Hello my name is Olivia and I’m your local Travel Counsellor based in Melbourne's inner west. I have lived in the area for over 12 years and have now settled here with my husband, two small children and our beautiful Dalmatian dog.
My passion for travelling began as a young child. Staying in the countryside of Europe, going to markets and learning the local language gave me a wonderful appreciation for other cultures and I’ve never looked back. I began working in the travel industry as a teenager in our family-run business, and now have over 10 years’ experience working in boutique, retail and wholesale travel companies combined with several 7 years’ experience as a Project Coordinator for environmental and community programs.
This experience along with having travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Central America, Africa and Australia, has given me exposure to many different countries, cultures and types of travel - backpacking, tours, volunteering, self-catering, resorts, cruises and more recently, family holidays have become my specialty. Whether it simply be a relaxing family holiday in the one spot or a more active 'on the move' itinerary I can help you navigate the options for your family to make travelling with kids as easy as possible.
I am particularly passionate about responsible travel and holidays that have a meaning and purpose where the cultures and people of the destinations are put first. Regardless of the type of travel, I can help prepare an itinerary that inspires and matches your needs and interests. As a Travel Counsellor, I have access to an extensive and competitive range of travel products including airfares, hotels, tours, attractions, cruises and insurance and can tailor all of this to provide unique experiences.
My approach is to take all the hassle and confusion out of organising your holiday. Consider me your personal Travel Project Manager, pulling it all together so that all you need to do is enjoy your precious time away. To suit busy lifestyles I am available for home visits but also out of hours via phone and email for clients all across the country.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping to plan a memorable experience even before you’ve left the tarmac.
Please send me your holiday or travel requirements and I will do my best to help you.
Sent in by Annika K
Yackandandah, 07 September 2018
Very helpful and has a lot of knowledge.
Sent in by Melinda W
Newport, 07 September 2018
I have used Olivia for several trips and she is fantastic! So much so that I’ve recommended Olivia to my mum and sister recently (they’re also impressed) and will continue to do so!
Sent in by Stewart E
Yackandandah, 07 September 2018
Very professional and efficient.
Sent in by Renee M
Yarraville, 07 September 2018
Olivia was amazing to deal with. Sorted my travel plans within a day. I will definitely go back and recommend her services :)
Sent in by Carol D
Maribyrnong, 07 September 2018
Would have scored 20+ if it would have let me! Olivia is a delight to deal with, nothing was too much trouble or any detail left out, adds so much more pleasure to holiday planning knowing all is in Olivia’s capable hands, once again, THANK YOU Olivia!
Sent in by Shanna W
Taree, 07 September 2018
Olivia has been so helpful with planning my upcoming trip to Bali with Little Bali Love. She answered all my silly questions with quick responses and she made me feel at ease with all of her replies. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Olivia.
Sent in by Emma S
Seddon, 07 September 2018
Olivia was knowledgable, flexible and quick to reply to all my questions.
Sent in by S Dent
Yackandandah, 26 June 2018
It was such a pleasant experience. I am confident to say contacting and requesting Olivia’s service was the best decision I made for this trip. Very professional and helpful.
Sent in by Judy C
Carnegie, 21 May 2018
Olivia has been very patient with our indecisions. Finally we are on track and looking forward to a great trip.
Sent in by Chloe G
Newport, 21 May 2018
Olivia has been extremely helpful trying to organise our flights. There were a few complicated factors and she worked through everything with us.
Sent in by Judy A
Canberra, 21 May 2018
Fantastic service. Quick, attention to detail and responded to what I wanted perfectly.
Sent in by Lisa M
Kingsville, 21 May 2018
Olivia is brilliant, so thorough and nothing is a problem! Couldn't do it without her.
Sent in by Sarah C
Caroline Springs, 21 May 2018
Olivia was wonderful to deal with. Would highly recommend.
Sent in by R Lewis
Braybrook, 21 May 2018
Everything is organised for me - pay my money and chill out until August - very hassle free. Wish I knew of her service last year when I went to England.
