I'm Kathy. my passion over the last 20 years has been turning your journeys from ordinary into ‘extra’ordinary.
Tailoring your dreams into reality with personal knowledge, detail & trusted contacts in the Africa and Indian continents, as well as cruising, adventure and luxury travel
Life is one long journey of exciting travel opportunities. Raised on a farm in Rhodesia, Zimbabwe – before living in London for 5 years. Travel became a passion and exploring Africa became not only a job but a series of highlights in everyday life. Canoe safaris down the Zambezi River, tracking rhino or walking with the Bushmen in Botswana was just the beginning. The ‘JOB’ led me to riding elephants in India & silently watching tiger, sailing down the Brahmaputra & Ganges rivers, floating on the backwaters of Kerala, climbing Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls & learning to tango in Buenos Aires. Cruising from ports such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Cape Town, Sydney, staying up till dawn to see the sun rise on Caribbean Islands and escorting sports-mad clients on the World Cup Rugby cruise around New Zealand – floating up the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia, as well as kayaking in Halong Bay …. the ever changing scenery and adventures never cease to thrill and amaze. So … to my friends, family and clients – I invite you to share the world with me. No special language required – simply bring a smile, pack a sense of humour and a dash of patience – your ticket will have ‘adventure’ printed on it .
AFRICA – all my senses come alive in the solitude of endless horizons, wild animals and nature’s impossible beauty. Sharing this passion with clients is like experiencing the magic over and over again.
Most recently I’ve just returned from a cruise on RV Ganges on the Hooghley and Ganges rivers departing out of Kolkata – an amazing experience into rural Bengal with a wonderful crew on board.
Working as a personal travel manager is exactly as it should be – PERSONAL – My clients have my undivided attention & share personal knowledge or experiences as we discuss their plans.
I’m dedicated to making their trip stress-free, the itinerary exciting, the experiences individual – leaving my clients only to pack their cases and collect memories
ACCREDITED CRUISE MASTER
ESCORTED SMALL GROUPS
AFRICAN HOLIDAYS….SAFARIS….SMALL GROUP TOURS & PERSONALISED ITINERARIES
INDIA / BHUTAN ESCORTED TOURS & PERSONAL PLANNING
SOUTH AMERICAN TOURS & CRUISES
Part of my commitment to furthering and delivering best products and the best experience for my clients, I have acquired and achieved the following specialities.
Australian Travel Awards – Best Travel Consultant Runner Up – Africa – 2009
Australian Travel Awards – Best Travel Consultant Winner –Africa 2010
Australian Travel Awards – Best Travel Consultant – Runner Up –Africa –2011
Australian Travel Awards – Best Travel consultant – Winner – South America 2011
‘FUNDI’ accredited agent for South African Tourism
AFTA NATIONAL TRAVEL INDUSTRY AWARDS – 2011
Nominated – Best Travel consultant – Retail
CRUISE ACCREDITATIONS & ASSOCIATONS:
Accredited Cruise Manager
Accredited Cruise Consultant with Cruise Lines international Association (Australasia)
"We just want to thank you so much for organising our trip to India. In what can be a somewhat 'disorganised' country, everything went like clockwork. It is an amazing country, but we would not do it without some seriously experienced organisation/experience such as yours. Many thanks..."
"I chose to book with Kathy because of her personal knowledge of Africa and her immediate response to organising a side trip to see my book club's sponsor child at the School of St. Jude. Kathy also modified the tour to include a night at a tented camp at my request. Since booking I have found Kathy to be continually available for any enquiries and very enthusiastic about our trip. We are very excited about the itinerary and experiences Kathy has put together for us and would recommend Kathy as a wonderful knowledgeable and keen promotor of travel to Africa..."
"Kathy Millett arranged a trip to Africa for us - our itinerary was fabulous, all our accommodation and every detail of our flights and transfers went according to plan. Kathy's knowledge & experience made us feel very relaxed and comfortable with our itinerary. We have and will continue to recommend Kathy to our friends..."
"When we met Kathy our brief was just that we wanted to get a real feel for Southern Africa without being tied to an organised group. From this request Kathy built a tour that delivered more than our expectations. Kathy's comprehensive knowledge of Africa and it's climate and conditions enabled us to travel confidently and to thoroughly enjoy the diverse nature of the country. Kathy's efficient planning and implementation of the itinerary to South Africa made this the trip of a liftime..."
"It was brilliant to meet you - a pleasure, in fact. You showed, clearly the difference between a travel seller and a travel agent..."
"I found Kathy to be extremely efficient in the planning & organisation of a trip to SOUTH AMERICA. She answered all email and phone queries promptly. she was helpful in planning what currency to take, what clothing would suitable, helpful hints on travelling in a foreign country, anything I asked she was able to find me the answers for. Her knowledge of South America was very helpful to me, nothing was too much trouble. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience..."
"WOW, when we signed up as part of a select group to tour with Kathy Millett to Kenya and Tanzania there was a great anticipation about what we might do and see. The reality greatly exceeded our expectations in every way. Kathy with her extensive knowledge of Africa had everything organised down to the finest details. All we had to do was turn up with a passport and some cash for incidentals. Every day was an adventure and Kathy had also organised some surprises along the way such as dinner for 10 under the stars in the middle of the Serengeti for a birthday celebration. We felt very privileged to have experienced this part of Africa in such a relaxed fashion being busy every day but not rushed to get to the next stop. Knowledge of the logistics involved was clearly the key to pacing our safari to the conditions as there are no shortcuts..."
"We have just had a 3 week trip to Dubai and East Africa (2013) with Kathy Millett and it was just fantastic. Every little little bit of it, time frames, modes of transport, "glamping" locations, guides, surprises, the works. Even down to finding every animal we wanted to see. Would thoroughly recommend her to any traveller of any age. Thanks Kathy..."
"Kathy - you are the best agent in Australia - our trip to Africa was perfect and you managed to get us good fares on my favourite airline - Singapore Airlines ! Thank you - will be telling all my friends !! thank you" -
Dear Kathy, Thankyou for organising and accompanying our group to India. It was the most amazing trip and cannot think of one glitch in the travel arrangements. Given that we were in India – that has to be saying something. It was a great experience for me and absolutely loved what India had to offer. Will be in touch when I next get the travel bug. Thankyou again-you are amazing and there was no stone unturned.
I was in a group of 11 ladies who travelled to India in October 2014,our wonderful travel manager and group leader Kathy Millett from Travel Managers ,planned our trip beautifully , the trip was well thought out , our happiness , well being & comfort was first class. Kathy wanted us to have an enriching journey, it was that and so much more, thank you from us all. P.S. where are we going next I have the travel bug now.
Kathy Millett has recently organised quite a complicated itinerary for a family holiday in Mauritius, followed by a journey with 6 friends in southern Africa. Both trips were wonderful and Kathy"s organisation was wonderful. Our family was travelling from Melbourne, Perth, France and USA to Mauritius and it all went off without a hiccup. We had a wonderful week at a hotel recommended by Kathy. it was a very special week for us all. Similarly, our African safari was excellent. Wonderful recommendations for lodges, hotels and activities and a real adventure for us all, with great understanding of what we wanted and needed.- AUGUST 2017
I’ve known Kathy for over 15 years and she has organised all my overseas travel requirements including my family. Kathy’s effortlessness and professional nature and importantly her calmness are what make me always use her personalised services. Kathy’s knowledge on flight routes, airlines and hotels/ resorts around the world is incredible. She recently helped my family out of a very tricky situation which required urgent attention and was out of business trading hours. To have the level of direct and instant access was invaluable and saved us many thousands of dollars. - OCTOBER 2017