I began my travel career in 1991, working with Kuoni travel in Sydney for 5 years prior to moving to American Express corporate as an account executive for large organizations. For the next 7 years I was fortunate enough to co-ordinate and plan not only the requirements for business travellers, but also their family holidays as well. It was a pleasure to provide complete travel services to those business travellers and their families.
After my success in Sydney, as a family we decided to have a “sea change” and move to beautiful Port Macquarie. I joined a local retail travel agency and worked my way up to managing that office for over 11 years. In that time many challenges were faced within the broad spectrum that is the travel industry, however the most rewarding achievement has been the incredible relationships I have built with so many people locally. I love nothing more than planning the perfect holidays for my customers.
The travel bug for me started at an early age thanks to my incredible parents. Nothing beats experiencing other countries, cultures, new culinary delights, intriguing landscapes and beautiful languages of the world. Some destinations I have had the opportunity to explore are Fiji, New Zealand, USA, Canada, Europe, Vietnam, Thailand, Vanuatu, South Pacific cruising, China, Hong Kong…….the list goes on! Still, I have a few more destinations on my bucket list and I love to share my personal adventures, and also create new memories for all my customers, friends and family.
Over the past 5 years I have booked a range of travel requirements through Lauren Howard. Whether a small domestic trip, lengthy international travel with air, cruise and land components, group bookings, or travel needs with an infant – every time it has been a seamless experience because of Lauren’s knowledge and experience.
I consider myself well travelled and informed, but there is always something Lauren thinks of – its reassuring to know she cares so much about making sure our trips are a success and that we have her available for any questions. I am very excited that Lauren has launched iTravel Port Macquarie and will continue to utilise her services and recommend them to my friends and associates.
We have been very fortunate in being able to enjoy several overseas holidays during the last few years. In each case we were lucky to have had the services of Lauren Howard as our travel agent. Lauren’s extensive knowledge and experience has enabled us to take best advantage of available tours and travel options. Her inside knowledge has also gained us several upgrade bonuses that, left to our own resources, we would have missed.
We feel confident, when setting out on a trip that Lauren has managed, that all details have been addressed and we can anticipate a trouble-free and enjoyable experience. We are happy to recommend Lauren to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, patient and helpful travel advisor/agent.