Our Team

At Downunder Travel

Downunder Travel Office Locations in Canada

We have offices in Calgary, Vancouver & Toronto. We are always happy to share our knowledge and travel experiences. If you have a question, give us a call!

The Downunder Travel Team

Downunder Travel’s team is filled with enthusiastic travellers looking to make your dream adventure a reality.

We’d like to hear from you!  We are excited to chat with you to make your dream vacation a reality.  All of our Destination Specialists have firsthand experiences, and are experts, in the following destinations: the South Pacific, Asia, India and Africa.

Andree, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- Growing up, I have always had a love of travel and I feel very fortunate to be working here at Downunder Travel, sharing my passion for travel with our clients!  There is something for everyone in Australia and New Zealand. Whether you’re a beachgoer, hiker, desert or rainforest explorer, or you love the city life – these destinations have it all!  In addition, they’ve got a beautiful laid back culture and some of the best food and wine on the planet!
Angie, Destination Specialist
--Calgary -- I have worked in the travel industry for over four years, but being married to an Aussie affords me a fair amount of travelling to the beautiful country of Australia and surrounding regions!  I believe it is important for travellers to visit Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Pacific islands, because of the great people, the diverse landscapes and the incredibly laid back cultures... let\'s not forget about the flat white Australian coffee, the delicious wines as well as the stunning beaches! 
Jason, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- After moving to Canada from Perth, Australia, my first job in Calgary was at a Corporate Travel company. Corporate Travel was not fun for me, so I then founded Downunder Travel and haven’t looked back since! Being an Australian, the South Pacific regions, as well as Asia and Africa are all areas that I have traveled to and as a result feel most comfortable selling. Helping travellers plan out the ultimate vacation experience never gets old for me and an excellence in customer service is an expectation all travellers have, which is something I aim to achieve every single day.
Minnie, Accountant
--Calgary -- I received my Bachelor of Arts as well as a Graduate Diploma, in Financial Management in Asia. I then immigrated to Moncton, where I returned to school and eventually earned a diploma of I.T. solutions from a community college and worked as a programmer for a year.  My career allowed me to dabble a bit in the tourism industry as I became a budget car rental reservation agent. Upon moving to Calgary in 2013 I worked as a Financial Service Representative at CIBC, which then led me to Downunder Travel!
Sawyer, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- I hit the ground running when I graduated with a B.A. honours program in Travel & Tourism back in 2011 and I haven’t looked back since.  I especially enjoy self-drive vacations with touring options and excursions built-in along the way as this gives travellers a sense of freedom to explore on their own terms. Travellers appreciate the ability to see what they want on their journeys, alongside some “must see” experiences that I love to build in their travel proposals for that extra wow-factor!
Nikki, Destination Specialist
-- Calgary -- After working in the hospitality industry for over six years, I’m now living the dream and pursuing my passion for travel.  My love of travel began in 2015 when I got the opportunity to complete a 14-month long world backpacking trip, where I was lucky enough to visit 23 countries on this life-changing experience! Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific always have something for every traveller, whether you’re a wine lover, foodie, adrenaline junkie or you’re simply looking for a getaway with magnificent landscapes and beaches!
Melissa, National Marketing Manager
-- Toronto -- It’s quite serendipitous for me to work with an organization that specializes in travel to the South Pacific – I lived in Australia for eight months back in 2012 where I completed my master’s degree. Ever since my teary-eyed departure I’ve always held a special place for Australia in my heart. I remember the quaint specialty cafes and ordering a ‘flat white’ coffee just before class, the fresh air of Bondi Beach where I took surfing lessons and treating myself to a world-famous Aussie meat pie after late-night essay writing.
Stephanie, Destination Specialist
-- Toronto -- I’ve worked in the travel industry for over 20 years specializing in the South Pacific regions, Asia and Africa.  One of the things I love most about the South Pacific is that I have the ability to have an entire beach all to myself!  The beaches of the South Pacific are so secluded that you’ll never have to rush to ‘reserve’ a folding chair.  I also recommend taking a flight transfer instead of a boat transfer when visiting the islands as you’ll get stunning aerial views and it doubles as a tour.
Ryan, Destination Specialist
--Toronto-- My love of travel started very young. I was always so excited to get on a plane with my parents and visit somewhere new. I fell in love with the islands of the South Pacific and I have been helping clients enjoy the same destinations for the over 12 years! No matter the destination, I think it is a must to experience the local history and culture. Whether it is a tour with an aboriginal guide in Australia, or dinner in a traditional Maori village in New Zealand, these types of experiences are what travel is all about!
Lori, Destination Specialist
-- Vancouver -- My love of travel started very young.  I travelled regularly with my family and this included visiting European relatives and being exposed to very rich cultures.  Eventually, my love of travel brought me to discover other cultures and beautiful landscapes that are found in regions like Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. I am proud to now say that I have worked over 30 years in the travel industry (certified and ‘fluent’ in the South Pacific regions)!  Hey, it was and is still my first and only ‘grown-up job’!
Jane, Destination Specialist
-- Vancouver -- I first became acquainted with the South Pacific during a 4-month backpacking trip many years ago. I later spent six years living in New Zealand and have now made more than two dozen trips to Australia, New Zealand as well as French Polynesia, Fiji and the Cook Islands. This corner of the world holds special interest for me due to the fabulous variety of landscapes, the uncrowded and unspoiled rural areas, the vibrant cities, the amazing wildlife, and the coastal zones complete with reefs, islands, beaches and dramatic shorelines!
Nozomi, Ticketing and Administration Support
--Vancouver-- I was born and raised in Japan and I have lived in Hawaii and Gold Coast, Australia. Living near the ocean and in breathtaking natural surrounds has afforded me with a culturally-rich lifestyle. Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific are regions you could relax and escape to from the daily grind of life just by immersing yourself in unforgettable natural wonders all around! Asia offers more unique destinations to explore; you’ll experience something very unique in each Asian country, from the origins to the history, architecture, cuisine and so on.

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