Jasmine Hayter

Team Leader
CLIA Accredited Cruise Specialist

Jasmine’s career started in 2006 at one of Australia and the worlds’ biggest retail travel agencies, where she shortly gained a reputation for specialising in luxury travel. During her career, her most memorable holiday was onboard the Silver Muse from Athens to Malta and her Norwegian Fjord Cruise.

Jasmine recommends:

Destination: Malta
Ship: Silver Muse
Hotel: Hotel Esprit Saint Germain, Paris
Tip: Invest in a Portable Charger and ensure it’s charged before leaving each day, that way you won’t miss out on capturing stunning moments.

Andrew Pitt

Assistant Team Leader
CLIA Accredited Cruise Specialist

Andrew has been in the travel industry since early 2014, managing a team of consultants in a busy city store before making the move to Bicton Travel. He specialises in river cruising and counts his trip to the Canadian Rockies as a highlight! Andrew is passionate about sharing his love for travel with his customers and ensuring they have trips of a lifetime! He has been lucky enough to travel to many places around the world and will continue to tick off each country one by one!

Andrew recommends:

Destination: Madrid & the Amalfi Coast
Ship: U by Uniworld river cruise ships
Hotel: Naka Resort, Phuket
Tip: Ensure you read the terms and conditions of your travel insurance. You want to have peace of mind that you are fully covered with no hidden surprises.

Mike Drew

Travel & Cruise Advisor / Adventure Travel Specialist
CLIA Master Cruise Specialist

Mike has been in the travel industry since 2006 and is extremely passionate about his clients having the holiday of a lifetime, exploring new destinations and recommending his favourite places to his clients. Mike’s travels have taken him to New Zealand, Fiji, USA, Canada, South East Asia, China, North Korea, East Africa, Dubai, Peru and numerous countries in Europe. He has cruised with MSC, Carnival, Cunard, APT Ocean and River Cruising as well been on coach tours with Travelmarvel and Globus.

Mike recommends:

Destination: Budapest, Istanbul and Shanghai
Ship: APT’s ms Island Sky, a ship classified between expedition and luxury
Hotel: Jumeirah Vittaveli – Maldives
Tip: Always add at least two extra places and must-dos to every holiday that you are thinking of as you may only visit that destination once so make the most of it.

Connie La Macchia

Travel & Cruise Advisor
CLIA Accredited Cruise Consultant

Connie has been in the travel industry for over 20 years. During this time she has been privileged to visit so many beautiful and interesting places of the world, from the ancient civilization of Macchu Picchu to wonderful cities of Paris and New York. Discovering villages, towns and many more gems in South America, USA, Europe, Russia, Asia, Scandinavia and the Pacific Islands along the way. She likes the big cities and rates Paris her favourite.  Connie recently discovered more remote destinations and was very impressed by the Azores and the Aurora Borealis in Norway on a recent cruise. Connie speaks fluent Italian.

Connie recommends:

Destination: New York City
Ship: Seabourn Sojourn
Hotel: Dreams Luxury Suites Santorini
Tip: Tip Allow plenty of time of Travel Visas to be processed and returned before departure.

Dani Armstrong

Travel & Cruise Advisor
CLIA Accredited Cruise Specialist

Dani started working in the travel industry in 2011 after moving to Australia from Scotland. Having grown up in the Middle East she has travelled throughout the Middle East as well as through Europe and the USA. Dani’s favourite city is Barcelona due to its Gaudi architecture, culture and amazing cuisine.

Dani recommends:

Destination: Barcelona
Ship: Queen Elizabeth
Hotel: Raffles (Siem Reap)
Tip: Don’t leave home without travel insurance and always take your sense of adventure!

Julie McMillan

Travel Advisor
CLIA Accredited Cruise Specialist

Julie has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years, most of this time was spent working in England for a major cruise retailer. She has travelled extensively around Europe and America and cruised around numerous destinations including Norway, the Mediterranean, Baltic and the Caribbean. After living in Stockholm, Sweden for several years she joined us at Bicton Travel in 2015.

Julie recommends:

Destination: Prague
Ship: Oasis of the Seas
Hotel: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Tip: Always consider a cruise when travelling with children, both my girls have been cruising since they were 6 months old, it really is a relaxing holiday for Mum and Dad.

Jen Parker

Travel & Cruise Advisor
CLIA Accredited Cruise Specialist

Jen has recently joined the Bicton Travel team and brings over 10 years of experience in the travel industry. She has travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, Europe, Northern Africa and the Middle East. Jen’s goal is to help you find the destination or experience that sparks your passion for travel, and with her friendly nature and personalised approach to planning, you’ll depart knowing that every aspect of your holiday has been uniquely tailored to match your style and interests.

Jen recommends:

Destination: Morocco
Ship: Seabourn
Hotel: Alila Jabal Akhar, Oman
Tip: Allow a good amount of time when first meeting your travel consultant to discuss your travel plans. It really does help us to spend the time to get to know you and your travel style and interests, so we can make great recommendations for travel experiences you may not even knew were possible!

Jess Calder

Receptionist

Jess started working at Bicton Travel in 2016 as a receptionist after completing her Certificate III in Travel. A passion for photography has taken Jess to many destinations which have sparked her love for travel. Jess’ favourite destination is Singapore and some of her most memorable holidays have been cruising through Asia.

Jess recommends:

Destination: Langkawi, the mangrove tour is a must see!
Ship: Mariner of the Seas
Hotel: The Venetian in Vegas
Tip: Make sure you allow plenty of time to get to the airport.