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Aaron Flowerdew-Brown

Corporate Travel Manager

Everyone is very supportive of each other and there is always a great positive vibe. I love how Globetrotter celebrate and reward success and encourage & support a healthy work life balance.

I have worked in the travel industry for 18 years working with various Corporate Travel Management companies and a 4 year stint in Sales & Marketing at Virgin Australia.

INDIA – chaotic, colourful, great food and culture and extraordinarily eye-opening. There is so much to see across many different landscapes; Himalayas, deserts, beaches & jungles.

I have a passion for Indian literature written in English and love adding to my collection. I am inspired by great service and love going the extra mile for my clients.

Try to learn a few words of the local language – even if it’s just a greeting here or there.

Amanda Murphy

Amanda Mincham

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!!

Annabel Kidd

Marketing Manager

The culture here is something that I feel lucky to be a part of. Nothing beats a team that makes you feel welcome and supported every day.

I started my career as a Graphic Designer. I find that my design knowledge is what allows me to see things from a more creative perspective and as a marketeer it enables me to produce marketing collateral and campaigns that combine strategy with effective and engaging visuals.

Italy! More specifically, Praiano on the Amalfi Coast. The food, the drinks, the views, the lifestyle. They really know how to live over there.

I’m always inspired by people around me and people that push for change. On a personal level, Animal Welfare is very important to me so I try to be involved as much as I can in the animal protection community.

Feeling jetlagged? Order a Bloody Mary with a hint of Tabasco and extra olives – works for me every time!

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 Moors

Bob Moors

Chief Financial Officer

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.

Christina Atkin

Client Relations Manager

We are ever focussed on improving operational efficiencies and providing exceptional customer service for our clients and our staff – people are the most important.

I’ve worked in sales and account management across the travel, technology, and design industries for the last 15 years. I’ve been lucky enough to travel and work across the world in London, New York, as well as all over Australia.

Florence, Italy. Its hard to choose just one Italian city as a food lover but Florence oozes romance for me and is such a stunning city.

I’m inspired by people who commit to and follow their passions, no matter the amount of hard work it entails.

Use Family Pooling with airline loyalty programs to maintain your status and get the whole family into the airline lounge.

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Danielle Fisher Photo

Danielle Fisher

Personal 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!

Dillah Binshahabudin

Corporate Travel Manager

Everyone is very welcoming and always there to help me when I have questions. It’s always a positive vibe in the office and I love it! Knowing that everyone is supporting one another is fantastic!

I started my travel career in 2010 as a Domestic Corporate/Leisure Consultant. Over the last 9 years I have specialized in Leisure, Corporate , Incentives and Group Bookings. Now I am excited about my journey with Globetrotter as a Corporate Travel Manager.

There is way too many to pick from… But if I have to pick one, it would be New York City! It’s always alive and there’s plenty to do and see.

Apart from exploring the world I love cooking and baking. Always up to explore new recipes when I get the opportunity.

Travel light and never be afraid to explore, BE SPONTANEOUS!

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 Milton

Felicity Neary

Head of Client Strategy

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 James

Corporate Travel Manager

I like the support and comradery from the team

All rounder with over 20 years’ experience in travel

Ubud, for its  blissful energy

Inspired by kindness

Don’t forget your passport

Fiona Prosser

Fiona Prosser

Chief Executive Officer

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 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 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.

Gnanerkee Coorey

Administration Assistant

Everyone is very friendly. Amazing atmosphere to work in.

I have worked as a Mathematics Teacher and love to work around numbers.

Kyoto; I have heard beautiful stories about Kyoto and love to visit it.

I’m always inspired by beautiful cake decorations.

Pack light!

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!

Ilja Battley

Head of Product

Globetrotter has always been a caring & inclusive workplace which has attracted the most passionate & dedicated people in the industry. When you see our product delivered with such fervour, belief and wisdom, you can’t help but be proud …its infectious.

I’ve been around the travel industry since I was young, enjoying a variety of roles from the technical/systems side to client facing and management. I’ve also worked in other industries and overseas. It’s given me a well-rounded view of the industry and a variety of tools in my bag to help solve the challenges clients face in the fast-paced, 24/7 business that is travel management. In particular, I love complex analysis and developing solutions that efficiently address issues in a real-world setting. Small changes can make big differences.

