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Amanda
Amanda Murphy

Amanda Murphy

Corporate Travel Manager

The great people I get to work with. We work together as a team to assist and support each other.

Coming from a background in hospitality, I was ready for a change and my passion for travel brought me to this industry. I have been working in Corporate Travel since 2008 and am looking forward to continuing to learn more in this industry in the future.

I have loved everywhere I have travelled. India would be up there as one of my favorites because of the culture, food and people.

Passionate about travel, food, music, football and inspired by friends and the people around me.

Pack light, then you have more room for shopping!!

April Denison
April Denison

April Denison

Corporate Travel Manager

I love the team! The people are so supportive and friendly; always willing to give you a hand and help out.It’s a really great team environment and a lovely team to be part of.

I have had 7 years in the travel l industry after completing a diploma in Tourism and Business Management back home in Wellington. I started off in retail travel in NZ before moved to cruises in London, and then onto corporate travel here in Australia.

Sooooo Hard!!! Of course I have to say New Zealand!! There’s no place like home and the country is so rich of culture, natural and man made wonders Hold the sheep jokes Ha ha). Outside of New Zealand I would say I absolutely loved Berlin – so rich in history and culture and of course a few nice beers!

Being a kiwi girl, Rugby Union is a passion of mine, however since moving to Melbourne I’ve had to adjust and gotten on board the Collingwood bandwagon, (if my partner had it his way it would be Hawthorn. Family and friends inspire and motivate me and I love spending tme with those that can make me laugh. Trying to be more passionate about cooking – baking is really my thing!…and of course all things travel.

Tick the Box! Who knows if you will be back to that place. Get and and explore…wander and be immersed in the culture and environment you are in. Try to do everything possible and go home with no regrets or what ifs!!!

Bob
Bob Moors

Bob Moors

Director of finance

The atmosphere of optimism, teamwork, creativity and resourcefulness.

I am a Chartered Accountant with experience in a wide range of industries. My last two roles have been Financial Controller for Lionel Samson & Son Fremantle, WA and Quicksilver Diving Services in Port Douglas, QLD.

Home…because it’s where my heart is.

My family and the ocean.

Never let your guard down when it comes to your belongings; wear a money belt and always keep a spare credit card under the innersole in your shoe.

Carolyne Johnston

Client Relations Manager

I am so excited to be working with a team of travel industry experts where we can share and learn from each other’s experiences, both professionally and personally.  It’s great to be part of a team that are very welcoming and supportive.

I have recently returned home to Perth after living in Dubai for the past 10 years where I enjoyed working in a vastly multicultural environment in a Service Delivery Management role with Oracle.   I also spent 5 years with Emirates Airline in Corporate Services where I was fortunate to work across many different lines of business and learn about the many and varied aspects of the airline industry.  Prior to that I was an IT and Accounting professional working with MYOB.

My two favourite cities would have to be Paris and San Francisco.  They are such walkable cities and I love to wander the streets while savouring the sights and sounds of the various districts.  However, one of my most memorable holidays was sailing Croatia with friends which was just an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

I am absolutely passionate about travel and seeing as much of the world as possible.  Professionally I am driven by meeting new people and being challenged to learn new skills and experiences.  Job and customer satisfaction is the ultimate goal.

Take recommendations from friends and family, but when all else fails, follow your heart and instincts.  What will be, will be.

Cheryl Harper

Client Relations Manager

The positive work place culture, along with a strong sense of cohesiveness.

My core strengths include leadership, coaching and customer service. I have more than two decades of travel industry knowledge, and experienced it both in the northern and southern hemispheres.

Australia; it’s diversity! Even after 10 years in this country, I am still getting to know what it has to offer.

I am inspired by people that are not scared of change and recognise that it can be a good thing, regardless of how little it is.

Write a journal of your day’s adventures.

Danielle Fisher Photo
Danielle Fisher Photo

Danielle Fisher

Corporate Travel Manager

Firstly I love the team I work with, I feel very inspired by them. I learn a lot as they have a wealth of knowledge and experience in the travel industry. There’s a great team spirit here and while it’s hard work we definitely have laughs along the way!

Secondly we have fantastic clients which is great as we work together daily and therefore are able to build strong relationships.

I started my career in travel back in Scotland in 2004, where I worked for a Tour Operator in various roles in a business to business capacity. After travelling to Australia on a number of occasions for work and pleasure I decided to make the move to Melbourne in 2010 where I have since worked in Retail and Corporate Travel.

I honestly don’t think I have a favourite destination as I love places for different reasons, however if I have to choose one I would say Cuba, I went on holiday here back in 2007 and it really was like stepping into another world. The people were so friendly, vibrant and full of life and it also has stunning beaches so I was blown away!

I do love travelling which is why I got into this industry. I love learning about different cultures and try to experience living like a local when visiting a new destination. Another passion of mine is music, unfortunately I can’t play any instruments or sing (though I give it a good go) but I do love going to see live bands and gigs, Music is definitely good for the soul!

Take a multi power board! You will then only require one Travel Plug meaning you can use/charge multiple appliances at once!

Deanna Garrity
Deanna Garrity

Deanne Garrity

Personal Travel Manager

There are lots of things to love about working at Globetrotter. It is great to work with a great group of people in a fun and friendly environment.

