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AOT Group Mega Famil a Mega Success

24th of April, 2014

The 2014 AOT Group Mega Famil finished up on April 11 after an amazing 12 day once-in-a-lifetime adventure around Australia for 70 participants from around the globe representing countries including Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and the USA - as well as the AOT Tour Leaders.


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This fantastic event would have not been possible without the generous support of AOT’s accommodation and touring partners, the State Tourism Organisations and Tourism Australia.


“I would like to give a special thanks to the sponsors and the supplier partners who made this famil the unprecedented success that it was! We could never have done it without their support. Every product experienced by the group was amazingly delivered by the staff of our supplier partners who went above and beyond to make our common clients welcome.” Cinzia Burnes, AOT Chief Operating Officer.


The participants were blown away with everything they experienced while on this famil, with resounding feedback that it was “the best trip they had ever been on” and a promise to go back to their respective homes with a new found enthusiasm and a passion to sell Australia to the world!


The AOT Group would like to thank all of the Sponsors and Supplier Partners who made the Mega Famil 2014 possible:


Australia’s Coral Coast, South Australian Tourist Commission, Tourism & Events Queensland, Tourism Australia, Tourism NT, Tourism Victoria, Tourism Western Australia, 12 Apostles Helicopters, AAT Kings, Abbey Beach Resort, Accor Hotels, AHL Hotels & Resorts, Airlink Ground Transport, Airport Connections, Avis, Bensons Limousines, Cairns Tropical Zoo, Cape Lodge, Crown Hotels, Down Under Tours, Exmouth Bus Charters, Hilton Hotels International, IHG, Kangaroo Island Odysseys, Kangaroo Island Sealink, Kangaroo Island Wilderness Tours, Kings Canyon Resort, Kings Creek Station, Lady Bay Resort Warrnambool, Ningaloo Safari Tours, Ocean Freedom Cruises, Pan Pacific Perth, Pinnacle Tours / Go Adams, Potshot Hotel, Prestige Connections, QT Port Douglas, Ramada Resort Phillip Island, Reef Magic Cruises, Regional Air Express, Royale Limousines, Silver Needle Hospitality, Starwood Hotels & Resort, Thala Beach Lodge, Three Islands Whale Shark Dive, Toga - TFE Hotels, Two Feet & a Heartbeat Tours, Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia & Wooroonooran Safari Tours.


The Mega Famil was split into 2 modules, each exploring different regions of Australia before meeting up in Melbourne for the final section of the trip.


Module 1 began with four days exploring the West Coast of Australia including Exmouth, Margaret River and Perth before heading to South Australia and visiting Adelaide and Kangaroo Island, then onto Victoria to experience Melbourne before travelling to regional Victoria to visit the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula.


Module 2 took in Port Douglas, Cairns and Tropical North Queensland and visited Mossman Gorge and the Daintree to explore the reef, Kurunda and rainforest, then onto The Red Centre to see Uluru, Kings Canyon and Alice Springs before a flight to Melbourne to visit the city and also see regional Victoria including the Great Ocean Road, Wilsons Promontory and Phillip Island.