Indonesia. Born there. Love the food and people but try to avoid the more touristed parts (…but I still love Bali).

When things work quietly and efficiently it makes me buzz. Big account wins and sensational change projects are also great …but when things are working seamlessly and reliably with minimal invention …it’s a thing of beauty. Of course, market/supplier/industry changes eventually intervene, and you work hard to bring everything back to a productive equilibrium.

I always bring noise cancelling headphones on any flight over 2 hours. It makes inflight entertainment a joy and helps getting to sleep on those long-haul flights. They’re not expensive to buy these days (I can’t speak for the earbud and small headphone versions). I invested in a full ear covering, top-of-the-line pair. I only use then on flights (not for general use) and they’re still going after 10 years!

Janice Leung

Corporate Travel Manager

I love the team here at Globetrotter! Everyone is willing to answer any questions with a smile and are always on hand for any advice or support.

More than 12 years’ experience in the travel industry and experience with working within the UK and US markets. This has given me a broad experience and I am able to find different solutions to any situation that may arise.

Hawaii ! Beaches, shopping and good food! what more can I ask for!

I am passionate about travel which is why I love working in this industry….. and the people that you meet along the way!

Always pack a set of clothes in your hand carry, as it comes in handy to be prepared for the unexpected!

Jess Howes

Client Relations Manager

The people and the environment – It’s a great team to be a part of.

I have been fortunate to have access to a range of professional experiences – from travel management, team operations and mobilisation management to global business travel reviews and implementation. I am passionate about finding better ways of working and continuously look for ways to enhance experience.

Thailand, one of my favourites because of the culture the food and the people – we loved it so much my husband and I decided to get married there!

I love learning new skills, there is always an opportunity to improve your skillset in everything you do.

Put down the phone and try every new experience with your friends and family – be present and experience the moment.

Jessica Ireland

Account Manager

The people! Everyone in the team is so welcoming.

I have worked in the Event industry for the last 12 years in some way or another, I have worked in Hotels, Venues and as the client so I know the industry from all angles.

So many to choose from for so many different reasons but my favourite place to always go back to is Amsterdam, the city has such a variety of things to experience.

I am most passionate about travel and reading. I love experiencing new places and cultures, whether that is in person or through the words of others.

While visiting somewhere new try to set some time aside to just wander around the city or area. You can usually find some great authentic eateries or experiences when you step away from the crowd.

Jimmy Hun

Integration Specialist

The people, professionalism and unified work place atmosphere.

I have previously worked for an IT banking solutions provider as a computer programmer analyst prior to joining Globetrotter.

Straya! Growing up in Melbourne, I have witnessed so much cultural diversity, tasted a plethora of food cuisines, and experienced every season in a single day! Plus there’s still heaps more to explore!

I am inspired by the technological advances we make each year. There’s always a new toy to make our lives easier, and these innovations help keep me thinking outside the box

Always bring a power bank – you don’t want your battery going out at that critical moment 😉

Joanna McGlennon

Joanna McGlennon

Corporate Travel Manager

When I first came into the Globetrotter office, it felt home. I love the feeling of belongingness and the culture of “for the people”

I have been a Corporate Travel Consultant since 2007. I worked with local and global Corporate Travel Companies from the Middle East, The Philippines, Singapore and Australia.

I always love to visit Japan. I have been in Tokyo once and looking forward to visiting again and exploring more about Japanese culture and their amazing cities.

Plants – They make me happy! During the pandemic lockdowns plants and gardens made me busy and sane.

Always bring extra clothes in your hand carry luggage.

Joanne Macalintal

Corporate Travel Manager

When I first came into the Globetrotter office, it felt home. I love the feeling of belongingness and the culture of “for the people”.

I have been a Corporate Travel Consultant since 2007. I worked with local and global Corporate Travel Companies from the Middle East, The Philippines, Singapore and Australia.

I always love to visit Japan. I have been in Tokyo once and looking forward to visiting again and exploring more about Japanese culture and their amazing cities.

Plants – They make me happy! During the pandemic lockdowns plants and gardens made me busy and sane.

Always bring extra clothes in your hand carry luggage.

Jodee Sorrell
Jodee Sorrell

Jodee Sorrell

Head of Lifestyle

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 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!!!