My travel industry career is still very new. I spent 15 years working as a Registered Nurse in several different areas, but the majority of my time was spent in Neonatal Intensive Care. I loved nursing, but was tired of shift work and decided to pursue my passion of travel with a new career in the travel industry. I completed my travel studies mid 2015, and after completing some work experience at Globetrotter, was lucky enough to be offered a role.

It’s really hard to pick a favourite. I absolutely love New York and all of the amazing experiences it has to offer. For a relaxing, stress-free holiday I think it’s really hard to go past Bali. Bali really has so much to offer whether you’re holidaying with your family, your partner or a group of friends. The best holiday I’ve had in the last couple of years though, would have to have been six weeks camping in the Kimberley with my husband and three girls.

My passions are my family and friends, followed closely by cooking and travel. I love nothing more than having friends over for a relaxed meal and drinks.

Don’t worry about wasting valuable space in your suitcase with exercise gear, because as good as your intentions may be, relaxation always wins.

Douglas
Douglas Newbigin

Douglas Newbigin

Product Support Specialist

I love the team atmosphere and the way that the entire company has a very friendly, welcoming and yet professional feel.

I have worked in the travel industry at both global and national Travel Management Companies specialising in Online Booking Tools. This has involved the sales, implementation and ongoing support and maintenance of a number of Online Booking Tools.

My favourite travel destination is India, as every single city you go to is so unique in it’s culture, food and history.

My number one passion is playing guitar and bass as it inspires me to be more creative.

Be open minded. You never know what you’ll experience.

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Liz Rooney Photo

Elizabeth Rooney

Operations Analyst

The dynamic team we have, working closely together with many professional people makes it a pleasure to come to work.

I joined the industry in 1992 in retail and moved after a few years to corporate. After commencing as a consultant, I have worked as a team leader for many multinational accounts, then moved into training, business development and implementation.

Ireland for my family history, Italy for its food, language and people and Mexico for its Mojitos.

I love exploring my family history via sites like ancestry.com and getting quite lost in time searching for new lines of the family tree.

Use a Travel Agent.

Emma
Emma Shannon

Emma O’Kane

Business Intelligence Specialist

I am from Scotland, so moving to a new country on the other side of the world was extremely hard but Globetrotter has made me feel like I’ve gained a new family. There is always the support you need when things get a bit rough. This is exactly the job I wanted and I am very happy to be here!

I completed a Master of Arts Degree with Honours in Business Studies from The University of Edinburgh. A couple of years after University, I was introduced to Crystal Reports Software and have worked with it ever since. My experience in Reporting and Analysis has been with various industries, including IT, Oil & Gas and now Travel.

My favourite destinations are Banff and Lake Louise in Canada.  The scenery is completely awesome and could not imagine having had a more amazing honeymoon anywhere else.

I am passionate about the food I cook and making everyone around me smile. Meeting my husband James has inspired me to see more of the world and do what makes me happy. I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for him!

Make sure you stay super hydrated on a long flight, your skin will thank you for it afterwards! I always take hydration spray, moisturiser and drink plenty of water (in between my Bloody Marys and Champagne of course!).

Felicity Kent

Corporate Travel Manager

The people I work with. It’s a real team environment where everyone is willing to share their experience and expertise. It is a very supportive company.

I began my career in the travel industry in 2004. I started in retail and then progressed to become an Academic Advisor for a University in Sydney. I’ve also worked in a niche business of marathon travel assisting in arranging groups and functions for running events around the globe.

Every destination is different in its own way so it is difficult to choose a favourite. I love trips that involve activities outdoors, wildlife, nature and adventure. My most memorable experiences would include game drives in South Africa, Iguassu Falls in South America and hiking the national parks of America.

I love living a balanced, healthy and active lifestyle. I enjoy being outdoors and doing activities like bushwalking, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, cycling and walking my dog by the beach. I’m also passionate about eating wholesome, nutritious food and staying fit & healthy.

When travelling on indirect long-haul flights, always pack essential items in your carry-on luggage. You just never know if your bags are going to take a detour and end up in another destination.

Felicity
Felicity Milton

Felicity Neary

National operations Manager

I love working for a company that shares my values. In business it is common for there to be values written and posted on the wall, but few can really claim to live by and demonstrate these each day. Each and every day, all employees of Globetrotter INSPIRE our valued clients, suppliers, each other and me. Our values are: Innovative/Nurturing/Socially Responsible/Passionate People/Integrity/Relationships and Excellence in Service.

I have a great breadth of experience across the travel industry with many years in corporate travel behind me. I have worked at some of Australia’s largest TMCs including Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Corporate Travel Management. I joined Globetrotter as operations Manager in 2011 and completed my Diploma of Management in 2012.

Hoi An, Vietnam. This ancient town is exceptionally well preserved. Its’ buildings reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique world heritage site. The old town is a tourist attraction because of its history, traditional architecture and crafts such as textiles and ceramics. My recommendation is to stay on the outskirts of Hoi An’s old town, hire a bike and take a leisurely ride into town to sample all of the amazing Vietnamese food, culture and crafts.

People Management and Leadership, because it’s vital and I love to influence people and make a difference. What motivates me is the opportunity to help people improve their relationships and communication skills. I’m committed to my own learning and to the learning and development of others. For me, leadership development creates sustainable results and involves helping people squeeze the most learning from their real world developmental experiences.

