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NIC RONE     Owner - Managing Director

Tel : 07 5657 3660  |  Email:

Nic is the Owner and Managing Director of Mediterranean Holidays & Tours, 'Varsity Lakes Travel' (VLTravel), Cruise Holidays GC and the specialist Family Travel Company 'Kids on Board' (KOB).

A Gold Coast resident and respected travel professional, Nic has served in senior management roles within the Travel, Tourism and hospitality industries both in Australia and throughout Europe for over 23 years.

From 1991 - 2001 Nic spent over 10 years as senior operations manager for one of Greece's largest Travel / Inbound Tour operators, responsible as sole agency for Insight Vacations, Trafalgar Tours, Contiki 18-35's holidays, Creative Holidays as well as ETON, Westminster schools and more.

Upon return to Australia in 2001 Nic joined My Travel Network (MTN) as Senior Sales and Marketing Executive and as their European operations liaise. Spearheading the company's roll out and sales drive into Europe, Nicholas spent a further 5 months living and working in Amsterdam / Netherlands setting up MTN's European sales operation eventually returning to Australia in late 2002.

Since 2005 Nic has owned and operated the VLTravel, Cruise Holidays GC and Mediterranean Holidays & Tours

RACHEL POWELL     General Manager     

Tel : 07 5657 3667 | Email:

Rachel Powell, VLTravel's General Manager brings with her 15 years consulting and management experience in the travel industry.

Her friendly personality, knowledge of geography and industry skill set are well known on the Gold Coast and have built her a loyal following throughout her career.

An avid adventurer and all round lover of traveling herself, Rachel has amongst other things lived in Sri Lanka, backpacked through the UK, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy & Greece and its exotic islands. She has traveled through Singapore, Thailand, and the United States, and only recently returned from a month's educational to Cambodia, Malaysia & Vietnam, giving her a great deal of up to date knowledge about Asia.

In addition to all this, her love for resort style holidays has also led her places like the Maldives, Fiji, Vanuatu, Noumea & Bali on numerous occasions, so for all you resort loving sun seekers out there - Rachel is your girl. Rachel has also been responsible for looking after groups with the Australian institute of sport.

"I have only one aim - and that is to strive to give my clients the very best service I can, in order that they enjoy the holiday experience of a lifetime - full stop"


LORRAINE McLOUGHLIN     Senior Travel Consultant

Tel : 07 5657 3662 | Email:

The lovely and vibrant Lorraine is a travel veteran with over 48 years in the Travel industry and moved to the Gold Coast from Hobart in 1980.

Her most memorable destinations are Egypt Kenya, Phuket and Thailand but her favourite annual destination is the USA (particularly Las Vegas).

Tenpin bowling has been Lorraine's love outside the office and she considers herself to be one of the luckiest bowlers in Australia having had the opportunity to be Team manager for Australian Teams travelling worldwide since 1984, with the highlight being Manager of the Commonwealth Games team in Kuala Lumpur in 1998.

Her years of industry experience, vivacious personality, consummate professionalism, and incredible wealth of travel knowledge have earned her a large and long term client following, and make her a holiday planners dream. Basically what she doesn't know aint worth knowing.   

If you want the very best - Lorraine's your gal - and always available to listen and help, so call her today.

JACQUI EGERTON      Mobile Travel Consultant - Family Specialist

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Bubbly, friendly and vivacious, Jacqui is the newest member of our ever expanding team. 

Jacqui’s career in travel began nearly 14 years ago back in 1987, and since then she has held jobs in all facets of the travel industry from consultant to senior management roles. She has also travelled extensively throughout the world and spent over 3 years in Europe and the UK where amongst other things she experienced being a ‘Turkish Carpet Salesperson’.

A hard working, multi tasking mother of two beautiful young boys and dedicated wife, Jacqui joins us not only as a VLTravel consultant, but also as Senior consultant for our ‘Kids on Board’ Family Holiday brand which specialises in travel for families, and as a mobile consultant who can personally come out to visit YOU.

 So if you wish to have a personal consultation at your home, or if you wish to speak to someone well versed and experienced in all things ‘Family Travel’, then Jacqui is your girl.

MO MOORHEAD     Financial Controller

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Mo has been involved with bookkeeping and financial management within the Travel and Tourism industry for over 20 years, both in Queensland and Victoria. Originally born in the UK, she is an avid and prolific traveler in her own right which compliments the staff's already extensive travel expertise.

Mo holds the title of 'Financial Controller' and heads up VLT's accounts department being conversant in all areas of travel accounting including in an depth knowledge of accounting software packages and procedures.

With an impeccable service record and attentive disposition, Mo is well known throughout the Gold Coast community for her consummately professional and caring manner – she is truly the office den mother.

"Numbers may be my business but I am lucky that I can parallel this with my love of travel. Many years ago I worked for the first company in Australia to send tours to China and they put me on an 'incentive trip' which got me hooked for life. Now I've been in the industry for over 20 years, have traveled the world, and I still enjoy being a part of an organisation where people share my passion for travel"


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