2011 Trade Travel DirectorsTrade Travel is a successful company with two office locations and a very interesting story to tell. After beginning in the tour industry back in 1988 in Mildura business partners and long time family friends Grant McGlashan and Gerard McManus together with their partners Kay and Tania have established a very successful and ever expanding tour company. Trade Travel was incorporated in 1992 and along with a third business partner Mark O’Brien and wife Sue, the company has steadily grown and expanded over the past 25 years. Trade Travel now employs many people with two licenced travel office locations in Queensland and Victoria and local representation in areas throughout Australia.

We are always looking to extend our number of Area Sales Managers throughout Australia and New Zealand.
The business is quite unique and has developed niche markets over the years based on Australia and the Pacific Islands for the seniors sector. Over time they have extended their portfolio of exclusive tours to include over 100 national tours and a vast array of international tours including New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Canada/Alaska, Sabah/Borneo, Taiwan, Hawaii, Vietnam/Cambodia, Fiji and several European destinations.

Their official and highly sought after national sponsorship with Probus South Pacific Ltd. has opened up a huge clientele for the company.
Trade Travel’s involvement with and support of Probus South Pacific was never more evident than in 2007 when it organised and hosted some 850 Probus members and delegates for the Probus 2007 Rendezvous held on the Gold Coast. The Rendezvous was proclaimed the most successful ever held.

Another area of continuing expansion is the Trade Travel Members Department. Trade Travel offers a fantastic opportunity for accommodation providers, attractions and regions to increase their exposure to the group market. This is achieved by their dynamic sales and marketing team promoting their members to a targeted audience in a unique and proven marketing strategy.

  • Our "FAMIL" program is an excellent way for Group and Tour leaders to go and experience a destination first hand. You get to sample the airline, meet the accommodation and touring providers and sample the local cuisine. It is a WIN/WIN situation and a lot of fun!Mark O'Brien
    Trade Travel Director

  • The girls in res are brilliant, when I need a quote or booking I go straight to them, knowing they’ll give us the best possible price and they know exactly what we need.”Val Henry
    Tour Coordinator for Donald Simpson Centre

  • Our recent Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” trip with the Probus Club of Breakfast Point showed us how important it is to look at the country in greater depth. Travelling with the Probus group enabled us to delve beneath the surface and see real outback families and experience the outback in all its many and varied facets. We would recommend the Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” to all.Client of Trade Travel
    Longreach Tour

  • Our recent Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” trip with the Probus Club of Breakfast Point showed us how important it is to look at the country in greater depth. Travelling with the Probus group enabled us to delve beneath the surface and see real outback families and experience the outback in all its many and varied facets. We would recommend the Trade Travel “A Big Week Outback” to all.Client of Trade Travel
    Longreach Tour

  • The girls in res are brilliant, when I need a quote or booking I go straight to them, knowing they’ll give us the best possible price and they know exactly what we need.”Val Henry
    Tour Coordinator for Donald Simpson Centre

  • Our "FAMIL" program is an excellent way for Group and Tour leaders to go and experience a destination first hand. You get to sample the airline, meet the accommodation and touring providers and sample the local cuisine. It is a WIN/WIN situation and a lot of fun!Mark O'Brien
    Trade Travel Director

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