December 05, 2012

Struth! Gingy Hungry for Travel

IN his continuing search for the more weird, wacky and wondrous in the world of travel, David Ellis says a pint-sized doll in the shape of a gingerbread man – and appropriately named Gingy – looks set to become Australia's most-travelled doll companion.

Travel industry publication Travel Daily broke the story of Gingy this month after its journalist, Matt Lennon ran into the little bloke in Fiji where he was attending a conference of TravelManagers travel agents with Brisbane-based Personal Travel Manager, Gayle Dawson – who'd come up with idea of sharing Gingy around members to help them network on a more personal level.

Gayle says Gingy has been inundated with offers of trips, and that in just a few months has been with TravelManagers members to places as diverse as Phuket, Egypt, Fiji and Nimbin… and is booked up for the next six months for jaunts  to Hawaii, Hong Kong, Disneyland – and on a luxury ocean cruise.

And she says he insists that wherever he goes, a photo is sent back home to show agency members the wonderful time he's having enjoying the good life.

(Photos show Gingy with Gayle in Fiji – and lapping it up poolside in Egypt.)

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