About Alana

From solo to group travel, independent to guided tours, budget to luxury stays, land to sea journeys and business to leisure trips, I've seen it all. Of all my travel experiences, I've most enjoyed cruising and self-drive holidays. What inspires me is the ocean, picturesque scenery, architecture and culture. In my time I've been fortunate enough to visit 23 countries, including 7 states and territories of Australia. My favourite domestic city is tropical Cairns for its Great Barrier Reef sailing and snorkelling, while my favourite international city is buzzing New York for its eclectic mix of cultural contrasts such as Broadway, the Empire State Building and Little Italy.

Destinations visited: South Australia, Western Australia, the NT, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, India, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Qatar, the UAE, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany, France, the UK, the US, Fiji and New Zealand.

Previous experience

For about 14 years now I've been involved with the travel industry. Originally with the ambition to become an airline pilot, I started out in airline operations and fell into sales by chance, specialising in aircraft charter and later in group travel. That sparked my interest in selling travel more broadly, which led me into managing my own cruise travel agency. After a number of years in leisure travel, I circled back to where I started in business travel by branching out into corporate account management. Meanwhile, I studied a postgraduate university degree in business. Bringing together my work experience with my university qualification, I then joined MTA as an independent affiliate. With MTA I have the backing of an award-winning, internationally recognised travel company which offers me a wide range of products and services to sell, as well as the flexibility to do so at a time and place most convenient to you.

Career history: Star Aviation, Virgin Australia Airlines, Cruise Holidays, Campus Travel, Qantas Airways and itravel.

Areas of specialty

My services include travel consultations for both leisure and business travellers. Consultations can be conducted by email, phone, video conference or meeting within the greater Sydney region. Unlike some travel agencies, I don't charge a planning fee. All quotes are offered on a complimentary and no-obligation basis, to demonstrate the value of booking through me. As a full service travel agency, any bookings made will be managed end-to-end. We're open during standard business hours for consultations and outside business hours for after-hours emergency assistance.

Service expertise: Holiday Packages, Cruises, Luxury Accommodation, Groups, Local Destinations, Account Management, Events, Academic Travel, Concert Tours and Aircraft Charter.

Awards
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    Tourism Australia 

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    CLIA Australasia 

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About MTA - Mobile Travel Agents

First licensed in 1991, MTA – Mobile Travel Agents pioneered the work-from-home model nationally in Australia. With a network size providing unrivalled support, MTA Travel Experts are handpicked professionals, generally attaining more than 10 years industry experience with other major agency chains prior to joining the organisation. IATA, CLIA and Cruiseco accredited, MTA is proudly a foundation member of ATAS - a mark of industry quality. Appointed as Accredited Space Agent in 2006 by Sir Richard Branson, MTA is a member of AFTA, also Belmond and Virtuoso, both of which are exclusive 'by-invitation-only' global organisations comprising a handpicked number of travel agencies worldwide. MTA is an ethical business delivering on paid experience to leisure and business travellers.

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