If you are limited for space when packing, choose your hair dryer over your running shoes!

Fiona
Fiona Prosser

Fiona Prosser

Managing Director

Every day is different. I love the people I work with, they regularly surprise and delight me with their camaraderie, attitude, professionalism and passion to succeed. It has been great to see the business grow and our people develop.

I have a strong hospitality background having previously been Business Development Manager and Rooms Division Manager at two of Perth’s leading 5 star Hotels. Within the travel industry I have held the role of National Account Manager for Woodside and State Manager and Regional Manager for Carlson Wagonlit Travel before joining Globetrotter as Managing Director in 2010.

I just loved bare boating in the Whitsundays a couple of years ago. It was a wonderfully relaxing way to see the islands and sailing on the tropical waters was a unique experience. The beaches were stunning, the clear turquoise water provided great snorkelling opportunities, exploring the many islands was fun and enjoying a delicious dinner with indisputably some of the best views in the world was sensational. I have never felt so relaxed, it truly was a  carefree holiday in paradise.

I am inspired when surrounded by people who are authentic and care about doing what is right. People who are prepared to give things a go and aim to be the very best they can be also inspire me. My personal passion is travel and I just love being in a different environment.

Ensure you have six months validity on your passport. Try every new experience you can because you may never get the chance again and there will be more new and different experiences to try next time.

Francine
Francine Griffiths

Francine Griffiths

Corporate Travel Manager

Working with a great bunch of like-minded, professional people. The work-life balance allows me to fit the most into each and every day, like walking my husky, cooking, reading, keeping fit or simply just relaxing with a chilled glass of white.

I started my career over 20 years ago as a retail agent. Since then I have also worked for Qantas at the Domestic and International airports and now as a Corporate Travel Manager for Globetrotter.

I haven’t been yet but on the top of my list is definitely a Husky Safari in Lapland. There is something mystical about the wintery silence and wonderful nature the Arctic Circle has to offer. Disneyland is always on my list to visit again…it’s such a magical place and it’s great to feel like a kid again.

My daughter and husband have been my life’s most precious gifts and I have been enriched by their love. This above all else has made my life richer and fuller and has inspired me to be a better person.

Pack your most favourite, comfortable pair of runners. At some point you will only care about being comfortable and won’t care what you look like…most probably by day two!

Gai
Gai Santoro

Gai Santoro

Corporate Travel Manager

I love the team environment and how well we all work together. I also like the fact that we offer a personal, tailored service to our clients.

I have been in the Travel Industry since the late 90’s and have extensive experience in corporate travel with a particular focus on an enhanced customer experience.

Positano, Italy. I loved this village, it is set on the Amalfi Coast, in an enclave in the hills leading down to the coast and it’s such a magical place.

I am passionate about travel and love cooking, trying new recipes and entertaining others.

Choose an airline with the most comfortable economy seat on any given route and travel light, but always carry a spare fold up travel bag for additional purchases.

Iain
Iain Swan

Iain Swan

Corporate Travel Manager

It’s a real team environment with everyone willing to help each other out. It is also a fun and sociable office.

I have been in travel since 2005 with experience in both the retail and corprate sectors.

A favourite destination is Mongolia. I was there during winter so temperature was around -25. I stayed in a Ger tent in the Gobi desert and was lucky to go and see a Mongolian wrestling tournament.

I am inspired by people who when faced with a tough situation don’t complain or blame others. They say, tell me what needs to be done and let us find a way.

Try and make an effort to learn a bit of the local language, even just to say hello and thank you.

Ilda
Ilda Loguidice

Ilda Loguidice

Corporate Travel Manager

The work-life balance! Working for Globetrotter means I still have time for exercise and quality time with my husband and furry kids!

I began my career in the customer service industry in 1999 and travel specifially in 2004. Prior to Globetrotter I worked for a travel wholesaler for a few years before deciding it was time for a new challenge in Corporate Travel and have been at Globetrotter ever since!

South Africa and Mauritius! I was lucky enough to spend my honeymoon in these destinations. I love Mauritius for the food, relaxation and beautiful sunsets! South Africa was amazing for the wildlife… our safaris are something I will never forget and believe it is a must for everyone to experience at least once! The wine, food and people are all some of the loveliest also. I’d also love to travel to Italy one day as this is where both mine and my husband’s family originate from.

I’m most passionate about my family, friends, fur kids, food and a good wine! There’s nothing I enjoy more than getting together with friends and family over a delicious meal, whether it be relaxed and casual at home or a nice night out to spoil ourselves!

Don’t cram too much into your itinerary because life back home is hectic and busy enough! Relax and enjoy your time away, and always leave plenty of time for a massage or three!

Jake McCoy

Corporate Travel Manager

It’s a real team environment at Globetrotter – everyone is helpful, supportive and willing to lend a hand if required.

My experience is predominantly in corporate travel management but I also possess a few years experience in sales with a web-based travel provider.

My favourite travel destination has to be the US. Being a huge sports fan, can’t go wrong…… nobody does sport better than the USA.

Friends, Family and sports keep me going. Taking the time to relax and enjoy the simpler things in life is a must.

Allow enough time to get to the airport….. Then add an hour. Just in case anything that can possibly go wrong does go wrong!

