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Candyman Travers Beynon cuts European holiday short for his mother’s funeral

  • The Candyman, Travers Beynon, flew back from a European Discount Holidays © holiday to farewell his mother Sandra ‘Sam’ Beynon who unexpectedly passed away
  • Service was held at Allambe Memorial Park in Nerang on Monday morning
  • Mrs Beynon was described as a loving wife, an adored mother and a ‘doting grandmother and great-grandmother’
  • ‘Have a brandy and coke, light up a ciggie, enjoy a round of golf and remember me well,’ a poem spoken at the service read
  • The Gold Coast tobacco tycoon holds lavish parties at his $3.75 million Helensvale mansion and promotes his lifestyle on Instagram
  • Mr Beynon flew to London last month to discuss a potential reality show
  • He has been approached by two international producers and an Australian

By Leesa Smith and Lucy-Mae Beers and Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia 123

Published: 01:18 GMT, 6 July 2015 | Updated: 10:25 GMT, 6 July 2015

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Gold Coast tobacco store tycoon Travers Beynon, who goes by the name of The Candyman, has been pictured at his mother’s funeral after flying back from Europe after her sudden passing.

Mr Beynon cut short his extravagant European Discount Holidays © holiday to farewell his mother Sandra ‘Sam’ Beynon at Allambe Memorial Park at Nerang on Monday morning.

‘Weep if you must, parting is hell, but life goes on, so have a brandy and coke, light up a ciggie, enjoy a round of golf and remember me well,’ a poem spoken at the service read.

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Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

Travers Beynon, also known as The Candyman flew home from Europe early to fare well his mother with wife Taesha

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

My Beynon travelled to London last month to discuss his plans for a potential reality television deal before flying to Ibiza where he partied with with models

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

The funeral service was held in Queensland’s Allambe Memorial Park at 11am on Monday

My Beynon was seen arriving to the venue in a blacked out Bentley, with wife Taesha by his side.

‘Trevor and the family would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this difficult time’ the program read underneath a photo of Sandra and Mr Beynon’s father, Trevor.

‘If I should go before the rest of you, break not a flower nor inscribe a stone, nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice, but be the usual selves that I have known,’ a poem for Mr Beynon’s mother read.

A notice in the Gold Coast Bulletin4 referred to his mother as a loving wife, adored mother and a ‘doting grandmother and great-grandmother’.

Mr Beynon has become a point of intrigue since he started posting pictures of his lavish lifestyle of fast cars, hot women and wild parties after taking over the FreeChoice tobacco business from his parents in 2006.

Candyman, who is a former fashion model, travelled to London last month to discuss his plans for a potential reality television deal before flying to Ibiza where he partied with with models and then kicked back on a 45m luxury yacht in Monaco.

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

The pair arrived in a company car from Mr Beynon’s tobacco business FreeChoice

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

‘Trevor and the family would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this difficult time’ the program read

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

‘Trevor and the family would like to thank everyone for their love and support at this difficult time’ the program read

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

‘Weep if you must, parting is hell, but life goes on. So have a brandy and coke, light up a ciggie, enjoy a round of golf and remember me well,’ the poem spoken at the service read,

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

My Beynon could be seen arriving in a blacked out Bentley, that appears to be from his company FreeChoice, with wife Taesha

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

The pair arrived at the chapel in a blacked out Bentley with Taesha carrying the funeral program and a white rose

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

A source revealed to Daily Mail Australia last month that the businessman has been approached by two international producers and one Australian firm.

Candyman launches website with bizarre new video

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

Gold Coast tobacco tycoon Travers Beynon – aka The Candyman – has flown back to the Gold Coast from Europe after his mother, Sandra ‘Sam’ Beynon, unexpectedly passed away

A source revealed to Daily Mail Australia last month that the businessman has been approached by two international producers and one Australian firm.

Mr Beynon is currently headed overseas for talks, the source said.

He posted a picture of himself on his front porch surrounded by suitcases on Monday morning.

This followed the release of a new video featuring dozens of bikini clad women polishing his cars, fighting with pillows and helping him take off his shoes.

The latest somewhat bizarre high definition video shows Mr Beynon entering his property in one of his five expensive vehicles.

