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Business in Docklands - September 2011

30 Aug 2011

Jan knows all about the magic of love

Jan knows all about magic – the magic of love that is.

Jan Gielnik absolutely loves his job.  He is a marriage celebrant and has been bringing couples together in matrimony for the last five years.

“It is very, very special being a marriage celebrant,” Jan said. “Everyone has their own magic about it and I get to be involved in a snapshot of another person’s special moment.”

Jan describes himself as a “people’s person”. He loves dealing with people, especially on their happiest day.

“As a marriage celebrant you see people at their best. You get to see everyone at their happiest state, it is very enjoyable,” he says.

When asked about “love” Jan says that “friendship is the best thing for love”.

“I have a lovely ‘links of love’ bracelet, which I give to every bride as a gift.  Each link is what makes love. From friendship to courtship a range of links build up to marriage,” he said.

As a marriage celebrant Jan said his life was filled with many special moments.

He said there was no right or wrong way to celebrate a wedding.

“I meet different people from all walks of life and people that are at different stages of their lives,” he said.  “Sometimes I think I get more out of it than the couple do.”

Jan travels far and wide to take part in wedding ceremonies.

“I don’t say no to anyone. I go everywhere. I travel everywhere,” he says.

But he says one of his favourite places for a wedding is Docklands.

“Docklands is one of the loveliest places in Melbourne,” Jan said.

“It’s a fabulous place to have a wedding. It has magnificent waterways.”

Jan is dedicated to providing the best service and most memorable experience for his customers.

“Out of all the different businesses I’ve had, being a marriage celebrant is the best out of everything,” he said.

Jan can be contacted on 0417 011 086.


New chapter for Cam and team

Moving to the Docklands is a new chapter for Cam and her team at EC Travel.

Managed by Cam Hong Tang, EC Travel moved to Docklands in July. The company was first established in 1999 and has branches in Sydney, Brisbane and China.

“Docklands is a beautiful and modern waterfront city. We are very happy here,” Cam said.

EC Travel specialises in Australian and Asian travel. It can help organise getaways and escapes anywhere in Australia and prides itself on Asian travel experiences.

“Asia travel is our strength, we have very strong connections with Vietnam, China and Cambodia,” Cam said.

Cam was born in China, has lived in Vietnam and now lives in Australia – giving her a great edge in providing the best deals for her customers.

“There are many advantages for our customers. Because of our contacts, we can organise packages and tours,” she says.

EC Travel is both an inbound and outbound travel agency. The team provides travel opportunities for people both in and out of Australia.

A large part of Cam’s role is recruiting overseas travellers to come to Australia.

The well-trusted agency is a long-term member of the Australian Tourism Export Council.

“We are happy to promote Australia to the rest of the world,” Cam said.

“Australia is an ideal holiday destination and a beautiful country. It is our job to introduce and promote Australia to tourists.”

Cam and her team are committed to providing the best travel deals for their customers and assisting them with all their holiday needs such as hotels and recommending sights to see.

Cam says now is a great time to travel for many reasons.

“From a traveller’s point of view it is a good time to travel because you pay less for airfares in September and there is no need to compete with students as it is not school holiday season,” she says.

Visit Cam and her team at 215 Harbour Esplanade for this month’s best deals.

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