I'm Nicole. My goal is to enhance your overall travel experience, so that your entire journey is more than just your actual holiday.
My own love affair with travel began as a child, being taken on many and varied family holidays, both overseas, and on road trips around Australia. Needless to say, I was bitten by the ‘travel bug’!
It quickly made sense to make a career out of something I enjoy doing – travelling, and gaining the education and personal growth that comes along with visiting different places, experiencing different cultures, and meeting people from all walks of life, from all over the world. Being a Personal Travel Manager is a very positive and great job to do, and is one that I’m passionate about – creating, planning and organising all sorts of holidays, which meet and exceed my client’s expectations, and realises their dreams!
Even though I offer and can organise the entire spectrum of travel products and services available, my specialties include organising family holidays (being a mum myself), honeymoons, coach touring, group travel & cruising. I am a “Master Cruise Consultant” and “CruiseManager”, which basically means that I am an expert in all things cruising!
At our TravelManagers 2015 conference, I was very proud, honoured and thrilled to be announced as the winner of the 2015 TravelManagers’ “Spirit” Award. The description of the TravelManagers’ “Spirit” Award is: “This award is to recognise someone who’s everyday attitude and principles inspire and impregnate the thoughts, feelings and actions of all of us at TravelManagers. This award is for the person who lives, breathes and consistently demonstrates the heart and soul of TravelManagers. This award is open to any person within or external to TravelManagers who has been fundamental to developing, maintaining and enhancing TravelManagers’ unique culture.”
I was also proud and honoured to also be nominated as a finalist in both the ‘Innovation in Marketing’ Award, and the ‘Choice’ Award, voted on my fellow Personal Travel Managers, as a team player, helpful & good advocate for the company.
Think of me, being your Personal Travel Manager, the way you’d think of your personal trainer or financial planner – there to help you achieve a specific goal in their field of expertise. In my case, it’s travel. I realise that there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all, cookie cutter type of holiday. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, I will work closely with you to create a tailor-made dream holiday that’s every bit “as individual as you are”, and is perfectly suited to you!
So, in the years to come, when you are looking back through all of your holiday photos with fond memories, as your Personal Travel Manager, I cherish the fact that I played a part in creating those positive memories for you. My goal is to enhance your overall travel experience, so that your entire journey is more than just your actual holiday. Enjoy the journey.
SOUTH PACIFIC & OCEANIA:
AIRLINES I’VE FLOWN ON AND/OR INSPECTED:
COACH TOUR COMPANIES I’VE TOURED WITH:
CRUISE SHIPS AND CRUISE LINES I’VE SAILED ON AND/OR INSPECTED:
TRAIN TRIPS & RAILWAY SECTORS I’VE TRAVELLED ON:
THEME PARKS I’VE HAD LOTS OF FUN AT:
When it comes to my own travel habits, I am a bit of a gypsy and a nomad – I prefer to visit a new country or city, rather than go back to the same place twice. But if I do, I will stay at a different hotel or resort, and try different sightseeing tours, to learn and experience something new.
When I’m travelling, I’m constantly on the move, experiencing new countries, cities, places, cultures, people and sights. Having personally travelled to over 40 countries to date, I enjoy researching and exploring different places as a tourist myself, trying out different types of holidays, accommodation and modes of transport, so I can then share those experiences, and my first-hand product knowledge, with you!
To date, I’ve covered much of Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, the Americas and the South Pacific, but my bucket list isn’t getting any smaller! Each year, my goal is to visit at least one new country. My favourite travel quote by St Augustine says it all – “the world is a book, and those who do not travel, read only a page”.
There have been many personal highlights along the way – such as flying over Victoria Falls, in a microlite (basically a hanglider with a propeller on the back), for that once-in-a-lifetime exhilarating experience and amazing views; searching for the Big 5 on African game drives; strolling through the old town of Hoi An, illuminated at night by 1000’s of silk lanterns, against the backdrop of colonial white-washed architectural buildings; getting a feel of European cities by walking their cobble-stoned streets on foot; seeing the amazing Grand Canyon from a helicopter’s view in the air; and feeling the adrenaline rush and exhilaration, when doing all of the extreme sports and skiing on offer in Queenstown, New Zealand.