Jerry
Jerry Rogers

Jerry Rogers

Corporate Travel Manager

Globetrotter provides a wonderful working environment, encouraging individual flair while fostering a keen sense of team work.

My commitment to my clients is to endeavour to provide the best possible travel itinerary options for their individual requirements.

During my years in the travel industry I have been fortunate to have travelled to many wonderful destinations, but the one place I want to return to is Bermuda; a picture perfect and idyllic island with beautiful beaches and a high concentration of golf courses.

My passion, apart from family, is to get out onto the golf course on the weekend and holidays and take up the constant challenge to try and improve my game. This is often frustrating but I always enjoy walking the fairways.

Be aware of your environment and keep personal safety at the top of your agenda.

Joanna
Joanna McGlennon

Joanna McGlennon

Corporate Travel Manager

The fun, friendly work atmosphere. Everyone has a positive can-do attitude and there is always the support there if needed.

I spent 9 years in wholesale and leisure travel and have now been in the corporate sector since 2011.

Hard question…but if I have to choose one I’d have to say Hawaii. This place has the most amazing beaches and you can also go out to the islands and really experience the Hawaiian culture.

People that strive to live their dreams and reach their goals inspire me.

Slip, slop and slap…the worst thing when you travel is to get sunstroke or so burnt you don’t want photos taken. Also, take your camera with you everywhere, there is always a kodak moment whilst away!

Jodee Sorrell
Jodee Sorrell

Jodee Sorrell

Personal and Group Travel Manager

The fun and friendly group of people that make up Globetrotter as a whole create a great working environment. This along with my day to day interaction with clients ensures every day offers a variety of new and exciting opportunities.

I have worked in the travel industry for more than 25 years, the last five with Globetrotter in the Lifestyle Department. I have had a range of roles and responsibilities, including working in retail and wholesale travel as well as at airports around WA. From these experiences I am able to use my knowledge and expertise to ensure our Lifestyle clients fulfil their holiday dreams.

I can’t say that I have any one favourite destination, I just love travelling and experiencing as many new places as possible. Thailand is an amazing country so diverse with beautiful people, shopping, culture and relaxation all on offer.  My visit to South America recently has been a highlight with the magnificent spectacle of Iguassu Falls a natural wonder not to be missed.

I am passionate about my family, having the right work/life balance and trying to find some time just for myself. With three teenage children life is hectic at times, so it is important to always have fun and I try to do this with family and friends.

Allow enough time to see and experience a place and don’t try to do too much in a short space of time.

John
John Battley

John Battley

Proprietor and Director

The people – the team at Globetrotter, our clients and our suppliers – make the positive environment that is the day-to-day culture at Globetrotter. It’s a pleasure to come to the office every day!!!

Accountant, Economist, Pharmacist, ‘People Lover’ plus 10 years in off shore Management Positions and then building Globetrotter Travel in Australia over a 35 year period.

Central Europe – France, Austria, Germany, Italy – in both the summer and winter. One can experience such a diversity of culture and experiences over such small distances with food, wine, skiing, climbing, canal cruising and incredible and endless history. It never fails to excite and impress me.

People – particularly those who strive and achieve within the Globetrotter Team.

Book with Globetrotter…we’re with you all the way!!!

John Rees

Business Development

I am really happy to be here and excited about the role that I can play in growing this business. The people have made me feel very welcome.

I have been involved in business to business sales for more than 25 years. My previous roles have been as a BDM and State Sales Manager.

Bali… so accessible and I love that you can live like a king without it costing the earth…… so many things to see and do.

My main passion is my family – they inspire me every day. I am driven to be successful in business whilst maintaining a balanced lifestyle.

Leave some room in your luggage so that you can fit in all that shopping!

Jordan Hunt

Manager, Strategic Travel Solutions

The culture! Its great to be apart of a team that have such a great attitude, and share personal values.

My expertise has been in helping business’s achieve their goals and building strong and lasting relationships.

Croatia! The crystal clear waters and incredible coastlines. Such amazing towns and islands with a unique vibe.

Passionate about the environment and seeing the world. I find inspiration from meeting likeminded people and surrounding myself with positive minds.

Say yes more than no. Stay off your phone as much as possible.

Karyn
Karyn Williams

Karyn Williams

client relations Manager

I love being part of a company that genuinely shares a commitment to make travel the best experience it can be. There’s something special about being part of a journey, and I get to work with a group of talented and dedicated people who make thousands of journeys happen every day!

Plane, car, ferry, ship, helicopter, motorbike, tuk tuk are all ways I’ve managed to get clients from A to B. I’ve lived and breathed corporate travel – on both sides of the aisle as a client and travel manager, from economy to first class – near to two decades. During this time, I’ve worked for a number of global travel management companies and shared some incredible journeys with a range of clients.

That’s not a fair question, because I love every place I visit! Just being in a new city, meeting new people is an incredible experience in itself. So from New York to Sienna, London to Paris, Lille to Moscow, Bombay to Colombo there’s always a new place to discover. Sri Lanka is a current favourite – vibrant, gentle people, wonderful food and exciting experiences.

If you could bottle enthusiastic people, travel, long conversations and breathtaking views you’d have a recipe for my passion and inspiration. I draw so much energy from enthusiastic people and believe I am pretty enthusiastic myself. I have a zest for life and a passion for meeting new people in new environments – and particularly love visiting places off the beaten track.

