Meet the team

Many of our staff approached ATPI Cruise & Travel for the opportunity to work for us, attracted by the company ethos, standards of service and excellent reputation. Every one of our staff is focused on you, your family, your individual needs and they possess the skills and experience to provide you with the ultimate, customer focused travel service. The team are all proud Virtuoso Advisors who love going the extra mile in finding the most amazing deals and experiences for their clients.

Claire Winnel

Claire has been in the travel industry for over 30 years, starting her career in the UK where she was born. She has travelled extensively throughout Europe, North America, Asia, South America and the Pacific.

She has strived to establish great relationships with her clients going above and beyond in ensuring that their travel experience exceeds expectations.

Sarah Bush
Head of Events & Leisure

Sarah’s passion for exceptional service levels and standards, ability to handpick staff that are the best of the best, and striving to remain an employer of choice, is a talent Sarah is proud to bring to the ATPI Group and as Head of Events & Leisure.

Sarah is dedicated to training and mentoring her Events and Leisure teams by continuing to raise the bar with customer service levels that strengthen vital relationships with both clients and suppliers.

Patricia Saric
Cruise and Travel Specialist

Patricia has over 30 years’ industry experience. Born and educated in Peru she has travelled the world acquiring amazing experiences.

Patricia has travelled extensively through North America, South America, Africa, India, Europe, Asia & the Pacific Islands. With her incredible knowledge, experience and attention to detail she provides exceptional service and outstanding travel itineraries.

Fiona O’Dowd
Cruise and Travel Specialist

Fiona has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years starting her career in a ticket office working with airlines before moving over to retail travel. Fiona loves planning dream holidays for her clients as no two itineraries or experiences are the same and she treats every holiday like it’s her own. Fiona has travelled through Asia, USA, Canada, Peru, UK, Ireland and Europe.

Fiona has worked for both large and small travel companies which has allowed her to obtain valuable experience within the travel industry.

Yvette Scalas
Cruise and Travel Specialist

Yvette has worked in the Travel Industry for over 20 years. She has worked in both Retail and Corporate offices and is loving working locally in our Terrigal office.

Yvette has travelled through Asia, USA, Egypt, Africa, UK & Europe, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. She loves helping clients plan their dream holiday and with her attention to detail and the ability to delve deep to find great options, she gains great satisfaction from a happy client.

Kate McLean
Travel Manager – Corporate Leisure Clients

Kate has 34 years’ travel industry experience and has been a Virtuoso Advisor for 13 years. She has travelled extensively through Canada, Alaska, mainland USA, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa. Kate has also cruised Australia, New Zealand, Alaska, Caribbean, Europe and the North Sea on multiple cruise lines in most categories. She has travelled the world and has extensive knowledge of the most amazing, luxury and unique destinations. With this expertise, experience and particular attention to the finest detail, Kate provides breathtaking holiday experiences.

Contact our cruise and holiday experts today. Call 1300 359 648

Contact our cruise and holiday experts today.

Call 1300 359 648