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Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Albert Park Travel
Sue McNiece – Owner/Manager

Years in the travel industry: 30

Travel industry experience: I started in the industry when I was 19 years old and have worked in all types of travel – corporate, retail, groups, and hotels.

Favourite destinations: Canada, Alaska, Cook Islands, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey, Africa, Japan.

Favourite hotels and resorts: Fairmont Vancouver, Shangri-la Hong Kong, Moana Surfrider Honolulu, Rasa Sayang Penang, Pacific Resort Aitutaki (Cook Islands) Favourite shopping: Malaysia, anywhere in the USA.

Best travel experiences: Walking on the Great Wall of China, the absolute stunning wilderness of the Denali National Park, the drive from Whitehorse in Canada to Skagway in Alaska, and the absolute fun of Disneyland.

Specialty / area of expertise: Europe, South America, Alaska, Canada, Vietnam, Cook Islands Contact: sue@albertparktravel.com.au

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Deborah Shannon – Owner/Consultant

Years in the travel industry: 31

Travel industry experience: 7 years airline experience, 7 years at American Express corporate travel, nearly 20 years at Albert Park Travel!!

Fave destinations: Thailand, Greek Islands, Italy, Egypt, Maldives, Bali.

Fave hotels and resorts: Any Four Seasons hotel, Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii and Soneva Fushi, Maldives.

Best travel experiences: A Nile river cruise in Egypt, from Aswan to Luxor, what an amazing experience, ending off with a visit to Abu Simbel, one of the most interesting sights I have seen. Also, spending a week at the most gorgeous little boutique hotel on the island of Crete – exploring the island and amazing little streets in the old town, and best of all, wandering down to the picturesque harbour every night for my favourite Greek food for dinner.

Areas of expertise: Family travel, cruising, Fiji, Bali, Thailand, USA, Hawaii.

Contact: deb@albertparktravel.com.au

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Jenn Byrne – Senior Consultant

Travel industry experience: Jetset Travel College, followed by 10 years on-the-job experience at Albert Park Travel.

Favourite destinations: Hawaii, South Africa, Fiji, Cancun, Aspen, Vail Favourite hotels and resorts: Moana Surfrider Honolulu, Impodimo Lodge South Africa, St Regis Aspen, Park Hyatt Beaver Creek, Club Med Cancun, St Regis Khao Lak, Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii, Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji, and Kahala Resort Honolulu – resort has their own dolphins!!

Favourite shopping: NYC Woodbury Common, Ala Moana Honolulu.

Best travel experiences: Bungee jumping in Queenstown, coming face to face with an elephant in South Africa, European Contiki tour (when younger!!), swimming with dolphins in Hawaii and swimming in underwater caves on the Yucatan peninsula.

Areas of expertise: Fiji, USA, cruising.

Contact: jenn@albertparktravel.com.au

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Natalie Sutton – Consultant

Travel industry experience: Bachelor Degree in Business (Tourism & Management) at Swinburne, Jetset Travel College (International & Retail travel) followed by 7 years on the job experience at Albert Park Travel.

Favourite destinations: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Italy, Thailand, Spain and Croatia.

Favourite hotels and resorts: La Verandah, Phu Quoc, Vietnam, Westin Mammoth Lakes, Cable Beach Club Broome.

Best travel experiences: Walking the coastline between the five towns of Cinque Terre in Italy - some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. Climbing Stromboli, an active volcano, in Aeolian Islands Italy, and also seeing where my grandpa was born near the top of the volcano.

Areas of expertise: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Italy.

Contact: natalie@albertparktravel.com.au

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Amy Muratovic – Consultant

Travel industry experience: Certificate 4 in Tourism at Jetset Training College, followed by 2 ½ years experience at Albert Park Travel.

Favourite destinations: USA, Bali, Tropical North Queensland.

Favourite hotels and resorts: Disneyland Hotel, Row NYC, Royal Beach Hotel Seminyak, Shangri-La, Fiji.

Favourite shopping: Woodbury Common, New York.

Best travel experiences: White Christmas in New York, followed by New Year’s Eve in Times Square. Walking on the Great Wall of China.

Areas of expertise: USA and Fiji

Contact: amy@albertparktravel.com.au

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Andrea Gaylard – Part-time Consultant
Travel industry experience: Jetset Travel College followed by various travel agencies and wholesalers. Now 8 years part time at Albert Park Travel.

Favourite destinations: North America, San Francisco in particular & Disneyland “Happiest place on earth”, Daydream Island Resort & Spa for an Aussie option and Queenstown New Zealand for the adrenalin junkies.

Favourite hotels: Disney’s Grand Californian, Anaheim USA. I was able to go back to my childhood and participate in activities such as learning to draw Mickey Mouse and singing Disney songs around the Grand Piano.

Fave resort: Pacific Resort, Aitutaki, Cook Islands – Heavenly, relaxation plus!

Favourite shopping: Outlet malls in the USA.

Best travel experience: South Island of NZ, an adventure lover’s playground - caving, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, glacier walks. It was a jam-packed adrenalin rush for 12 days.

Areas of expertise: New Zealand, South Pacific Islands & North America.

 Contact: andrea@albertparktravel.com.au