After 36 years in the industry, I think I can say that I'm hooked! Every time I hear Louis Armstrong's “Wonderful world', I know I'm in the right job!
There are so many wonderful places to visit, sights to see, cultures to absorb and oceans to wallow in and my speciality is making sure your trip as wonderful as Louis Armstrong's song, making you travel savvy and giving you all the advice you need to feel safe, free and wonderfully fulfilled.
I love planning itineraries, securing the perfect itinerary, then searching for the best prices to match. I'm customer driven, not price driven, but I am extremely ‘conscious' of price with every trip, whether it be an airfare to visit friends, or a 7-star luxury cruise. I know where to buy the best products to pull into a really great plan to suit every realistic budget. I want to plan the trips you will talk about with gusto for many years to come.
My work history spans the whole of tourism, I have owned and managed an award winning ‘street front' Travel Agency along with 8 wonderful staff, been GM for a team of 17 staff who support a group of 100 travel Consultants and have been in a couple of Business Development positions for what now is Hello World, and QBE Travel Insurance, I have lectured at Universities in Australia and Chicago, USA in Tourism Management and behavioural science over many years -helping young Travel Industry professionals understand what ‘real' customer service is all about, and how to tell your travel stories in the way your client likes to hear it! I have trained, and still train other industry professionals in best practice Travel Agency Management and I am now, in my 60's and very proud to be part of the best organisation In Australia, MTA Travel, owned and very well managed by very like-minded professionals who work hard to secure the best buying power in the industry and encourage me to keep all those years of valuable contacts to apply to the deep travel knowledge I like to pass on to my clients.
I have travelled extensively, to more places than I could list on this page without making the list font size 6! ... but there are still places I've saved for the time when I can take my friends with me. Maybe you could become a travel friend? Let me know where you would like to go and we might just find other like-minded travellers wanting to do the same.
Or maybe you just want to be completely independent. Let's work together and share our knowledge – as there is no end to the ‘wow' travel experiences you can spend your life exploring.
36 Years in the Travel industry
Areas of specialty
Love everywhere I've travelled for different reasons so I can't choose, just love making up customised 'wow' itineraries for nice people.