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Meet RAA's Travel Consultants

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

 

Doz_DanielleDanielle Doz 
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
August 2013

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2007

What countries have you travelled to: 
USA, Germany, Italy, Croatia, United Kingdom, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Australia, Austria, Canada, Cruising, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Abu Dhabi and Cook Islands

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

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

Contact Danielle

 

Natasha LeventerisLeventeris_Natasha_web
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
September 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2014

What countries have you travelled to: 
Thailand, Fiji, Australia, Greece, New Zealand, Vanuatu, Myanmar, New Caledonia and Hawaii

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

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

Contact Natasha

 

Miller_Ben_webBen Miller 
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
June 2018

What year did you start working in
the Travel Industry: 
2013

What countries have you travelled to: USA, England, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, Jamaica, Barbados, Antigua, St Lucia, Mexico, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Fiji, New Zealand

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

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

Contact Ben

 
Scroop_SandraSandra Scroop
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
June 1980

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
1985

What countries have you travelled to: 
New Zealand, UK, Ireland, West Coast USA, West Coast Canada – the Rockies, Vietnam, Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur), Maldives, Bali, Australia

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

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

Contact Sandra

 

Amy TelfordTelford_Amy
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
July 2011

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

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

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

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

Contact Amy

 

Bouveng_NicoleNikki Bouveng
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
Dec 2016

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

What countries have you travelled to: 
North America, Mexico, UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Bali, Vietnam, Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore

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

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

Contact Nikki

 

Kimberley Davis Davis_Kimberly_web
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
October 2017.

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2001.

What countries have you travelled to: 
Australia (extensively) New Zealand, Vietnam, China, Canada, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Norfolk Island, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Australia, Ocean and River Cruising, New Zealand, China, Vietnam.

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Always carry a copy or 2 of your passport!

Contact Kimberley

 

Eldridge_TroyTroy Eldridge
Adelaide Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
2004

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2017

What countries have you travelled to: 
Austria, Bosnia& Herzegovina, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Morocco, Netherlands, New Caledonia, Norway, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Thailand, UK, Vatican City.

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

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

Contact Troy


Amber Plail Plail_Amber
Colonnades Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
April 2017.

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

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

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

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

Contact Amber

 

Jake Heye Heye_Jake_web
Colonnades Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
August 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2014.

What countries have you travelled to: 
Australia, New Caledonia, Fiji, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Italy, Greece, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania.

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Europe, South East Asia, Escorted touring

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Make it a point to talk to the locals, eat the local food and take in your surroundings – These are the memories you will always look back on.

Contact Jake


Teresa Roj Roj_Teresa (2)
Elizabeth Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
August 1973

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
August 1973 (Travel accounts and receptionist)
Started selling travel about 1976 

What countries have you travelled to: 
Mauritius, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Morocco. UK (London only), France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Australia, Switzerland, Holland, Hungary, Poland, Turkey, Greece, Russia (Moscow, St Petersburg only). India, Nepal, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bali. West Coast USA, Canada, Hawaii, Fiji, Vanuatu and New Zealand.
Australia (Perth, Alice Springs, Tasmania, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Gold Coast, Whitsundays)
Cruises (Pacific and Greek Islands)

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

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Whatever your budget, add 10% more to allow for unplanned incidentals and currency fluctuations.

Contact Teresa


Rena Lombardi Lombardi_Rena

Elizabeth Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
June 2014

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
1975

What countries have you travelled to: 
Canada, Italy, France, USA, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand and Fiji

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
Canada, Malaysia and Italy

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 

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

Contact Rena

 

Holly Pfeiffer Pfeiffer_Holly- (Currently on Maternity leave)
Marion Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
August 2014

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

What countries have you travelled to: 
Bali, Singapore, Thailand, England, Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Austria, Italy, West Coast USA, Bahamas, South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Netherlands, Scotland and UAE.

