There’s only one thing I love as much as travelling, and that’s helping YOU make your Travel dreams come true!
Helping you plan your holidays is what I love to do: offering suggestions you may not have considered and helping put together the pieces of your holiday jigsaw.
What can I provide for you?
Expert travel advice – saving you time and money!
Personal attention – I’ll treat your trip like it’s my own
Small business service with big business support
A passion for Family travel
Destination tips and tricks
A lasting travel consultant relationship
A fun, exciting, stress-free planning process
Let me take away the stress of booking your holiday and let me make your travel dreams a reality!
Where I’ve travelled
I love travel. It’s always been part of my life: I’ve stayed in 5 stars, no stars and slept under a million stars; travelled by plane, train and automobile, by foot, bus, tram, trolley car, boat, ferry, bike, horse, donkey, camel, dog sled, rickshaw, raft, canoe, gondola, cable car, chairlift, toboggan, go kart and golf buggy – whatever it takes to get me there!
My favourite parts of travelling include trying new foods, shopping for treasures and exposing my children to different experiences.
My Travel Highlights include:
Travelling the Rocky Mountaineer in Gold Leaf Class
Waking up to a view of the Great Wall of China out my bedroom window (ex-army barracks)
Bike riding through Hungary (and nearly ending up in the Danube!)
Horse riding in Czech Republic
Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef 7 months pregnant!
Sharing Lunch in a family home the Hutongs (Beijing, China)
Dog-sledding in Canadian Rockies
Watching morning Tai chi and evening ballroom dancing on the streets of various cities in China
Star gazing at the sounds of silence dinner at Uluru
Drinking homemade Coca-Cola in Cesky Krumlov
Rode a Donkey along the Great Wall of China
Walking through the historical streets of Derry
Had a Gibbon (monkey) hijack our Jeep in Thailand
Shopping in Markets all over the world!
Marching alongside the guards on their way to Buckingham Palace
In our initial consultation I will get to know your travel plans and understand your individual requirements.
From there, I will take this information away and research the best options available to present you with a personal itinerary that will best meet all of your specific needs.
Once you are happy, we book in your holiday and finalise payments. I will then present you with your travel documents and all you need to do is pack and go!
It really is that simple! So, why wait? Contact me today!
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“Just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for all your help in putting together our Amazing Asian Honeymoon! We had a wonderful time and everything went so smoothly. Also thankyou for reassuring me and following up when I got a little worried about a potentially cancelled flight - you eased my anxiety almost immediately and made sure i could go back to enjoying the trip!”
Rhianna & Chris
“As a mum of young preschoolers, my travel needs are often quite specific and complicated, particularly when it comes to air travel and accommodation. It’s reassuring to know that Melanie is in charge of our holidays because it means I can relax in the knowledge that nothing will be left to chance. Thank you Melanie for your continued professionalism, reliability and excellent service! We are looking forward to our next trip to Thailand!”
“I have used Melanie Carter as my travel agent since 2005 and been so impressed with her professionalism and assistance that I have followed her to different agencies just to have her organise my travel plans. My experience with Melanie includes her booking interstate flights, as well as overseas trips to Shanghai and Hong Kong and tours to Europe, France and Italy. I like being able to talk one on one with an agent who has had wide travel experiences and who can provide first- hand knowledge and experience to assist me, as the client, to plan the trip that most suits my needs and Melanie has done this and more. Whenever I have called or e-mailed Melanie to discuss ideas and plans she has responded and acted upon my requests on the same day and followed up these requests promptly with the information required. Through working with her over various trips Melanie developed a good understanding of my interests and needs and put me on to fabulous hotels in Paris and Rome for additional time after tours that were totally appropriate for what I required. My tours went so smoothly with her assistance that I got the travel bug! I am thrilled to hear Melanie is back working in the travel field as she set such a high benchmark of travel service that I have not subsequently found. She will be my first call when planning my next trip which hopefully will not be too far in the future.”
“We were fortunate enough to have Mel organise our honeymoon in 2008. After all the stressful planning of the wedding, we enjoyed a blissful 7 day holiday in Malaysia courtesy of Mel’s meticulous planning. We were so impressed with how professional, organised and friendly Mel was, we have since had her organise our subsequent trips to the US, Mexico and Europe. Mel has travelled extensively and knows all the best locations, tips and tricks for visiting foreign countries. Invariably, she always books our hotels in the best parts of the city that make it easy for us to get around and see all the amazing sights – and she always does so within our budget. Even if she hasn’t been to a place herself, she does all the necessary research to make sure all of our plans are perfect. Mel’s attention to detail is amazing and because she treats our itinerary as if it was her own, our travel arrangements are always perfect, leaving us to enjoy a stress-free and amazing holiday. We don’t even think twice about how we will book our holidays now and would highly recommend Mel to anyone organising any travel – it is always a pleasure to see her smiling face and know that your travel arrangements are in good hands. Thanks Mel for all of your hard work - you are hands down the best travel agent ever.”