Our Team

Nicholas Rone

OWNER - MANaGING DIRECTOR    (paul harris fellow)        

Nic is the Founder Owner and Managing Director of Robina Varsity Travel & Cruise - and it's associated companies Mediterranean Holidays & Tours, and Cruise Holidays GC.

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 30 years.

From 1991 - 2001 Nic spent over 10 years as senior operations manager for one of Greece's largest  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 specialist. Spearheading the company's roll out in 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.

Extra to his work with Robina Varsity Travel & Cruise, Nic is a well recognised Community Leader on the Gold Coast. 

Nic is one of the founding Directors and a previous Chairman of the Bendigo Community Bank of Varsity Lakes. 

Nic is currently a Director & the Secretary for Varsity Lakes Community Limited, a member, Director and Vice President of the Rotary Club of Varsity Lakes - and is a recognised 'Paul Harris Fellow' recipient.

Paul Harris Fellow recognition is both an award for exemplary work in community service or helping those in need.. 

Paul Harris Fellow recognitions in Australia have been awarded to Rotarians' and others that have shown that they are prepared to go that extra mile in support of people in need.  It is an emphatic acknowledgement of the appreciation shown for tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.

Email: nic@vlt.com.au

Phone: 07 5657 3660 / 0413 525 787  

 

Rachel Powell

OWNER | OFFICE manager   

Rachel has been consulting in the travel & tourism industry for over 18 years and heads up Robina Varsity Travel & Cruse as Team Manager. 

Her friendly personality, geographical knowledge, industry acumen, and keen eye for a deal have built her a large and loyal following throughout her long career.

An avid adventurer and passionate traveller herself, Rachel has explored the world by land & sea having backpacked through Europe, dived the crystal waters of the Maldives, lived in Sri Lanka, sailed by yacht through the Greek Islands and by ship to the Pacific Islands.

There are few places left that she hasn't been !

Rachel's extensive experience affords her and her clients the ability to be able to put together complex itineraries and she's a gun at bringing quotes in on time - and most importantly on budget.

As well as managing the office & Team, Rach also looks after our Corporate and Group clientele.

Email: rachel@vlt.com.au 

Call: Office (07) 5657 3660  or After Hours 0438 369 625

Lorraine Mcloughlin

Senior travel consultant            

The lovely and vibrant Lorraine is a travel veteran with over 50 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 isn't worth knowing.   

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

Email: lorraine@vlt.com.au

 Call: Office (07) 5657 3660  

Jacqui Egerton

MOBILE TRAVEL CONSULTANT - FAMILY TRAVEL SPECIALIST             

Bubbly, friendly and vivacious, Jacqui's career in travel began nearly 22 years ago back in 1997, 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 joined 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.

Email:  jacqui@vlt.com.au 

Tel : 07 5657 3660 / 0408 888 870

Mo Moorhead

FINANCIAL CONTROLLER       

Mo has been involved with bookkeeping and financial management within the Travel and Tourism industry for over 30 years, both in Queensland and Victoria. Originally born in the UK, she is an avid and prolific traveller 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 travelled the world, and I still enjoy being a part of an organisation where people share my passion for travel"

Email: mo@vlt.com.au

Tel : 07 5657 3660