2016 Australia & New Zealand Mission
August 21-27 2016
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Sydney B2B Attendee Profiles

 

ANDREW HUTCHINSON

HEAD OF PRODUCT AND OPERATIONS

Tel: + 61 2 8913 0700

Email: andrew.hutchinson@adventureworld.com.au

www.adventureworld.com.au

 

For over 35 years Adventure World has specialised in curated soft-adventure trips to some of the world's most unique destinations. This legacy has been accomplished by generating fresh itineraries together with first class service and unparalleled choice.

Extensive first-hand destination knowledge from their teams ensure that travellers discover a destination with the peace of mind knowing they are with one of the most experienced travel brands.

Adventure World is a proud member of The Travel Corporation, a family-owned company that has been passionately run by four generations over the past nine decades and features 25 different brands.

 

 

 

MEGAN MAYNARD

INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER

Tel: +61 431 064 811 

Email: meagan.maynard@exciteholidays.com

www.exciteholidays.com

 

 

MATT OWERS

CONTRACT MANAGER

Tel: +61 2 8061 2937

Email: matt@exciteholidays.com

 

Excite Holidays is an established Australian owned and operated online travel company built upon understanding travel agent needs, expectations and business priorities.

Since the company's inception 10 years ago, Excite Holidays has grown from strength to strength, enjoying significant year on year growth. Today, they are recognised as a leading travel agent only wholesaler of global travel products across Australia and New Zealand and the wholesale travel provider of choice for thousands of travel companies in the region. Supporting this, are recent nominations in two categories as Finalists for Best Wholesaler International and Best Wholesaler Australia in the prestigious 2012 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards.

 

 

 

 

BELINDA FIFIELD

BUSINESS DIRECTOR

Tel: +64 3 371 6802

Email: bfifield@hot.co.nz

www.houseoftravel.net/corporate/meetings-events/

 

New Zealand's most comprehensive conference and incentive event Management Company.

Our talented team creates and delivers exceptional conference and incentive programmes and events.

Skilled logistics and creative thinking ensure complete event management solutions – from clever ideas, contract negotiations, budgeting and group travel co-ordination.

As part of New Zealand's largest travel company, House of Travel, we have access to the best possible rates and fares.

HOT Events is a division of House of Travel on Victoria and operates within the best practice management of a TAANZ bonded travel agency.

 

 

GABRIELLE BROWN

DESTINATION PRODUCT MANAGER USA / CANADA / HAWAII

Tel: +64 9 358 8271

Email: gbrown@hot.co.nz

www.houseoftravel.co.nz

 

Established in 1987, House of Travel (NZ) has been helping ‘Kiwis’ see the world for almost 30 years.We are New Zealand owned and operated and are fiercely proud of this status. We have 70 stores around the country from the bottom of the South Island to the top of the North Island - throughout the regions and in the major cities.We are New Zealand’s largest independently owned and operated travel group and employ over 1000 people group wide.House of Travel entered the Australian market in 2007 by purchasing two self-sufficient travel companies - Hoot Holidays (40 call centre staff) and TravelManagers (over 370 home based retail agents).

 

 

 

 

LISA MONK

PRODUCT MANAGER – NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA

INFINITY HOLIDAYS

Tel: +61 7 3181 9677

Email: lisa_monk@infinityholidays.com.au

www.infinityholidays.com.au

 

Infinity Holidays is Flight Centre Travel Group’s flagship wholesale brand capturing the majority share of their FIT business and has been recognised as Australia’s best wholesaler.  Our extensive range covers everything from hotels, apartments and resorts, to small unique and boutique properties along with transfers, tours, car hire, cruises and rail holidays.

Being owned and operated as a part of the Flight Centre Travel Group, means we have a greater understanding of and strong relationship with our Flight Centre partners. We are committed to working together to provide an outstanding customer experience.

 

 

 

MARK BROOKER

DESTINATION AND PROCUREMENT MANAGER USA

Tel: +61 2 9317-7461

Email: Mark.Brooker@Qantasholidays.com.au

www.vivaholidays.com.au

 

 

MICHELLE RADNIDGE

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Tel: 61 3 9835 6511

Email: Michelle.Radnidge@Qantasholidays.com.au

 

Qantas Holidays and Viva! Holidays have been leaders in the wholesale travel industry for over 40 years. A wealth of experience and breadth of product means consumers and travel agents rely on us to create unique and memorable holiday experiences.

