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Meet RAA's Travel Consultants

Contact one of our travel experts below or give us a call on 8202 4589.

 

Doz_DanielleDanielle Doz  (Team Leader)
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with 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, Cruising, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Abu Dhabi and Cook Islands

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
USA, Ocean Cruising and Europe

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Never travel without insurance!

Contact Danielle

 

Miller_Ben_webBen Miller 
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with 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, New Zealand

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
South East Asia, Europe River Cruising, Mexico and the Caribbean

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Always take time to appreciate your surroundings and talk to the locals

Contact Ben

 

Scroop_SandraSandra Scroop
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with 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, Bali, Australia

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Australia (especially the Kimberley), New Zealand, Cruising

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Always remember when travelling overseas to embrace their culture. The whole idea of travelling overseas is to experience the differences.

Contact Sandra

 

Telford_AmyAmy Telford
Adelaide Shop - (Currently on Maternity leave) 

When did you start with RAA: 
July 2011

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
SA - June 2006
Domestic – July 2011
International – March 2015

What countries have you travelled to: 
USA, United Kingdom, Ireland, Italy, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Zealand and Australia

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Learn a few phrases and speak to the locals, ask for tips and advice on the best places to visit and eat, and experience their culture.

Contact Amy

 

Eldridge_TroyTroy Eldridge
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with 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, Vatican City.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Europe, Cruising, Australia

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Each trip always add a place or activity that you wouldn't normally have thought of, they can make the whole trip!

Contact Troy

 

Gates_Issac_webIsaac Gates
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with 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, United Arab Emirates

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
FIT UK/USA/EUROPE, Cruise, Tailor-made Journeys

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Never be afraid to try something different, explore somewhere new or get off the beaten track, these are often the journeys you are most likely to find yourself.

Contact Isaac

 

Plail_AmberAmber Plail
Colonnades Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
April 2017.

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2012.

What countries have you travelled to: 
Bali, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, USA, Canada, Peru, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Serbia, Slovakia, England, France, Spain, Portugal, Sri Lanka.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Africa, Cruising, Unique and complex travel itineraries.

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Pack your case, then take out half the clothes and take double the money.

Contact Amber

 

Hasse_Courtney_webCourtney Hasse 
Colonnades Shop

When did you start with 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, USA.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Europe, Cruising and Asia.

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Travel by yourself at least once in your life.

Contact Courtney

 

Fischer_Sarah_webSarah Fischer 
Colonnades Shop

When did you start with 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 a couple of domestic cruises.

What are the top three areas you specialise in:  
Ocean Cruising, North America and South East Asia.

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Embrace the local culture and always be open to try something different!

Contact Sarah

 

Lombardi_RenaRena Lombardi
Elizabeth Shop

When did you start with 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 are the top three areas you specialise in
Canada, Malaysia and Italy

What is your #1 Travel Tip

  • Pack light
  • Remember to pack a power adaptor 
  • Always use bubblewrap for fragile purchases
  • Register with smart traveller

Contact Rena

 

Driver_Jolie_webJolie Driver
Elizabeth Shop

When did you start with RAA
1987

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry
Domestic: 2009 International: 2018

What countries have you travelled to
USA, Canada, New Zealand, Fiji, Hong Kong, Macau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Vanuatu, New Caledonia

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
New Zealand, Singapore, Vietnam/Cambodia (Mekong River Cruising)

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Clean out your purse/wallet before travelling and only take what is absolutely necessary. That way, if your purse/wallet is lost or stolen, you will only have minimal items to replace.

Contact Jolie

 

Eig_Chris_webChris Eig (Team Leader)
Marion Shop

When did you start with 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, Hungry, Luxemburg, Norway, Slovenia, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Monaco, Poland, Spain, United Kingdom, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Portugal, Serbia and Vatican City.

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
River Cruises, Europe and Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Pre book as much as you can before you leave so your time when you are away is spent seeing as much as you can and not trying to organise your adventures last minute so. Enjoy every moment you are away.

Contact Chris

 

Fewster_Sarah_webSarah Fewster
Marion Shop

When did you start with RAA:
Oct 2015

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry:
2011

What countries have you travelled to
UK, France, Holland, Italy, Greece, Singapore, Malaysia, USA, Maldives, Thailand, Dubai, Indonesia, around Australia

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
Greek Islands, Bali, Maldives

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Always leave 40% of your suitcase empty!

Contact Sarah

 

Whyment_Michael_webMichael Whyment
Marion Shop

When did you start with 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, Malaysia.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Asia, Europe and Group Touring

What is your #1 Travel Tip:
Always respect local cultures and customs

Contact Michael

 

Pfeiffer_HollyHolly Pfeiffer - (Currently on Maternity leave)
Marion Shop

When did you start with RAA
August 2014

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2010

What countries have you travelled to
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 UAE.

What are the top three areas you specialise in
Western Europe, West Coast USA, New Zealand

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Always roll (not fold) your clothes - saves space and they crease less.

Contact Holly

 

Sanderson_Lisa_webLisa Sanderson
Marion Shop (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

When did you start with RAA: May, 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 2004

What countries have you travelled to: Lived in the UK. Backpacked in France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic. Also visited America and Hawaii, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Indonesia.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: Europe, America and Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip:  Book everything before you go, so you can relax and enjoy the ride!