Never leave home without a bottle of Evian spray. It will help you stay hydrated while you’re up in the air and refreshed down on the ground!

Kathryn Madigan
Kathryn Madigan

Kathryn Madigan

Personal Travel Manager

Although I have not worked here long, I am looking forward to working in a dynamic and vibrant environment with a team of people who are passionate about travel and have travelled all over the world.

I started my career over 30 years ago in Adelaide and put the brakes on whilst I had children. For the last ten years I have been working at another local agency in Nedlands.

Canada in particular Banff, and the Canadian Rockies. Having been fortunate enough to live in Calgary for 3 years, The Rocky Mountains never cease to amaze me! The scenery from snow topped mountains, lakes, wildlife and wonderful outdoor activities that are easily accessible.

My four daughters and husband, friends, travel of course, excellent food and wine. I am also very passionate about all sport and in particular AFL.

Always allow enough time to explore each destination. You also need to have a carefree attitude, to allow yourself to be spontaneous.

Kylie Henderson

Personal Assistant to MD

The people are so friendly and welcoming. There is a great amount of knowledge, expertise and professionalism here making it a pleasure to work with such outstanding people.

I have worked in both retail and corporate starting with consulting and then into managerial roles and client relations. I have thorough understanding on the processes from beginning to end for either a simple domestic flight or a complicated business trip.

There are so many, the world is such a beautiful place that deserves exploring. If I had to choose one it would be Prague at Christmas time. It is such a wonderful city to explore with many cosy hidden bars and restaurants. Every direction you look is picture worthy, it’s stunning. To top it off it has wonderful history.

Personally I am passionate about helping those in need through charities and volunteering. I love animals so any animal rescue organisations like the RSPCA and animal shelters like Shenton Park Dog Shelters are dear to me.

Know some simple greetings in the local language if it’s not English speaking. It’s amazing how much it’s appreciated if you try. Also, pack your bags and then take half out, you never need as much as you think.

Lana Stevanovic
Lana S

Lana Stevanovic

Corporate Travel Manager

There are several things I like about Globetrotter – the great culture, strong emphasis on the work/life balance and the incredibly supportive environment.

I have many years of industry experience in corporate, educational and online travel.

My equal favourites are Japan, Cambodia and Russia, for their people, cultural history and food.

Love, life, art, the chance to experience new things, sensations, feelings …and wine.

When in Rome, do as the Romans do!

Lara
Lara van der Zandt

Lara Van Der Zandt

Corporate Travel Manager

The family orientated nature of the company makes a great working environment and ensures we can have a good work/life balance. The team is very supportive and knowledgeable.

Since completing my travel course in 2008 I have had the opportunity to work in retail, online and corporate travel.

Cape Town is the most beautiful place I’ve seen. My highlights include the views on top of Table Mountain, spotting the Big 5 on safari, the cultural experiences, taking in the history of Robben Island and Nelson Mandela’s remarkable journey. There’s no doubt this small city has something for everyone.

I am passionate about putting positive energy out there, it’s rewarding to get back what you put in. I’m inspired by my family and friends because they are a great support system.

Dare to try something different, you’ll either cherish the memory or laugh about it later.

Lauren McWilliam

Project Manager

I love the working environment. Globetrotter achieves a great culture through a strong leadership vision and an exceptional team of people who share in its core values. The people make coming to work an enjoyable experience.

I have a wide range of experience across many sectors of the travel industry. Having worked for a number of Global Travel Management Companies over the past two decades, I have gained experience in data management and analysis, product management, sales and marketing, presentations and training, technical support and project management. I am excited to be part of the Globetrotter team

I have been to so many wonderful places, it is difficult to pick just one. Some of the best experiences I have had are skiing in the French Alps, a helicopter flight over an active volcano in Hawaii, visiting NASA for a Space Shuttle launch (which although the launch was cancelled in the final hours of the countdown due to a fuel leak, was still an incredibly exciting atmosphere) and swimming with dolphins, fish and stingrays at Discovery Cove in Orlando.

I am passionate about improving business processes, and how technology can be implemented to optimize travel programs for corporate businesses.

Incorporate a once in a lifetime experience to your travel itinerary for an experience you will never forget.

Les Ritchin

IT Manager

Working at Globetrotter gives me the freedom to do what I love and do it well. I really feel like I make a difference and that my work is valued and important.

I’ve worked in IT my entire career starting off as a techie and moving into management. I’ve worked for small business and multinational corporations; in industries ranging from healthcare to mining to outsourcing. I ran a service management consultancy for six years before Globetrotter enticed me to return to industry.

I love the South Pacific islands. There’s such a diversity of cultures, and a cruise out there is always fantastic fun. I’d love to do the East Caribbean next, and New York and the Swiss Alps are definitely on my to-go list.

I’m inspired when we set high goals and strive to achieve them.

Get up early and stay up late. You can sleep when you get home!

Lilia Jovanovic
Lilia Jovanovic

Lilia Jovanovic

Accounts Payable

The people. All friendly, lovely, helpful and supportive.

I have been working in variety of administrative roles.

The Dominican Republic its a magical place on Earth. I love the crystal clear beaches, the food and the lovely people.