We offer a range of air & land packages including accommodation, attractions, sightseeing, car rental, motor homes, shows, shopping, cruises, coach tours and more and produce a 100 page USA & Canada brochure, released to market in December which is distributed to over 4500 travel agents nationally.

They are proudly part of Helloworld Limited.

 

 

 

 

SUSAN BORDIN

PRODUCT MANAGER

Tel: +61 2 9556 8478

Email: susan.bordin@mastercard.com

www.pinpointtravelgroup.com.au

 

Pinpoint Travel Group (PTG), a MasterCard company, boasts over 20 years industry experience. In its wholesale capacity, the group specialises in FIT leisure travel and distributes product to over 4,000 travel agents under the brands of Freestyle Holidays, Rosie Holidays and The Collection. In the loyalty space, the group offers proven end-to-end travel rewards solutions in an exclusive closed user group environment working with some of Asia Pacific's most recognised brands including Myer, Westpac and ANZ.

 

PAULINE O’CONNELL

PRODUCT MANAGER USA AND CANADA

Tel:  +61 8 8238 4511            

E-mail: pauline@ventureholidays.com.au                   

Internet: www.ventureholidays.com.au

Venture Holidays has been providing high quality, individualised, tailor- made holidays and group tours to a variety of destinations worldwide for over 30 years.

 

SALLY MCFADYEN

TOURISM RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Tel: + 61 431 659 633

Email: sally_mcfadyen@flightcentre.com

www.flightcentre.com.au

 

LIBBY PRESCOTT

PRODUCT DISTRIBUTION ASSISTANT TEAM LEADER - AMERICAS, EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA.

Tel: +61 7 3170 8223 .

Email: libby_prescott@flightcentre.com

 

Flight Centre Limited is one of the world’s largest travel agency groups, with more than 2300 leisure, corporate and wholesale businesses in 11 countries.  FLT’s rapidly expanding network now extends throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Hong Kong, India, China, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates. The company employs more than 13,000 people globally and has more than 40 brands, including Infinity Holidays which is the wholesale brand selling to our retail brands in Australia AND New Zealand.

 

 

 

JOE MCCORMACK

GENERAL MANAGER PROCUREMENT

Tel: +61 2 9317 7400

Email: joe.mccormack@helloworld.com.au

www.helloworld.com.au

Formerly known as the Jetset Travelworld Group.

Helloworld Limited is a leading Australian based travel distribution company, comprising retail travel businesses, destination management services (inbound), air ticket consolidation, wholesale, corporate and online operations. 

This includes “helloworld”, Australia’s largest network of franchised travel agents.  “helloworld” is a nationwide network of independently owned and operated retail travel agencies offering Australian and New Zealand travellers outstanding service, and the best value, tailor-made leisure and corporate travel experiences.

Helloworld Limited has over 2000 staff located in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the USA, South East Asia, India and Europe.

Helloworld Limited brands include helloworld, helloworld for business, The Travel Brokers, Concorde Agency Network, Rail Tickets, Smart Tickets, Air Tickets, Go Holidays, Qantas Holidays, Viva! Holidays and Readyrooms.com plus many more.

 

 

HIEN TRAN

PRODUCT MANAGER

Tel: 03 9097 0966

Email: htran@statravel.com.au

www.statravel.com.au

STA Travel is a global travel specialist with over 30 years’ experience offering young people holidays and adventures abroad. STA Travel offers a unique range of flights, accommodation, tours and expeditions in 90 countries and sells travel to over 6 million passengers each year. STA Travel has over 400 stores worldwide offering opportunities for students and young adults to make the most of their time and experience the world face-to-face in any way they choose. STA Travel Australia has 75 stores across the country located on University Campuses, High St and Shopping Centres.

