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ENCORE STORY


Encore Journeys was founded in March 2013 to fill the gap in the market for a mid-sized Travel and Event Company that offers a complete end to end solution. Our Director, David Hummerston, decided to return to the travel industry after the successful sale of his previous business, etm group, predominately due to the demand of clients seeking the expertise, creativity, professionalism and service that they had previously experienced at etm. 

With a focus on building trusted relationships with our clients and our knowledge of the events and travel sectors, including an extensive network of expert ground operators, the business has continued to evolve and now boasts four departments: Conferences & Events; Corporate Travel, Leisure Travel & Graphic Design.

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VISION


TO INJECT THE ENCORE SPIRIT
INTO EVERY EXPERIENCE

Yellow is the lifeblood of our company. For us, yellow represents the Encore Spirit; the care, passion and creativity that we inject into everything that we do. We see it as adding a vibrant energy to the office we work in, the projects we work on, and the clients and partners we work with. It illuminates and allows us to see things from a different perspective so that we find solutions, add value and create experiences that stand out from all others.

Our people are the best in the business and have the dedication and expertise to seek out that perfect hotel or destination that elevates a family holiday from great to sublime; to immerse ourselves in a client’s conference or event to create memories that will be treasured by delegates for years to come; and to craft a seamless itinerary for a corporate traveller that shows it’s far more than just going from A to B. The Encore Spirit is what we deliver for every experience, whatever the journey may be.


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VALUES



CARE

Honesty – Integrity and transparency create trust and respect. All of our dealings are guided by this principle which enables us to create and maintain long-lasting relationships with our staff, clients and suppliers.

Like-Minded – We’re selective in who we work with and what we work on. We hire people to join our team based on attitude and passion and this flows into what we deliver for our clients who share our business ideals and values.


PASSION

Ownership – We want our people to work with the mindset of business owners, to be proud of where they work and be empowered to make decisions that benefit our clients and our company.

Celebrate Success – Whether big or small, each success contributes to the bigger picture. Recognising diversity and individuality in our team maximises the true strength of our company.


CREATIVITY

Innovation – Being inspired to use creativity and innovation to achieve our goals. We seek out new and imaginative ideas and work together to turn these into reality.

Collaboration – We’re social creatures and working as a team is more fun than working on your own. This goes for our staff working together as well as building true partnerships with our clients.


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TEAM


David Hummerston

David Hummerston

Director

Above Image:
Củ Chi Tunnels, Vietnam

My travel highlight:
Dog sledding in Alaska

Best foodie experience:
La Esquina, New York. Chef's table with Matt Moran at Aria, Sydney

Favourite city:
London

Bucket list destination:
Antarctica, Northern Lights, Private Cruise around Greek Islands

Kathy Gambell

General Manager

Above Image:
Barcelona, Spain

My travel highlight:
Floating in the amazing blue sea in the Bahamas

Best foodie experience:
Watching our own personal sushi chef at Ginza Kojyu in Tokyo; An amazing degustation menu at Pujol in Mexico City

Favourite city:
Paris & Barcelona

Bucket list destination:
Portugal

Deb Wilkinson

Finance Manager

Above Image:
Salt Plains near Salta, northern Argentina

My travel highlight:
Camping overnight at Tengboche Monastery in Nepal (3867m) under the vista of Mt Everest

Great travel read:
Playing the Moldovans at Tennis by Tony Hawks

Favourite city:
New York

Bucket list destination:
Berlin

Emily Husband

Finance Admin

Above Image:
Airlie Beach, Queensland

My travel highlight:
Watching the sunset at Uluru

Best foodie experience:
Any food cooked by the locals in Indonesia and Vietnam

Favourite city:
San Sebastián

Bucket list destination:
Hiking the Grand Canyon; The Northern Lights

Sandra Giannone

Events Account Manager

Above Image:
Big Buddha, Phuket

My travel highlight:
Shark cage diving in Port Lincoln & swimming with the turtles in Barbados

Best foodie experience:
Experiencing Saigon nightlife and eating like a local all whilst riding pillion on a vintage Vespa scooter

Favourite city:
Rome & New York

Bucket list destination:
Cuba & Panama

Melanie Day

Events Account Manager

Above Image:
Cactus field somewhere in Mexico

My travel highlight:
The Terracotta Warriors in Xian, China

Best foodie experience:
Eating tempura vegetables & watching the sunset at a small Japanese restaurant literally on Zicatella beach, Puerto Escondido Mexico

Favourite city:
New York

Bucket list destination:
Machu Picchu

Bree Carr

Events Account Manager

Above Image:
Taj Mahal, India

My travel highlight:
Motorbike trip through Central Vietnam & Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu

Great travel read:
The White Tiger - a great read if you’re travelling through India

Favourite city:
Rome & New York

Bucket list destination:
Safari in Africa

Jaime Kotzmann

Events Travel Co-ordinator

Above Image:
Hubbard Glacier, Alaska onboard Silver Shadow

My travel highlight:
Sunrise game drive watching the great migration at Serengeti, Tanzania

Great travel read:
A year in Provence by Peter Mayle

Favourite city:
Havana, Cuba

Bucket list destination:
Antarctica

Jane Arthur

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Lake Como, Italy

My travel highlight:
Africa is a close 2nd but would have to be escorting a group through Rajasthan in India.

