first_imgFamils Byron Cruise & Travel’s Jessica Milford had a close encounter with a friendly camel after a 4WD joinery across Wahiba Sands to 1000 Nights Camp, when she travelled to Oman on an exclusive Travellers Choice famil, hosted by Peregrine Adventures and Etihad Airways.“When we got there I decided to take a selfie with a camel and before I knew it he came right up behind me and licked half my arm and half my face,” said Jessica of the event she cites as ‘a highlight’! It wasn’t the only memorable moment on the famil, which saw seven Travellers Choice members experience Peregrine’s ‘Taste of Oman’ tour. With a local leader, the agents wove their way through bazaars and souks, visited spectacular mosques, toured Oman’s forts, took a sunset cruise along Muscat’s coast, and swam in the crystal clear waters of the tranquil oasis, Wadi Bani Khaled.Less authentically Arabian, but just as entertaining, says Jess Black from Capricorn Travel in Perth, was Autobahn, one of the city’s more unusual nightclubs.“It is a wonderfully tacky car-themed bar at Al Falaj Hotel in Muscat, which has a painted road running through the middle and guests sit in a white stretch limo which has been converted into booths,” says Jess.The agents also experienced Etihad’s award-winning business class, spent a night at the luxurious St Regis Abu Dhabi and took the controls of a flight simulator at the EY Training Academy.Image:Travellers Choice members storm Niswa Fort, Oman. Top row (L-R): Jessica Black (Capricorn Travel), Chanelle Hetherington (Intrepid Group), Fiona Tianudom (iLuv2travel & Cruise), Jessica Milford (Byron Cruise and Travel) and Peregrine Tour Leader Said. Bottom row (L-R): Shayne Williamson (Select World Travel), Cathy Barton (Canadian Bay Travel), Rebecca Dewhirst (Maryborough Travel & Cruise) and Fleur Brenkley (Savenio Adelaide).last_img read more

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