Contact Lisa

 

Reynolds_Michelle_webMichelle Reynolds
Marion Shop

When did you start with 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 are the top three areas you specialise in: South America, East Africa and South East Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip:  Don't always be behind a camera... Stop and take it all in!

Contact Michelle

 

Sherman_CatherineCathy Sherman
Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA:
December 2016

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry:
January 2008

What countries have you travelled to
Extensively through USA, UK, Europe, Asia including Bali, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Fiji, South Pacific, New Zealand, Dubai, Abubhabi, Hong Kong, Egypt.

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
USA, Europe, Round the World itineraries.

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Be flexible, travel might not always go as planned.

Contact Cathy 

 

Burzacott_HeatherHeather Burzacott 
Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA
2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry
1998. I've sent people to some pretty incredible places during the past 20 years

What countries have you travelled to
Bali, 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, Dubai, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Fiji, Vanuatu. 

What are the top three areas you specialise in
Europe, USA and Borneo.

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Travel with a power board! That way you only need one converter and all your devices charge at the same time.

Contact Heather

 

Meier_Kristie_webKristie Meier
Mile End Shop

When did you start with 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 by rail, South Pacific (P&O Cruise), Australia, New Zealand (Ski), USA, Malaysia, Bali (Indonesia), Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada & Alaska (Inside Passage)

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
America, Cruising and Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Embrace the culture, taste the food, buy from local vendors, speak the language and enjoy!

Contact Kristie

 

Fitzgerald_Allegra_webAllegra Fitzgerald
Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA:
April 2019

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry:
July 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 are the top three areas you specialise in:
England, Greek Islands and Italy

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Use public transport as much as possible when travelling around new cities!  It’s cheaper, you will see more and become more in touch with locals!

Contact Allegra

 

Quinn_Loren_webLoren Quinn
Mile End Shop

When did you start with 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, Indonesia.

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
Bespoke and personalised holidays, Food Adventures and European destinations.

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Walk as much as you can to experience the culture and atmosphere of the destination.

Contact Loren

 

OBrien_Sarah_webSarah O'Brien
Modbury and Elizabeth Shop (Team Leader)

When did you start with 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, Dubai, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, Philippines, Canada.

What are the top three areas you specialise in
Scotland, small-group touring and South East Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Small group tours are an amazing way to have a truly authentic experience with a local guide they enable you to immerse yourself in the local culture and create lifelong memories. 

Contact Sarah

 

Norton_Andrew_webAndrew Norton
Modbury Shop

When did you start with RAA
April 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
January 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, Fiji.

What are the top three areas you specialise in
South America, South East Asia and the USA!

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Be respectful to local culture and customs.

Contact Andrew

 

Jarrett_Jessica_webJessica Jarrett 
Modbury Shop

When did you start with RAA
April 2019

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry
2015

What countries have you travelled to
Thailand Vietnam Fiji United States of America Singapore Bali South Pacific  

What are the top three areas you specialise in
USA, Bali and Vietnam

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Put electronics, medication, toothbrush and a spare pair of undies in your carry on and stay hydrated on long flights! 

Contact Jessica

 

Bouveng_NicoleNikki Bouveng 
West Lakes Shop (Team Leader)

When did you start with 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, Bali, Vietnam, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
Ocean and River Cruise, Fully Independent Travel, Round the World Itineraries

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Immerse yourself in the people and culture everywhere you go.

Contact Nikki

 

Leventeris_Natasha_webNatasha Leventeris
West Lakes Shop

When did you start with 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 Hawaii

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
Ocean and River Cruising (CLIA Accredited Ambassador) and Europe

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Don’t forget your camera to capture your wonderful memories to share with family and friends!

Contact Natasha

 

York_Lauren_webLauren York
West Lakes Shop

When did you start with RAA
February 2014

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry
2010

What countries have you travelled to
Thailand, Laos, Bali, Fiji, New Zealand, USA (West Coast), Singapore, Malaysia

What are the top three areas you specialise in
USA, Europe, Round the World airfares

What is your #1 Travel Tip
Beware of mini-bar prices as they are often much more expensive than purchasing items at a local shop.

Contact Lauren

 

Swaker_Narissa_ webNarissa Swaker

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

What are the top three areas you specialise in
European Coach Touring, South Pacific Cruising & Independent Asia touring

What is your #1 Travel Tip

  • Time is money – make the most of every minute
  • When converting currencies always think about how much you would pay for the item at home

Contact Narissa

 

Barnes_SallySally Barnes
Mount Barker Shop

When did you start with 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, Switzerland, Langkawi

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
New Zealand, South Pacific Cruising, Europe

What is your #1 Travel Tip:
Pack, then re-pack, then re-pack!


Contact Sally

 

Twigger_MichelleMichelle Gray
Victor Harbor Shop 

When did you start with 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, Bali, Singapore, Borneo, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, USA (West Coast), Mexico, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia and all of Australia, South Pacific Cruising, London, Mexico cruising and Mediterranean cruising.

What are the top three areas you specialise in
Cruising, Europe and Southern Africa

What is your #1 Travel Tip:
Be flexible, take plenty of photos and stay hydrated (especially on long haul flights)

Contact Michelle

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