Tina Vaughan – International Travel Advisor
As a child, Tina enjoyed overseas holidays with her family to the US, Bali and Singapore. When it came to choose what to study at university she naturally decided on a degree in Leisure Studies with a Major in Travel and Tourism. Tina completed her degree in 1992, along with a Diploma in Travel that same year.
Her first ‘real’ overseas adventure was a 9 month trip to the US, where she was lucky enough to obtain a rare ‘work visa,’ which allowed her live and work in Aspen Colorado – her dream destination. After the ski season, she was lucky enough to backpack the majority of the Eastern USA.
When Tina returned to Sydney, she started working for a small regional airline, and then indulged her passion for all things ski related, by working with a ski wholesaler. In early 2001, she ventured into Retail travel, which enabled her to then sell the world!
During the last 17 years, as a retail consultant, Tina has been lucky enough to travel to many destinations, including Canada, Europe and Asia, but her favourite would have to be the magnificent African Continent. She is passionate about Africa – the experience of seeing animals in the wild is both breathtaking and surreal. She loves that you can combine the ‘wildlife’ experience with beautiful ‘location appropriate’ lodgings, from tented camps to deluxe homesteads.
Working at Mary Rossi Travel has been a dream come true for Tina. “We have many preferred partnerships with the premier hotel chains, five star cruise lines, and are members of Virtuoso – an exclusive network, which enables us to offer our clients a ‘little something extra’ and also access the best contacts, through which we can arrange your travels. We also have an amazing amount of knowledge amongst the consultants, which we are all too happy to share with each other – if I have not been somewhere, I am able to speak with someone who has!”
Not only does Tina assist her clients who want to travel in luxury, but also those who are more budget conscious, or more independent in their style of travel. She loves making her client’s travel dreams become a reality!
Tina’s recent travels include Sri Lanka late last year to explore some of the beautiful 5 star resorts, and in January this year to the east coast of the USA for further explorations with her 18 year old daughter!
This year she’s looking forward to a wellness getaway in Bali and a ski trip to New Zealand.
Give Tina a call in Lindfield on 9416 4107 or email her by clicking here.