Having said that, I have a passion for cruising holidays too. I love the fact that I can unpack just the once for my entire holiday, wake up every other day in a different port, without having to catch another flight or a transfer, and not have to lift a finger – everything is done and provided for me. I’m waited on, hand and foot – bliss! Cruises are great value-for-money too, including all of your cabin accommodation, transportation, meals, onboard activities and entertainment. As they say, “if you cruise once, you’ll cruise again and again”! Like me, you’ll get hooked too!
There is only one trip advisor that you need to use – me! Having over 20+ years of travel industry experience, and having personally travelled to over 40 countries, I know how to research and plan your perfect holiday.
I’ll save you time searching online, comparing reviews and numerous opinions, plus your money is totally safe with TravelManagers, unlike some dodgy online websites and operators!
I understand that everyone is unique, and there is not a one-size-fits-all holiday that suits everybody. Just as you are an individual, so is your tailor-made holiday that I can create for you, matching your needs, wants, budget and time-frame. I ensure that your stress is taken away throughout the entire experience, from your initial quote, to the day you return home after your memorable trip.
Being mobile, I can meet up with you, at a time and place convenient to you – your home, your work, in a cafe or in a restaurant! No longer do you need to wait during business hours, in busy shopfront travel agencies, tolerating their constant interruptions and multiple staff – you only have one travel expert – me – from start to finish, who knows your entire booking history.
And unlike shopfront travel agencies and the internet, I am on call 24/7 in case of emergency, and I offer the same variety of travel products or services that they do, if not more. Some of the services I offer are:
And the best part of my job? I can tell you all ‘where to go’, and not get in trouble for it!
With Nicole Edgar and TravelManagers, your entire journey is more than just your actual holiday!
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Like myself, you have been bitten by the travel bug. The travel bug is contagious. Everybody loves to talk about travel and an upcoming, planned holiday. A holiday is something that you always look forward to, and it’s something that you look back on with fond memories.
So when you buy ‘travel’, or a holiday, what is it that you are actually buying? It’s the benefits of what a well-planned, well-organised, stress-free and streamlined holiday can offer you. A holiday can be the light at the end of a tunnel, a de-stressing timeout, some RnR time, a bucket list being ticked off, a reward, some time to reconnect and spend quality time with your loved ones, or a long-term dream and goal coming to fruition and being realised.
However planning and booking a trip can be very daunting and overwhelming task, because ‘travel’ is the big unknown. Think about it – ‘travel’ is totally unique to anything else that you can buy. Travel is intangible – you can’t see it, taste it, smell it, touch it or sample it. You can only imagine, dream and envisage what your perfect holiday will be like. Unlike any other product or service that you can buy, you don’t reap the benefits and get to experience your travel purchase, until weeks, months or even years later.
You place a lot of trust in getting everything about this next trip done perfectly, from the start. After all, you’ve worked hard all year to earn yourself a well-deserved holiday, and you’ve worked hard all year to save up for your dream holiday, so don’t risk losing your holiday savings, plus all of your dreams and big expectations to a dodgy website, or waste any more time searching and comparing countless websites and online reviews. You are invested in this trip and you have invested in this trip – both financially and mentally. Don’t put it all to chance.
Travel is an investment – both financially, and personally. The famous travel quote says “travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”, despite that it actually costs you money to do so. Travel can fulfill your soul, and enrich your own life on a personal and deeper level, by experiencing other cultures, by admiring a spectacular view, touring different countries and cities, eating different cuisine, and by meeting other people from all walks of life.
Invest in your upcoming trip wisely, and reap the rewards of your good, sound investment down the track. Entrust me, being your Personal Travel Manager, to research and tailor-make your next, perfect, stress-free trip to suit you – your needs, your wants, and your budget, making your next holiday memorable, for all of the right reasons!
"Thanks for all of your lovely work on both my HK & NZ trips! Everything went very smoothly, thanks to you."
"All arrangements were made promptly and we had a fantastic holiday."
"Very friendly and efficient."
"Thanks heaps for organising the trip – it went very well."
"Thanks for helping with organising such a wonderful hotel! We were pleasantly surprised upon checking into our hotel room. There, on the shiny black marble ground was a double love heart made from rose petals. On the table was a bottle of champagne in an ice bucket as well as a honeymoon cake with ‘happy honeymoon’ written on it. We may have a few more trips planned this year, so will be getting in touch with you, if they have a green light!
"Just a quick note to let you know we had a great time in Pattaya. Everything went well, the flights were fine, transfers to and from the hotel were very good, as were the transfers to the golf, etc.,were excellent. The hotel was especially good. We called it our sanctuary after spending the day in the hubbub of Pattaya. So we would all like to thank you for making our holiday so great, we couldn’t have asked for anything better. Once again, thank you!"
"The trip to Noosa booked by Nicole Edgar through TravelManagers met my expectations in every way. From quoting, booking and travelling it was an easy ride all the way. We had a fabulous time in Noosa and would happily go there again."
"Nicole was so helpful and the process of booking was so easy"
"Nicole did a wonderful job in arranging this holiday, and was always available to help with difficult issues in planning suitable itineraries and departure times. At our final meeting before leaving Australia, Nicole had arranged all our tickets, tours, timetables and transfers in chronological order, all clearly marked for easy identification, and presented in a very smart travel wallet. She had also enclosed a small card with useful foreign phrases (from her own personal items) just in case we needed it! We left Australia full of confidence that all would go well...which it did!"
"Our arrangements worked very well with Nicole. Nicole's knowledge and travel expertise contributed towards our holiday being the trip of a lifetime for our family. Nicole assisted with the extended disneyland tickets, fantastic accommodation in Honolulu and booking our great priced airfares. Nicole was also very understanding and remained very professional when there were instances that were beneficial for us to book ourselves whether that was for pricing or convenience. I have already recommended Nicole to 2 other friends that are looking at travelling to America next year and I look forward to the day I can phone Nicole for our next holiday."
"Thankyou Nicole, for helping us get to Fiji and share our friends special day, after all the issues we had with the previous travel agent. Your efforts were very much appreciated!"
"Nic has such a pleasant easy going manner and nothing ever seems to be a bother to her. She never failed to respond to our needs, at all hours. Nic loves travel herself and is genuinely interested in hearing about your holiday experiences when you return, for feedback, future reference and to hear about the adventures she has helped you plan."
"Just wanted to say thanks for all your help with organising our holiday to Malaysia/Borneo. We had a fabulous trip. Thanks again for your professional service, I will definitely recommend you to anyone. Look forward to using your services the next time we travel."
"The greatest things about having Nicole is that she does it all...any dramas call Nicole..any probs call Nicole..for once the holiday maker does not have to worry about anything!"
"I had a wonderful time celebrating my Birthday, as I sailed out on my little adventure with some of my closest friends. The special touches, such as Birthday Balloons on the door of our cabin, to the Birthday cake & singalong at dinner, made me feel extra special. Many, many laughs were had & lovely memories made. Thanks Nicole, on a job well done! I'll definitely sail again."
"Thank you so much for your professionalism & knowledge in helping to organise this for us. Nothing was too big of an issue & any questions we had you addressed promptly. Again, thank you for making this trip hassle free & also giving us the peace of mind knowing you were always just a phone call away if we needed you. Only problem now is, where do we go to next?"
"Nicole - Just wanting to write and say a big thank you for organising our honeymoon and your suggestion of our cruise! We had a blast – it was so relaxing but fun at the same time! So much to do on the ship and we meet some lovely people and of course visited some lovely locations! You selected the best cabin for us in the most central location! We are already planning our next cruise! We cannot thank you enough for your service and answering all my silly questions prior to leaving! Cannot recommend you highly enough!"
"Outstanding service. I've used travel agents before and they have either neglected an important detail or failed to follow up with service. Not Nicole, not only is she detail and service oriented but promotes like a gun! Her photos and friendly nature really topped off my first cruise well. I will use her services again and recommend her to you..."
"Nicole thanks for organising such an awesome cruise loved the Carnival Spirit xxx""
"Hey Nic, Just wanted to say thanks for organising my holiday for me. It was great to travel without having to worry about any booking or flight problems. A very smooth holiday. It was also comforting to know that you were just a call away (day or night) should anything go wrong. Definantely recommend Nicole for any travel you may need."
"Very pleased that we chose Nicole to look after our recent travel arrangements to the US. Not one problem with any of the hotel bookings or flights which made for one very enjoyable holiday. Nicole's personal experiences and expertise makes it very easy for me to highly recommend her services."