TravelManagers' Jo Patton is awarded the 2018 Avis Travel Agent Scholarship ·

TravelManagers’ Jo Patton is awarded the 2018 Avis Travel Agent Scholarship

Avis Budget Group, the leading global provider of mobility solutions, has announced Jo Patton as the 2018 winner for its renowned Avis Travel Agent Scholarship program.

Jo Patton from TravelManagers in NSW’s Ulladulla has been recognised by the judging panel for consistently maintaining the highest level of excellence in her customer service and continuing to apply innovation in her work. Jo specifically impressed judges with her success in combining her passions of travel and craft to create Crafty Adventures, a service specialising in cruises and tours with a craft focus. Jo was officially awarded the Avis Scholarship award at the Gala Dinner last night at the Park Hyatt.

The Avis Travel Agent Scholarship is valued at over $40,000 and Jo will enjoy a range of prizes and experiences including; international travel to Singapore to attend the 2019 WIT Conference, professional guidance and access to exceptional education and training opportunities with organisations such as the Cruise Lines International Association Australia (CLIAA).

Ian Jones, Commercial Director of Avis Budget Group Pacific said: “We are extremely proud to award the 2018 Travel Agent Scholarship to Jo. Through her work, Jo has proved herself to be the best of the best, blazing a trail for others in the industry. We can’t wait to see how the Scholarship will benefit her and help her grow over the coming years.”

Launched in 1996, the Avis Travel Agent Scholarship is an award set to encourage, recognise and reward outstanding customer service. Now in its 22nd year, the Scholarship has evolved into one of the most valuable and prestigious awards offered to Australian and New Zealand travel professionals.

About Avis Budget Group

Avis Budget Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAR) is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 11,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world’s leading car sharing network, with more than one million members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australasia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. Avis Budget Group has approximately 31,000 employees and is headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. More information is available at

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