Our job is to make your travel as well-planned and enjoyable as possible. Our team of product managers and travel consultants are dedicated to providing our teachers with personalised and timely communication and service.
Team Leader and Product Manager
Lex is the team leader and product manager for our school and university tours. Lex has a double degree in Law and International Studies, majoring in Italian Language and European Culture. She has on-the-ground experience with a number of major coach tour companies, is multi-lingual and lived in the UK and Europe. Lex has travelled to over 50 countries, with favourites like Swaziland, Italy, Spain, Iceland and Turkey.
Jackie is a product manager for some of our school tours, professional development tours and study tours. She holds a Master of History and has many years experience working in the travel industry. Jackie regularly travels with tour groups to Europe and Asia.
Business Development and Product Manager
Natalie is a product manager for our school tours, co-ordinates sales and marketing activities and oversees the teacher professional development program. She is a qualified teacher with degrees in Business and Education and speaks Italian. Natalie has been leading tours throughout Europe since 2005 and has travelled as a tour manager with many of our school and teacher groups.
James is a product manager and retail consultant working with our school and university tours. He holds a Bachelor degree in tourism and has over 15 years experience in the tourism industry. James has travelled extensively around the globe and has worked as a guide in Europe, Central America and Australia.
Musician / Educator / Product Manager - Music
Royna is highly regarded in the field of Music Education and she has been a Director of Music in secondary schools for over 30 years. She joins our team as the specialist on Music study tours, combining her passion for education and music with developing programs for schools and teacher professional development tours.
Caitlin is a retail consultant who looks after clients booked on our school tours. Caitlin comes from a retail travel background, managing an agency in a busy shopping centre. She has travelled extensively across Europe, Asia and South America and has a degree in English, Text and Writing.
Cassandra is our retail consultant who looks after clients booked on our school tours. She has over 10 years’ experience in the travel and hotel industry, both in Australia and overseas. Travel is her passion, and she has had many adventures travelling through Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Leanne a retail consultant who looks after clients booked on our school tours. Leanne has travelled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Asia and has over 10 years’ experience in the travel industry, beginning as a Qantas flight attendant.
Stuart has 25 years' experience in the travel industry and is a director of Academy Travel. Stuart’s great passion is 20th century history and his detailed knowledge covers both European and American history. He regularly leads tours to Germany and the United States for Academy Travel.
Director, Creative Director
Robert has 20 years' experience designing and leading educational travel programs and is a director of Academy Travel. He has designed and led many tours to Italy, Turkey and the United States, as well as travelling to Asia, North Africa, the Middle East, Russia and Canada. Robert's special interest is in Italian medieval and Renaissance history.
Director, Retail Consultant
Fergus has more than 20 years' experience in the travel industry and is a director of Academy Travel. Fergus manages the retail side of our operation, using his extensive knowledge of airlines and fares to ensure our clients have access to the best travel options available. Fergus has many years experience as a tour manager for groups in Europe and Australia.