Europe Travel Centre has been providing quality travel services since 2003. We are a privately owned Travel Agency working from home in northern NSW. We are a member of Australia’s main travel agency body AFTA and hold ATAS accreditation (AFTA Travel Accreditation System) – allowing you the knowledge that you are in good hands. We are a member of the My Travel Group (part of Helloworld Travel) and enjoy the purchasing power of one of Australia’s largest network of travel agents.
At Europe Travel Centre we listen to what you require and apply our knowledge and experience to help you design a holiday experience that will meet your needs. We have in depth knowledge drawn from over 70+ years experience as travel professionals. We can assist with all aspects of travel to assist you in creating a wonderful holiday experience that suits your budget.
Meet Geoff & Sandra Harvey – Co-owners of Europe Travel Centre
Geoff Harvey began his career with TAA way back in 1977, where he learnt the basics of the complex world of travel. After 8 years he moved on to Olympic Airlines for 2 years before heading off to Europe in 1987 to travel with his soon to be wife Sandra on a self drive holiday around Europe. It was the trip of a lifetime as they toured the UK, Scandinavia and Western Europe for 6 months, before ending up in London where they both found work with a leading international travel club.
On return to Australia in 1988, Geoff joined a start up company DriveAway Holidays as Director of Sales, helping to develop business ties with leading national Travel Agency groups and quickly became the 2IC in a rapidly growing and successful company. In 1997 Geoff took on the role of Managing Director of DriveAway Holidays a position he held until 2003, when an opportunity arose to pursue his own interests and opened Europe Travel Centre as a Retail Leisure Travel Agency.
In 2007 World Drive Holidays was added to the mix as a specialist travel wholesale business dealing with Travel Agents for international Car Rental & Citroen Drive Europe car leasing.
Both travel businesses flourished in the years that followed until 2016, when World Drive Holidays was sold to a Queensland based company, which allowed both Geoff & Sandra time to concentrate on Europe Travel Centre, which provides in depth knowledge of one of the most popular destinations for Aussie travellers.
Geoff has particular insight into self drive holidays featuring tax free lease cars that offer an affordable holiday experience in Europe.
Geoff also joined the Cruise Lines International Association of Australasia, (CLIA) the world’s largest cruise association, dedicated to the promotion and growth of the cruise industry. CLIA is composed of more than 60 of the world’s major cruise lines. It’s mission is to promote policies and practices that foster a safe, secure and healthy cruise ship environment and promote and explain the value, desirability and affordability of a cruise holiday.
More than 20,000 travel agencies are affiliated with CLIA around the world and display the CLIA logo, which identifies them as authorities on selling cruise holidays.
Sandra Harvey’s travel career started in 1983 with Flight Deck travel where she quickly established herself as one of their top consultants. Over the ensuing years Sandra gained experience with Wexas International in London, Britain Holiday Centre, DriveAway Holidays, NAB travel and National World Travel.
Sandra has a flair in finding ways to save money on even the most complicated international airfares & itineraries. Sandra has gained first hand experience in all aspects of overseas travel over the past 35 years and will provide recommendations and insights for a better travel experience.
Sandra has many loyal clients who keep coming back year after year to book their travel, because of her reliability and attention to detail. Sandra’s speciality is luxury Cruise holidays to all parts of the world, as well as special interest tours, self drive holidays, hotels and complex airfares.
Whether you are travelling alone, with your family or as part of a large group Geoff & Sandra have the expertise to help you achieve the holiday you desire that suits your budget and will most likely exceed your expectations.