as the Head of Sales in Australia and NZ for Club Med. When not working, he likes to be at the beach, on the ski slopes, or trying out a new Mexican restaurant.

Brendon King
State Business Development Manager NSW & ACT, National Accounts & Club Med Boutique Manager

As a naturally empathetic person Brendon originally perused a career in teaching, but after a life changing moment when her was younger he decided that travel was what he was passionate about and that’s when he landed a job in the reservations team at Club Med in 2008.
After over 10 years of working with Club Med in Sydney, in a number of different roles across Club Med Meetings & Events and Sales, Brendon is now the Business Development Manager for NSW & ACT and has undertaken the management many major projects in the company including the In Store Boutique Program and National Accounts. Brendon understands travel agents because he always puts in the time to learn about your businesses, the context you work in and the pressures you face – including fierce online competition & client’s ever-changing expectations, just to name a few. As a result he understands your challenges and can help you identify new business opportunities. Brendon loves the premium all-inclusive concept, the amazing destinations and how happy Club Med makes its clients and is excited every day to get the opportunity to share this with his agents & spread the Club Med love.

Tel: 0411 100 926

Email: brendon.king@clubmed.com

 

Ally Solomou
State Business Development Executive NSW

Tel: 0411 100 921

Email: ally.solomou@clubmed.com

Ally started her career in the travel industry in 2015, as a consultant at Flight Centre, after a life changing trip to Japan. She worked there for 3 years, rising through the ranks to assistant manager and acting manager, and becoming being a top consultant, earning her a spot on the annual top achievers conference in Hawaii in 2017. Ally began her time at Club Med in 2018, as the State Business Development Executive for NSW/ACT, and looks forward to developing relationships with agents and agencies alike, as well as visiting the amazing resorts Club Med have to offer. In her spare time, Ally enjoys practicing yoga, dancing ballet, cooking, and of course, traveling to new and exciting places. Her favourite quote is: “Travel is the only thing you buy which makes you richer”, and is something she lives by.

 

Erin Smith
State Business Development Manager WA & Customer Relations

Tel: 0411 079 777

Email: erin.smith@clubmed.com

Erin started her career in the Travel Industry in 1994 when she started working for Club Med in the Perth office as a reservations consultant. During her 25 years with Club Med she has worked in various roles and has gained extensive knowledge of Club Med resorts and has expert product knowledge. She loves working in the travel industry and has met lots of amazing Industry people over the years from all around the world.

Erin loves to travel to Club Med on her own personal holidays with family and friends. Among the 19 resorts she already visited, her favourite ones are Cancun in Mexico & Kani & Finolhu in The Maldives . She has also been lucky enough to experience 5 ski resorts in France along with many other resorts throughout Asia, Mauritius & America and now looks forward to go to Punta Cana in The Dominican Republic! Her best experience at Club Med Resort is swimming in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea & swimming in a Cenote in Cancun. With proven experience, she learnt that “the world really is a small place! Always expect the unexpected!”

When she is not working, you’ll find Erin playing golf, listening to music, socializing and laughing with friends!

 

Adam Ferraro
State Business Development Manager VIC & SA

Tel: 0411 749 710

email: adam.ferraro@clubmed.com

Adam has worked in the Hospitality and Travel industry for many years. Previously working in 5 star hotels on the Gold Coast and Sydney , in various roles including Banquet Manager and Assistant Hotel Manager. He then made a move to the travel industry starting in a retail agency in Rosebay where he progressed to Retail Manager.

Adam began his career with Club Med over 6 years ago as Sales Manager NSW/ACT and has developed strong relationship’s with his key travel partners. He loves meeting people and developing strong partnerships and of course, taking agents away on educational. Adam is well travelled with Club Med so when you ask him a question about a resort, it is most likely from personal experience.

Neryl Chambers
State Business Development Executive VIC & TAS

Tel: 0404 187 340

Email: neryl.chambers@clubmed.com

Neryl has recently joined the Club Med Sales team in April 2019, after coming from a retail role at Helloworld Drysdale. Starting out her career in travel as a junior consultant with Harvey World Travel, Neryl has spent the majority of her industry career in wholesale as a BDM in Victoria and Tasmania representing the Travel Corporation, Insight Vacations and Contiki Holidays and then Complete Cruise Solutions. Neryl now lives on the surf coast of Victoria with her husband and son..

 

Zoe Gentle
State Business Development Manager QLD & NT

Tel: 0411 100 944

Email: zoe.gentle@clubmed.com

Zoe started her career in travel in 2006. Coming from a family of travelers, she started her first job with Harvey World Travel and though the years moved around the industry. From Flight Centre Head Office, Toll Dnata at Brisbane Airport and also Business Development for Contiki Holidays. Zoe recently began her time at Club Med in August 2018 as the Business Development Manager for QLD, Northern NSW, Northern Territory and New Zealand. Zoe loves everything about travel from exploring new cultures, trying her luck at the local languages, immersing herself in local food most importantly – creating new friendships. Not only does Zoe love helping agents sell travel, she’s good at it too, being a finalist for the NTIA 2017 and also Contiki’s National Sales Manager of the year in 2016.