Kate Harcus

Corporate Travel Manager

I love the culture here. It’s a lovely environment to work in and I am surrounded by such knowledgeable and truly awesome people.

15 Years Experience in the Travel Industry, 4 years Retail, 11 Years Corporate

Canada – I love how at home I feel in the big outdoors and Canada is one big playground when it comes to hiking, swimming and climbing mountains. The Poutine is great too!

Fitness and Music.

I love the buzz of teaching group fitness… inspiring people to move and love the body they are in.

I love the thrill of performing in a theatre and entering a make-believe world and just letting go.

Don’t overpack… no one really pays attention to anything you wear ! Its amazing what you can live without when you are having a truly good time.

Kate Norton

Account Coordinator

The people – everyone is a pleasure to work with and the atmosphere is always so positive.

I have a background in retail, where I was responsible for training new staff and ensuring customers were always satisfied.

That would have to be Ballarat – The old-style architecture and history behind it is amazing to see. It’s also close to the bush-land so you can see all of the native wildlife.

I am passionate about learning. There is always something new to learn and I hope I never stop!

Sleeping through long journeys is a great way to both make the traveling seem shorter and catch up on some sleep too!

Kate Piesley

Operations Manager

The feel of working in a family where you all have one goal and you work together. You feel included not matter what your role.

Customer service, travel management

Hong Kong – the food, the shopping, the culture

I am passionate about customer service and am one of the lucky ones to work in an industry that is always on the move

Always pack a change of clothes in your cabin baggage, guaranteed your luggage wont go missing if you do.

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.

Khush Suntoke

Personal Travel Manager

The people at Globetrotter are professional, friendly and caring. They all have a wealth of knowledge and are always willing to help.

I believe that to Travel is to Live and with that maxim I share with you the secret of my success. With 2 decades of cruise & luxury travel experience I achieve the greatest pleasure in creating bespoke experiences for my very special clients. My Love for cruising and my Master Accreditation with Cruise Lines International Association play a particular vital role in the memorable cruises I recommend and the trust and everlasting client relationships I build.

The World, there are too many amazing places to see and experiences to indulge in to put in a few words.

TRAVEL; TRAVEL; TRAVEL… “To move, to breathe, to fly, to float, To gain all while you give, To roam the roads of lands remote, To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson

Travel as much as you can and as Far as you can… Get good walking shoes and ALWAYS GET TRAVEL INSURANCE

Ki Tak

Corporate Travel Manager

I love the company culture that allows and promotes free and easy communication with all different teams which I believe is the vital element in any thriving organisation.

I worked some 20 plus years in a few airlines including SWISS and Lufthansa and six years in other TMCs before joining Globetrotter. Fares & Ticketing was always alongside my career and I also enjoyed Load Control (balancing aircraft) and Customer Relations in airline sector.

I love Singapore where you can taste cultural diversity in a small but clean country, not having to travel long distance to experience different things. Another favourite place is Kaprun Zell am See in Austria, a heaven for summer skiers.

I like the word ‘improvement’. I think I feel more value when something can be improved from what it is rather than it is replaced by a new thing. It may be a piece of furniture, a work process or even the way you think.

Make sure you pack your important items such as documents, laptop, some handy clothes etc in carry-on bags and always expect the unexpected! It will give you peace of mind and let you focus more on travel itself.

Kim Chatto

Client Relations Manager

The Globetrotter team live by and demonstrate our core values every day. The knowledge and expertise that I learn from daily is invaluable. It’s a supportive and nurturing environment with everyone ready to jump in to make things happen but we still have a little fun in the process.

With over 20+ years’ experience in travel, I’ve worked across many different areas in the industry including events, retail, corporate and online travel technology but predominately my experience lies in strategic account management looking after corporate accounts from varying business sectors.

Without a doubt the USA. There’s so much to see and do from the big cities like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and then there’s the naturally beautiful side of the USA like the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Sedona or Yosemite. I’ve been very fortunate to have travelled to the States several times and I always get to see something I’ve never done the previous time before.

I’m passionate about paying it forward and inspired by anyone who genuinely makes a positive difference – big or small. And of course – travel!

Travel light – you can always get what you need at the other end! Plus it’s an excuse to buy new things.

Kylie Henderson

Personal Assistant to CEO

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!