Sent in by Alison M
Yackandandah, 21 May 2018
I have already recommended Olivia to friends and will continue to do so, she is great to work with and we will continue to use her for all our family bookings. Thanks Olivia!
Sent in by Claire B
West Footscray, 21 May 2018
Olivia has been wonderful to deal with. Nothing is too much trouble. Will definitely be booking my next holiday through her.
Sent in by Judi L
Port Melbourne, 21 May 2018
Olivia was asked to arrange a 2 week holiday for 3 generations of our family to Fiji. The itinerary she presented seemed to meet all our needs so we said 'go ahead'. Best decision we could have made - everything was perfect. The choice of 3 very different accommodation venues, each one giving a very different Fijian experience were amazing, our flights and transfers and all other details to make our holiday a happy and stress free time were flawless . To say thank you Is inadequate Olivia, you are a wonder and we will never leave Victoria again without your expertise to guide us on our future travels. Looking forward to planning our next adventure with you in the near future
Sent in by Melinda W
Newport, 19 October 2017
Olivia was recommended to me by a friend and I'm so glad she did! I found Olivia to be so friendly and helpful and she has lots of advice and recommendations, particularly for family holidays. I will continue to use Olivia for my future travel plans and will definitely recommend Olivia to my friends!
Sent in by D Sandford Jolly
Yarraville, 11 October 2017
Olivia goes above and beyond, makes the whole process feel effortless...very relaxed knowing we are in Olivia's hands.
Sent in by Alison M
Yackandandah, 21 July 2017
Olivia went above and beyond working on our family trip to the UK & Croatia! I can't recommend her highly enough and will be contacting her for our future trips! Thanks Olivia!!
Sent in by Tijana S
Yackandandah, 21 July 2017
Wonderful personalized service, very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Olivia (I already have!) and use her again!!
Sent in by Trish Wichmann
Cambridge, 12 June 2017
We approached Olivia late last week for assistance organising a holiday in Thailand next year. Wow....within a couple of days we had flights and accommodation booked and travel insurance organised. We are delighted to recommend Olivia to anyone wanting to take the hassle out of organising travel. Her efficiency and responsiveness are second to none, even on weekends!
Sent in by R Fetherston
Chadstone, 11 June 2017
Olivia is a very knowledgeable travel industry professional. I would highly recommend her to anyone needing advice regarding accommodation bookings or general travel queries. She is very friendly, responds quickly to enquiries, and is clearly passionate about her job. I was very grateful for her knowledge and professionalism.
Sent in by Judith Watson
Ballarat North, 10 March 2017
Fantastic support and organisation Olivia. You made the first stage of my trip a very enjoyable experience. Would highly recommend you.
Sent in by Lisa McLennan
Kingsville, 01 March 2017
Olivia went over and above to get us the flights we wanted. She offers fantastic service. I have already recommended Olivia to friends.
Sent in by Bev Kindred
Stawell, 04 February 2017
Olivia was great to deal with. She was very prompt with her replies and information. Would definitely make my holiday enquiries with Olivia.
Sent in by Susan Carew
West Footscray, 30 January 2017
Olivia made organising our family holiday much easier for me - one less stress with two young children to look after and no time to do all the research required!
Sent in by Kathie Mayer
Toorak, 23 January 2017
Olivia has done a fantastic job at getting a great price for our flights and has been very helpful.
Sent in by Nicole Kindred
Laverton, 17 January 2017
Olivia has been professional, organised and has really enhanced our itinerary by suggesting some amazing places to visit and things to do and see. We will definitely be using her services again and we recommend her to everyone we talk to who is planning a trip.
Sent in by Juliette Halliday
Yarraville, 27 December 2016
Olivia's expertise and attention to detail have been exemplary. It has been an absolute pleasure doing business with her! We are really delighted with our experience organising our travel through Olivia.
With independent access to hundreds of travel suppliers around the world, I can pick out exceptional offers with amazing added value. Take a look through my latest selections – but even if nothing catches your eye, let me know what you’re looking for and I’ll do my best to find it for you!
Contact me on 0409818611
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