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Brett Dann

CEO / Managing Director

In my 29 years in travel I have been fortunate enough to travel to the corners of the globe. My family love cruising for its fantastic choice of cruise product & destination diversity. My wife & I recently travelled to the Baltics & Scandinavia onboard Holland America Lines ‘Eurodam’ and have just returned from an incredible family holiday to North America that included a cruise onboard Royal Caribbean Cruises colossal ‘Oasis of the Seas’ followed by New Years in New York City and skiing in Colorado.. I’ve always loved the quote “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page – my aim is read as many “novels” as possible!

Shaun Houston

Group GM / Director

Travel is addictive and I have been on this drug for 28 years and loved every minute of it. There is nothing better than enjoying this amazing world we live in, exploring it with your family and friends. I am a big fan of New York and the US in general but will take any chance I get to head off to Europe and the UK, especially London. I have been lucky enough to take my family to Disneyland and Disneyworld as well as enjoying a Disney cruise (I must be a Disney tragic), Hong Kong, Singapore and Canada. Travelling is a great family pastime and brings us closer together with all the fabulous memories.

Louise Dann

General Manager - Retail

With 15 years in this industry I’ve been fortunate to experience the corners of the globe. Cruising is a specialty of mine along with shopping, all of which I consider myself at the top of my game. Having cruised on an extensive array of ships, I am often asked which has been my most favourite and I would have to say Celebrity Solstice, Quantum of the Seas and Disney Cruise Line are certainly at the top of my list.

Lisa Tjandi

Head of Retail - HTG Travel

Wow… what a great job I have. In my 20+ years in the industry I’ve visited many amazing places both domestic and international. Some of my highlights would include Kathmandu and trekking through the Annapurna, seeing a herd of Elephants run across the road in front of me in Africa, floating down the Mekong sipping on a cocktail listening to the sounds of Asia or seeing the joy in my children’s eyes when I took them to Disneyworld. All these memories will stay with me forever. They make me the person I am today.

David Filmer

Head of Business Travel

I have been lucky to enjoy a long and exciting career in the travel industry which combines my love of travel and experiencing new places and cultures with my love of planning and organising the perfect trip. Having been a tour guide in Europe, I will always have a soft spot for visiting its many historical monuments but I also love a good adventure in Asia, or a restful resort in the South Pacific.

Nicholas Dann

Business Systems Manager

After growing up in & around the travel industry, I became in love with travel at a young age & naturally fell into travel after completing school. Having parents who are travel industry innovators, has inspired a deep passion to follow in their footsteps & make my own mark on the travel industry. My passion is cruising; to me nothing beats a cruise holiday. I have completed over 30 cruises all over this planet we call home,with some on my top picks being Quantum of the Seas, Disney Cruise Line & Vietnam Mekong River cruising. Caribbean cruising would have to be my favourite cruise destination though & I would happily be back there in a heartbeat.

Hudson Dann

Head of Baby Travel


Jenni Newphry

Finance manager

I have been Finance Manager at HTG since March 2006. I recently spent 3 weeks travelling through Vietnam and Cambodia with a short stopover in Singapore. Awesome destinations! Can’t wait to go back! I have recently also started thinking about another cruise. I have been on four so far and it’s a fabulous way to relax! I have a driving holiday around Tasmania in my sights for next March as well. Short breaks to Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane have been great to re-charge the batteries between big trips. So many places, so little time! Can someone print me a leave form…

Dale Rutledge

Finance Co-ordinator

I have worked for HTG since Sept 2004 and last year travelled to Vietnam, Laos, & Cambodia which was amazing. I have also visited New Zealand, Northern Territory & various parts of far North Queensland, but my favourite destination will always be “Africa”, which I have been lucky enough to be “On Safari” with Helga Saxarra twice.

Renay Marrett

Finance Co-ordinator

I have been a Travel Consultant for over 20 years and never lose the excitement of helping people organise their holidays. Whether it is a weekend away, a honeymoon or safari in Africa- it is always rewarding to hand out their tickets and see all the planning come together.

Allison Egar

Finance Co-ordinator

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Melissa McKay

Finance Co-ordinator

I have been in the travel industry since 1999. Obviously love travelling myself – visiting amazing sights, experiencing new cultures and eating yummy cuisine. A warm climate helps too. I have travelled to North America, New Zealand, Europe, Bali, South Pacific and don’t forget Australia. Too many places, so little time! Having my own young kids, I now appreciate travelling with a family and on a budget.

Kirstie Arthur

Finance Co-ordinator

I have recently started with HTG having not worked in the travel industry before – I am excited to join the team and have started adding to my bucket list already! Previously I have been to Bali, Thailand, Fiji, New Caledonia (on a cruise) and Port Douglas. I enjoy everything about traveling including the lead up, saving and planning, so to now be part of the HTG team where this is what we deal with everyday is very exciting!

Justine Koutsoukos

Marketing Co-Ordinator

Give me a cocktail, some sun, shopping and great dining and you have my perfect holiday recipe. From tropical Hawaii, to the bright lights in Las Vegas, shopping in New York and can’t forget the amazing pizza in Italy. I can safely say I have the travel bug and don’t plan to stop until I’ve seen it all!

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