Meet the Tripaway team
Meet the friendly team here to help you organise your next holiday:
Annie Thomsen (Manager)
Returning to work in Coolangatta, where she was first employed in the travel industry in the 80’s, Annie is very glad to be back! Her travel experience includes Africa, Asia, around the Pacific region, Europe (where she lived and worked in England, Scotland) and also the USA. Some of her favourite spots are Komodo Island, Kenya, Barbados and sailing around Tahiti on a Windsong cruise.
Sallee is the creator of a Solo Travellers ‘Meet & Greet’ group held monthly at the Coolangatta office, and her goal is to travel extensively on group trips, taking her solo travellers. Sallee has been working in travel for 6 years and has been to China, New Zealand, major cities of Europe, Fiji, and Vietnam and has also toured extensively in Australia; with Broome a favourite spot.
Having worked in retail travel for 19 years, Vicki has travelled extensively: across Africa (including Morocco), Turkey, Spain, Latin America, and much of Asia including India, China and Burma. She particularly loves sharing these destinations with the groups she escorts and her ultimate destination is Cuba, where she is taking a group in February. Her passions are adventure travel, salsa dancing, and learning to speak Spanish - preferably all at once!
Owning and operating her own travel agencies over the last 26 years has given Janet vast experience across the globe, and she escorts regular groups around the world each year. She loves visiting Europe, whether by coach tour or river cruise, and France is a particular favourite. She enjoys cruising of all kinds, and has a Dubai to Perth cruise next year to look forward to.
Shelley is a New Zealander who has lived and worked in NZ, Australia and Canada and holds a Diploma in Outdoor Adventure. In March 2011, Shelley left Australia to go traveling around the world. Upon her return to Australia in 2012, she commenced work in the travel Industry. She has visited 15 countries so far and with her passion for travelling, she is sure to see many more.