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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 Travel Designer – 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

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.”

Elizabeth Johns - Award Winning Travel Designer – CLIA Master Cruise Consultant

Elizabeth Johns

Mum always wanted me to be an air hostess, travelling the world, making friends across the globe and eventually marrying the pilot - however it turns out I’m better at the 9 – 5 grind, so the life of a travel agent ensued.

Starting small by handling domestic corporate accounts back in 1994, I’ve made all sorts of travel arrangements since then from simple interstate getaways to epic 6-week European/African surfing safaris. My favourite things are event holidays and I’ve helped arrange numerous weddings overseas, including my own, plus birthdays and reunions.

I dabbled in medical admin during my COVID hiatus however it’s great to be back doing what I was born to do!

“It feels good to be lost in the right direction.”

Sarah Brown - Travel Designer

Frewville Office.

Sarah's travel interest began when she married an international airline pilot and the travel bug kicked in. She has travelled throughout Asia and Hawaii and for her next trip she is planning on taking her twin girls to Finland to meet Santa.

Sarah comes to us with insider travel knowledge after working in the airline business for over two years as a customer service officer. As a travel advisor Sarah likes to create life enhancing experiences and memories full of adventure, culture, art and delicious food.

“Travelling, it leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller.”

Vanessa Pellaschiar - Cruise and Travel Specialist

Mobile agent on the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Vanessa was introduced to cruising at an early age with a round the world voyage which ignited her love of travel.

In recent years her travels include hosting small group tours and custom itineraries to picturesque New Zealand, Norfolk Island, Canada and Alaska, majestic Norway, Iceland, enchanting France, Japan and the islands of the South Pacific. Vanessa enjoys creating fun and wonderful experiences for her clients that explore all areas of the globe and provide special memories for years to come.

Looking forward to her next adventures, Vanessa likes to incorporate a cruise to unpack once and to enjoy arriving at a new destination each day.

“Relax and enjoy, the world is a beautiful voyage.”

Unsure of how to make your travel restart a reality? Start by talking to us. As your trusted travel agent, we’re here to save you time and show you value for money. Why not let us help you create a travel plan, not only for your next trip but the one after that and the one after that! Just as you would see an advisor to map our your financial future, working with us on a travel plan is the best plan if you're serious about seeing the world.

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