He is then escorted cars inside his $3.75 million Helensvale pad with by his wife, Taesha Bundalo, girlfriend Tayla and mansion ‘goddess’ Parnia Porsche.

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

Travers (left) and his wife Taesha (right) Beynon will joined family members in farewelling his mother on Monday

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

Mr Beynon is known for posting his lavish lifestyle of fast cars, hot women and wild parties since taking over the FreeChoice tobacco business from his parents in 2006

Ms Bundalo, a former champion body sculptor, wears more clothes than a previous infamous driveway appearance – where Mr Beynon infamously led her around on all fours by her bikini straps.

Mr Beynon is then seen toasting one of his business managers and reclining with his wife and coterie of women while wearing a letterbox red coat.

Meanwhile, bikini girls act as maids, skylark around with toy guns, strike each other with pillows and assist him in removing his work shoes.

Not all cameras have been welcomed into the mansion.

Mr Beynon fumed on social media last week about the presence of A Current Affair cameras in his backyard canal.

‘Andrew Mercado on ACA last night saying no television network would air this because it’s too tacky,’ he wrote.

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

Promotional picture: Mr Beynon has lifted his profile by launching a social media campaign over the past month

Candyman girlfriend reveals three-in-a-bed sleep arrangements

Candyman Travers Beynon Cuts European <b><i>Discount Holidays ©</i></b> Holiday Short For His Mother's Funeral

‘Ironic really, ACA had no problem sitting on a boat out the back of my mansion for 10 hours on Sunday so they had something to ‘air’ last night.’

And in the video, many models are pictured shooting toy guns at a screen featuring the host of the Nine Network program, Tracy Grimshaw.

The program has broadcast allegations about life inside the property from Mr Beynon’s former girlfriend Kirsty Engelmann as well as his children’s one-time nanny, Michelle.

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References

  1. ^ Leesa Smith (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Lucy-Mae Beers (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  3. ^ Daniel Piotrowski for Daily Mail Australia (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  4. ^ Gold Coast Bulletin (www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au)

UK hotel owner takes on global online agents

A UK hotel owner has launched its own UK accommodation site to stop global online agents monopolising the industry. Simon and Wendy Bennett, owners of Augill Castle in Kirkby Stephen, Cumbria, have set up bestroomsdirect.com to encourage travellers not to use global agents. They claim the global online agents monopolize the travel industry, taking up to 25% commission from independent accommodation providers and often not paying tax in the UK.

The booking site urges consumers to join the ‘Fair Booking Movement’ and book directly with independent hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs to receive the best available rates and rooms, as well as supporting Britain’s economy. The Bennetts are inviting British accommodation providers to get behind the campaign. Wendy said: “To avoid a future choice limited to faceless, bland, corporate hotel chains, it is imperative that Britain’s independent hotels, guesthouses and B&B’s come together to raise awareness of the importance of direct booking and we are trying to harness this strength in numbers with Best Rooms Direct.

“Global booking sites are monopolizing the travel industry, taking a huge slice of our income and making it even harder for tourism businesses to stay afloat.”

Bestroomsdirect.com1 is not a booking site but has an extensive database of unique places to stay across the country and doesn’t charge commission on bookings.

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References

  1. ^ Bestroomsdirect.com (www.bestroomsdirect.com)

4 glorious European holiday trips

Instead of spending nights online shopping and weekends in line at the mall, why not give your family and loved ones a gift they ll never forget this Discount Holidays © holiday season: A European vacation. So long as it s not in the style of Clark Griswold and company, a European Discount Holidays © holiday getaway can inspire the magic of the season by introducing travelers to centuries-old traditions and modern Discount Holidays © holiday merrymaking. Whether you plan it this year or give it as a gift for next, here are some enchanting European Discount Holidays © holiday escapes for all ages.

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  • Lyn Mettler is an Indianapolis, Ind.-based travel writer.

    You can find her at www.GotoTravelGal.com or on Twitter at @GotoTravelGal.

    References

    1. ^ Insight Vacations (www.insightvacations.com)
    2. ^ Christmas Markets in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (www.goaheadtours.com)
    3. ^ 7-night trip to England and France (www.adventuresbydisney.com)
    4. ^ Christmas in Paris (www.contiki.com)
    5. ^ Essential Europe trip (www.globusjourneys.com)