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Covid-19 Update

For the health and welfare of all our travel advisers and clients, we are working remotely for the unforseeable future. You can still expect the legendary WOW! service – we’re just a phone call or email away. sealed

Travel Like Never Before

The world is changing, and the WOW! girls have adapted too. We take joy in the simplest of pleasures and we encourage you to do the same.

We are blessed with an abundance of beauty, adventure and interest all around us. We don’t need passports or foreign currency. We just need to open our eyes and turn right at the front door.

When you’re seeking a new experience, or wishing to relive an old one, your friends at WOW! Travel + Cruises will be your spirit guide to all that is great about our home.

 

MEET THE WOW! GIRLS

ROBYN DAVIES

ROBYN DAVIES

Co-Founder + Travel Designer

Having been a traveller since she was only 3 months old; skiing in New Zealand, camping in Laos, pencil rubbings in Jordan to lazing on a beach. Her Favourite destinations include: Maldives for the beach, Oman for the diversity, Galapagos adapt or perish- even a private yacht in the Arabian Sea there is much that has been squeezed into Robyn’s 50+ years.

She has amazingly travelled to every continent and is slowly but surely crossing off all the countries of the world. She’s not backwards in coming forward – she will tell you where to go ! 

MANDY FINLAYSON

MANDY FINLAYSON

Travel Designer

Mandy started in travel in 1998 in the UK – She is our token office Pom so we like to give her a bit of stick at times of the year like when the Ashes are played, but she is great at throwing a Golden Jubilee morning tea and makes sure we have good quality tea bags in the office, so we sometimes cut her some slack!
She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, Asia, Americas and Australia/NZ , with her English heritage she is no beach girl but prefers to get off the beaten track, but in luxury of course!
Whenever we send Mandy on educational trips she comes back with a wealth of knowledge. She is always up and ready to experience something new. Her favourite quote is “lay out your travel clothes and money, take half your clothes and twice the money!!”

CATHY McHENRY

CATHY McHENRY

Travel Designer

Some might think camping in the desert is for the adventurers only, but when we shipped Cathy off to Oman in 2013 she now thinks staying at the Wahiba Deserts Sands Camp is something we should all add to our bucket list, no roughing it here – all out glamping luxury in the middle of nowhere!
When she’s not off riding camels we take advantage of Cathy’s 23 years of experience in the office creating ideal itineraries for you. Schooling in Canada first gave Cathy her taste for travel so from backpacking to the luxury of overwater bungalows in Tahiti , she is your girl!

SHARYN MURPHY

SHARYN MURPHY

Office Support

Sharyn is our international WOW! girl of mystery, and the one charged with the responsibility of keeping the WOW! girls on track. With many years experience in back office support and administration, and a well-travelled background through Asia and Europe, Sharyn is a key member whether we need a new paperclip or the address of the best pinxtos bar in San Sebastian.

While mainstream franchise travel agencies typically feature a wall of wholesalers’ brochures to sell their one-size-fits-all packages, the studio at WOW! travel + cruises features a wall of awards, trophies and certificates presented over the years for outstanding service and application of unique travel experiences.

The WOW! girls don’t work for commission on sales, and they certainly don’t sell products with the expectation of winning supplier accolades.

The wall of fame in the WOW! studio is a reflection of appreciation and admiration of the WOW! girls’ peers and travel industry network who recognise that WOW! travel + cruises stands above the mainstream and deliver uniquely memorable travel experiences perfectly suited to their clients’ desires.

Where WOW! Excels

All our designers have travel qualifications and have travelled extensively. We are not a mainstream walk in travel agency that will sell you the cheapest “package” on the market. We listen to what you want and design a unique itinerary to suit your needs. We don’t sell hotels that we haven’t either experienced or had a reputable supplier experience and we aren’t going to put you in the red light district, unless you request it of course !

Unique Itineraries.

We specialise in organising your trip from door to door… we will think of all the in-betweens and get you out off the beaten track … let us take you on your journey – from kite making classes in china ( another good example ) to private tours and transfers, we know the right way to do it.

