About Karine

I've been addicted to Travel all my life. When I can't do the actual travel myself, I travel vicariously through my clients. So it is important to get it right!

I started travelling with my family when I was very young, and haven't stopped since. I worked in the Travel & Tourism industry from my first work experience job at 16. I have extensive travel experience that I would like to share with you. I have worked in the Tourism Industry for over 35 years [OMG]. I have worked in Retail, Corporate, Wholesale and in airlines.

Q: What can I arrange for you? A: ANYTHING!

I arrange holidays, business and group travel. I have access to a huge range of airfares and have an airline booking system at my finger tips. As a matter of fact – have laptop will [arrange] travel! I can provide economy, business and first class travel. If you are a first time traveller and are a little tentative about travelling on your own I can find the perfect tour, because for some of us there is safety in numbers, and who doesn't love having things prearranged? It is so convenient. The beauty of group tours is that they also provide an excellent social outlet, in other words, you travel with friends.

Alternatively, if you'd like to travel on your own then I can put something together tailored to your wants and needs. What about an individually tailored itinerary just for you, and at a cost that will surprise you? - in a good way. The beauty of using a Mobile Travel Agent is that you don't have to leave home to organise your travel… just call me, or email me and we'll start your next trip straight away.

So what is the difference between me and an ordinary Travel Agent?

1. I have no office and no office overheads. You contact me by phone or email.
2. I have no preferred airlines and operators – I will use the best airline, the best tour operator for your trip.
3. You don't have to waste your time trying to fit in a trip to the Travel Agent. I work when the work needs to be done. My office hours are officially in the mornings but you can email me anytime.
4. In case of an emergency I am available 24/7/365.
P.S. In my opinion every trip, every holiday, should be the trip of a lifetime!

Recent Trips I have arranged for my clients…

This trip was individually tailored, with dedicated guides on some sightseeing, joining existing sightseeing trips, all transfers, breakfasts, some meals at resorts. Business class air travel that took advantage of points. A gorgeous 4 1/2 to 5 star journey that did not break the bank!
PERU:The Ballesta Islands, Machu Picchu, eating Ceviche on the beach at Paracas, seeing the Condors Fly in the Colca Canyon, Private guides to see Lima's Plaza de Armas, Monastery and Cathedral of San Francisco then a visit to the Larco Herrera museum with its fascinating and occasionally pornographic Incan pottery. Drinking a Pisco Sour in Pisco. Fly over the Nazca Plains. The Inca City of Cusco and its magnificent Inca buildings and temples.
EQUADOR: Cruising the Galapagos
CHILE: Santiago, Valparaiso for wine, Punta Arena, & the Torres del Paine for the incredible wildlife and scenery. Riding through the Glacial Moraine with Gauchos - yes really!

FRANCE & ITALY - 3 months
FRANCE: 3 weeks Paris in an apartment, Paris old sewer system tour. Wine tour of the Loire valley including a gourmet lunch made to pair with wines chosen from tour. Cooking classes in the Loire, hosted in a Chateau. Amboise and Clos Luce, an Airbus tour in Toulouse, Carcassone, bouillabaisse in Marseille.
ITALY: my favourite hotel in Rome the Julio Cesare, close to the Vatican and in a very quiet area, but a stone's throw from the Tiber. The Catacombs, the Vatican, free walking tours. Tuscany wine in Montecino. Siena, The Cinque Terre, The Amalfi Coast, a soccer match in Udine and finishing in Venice.

SOUTH AFRICA: Cape Town, stay at the Victoria and Albert Waterfront, wine tour of Franshoek, Table Mountain
BOTSWANA: the Okavango Delta, stay on the delta in a luxury tent resort, see the delta from a macoro – a native canoe with your own guide, Chobe NP, walk with the elephants,
ZINBABWE: Heli flight over Victoria Falls, Lion Encounter, stay at the Vic Falls Hotel an old world hotel.
TANZANIA: Mt Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, Ngorongoro NP then Zanzibar. Try Stone Town and then a resort on the Indian Ocean.

Highlights: Stay in Paris for 2 weeks with tickets to the French open. Self drive tailor-made itinerary via the north east and east of France including the fascinating city of Lyon. Stay in unusual accommodation including a converted gothic cathedral overlooking the river, a traditional poste carriage house, a farmhouse and a 11th Century B&B, plus a stay in the Luberon at a 16th Century Castle. A barge cruise through central France ending in Paris. Wine tasting in Bordeaux, Omaha Beach and the beaches of Normandy, La Rochelle, Toulouse, Carcassone and the back to the Loire, staying in an apartment overlooking the Royal Palace.

The highlights of Morocco staying in 5 star Riads, experiencing the best that Morocco has to offer. Travel in your private vehicle with your own driver and guide. End your tour with a night or 2 at Richard Branson's incredible resort Kasbah Tamadot.


Many of the Pacific Islands, most of Asia except the ‘stans, Iraq, Iran. I haven't been to Bhutan but I will. I have been to South America and love Peru, Chile and Ecuador. I have seen lots of Europe, [adore France and Italy] and North America, and some of the African continent – I love Egypt and Morocco. I have travelled extensively in Australia.
I've flown all classes, cruised all classes, I've sailed the Greek Islands and Tonga in a 40' yacht as skipper and crew, trekked the Middle East. I've stayed in every type of accommodation, travelled by coach and train, by camper van and car and even by camel. I've seen mountain lions in Israel, and puma in Chile. So, I can share my experiences with you.

I'm off to VANUATU with my best buddy to share our birthdays - leaving the boys behind! Our own villa with private pool on the beach - heaven.

Then to NICE in the south of France for a few weeks with my mum. For the food, wine, the galleries and the fabulous contryside. We are planning a quick jump into Morocco for a few days at La Sultana in Marrakesh, then a few days at the insane Salut Maroc in Essaouira...

I would love to organise your Trip of a Lifetime.

I've said it before and I'll say it again… I am addicted to the travel and the Travel Industry, and since leaving my teaching position at TAFE I decided to rekindle my Travel Consultancy fire. It makes sense, since I really enjoy arranging travel experiences. I love talking about travel, I love arranging travel, I love travelling itself.
I have been to so many places, and experienced so many things… AND If I haven't been there, or experienced the things you are interested in, then I know where to find what you want.

Previous experience

Traveland, Jetset Tours, United Airlines, Ansett. 20 years Training Travel at TAFE

Areas of specialty

Individually tailored leisure travel & corporate travel.


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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