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Meet The Team

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Meet The Team

Launceston Travel and Cruise Centre - Andrew Brown
Andrew Brown - Director / Senior Consultant:  
Andrew started in the travel industry in 1999, and loves the diversity of what the industry offers. Favourite destinations include the USA and Peru. A consistent top 20 sales achiever across the helloworld network, Andrew sees the travel industry as a very rewarding career that serves up opportunities to travel extensively for work or with family. Andrew has recently experienced river cruising through Western Europe; an experience he highly recommends for the comfort, all-inclusiveness and experience it brings. Besides travel, Andrew's passions include mountain biking, road cycling, football, renovating, and time with family.

Launceston Travel & Cruise Centre - Baden Brown Baden Brown - Director / Senior Consultant
Baden has worked internationally (London) and locally in the travel industry since the early 1990's, and is tertiary educated in the tourism field. A top National and State sales achiever for Insight Vacations (coach touring), and Qantas Holidays land and cruise products, Baden has been fortunate enough recently to have travelled through Croatia, France, Italy, Canada and the United States with these operators, along with Asian destinations such as Cambodia, Thailand and Malaysia. With two active children, Baden enjoys running and road cycling, plus other sports the children are involved in. Domestically, time spent at the family shack on the edge of the Freycinet National Park are cherished moments.

Launceston Travel and Cruise Centre - Philip Overton
Philip Overton - Senior Consultant
Phil joined the team in 2014, having worked previously with Tourism Tasmania for six years. Recent trips away include India where he enjoyed all the colour, sights and sounds that make India such a unique travel destination. Phil's most recent trip was a European river cruise with Evergreen, cruising from Nuremburg to Budapest which took in parts of Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.  A lover of sport, Phil plays and follows closely cricket, football and golf. A long suffering Richmond supporter, he does question when that next elusive premiership will come their way.


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Matt Paine - Senior Consultant:

Matt has been in the travel industry since 2000, originally working with Tourism Tasmania. Matt is a frequent top achiever in sales across the travel industry. Most recently he was awarded a top sales achiever award for Qantas Holidays. With a large and loyal list of repeat clientele, Matt consistently delivers professional and thorough service to existing and new clients alike. Recent trips abroad include South America (including trekking along the Inca Trail), China, Cambodia and cruising the rivers of Europe with Scenic. Matt enjoys playing indoor cricket, going to the gym, mountain bike riding, and following the trials and tribulations of his football team Essendon.


Launceston Travel and Cruise Centre - Denise Poder
Denise Poder - Travel Consultant:  
Denise is a new consultant to the Launceston Travel and Cruise Centre, having previously worked for Travelex Foreign Currency. Denise has travelled extensively throughout Western Europe and England as an independent traveller revisiting her French and English heritage. She enjoys speaking with people about their travel plans and experiences, and creating an itinerary which will bring happy and lasting memories. Denise's interest without doubt are travelling, food from diverse cultures, cooking, and utilising her organic garden alongside wine appreciation. Denise also enjoys bush walking and camping with her family, and exploring unknown adventures in travel.