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  • Adelaide Shop

    Adelaide Shop

     

    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.


    Shari Rollins

    Adelaide Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    February 2020

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2011

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Indonesia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    South Pacific, South East Asia and Australian Rail

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Open your mind and appreciate every experience no matter how small it may seem.


  • Colonnades Shop

    Colonnades Shop

     

    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.


     

    Vanessa Shaw

    Colonnades Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    May 2021

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2005

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, USA, UK, France, Italy, Greece

     

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Family holidays, leisure packages, European adventures

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always travel with an open mind and open heart.


    Contact Vanessa

    Georgie Mesecke

    Colonnades Shop 

    When did you start at RAA?
    February 2020
    What year did you start working in the travel industry?
    2012
    What countries have you travelled to?
    South Pacific, UK, Spain, France, Greece, Turkey, Belgium, UAE, USA, Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, Singapore
    What areas do you specialise in?
    UK/ Europe – Especially the smaller towns in Yorkshire; Bali; Orlando.
    What’s your top travel tip?

    “Don’t wing it” Book as much beforehand in AUD and so when you get to your destination you don’t have the worry about hotels booking out or not being able to book a tour as it doesn’t operate on the days your wanting etc. It also helps with budgeting overseas and sticking to a budget. 

     

    Contact Georgie
  • Elizabeth Shop

    Elizabeth Shop

    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?

    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 – Domestic
    2018 - International
    What countries have you travelled to?
    Canada, USA (Las Vegas & Grand Canyon), New Zealand, Fiji, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia (Mekong River Cruising), Hong Kong, Macau, Switzerland, France, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, Croatia, Montenegro, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Australia.
    What areas do you specialise in?
    New Zealand, European River Cruising, 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.

     

    Contact Jolie

  • Marion Shop

    Marion Shop

     

    Jacqui Krahnert

    Marion Shop

    When did you start at RAA?
    November 2019
    What year did you start working in the travel industry?
    2015
    What countries have you travelled to?
    USA, Philippines, Bali, UK, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Italy.
    What areas do you specialise in?
    New Zealand, Tasmania, Queensland, domestic rail, USA, Europe, coach, cruise, solo travel.
    What’s your top travel tip?

    Immerse yourself in every destination. Try new local food and experiences and enjoy all the sights and sounds around you.

     

    Contact Jacqui

    Angela Versace

    Marion Shop

     When did you start at RAA?

    August 2021

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2010

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Over 40 countries  many of them in Europe. I've also travelled to Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Cook Islands, USA, The Caribbean, New Caledonia, Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Morocco, Russia, Dubai, Qatar.    

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, Australia and Thailand.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Don't be afraid to go outside your comfort zone to explore and try new things.

     

    Contact Angela
  • 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.


    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




     

     Melanie Wynne

    Mile End Shop

     
    When did you start at RAA?

    April 2021

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1986

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, England, Fiji, France, Gambia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Maldives, Mariana Islands (Guam and Saipan), Mauritius, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Spain, Portugal, Russia and Siberia, Scotland, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States (inc Hawaii and Alaska), Uzbekistan, Wales, Zimbabwe.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Egypt, Jordan, Africa, India, Europe/Russia and ‘left of centre’ destinations

    What’s your top travel tip?

    No more creased clothes - Hang ironed garments on wire hangers sheathed in plastic. Fold in half and pack at top of suitcase.

     Contact Melanie
  • Modbury Shop

    Modbury Shop

     Meet our travel expert Troy Eldridge

    Troy Eldridge

    Modbury 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, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Qatar, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vatican City. 
    What areas do you specialise in?
    Europe, cruising, Australia
    What’s your top travel tip?
    Think outside the square. Each time you travel, add a place or activity you wouldn't normally have thought of; they can make the whole trip. 


    Contact Troy

     

    Morgan Davies

    Modbury Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    May 2021

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    1999

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Papa New Guinea, USA, Mexico, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Vanuatu, New Zealand, UK, Bali, Malaysia, Dubai.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Do a city tour when you visit a new place. This gives you a taste of what's on offer so you can explore your favourite places in depth during your holiday.

     

    Contact Morgan

    Rena Lombardi

    Modbury 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, USA, Italy, France, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong,  Thailand,
    Bali, Fiji, Vietnam, China,  Sri Lanka.
    What areas do you specialise in?
    Canada, Italy, Kuala Lumpur
    What’s your top travel tip?

    Don’t travel without travel insurance,  pack light, have more than one way to access your money. 
    Pack power adaptors, bubble wrap for fragile items and register with 
    Smarttraveller.gov.au.

