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About Rheom Travel

Rheom Travel is a truly independent, wholly owned Australian Company.

Established in 1989, we are a full service travel management company based in Melbourne. With over 25 years in operation, we offer truly professional advice and industry-leading personalised service.

Our agency is also a full member of AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents), IATA and ATAS, as well as offering full consumer protection cover to all our clients under the BookSmart Insurance model.

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We are proud to be a member of Magellan Travel Group, an exclusive group of well established, highly respected, customer focused and proactive Travel Agents.

CORPORATE

Our corporate travel management services will streamline your business travel for maximum results and return on your business travel investment.

CRUISES

Small or large, in your own backyard or the far corners of the world, we can help you plan the perfect sea-faring adventure.

FAMILY

Bringing the whole family along can be the most fun and rewarding travel experience you can have. We’re family travel specialists and can design the perfect fit for your tribe.

LUXURY

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime experience? Our experts will design the boutique adventure of your dreams and ensure that every detail is taken care of.

GROUP

Join a tour or create your own. We’ve got the perfect combination of guided activity and time for exploration.

SKIING

It’s always snowing somewhere. Tell us what you’re looking for, and we’ll find the slopes to match.

CONFERENCES

Take the leg work out of your next business event, and let us plan your conference for you. Our expertise works to creative unique events that let you work and play in style.

Rheom Travel has three directors:

  • Catherine Stone who has managed a Travel Agency and also has 22 years Travel Industry experience with her main emphasis on family holidays.
  • Hema Desai who holds standard and advanced IATA (International Air Transport Association) diplomas, and has worked in travel for 22 years in 3 different countries and specialises in corporate travel.
  • Marnie Turner with 22 years travel industry experience, (14 years as an agency owner) she is also an ICCA accredited cruise consultant.

In addition to this we have the following team members:

MEET OUR TEAM

MARNIE TURNER

Finance Director

Marnie started her first travel job in 1991 whilst studying business in tourism at night (Diploma in Business in Tourism and Travel Agency Operations) and then started her own travel agency in 1996, Parade Travel & tours. She then went on to own several successful Jetset Franchises.

In 2005 she took a break from business ownership to start a family (2 children) but continued working as a part time travel consultant with Jetset during this time until 2012 when she purchased Rheom Travel. Marnie is responsible for the overall management and administration of the company, but also has a passion for travel and loves working with her clients.

Marnie has travelled extensively throughout most of the world, many places with kids in tow. She specialises in family holidays, luxury travel, skiing and cruising.

Favorite destination to visit? Italy

CATHERINE STONE

Leisure Travel Director

Travel is Catherine’s passion. She has been in the travel industry since 1990 and completed a 2 year Associate Diploma in Travel & Tourism at William Angelis College. Catherine’s travel career started at Hawthorn Travel followed by Emerald Travel, London before returning to Australia as Manager at Burke Road Travel for 7 years. After this time, Catherine started her family of 4 children while working as a Travel Consultant from home through Jetset Blackburn and Hawthorn Travel for 8 years, before purchasing Rheom Travel in 2012.

Catherine specialises in leisure holidays to USA, Europe, Africa and family friendly destinations. She loves to travel, and is very passionate about selling the Dream and Experience to her clients.

Favourite Destination to visit: Africa.

HEMA DESAI

Corporate Travel Director

Travel to Hema is fun, social and spontaneous. Hema has been in the travel industry for over 22 years, beginning in wholesale travel and moving on to Retail and Corporate, but her passion and strength is Corporate Travel. She has worked in travel all over the world including Zimbabwe, UK and Australia.

Hema is our fares and ticketing specialist and has completed both standard and advanced IATA( International Air Travel Association) diplomas.

With her African upbringing and Indian Heritage, Hema prides herself for being a people person who loves listening and talking to clients.

Favourite Destination to visit: Victoria Falls and Bali.

CLAIRE ANDERTON

Travel Consultant

Claire started in the travel industry over 12 years ago. Her passion for travel started at a very young age, taking her first trip overseas when she was 5 yrs old.

Since then Claire has been fortunate to have travelled to Kenya, Vietnam, Thailand, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Islands, travelling around Europe via Coach, Rail & Cruise & taken 5 cruises to various destinations around the world.

After working in both a busy travel office in the Eastern Suburbs & spending the last 3 years working as a home-based consultant, Claire joined the team at Rheom travel as a leisure Travel Consultant in 2013. She specialises in Asia & Pacific, Cruising, Europe, USA & group travel.

Favorite destinations to visit? Africa & Asia

EDWINA MALLIA

Travel Consultant

The travel bug was sown in Edwina’s blood at the age of 14 years when her mother sent her on a school trip to Italy. She has been in the travel industry for over 40 years having received training at British Airways and is now an ATAQ accredited Senior Leisure Travel Consultant. She has worked on both sides of the fence with positions in retail both incoming and outgoing, airlines and as a multi-lingual tourist guide.

Travel is her passion and Edwina has nourished and expanded this love of travel, history, knowledge and language. Her goal is to be able to assist other people, share and participate in splendid and memorable journeys. A wealth of travel experience and enthusiasm to innovate and create unique and exciting itineraries has assisted her in specialising and organising small group tours. She also enjoys the challenge of working and helping clients create their own special itineraries.

Favourite destination to Visit: Europe

KATE BUTLER

Travel Consultant

Kate started her career in travel in 1998 in a corporate agency in Melbourne. After 13 years she moved to Hobart with her family where she worked at Andrew Jones Travel for a fantastic 3 and a half years specialising in leisure travel, particularly Cruising and Europe. She returned to Melbourne in 2014 and joined the Rheom Travel team.

Kate has an enthusiasm and passion for travel, and has travelled extensively over the years. Once her young family grows she is keen to see a lot more of the world and she thoroughly enjoys planning people's holiday and chatting to clients about travel.

Favourite destination? Italy

CATHERINE ITALIANO

Travel Consultant

Catherine started her travel career as a tour guide in Africa. On her first visit, she fell madly in love with the continent and unexpectedly landed a job with the tour company she had travelled with. The chance to stay in Africa was too good to pass up so what was meant to be a seven-week trip ended up being the start of a three-year adventure, during which she got to experience some of the best Africa has to offer.

In the following years, Catherine travelled throughout South America, Spain and the United Kingdom before returning to Australia. She completed the necessary training and worked as an Adventure travel consultant with Peregrine. In 2000 an opportunity to escort walking tours in Italy took her to the stunning Amalfi coast and Sicily, which she continued for several years. After taking a break to have a family, Catherine returned to travel in 2012 and has now joined the Rheom Travel team. She loves designing individual itineraries and understands the joys of travelling with children.

Favourite Destination: Africa

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