Our Team

The team at Hastwell Travel & Cruise has over 100 years experience within the Travel Industry. All have travelled extensively around the globe, enabling them to draw on a wealth of personal knowledge and experiences to provide clients with suggestions for out of the way hotels and special or exotic places of interest.

Trinity Hastwell - Managing Director - Senior Consultant – USA Specialist – CLIA Master Cruise Consultant

Frewville Office (McLaren Vale Office by appointment)

Trin joined the family business more than a decade ago after completing her Bachelor of Management (Marketing) at the University of South Australia.  Travel definitely runs in the Hastwell blood and Trin couldn’t imagine doing anything else.  

Having travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and the Americas, Trin has visited every continent except for Antarctica – but don’t worry, we’re sure she’ll get there soon!  This year she is off to explore the Carolinas (her 8th trip to the USA), Cuba, the Bahamas and South America.

Trin is also a Director on the Board of Travellers Choice, being elected in 2013. 

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

Mark Hastwell - Groups Manager

Mark opened the doors of Hastwell Travel & Cruise back in 1991. Originally set up because of his love of travelling it has since grown into well respected and very experienced travel agency with a philosophy of providing great service by knowledgeable staff. Mark has travelled extensively throughout the world and still does!
Mark escorts a small group of likeminded travellers each year and has visited places like Cuba, Eastern Europe, South Africa, Israel, and South America. Mark’s love of food & wine often takes him to places like the Napa Valley, Stellenbosch and the French wine growing areas and he is always on the lookout for something new to try.

“Life’s too short to drink bad wine, and too short not to take holidays often.”

Bahariah Mahmud - Senior Consultant – Arabian Peninsula Specialist

Frewville Office

Born in Malaysia, Bahariah moved to Australia as a teenager to study education and multi-cultural arts. She joined the travel industry over 20 years ago and has been with Hastwell Travel & Cruise since 2005.

Bahariah is our Arabian Peninsula specialist, having travelled extensively through Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.  She is also the go-to consultant for agricultural study tours. 

Bahariah is looking forward to revisiting the food and culture of Vietnam later this year and is looking forward to returning to Crete with her Greek in-laws.

The world is to be experienced - be a traveller and not just a tourist.

Brianna Edwards - Senior Consultant – Europe Specialist – CLIA Cruise Accredited

Frewville Office

By the time she was twenty one, Brianna had embarked on two solo travel missions taking her to Europe, U.K, Canada, USA, Cuba & New Zealand. Combining her love of travel with a career, Brianna joined the Hastwell Travel family in 2010 where the travel bug continued to bite!  From Romania to Iceland and everywhere in between, to the jungles of Borneo and the elephants of Chiang Mai- Bri adds a well-travelled element to our team!

Next year, she will be in the USA & Canada for the third time to try her hand at not crashing a snow mobile…watch this space!

The world's a big place- that’s why I want to see all of it…twice.

George Groeschel – Manager McLaren Vale - CLIA Master Cruise Consultant

McLaren Vale Office

With over 20 years’ experience in the Travel Industry, with positions ranging from domestic and international consultant through to managing a travel office, to in fact, running his own agency for over 12 years, George Groeschel can offer a wide range of skills to help the traveller get the best from their holiday.

George is a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents, member of and Master Cruise Consultant of Cruise Lines International Association and a Certified Travel Manager. He's a keen traveller and has great experiences to share for Asia and Europe and the Pacific. And if any German friends need help, he can communicate in their language!

Simply fill out the form below and one of our agents will be in touch with you shortly!