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Benalla Travel | Who We Are
An independently-owned, award winning travel management company that offers professional advice, expertise and highly personalised service for savvy leisure and corporate travellers. Based in Benalla, North East Victoria.
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Who We Are

WHO WE ARE 

Travellers aspirations have certainly evolved over the past decades, from the simple beach holiday with family and friends, to group and private tailor-made travel that focuses on social, environmental and cultural awareness, in every corner of the world! Over the last thirty years working in and loving travel, we have been privileged to have travelled (to almost every nook and cranny) though out the world! From simple to luxury, ‘slow travel’ pleasures through to fast paced adventure and experiential travel – not to mention the trials and tribulations of modern day travel, we have experienced it all!

Of course our travel designers, all have their favourite destinations, sprouting their favourite hotels and insisting we eat at particular restaurants – but If Benalla Travel has one secret to share it’s the importance of the journey, from the excitement of the planning to the precise details we put in place in getting you there, with-out drama, stress and in the comfort your accustomed to!

In 2018 we are on the hunt for the most exciting, unique and interesting travel adventures which we want to share with you. Whether it’s up-to-the-moment travel information on new destinations and hotel openings or the latest travel news on all the old favourites, from what’s happening in art, design, architecture and culture to what chef’s are cooking where – we love keeping up with what’s [travel] hot.  We hope our travel blog inspires you, as we wish to share our personal stories and experiences of fabulous hotels and award winning airlines, link you to our travel partners and create creative and innovative travel experiences for you. Anywhere and everything is possible!

We are an independently-owned, award winning travel management company offering professional advice, expertise and highly personalised service for savvy leisure and corporate travellers. Based in North East Victoria, Benalla Travel brings a world of travel to both city and regionally-based clients Australia-wide. With over thirty years of professional travel industry experience, we believe that great travel should be not only incredibly inspiring, but relaxing and safe.

We understand that travel time is a precious commodity and we’re experts at planning complex itineraries and smoothing airline connections, saving you time and energy. We believe great travel experiences start with great hotels that have taste, soul and come in a range of styles.  Followed by great food experiences that explore the past and present, and cultural experiences that define the people and places you explore.  Both corporate and leisure travellers will benefit from our long-standing industry experience and connections which means that we can find you the best fares, seats, accommodation and insurance to suit individual and company travel requirements.  We also understand that travel can turn tricky so we are only a phone call away, taking care of any travel dramas 24/7. Not forgetting some of us are old school,  so our experienced travel designers Liesl Visagie, Amelia Saunders, Stephen Coulter, Shaun Langlands and Managing Directors Frank Stephens and Fiona Stephens are very pleased to chat face to face about your travel requirements!

ACCREDITATIONS

The Travel industry has a number of governing bodies and membership networks that keep us professionally informed and accountable. We are a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and the International Cruise Council of Australasia (ICCA).  The AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) is an industry accreditation scheme that sets the benchmark of quality for the travel industry.  Benalla Travel is ATAS accredited.  

            

Memberships to travel organisations opens doors and provides connections, insuring our clients benefit from exclusive airfares, hotel rates,  privileges and complimentary benefits. Benalla Travel is a member of the exclusive Magellan Travel Group of Australian independent Travel Agencies.  A member of the Signature Travel, a network of more than 6,000 travel professionals who share one objective: to serve the unique needs of discerning travellers and ensuring clients receive the benefit of destination and product expertise, as well as access to one-of-a-kind experiences.

     

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Living and working in regional Victoria we understand the importance of local community engagement and the positive impact that sponsorship can have within our community.  We are proud to support our region through sponsoring local community group events and projects, cultural institutions, schools and sporting clubs.

Benalla Travel is also proud to be involved with the Magellan Travel Group Foundation, collectively making a difference with funds distributed between four projects including The Fred Hollows Foundation, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Days for Girls International and the Foundation for Australia’s Most Endangered Species Ltd.  For more information and contributions please visit www.magellantravel.com.au or contact foundation@magellantravel.com.au.

BENALLA TRAVEL THANKS 

Photography courtesy of Jamie Durrant Essentials Magazine and Multimedia [ www.essentialsmagazine.com.au ] and Andrew Ashton Photography [ www.ashtonphoto.com.au ]. Editorial content by Fiona Stephens, Jacque Durrant and Richard Cornish.