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The Buddhist Society of Western Australia (Inc.)
18-20 Nanson Way, Nollamara WA 6061, Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 8 9345 1711 Fax: +61 (0) 8 9344 4220
Web: www.bswa.org Email: email@example.com
216 Kingsbury Drive
Serpentine WA 6125, Australia
Telephone: +61 (0) 8 9525 2420
Fax: +61 (0) 8 9525 3420
No. 203 Reen Road
Gidgegannup WA 6083, Australia
Ph/Fax: +61(0) 8 9574 6583
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Dear Sir or Madam,
I am writing this letter in support of the reapplication of an ADS travel licence for Bonaventure Travel
of Hay Street, West Perth.
My organization have been using Bonaventure for over 10 years, booking many international and
domestic flights each year. I have found that Bonaventure, especially Isabelle Chu but also her staff,
provide a level of service that consistently exceeds my expectations.
For example, I was invited by the former PM, John Howard, to represent my faith at the 2006
Commonwealth Games ceremonies, including an interfaith service before HM Queen Elizabeth at St
Andrew’s Cathedral in Sydney followed by a State Dinner also with HM The Queen of Australia in
Parliament House, Canberra. The invitation came very late and the logistics were a nightmare. It
seemed impossible to find any seats on flights from Perth to Sydney to Canberra and back to Perth
when most flights were fully booked due to the Games. Isabelle found such seats for me.
Then, in 2012, my mother died in London. Again, it seemed so difficult to find flights at such short
notice but, after sitting with Isabelle in Bonaventure for an hour, I had the flights booked. I will always
be grateful to Bonaventure for going the extra distance for one of their customers.
In summary, I cannot recommend the integrity and level of service given to my organization highly
enough. They are simply brilliant!
Spiritual Director of The Buddhist Society of WA
Spiritual Director of Santi Monastery in NSW
Spiritual Adviser of The Buddhist Society of Victoria
Spiritual Patron of The Buddhist Fellowship Singapore
Recipient of the John Curtin Medal 2006