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Go globetrotting with The Travel Show with Luxury Escapes.



Role: Head of Tours 
Favourite Destination: Puglia, Italy  
In a role that could easily be regarded as one of the best in the world, Head of Tours at Luxury Escapes, Sonia has built the department from the ground up. When she’s not in the office, she is travelling the world uncovering the next must-visit, bucket-list destination. If you want to be ahead of travel trends, there is no source better than Sonia. With over 20 years in the travel industry, her extensive global network has been imperative to shaping the way Luxury Escapes members travel. Sonia’s tours enable travellers to be fully immersed in new destinations, travelling like a local and accessing incredible insider experiences, all while staying in absolute luxury across the globe.



Role: Partnerships and Contracting Manager 
Favourite Destination: New York  
Globe trotter Trent is no stranger to travel, based in two countries his time is regularly split between New York and Melbourne. Trent has been instrumental in opening Luxury Escapes up to new markets with a big focus on the US. With an always on attitude and enthusiasm for getting the most out of every experience, Trent has been integral in creating connections with high-end CBD hotels across the world.  He knows the ins and outs of the hotel world and has an in-house reputation for securing one-of-a-kind inclusions that elevate the experience of each Luxury Escapes traveller – it’s Trent’s level of detail that makes Luxury Escapes packages stand out.



Role: Head of Brand and Community 
Favourite Destination: Paris 
Chelsea has her finger firmly on the pulse of travel covering everything from travel trends, the hottest destinations, newest gadgets, tips and industry news. As Head of Brand and Community at Luxury Escapes she has been a trailblazer, securing high-level partnerships with renowned travel brands including Qantas.  With a love for all things food and wine, Chelsea is the go-to woman for recommendations anywhere in the world – whether it’s a winery in Tasmania or hidden dive bar in New York.  Rest assured all her recommendations come first-hand. Chelsea regularly travels the world with the Luxury Escapes film crew to show Australians the best places to eat, drink, stay and play all over the globe.



Role: Partnerships and Contracting Manager 
Favourite Destination: Dubai 
Mark’s attention to detail is second to none and it is his innate ability to uncover what makes each property special that has led to him not only becoming a respected expert in his field, but also a trusted contact with incredible high-end brands such as One & Only. From the iconic sail-like structure of the Burj Al Arab to the Burj Khalifa – the most luxurious hotel in the world, Mark has conquered it all. With his focus heavily on the UAE, it’s no surprise that this part of the world has suddenly accelerated into Australia’s fastest growing travel destination. When it comes to evaluating a property, Mark’s opinion is worth its weight in gold. He personally tests out the beds and samples the cocktails on every deal he runs to ensure they’re up to the Luxury Escapes quality.



Role: Partnerships and Contracting Manager 
Favourite Destination: Sri Lanka
As a long-time passionate traveller, Tim’s interests give him the ability to sit across an incredibly diverse range of travel: from adventure-focused snow escapes to gourmet food and wine getaways. He is an expert in domestic travel and is credited for enabling Luxury Escapes members to discover the joy of exploring their own back yards, along with opening the door to emerging
destinations such as Sri Lanka. Tim has formed formidable ties with some of Australia’s most prestigious properties including Pretty Beach House (one of only three Australian hotels to receive the highly-coveted 2019 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List Award).



Role: Tourism Board Partnership Manager
Favourite Destination: Africa
With over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, Jodie is not only one of our most well-travelled Luxury Escapes staffers, but also one of the most insightful. She’s travelled to all seven continents exploring new cities, cultures and of course, the food and wine! Her love of travel blossomed early after spending time as an exchange student in Denmark and working in London. A true travel chameleon in every sense of the word, these days Jodie is just as at home glamping on the wild plains of Africa as she is scuba diving in Mexico or recharging the batteries at a tranquil retreat in Bali. You’ll find Jodie travelling the globe uncovering up-and-coming destinations with our TV show and working with major tourism boards around the world to inspire travel.