My travel career started in 1993 when I joined a major travel retailer in Melbourne. I stayed with them for over 20 years and carved out an extensive and successful career. I was fortunate in my time to experience and be exposed to not only an amazing number of travel opportunities but also to some extensive training and personal development. My career has been predominately as a leisure consultant ‚Äì though I did work for a few years in the corporate environment. I moved fairly quickly through the ranks and have spent the last 15 years of my career managing 2 very successful retail stores in my home town of Shepparton, Victoria. I was the recipient of numerous sales and customer service awards, both as individual and as part of my team and my highest honor was being admitted into the Hall of Fame in 2008. As much as I loved the company, as a mother of 3, working full time in an office environment was a constant juggle. I decided to join TravelManagers in January 2014 and this change has enabled me to successfully balance my travel career with family life.
My travel experiences are varied from backpacking to staying in 5 star luxury hotels, family camping trips and caravaning, Ocean and 5 star River Cruises. I love nothing more immersing myself in the local culture and use every travel opportunity to see the world from the inside. Some of the places I have visited are listed below: AUSTRALIA – Queensland, Western Australia, Central Australia, NSW, Victoria and Tasmania NEW ZEALAND – North Island ASIA – Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, Philippines and China UK/EUROPE – England, France, Italy, and Switzerland USA – Los Angeles, Anaheim, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Washington and New York MEXICO – Cancun SOUTH PACIFIC – Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji
As the bulk of my career has been in leisure travel, I am a specialist in putting together all manner of holiday packages and itineraries. From flights to fully escorted tours, 5 star luxury getaways to gap year and working holidays, rail and cruise journeys, solo travel to school groups, I have had experience in them all. I love nothing more than helping my clients’ piece together amazing itineraries and experiences that I know will stay with them forever. I pride myself in my customer service and knowledge and love nothing more than getting to know my clients. This enables me to offer a personal, individual and caring service. I have a strong work ethic and work hard to ensure that I take care of my clients’ needs. As your personal travel manager I guarantee you a personal, efficient and tailor made service and I look forward to assisting you in realising your travel dreams.