I've had almost 20 years’ experience in the travel industry, always specialising in holidays to Australia and New Zealand with worldwide stopovers.
I'm a born and bred Londoner with lots of my family now living in New Zealand, hence the numerous visits! My last being for a 3-month career break. I fell in love with Australia the first time I visited in 1995 and have visited almost every year since.
Apart from travelling, I love music and going to live gigs. I enjoy the cinema and fancy restaurants, all of which keep me poor but happy!
Brighton Polytechnic...now Brighton University (that shows my age!)
I first met Haydn (MD of Travel Nation) almost 20 years ago when I started as a trainee travel consultant at Bridge The World. I stayed there for 9 years, going on to help launch the luxury Australia & New Zealand specialist, Bridge & Wickers in 2005. It's here that I learned to appreciate the joy of business class flights and luxury hotels! After 8 years, Bridge & Wickers became part of The Ultimate Travel Company and I stayed on whilst the transition was completed. When I found out that Travel Nation was looking to launch tailor-made holidays to Australia & New Zealand, I jumped at the opportunity of joining this specialist team.
Wed, 30/01/2019 - 16:26
Would definitely recommend them
Such an easy experience booking through Travel Nation, Annette was lovely and crafted us the perfect itenary at a great price (also very patient with all my changes). I will definitely use them again!
Tue, 11/12/2018 - 15:53
Travel made easy
I have now made 3 trips from U.K. to Australia/NZ, all booked through Travel Nation. Each trip has been tailored exactly to my needs, and, each gone faultlessly - right down to ferry crossings and various "experiences".
Annette has visited:
At home, probably planning my next holiday.
The Maldives - I didn't believe anywhere could top Tahiti for turquoise water and luxury overwater accommodation... I was wrong
iPad, phone, camera, credit card...and chargers!
No rucksack for me, I am strictly a suitcase gal... but I wouldn't unpack for just one night!
Melbourne - great city, amazing food and wine, and close to the beach.
Day one in Sydney for the first time, walking through the Botanic Gardens and getting my first view of the Sydney Opera House on a clear blue, sunny day.
Sydney, Waiheke Island (Auckland) and the Whitsunday Islands.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. Absolute luxury, the biggest wow factor, and an incredible place to visit – Kangaroo Island is called Australia’s Galapagos for a good reason.
Doubtless Bay, Northland, NZ - usually deserted and absolutely stunning. It's also where my sister got married, so it holds a lot of happy memories for me.
The Kimberley region of Western Australia. Despite sending lots of clients there on amazing trips and adventures cruises, it’s pretty much the last piece of Australia I’ve not seen, and it looks incredible.
My own bed.