Peninsula Travel spreads its wings

What’s better than having award-winning agency, Peninsula Travel, take care of all your travel arrangements? Having two offices to choose from, of course!

Fresh from victory at the helloworld national titles, where director Michele Saunderson and her team of top-notch consultants took home the coveted Vic/SA/Tas Retailer of the Year title, the Peninsula’s premier agency is proud to announce it will now bring its exceptional service and unsurpassed knowledge to Red Hill.

Peninsula born and bred, when it came time to make the leap and open her own agency in 2005, location was a no-brainer for Michele. “I grew up in Somers. I’m a Peninsula girl, so there was never any question about where I would open my first office. It had to be on home turf,” she said.

Travelscene Mt Martha was born, quickly growing from a one-woman show to a team of six experienced consultants and a receptionist.

In 2010, in order to provide clients with exclusive cruises and offers, the agency became a member of the largest cruise consortium in the Southern hemisphere – Cruiseco.
In 2013, Michele joined the helloworld family, re-branding her successful agency to Peninsula Travel.

Last year the office added yet another impressive string to its bow when it was invited to join the exclusive luxury travel consortium Virtuoso.  

“We joined Virtuoso because of a growing need to better service our luxury travellers,” Michele said. “We can do this now with exclusive rates and offers on over 1300 of the world’s finest hotels, and with contacts located in the destinations our clients are travelling to, we can deal directly with a local.”

The agency’s continued growth and success was the impetus behind the decision to branch out, Michele said. And when it came to scouting for a location, it was only natural that office number two be Peninsula-based.

“It was always my plan to become the go-to travel advisors for all of the Peninsula. Now, with Red Hill, I can make that a reality,” she said. “We will be able to service our clients on the other side of Peninsula better and also reach new clients who haven’t experienced our great service yet.”


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A: 87 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill