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    Nicole Edgar

    Nicole Edgar

    Personal Travel Manager

    based-in Based in Narre Warren South, VIC

    T: 03 9704 0469

    T: 0409 239 774

    E: nicole.edgar@travelmanagers.com.au

    Business Hours: They vary! Emailing or calling me is best, as I'm out and about all the time. Meetings are by appointment only.

    I'm Nicole. My goal is to enhance your overall travel experience, so that your entire journey is more than just your actual holiday.

    About Me

    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.

    Where I've Travelled

    AFRICA:

    • Botswana – Chobe National Park
    • South Africa – Blyde River Canyon, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park & Pilgrim’s Rest
    • Zambia – Victoria Falls
    • Zimbabwe – Victoria Falls

    ASIA:

    • China – Guangzhou, Shekou & Shenzen
    • Hong Kong – Hong Kong Island, Kowloon & Lantau Island
    • IndonesiaBali & Jakarta
    • IndiaAgra, BharatpurJaipur, New Delhi & Old Delhi
    • Macau
    • Malaysia – Borneo, Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Gomontong,  Kota Kinabalu, Labuk, Mt Kinabalu National Park, Ox Bow Lakes, Sabah, Sandakan & Sepilok
    • Singapore – Changi, Sentosa Island, Singapore City & Universal Studios
    • Sri Lanka – Aruradhapura, Badulla, Colombo, Dambula, Galle, Hatton, Kandy, Mount Lavinia, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya, Sigiriya, Unawatuna, Weligama, Wilpattu National Park & Yala National Park
    • Thailand – Bangkok, Khao Lak & Phuket
    • Vietnam – Can To, Chau Doc, Cu Chi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An & Mekong Delta

    EUROPE:

    • Austria – Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Villach, Werfen & Werfen Ice Caves
    • Belgium – Brussels
    • CroatiaDubrovnik, Split & Zagreb
    • Czech Republic – Prague
    • France – Calais & Paris
    • Germany – Bavaria, Berlin, Dachau Concentration Camp, Frankfurt, Heidelburg, Munich  & Stuttgart
    • Greece – Aegina, Athens, Delphi, Hydra, Kalambaka, Meteora, Mykonos, Porus, Santorini & Sounion
    • Hungary – Budapest
    • ItalyAncona, Cinque Terre, Florence, Milan, Naples, Pisa, Rome, San Gimignano, Siena, Sorrento, Tirano, Trieste, Tuscany, Vatican City & Venice
    • Lichtenstein
    • Netherlands – Amsterdam
    • Poland – Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Krakow & Warsaw
    • Serbia – Belgrade, Novi Said & Topola
    • Slovak Republic – Bratislava
    • Slovenia – Bled, Lipica, Ljubljana, Piran, Postonja & Skocjan Caves
    • Switzerland – Lucerne & St Moritz
    • TurkeyIstanbul & Gallipoli

    MIDDLE EAST:

    NORTH AMERICA:

    • Canada – Athabasca Glacier, Colombia Icefield, Edmonton, Great Bear Lodge, Jasper, Maligne Lake, Port Hardy, Smith’s Inlet, Vancouver – Alberta & British Columbia,
    • United States of America – Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Hawaii (Maui & Oahu), Joshua National Park, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Monica & Zion National Park

    SOUTH PACIFIC & OCEANIA:

    • Australia – Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria & Western Australia
    • Fiji – Beachcomber Island, Bounty Island, Castaway Island, Coral Coast, Likuliku Island Resort, Malolo Island Resort, Nadi, Plantation Island Resort, Treasure Island & Vomo Island Resort
    • Loyalty Islands – Lifou
    • New Caledonia –  Noumea & Isle of Pines
    • New Zealand – Arrowtown, Auckland, Bay of Islands, Christchurch, Fox Glacier, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Rotorua, Te Anau & Wellington
    • Vanuatu – Mystery Island, Port Vila, Vila

    UNITED KINGDOM:

    • England – Dover, London & Wimbledon
    • Scotland – Edinburgh
    • Wales

     

    AIRLINES I’VE FLOWN ON AND/OR INSPECTED:

