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Our Team

John Hancock - Partner

Following retirement from the Banking industry as State Manager WA for the Australian Bank and Bank of New Zealand, John served as Managing Director of a public company in the Property and Services sectors. John then joined the Travel Agency in 1993 in a semi retirement capacity. Having always extensively travelled, John found a passion for helping others to enjoy travel as much as he did. He delights in finding a way to do something that nobody else can achieve, so if you are looking for a unusual or adventurous itinerary, John is the person to see. He has been an Insight Tours Top Achiever for the past 15 years and has extensive coach touring experience in Europe, including special group tours conducted by City Beach Travel and Cruise. John also has extensive cruise experience including cruising Australia to Europe via North America and the Panama Canal, Alaska, South America and Antarctica and Europe to Australia via the Suez Canal.

Previously on the Travellers Choice Board for 10 years, John has been on the board of Travellers Choice (previously Community Travel Group) for the past 10 years and has made a considerable contribution to the running of the group. His other passion is Rugby Union and he has served on the Judiciary in Perth since 2000, following ten years of 1st Grade and Schoolboy coaching in Perth. He has been awarded a Paul Harris Fellow from Rotary and is a Life Member of Wests Subiaco Rugby Club.

 

Gemma Smith - Managing Senior Consultant

Gemma has joined our agency with a wealth of knowledge and travel experience. Gemma has a diploma in Travel and Tourism and has been in the industry for 19 years. Gemma started working for a wholesale New Zealand company then moved to retail just over 8 years ago. Gemma has an unbelievable knowledge of New Zealand and even worked the Ski Slopes. Since then she has travelled the world from the weird to wonderful including Peru where Gemma hiked the Lares Trek and visited the highest lake in the world Lake Titicaca, Buenos Aires to tango thru the streets. Gemma has travelled to the United States and Canada on several occasions, cruised along the Rhine with a highlight being the Keukenhof Gardens, has sung through the hills of Austria to the Sound of Music, and travelled Europe on a Contiki Tour. Recent travel has included visits to Uganda, Switzerland, Darwin and Kakadu, Morocco, Turkey, London and a cruise on The True North through the Kimberley’s.

Gemma has been a top seller of Club Med and has had the pleasure of visiting Club Med Maldives, Cherating Beach and Phuket. Over the years she has also travelled Vietnam by train, camped through South Africa, relaxed in the Cook Islands and shopped in Bali, Kuala Lumpur and visited the Orang –Utans of Borneo. She has had the pleasure of cruising on the Queen Mary 2 and recently attained her Master Cruise Accreditation. Gemma will go out of her way to ensure your travel experience with City Beach Travel will be very enjoyable and memorable.

Awards & Accreditations:
ICCA – Master Cruise Consultant
Cruise Team/Qantas holidays - Global Achiever/ cruise achiever 2015
Cruise Team/Qantas holidays - Global Achiever/ cruise achiever 2014
2014 NTIA Finalist ‘Best Retail Consultant’ International Travel Sales – TAFE (2002)
Tauck – Accredited Agent
Princess Cruises 'Commodore' Accredited Agent

 

Michelle Hancock - Senior Consultant

Michelle has been in the travel industry for eight years as a Consultant, but started stamping brochures and doing the accounts in her parent's agency at the age of 15. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at UWA she travelled widely through Europe on two Contiki tours and enjoyed backpacking extensively whilst living in London for two years. After 3 years with Flight Centre as one of their Global Achieving Consultants, Michelle decided to join the family business in 2005. In the past 3 years Michelle has also travelled to Vietnam, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Singapore, China, Botswana, South Africa, LA, Hong Kong, Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand and Mauritius and Cruised Tropical North Queensland as well as visiting Bali, Mexico, Maldives, Rio de Janerio, Buenos Aires and Iguassu Falls.

In 2009 Michelle travelled to Morocco and Dubai as an Insight Tours Top Achiever, experienced a self drive canal boat through the Burgundy region of France, cycled through the Loire Valley and travelled extensively through Italy. She was also very honoured to be invited on the 2009 Insight Vacations Top Achiever trip to Budapest, Vienna and Prague making Michelle our unofficial Europe expert. Most recently Michelle has visited Rwanda (to see the Gorillas), the Okavango Delta in Botswana, has taken Rovos Rail from Victoria Falls to Pretoria and enjoyed Sabi Sands in South Africa. Michelle has a passion for Africa and is more than happy to share her experiences and knowledge with you.

