About Us

Travel on Q is an independent travel agency offering unbiased and intelligent travel advice. 

We are now affiliated with itravel, a wholly owned Australian company with over 130 dedicated and passionate travel agents; which has been sending travellers around the globe for 22 years.

itravel is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience and sources the most competitive prices through its substantial buying power.

itravel is IATA (International Air Transport Association) accredited; a member of AFTA (the Australian Federation of Travel Agents) and ATAS accredited ensuring that all its agents are appropriately qualified to offer professional advice and quality service.

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Established in 1991, Travel on Q specialises in travel solutions for corporate and individual clients. Our consultants have an extensive travel industry background and a strong client following, including people from all walks of life. We employ over 50 years of industry experience to service and support the comprehensive needs of our clients.

THE STAFF

Carole Grassby – Director

Carole has a Bachelor of Education (Sydney University) and worked initially as a teacher of disabled children. After studying in Italy and travelling extensively in Europe, she pursued a travel career in London, obtaining travel accreditations with British Airways.

After returning to Australia she gained further qualifications whilst working as an international consultant for Sundowners, giving her the opportunity to travel to exotic locations such as China, Mongolia, Africa and India, both as a Tour Escort and participant. There followed several years in both corporate and retail agencies. During this time Carole also worked part time in the evenings as a teacher at Ryde and Dover Heights TAFE teaching the Travel Certificate Course.

Seeing the need for a boutique agency offering high quality travel advice and personal service, Carole established Travel on Q in 1991 and has brought together a loyal, experienced and highly trained team to achieve this goal.

Carole has continued to travel whenever possible and has a preference for active holidays cycling and walking, though a bit of luxury and fine cuisine at the end of the day is always appreciated when available! Most recent assignments have been Kerala in India, Sri Lanka and Laos. In 2014 she completed the Maria Island Walk and checked out the Cook Islands.  A highlight of 2016 was taking a special interest group on the Golden Eagle luxury train across Russia and conducting a private tour of Moscow and St Petersburg.  There were further travels to Antarctica in November 2016  and a cruise from Bergen to Iceland aboard Ponant and a self drive in Iceland in 2017 which have greatly increased her knowledge of this region of the world complementing a trip to the Arctic Circle in Finland in the winter of 2015. Most recently Portugal has been added to the list of countries visited.

Tina Briggs – Consultant

After arriving in Australia, Tina completed a Diploma in Tourism and has 15 years Australian industry experience. Tina has been an integral part of the team since 2004. Tina returns regularly to Europe to visit family and extend her list of ‘been to’ places. She speaks fluent German and Russian. Most recently she has travelled to South Africa, New Zealand and Rajasthan in India. Cruising the Mekong from Saigon to Siem Reap and a visit to Argentina were undertaken in 2015 and 2016. In July 2017 Tina relocated to Adelaide and now manages a 2nd Travel on Q site.