    COACH TOUR COMPANIES I’VE TOURED WITH:

    • AAT Kings – (Various day tours within Australia)
    • APT – (Darwin to Uluru and Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia)
    • Contiki Holidays – (Eastern Europe & Central Europe)
    • Cosmos – (England, Scotland & Wales)

    CRUISE SHIPS AND CRUISE LINES I’VE SAILED ON AND/OR INSPECTED:

    TRAIN TRIPS & RAILWAY SECTORS  I’VE TRAVELLED ON:

    • “Bernina Express” – (Tirano, Italy to St. Moritz, Switzerland)
    • “Circumvesuviana” – (Naples, Italy to Sorrento, Italy, to Naples, Italy)
    • “EC” – (Salzburg, Austria to Villach, Austria – Ljubljana, Slovenia to Villach, Austria)
    • Eurail – (Villach, Austria, to Zagreb, Croatia, to Ljubljana, Slovenia)
    • “Eurostar” – (London, UK, to Lille, France, to Disneyland Paris, France)
    • Expo Rail – (Peradeniya to Hatton, Sri Lanka)
    • “FR” – (Venice, Italy to Milan, Italy – Florence, Italy to Naples, Italy, to Rome, Italy)
    • Great Southern Rail –   “The Ghan” (Darwin to Adelaide, Australia)
    • “ICE” – (Stuttgart, Germany to Munich, Germany)
    • “Intercity” – (Milan, Italy to Monterosso Al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy, to Pisa, Italy)
    • “Kuranda Scenic Railway” – (Cairns, Queensland, Australia)
    • “Leonardo Express” – (Rome, Italy to Fiumicino Rome International Airport, Italy)
    • “Regionale” – (Pisa, Italy to Florence, Italy)
    • “RJ” – (Munich, Germany to Salzburg, Austria)
    • “TGV” – (Disneyland Paris, France, to Strasbourg, France, to Stuttgart, Germany)
    • Vietnam Railways – (Hanoi, Vietnam to Dong Hoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)

    THEME PARKS I’VE HAD LOTS OF FUN AT:

    • Disneyland – Anaheim, California, USA
    • Disneyland Paris – Marne La Chessy, Paris, France
    • Dreamworld – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    • Hong Kong Disneyland – Hong Kong
    • Legoland Malaysia – Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    • Ocean Park – Hong Kong
    • Sea World Gold Coast – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    • Sea World San Diego – San Diego, California, USA
    • Sunway Lagoon – Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
    • Universal Studios Hollywood – Los Angeles, California, USA
    • Universal Studios Singapore – Singapore
    • Walt Disney Studios Park – Marne La Chessy, Paris, France
    • Warner Bros. Movie World – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
    • Wet n Wild – Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

    Destinations I'm Passionate About

    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!

    Services I Provide

    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:

    • Accommodation – including Hotels, Motels, Resorts, B&B’s & Unique Properties
    • Adventure Tours
    • Airfares- International & Domestic – Point to Point Tickets, Airpasses & Round-The-World Itineraries
    • Airport Long or Short Term Parking
    • Accessible Travel
    • Babymoons
    • Boarding Kennels for your Dogs & Cats
    • Car Hire
    • Car Leasing
    • Coach Touring
    • Corporate Travel
    • Cruises – including Luxury, Ocean, River & Expedition Cruising
    • Day Tours
    • Destination Weddings & Renewal of Vows Locations
    • Educational Study Tours
    • Family & Multi-Generational Family Holidays
    • Group Tours & Travel
    • Honeymoons & Honeymoon Bridal Gift Registry Service
    • Leisure Travel
    • Motorcycle Hire
    • Motorhome Hire
    • Rail Holidays – including Point to Point Tickets & Rail Passes
    • Sightseeing Tours
    • Ski & Snowboarding Holidays
    • Solo Travel
    • Sporting Events
    • School Study and Educational Tours
    • Theatre Tickets
    • Transfers
    • Travel for People with Disabilities
    • Travel Insurance
    • TravelManagers Gift Vouchers
    • Visas

    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!