     

    Contact Rena

    Liz DeGiglio

    Modbury Shop 
    When did you start at RAA?
    November, 2019
    What year did you start working in the travel industry?
    2001
    What countries have you travelled to?
    Indonesia (Bali), Thailand, USA (west coast) Malaysia (KL & Sabah), New Zealand, Fiji, England, Wales, Qatar, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland & extensively throughout Australia.
    What areas do you specialise in?
    Ocean Cruising, Europe Escorted Touring & New Zealand.
    What’s your top travel tip?
    Exchange a small amount of cash before arriving in your destination. It will be convenient for the first few days with snacks, taxis, tipping etc.

    Contact Liz
  • Mount Barker Shop

    Mount Barker Shop

    Allegra Fitzgerald

    Mount Barker 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.


  • Mount Gambier Shop

    Mount Gambier Shop

    Ash Allen

    Mount Gambier Shop

    When did you start at RAA?

    September 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2012

    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand (Phuket), Cambodia, Singapore. UAE (Dubai), France, Fiji & Australia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Ocean/River Cruising, USA & Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always keep an open mind when travelling!


    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.

     


  • West Lakes Shop

    West Lakes Shop

    Clare Dos Santos

    West Lakes Shop 
    When did you start at RAA?
    April 2021
    What year did you start working in the travel industry?
    2011
    What countries have you travelled to?

    USA (13 states), Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, France, Italy, England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Russia, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Japan, China, Greece, Netherlands, Kenya, Tanzania, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Cook Islands, Thailand, Indonesia and New Zealand.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, South America, Europe and anything Disney!

    What’s your top travel tip?

    To wake up early! Get out and see every city early in the morning when most tourists still haven’t gotten out of bed. This allows you to be in all of those amazing tourist destinations with barely anyone around, which is also great for photos!

    You should also never leave anything unattended in a car.


    Contact Clare 
     

    Linda Souter

    West Lakes Shop
    When did you start at RAA?
    April 2021
    What year did you start working in the travel industry?
    2012
    What countries have you travelled to?

    England, Scotland, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, France, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand Indonesia, Fiji, East coast USA and UAE.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Europe, Cruise and Asia

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always take a poncho in your backpack as you never know when you need it.


    Contact Linda 

    Vikki Carr

    West Lakes Shop 
    When did you start at RAA?

    November 2019

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2010

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy, Greece, UK, France, USA, Mexico, New Zealand, New Caledonia.

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Vietnam, USA and Bali.

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Travel insurance is essential. If you can’t afford to purchase it, you can’t afford to travel.

     

    Contact Vikki
  • 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).


  • RAA call centre

    RAA call centre

      Aaron Sard 

    Aaron Sard

    RAA call centre

    When did you start at RAA?

    June 2021

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    I started in the travel industry in February 2000

    What countries have you travelled to?

    Argentina, Austria, Botswana, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Fiji, Germany, Hungary, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Qatar, Slovenia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Zimbabwe

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Singapore, Europe, South America

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Live every moment, enjoy every destination, immerse yourself in the culture


     

    Kirsty Wotton

    RAA call centre

    When did you start at RAA?

    18 April 2017

    What year did you start working in the travel industry?

    2015

    What countries have you travelled to?

    New Zealand, Indonesia (Bali), Thailand, Canada, South Pacific

    What areas do you specialise in?

    Cruises, Australia and New Zealand

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Check if your appliances are compatible before using or packing them and take power adaptors


  • Redeployed

    Redeployed

    The travel industry looks a bit different at the moment, but we’re all looking forward to when travel around Australia and overseas is unrestricted. While the situation normalises, we’ve redeployed a few of our travel agents into other roles within RAA. That means that when it’s time to book your next adventure, they’ll be back raring to go.

    Holly Pfeiffer

    (Maternity leave)

    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 Haniotis

    (Maternity leave)

    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.


    Jessica Jarrett

    Elizabeth 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?

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

    What areas do you specialise in?

    USA, Bali and Vietnam

    What’s your top travel tip?

    Always use a travel agent for a stress-free holiday and book airfares 8-10 months in advance to get the best prices.

    Contact Jessica

     

    Kristie Meier

    Marion 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?
    Northern Territory, Tasmania, Queensland, domestic rail, cruise and coach touring, America and Asia.
    What’s your top travel tip?
    Embrace the culture, taste the food, buy from local vendors, speak the language and enjoy yourself.


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