Awards & Accreditations:
Insight Tours Top Achiever 2009
BA Commerce, Accounting & Marketing
ICCA – Accredited Cruise Consultant
Tauck – Accredited Agent
Princess Cruises 'Commodore' Accredited Agent

 

Sheree Wilson - Senior Consultant

Currently on maternity leave, Sheree is one of our Senior Consultants and is the quiet achiever of City Beach Travel & Cruise. Having been with us since 2002, she has travelled extensively for her young age including trips to Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Africa/Mauritius, Europe, Fiji, New Zealand, Dubai, Japan, Croatia, Greece, Indonesia (Club Med Bintan) and has particularly enjoyed her trip to America as a Qantas Holidays Top Achiever. Sheree has also experienced all the excitement and adventure that is Contiki, touring through Europe, Canada and USA and has also enjoying a winter Scenic Tour of Canada. An accredited International Cruise Consultant with the International Cruise Council, Sheree can draw on her experience cruising Asia to help plan your dream cruise.

Sheree recently enjoyed an Achiever Cruise from New York onboard Royal Caribbean ‘Quantum of the Seas’ and has enjoyed more recent travels to Sri Lanka, The Czech Republic, Germany, France, Darwin, skiing in Japan, honeymooning in Koh Samui and a Scenic Achiever Trip through Peru and the Amazon.

Awards & Accreditations:
Cruise Team/Qantas holidays - Global Achiever/ cruise achiever 2015
Cruise Team/Qantas holidays - Global Achiever/ cruise achiever 2014
Rail Plus - Rail expert graduate 2013
SCENIC TOURS top achiever 2011/2012
Qantas Holidays – Domestic Top Achiever 2007 & 2008
International Travel Sales – TAFE (2002)
ICCA – Accredited Cruise Consultant
Tauck – Accredited Agent
Princess Cruises 'Commodore' Accredited Agent

 

Hannah Omodei - Senior Consultant

Hannah has been with City Beach Travel and Cruise for since 2007. Prior to joining our team she was bitten by the travel bug whilst travelling throughout Europe with friends and once back in Perth was inspired to work in the travel industry so she could see more of the world. Since working for City Beach Travel and Cruise, Hannah has travelled to Dubai, Borneo, Phuket, New Zealand, Singapore, Mauritius, Bali, Africa and throughout the Northern Territory. More recently Hannah has discovered Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Canada, France, Germany, Amsterdam, European River Cruising, Cruising on Queen Mary 2, Switzerland and America.

 

Awards & Accreditations:
Western Australian Holiday Specialist
Level 1 Trafalgar Specialist
Cert III in Tourism (International Retail Travel Sales)
Princess Cruises 'Commodore' Accredited Agent
P&O Cruises ‘Commodore’ Accredited Agent
CLIA - Accredited Cruise Consultant
Canadian Tourism Commission - Canadian Specialist Accreditation
South Australian Tourism Commission – South Australian Expert

 

Kelly Hutchinson - Senior Consultant

Our newest member, Kelly, joined the team in 2016. After spending 12 months working in Canada, Kelly returned to start her travel career, working with a large global travel chain for 7 years. Kelly then moved to Melbourne where she worked for 3 years specialising in Scandinavia & Russia. Kelly’s passion for travel has taken her to East Africa - Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Dubai, Cairo, Shanghai, Beijing and Xian. She has also travelled throughout South East Asia including Phuket, Bangkok, Singapore, Vietnam, Kuala Lumpur, Penang, and to New Zealand – North Island as well as the USA – East and West Coast, Hawaii and Canada.

 

Awards & Accreditations:
Individual Global Achiever with Flight Centre
Diploma of Travel & Tourism
Certificate III in Small Business

 

Greer Hancock - Marketing and Administration

With a background in Marketing, Greer has been working part time with the team since 2009. Greer enjoys organising our exclusive client events and keeping you informed with the latest travel deals.

Awards & Accreditations:
Bachelor of Communications

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