About me

I have been in the Travel Industry for 25 years in the capacity of a Travel Consultant, Travel Agency Manager and now a Personal Travel Manager.  I have travelled extensively to most corners of the globe.  My favourite travel experiences include; cooking and sampling food, diverse cultures, local interactions and connecting with nature.  Although based in Townsville, I can arrange holidays from anywhere – in fact, I have clients from all around Australia.  I have a deep passion for travel and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experiences with my clients.  This has been reflected through my success in travel industry awards:

  • TravelManagers 10 Year Dedication Award 2019
  • Travel Weekly  Women in Travel Awards 2016 | Finalist
  • Avis Travel Agent Scholarship 2013 | Finalist
  • Travel Weekly Travel Agent of the Year 2011 | Winner
  • Travel Weekly Best Regional Travel Consultant 2011 | Winner

 

 

 

Where I've Travelled

GREECE – Athens | Sparta | Geraki | Kosmas | Elias | Monemvasia | Skala | Leonidio | Agios Dimitrios | Crete Island | Elafonisos Island

CYPRUS – Larnaca | Paphos | Limassol | Kathika

EGYPT – Cairo | Giza | Saqqara | Aswan | Abu Simbel | Kom Ombo | Edfu | Valley of the Kings | River Nile | Luxor

TURKEY – Istanbul | Gallipoli | Canakkale | Troy | Kusadasi | Ephesus | Pamukkale | Cappadocia | Goreme Valley (Fairy Chimneys) | Ankara

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dubai | Abu Dhabi

ITALY – Rome | Florence | Venice | Milan

FRANCE – Paris

UNITED KINGDOM:

ENGLAND – London | Stongehenge | Bath | Exeter | Plymouth | Polperro | Dartmoor | Glastonbury | Devon | Somerset | Ludlow | Chester | Liverpool | Lakes District | Gretna Green| Alnwick | York | Stratford-Upon-Avon

WALES – Cardiff

SCOTLAND – Glasgow | Glencoe | Loch Lomond | Fort William | Laggan | Isle of Skye | Culloden | Loch Ness | Pitlochry |

St. Andrews | Edinburgh

SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg

TANZANIA – Arusha | Serengeti National Park | Ngorongoro Crater

KENYA – Nairobi | Masai Mara Game Reserve

MALAYSIA – Kuala Lumpur | Malacca

THAILAND – Bangkok | Koh Samui | Phuket | Phi Phi Island | Krabi

SINGAPORE – Singapore

HONG KONG – Hong Kong

CHINA – Beijing | Hainan Island

INDONESIA – Bali | Ria Bintan Island

VIETNAM – Hanoi | Halong Bay | Hue | Danang | Hoi An | Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong Delta

INDIA – Delhi | Agra (Taj Mahal) | Jaipur | Cochin | Calicut | Trissur | Guruvayur

CANADA – Vancouver | Port Hardy | Great Bear Lodge | Jasper | Edmonton

AMERICA – New York City | Las Vegas | San Francisco | Oahu and Maui in Hawaii

FRENCH POLYNESIA – Papeete | Bora Bora

NEW ZEALAND – Auckland | Rotorua | Waitomo | Matamata | Queenstown | Christchurch | Wanaka | Lake Tekapo | Arrowtown | Cardrona

FIJI – Suva | Nadi | Denarau | Beachcomber Island | Korotogo | Vuda Point | Sigatoka | Yanuka Island

VANUATU – Port Vila | Champagne Bay

NEW CALEDONIA – Noumea

PAPUA NEW GUINEA – Port Moresby | Kokopo | Duke of York Islands | Rabaul | Gazelle Peninsula | Vunga Village

AUSTRALIA – Townsville | Brisbane | Gold Coast | Sunshine Coast | Cairns | Port Douglas | Palm Cove | Airlie Beach | Sydney | Melbourne | Yarra Valley | Mt. Buller | Mansfield | Adelaide | Barossa Valley | Darwin | Perth | Dunk Island | Hamilton Island | Club Med Lindeman Island | Hayman Island | Magnetic Island

Services I Provide

I am dedicated to providing my clients with a superior service, one on one attention and complete devotion to ensuring my clients’ holidays are hassle free. I am available by phone, email and social media channels, and able to assist with after hours emergencies. I am an extremely thorough and organised person and plan itineraries to suit specific client requirements. I offer a sense of security that the internet cannot provide.

I can look after all facets of international and domestic holidays, including, but not limited to:

  • International and Domestic Air Tickets
  • Package Holidays
  • Honeymoons, including Honeymoon Registries
  • Family Travel
  • Small and Larger Ship Cruising, including Yacht Rental
  • Island Hopping Tours
  • African Safaris
  • Hiking Tours
  • Small Group Touring
  • Larger Group Touring
  • Special Interest Tours, example, Walking Tours, Bike Tours, Food and Wine Tours, Music Tours
  • VFR – Visit Friends and Relatives
  • Travel Insurance
  • Car Rental and Car Leasing
  • All types of Accommodation
  • Corporate and Business Travel, including Incentive Travel
  • Rail Holidays
  • Sightseeing and Day Tours
  • Ski Holidays
  • Sporting Event Packages
  • Group Travel
  • Gift Certificates

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Maria Pandalai
Location
Based in North Ward, QLD
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday from 9.00am to 5.00pm | By Appointment | 24/7 Emergency Assistance

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