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  • Adelaide Shop

    Adelaide Shop

    Chris Eig

    Adelaide Shop

    (Team Leader)

    When did you start at RAA?

    July 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2004

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, French Polynesia, Canada, USA, Mexico, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Macau, Myanmar, Belgium, Italy, Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Switzerland, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Luxembourg, Norway, Slovenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Monaco, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Serbia and Vatican City.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    River cruises, Europe and Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Pre-book as much as you can before you leave so you can spend more time away seeing as much as you can instead of organising adventures last minute. And, enjoy every moment.


    Danielle Doz

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    August 2013

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2007

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, Germany, Italy, Croatia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Austria, Canada, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi) and Cook Islands.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, ocean cruising and Europe

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Never travel without insurance.


    Ben Miller

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    June 2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2013

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, England, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Fiji and New Zealand.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    South East Asia, Europe river cruising, Mexico and the Caribbean

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always take time to appreciate your surroundings and talk to the locals.


    Sandra Scroop

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    June 1980

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1985

    What countries have you travelled to?

    New Zealand, UK, Ireland, West Coast USA, West Coast Canada (The Rockies), Vietnam, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Maldives, Indonesia (Bali) and Australia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Australia (especially the Kimberley), New Zealand, cruising

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always remember to embrace the local culture. The whole idea of travelling overseas is to experience the differences.


    Amy Doran

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    July 2011

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2006

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Australia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Learn a few phrases and speak to the locals; ask for tips and advice on the best places to visit and where to eat – and experience the culture.


    Troy Eldridge

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    2004

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2017

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Austria, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Thailand, UK and Vatican City.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, cruising, Australia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Each time you travel, add a place or activity you wouldn't normally have thought of; they can make the whole trip.


    Isaac Gates

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2008

    What countries have you travelled to?

    UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, USA, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    UK/USA/Europe, cruising, tailor-made journeys

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Never be afraid to try something different, explore somewhere new or get off the beaten track. These are often the journeys where you’re most likely to find yourself.


  • Colonnades Shop

    Colonnades Shop

    Amber Plail

    Colonnades Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2017

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2012

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Indonesia (Bali), Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada, Peru, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia, England, France, Spain, Portugal and Sri Lanka.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Africa, cruising, unique and complex travel itineraries

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Pack your case, then take out half the clothes and take double the money.


    Courtney Hasse

    Colonnades Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    January 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2006

    What countries have you travelled to?

    England, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, The Netherlands, The Vatican, Indonesia (Bali), Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Canada and USA.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, cruising and Asia.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Travel by yourself at least once in your life.


    Sarah Fischer

    Colonnades Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    July 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2015

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Canada, USA, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali), New Zealand, UK, France, Italy, Vatican City, Germany, Netherlands and some domestic cruises.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Ocean cruising, North America and south-east Asia.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Embrace the local culture and always be open to try something different.


  • Elizabeth Shop

    Elizabeth Shop

    Rena Lombardi

    Elizabeth Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    June 2014

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1975

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Canada, Italy, France, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Canada, Malaysia and Italy

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Pack light, remember to pack a power adaptor, always use bubble wrap for fragile purchases, and register with smarttraveller.gov.au.


    Candice Page

    Elizabeth Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    August 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2010

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia (Bali), USA, Canada, Mexico, Bahamas, Honduras, Dubai (UAE), UK and Portugal.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    New Zealand, Singapore, Canada & The USA, Independent holidays, South East Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Book everything before you go, you’ve worked hard for your holiday, don’t waste it standing in queues. Be in the moment. Put down the camera and take in your adventure!


    Jolie Driver

    Elizabeth Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    1987

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2009

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam/Cambodia (Mekong River cruising)

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Clean out your purse or wallet before travelling and only take what’s absolutely necessary. That way, if it’s lost or stolen, you’ll only have a few items to replace.


  • Marion Shop

    Marion Shop

    Holly Pfeiffer

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    August 2014

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2010

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Indonesia (Bali), Singapore, Thailand, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Italy, West Coast USA, Bahamas, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Netherlands, Scotland and United Arab Emirates.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Western Europe, West Coast USA, New Zealand

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always roll (not fold) your clothes. It saves space and they crease less.


    Sarah Fewster

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    October 2015

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2011

    What countries have you travelled to?

    United Kingdom, France, Holland, Italy, Greece, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Maldives, Thailand, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Indonesia and around Australia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Greek islands, Bali, Maldives

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always leave 40 per cent of your suitcase empty.


    Michael Whyment

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    November 2014

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2011

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Zimbabwe, Zambia, England, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Greece, United Arab Emirates, India, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Asia, Europe and group touring

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always respect local cultures and customs.


    Lisa Sanderson

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    May 2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2004

    What countries have you travelled to?

    UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic, North America, Hawaii, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, New Zealand and Indonesia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, America and Asia.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Book everything before you go, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.


    Michelle Reynolds

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    February 2017

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2002

    What countries have you travelled to?