Les Ritchin

Chief Information Officer

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!

Lia Davidson

Administration Assistant

Everyone is very friendly, and the opportunity to work flexible hours.

My academic background is in Business Management. I worked in Administration for a while, and then I dipped my toes in Photography.

I love the forest. It is the place where you hear yourself better.

One area that I’m passionate about is self-development. I always looking to challenge myself and learn new things

Talk to the locals. They usually have the best advice and insider knowledge on what to see, do and eat.

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.

Liz Emes

Corporate Travel Manager

The people! So willing to help, offer advice and walk you through things. They are all so friendly, across every department, it’s a great team culture.

I have about 15 years in the travel industry working for leisure agencies, small corporate companies and Global TMC’s. I spent some time in Sales roles in car rental and Conference Sales in hotels and resorts. My passion is corporate travel.

My favourite place on earth is Italy! The beauty of the beaches, the mountains & lakes, the warmth of the people and all the gorgeous food. Although being on an African Safari runs a close second!

Travel! Exploring new places with my family. I’m inspired by people who reach their goals through hard work and determination.

Always seize an opportunity to try something new when you are travelling. You may not ever be back. Oh, and always pack comfy shoes and lip balm!

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 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.

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!

Michelle Oliver

Account Manager

Working with a progressive, culturally connected company with great values and to top it off I get to do what I am passionate about.

I am experienced in all elements of event management including travel, from small intimate to large corporate groups.

I love to travel but if I had to pick one it would be New York having visited a few times and there is something for everyone.

I am passionate about making the most out of every day by spending time doing what I love professionally and being around my family and friends socially.

Map out your trip and pre book your must do activities and experiences to avoid missing out.

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.

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.!

Rachelle Tolentino

Financial Services Officer

The people, I appreciate how they make me feel welcome from day one.

Finance, sales, and customer service

Baguio (North part of Luzon, Philippines) besides its cold weather during Christmas season, I always feel like I am with my mom when I am there.

Learning, I crave for new information and every journey I made, my family inspires me especially my two children and husband.

Research first the destination and create a travel plan (itinerary) to make sure you can visit all the destinations’ beautiful places.

Rital Morjariya

Accounts Payable

My Manager – I couldn’t hope for a better person to work for.

I studied in India and New Zealand and completed my Master In Business Administration. I have worked a number of administrative roles and now enjoy being part of the team at Globetrotter.

Phuket. It reminds me of India. I love exploring places on scooter. It has a great night market.

I love cooking all sorts of different dishes and eating Indian street food and of course a bit of shopping.

Go to places where locals go.

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 almost 25 years and in the Travel industry for over 10 years. Previously worked in various roles in retail, ISP, corporate and government but have found my preferred calling at Globetrotter.

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.

Sara Grant

Corporate Travel Manager

Globetrotter has a good work culture. It genuinely cares about its employees which is a reflection on the way it treats its clients.

Over 10 years’ experience in the corporate travel industry. Working for a variety of different clients such as mining, government, multi-national corporations to SME.

Anywhere new!

How the travel industry is heavily impacted by the social, environmental, and political elements surrounding a country.

Information is power. Stay connected.

Sigale Leipnik

Corporate Travel Manager

Everyone is genuinely friendly and amazingly happy to help with what ever you need.

I’ve been in Corporate Travel for 24 years with various TMC’s.

Hawaii, I love that all my favourite things are there, shopping and the beach !!

I’m passionate about doing a good job and giving 100%, people that inspire me are folks like James Strong (my old boss) , Bill Gates, Steve Jobs.

Respect the environment/ country you are in, all too often I see tourists behaving badly and its embarrassing.

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.

Tania King

Tania King

Head of People and Culture

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 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.

Tia Morrison

Operations Manager

The people and the culture. It’s like one big extended family!

I have over 18 years’ experience within the Travel Industry – predominantly in the Corporate arena. I am passionate about training others and creating efficiencies with technology in an Industry that is forever evolving.

Spain. I love the People, weather, language, food and architecture. There really isn’t anything I could fault.

I have a love for cooking and do so at any opportunity. I encourage everyone to have mentors in life and am fortunate enough to have had many great ones over the years.

Always use a Travel agent. You never know when you might need their expertise prior, during or after your trip.

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