After completing my Certificate in Travel and Tourism in July 2002, I decided I did not yet have enough “life experience” to be a travel consultant and decided to head off on a working and travelling holiday. Starting off locally, I worked as a Cruise Director on the Proud Mary before moving to Central Australia to live and work at Ayers Rock Resort and Alice Springs Resort. I then decided to head off to backpack Canada in 2005.
When I booked my ticket to Canada, my travel agent sold me my flight and bus pass and told me to “work the rest out myself”. This particular comment inspired me to become a consultant as I realised that there was a gaping hole in the customer service I received. I started as a consultant in Alice Springs in July 2005 where my main focus was on “working it out” for them - so they didn’t have to! After working for other travel chains, I joined Phil Hoffmann Travel in October 2010 and I’ve never looked back!
I like to scrimp so I can splurge! For example, I like to book an inside or ocean view cabin so I can splurge on specialty dining or I book the nicest room at a 4-star hotel so I can enjoy a meal at a 5-star restaurant.
ALWAYS have a change of clothes in your carry on luggage so you’re prepared for unexpected delays.
I truly believe cruising and coach tours go hand in hand - I love the concept of not having to think at all on my holiday! I have been lucky enough to do tours with Intrepid, Trafalgar, Insight, Globus and Contiki and can highly recommend them all!
Destinations Bec specialises in...
Amsterdam Australian Capital Territory Austria Canada Delhi Dublin England France Galway Germany Hawaii India Indonesia Ireland Italy Killarney And The Ring Of Kerry Koh Samui Kuala Lumpur Las Vegas London Malaysia Nadi Netherlands New Caledonia Northern Territory Paris Queensland Singapore Spain Tasmania Ubud Vanuatu Vienna Western Australia
Recent blog posts penned by Bec...
My adventure to the lost city of the Incas.
Bec Boothby • 13th Nov 2015
In October, I was honoured with opportunity to travel to Peru and take part in an incredible journey called the Lares Adventure to Machu Picchu with... read more