    My Brochures

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    I'd love to tell you where to go!

    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!

    Inspired Magazine

    It’s full steam ahead with our focus on rail journeys in this issue. Read our latest edition of Inspired Magazine online here.

    Inspired Magazine

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    NIC'S TRAVEL ADVENTURES
    Microlite ride over Victoria Falls in Africa.  An amazing experience!
    Your holiday funds are 100% safe when booking with TravelManagers.
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    Videos

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    My travel articles and blog posts

    How to holiday as a small business owner

    It is possible for a self-employed or small business owner to have a well-earned holiday, whilst the business runs smoothly in his/her absence.
    Find out how, here...

    Travelling through Europe by train

    Having just travelled extensively through Europe by rail with my family, I can vouch for what a great option train travel is on any holiday. My article talks about the many advantages and differences that train travel has to enhance your next holiday.
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    Did you know that having travel insurance is like practising safe sex?

    Now that I have your attention, have a read of my article...
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    When you buy 'travel', what is it that you are really buying?

    '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. So when you buy 'travel', what are you really buying?
    Read more

    Selfie sticks & selfie stick etiquette

    Did you know that there are actually unwritten rules about using a selfie stick? They are not only for the vain and self-centred, but they are a great tool for the traveller. Having said that, there is a time and a place when to use them, and to use them correctly...
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    My familiarisation trip to Broome & the Dampier Peninsula, in Western Australia

    My famil trip, 23SEP-29SEP16 to Broome & the Dampier Peninsula, WA.
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    Why your holiday funds are 100% safe, and you will have peace-of-mind when booking through TravelManagers

    Your funds are safe with TravelManagers!
    Find out why here...

    Tips for a successful self drive holiday

    Whether you are driving your own car, hiring one or leasing one, here's some tips for having an enjoyable self drive holiday.
    Find out how, here...

    "7 worst things that could happen on holiday" - 'Escape' newspaper travel section article, contributed to by Nicole Edgar

    We all want happy travels but sometimes a dream holiday can turn into a nightmare. Here are some travel troubles to avoid and what to do if they happen to you.

    Read travel newspaper article here...

    "TravelManagers frock up for a fancy gala" - 'Travel Weekly' travel trade press article, 05SEP15

    TravelManagers concluded their Annual National Conference with a gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre. The "Spirit Award" (awarded to Nicole Edgar, representative for Narre Warren South, Victoria) which is given in recognition of any person either within or external to TravelManagers who has been fundamental to developing, maintaining and enhancing TravelManagers’ unique culture.
    Read the travel trade press article here...

    "PTM's swept away by Broome" - 'Travel Monitor' travel trade press article, 30NOV16

    Victoria-based personal travel managers Nicole Edgar (representative for Narre Warren South) and Tania Patterson (representative for Clyde North), were thrilled to experience the coastal town of Broome in the Kimberley region on a famil hosted by Viva! Holidays.
    Read the travel trade press article here...

    "Find out who TravelManagers' top agents were in 2015" - 'Karry On' travel trade press article, 31AUG15

    It was tri-celebration for TravelManagers on the final day of the group’s annual three-day conference held in Adelaide this weekend.
    Read the travel trade press article here...

    Nic's Travel Tips

    Do you have the travel bug? Join my Facebook group "Nic's Travel Tips", for all sorts of travel tips and advice, to help ensure that your next trip is seamless, stress-free & memorable - for all of the right reasons!
    "Nic's Travel Tips" - Facebook group page

    Should you fly with a full service airline or a low cost/budget airline?

    One of the biggest changes in recent years within the travel industry has been the rise of low-cost/budget/no-frills airlines. Whether you are planning to fly within Australia or internationally, flying has never been cheaper. These carriers characteristically offer lower airfares and fewer inclusions than their ‘full service’ competitors. You’re also charged extra if you want to pay by credit card or if you need extra leg room or an exit row (if offered). Businesses are also continually tightening their travel budgets, and using low cost airlines may be a way to make savings. But do cut-price airlines really offer better value for money?
    Read my TravelManagers' blog here: