Hailing from the dear, green place of Glasgow, Scotland where she started her career, Denise has owned and operated travel agencies within the Northern Suburbs of Brisbane for over 25 years. Her travel highlights include living it up at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai, experiencing the sights, sounds and flavours of India, the thrill and exhilaration of an African safari, the 'glitz and glamour' that is Las Vegas and any destination where she can indulge her love of shopping! Yet the Hula of Hawaii keeps calling her back, having now visited the beautiful islands 13 times.
Favourite Destination: Hawaii
Most Recent Trips:
International - Italy for her Daughter's Wedding
Domestic - Melbourne
Top Travel tip: Don't forget your mobile phone and camera chargers!
With a passion for travelling and meeting new people, Debbie has visited all seven continents of the world and has been travelling since she was a child. She has embarked on many overseas and Australian adventures, visiting several of the world's top spots, natural wonders and some of the more out of the way places on this planet. Debbie enjoys all forms of travel, however she has an enthusiastic love for cruising, be it either on a small boutique ship or a large ocean liner, as a solo traveller or with family and friends.
She has logged over 350 days at sea on 28 different cruise ships (both ocean and river ships) and has cruised through 70 different countries.
She is looking forward to experiencing a bit more of Australia this year and can't wait for cruising to resume!
Accreditation: Debbie has been an Accredited Cruise Master with CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) since January 2015.
Favourite Destinations: Antarctica (Big Bucket List Experience) & The Caribbean Islands
Most Recent Trips:
International – MSC Cruise in the Caribbean Islands
Domestic - Airlie Beach & Reef World Reefsleep
Top Travel Tip: Don’t feel insecure about travelling on your own – there are many other solo travellers out there, and you will make life long friendships! Just do it!
Denis is celebrating his 26th anniversary working at The Gap and has travelled extensively during that time. Highlights have included game drives in South Africa, cruising the Mediterranean and Baltic Seas, European river cruising, a helicopter flight over the spectacular Iguassu Falls in Brazil and cruises in the South Pacific. During recent times, he has returned his focus to arranging domestic travel across all our states. When international borders reopen, he will again specialise in arranging trips for individuals and groups to Europe, USA/Canada and New Zealand. Denis enjoys tailor-making holidays to ensure clients receive the best holiday.
Favourite Destination: New York City
Most Recent Trip: The Whitsundays with stays on Daydream and Hayman Islands
Top Travel Tip: Always take some local currency in small denominations for the countries you are visiting.
My career path and love for more than 40 years has been the travel industry. I have gained both personal experience and a great deal of knowledge and expertise over this time and this allows me to utilise these skills to plan fabulous itineraries for my clients as well as share my travel passion. Any destination you wish to travel to, I am only too happy to work with you get you there and fulfil your dreams.
Accreditation & Recent Achievement: CLIA Cruise Specialist, Insight Vacations Top Achiever, Silver, Gold and Platinum Sales Awards, Aussie Travel Specialist.
Favourite Destination: Japan
My favourite time to travel to Japan is mid to late September to experience the Autumnal colours. Cherry Blossom is beautiful too, however this time of year feeds my soul. There are so many fascinating sights to see that it is impossible to highlight just one.
Most Recent Trips:
Sri Lanka - Bunnik Small Group touring - a magnificent way to see the 'Pearl of the Orient' and definitely a destination I want to revisit.
Borneo with TripADeal - what a fabulous way to experience the flora and fauna of the area.
Ecuador – Cruising the Amazon and doing the iconic rail journey on the Tren Crucero from Quito the Guayaquil through the Valley of the Volcanos - absolutely amazing!!!
Top Travel Tip: Before packing, place everything you think you need to take with you on the bed and then put half of it away – you have to leave room for your shopping!
Clodagh has had over 25 fantastic years in the travel industry and feels very fortunate to have experienced some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations in the world. A few include walking with lions in Zimbabwe, scuba diving off the coast of Oman, cycling along the Nile, travelling on the Rocky Mountaineer in Canada and enjoying the thrill of a chilly dog sled ride in Norway.
Favourite Destination: Djemaa el Fna Sqaure in Marrakesh, Morocco at sunset
Most Recent Trip: South Australia, experiencing the many wineries and gourmet options the state has to offer
Top Travel Tip: Leave a copy of your itinerary with family and friends, make sure it contains phone numbers of the hotels where you will be staying.
Danielle has worked in the travel industry for over 18 years and loves every aspect of her role. Danielle has a real passion for travel and specialises in group travel. She feels it's very important to offer great value with amazing service, which she truly believes Discover Travel & Cruise is all about.
Danielle has travelled extensively around the world including Africa, Tahiti, China, UK/Europe, the USA, India and Canada to name a few. Danielle looks forward to discovering somewhere different each year but always making time for her trips back to Hawaii and India.
Favourite Destination: India & Botswana
Most Recent Trip: India
Top Travel Tip: Always check the DFAT website for the latest travel updates and register your travel plans - but most importantly, don't forget to arrange for a quick check up with a travel doctor (or your GP) for the best travel advice regarding vaccinations.
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