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Australian luxury cruise line general sales agent Diane Patrick retires

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Diane Patrick plans to immerse herself in Italy, France and the UK when travel is back on an even keel
After 50 years in the travel industry — the last 34 with Wiltrans International — Diane Patrick has decided to retire.

‘Now is the right time,’ Patrick told Seatrade Cruise News.

‘While I have spent a lifetime travelling, I haven’t had the opportunity to immerse myself in the destinations I have visited.

Quality time

‘When travel gets back on an even keel, I plan to spend quality time in Italy, France and the UK.’

Just as the man who liked Remington razors so much he bought the company, Patrick, who joined Wiltrans in 1987, bought the company with her late husband James, in 2002.

Upmarket cruise lines

Over the years it has represented upmarket cruise lines like Silversea, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Crystal Cruises and Paul Gauguin Cruises in Australia and New Zealand.

Significant industry contribution

Patrick has made a significant contribution to the industry as a founding member and the second chairman of what is now the Cruise Lines International Association Australasia.

With great dignity, she accepted the posthumous award for ‘Contribution to the Australasian Cruise Industry’ on behalf of her husband at CLIA Australasia’s annual black-tie dinner in 2017.

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