Our Sales Team
SHARON HANDO – National Sales Manager (and QLD/WA)
Sharon Hando, our National Sales Manager at Travel the World, works tirelessly with our dedicated sales team to increase awareness, drive sales and deliver opportunities for our Travel Service Provider brands of Tauck, Windstar Cruises and Chiva-Som Health and Wellness Resort, as well as for our other key cruise line partners.
Sharon has been a key member of the team that has worked diligently to build business for our GSA brands such as Holland America Line and Ponant Yacht Cruises and Expeditions. The great success of these efforts resulted in the cruise lines opening their own Australian offices.
Growing up within the industry (starting as “free labour” in her mother’s agency) has provided Sharon with many opportunities to combine her genuine interest in people and their travel dreams with her own travel experiences and knowledge. It is this passion and experience that has assisted with the fulfilment of her current role and its varying responsibilities.
T: 0411 595 300 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
RACHEL JAVIER – Sales Manager (VIC/TAS/SA/NT)
Rachel started in the travel industry in 1982 as a Junior Allotment Clerk for one of Australia’s top wholesalers. For over 17 years she worked her way up through the ranks, from Reservations to Product, Operations and finally becoming State Manager.
Rachel has been fortunate enough to have worked for many of the major Australian wholesalers in addition to Qantas Airlines. After an extended maternity leave, Rachel joined Travel the World – Australia’s leading Travel Service Provider – in October 2011 to continue sharing her passion for travel and she has never looked back.
Representing premium brands in the TTW portfolio such as Tauck, Windstar and Chiva Som, along with a key partnership with Ponant, Rachel’s love for her position as Sales Manager VIC/SA/TAS/NT can be seen in her dedication to go above and beyond. She takes pride in exceeding expectations and providing exceptional customer service by both educating and assisting Travel Advisors with their clients’ travel journeys. Rachel has also been associated with Tauck for many years having experienced Tauck journeys in her 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
T: 0414 601 744 E: email@example.com
CLARE WHEELER-SMITH – Sales Manager (NSW)
Many industry colleagues might know Clare Wheeler-Smith from her Insight Tours days…aka ‘the good old days’!
Following Insight, Clare took a break from industry whilst raising her daughter, Sarah, and during those years also enjoyed being a Travel and Tourism teacher at TAFE in Bankstown and Ultimo. Whilst teaching was a great role for a mum, Clare missed the travel industry and returned in 2010 to work with Julie Denovan Marketing representing numerous luxury products such as SeaDream Yacht Club, The Esprit Saint Germain and the Ritz London.
Keen for a new challenge, whilst staying in the luxury travel market, Clare welcomed an opportunity to join the Travel the World sales team in 2018. She loves the variety of representing the best of the best in land tours, cruises and resorts, including world renowned companies such as Tauck, Windstar Cruises and Chiva Som.
T: 0420 313 769 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAM STOREY – Business Development Executive (NSW)
Sam Storey, Business Development Executive for NSW, has a long standing passion for the luxury travel market. Having travelled extensively since a young age, Sam started in graphics design for Qantas Magazine before moving on to be a retail travel agent. During this time, Sam excelled at providing his clients with the best possible journeys, tailored to their expectations.
Many of Sam’s clients were high-end, luxury travellers with a penchant for luxury cruising. As a result Sam developed himself into a luxury cruise specialist, achieving multiple awards including top sales achiever in his region. After rising through the ranks and subsequently managing his own team within an impressive five year period, Sam continued to develop his luxury cruise knowledge and knew we wanted to steer his career towards business development.
With heartfelt goodbyes, Sam then jumped at the chance to champion the Travel the World brand across NSW. Heralding companies such as Ponant, Windstar and Virgin Voyages, Sam has loved the chance to analyse real sales data, partner with agents across the state to help find new and unique opportunities for business growth and promote the best of the best when it comes to luxury cruise.
T: 0412 569 779 E: SamS@traveltheworld.com.au