I am passionate about Fitness. I absolutely love running. Looking after my health and body is very important to me. I am inspired by my family and friends, so grateful to have such an amazing people in my life.

Don’t forget your running shoes!

Linda Wells
Linda Wells

Linda Wells

Personal Travel Manager

Globetrotter is a great place to work as it offers an environment that is both positive and rewarding, with strong family values.

I have enjoyed working in the travel industry for over 20 years, initially in the UK and now here in Australia with Globetrotter since 2005. I work in the Lifestyle Department because I love creating wonderful travel experiences for my clients.

I am a beach lover and I love anywhere that can offer me azure seas and white sandy beaches. The Caribbean islands, the Maldives and the Seychelles tick those boxes for me. They all offer a great opportunity to really unwind and relax; to me that’s the perfect place to go.

My passion is fitness. It’s the ultimate way to re-energise and re-focus and it’s also fun! Fitness also inspires me to become a stronger person both physically and mentally.

When leaving hotels for the day in non-English-speaking countries, ask the concierge to give you a card with directions back to the hotel in the local language.

Lori Burns
Lori Burns

Lori Burns

Personal Travel Manager

I love working in a team environment. Everyone is always happy to assist and share their knowledge. The office has a great vibe and culture I enjoy coming to work every day. It is very rewarding assisting clients with their  arrangements and being  a part of their travel experience.

I have been servicing the travelling public for over 25 years. I started with Thomas Cook in Toronto Canada, since then I have worked in New Zealand and for the last 10 years in Perth in a retail capacity. I bring my knowledge,  enthusiasm , inquisitiveness, attention to detail and puzzle solving skills to the Lifestyle Team.

There are so many wonderful destinations that I have experienced, so it is hard to choose. India- with its vibrant colours, noisy streets, amazing food and history with inspirational people. The Caribbean- as every island is a little bit different. Puerto Rico if my favourite island for its beautiful beaches, forts, rain forest and a variety of rums.  Sailing on bare boat charters in the British Virgin Islands, Thailand, French Polynesia and Tonga is definitely at the top of the list.

I am passionate about  traveling with my family and friends. There is nothing better than sharing experiences in different cities with the people you love. Making new memories always inspires me.

Always pack one change of clothes in your carry-on for the unfortunate event that your luggage goes in a different direction than you!

Mario
Mario Blasius

Mario Blasius

GDS Administrator

There is always an opportunity to learn new things.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, I took 6 months off to bicycle around the USA and Canada. During this time someone suggested Travel as a career and I have been involved in the travel industry in a variety of roles for most of my working life.

I don’t really have a favourite. I have been fortunate to travel to a lot of interesting places and there are still so many more places that I want to visit, so I guess I am still travelling in search of that one destination that will make me forsake all others.

Passionate people because their enthusiasm inspires me to try new things, grow as a person and find new passions.

1. Never argue with a man, or woman, carrying a machine gun.
2. Learn the basics in the local language – hello, thank you, please, numbers etc. Also learn what gestures to use and avoid – there are at least 36 destinations where a “thumbs-up” could be considered a sexual insult.
3. Travel light – I have managed to get everything into a carry-on bag. For me the convenience of not having to check luggage and being able to catch public transport far outweighs the fact that it looks like I am wearing the same clothes in all of my photos.

Marvyn
Mervyn Leong

Mervyn Leong

Corporate Travel Manager

It’s a fun vibrant and very sociable office, yet still has a serious and professional side.

I have many years experience in Retail and Corporate Travel, and hold a Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism, along with a Commerce degree, majoring in Marketing and Public Relations; so I guess you could say I enjoy studying! I was also a finalist for ” Best Up and Coming Consultant” at The Travel Daily Awards in 2009 (runner up to a Globetrotter employee who won that year).

Currently it’s Istanbul, because of the eclectic mix of cultures, it is a real melting pot of diversity.

Travel, it goes without saying! I don’t actually see it as work. It is more of a passion that also happens to pay the bills.

Definitely travel lightly, do not overpack! It is far better to go out with your bags nearly empty, then you can come back full, but beware of excess baggage charges, Ouch!

Michael
Michael Fitzpatrick

Michael Fitzpatrick

Corporate Travel Manager

The people! The passion! It’s a real team environment, everyone is proud of what they do and strives to be the best that they can. Working with such dedicated people brings out the best in everyone.

I’ve had over 20 years of experience in the travel industry working in New Zealand, United Kingdom and Australia in both retail and corporate travel.

Do I really have to choose! Ultimately I think it’s New York, stand in the middle of Times Square, do a 360 and you realise you really are at the centre of the universe!

My passion is Theatre! I love seeing a story unfold in front of my eyes and it always leaves me with a huge smile on my face! I also love to learn new skills in my profession. In the ever changing Travel Industry there’s always room to grow and learn!

Even if you don’t like planning it’s always good to have an arrival transfer booked. You’ll appreciate it after a long flight and it will give you some valuable extra time to enjoy yourself!

Peter Fu
Peter Fu

Peter Fu

Corporate Travel Manager

The people I work with create such a friendly and fun environment and Globetrotter Management makes sure you feel like part of one big family.

