The Travel & Cruise Team

The consultants in each of our 3 offices have a wealth of knowledge in the industry
& can book just about anything you see advertised anywhere saving you time, money & stress.

 

Your experienced travel agents L-R:

Sue, Sascha, Kelsey, Penny, Kay, Danni, Annette, Tamara, Alex & Cathie

The Travel & Cruise Team offer:

  • Person to Person contact, secure bookings & access to help before, during & after your travel.
  • International & Domestic flights
  • Group travel specialists
  • Worldwide touring
  • Worldwide cruising
  • Car rental/leasing
  • Coach & Rail travel
  • Worldwide accommodation
  • Travel insurance & Visa processing
  • Foreign exchange & Debit Cards
  • Farming & Technical visits
  • Corporate solutions
Contact Your Travel & Cruise Consultant

 

 

 

Getting to know your Travel & Cruise Consultants… Q&A

Sue

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 1999

What interested you about being a consultant?
Loves travelling and experiencing new cultures

Where you have travelled?
All states and territories of Australia, Italy, Switzerland, USA, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, South Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Thailand, France, England UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
Canada, USA and Europe ( Italy)

What is your favourite holiday destination/s?
Italy &Canada

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Remember your passport and any required visa’s!

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
Peace of mind, seamless travel

 

Alex

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 2014

What interested you about being a consultant?
Making people’s holiday dreams a reality and getting paid to talk about travelling all day!

Where you have travelled?
Canada, America, Japan, Russia, Indonesia, New Zealand + all states and territories in Australia!

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
Snow holidays is my passion!

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
Canada – amazing people, scenery and great snow skiing! Closely followed by Japan – great culture and again friendly people and delicious food.

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Live for the moment! And book with a travel agent!

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
24/7 support if you need it and years of experience and knowledge to help you build your perfect holiday.

 

Danni

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 2010

What interested you about being a consultant?
Being able to Travel… For work! Being able to help people plan their Dream Holidays, and I love learning about new destinations.

Where you have travelled?
Austria, Borneo, Canada, Cook islands, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Poland, Russia, Solomon Islands, Switzerland, Thailand, Dubai- UAE, UK- London, Vanuatu

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
I have a pretty broad spectrum of knowledge on many destinations, I would like to say that I would have more knowledge of the places I have travelled but for example I have booked Vietnam that many times that I know a fair bit about it as a destination, but have never been there… it’s on my list.

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
I have a soft spot for Thailand as I met my husband there, I love the people and the beaches and the culture AND the food, but I also loved Canada, and would love to go back.. and of course the history of Europe.

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Have Fun, be open minded and remember all your experiences make for a good story, we are all better off as Human beings when we have travelled and experienced  all walks of  life and Cultures, 20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
Value for Money!!! You get the same booking, for the same price but with insider knowledge, tips, Great service, and peace of mind. You can’t call the internet if you run into Trouble, we are experts in our field and spend day in day out booking Travel arrangements, should you come across a snag on your travels we are always here to help.. it should not “cost” more to book with a travel agent compared to the internet. Knowledge is priceless!!!!

 

Penny

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 2014

What interested you about being a consultant?
I love travelling and encouraging others to travel and find new destinations.

Where you have travelled?
Vanuatu, New Zealand, Bali, Thailand, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Greece, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, Belgium, USA

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
Scotland, the people the culture and their rich history and the highlands! I also love Switzerland because the country side is like nothing you’ve ever seen before!

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Pack light but never forget your passport, you can always buy anything you might have forgotten but you’re not going very far without a passport.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
Travel agents save you time – Time in our most precious commodity and yet hours can be spent properly researching a holiday. With the amount of conflicting information available online, it’s easy to quickly get overwhelmed and confused. Many times, the questions travellers have are one that agents can answer right off the top of our heads thanks to our years of experience and great team environment. We know who and how to reach out to in order to get the job done, saving you hours of frustration and money.

 

Kay & Bruce

Kay & Bruce have been owner / operators of travel agencies in Australia since 1979 and in the North East of Victoria since 1991.

We not only work in the travel agencies but also work on them. Personally travelling and experiencing a wide variety of destinations to provide our clients a wealth of knowledge and experience.

In 38 years of travel our agencies and staff  have achieved many awards and recognitions which is something we are incredibly proud of.

We are convinced that our experience and knowledge counts for a lot, saving people not only money and stress but creating amazing experiences for our clients.

Where you have travelled?
New Guinea,Argentina,Mauritius, Reunion Islands,  India, Sri Lanka ,Australia,Hawaii,USA,Europe,South Africa, Morocco, Malta ,USA, New Zealand, Fiji, Western Samoa,Singapore,Hong Kong, Japan,India,Malaysia,Thailand,Cambodia,United Arab Emirates,Kanya,Tanzania,Canada,UK,China & Nepal.

 

Tamara

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 2013

What interested you about being a consultant?
I have always loved travel, and was interested to learn more about the world and what it has to offer, whilst planning others adventures.

Where you have travelled?
Japan, Bali, Cambodia, Fiji, Queensland

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
So far in my travel, my favourite destination is Cambodia as it has incredible sites, rich culture, fascinating history and wonderful and warm people who are so welcoming.

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Roll your clothes when packing – no creases and more clothes fit in your suitcase.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
We have access to benefits you can’t get elsewhere, better connected and can often beat any other prices available (even online), and after you have planned everything, we provide a safety net during your trip that you simply won’t get by booking yourself.

 

Sascha

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 1994

What interested you about being a consultant?
Travel and helping people put together their perfect holiday.

Where you have travelled?
New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, India, Bali,  Fiji, Ireland, UK, France, Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Usa, Canada, Kenya, UAE (Dubai),  Tanzania, Croatia, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Brazil,

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
Im happy booking any holiday, anywhere!!

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
Italy – l love the scenery, the cycling, the food and the wine!

What is your number 1 travel tip?
In busy places, take an early morning walking tour and enjoy the day before the madness begins.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
An experienced consultant can offer you holiday options you have never thought of!

 

Annette

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 1986

What interested you about being a consultant?
Planning, researching and tailor making a trip of a lifetime experience for my clients.

Where you have travelled?
Bali, Borneo, Cambodia, China, Cook Islands, Dubai, India, Egypt, Europe River cruising, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Paris, Peru, married on a Fijian Island, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey, USA, Vietnam and all Australian states.

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
Tailor made itineraries

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
Peru – Maccu Picchu and the Amazon Jungle
The colours, traditions, history and natural wonders

What is your number 1 travel tip?
When travelling to a foreign language country always get a Hotel business card written in the local language from your Hotel.
It is much easier to explain to a local driver where you want to go.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
Our day to day life is based on experience and expertise.

 

Kelsey

How long have you worked in the industry?
Since 2015

What interested you about being a consultant?
What interested me about being a consultant was that I loved traveling and learning about new countries.

Where you have travelled?
New Zealand, China, Hawaii, America and Canada.

Do you have a specific area of expertise?
America is my specific area of expertise as I have been there a few times.

What is your favourite holiday destination & why?
I love most places I have travelled to as every place is different in its own way. I love America for all the amazing cities and love China for the cultural experience.

What is your number 1 travel tip?
Make sure you have packed your passport & have travel insurance.

Why is it important to book with a travel agency?
We are always here to help you and are no more expensive than booking online.