Brighton Travelworld - Amazing Aus. Travel Experiences and Q & A with Julie.
Amazing Aus. Travel Experiences

and Q & A with Julie
Dear Valued Customers,
Firstly, thank you for telling us that you are enjoying our weekly updates. We do try to personalize our Newsletters to keep your interest alive.

As we continue to face one of the biggest challenges our Industry has ever experienced, our day-to-day agency life goes on. One we've become accustomed to over the past 2 1/2 months. We've been kept busy amending reservations and seeking credit and refunds where possible, and offering advice and care. All these things we do well.

Thank you to those who have called by to say "hello", pick up some brochures and enquire about holidays, since we reopened the door a few weeks ago. We appreciate your kindness, your concern and your generosity.

We care about all of the people and places that have been badly affected by Covid-19 and the associated lock-downs. Likewise, we also care about our fellow traders in Church Street. Most have now reopened, so please “Shop Local”, and hopefully they will all recover quickly, even though it will be sooner than the travel industry.

BUT wait - there is good news. This week has been our busiest in 10 weeks with lots of interest, quoting and making bookings of holidays in Australia and Fiji. And my first new Cruise booking for a while – on the luxury Silversea SILVER MUSE. 21 days from Sydney to Fremantle via New Zealand in October this year! The deal was too good to ignore – free Business Class flights, 10% discount, and $1,200.00 on board spending. I'm tempted too !

So I thought it timely that if you're thinking of a holiday close to home, have a look at the list below. It shows what each state has to offer just in case you've overlooked some of these iconic destinations and resorts, etc. 

And I've done my Q & A as well. 

Julie Avery
Amazing Australian Destinations
Victoria & South Australia
  • Adelaide & Kangaroo Island Discovery - 5 day short break
  • Wildlife, Culture & Seafood / Eyre Peninsula
  • Great Ocean Road Self-Drive
  • Mt Buller ski packages
  • McLaren Vale Wine & Bike day trip
  • The Ghan
  • King Valley & Victoria's High Country
Western Australia
  • Rottnest Island
  • Margaret River & Cape Lodge
  • Indian Pacific
  • Cape to Cape 3 day house-boat & walk
  • Saffire Freycinet
  • Bay Of Fires walk
  • Tasmania Self Drive
  • Maria Island walk
Up Top & Out Back
  • Kimberley (coastal cruising)
  • East Arnhem Land & Torres Strait
  • Sal Sails, Ningaloo Reef
  • Red Centre Highlights Plus
  • Broome
  • Kakadu's Ancient Secrets

East Coast
  • Orpheus Island Lodge
  • Bedarra Island Resort
  • Hamilton Island
  • Barrier Reef Expedition
  • Lord Howe Island
  • Gold Coast Getaway with the kids
  • NSW Regional Adventures
  • Great Southern Rail
  • Indigenous & Wild Queensland
  • One&Only - Wogan Valley
Q & A - Julie Avery
1. Your Name and when did you start at BTW?
Julie Avery - A while ago.
2. How did you get started in the travel industry?
I started as a BOOKKEEPER for a Wholesale travel company and then moved to Brighton Travelworld as their Bookkeeper/ Admin Assistant PA for 5 years before transitioning to Consulting. 
3. What excites you about working in the Travel Industry?
The small things! Choosing the best seat on the aircraft for my clients, recommending the many amazing hotels from 3-6*, that I have stayed at around the world. Adding destination knowledge such as private drivers, restaurants and little tips and ideas that they will not get from the internet. 
4. What three things do you never travel without?
Travel insurance, a backup credit card, minimal luggage but always layers to cover all weather variances.
5. Favourite TV show you are watching now?
I only watch News, Politics and Current Affairs, so I would say Sky News covers all of that. My favourite Broadcaster is Paul Murray. Live each night on Sky. 
6. Tell us about your best holiday experience.
Without hesitation, Lord Howe Island for its remoteness, enforced relaxation, no cars, no shops, lovely people and nice restaurants. Poor phone coverage, just gorgeous water, birds and fish, and nothing much to do.
7. What is one positive that has come about in the current travel industry environment?
I have actually enjoyed having an empty diary, no trade catch-ups and functions, as my diary was usually crazy! I have, however, missed our lovely clients calling, and a shop full of customers.
8. If you could go on your dream holiday right now, where would you go and why ?
I would re-instate the holiday that we were meant to be going on next month - New York for a week  (I even had the restaurants booked); Monte Carlo; then Regent Seven Seas new ship Splendour cruising the Med; then Rome and Bellagio.
9 What did you learn from your worst travel experience?
This is really weird but I do not recall one. I don’t go away with high expectations; I treat all holidays as new experiences and never leave anywhere disappointed. All countries have various endearing memories for different reasons.
10. Tell us a couple of things that we would not know about you.
I was working in my parents' shops at the age of 12, Milk Bars, Sub News, Newsagencies, balancing the daily cash books from the age of 13. Doing the Gordon and Gotch returns of unsold papers and magazines, and selling the Sporting Globe at the McKinnon Hotel every Saturday Night.
From 16 years onwards, I was making milk shakes & malted milks at Hilliers at Chadstone during school holidays and weekends.  
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