About Us

Our Story

Established in 1982 by Barbara Whitten and the late Ruth Weinstock, Anywhere Travel is an award-winning Australian-owned company. With 27 staff, we are one of the largest independent travel agents in Australia and boast unrivalled expertise in business and leisure travel.

Our ‘one stop shop’ approach guarantees exceptional attention to detail and personalised handling of every customer’s travel plans. We are not a call centre, instead we offer dedicated 24/7 support through qualified agents. Travel is a highly competitive industry and our success and longevity is a result of our ability to stay relevant and our commitment to never stop learning.

At Anywhere Travel our staff are our most valuable resource. Our team is extremely well trained and passionate about travel with a number of key staff reaching more than 10 or over 20 years of service.

Our Leadership Team

Barbara Whitten
Managing Director

Barbara, an established and respected veteran of the travel industry is a key member of various professional bodies and affiliations.

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For 45 years, she has been the driving force of the development of Anywhere Travel. Further, with 37 years’ experience, her vision for niche market diversification has been consolidated in recent years through implementation of latest technology and specialist staff training. She has a vast network of contacts and an extensive knowledge of the workings of the travel industry.

Nik Young
General Manager

With over 21 years in the travel industry Nik has recently joined Anywhere Travel. Growing up in many different countries led to a love of travel and the aviation industry.

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After 12 years developing travel programmes in London (UK) and New York (USA) he made the move to Australia in 2006. His role as General Manager covers all aspects of the business, including technology, business & product development, customer & supplier management, as well as staff development.

Vanessa Dunham
Head of Account Management

With 25+ years of experience in the travel industry, Vanessa is a highly effective Account Manager with a strong focus on customer service and a proven history of success.

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Vanessa provides her clients with guidance for possible future savings in their travel and insights into their purchasing behaviour. She delivers business operational performance by identifying weak areas and initiating effective improvements and approaches, executing against strategies and timelines as per the client’s needs. She is driven by the need to succeed and thrives in a challenging environment.

Steve Thompson
Leisure Retail Manager

Steve has been with Anywhere Travel for over 7 years. Steve has 12 years’ experience in the travel industry with 9 years specialising in luxury leisure travel, he successfully guides the leisure team with the best suppliers.

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He has a wealth of knowledge having personally been travelling for over 12 years and have been to various worldwide destinations and continue to explore new destinations every year on his personal travels.

Rochelle Bird
Corporate Team Manager

Rochelle joined the Corporate Travel team at Anywhere Travel 2014.

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I have been in the travel industry for over 19 years and with Anywhere Travel for the last 4 years working with the Corporate and Leisure teams. Throughout my time in the travel industry , I have been lucky to experience many places I never imagined and love to travel to the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia. There’s always a new and exciting destination to explore.

Amanda Zhong
Financial Controller

Amanda has been in the travel industry as an accountant for over 10 years.  Amanda finished her Master’s degree of Accountant CY at UTS and joined the Anywhere Travel team in 2008.


Anywhere Travel is recognised as a leading travel business and has achieved preferred status or membership with a number of key travel suppliers and networks. These partnerships give our clients access to priority service and support, express refunds, priority waitlists and exclusive access to discounted special fares.

Business Travel

CT Partners

CT Partners is a dynamic group of independent travel agencies. Established in early 2004, the group is made up of 20 of the largest independent corporate travel management firms, with a combined turnover of over $1 billion, allowing the negotiation powers of the big franchised agencies. Our membership and involvement with CT Partners means you get all the attention and care of an independent personal agency as well as the benefits received by the larger franchised agencies.

Luxury Travel


As a member of the most powerful organisation in luxury travel, Anywhere Travel has access to competitive pricing in luxury travel as well as complimentary room upgrades, airport transfers, special dining experiences, exclusive shore excursions and custom itineraries offered by the world’s best providers of upscale travel. Beyond the monetary value, our Virtuoso membership strengthens relationships with the finest hotels, resorts, spas, cruise lines and tour operators and ensures you are treated with utmost respect and care wherever your travels take you.

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Business Travel

Lufthansa City Centre

Lufthansa City Center is an independent travel agency franchise organisation with a network in 85 countries. The membership ensures uniform, premium service in all locations and gives Anywhere Travel the ability to source fares and products through this worldwide network for the benefit of our customers.

Social Responsibility

Our commitment to our clients, the community and the environment extends through the provision of services for seriously ill passengers, access to global carbon offset projects and donations to many more charities in addition to those highlighted below.

Anywhere Travel has been a long-term supporter of Dreams 2 Live 4 and it is our privilege to be involved in such a worthy cause to provide exclusive airfares and support from our preferred partners to make dreamers’ requests come true.

It is always with mixed emotions we read the dreamers’ stories, but it is humbling to be involved with such an amazing charity.

WIZO Australia, the Women’s International Zionist Organisation, is a non-party international movement dedicated to the welfare of all sectors of Israeli society. Anywhere Travel has been a proud supporter for many years and works closely with the Australian team.

WIZO is recognised by the United Nations as a Non-Government Organisation, with consultative status on ECOSOC and UNICEF.

WIZO enriches the lives of children and youngsters in day care centres and schools, provides a framework for youth in its network of youth clubs and one-on-one assistance for teenage girls in distress and victims of domestic violence.

Prince of Wales Hospital Foundation Ltd (POWHF) is a successfully established health promotion charity supporting the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick.

Anywhere Travel has been a long-term supporter and it is our privilege to help fund this great charity in its work to advance the health of Australians through innovation and excellence in patient care, research, education and health promotion.

Anywhere Travel has been working with South Pole for many years, providing clients a solution to map and offset the carbon footprint of their travel. South Pole has developed over 700 emissions reduction and renewable energy projects in more than 40 countries.

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