Kate joined Angas Travel in 1991 after completing the AFTA Travel course and the TAFE Certificate in Travel and Tourism. While at Angas Travel, Kate has seen many changes in the travel industry and thoroughly enjoyed the journey. In 2009, Kate, along with Jackie Male, took over Angas Travel and has steadily gained confidence and expertise in the management side of the business. However, she has never lost sight of what she enjoys most and what’s vital for a travel agency — sharing the joy of travel. Kate has travelled extensively, by air, car, 4WD, bike, big boats and little boats, and never tires of travelling to new destinations and revisiting old favourites. New destinations in 2019 are New Caledonia, Romania to Hungary. In 2020 my dream is to take a small group to Bhutan, Nepal & Northern India – join me!
As the child of expatriate parents, travel has always been a part of Jackie’s life. After completing an Arts Degree and a short stint working in retail, Jackie came to Angas Travel in 1990 and has been with the company (off and on) ever since. Jackie’s specialty is School Group Travel, and she continually strives to provide exciting, innovative and personalised itineraries for her school clients. Jackie’s vast travels have taken her all over the world, with France, Italy, the UK and Hungary among her favourite destinations. Recent trips have included Africa and Jordan, China, Croatia and Slovenia. A trip to India next year will be a sure highlight.
Margaret Seears has been part of the Angas Travel team since 1988. Before her travel career, Margaret was a midwife at the Queen Victoria Hospital. So, when Angas Travel moved to new premises on Fullarton Road, it was very familiar territory. Margaret has a wealth of industry knowledge and has travelled extensively, listing New York, Paris, France, South America and Africa as some of her favourite places. A meticulous planner, Margaret ensures her clients have a hassle-free and memorable experience. These skills and her passion for travel keep her clients returning and referring their friends and family. More recently Margaret had the great enjoyment of Normandie Foodie – refer to the travel blog. Amazing!
Chelsey joined the Angas Travel team in 2013 where she took on a receptionist role for seven months. In 2014, Chelsey’s passion for travel led to a memorable six months overseas travelling around the Americas and Europe. She has since taken on a retail consulting role while recently completed her dual certificate in Travel and Tourism. Chelsey utilises her enthusiasm, dedication, education, skills, and research to help customers plan their travel itineraries. Chelsey won the ‘Magellan Rising Star’ award for 2017 and as a reward travelled to Ireland for St Patrick’s Day in 2018. Recent travels have also taken Chelsey to Fiji, Galapagos Islands, and a white Christmas in Sweden with further travels around Europe. Chelsey and her husband Jarrod welcomed their new baby daughter, Poppy, on 11th November 2019 and she is currently on maternity leave.
Helen joined Angas Travel in 2016 with 30 years’ experience in various facets of the travel industry. She has up-to-date experience and extensive destination knowledge of Europe, Canada, Alaska, USA and Asia. Helen believes in keeping travel interesting and on-budget, while also including indulgences like cycling the alps, listening to a local music concert, skiing in Chamonix, scuba diving the Red Sea, cruising the crisp fall colours of New England or visiting 100-year-old gardens in Japan. The last twelve months have seen Helen travel to France, Poland, Croatia, up-state New York and Canada, as well as utilising her bi-lingual skills escorting a small group to see her previous home in Japan – the country that embraces every season!
Belinda recently returned to Australia after living in the UK for 17 years, when a two-year backpacking trip to Europe turned into a busy life in dynamic London. Having a young family helped make the decision to return home so her kids can now enjoy the same outdoor beach lifestyle she experienced growing-up.
Travel has always been her passion; she just couldn’t wait to get out there and explore the world. With over 20 years in the industry working in Sydney, London and now Adelaide, she loves sharing her experiences and to help make others travel dreams a reality. She has also taken up a new challenge of helping to put together educational group tours with Angas Travel.
Belinda has travelled quite extensively, but her favourite continent is Africa: from Cape Town to the sweeping plains of the Serengeti, and onwards to vibrant and fascinating Egypt. For her, there is nowhere else like it: being on safari, climbing Kilimanjaro, drifting down the Nile on a traditional felucca and immersing herself in Ancient Egyptian history are just some of the highlights.
The most difficult choice is deciding just where to go next; South America is calling.
Karen Laube has been looking after the accounts and administration for Angas Travel since 2008. Karen very much enjoys working with a professional team that care about their clients. Her passion for travel has meant she has been fortunate to travel to many parts of the world, and has recently returned from a month long sojourn exploring regional Italy and Germany.
Jane became part of the Angas Travel team in 2009 working as PA to Rex Lipman. In 2018 she returned in her new role as Executive Assistant, combining her administrative skills and background in education and magazine publishing with a love of travel and the written word. Jane has travelled extensively and enjoys researching both new and return destinations with a focus on decorative art, gardens and food. Recently returned from Argentina, Jane’s itinerary combined the vibrant energy of Buenos Aires with road tripping the spectacular Route of the Seven Lakes in northern Patagonia. Looking forward to 2020 is a return to London, one of her favourite cities, where she has already prepared an inspiring list of galleries and gardens to seek and explore.
Karen has been part of the Angas Travel team since 2014 working on a part-time basis sharing reception duties as well as assisting in the Groups area. Her experience in the health industry before starting a family and raising three children ensures her multi-skill talents are used to our advantage with her ‘can-do’ attitude, when no task is too small. Her family commitments have kept her travels to exploring Australia with return visits to favourite destinations including Tasmania and Eyre Peninsula. She now has her eye on shores further afield in the future.