Our Team

The Australian Holiday Centre has a fantastic team of dedicated experienced consultants to assist you with your holiday. Our staff have a wealth of experience and knowledge and love what they do.

The Australian Holiday Centre Sydney team on The Esplanade in Townsville in July 2016

The Australian Holiday Centre Sydney team on The Esplanade in Townsville in July 2016

AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY CENTRE, SYDNEY

ashlee, Travel specialist

I studied at the Australian Business Academy were I was awarded Travel & Tourism Student of the Year in 2005 and I was offered my job at the Australian Holiday Centre on my third day of work experience. I worked on developing my knowledge of Domestic Travel & selling Australia for 18 months. I moved to another agency selling Corporate & International Travel for 2 years before being encouraged to return to the Australian Holiday Centre. I made the decision to come back and I’ve now been back selling Australia and loving it! I live on the Central Coast & travel 4 hours a day to and from work, but do it because domestic travel is my passion, and I love selling the country to fellow Australian & International visitors. 
AWARDS:
2016 Helloworld Associate Platinum Sales Award.
2015 Helloworld Associate Platinum Sales Award.
2014 Helloworld Associate Customer Service Hero Award & AFTA Retail Travel Consultant of the Year Nominee.
2012 Jetset Travelworld National Affiliate Award for Outstanding Consultant, Jetset Travelworld NSW Affiliate Award for Outstanding Consultant & Finalist at the Australian Travel Awards for Best Travel Consultant - Domestic
2011 Best Travel Consultant - Domestic at the Australian Travel Awards Highly Commended & Best Travel Consultant - Rail
2010 Best Travel Consultant - Domestic at the Australian Travel Awards Highly Commended
2009 Best Travel Consultant - Domestic at the Australian Travel Awards & AAT Kings Top 40 Achiever 

MICHAEL, Travel Specialist

 I have been working in the Travel Industry for over 20 years. I spent 13 years working for Northern Territory Tourism and I have been with the Australian Holiday Centre since August 2009. I have expanded my knowledge of Australia extensively. The other years of my career in travel were spent with Qantas Business Travel in their corporate area. I have travelled to many parts of Australia in my life and have seen many areas and have had many true Australian experiences that many other Australians are yet to experience for themselves.  I have visited Fiji on 3 occasions, Malaysia on 4 occasions, Thailand twice and Singapore once. After spending most of my life in Sydney, I have also lived on the Gold Coast/Tweed Coast, Cairns and Alice Springs. I enjoy offering the best service possible to my clients to ensure that they have a trouble free holiday.
AWARDS:
2016 Helloworld Associate Platinum Sales Award
2015 Helloworld Associate Gold Sales Award

Wendy, Travel Specialist

I have always loved to travel and I followed this passion and became a qualified travel agent in 1999 after studying at AFTA Travel College, Sydney. On completion of the course I have worked in several travel agencies including Traveland, Helloworld and Australian Tourism and Promotions which became Australian Holiday Centre, a few years later. During my career I have been fortunate to see most of Australia. Western Australia is my favourite destination and in particular, the Kimberley region. I have also travelled internationally across the Pacific, North America and in Europe. I have recently returned from a cruise to Moreton Island on Carnival Spirit and loved it. Some of my career highlights include being awarded AAT Kings Top 40 - 5 times, Tasmania’s top 20, Sunlover Stars Queensland awards, and being nominated for Best Rail Consultant. I enjoy the assisting my clients to visit places within our own backyard and constantly strive to deliver high quality customer service.

Lois, Travel Centre Manager (NSW/VIC/QLD)

After completing a TAFE course in Travel and Tourism in 1991, I joined a travel agency in Auckland City as a domestic travel consultant and havent looked back. I love travelling and in particular I developed a passion for travel to our closest neighbour, Australia. In 1997 I became the Travel Centre Manager of the South Australian Travel Centre in Auckland and two years later moved to South Australia to manage all the South Australian Travel Centres in Australia and New Zealand. In 2000 I moved to Sydney to continue selling Australia and a husband, 2 kids and 10 years later I am still as passionate about this beautiful country as ever. My favourite Australian travel experience was cruising up the Murray River on a houseboat with a group of 10 friends. 
AWARDS:
2014 Travel Agency Manager of the Year Nominee at the AFTA Travel Awards
2011 Travel Agency Manager of the Year at the Australian Travel Awards
2009 Travel Agency Manager of the Year at the Australian Travel Awards

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AUSTRALIAN HOLIDAY CENTRE, ADELAIDE

Cathy, Travel Specialist

I migrated to Australia with my husband and son in 2004 as a skilled migrant, having been in the education system in China for over 9 years. I wanted to experience a new career in Australia and chose the travel industry. My new career started with doing work experience at the Sealink Travel Group and was lucky when an opportunity arose at City Centre Travel (now Australian Holiday Centre). I had my second son in 2008. My passion for travel has led me to achieve career goals and personal fulfillment. I enjoy meeting new people from different backgrounds with different interests. Helping my customers achieve a positive holiday experience makes me feel proud. Some of my customers are now friends and have booked numerous holidays with me. 
AWARDS:
2016 Helloworld Associate Gold Sales Award
2015 Helloworld Associate Gold Sales Award
2007 Jetset Travelworld Top Achiever Nominee
2006 Jetset Travelworld Top Achiever Nominee


Cheryl, Travel Specialist



Kathryn, Travel Specialist

In 2007, I studied a Certificate 3 & 4 in Tourism (Operations) at TAFE SA and after completing my course in January 2008, I was fortunate to be offered an Office Junior position in a Travel Agency. Since joining the industry I have gained the skills and knowledge required to confidently sell domestic and international travel. I have a real passion for cruising, and have travelled on P&O and Princess Cruise lines so far.  I have also had the opportunity to travel overseas as a tour leader to both Malaysia and Norfolk Island. I live to travel and I love to see my customers happy with their own holidays and I am very happy to be a part of the team at the Australian Holiday Centre.
AWARDS:
2016 Helloworld Associate Gold Sales Award

Sonya, Travel Centre Manager (SA/WA)

I studied Travel & Tourism at AFTA Travel College and on completion I won a shcolarship with the South Australian Travel Centre in Auckland and moved to New Zealand for 1 year. The company I worked for had offices throughout Australia and at the end of my tenure, they offered me a position in Brisbane running The South Australian Travel Centre there, which I did for 7 years. I then left the travel industry for a short time, until I realised creating peoples dreams was really what i was made to do. So in 2005, I moved back to my home town of Adelaide and joined City Centre Travel.
AWARDS:
2008  AAT Kings Top 40 Achiever