Best foodie experience:
San Miguel market, Madrid & Cipriani, Ibiza. You couldn’t get 2 more different places & cuisines!

Favourite city:
Paris

Bucket list destination:
The Greek Islands

Bill Clohesy

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Hamner Springs, New Zealand

My travel highlight:
Safari through Kruger & wine region of South Africa; Skiing in Aspen, Vail & Park City; Italy Italy Italy!

Great travel read:
Anything in Condé Nast Traveller

Favourite city:
Los Angeles & London

Bucket list destination:
Patagonia, Chile & Mt Kilamanjaro, Kenya

Jane Rawles

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Lake Louise, Canada

My travel highlight:
Getting tickets to Glastonbury Music Festival

Best foodie experience:
A degustation menu & Pinot Grigio at a little Italian Bistro in Montalcino, Tuscany

Favourite city:
London & Seattle

Bucket list destination:
Coachella Music Festival Palm Springs

Brydie Hargadon

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Fiji

My travel highlight:
Swimming with wild dolphins in Christmas Island

Best foodie experience:
Eating fresh seafood daily while living in Aci Trezza, Sicily

Favourite city:
Prague

Bucket list destination:
Costa Rica

Mayra Figgins

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Ketel One Ice Room, Whistler

My travel highlight:
Kenya

Best foodie experience:
Hong Kong

Favourite city:
Salzburg

Bucket list destination:
South America

Nicola Bowman

Nicola Bowman

Private Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Tuscany, Italy

My travel highlight:
Ravello on the Amalfi Coast in Italy

Best foodie experience:
I love Italian food so eating in the small Italian villages where the locals eat

Favourite city:
New York

Bucket list destination:
A safari in Africa

Claire Eddy

Business Account Manager

Above Image:
MONA, Tasmania

My travel highlight:
Watching the sun rise over Angkor Wat, then travelling to Song Saa Private Island to watch the sun set.

Best foodie experience:
Chilli Crab at the local hawker markets in Singapore

Favourite city:
New York

Bucket list destination:
Terra Del Paine, Chile

Simone Scully

Business Account Manager

Above Image:
The Grand Canyon, Arizona

My travel highlight:
Snorkeling with turtles and cave exploring in Tulum, Mexico

Best foodie experience:
Deep dish pizza in Chicago

Favourite city:
Prague

Bucket list destination:
South America

Lee Pownall

Business Account Manager

Above Image:
Botswana, Africa

My travel highlight:
Trekking with the gorillas in Uganda.

Best foodie experience:
Tasting all the amazing dishes Cambodia has to offer. Highly recommend the Fish Amok!

Favourite city:
Istanbul

Bucket list destination:
Madagascar, Galapagos Islands & Sri Lanka. This list goes on!

Meg Lewis

Business Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Venice, Italy

My travel highlight:
Hard to decide – African Safari or cruising the divine Dalmatian coast?

Best foodie experience:
Dinner under the stars on a Dune Desert Safari in Dubai!

Favourite city:
Montenegro

Bucket list destination:
Antarctica – hopefully to be delighted by whales, seals and Emperor penguins.

Taylor Jess

Business Travel Concierge

Above Image:
Bora Bora, Tahiti

My travel highlight:
Zip-lining at North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii

Best foodie experience:
A restaurant in Venice with pastas, risotto, wine & limoncello whilst the host played accordion!

Favourite city:
Paris

Bucket list destination:
Peru, Brazil & Mexico (I can't choose just one!)

Marija Bozic

Graphic Designer

Above Image:
Brooklyn Bridge, New York

My travel highlight:
Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

Best foodie experience:
Greasy burgers from Shake Shack in New York - naughty but delicious!

Favourite city:
New York

Bucket list destination:
Iceland to see the Northern Lights


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CAREERS


Travel is an exciting industry. If you’re an experienced travel consultant and you have a similar philosophy to our Encore Journeys team of delivering ‘Once in a Lifetime’ experiences for your clients, then we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in joining our team,
send a copy of your resume to info@encorejourneys.com.au


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ACCREDITATIONS


Encore Journeys is an independently owned and operated Australian business. As a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and a participant in AFTA’s Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), our accreditations provide peace of mind to travellers.

We also choose to partner with organisations that we feel can add value to the unique services we provide to our clients.