South Pacific

Our Team

Kathy Granger - Owner/Manager, Burnie and Smithton Travelcentres 

Places visited: Antarctia, Thailand, Fiji, Indonesia, UK, France, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Montenegro, Hong Kong, Cambodia, NZ, USA, Canada, Netherlands and Dubai.

Favourite travel destination: Africa.

Why?: The people and of course the wildlife.

Travel tips: On a cruise, wear your tightest clothes first as your outfits will progressively become tighter as you indulge in the many options available. As a general rule, let us do the worrying, you just enjoy your holiday.

When I go on holiday, the first thing I pack is: Passport, tickets, itinerary and travel insurance. 

The best thing about my job is: Making peoples dreams come true. "Your holiday begins the moment you walk into the store” is my motto. I am a veteran traveller and am passionate about customer service and making your experience as enjoyable as possible.

Most memorable travel experience: There have been so many, but I will always remember my first game safari in Africa, and sitting in an irish pub listening to the local music jam session. 

My dream holiday: Anywhere! There are always new places to go, new things to see and new people to meet. 

Burnie Travelcentre

Carrie Williams - Travel Consultant

Carrie is a Senior Travel Consultant who has 13 years experience in finding the best solutions for your travelling needs. Carrie loves the complex bookings and putting together tours that are the best fit and value for her clients.  

She is an avid traveller herself and loves to share her experiences with you.  She loves London and the United Kingdom and anywhere that she hasn’t been before. 

Catherine Segger - Travel Consultant


Places visited: Italy, France, Spain, Slovakia, Portugal, Germany, Morocco, UK, Finland, Sweden, South Korea, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Argentina, Chile and Switzerland.    

Favourite travel destination: Greece.

Why?:Love the beaches, the food, how friendly the people are and the good vibes there.

Travel Tips: Always have travel insurance. Buy a sim card at your destination airport, as it's always handy to have a working mobile.

When I go on holiday, the first thing I pack is: Medicine, to avoid any awkward situations in a foreign country. 

The best thing about my job is: Helping people plan their dream holiday.

Most memorable travel experience: 10 days in Santorini with my partner. It was a beautiful, relaxing, romantic holiday.

My dream holiday: A romantic getaway to a beach destination (Hawaii, Greece, Maldives, etc).
 

Garyth Middap - Administration Officer

Places visited: Internationally I've only been to Bali and Oahu, Maui. Domestically, nearly everywhere except Northern Territory! My kids basketball all over Australia which has been awesome for travel.  Motor-homed throughout the East coast and South of Hobart with my husband, and came back still married.

Favourite travel destination: No brainer, Hawaii

Why?: Sun, surf, shopping, beautiful mountains and scenery everywhere you look, and I guess visiting our daughter! Plus, I love that everyone is on ‘Hawaiian time’ – it's so relaxing

Travel tips: Go away with an open mind and be ready to expect anything. Take it all in your stride and experience it. 

When I go on holiday, the first thing I pack is: My toothbrush

The best thing about my job is: Hearing the girls talk of different destinations

Most memorable travel experience: All of my travels have been memorable as I have had different experiences on them. 

My dream holiday: Travelling everywhere and anywhere. Experiencing and appreciating different cultures and lifestyles. One day when my husband and I are both retired I would love to travel all around Europe.

Smithton Travelcentre 

Fiona Blizzard - Branch Manager

Places visited: Canada, USA, Finland, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Norfolk Island, and most of Australia. 

Favourite travel destination: Switzerland and Austria 

Why?: The scenery is absolutely beautiful. 

Travel tips: Be prepared for the unexpected.

When I go on holiday, the first thing I pack is: My passport.

The best thing about my job is: Getting excited with our clients whilst planning their dream holiday.

Most memorable travel experience: Holidays are what you make them. Engage with the people around you and lose yourself in the moment and you will have a wonderful time. 

My dream holiday: Everywhere new is a dream, so long as I am with the ones I love, it will be a great time.

Sarah Walsh - Travel Consultant


Places visited: Bali, southern USA (Georgia, Nashville and Florida) and most of the east coast of Australia.

Favourite travel destination: Loved Bali! Will take my family back there soon. 

Why?: I went on a work famil, so it was great to relax and be chauffeured around. Balinese people are so eager to help and very welcoming. 

Travel tips: Take travel insurance out as soon as you book your holiday. 

When I go on holiday, the first thing I pack is: Bathers, I love swimming so try to get a swim in whenever I’m away. 

The best thing about my job is: Seeing the excitement on clients faces when I tell them I can organise their whole holiday. It's stress free and if anything goes wrong I can fix it.
 
Most memorable travel experience: Flying to the USA to see our daughter. She was working in Georgia for two years as a nanny, and it was so great to finally hug her and be tourists as she showed us around Atlanta and other places.
 
My dream holiday: Cruising the South Pacific. Beautiful blue waters, sunny weather, lots of swimming, what more could you want?

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