I’m an independent contractor with Main Beach Travel, Gold Coast. They are ATAS accredited and travel agencies that bear the ATAS symbol have met strict criteria and are required to conduct business in compliance with the Australian Consumer Law and in accordance with ATAS Charter and Code of Conduct.
I have over 30 years leisure and corporate experience in the travel industry having worked for various travel agencies as well as Australian Airlines, Qantas and Ansett. Whilst living in Canberra and as a result of my excellent service, the Canadian High Commission invited me to become their official travel agent and I also managed the Japanese Embassy account.
Although I’ve been in the industry for a very long time, I don’t know everything as it’s an ever changing and complex industry. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll certainly find out via my vast network.
Prior to my travel career, I held positions in a number of areas of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, including the Cabinet Office, and later with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Task Force as secretary to Sir John Bunting. My secretarial career included a position as secretary to the Information Attache at the South African Embassy. I have also worked as a business owner, court reporter and marriage celebrant.
CORPORATE, CONSULAR AND LEISURE TRAVEL ADVISER