 

 

 

STEPHANIE JONES

PRODUCT MANAGER

Tel: + 61 2-9080 1699

Email: stephanie.jones@hootholidays.com.au

www.hootholidays.com.au

 

We might seem like a fresh face, but we’ve been in the travel game for over 30 years. In fact, you might have known us as Holiday Specialists. The point is, we really know our stuff – and even though our name has changed, our commitment to planning incredible holidays definitely hasn’t.

When you plan your holiday with Hoot, we’re not just reading to you out of a guidebook. Our team of over 100 staff are called Holiday Champions for a reason. They’ve sunned themselves on faraway beaches, tasted delicious local cuisines, and know where to find all the best souvenirs. 

Planning a holiday means spending your hard-earned cash. So you want a trusted business to look after it. We’re backed by over 30 years of experience, but here are some other reasons your money is safe with us: We’re part of the House of Travel Group, who’ve been around since 1986 and turn over more than $1.2 billion a year.

 

 

AIDA OSTA

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

Tel: +61 3 8516 8235

E-mail: aida.osta@travelcounsellors.com.au

www.travelcounsellors.com.au

 

Travel Counsellors do things a little differently to the rest. As the world’s leading home-based travel company, Travel Counsellors are able to offer superior levels of service to their loyal clients. With 1,500 Travel Counsellors in seven countries, Travel Counsellors are available at any time of the day or night, in any time zone. This key point of difference sets Travel Counsellors apart from traditional travel agencies that are limited by set open and closing times. By harnessing the power of technology, Travel Counsellors provides a network of nimble operators who are able to mobilise at a moment’s notice. Operating from home offices all over Australia, the Travel Counsellors network of experienced, professional agents have the freedom, flexibility and ability to provide the very best service to both leisure and corporate travellers – above and beyond what retail travel agents can offer from the confines of a traditional bricks and mortar retail set up. Travel Counsellors are true innovators within the travel industry and continue to offer a winning proposition for clients, suppliers and the agents themselves.  There are currently 140 agents in Australia

 

 

ALISON MEAD

AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS MANAGER

Tel: +61 421 744 103

Email: amead@GoCollette.com

www.gocollette.com

 

With Collette, the World is Within Your Reach

True adventures go beyond incredible destinations or inclusive packages. Collette delivers a sense of possibility across hundreds of destinations across the world.

Since 1918, we have been sharing our love of travel. Today our worldwide travel collection features comprehensive land tours, river cruises, rail journeys, small group tours, garden holidays and more. With Collette, wake each morning on tour with a new experience in front of you, and when your head hits the pillow, you will know it has been an amazing day. Best of all - we seamlessly handle the details. All you have to do is enjoy the adventure.

Launched in Australia in 2014.

 

 

JUSTIN EWIN

PRODUCT MANAGER

Tel: +61 2 8274 1333

Email: Justin.Ewin@scenictours.com

www.evergreentours.com.au

 

Evergreen Tours is an Australian group tour operator that has been operating premium quality escorted tours and cruises for 36 years and has a strong reputation for providing quality tours with unbeatable value.

Offering a wide range of escorted coach tours and cruises worldwide, Evergreen Tours includes quality 4−5 star accommodation, 5 star luxury coach travel, porterage, tipping, all sightseeing & most meals. All tours are fully escorted by a professional coach captain and tour director. The programs range from 8 to 49 days and consist of between 40 to 50 passengers per group.

 

 

 

 

 

CLAIRE BAXTER

DESTINATION MANAGER NORTH AMERICA

Tel: + 61 3 9473 2684

Email: cbaxter@intrepidtravel.com

www.intrepidtravel.com

 

Intrepid Travel has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1989. A company that began with two bearded backpackers, a typewriter and a kitchen table now leads 100,000 travellers across the globe each year.

And although we’re a bit larger these days – with 1,000 staff based around the world and over 800 different trips across every continent (not to mention multiple kitchen tables) – our mission remains the same. We still get a kick out of responsible travel, small groups and very (very) big adventures.

 

 

 

HEIDI BULLOUGH

JOURNEY DESIGNER NORTH AMERICA

Tel: + 61 2 8913 0611

Email: Heidi.bullough@evergreentours.com

www.scenic.com.au

Proudly Australian and family owned, Scenic was founded in 1986.  Scenic offer fully escorted 5-star luxury journeys throughout the USA. Each destination is brought to life through a great range of exclusive Scenic Enrich experiences allowing guests to appreciate the local culture. Journeys are designed to provide flexibility to customise one’s travel experiences, including a selection of Scenic Freechoice activities. Our success is based on a strong marketing focus including a fully integrated national marketing campaign of press, local and national television and travel stories/shows to promote both the destination and our product.

