Edith SvehlaSenior Travel Consultant
I started working in Travel around 23 years ago selling retail travel before quickly transferring to the South American Department for Adventure Associates. South America became a passion I still have today, and I learnt so much while working there. I went on to specialise in selling Cruising while working at another wholesaler and also had a short stint at working at the airport before coming to work at TIC. I love my job here at TIC, as I can bring together my Cruise and South American Knowledge as well as my passion for finding the right holiday for our lovely clients.
Sue RobertsonSenior Travel Consultant
Started as a secretary but my love and passion for travel triggered the career switch 29 years ago. I have worked in Korean Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Ansett, Air New Zealand, Creative Holidays, and Altitude Travel. I have been to United States of America, Canada, Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, United Kingdom, India, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Fiji and Middle East etc. I am always happy to help with all queries.
Stephen WestSenior Travel Consultant – QLD
I commenced working within the travel industry in 1980, in the reservations department of Qantas. In 1984 I took to the skies as a Flight Attendant and I was able in my downtime to continue working in the travel industry eventually owning two travel agencies in the Sydney suburbs, then launching one of the very first last-minute cruise websites. Leaving the airlines in 1998, I moved to Queensland and taught Travel and Tourism to International Students and became involved in managing a number of high-rise hotels and resorts from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine, negotiating with wholesalers and OTA’s gave me insight to this aspect of the Industry. My cruise tally exceeds 50 and hours in the sky (and airports) many thousands! I enjoying researching in travel what is value for money and what is on the must-do list when visiting a new destination. I look forward to being of service.
Amanda ClarkProduct & Website Manager
I began my love for all things travel in my 20's exploring the countries of Europe travelling for 2 years and loving every single minute. Returning home I decided the best way to continue dreaming about travel and planning trips was to plan them for others. I worked for Flight Centre for 10 years starting as a new agent I ended up managing a shop in Auckland city. I moved from the shop front to the very rewarding role of preparing, training, and nurturing new consultants to the company. I have had the opportunity to enjoy visiting Europe, Japan, Indonesia, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Zealand & many parts of Australia. On returning to Australia I joined the team at TIC in 2012 and today still enjoy working with Sue in sourcing new product and maintaining and developing the website.
Craig OwensMarketing Consultant
I have been in the travel industry for 36 years. Starting at the age of 17 as the office boy at P&O Cruises. I have worked primarily in the cruise industry with roles from reservations to operations and sales. The majority of my cruise experience is in luxury. Apart from the cruise industry I have also worked for both Qantas and East West Airlines along with international land touring at Bunnik Tours. I was a supplier and now assist with ongoing sales and marketing strategy.
Alton FrancisMarketing Manager & Director
I am the Marketing Manager, a Director of TIC and have been involved for 10 years. I also have a strong hospitality background & hence high customer service levels. I produce the weekly Newsletter and am involved in membership and various other administration activities. The success of Travel Industry Club is exciting and I love being part of the team.
I began my travel career in Qantas as a flight hostess, followed by a special promotions position, then on to sales and marketing. I then ventured out into my own GSA company representing airlines, hotels and destinations. Travel is my passion and through my experience & contacts I saw opportunities to bring travel discounts to my colleagues and so founded Interline Reservation Service, then seven years ago, a name change to Travel Industry Club. I am proud of TIC’s achievements and enjoy the fun of working with exciting industry company partners whilst fulfilling our members dreams at affordable prices. I am very grateful to our loyal membership and also very grateful to have such a dedicated, loyal and professional team.
Edith has worked in the travel industry for over 16 years in both retail and wholesale agencies selling Europe, South Pacific, Bali, Hawaii and America. Her expertise extends to 5 years specialising in selling tours in South America and over 3 years specialising in selling cruising.
Edith has travelled to Europe, Bali, South Pacific and America and cruised with some of our cruise partners. Edith is ready to assist in all circumstances, her experience and bubbly personality demonstrates what an asset she is to our members and Travel Industry Club.
Edith can be contacted:
Ph: (02) 9700 8711