Oamaru travel broker Lynne Sinclair wins several awards

Go Holidays business development manager Jessica Skinner and NZ Travel Broker Lynne Sinclair, of Five Forks, who has won several prestigious awards for her work in the travel industry.

 Being a “country girl” who helps run a 364-hectare sheep and beef property at Five Forks is not holding back a mobile travel designer who has won three top travel broker awards and a host of others.

Travel Broker Oamaru’s Lynne Sinclair said she was “just a little overwhelmed” when she was called to the stage of the New Zealand Brokers conference awards on November 22, at Taupo, for winning the Qantas Award for most improved sales with Qantas, the QBE (travel insurance) Broker of the Year, and Go Holidays Broker of the Year.

From the 120 NZ Brokers nationwide, she was also in the top five for the most increased sales, in the top five for preferred supplier of the year and in the top 20 of high achiever awards, for 2015.

“I think I won the most awards on the night. I kept on going up and up,” Sinclair said.

“No-one else got as many awards as I did which is pretty impressive for a small town like Oamaru.”

After working in the travel industry for 34 years, 20 or those working from home and the past five years working for NZ Travel Brokers, Sinclair has earned a reputable status.

“It’s probably word of mouth. People know me because I’ve been in the industry for such a long time.”

Sinclair puts her success down to “the service I give clients” and making herself available 24/7.

When people called her after hours she would “usually just drop everything”.

“Clients will say are you having tea? And I’ll say I’m fine it can be reheated.”

Working from home made it possible for her to go out and move a break fence for stock and then go back to work, she said.

“When I’m not busy I will help out on the farm, but this year has been a bit different, I’ve been very busy.”

Go Holidays business development manager Jessica Skinner said it was great to so many awards go to a South Islander.

“We very much appreciate Lynne’s support and all her hard work,” Skinner said.

“Lynne’s at the top of her game and obviously

Article copied from The Timaru Herald November 29 2015

Travel Awards

Top Seller for Immerse Me (2017)

Travelport Good Sorts Award (2016)

QBE Broker of the Year – Placed 1st (2015, 2014, 2011),  3rd (2013, 2012, 2016)

Recipient NZ Travel Brokers High Achievers Award (2013, 2016)

Go Holidays Broker of the Year – Placed 1st (2015, 2011)

High Achiever award for being in the Top 20 for sales

Qantas Award for most improved sales with Qantas

Top 5 for most increased sales for 2015 Year

Top 5 for preferred supplier of the year

NZ Travel Brokers Top 10 – Placed 7th (2011), 9th (2012), 8th (2017)

Air New Zealand Broker of the Year – Placed 5th (2011), 4th (2012), 1st (2013)