Travelling is a passion that lead me to a career. I’ve covered most of the globe, with travels in over 60 countries across five continents, including living in four countries. These travels have included the spectrum of hovels and hotels and modes of transport as I’ve enjoyed the backpacking lifestyle through to the good life. Chances are, as we talk about your travel needs and desires; I’ll have some personal experience of the destination and/or packages we’re putting together. With over 18 years industry experience, working in travel agencies in three countries, including establishing over a dozen retail outlets, a corporate division and a head office and the fancy title of Vice President – I have a wealth of travel knowledge and contacts at my fingertips. I have two great passions in my professional life – a love of organising travel and the joy of providing great customer service. Enhancing the learning environment of Fijian children is a passion and one of my specialties along with adventurous holidays to Fiji. Visit www.funinfiji.com.au to learn more.
I have backpacked and toured through Europe, wandered across Africa for 3 months, criss-crossed numerous Central and South American countries including sojourns into the Amazon and Galapagos, enjoyed Caribbean hospitality, weekends away in America (well, I was living in Canada), skied the Canadian slopes, cruised the Pacific, toured SE Asia including travelling the length of Vietnam and backpacking through China, travelled most of the roads there are to travel in NZ in a trusty old Holden HQ no less, lazed on tropical Pacific islands and explored all states and territories of our own wonderful country. I’ve done the tours and high end travel as well as industry trips and disappeared into continents for months on end with only a backpack and my wits. Once travelling got in my blood it never stopped. I get great joy now showing my daughter the world where I get to see countries for the first time again through the eyes of a child.
You should have a Personal Travel Manager because we are the experts. You book with someone you can trust to get it right, to source the best value for money, and to be available 24/7. Your travels should start off on the right foot. I believe booking your travel‚ whether business or pleasure, should be a fun experience. Your de-stress and peace of mind should start from when we first discuss your plans together. Whatever your travel requirements or wish list, I have the experience and contacts to ensure your needs are meet. Families Couples/honeymooners Business/Corporate Backpacking Rail Tours Cruises Insurance I am available to bring your plans together at a time that suits you. From the time of your first enquiry to when the tickets are in your hand, I’m always on the look out for the very best deals and options for you. This attention to detail and support continues until you arrive home and contact me again to arrange your next holiday. I have the experience, the knowledge, the contacts, the desire, the trust, the can do attitude to make your holiday the dream holiday. Some of you have a personal Doctor, a personal Trainer, a personal Dentist, a personal Cleaner, a personal Lawyer – you need a Personal Travel Manager
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I must say that you have set the standard in all-things-travel, from your friendly service to your professional and timely manner in which we received the travel docs. It is so refreshing, and unusual, when you receive great service these days.
Thank you so much for your patience and for making everything happen for me. I was on the verge of saying it was all too hard and you just made it a reality. I would certainly recommend your service to others.
I would like to state how pleased we were to have Karen Christie from TravelManagers referred to us earlier this year. I work long hours and our trip to France took a bit of planning so I really appreciated the convenience of being able to email Karen late at night and get a response. (We found sometimes we had late night email exchanges!). Karen was always happy, friendly and relaxed and never lost her patience with my questions. I had an emergency that could have meant changing our flight arrangements at the last minute. I felt very comfortable that Karen was at the end of the phone/email to assist. We don’t get to travel often now, but whenever we do we will certainly be using Karen as our agent. I have recommended her to friends and have assured them that it was no inconvenience at all that we were in Sydney & Karen was in Brisbane. Karen’s professionalism and knowledge of the industry made it all so easy, and we had some fun along the way. Without a doubt Karen is the best travel agent we have ever used.
Travel represents both an emotional and financial investment. Even if you are a seasoned and independent traveller you want value and to get it right. That's why the "McDonald's" type of travel service doesn't work for us and why our family chooses to book and plan our holidays and other travel with Karen Christie from TravelManagers. We pick Karen for value, easy access (no having to travel anywhere), flexibility (no set office hours, we've done business during of State of Origin ad breaks!), reliability, trust, industry knowledge and the fact that there are not many spots in the world she hasn't been. We never hesitate to recommend Karen.
Thank you for your organisational skills which meant that we English gentle folk had a sensational time in New Zealand and Hong Kong
Thank you very much for all you did to make out holiday so great.
You have been marvellous and I do appreciate your efforts, you will be highly recommended by me to anyone else I know who wants to travel, I promise.
I can't describe how helpful you have been - emailing at late hours and looking into every detail and question of mine. So thank you. I enjoy my travelling, as does my family, so next time we are off somewhere, I'll know who to talk to.
"Recently a good friend and I took a whirlwind 6 day trip to the Northern Territory. Everything about the trip was all planned and put together at the last minute as the trip was a total spur of the moment decision. However, Karen Christie effortlessly booked and arranged it from start to finish in no time at all. Some of these things included was sourcing the cheapest airfares on our requested dates/times, the exact types of accommodation we preferred covering not only the Ayres Rock Resort, but the Kings Canyon Resort and our short stay in Alice Springs, hire car and travel insurance. This was all done with ease. Another great handy feature was the little black folder we received which included all the necessary paperwork: detailed user friendly itinerary's, insurance documents etc. I will definitely use Karen again in the very near future as I plan/book a massive world trip including Europe and Canada. I highly recommend Karen as you can be assured of her experience and knowledge and trust she will always get the perfect holiday completely organized from start to finish for you!"