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

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

Contact Holly


Sarah FewsterFewster_Sarah_web

Marion Shop

When did you start with RAA:
Oct 2015

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

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

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

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

Contact Sarah


Temple_Megan_webMegan Temple
Marion Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
June 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
January 2016

What countries have you travelled to: England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, USA, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Hong Kong and New Zealand

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
UK, Cruising and South East Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Research local phrases before departure, locals will appreciate it!

Contact Megan


John Wallace Wallace_John_web
Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA:
March 1990

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry:
August 1975

What countries have you travelled to: Argentina, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Cambodia, Canada, Cayman islands, China, Czech republic,  Denmark, Egypt, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, japan, Kenya, Liechtenstein, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Slovakia, Switzerland, Thailand, turkey, USA, UK, Vietnam.

What are the top three areas you specialise in:
Europe/UK, North America, Asia

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Take ½ your luggage. Take double your cash

Contact John

 

Sarah O'BrienOBrien_Sarah_web
Mile End Shop (Team Leader)

When did you start with RAA: 
June 2017

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2014

What countries have you travelled to: 
Australia, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Hungary, Slovenia, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore, Dubai, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, Qatar, Philippines

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

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

Contact Sarah


Cathy ShermanSherman_Catherine

Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA:
December 2016

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

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

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

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

Contact Cathy 

 

Burzacott_HeatherHeather Burzacott 
Mile End Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
2018

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

What countries have you travelled to: 

Bali, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, India, Egypt, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Greece, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Dubai, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Fiji, Vanuatu. 

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

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

Contact Heather

 

Norton_Andrew_webAndrew Norton
Modbury Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
April 2018

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
January 2003

What countries have you travelled to: 

Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, USA, Cuba, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Brazil, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Netherlands, South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, Mauritius, New Zealand, Nepal, Bolivia, Liechtenstein, The Vatican, Czech Republic, Belgium,Indonesia, New Caledonia, Fiji.

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

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

Contact Andrew


Davidson_LaurenLauren Davidson
Modbury Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
June 2016

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
February 2013

What countries have you travelled to: 
Indonesia, New Zealand, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Italy and South Africa. 

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
New Zealand, Thailand and Europe!

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
We are very lucky to be able to travel the world so make sure you take the time to stop and absorb your surroundings! Take plenty of photos because they make the best souvenirs.

Contact Lauren

 

Noel Watson Watson_Noel
West Lakes Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
May 2011

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
2001

What countries have you travelled to: 
New Zealand, Vanuatu, Noumea, Santo, Bali, Thailand, Greece, Israel, Egypt, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hungry, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, South Africa, West coast of America, Australia, Norway, France, England, Wales, Dubai, Canada

What are the top three areas you specialise in: 
River cruising, Ocean cruising, Africa

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 
Never leave home without travel insurance.

Contact Noel

 

Lauren YorkYork_Lauren
West Lakes Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
February 2014

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

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

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

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

Contact Lauren

 

Narissa SwakerSwaker_Narissa
Mt Gambier Shop 

When did you start with RAA: 
December 1995

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry: 
1995 Domestic Travel & 2013 International Travel

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

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

What is your #1 Travel Tip: 

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

Contact Narissa

 

Sally BarnesBarnes_Sally

Mount Barker Shop

When did you start with RAA: 
July 2001

What year did you start working in the Travel Industry:
2001

What countries have you travelled to:
New Zealand, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, United Kingdom, Ireland, San Francisco, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Langkawi

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

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

Contact Sally


Michelle TwiggerTwigger_Michelle

Victor Harbor Shop 

When did you start with RAA: 
September 2016

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

What countries have you travelled to: 
Hawaii, France, Fiji, Vanuatu, Italy, New Caledonia, Malaysia, Germany, Vietnam, Swaziland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Czech Republic, England, Macau, Thailand, China, Bali, Singapore, Borneo, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, USA (West Coast), Mexico, Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Poland, Slovakia and all of Australia, South Pacific Cruising, London, Mexico cruising and Mediterranean cruising.

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

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

Contact Michelle

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