CATO Christmas Dinner farewells George Dingli of Chat Tours

first_imgMichael Hay, George Dingli , Tony Brazenell Source = e-Travel Blackboard: A.V General Manager Peter Bailey of CATO announces that Michael Hay returns as a committee memberThe Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) members and special guests attended the annual Christmas dinner last night at the North Sydney Harbourview Hotel.  Special announcements were made by General Manager Peter Bailey that Michael Hay has accepted to come back to CATO as a committee member replacing long time member Simon Hills.Two new members have also joined CATO: Gil McLachlan and Brendon Drake.Entertainment for the evening was none other than Kevin Millard from Interline Reservation Services who surprised guests with a few comedic tales which had the entire room laughing – definitely someone to have at your next Christmas party. Following the announcement made on e-Travel Blackboard 4 November 2010, Michael Hay and Tony Brazenell will be operating Chat Tours in Australia and New Zealand from 01 January 2011. George Dingli who set up the office 30 years ago will be returning back to his routes in Athens. Michael Hay then took the opportunity to present George Dingli of Chat Tours with a special gift and to thank him for his dedication to the industry and to CATO.It was clear that when George had the opportunity to speak, there was no stopping him as he thanked everyone for their support, faith and friendship. “I am very proud to say that I am leaving Chat Tours in excellent hands” Sounding husky while reminiscing his days and challenges in creating the company, guests and members of CATO applauded this successful individual. “I will be continuing working on Chat Tours out of Athens”. The Council of Australian Tour Operators (CATO) is an organisation whose members are Wholesalers or Tour Operators that combined promote every destination. If you are a Tour Wholesaler or Tour Operator looking to become a member of CATO, click here to see the benefits. read more