I have been working in the corporate travel sector since 2008 and have a degree in Hospitality and my Diploma in Travel management. I specialise in First and Business Class travel and group travel for meetings and conferences and have previously worked for Marriott in China and Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

Since I love travelling, I have many favourite places. The one that stands out the most would have to be Japan because it is so rich in culture, the shopping is fantastic and the food is to die for. But most of all I love Japan for the people. The Japanese are very loyal to their family and it is amazing to experience their way of life.

I have always had a passion for travelling and I realized at a young age that nothing else would make me experience life more intensely. I have the soul of a nomad and an incredible need for discovery. I love to experience new cultures, food and history.

Always book your travel through a professional travel agent as it saves you a lot of time. You will also appreciate having experts on your side if or when something goes wrong on your trip.

Peter Ostroff

Corporate Travel Manager

Globetrotter has developed a great team culture that is fun and supportive and all the individuals are professionals in their own field. Globetrotter clearly demonstrates its’ focus on client satisfaction and the importance of going the extra mile.

Having worked in the industry for a number of years I have gained extensive experience in a variety of areas within wholesale, retail and corporate travel.

I am all about the food when visiting a new destination so I’ll generally follow a tasty dish. I wouldn’t say I have a favourite country, but as a region, I would say South East Asia and Central Asia are definitely stand out areas which I’ll continue to visit.

It’s all about the people! I’ve been lucky enough to work with some very creative and positive people who have been inspirational in their own right.

Eat where the locals eat….. Food brings people together and you will almost always have a good meal when it is their local dish.

Rachael Keller
Rachael Keller

Rachael Keller

operations Manager

The people! It is such a wonderful, friendly and caring environment with everyone so dedicated to being the best they can.

I commenced my career in the travel industry in 2000 in the retail environment. More recently I spent 7 years working for a global TMC as an operations Manager. I was responsible for the hands on management of a large team including day to day processes and procedures and also people management. I have extensive knowledge of not only the travel industry, but also the resources industry including cyclone management and offshore travel. Before commencing my career in travel I was a qualified Veterinary Nurse (very different)!

I recently spent a month island hopping in Hawaii which was amazing. Highlights were the laid back island of Molokai, seeing the lava flow and a mind blowing helicopter tour of the Big Island.

I am passionate about seeing people strive to be the best they can be and I enjoy helping them to accomplish this.

Seatguru.com!

Robert
Robert Basco

Robert Bacso

Corporate Travel Manager

We have a brilliant team across all aspects of the business, and we have honesty and integrity.

I started in the travel industry in 1996 with roles ranging from retail, leisure and corporate travel management.

Favourite destinations can be hard to single out. Cycling from Tibet to Nepal was a truly epic adventure. I saw stunning scenery every day, including Everest Base Camp, I met the most humble and hospitable people and fulfilled a lifelong dream.

I’ll admit to being mildly obsessed about food; it’s cultural influences and geographical history, shopping for it, cooking it and of course eating with friends and family.

Be a good ambassador, challenge yourself with new adventures, make an effort to learn some basics of any foreign language and be respectful of local customs.

Russell Cherry-Knight

IT Systems Administrator

I am proud to be working for a thriving organisation with such a strong customer focus who really offers a point of difference in the industry.

I have worked in IT for around 18 years in various roles in retail, ISP, corporate and government but have found my preferred calling at Globetrotter as a bit of an all-rounder looking after end user support as well as the infrastructure side.

Japan! It is interesting to see the many ways they have embraced western culture into their own by putting their own unique spin on it and I really love the ingenuity and thought they put into the everyday things. It is a beautiful country with friendly people who have a rich history, amazing historic structures and in my opinion the best cuisine. So much to see in such a relatively small country and you can just hop on a shinkansen and see it all.

These days it is definitely my family and all the wonderful adventures of parenthood… with a dash mixed in now and then of the occasional track day and living vicariously by following Formula 1 and V8 Supercars during the season.

Always carry photocopies of your ID and passport separate to your hand luggage….  and it also pays to have an emergency poncho on hand.

Shane
Shane Carpenter

Shane Carpenter

Financial Services Officer

The culture. The term ‘corporate social responsibility’ is thrown around a lot these days, but Globetrotter really looks out for its employees, its clients and the broader community.

I have bachelors degrees in Law and Arts and have held a business support role with Globetrotter since 2008. Prior to joining the company I tried my hand at a variety of jobs, including mixing cocktails for Canadian holidaymakers and teaching English to Japanese housewives.

Probably Thailand because it has a bit of everything- tropical beaches, mist-covered mountains, historic monuments, food to die for, great people… Should I go on?

Nothing beats grabbing a backpack and getting off the beaten track for a while. The sights, sounds, smells and smiles always remind me of how amazing our world is and what life is really all about.

Don’t plan your trip down to the last detail. Book a flight and just go!

Shelley
Shelley Buswell

Shelley Buswell

Corporate Travel Manager

The caring and supportive work environment, the talented team and the commitment to provide clients with excellent service.

More than 25 years in the travel industry, including retail management, corporate consulting and Travel Coordinator role on Gorgon Upstream Joint Venture Project.

A few years ago I visited Bhutan, an incredibly beautiful and pristine country where gross national happiness is considered more important than gross national product. A trek to the Tigers Nest Monastery was a highlight!

The WA Coastline, an active lifestyle, new adventures and family and friends.

To respect local people and their culture.

