I have been in the travel industry for quite some time starting as a tour guide in Europe and Russia in the early 90s. Even at this early stage in my career I realized that travelers were not only looking for an experience, something that would create a memory for a lifetime but also sharing this experience with other people.
After five years working and travelling overseas I returned to Australia and started working for a large Australian Travel Agency chain on both the east and west coast where I continued to encounter people that were looking for something different. It was also at this time that I noticed there were a large number of people that wanted to travel but for various reasons had no one to travel with; they were looking to find someone similar in nature to themselves to enjoy and share a wonderful experience with.
The structure of these large chains makes it very difficult to specialize in one area and very difficult to create specialised itineraries so after many years of selling stock standard tours in brochures that the company told us to sell from, I bought my own Agency, Harvey World Travel Belmont in Belmont Forum, in the hope of being able to try and create a specialty arm to help to put like minded people together. Although I now owned my own agency I still found the same restrictions applied as any large chain. So finally after many years of trying to work with Solo Travel and create specialised itineraries, I created Travel With Me.
Travel with Me is fully accredited with AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and ATAS (AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme). This means you are in the safe hands of a trusted and reputable travel agent, our knowledge and our supplier network will ensure you get access to the very best quality travel experiences. The difference is that we specialise in Solo Travel and create opportunities to find travel companions for our members.
We now have over 2600 members around Australia and this is growing rapidly. There are so many people who are travelling Solo whether by choice or circumstance, who are wanting both fair deals for Solos as well as like minded people to share their experiences with. If you are looking for a great Solo deal or a specialised quote then check out our website for some great travel options and ideas. We have a range of HOT Solo independent deals as well as a variety of escorted Exclusive and Selected Journeys. If you are looking to receive the latest Solo Deals and information then please subscribe to our Solo Traveller Club (its FREE) and be sure to follow us on Facebook for some great travel tips and ideas.
If you don’t find what you are looking for on our website then please contact us and we will get it for you. If you would like to be notified of any particular destination or travel deal then please let us know and we will add you to one of our ”wish lists”.
If you are in Perth then why don’t you join us at one of our Solo Traveller meetups?. We meet every month in Leederville and Mandurah.
Travel with Me understands Solo Travel and we are here for you. Feel free to call Annette, Lisa, Tina, Donna, Rebecca, Jean or Kitty with any queries you may have and don’t let being Solo stop you from pursuing your travel dreams.
Annette Porter, Director, Travel With Me