Travel with Kids.

All the designers at WOW! have children ranging from 1  to 21 year olds. We get what it is like to travel with children no matter their age … from making sure cots are requested + designing itineraries around nap times, to suggesting sights and activities to keep your teens from boredom.

Travel for Weddings and Honeymoons

We specialise in organising your overseas wedding or honeymoon or both!  Some of our designers have event planning backgrounds and know that a lot is involved in organising an overseas wedding or honeymoon.. We will take the hassle out of it all.

Corporate Travel

WOW! Travel has a number of corporate clients who rely on our expertise and  efficiency and 24 Hour support to get from “A to B” – without costing the company the earth!  Work with an account manager to personalise a travel management plan for your company. We are always willing to take on new accounts so contact us to arrange an appointment to discuss your company’s travel needs.

Unique Product

WOW!  has worked hard to develop exclusive relationships with unique suppliers so that we can offer you something different…. No matter what your requirements we have the ability to find the product to suit your needs.

WOW! travel + cruises draw on a select portfolio of suppliers to tailor unique personalised itineraries for our clients. By personally experiencing our suppliers products we have confidence in their quality and value. This empowers us to confidently recommend their services.

Our take on the world before it became just a little pear-shaped.

kangaroos on grass field

We’re very proud of the relationships our travel designers have built with our treasured clients. Feedback from their travels keeps us motivated to further exceed expectations. Here’s a few of the latest emails we received from happy travellers.

We want to thank you for organising our amazing trip to Europe.

We had a wonderful time as a family and enjoyed many different and exciting experiences. Lots of photos and memories that will be treasured, Thank you!. We look forward to working with WOW! Travel for our next adventure around the world !

Rebecca & Mark

We contacted WOW! Travel on the recommendation of a relative. In the coming weeks we depart on our second international holiday planned with WOW!

Our Travel Designer has worked with us to address our stated holiday objectives and personal interests on these very different trips in a collaborative and ‘stress-free’ process, and she provided valuable insights and suggestions to enhance our plans.

We have found the team at Wow! to be knowledgeable, helpful and at all times professional. They are a pleasure to plan with.

James

During a recent trip to Africa, we had a planned itinerary to travel after Africa onto Egypt, unfortunately while we were in Botswana, Egypt was upgraded to a do not travel zone.

WOW managed to contact us immediately (in the middle of nowhere), and then at very short notice arrange to divert our flights to Turkey and then set in place a fabulous itinerary all through Turkey. The attention to detail is excellent, I always feel that they are going the extra step to make our trips memorable.

Shaun

WOW! Travel Mapped out a wonderful honeymoon for 2 weeks in New Zealand! Loved all the hotels and destinations. Customer service is tops and they love bubbles so you have to be THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

Elisabeth

Resulting from an issue in LA last November we received excellent assistance through the 24 hour support line such that the issue was resolved efficiently and satisfactorily with a minimum of fuss or impact on our holiday experience. We have found the team at Wow! to be knowledgeable, helpful and at all times professional. They are a pleasure to plan with

Cheryl

I have been engaging WOW Travel as my travel consultants now for over five years. We travel overseas every year and I cannot speak more highly of the service they provide. WOW have a great breadth of knowledge regarding both worldwide and domestic travel. They are always mindful of our likes and dislikes, they consider our requirements, particularly when it comes to private travel, private tours and standard of accommodation expected.

Mark

Many thanks for all of your assistance, with your perseverance with Omni flowers/champers, and my credit for Chicago transport. You are a gem!

Just got back from day in London – everything went extremely well but a long day (probably that I’m just getting older!). The visit to the Eiffel Tower went well and was on a lovely day.

Take care and will bore you again soon with travel updates!

Bernard

Thanks for Everything! We had an awesome honeymoon – it was very well organised. The guides in particular were just great. We were lucky to have just us and the guide in Kenya and Tanzania so it was very special.

Ben & Sarah

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