Simon
Simon Pewer

Simon Prewer

Senior client relations Manager

The best darn travel company, bar none…

I have worked in hospitality across much of Australia and also for numerous airlines as well as being operations Manager overseeing the travel programme of one of WA’s top 10 resource companies. I am now in Account Management, so I have been involved in many aspects of travel and met some amazing people along the way.

Venice, I want to be buried there although there could be a few challenges keeping me down..

Go Cats….Geelong, the mightiest football team.

Roll your clothes, don’t fold them, when packing.

Sonia White

Administration Assistant

My team, the people, and the company has such strong values in looking after its’ employees and clients alike.

I have many years of experience in accounting roles within the travel, legal and advertising industries.

Chile for its culture, food and scenery; the south was particularly breath-taking.

My partner and beautiful kids.

Travel light – you can always buy another bag for the shopping.

Stephanie
Stephanie Kohlhase

Stephanie Kohlhase

Account Coordinator

I love being able to let my creative juices flow, with every day being different from the last. I love working alongside others who share my passion, drive and excitement for the industry.

My experience includes designing and implementing bespoke strategic behavioural change programs, managing large corporate clients and creating once in a life time experiences through incentive travel, events and conferences to destinations all over the world.

I always have trouble answering this question. Every destination I have travelled to is unique and special in it’s own way. Some of my favourites include Santorini, Cinque Terre and Zermatt. Santorini for it’s breathtaking views, Cinque Terre for it’s stunning beaches and Zermatt for it’s chocolate and charm.

I am passionate about travel. There is nothing more inspiring to me than the smell of a new beach, the sounds of a new city, the traditions of a new culture, the flavours of a new cuisine, the melody of an unfamiliar language.

Take advantage of every opportunity as you don’t know when you will be back next!

Susan Readhead

Susan Readhead

Personal Travel Manager

As the new kid on the block , having just commenced work with Globetrotter , Iam  looking forward to working with the Globetrotter team . They are very welcoming and inclusive . The new working environment will be challenging and stimulating.

I started work as a Travel Consultant 12 years ago , coming to this profession after being a Primary School Teacher and Mother . I have been fortunate to travel extensively and believe that I bring a comprehensive knowledge of a number of travel destinations to my job . I hope that in sharing this knowledge with my colleagues and clients I am able to personalise travel plans.

I love travelling to new destinations where I can learn more about the people and countries of my world . To date my favourite destination is India . A country made up of people from a variety of faiths living together happily . I love the vibrancy , colour , textures and chaos of India . Where else will you pass an elephant lumbering along the street as an every day occurrence. There is no where else on the planet like India I started work as a Travel Consultant 12 years ago, coming to this profession after being a Primary School Teacher and Mother . I have been fortunate to travel extensively and believe that I bring a comprehensive knowledge of a number of travel destinations to my job . I hope that in sharing this knowledge with my colleagues and clients I am able to personalise travel plans.

I am passionate about Life . A very precious gift. Our beautiful amazing daughter . My family and friends . Immersing myself in my stunning Indian Ocean .  Yoga.

Pack lightly. Go with an open mind , Looking to learn and experience more about the people and the world we live in. Travel can have its up and its downs . Go with the flow.

Tammy
Tammy Longshaw

Tammy Longshaw

Business Improvement and Training Manager

The people of course! Family values have been embedded into our culture and everyone stays true to this, making the environment a fun, caring and professional place to work.

I have almost 20 years experience working in travel for a broad range of different companies, from large global organisations to small boutique agencies in Corporate and Retail Travel. I developed skills from my previous role as operations Manager which included staff development, account management and strategic business planning.

USA! There are so many places to see and have so much fun in; Maui, Seattle, LA, Napa, Sonoma, Vegas and New York. My favourite city that I absolutely love is…wait for it – San Francisco!

Family and friends motivate and inspire me and my passion is spending quality time with my husband and son along with eating great food, drinking vino and of course all things to do with TRAVEL!

Always carry your make-up and skin care as hand luggage. For long-haul flights change into a tracksuit after take off!

Tania
Tania King

Tania King

Human Resources Manager

The team I work with; they are a bunch of bright, funny, supportive, creative and professional individuals.

I graduated from UWA with a Bachelor of Arts and then later completed a postgraduate in Business Administration. My working life has been colourful and varied, from journalist to restauranteur. I ran El Questro Homestead for a couple of years and then finally found my niche in Human Resources.

Anywhere in South East Asia – I love the beaches, the cuisine, the smells and the warmth of the people.

I am passionate about my family and friends and inspired by people who retain optimism through adversity.

Be curious, try new things and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Thai
Thai Nguyen

Thai Nguyen

Accounts Assistant

Globetrotter is not only a professional environment to work in, but is also like a family and our staff are taken care of very well with a healthy lunch each week, fresh fruit and birthday celebrations.

I used to work as admin in Vietnam and I came to Australia to get my degree in Accounting. I am working as an Accounts Assistant in the travel industry at the moment and I like the challenges this presents me.

My favourite destination is definitely Europe. My dream is to see the Eiffel Tower in Paris, walk across the London Bridge and ride a boat on the Grand Canal in Venice. I admire the ancient structures as well as the rich cultures of Europe.

I’m passionate about getting the balance between work and life; my moto is ‘work hard and play hard’.

Get to know your destination first and then ask the locals for tips because they are always friendly and are often eager to help you out.

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