About Us

The only thing we love more than travelling ourselves is arranging for our clients to go on amzing adventures. It sounds corny but, after all, we are in the service industry and we have worked hard over the last few years to improve the quality of that service. We have spent our marketing budget not on promoting products but rather on identifying what a travel agent does and to show that we still have a place in this modern, Internet-centric world. Active Travel is only a small family owned business but we certainly punch above our weight in the industry as proven by our acceptance, in 2018, of an invitation from Club Med to become their 9th Instore Boutique in Australia, a great honour indeed.

One thing that struck us when Becky and I bought the agency in July 2015 was that we were seemingly better known in Sydney than we were in Canberra and we were keen to redress the balance and work with key community partners to not only promote the wellness aspects of travelling but also to show how easy it is to work with a travel agent. We coined the phrase – just bring us your ideas, your dates and your budget and haven’t looked back since!

Our small team contains a wealth of experience that not only involves travelling to exotic destinations but, in some cases, actually living there for an extended period of time. We are a multi-cultural, multi-lingual office that prides itself on being 100% independent meaning that we can fully customise your next holiday or just book flights, accommodation, tours or even your next Murrays Bus to Sydney.

So, next time you are in Braddon pop in for a coffee or if you are from further afield then just give us a call because we do actually love talking about travel, just remember your ideas, your dates and your budget!

Meet the Team

Becky Carter Director of Active Travel

Becky Carter

Call 02 6249 6122 (press 1)
Email becky@activetravel.com.au

Owner and Senior Travel Advisor

Favourite Travel Destination: There are too many to mention all for various reasons, Cuba for the music, China for the history, Scandinavia for the old cities, however, Scotland has a special place in my heart. Then of course everywhere in Australia is wonderful, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful country.

Next Holiday Destination: I haven’t decided yet, it will most likely be somewhere in Asia like Borneo or Thailand.

Ultimate Bucket-list Destination: Wow, this is a hard one, there are too many to but I if I have to narrow it down I would say either Morocco or Iceland.

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Travel Tip: Be brave and remember you may never come back to this place so, try the local food, talk to people, get to know the culture and embrace every moment of where you are.

Sheehan Xin Administration Assistant at Active Travel

Sheehan Xin

Call 02 6249 6122 (press 2)
Email sheehan@activetravel.com.au

Admin Assistant

Favourite Travel Destination: Orlando. I spent half a year working in Orlando and travelling around Florida. It’s easy to understand the allure of The Sunshine State with it’s beautiful climate, amazing beaches and all the theme parks than you could ever fit into just one holiday!

Next Holiday Destination: Japan and South Korea are two incredible destinations to me, I really want to enjoy the culture and taste the delicious food.

Ultimate Bucket-list Destination: Cinque Terre, Italy. I saw a beautiful photo and it really impressed me a lot. I have never been to Europe before and Cinque Terre is what Europe looks like, in my mind.

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Travel Tip: Catching public transport when you are travelling overseas is a great way to meet the local people, see the sights, and reach your next destination, all while saving money. If you want to experience living like a local, make a conscious effort to avoid tourist transportation such as big coaches. In South East Asia, enjoy a tuk-tuk journey and have a conversation with your local driver, it will give you a memorable experience. 

Chloe Thompson

Call 02 6249 6122 (press 1)
Email chloe@activetravel.com.au

Travel Advisor

Favourite Travel Destination: Europe has to be my favourite destination because of the wealth of fantastic places all packed into a small geographic area, making it easy to navigate and allowing you to always find somewhere new to explore. The plethora of culture and history also makes it a great destination for art lovers.

Next Holiday Destination: I’m off to Germany and the UK for some Christmas winter fun with faraway family, with a sweltering stopover in Hong Kong.

Ultimate Bucket-list Destination: The ultimate bucket-list journey for me is an epic overland expedition, be that a trip on a cargo ship from Australia to Europe or an overland road and rail journey up through South-East Asia, China, Mongolia and Russia and into Scandinavia before a short hop to the UK.

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Travel Tip: Travel slowly and with respect for the places you’re visiting. Research your destination and be prepared for the unexpected. Don’t go away with pre-conceived ideas, be open-minded.

Nick Carter Director of Active Travel

Nick Carter

Call 02 6249 6122 (press 3)
Email nick@activetravel.com.au

Managing Director

Favourite Travel Destination: Borneo, because I was born in Brunei and my family is from Sarawak. There are still so many parts that are relatively untouched so it is a real adventure to go there plus the food is amazing! Singapore also ranks high as a stopover destination, things seem to just work there!

Next Holiday Destination: We have a young family and love to travel with them but it would be nice to experience Club Med in Asia or a cruise aboard a Dream Cruises ship.

Ultimate Bucket-list Destination: Probably a real expedition to either of the Polar Regions

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Travel Tip: Embrace the local culture, respect the people and make a positive difference wherever you go!