About me

@nicole_edgar_travelmanager | #nicoleedgarptm

Winner – 2018 Cruise Lines International Australasia (CLIA) Cruise Awards “Home Based / Mobile Agent of the Year, Australia”

Winner – 2018 Casey Cardinia Business Awards “Home Based Business of the Year”

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, 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), rail travel,  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!

I love writing…jotting down notes, tips & tricks about my travel adventures, that I get to share with my clients – so much so, that I’m currently writing a book on the subject…watch this space!

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!

Whilst you’re away, please ‘share’ & ‘tag’ me in your own holiday photos, via your social media channels, and please ‘follow’ and ‘like’ me, via mine:  @nicole_edgar_travelmanager | #nicoleedgarptm.

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 – Beijing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shekou, Shenzen, Suzhou, Wuzhen & Xian

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, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Mekong Delta & Sapa

 

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

Slovakia – Bratislava

Slovenia – Bled, Lipica, Ljubljana, Piran, Postonja & Skocjan Caves

Switzerland – Lucerne & St Moritz

TurkeyIstanbul & Gallipoli

 

MIDDLE EAST:

Turkey – Istanbul & Gallipoli

United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi & Dubai

 

NORTH AMERICA

Canada

  • Alberta (AB) – Athabasca Glacier, Banff, Bow Lake, Calgary, Columbia Icefield, Edmonton, Jasper, Lake Louise & Maligne Lake
  • British Columbia (BC) – Great Bear Lodge, Kamloops, Port Hardy, Smith’s Inlet, Vancouver, Vancouver Island & Victoria

United States of America

  • Arizona (AZ) – Grand Canyon
  • California (CA) – Anaheim, California Adventure Park, Disneyland, Joshua Tree National Park, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, Universal Studios
  • Hawaii (HI) – Kauai, Maui, Oahu
  • Nevada (NV) – Las Vegas
  • Utah (UT) – Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park
  • Washington (WA) – Seattle

 

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

  • North Island – Auckland, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Taupo, Waitomo Caves & Wellington
  • South Island – Arrowtown, Arthur’s Pass, Christchurch, Dunedin, Fox Glacier, Greymouth, Milford Sound, Picton, Port Chalmers, Queenstown, ‘Rocky Mountaineer’ & Te Anau

Vanuatu – Mystery Island, Port Vila, Vila

 

UNITED KINGDOM:

England – Dover, London, Wimbledon & York

Scotland – Edinburgh

Wales

 

AIRLINES I’VE FLOWN ON AND/OR INSPECTED:

COACH TOUR COMPANIES I’VE TOURED WITH:
  • AAT Kings – (Northern Territory’s ‘Top End’ & 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)
  • Intercity – (Christchurch to Dunedin, New Zealand)
CRUISE SHIPS AND CRUISE LINES I’VE SAILED ON AND/OR INSPECTED:

TRAINS, RAIL TRIPS & RAILWAY SECTORS  I’VE TRAVELLED ON:

  • “Amtrak Cascades” – (Seattle, USA to Vancouver, Canada)
  • “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)
  • “The Ghan” – Great Southern Rail (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)
  • “Maglev” – (Shanghai, China)
  • “Regionale” – (Pisa, Italy to Florence, Italy)
  • “Reunification Express” – (Hanoi, Vietnam to Dong Hoi, Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
  • “RJ” – (Munich, Germany to Salzburg, Austria)
  • “Rocky Mountaineer” – (Vancouver to Kamloops, to Banff)
  • “Taieri Gorge Railway” – (Dunedin to Pukrangi & return, New Zealand)
  • “TGV” – (Disneyland Paris, France, to Strasbourg, France, to Stuttgart, Germany)
  • “Tranz Alpine” – (Christchurch to Greymouth & return, New Zealand)
THEME PARKS I’VE HAD LOTS OF FUN AT:
  • California Adventure Park – Anaheim, California, USA
  • Disneyland Resort – 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
  • Shanghai Disneyland – Shanghai, China
  • 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!

I'd love to tell you where to go!

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!

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CLIA (Cruiselines International Australiasia) Cruise "Master" cruise specialist

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Winner - 2018 Casey Cardinia Business Awards "Home Based Business of the Year"

Winner - 2018 Cruise Lines International Australasia (CLIA) Cruise Awards "Home Based / Mobile Agent of the Year, Australia"

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