Contact Jillian Brodie

About Jillian Brodie

I've been in the Travel Industry for over 25 years in both the retail and wholesale areas. Like so many others, in 2020 I lost my permanent job in the Travel Industry due to the effects of Covid-19 and have worked in various roles, although my passion and energy is still in travel.

I had wanted to work in the Travel Industry as a teenager so after travelling the world and making a start in the insurance industry, it was great to start my career in travel via the Budget Travel Graduate course.

What I love most about my job is being part of clients' travel experiences. I believe it starts with sharing knowledge, imparting information, understanding clients' travel needs, and putting yourself in their shoes.

My personal and business travel experiences have taken me to 45 countries where I have had some incredibly diverse experiences. This includes travelling two months around Europe on an old Double Decker trip on my OE, to holding a baby crocodile in Rockhampton, to staying in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora, River Cruising down the Rhine on a Luxury River Cruise, to visiting Skull Island in the Western part of the Solomon Islands.

With the bubble opening up to Australia and the Cook Islands, and more destinations opening up in the future I feel the time is right to be part of the Travel Industry again and for me that is in a part-time capacity.

I mostly have been a leisure retail consultant, but also work with group trips, small corporate groups, plus some charity workers groups. It's always great when you feel you've made a real difference to a client's travel experience.

 

My best travelling experience includes...A bit of luxury at times plus a bit of adventure! The best of Both worlds.

 

I am available... by e-mail, plus phone. Since I also work another job in another industry, I can respond to emails/phone calls on breaks and am open to meeting up even on the weekends.

 

My Top Tip: Don’t forget to never travel without... A phone charger and Power Pack to ensure you don't get a flat phone and missing photo opportunities!