About Anthony Smith Travel:
Anthony Smith Travel are independent mobile travel professionals proudly powered by the Travel Partners network. Currently consisting of Anthony Smith whom is based in Redland City, QLD and Kevin Smith whom is based in Ipswich & Redland City. QLD. Anthony Smith Travel specializes in Package, Guided & Cruise Holidays. We can visit you in the privacy of your own home, work alongside you in your place of business or favourite cafe, or by phone and email, all at a time that is convenient to you.
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About Anthony Smith:
From an early age I have had a passion for geography, history & nature which has led to my love of travel. With over 18 years of travel industry experience, I believe customer service is key. I pride myself on being able to prepare seamless travel arrangements as I take the time to listen and offer expert suggestions to ensure each trip is truly memorable.
My love of travel was cemented with a family holiday to the UK when I was 18 years old, and within days of completing my Year 12 studies I was back in the UK on a working holiday before donning the backpack & travelling Europe. During my time at university studying journalism & tourism I would spend my summer months travelling back to Europe. On finishing university, I joined Flight Centre where I worked for over 17 years to continue my love of travel. Throughout this time, I have been lucky enough to step foot on all 7 continents and visit over 50 countries. Please don’t ask me for a favourite destination, I have enjoyed everywhere I have been (even when things have gone south) for various reasons, different destinations are special for different reasons. Some of my most memorable trips include Christmas in Antarctica, the game parks of South Africa, the Rajasthan region of India, relaxing in the Maldives and exploring Cuba.
I love to travel, and I love to arrange other people’s travel. I enjoy sharing my experiences to help enhance others. My journey as an Independent Agent allows me to do this in a relaxed & comfortable environment (no shopping centre interruptions) and gives me greater opportunity to travel & share new experiences.
When I am not travelling or arranging my clients holidays, I ensure I keep up-to-date with the ever changing travel industry by completing various training courses/accreditations, such as P&O Flagship, Princess Cruise Academy, Rocky Mountaineer Specialist, Wendy Wu Wuniversity, Trafalgar Academy, Contiki U, African Travel University, Uniworld University, Insight Specialist & TTC Agent Academy.
About Kevin Smith:
Growing up travelling outside of Australia was the last thing I was going to do, even a family holiday when I was 9 years old to Disneyland, New York & the UK couldn’t change my mind. At the age of 18, I headed to Fiji with my brother & a cousin from the UK, and my eyes were opened to new possibilities. Soon after, I returned to the UK with my cousin and began a 12 month working holiday. I took every opportunity I could to get out and explore & experience new things. On my return to Australia, I began working in home electronic sales, but the desire to travel remained strong.
I took every opportunity I could to travel through Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka & the Maldives with my brothers and friends. Shortly after these trips I was lucky enough to be able to leave electronic sales behind and join the Flight Centre Travel Group with my brother.
I spent the first part of my career based in the Redlands before moving to Ipswich with my young family for the last 5 years of my career. After 10 years and many wonderful opportunities, I decided it was time to focus on my family and work/life balance, and thus joined Anthony Smith Travel as an independant mobile agent. This allows me time to spend with my family as well focus on my customers. With my parents still in the Redlands, I base myself between my home in Ipswich and theirs in the Redlands.