 

 

 

NARELLE RILEY

HEAD OF MARKETING

Tel: +61 2 9657 3488

Email: narelle.riley@trafalgartours.com.au

www.trafalgar.com

 

With almost 70 years of expertise, we infuse every Trafalgar trip with the best moments, like our exclusive Insider experiences, VIP treatment and relaxing free time. We’re committed to doing everything to giving our guests the best holiday. And that means, they’re guaranteed the best memories.

 

 

 

PETRA PINTO CORREA

DESTINATION CONTRACTING MANAGER – NORTH AMERICA

Tel:  +64 27 241 0286

E-mail: petra.correa@scoopon.com.au

Scoopon.com.au 

 

Scoopon.com.au has positioned itself into the ‘Affordable Luxury’ category of the Australian market, is AFTA certified, and is the TRAVEL PARTNER for Channel 9’s – Getaway Travel Show & The Postcards Travel Show.  Scoopon Travel’s mission is to deliver large room night and revenue results from a well-planned and thorough campaign calendar, using our effective marketing assets from Getaway, supplier centric e-newsletter campaigns, high volume traffic website and engaged social media assets. Let us design a partnership that is right for you.

 

 

 

CHAD HOWARD

GENERAL MANAGER

Tel: +61 7 3295 5070

Email: chad.howard@virginaustralia.com

www.travel.virginaustralia.com/au/holidays

 

Are you looking for a much needed island escape, an exciting city adventure or a one-of-a-kind event experience? Virgin Australia Holidays has your next break covered.

We’ve developed an extensive list of hotel affiliates, standout cultural and arts organisations, big-name annual events, and a world-class network of airlines, to offer you an exceptional range of packages throughout Australia and across the globe.

As a complete holiday provider, Virgin Australia Holidays understands your needs, and as a result offers you unparalleled choice and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

AMBER KELLY

PRODUCT MANAGER

Tel: +61 3 9668 8769

Email: amber.kelly@expresstravelgroup.com.au

http://www.etg.travel/home

Orient Express Travel Group (OETG) was established in Melbourne in 1983. In November 2003, the company was bought by the incumbent CEO Tom Manwaring, who with his strong vision and commitment to the company, its employees, customers and suppliers, has grown the company profitably throughout Australia. In November 2009, a new partnership was formed with a 50% shareholding being purchased by CTG Investments.

In February 2015, the Company changed its name to Express Travel Group (ETG). This was to better reflect the nature and focus of the business and its future strategic direction. At the same time, the Company relocated its head office from 353 Exhibition Street, Melbourne to Level 2,160 Queen Street, Melbourne.

With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth, the Company has developed into one of the most respected travel groups in the country, representing the largest group of independent travel agencies in Australia. These agencies are members of the Company's agency groups, the Select Travel Group and the Independent Travel Group.

 

 

 

MARIA FERRO
SPECIAL PROJECTS – THE TRAVEL CORPORATION

35 Grafton Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
M +61 412 245 475 

E   maria.ferro@ttc.com

 

Creative Cruising is a wholesale cruise business owned and operated by The Travel Corporation (TTC).   Creative Cruising have been in the Australian travel industry for more than 30 years, delivering a diversity of cruise products in some of the world’s most inspiring destinations.  Until recently, Creative Cruising sold land products sourced by a number of other TTC businesses however are now procuring themselves, partnering with strategically selected suppliers. Creative Cruising offer a broad and extensive range of cruise product, from ocean voyages to family cruise holidays, from expedition/adventure cruising to ultra-luxury, and everything in between and beyond, sailing from both home and abroad.  Cruises are packaged with air and land products (hotels, transfers, day tours and activities) to create innovative, hassle-free, and enriching travel experiences.  Up to 80% of bookings sail from abroad, with clients needing to do pre and post accommodation due to flights and embarkation/disembarkation timings.