I want my clients to relax from the planning stage through to returning from their holiday, and I do everything I can for things to go smoothly. I have helped clients re-route last minute, and made travel arrangements in German and Italian. Travel should be no worries and I don't like clients to see me sweat-- I save it for triathlons. I completed the Australian Ironman Triathlon at Forster twice and competed in the Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships, 2007. Like the gratifying challenge of a triathlon, training to be a good travel agent is ongoing. I began with hospitality management-- running a bed and breakfast in the Swiss alps and managing a bar and restaurant at a Sydney hotel. I went to the University of New South Wales for my Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing and Hospitality Management, and also got a TAFE Diploma in Travel and Tourism. My clients inspire me with their generous testimonials and support for the awards I’ve won: the Number 1 Consultant at a Major retail chain, a Top Ten Award from TravelManagers, and a nomination for Travel Weekly’s Best Travel Consultant- Pacific Islands, 2009. I like to give back to the local community and am a sponsor of CronullaTriathlon Club.
I am also CLIA Accredited and as of 2013, Travelmanagers has now developed a new brand CruiseManagers.
So what does this mean for you? It means I can offer a range of unique product, exclusive cruise charters and competitively priced cruise deals that are not available through most travel agencies. And, with access to about 90% of world cruise product, you will receive special offers and availability released by the majority of cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Silversea, Holland America Line, Cunard, P&O, Carnival and Regent Seven Seas – just to name a few.
- Travel planning and itinerary Creation
- Flight and accommodation reservations ( Domestic and international)
- Car Leasing and Rental including Motorhome and Scooter Rental
- Cruising – Domestically and Abroad (Cruisemanagers - Member of Cruiseco)
- Rail products- Domestically and internationally
- Coach touring
- Day tours, sightseeing passes
- Adventure travel
- Travelex Cash Passport
- Visa processing service
- Qantas Frequent Flyer Bookings and upgrades
- Bridal Registries
- Sports tickets- eg Baseball, Grid Iron
- Ski Holidays
- Tri Travel Triathlon Tour packages.
- Group Travel
- Gift Certificates
I do all I can to give the most sincere and informed advice possible. After their trips clients give me suggestions, and I continuously research and pour over travel guides. I frequently go on educationals--from Botswana to Las Vegas to Bali. Cruises, Club Med, Contiki tours... and have done many of the itineraries I set out for others. I aim to simplify things and be a one-stop shop. My clients seem to appreciate it because many have been with me for over a decade.
I guess you can say I also specialize in dealing with disaster. My funniest story is probably about a client who phoned because he forgot his passport and was going to be late for his flight. I immediately called the check-in desk and alerted them that he would be late (past close). The client made the flight!
|MY TRAVEL EXPERIENCES|
From adrenalin pumpers like bungee, rafting, and paragliding in Europe, to eco experiences like the Sepilok Orangutan Visit in Sabah, I have found a lot of wonderful activities to recommend for my clients. I enjoyed the thrill of a 112m bungee jump in Zimbabwe, Zorbing and Free Fall Extreme in NZ and Tully River Rafting in Cairns. I've sampled more mellow pleasures as well--American classics like a Yankees baseball game and an NBC studio tour, and quiet ways to experience the awe-inspiring beauty of nature such as ballooning in Alice springs or taking a Camel ride near Ayres Rock.
Hiking in the Swiss Alps. All the trails are marked, the air is so fresh and the countryside inspiring. In winter, take a sled for the downhill sections!
For the adrenalin, try Zorbing in Rotorua NZ. Ironman Triathlon Events and Cycling Events! I am also an avid snowboarder.
Particularly Aware Of:
I have 2 young children and traveled to many overseas and domestic destinations as a family, so I can offer new parents advice on travelling overseas with infants and young children.
I also partake in Triathlon and take my gear most places, so I know what Triathletes need when they travel—excess luggage, leg room, bigger cars, etc.
|PLACES I'VE BEEN|
- London (Resided in London for 6 months), Gloucestershire, Cornwall.
- Paris, Barcelona, Antibes, Monaco, Florence, Genoa, Rome, Pompeii, Milan, Pavia,
- Switzerland – (Resided in Interlaken for 12 months)
- Germany – Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Frankfurt, Wiesbaden, Lubec
- Los Angeles and Santa Monica
- San Fransisco
- Las Vegas
- New York
- San Diego
- Hawaii- Oahu, Maui and Big Island “Kona”
- Niagara Falls
- Alaska and Inside Passage Cruise
- New Zealand - Auckland, Taupo, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Christchurch, Queenstown.
Gold Coast Area, Cairns, Port Douglas, Hamilton Island, Sunshine Coast (Noosa, Mooloolaba, Maroochydore), Adelaide, Perth, Busselton, Margaret River, Uluru Alice Springs, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road.
- Korea – Jeju Island
- Hong Kong
- Vietnam – Hanoi
- Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur and Sabah (incl East coast Turtle island)
- Mammoth Mountain USA
- Wengen, Kleine Scheidegg, Schiltorn, Grindelwald
- Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak, Remarkables, Treble Cone, Cardrona
Cruise Ships I have experience:
- Radiance of the Seas
- Carnival Spirit
- Carnival Splendour
- Seven Seas Voyager
- Celebrity Century
- Pacific Pearl
- Holland America Volendam
- Pacific Jewel
- Sun Princess
- Pacific Dawn