    UK, France, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Indonesia (Bali), India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, South Pacific Islands (Noumea & Vanuatu), New Zealand, Mauritius, Maldives, Kenya, Tanzania, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Bolivia and Egypt.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    South America, East Africa and South East Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Don’t always be behind a camera... stop and take it all in.


  • Mile End Shop

    Mile End Shop

    Cathy Sherman

    Mile End Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    December 2016

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2008

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, UK, Europe, Indonesia (Bali), Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji, South Pacific, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong and Egypt.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, Europe, round-the-world itineraries

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Be flexible: travel might not always go as planned.


    Heather Burzacott

    Mile End Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1998

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, India, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), New Zealand, USA, Canada, Fiji and Vanuatu.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, USA and Borneo

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Travel with a power board. That way you only need one converter and all your devices can charge at the same time.


    Kristie Meier

    Mile End Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    November 2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1996

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Botswana, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Egypt, Turkey, UK, Europe, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Malaysia, Indonesia (Bali), Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada and Alaska.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    America, cruising and Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Embrace the culture, taste the food, buy from local vendors, speak the language and enjoy yourself.


    Allegra Fitzgerald

    Mile End Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2016

    What countries have you travelled to?

    England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, France, Greece, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Denmark, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Singapore and Netherlands.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    England, Greek islands and Italy

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Use public transport as much as possible when travelling around new cities. It’s cheaper, and you’ll see more and become more in touch with locals.


    Loren Quinn

    Mile End Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    May 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2013

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Malta, United Kingdom, Italy, Sicily, Hungary, Turkey, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia and Indonesia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Bespoke and personalised holidays, food adventures and Europe

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Walk as much as you can to experience the culture and atmosphere of the destination


  • Modbury Shop

    Modbury Shop

    Sarah O'Brien

    Modbury Shop

    (Team Leader)

    When did you start at RAA?

    June 2017

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2014

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, Philippines and Canada.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Scotland, small-group touring and south-east Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Small group tours are an amazing way to have a truly authentic experience. Using a local guide allows you to immerse yourself in the local culture and create lifelong memories.


    Andrew Norton

    Modbury Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2003

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA, Cuba, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nepal, Bolivia, Liechtenstein, The Vatican, Czech Republic, Belgium, Indonesia, New Caledonia and Fiji.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    South America, South East Asia and the USA

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Be respectful of local culture and customs.


    Jessica Jarrett

    Modbury Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2015

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Thailand, Vietnam, Fiji, USA, Singapore, Indonesia (Bali) and the South Pacific.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, Bali and Vietnam

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Put electronics, medication, toothbrush and a spare pair of undies in your carry-on luggage, and stay hydrated on long flights.


  • West Lakes Shop

    West Lakes Shop

    Nikki Bouveng

    West Lakes Shop

    (Team Leader)

    When did you start at RAA?

    December 2016

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2011

    What countries have you travelled to?

    North America, Mexico, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Indonesia (Bali), Vietnam, Dubai, Malaysia and Singapore.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Ocean and river cruises, independent travel, round-the-world itineraries

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Immerse yourself in the people and culture everywhere you go.


    Natasha Leventeris

    West Lakes Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    September 2018

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2014

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Thailand, Fiji, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Myanmar, New Caledonia and USA (Hawaii).

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Ocean and river cruising (CLIA Accredited Ambassador) and Europe

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Don’t forget your camera to capture your wonderful memories to share with family and friends.


    Lauren York

    West Lakes Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    February 2014

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2010

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Thailand, Laos, Indonesia (Bali), Fiji, New Zealand, USA (West Coast), Singapore and Malaysia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, Europe, round-the-world airfares

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Beware of mini-bar prices, as they’re often much more expensive than purchasing items at a local shop.


  • Mount Gambier Shop

    Mount Gambier Shop

    Narissa Swaker

    Mount Gambier Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    December 1995

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1995

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Hawaii, France, Spain, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Netherlands, Czech Republic, England, Ireland, Thailand (Bangkok/Phuket), New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), Singapore and most of Australia, South Pacific cruising, London and Europe.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    European coach touring, South Pacific cruising and independent Asia touring

    What’s your top travel tip?

    When converting currencies, always think about how much you’d pay for the item at home.


  • Mount Barker Shop

    Mount Barker Shop

    Sally Barnes

    Mount Barker Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    July 2001

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2001

    What countries have you travelled to?

    New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Ireland, San Francisco, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerlan and Langkawi.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    New Zealand, South Pacific cruising, Europe

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Pack, then re-pack, then re-pack.


  • Victor Harbor Shop

    Victor Harbor Shop

    Michelle Gray

    Victor Harbor Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    September 2016

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2004

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Hawaii, France, Fiji, Vanuatu, Italy, New Caledonia, Malaysia, Germany, Vietnam, Swaziland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Czech Republic, England, Macau, Thailand, China, Indonesia (Bali), Singapore, Borneo, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, USA (west coast), Mexico, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia, Australia, South Pacific cruising, London, Mexico cruising and Mediterranean cruising.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Cruising, Europe and southern Africa

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Be flexible, take plenty of photos and stay hydrated (especially on long haul flights).


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