helloworld Drysdale - Our Team
Carol McCarthy – Owner/Manager
Agency owner Carol McCarthy has been working in Geelong for 32 years and has owned Helloworld Drysdale for the past 17 years.
Carol is our adventure expert and loves planning group tours to exotic locations including Africa, Galapagos Islands, Sri Lanka, India and Peru.
Upcoming groups are Africa & Vietnam/Cambodia.
Melanie Bandy – Team Leader
Melanie Bandy has more than 10 years’ experience as a travel agent and is a CLIA accredited cruise specialist. She loves organising honeymoons so if love is in the air, pop in and see Melanie. Her favourite holiday experience is skiing in the French Alps . She travelled to Ecuador this years where she had the privilege of cruising the incredible Galapagos Islands and has just returned from escorting our Europe River Cruise group.
Nicole Presitipino – Senior Travel Specialist
Nicole Prestipino started work in travel in 1987 and is a specialist in family holidays as well as detailed independent itineraries. Her favourite destination is Peru and she has recently escorted our group tour to Japan and is now taking bookings for our 2016 tour to Sri Lanka. Nicole has just returned once again from beautiful Thailand.
Simone McDonald – Senior Travel Specialist
Simone McDonald has a decade of knowledge gained working at resorts, on cruise ships and in London. Her favourite destinations include Bali and the Gold Coast. She has just return from escorting our 2015 group tour to Canada and Alaska, as well as visiting England, Hawaii and joining a Celebrity cruise. Simone will be escorting our Japan tour in 2016 Simone is a CLIA accredited cruise specialist.
Neryl Chambers – Senior Travel Specialist
Neryl Chambers started her travel career in Ballarat 22 years ago before heading off and working for Contiki Tours, Insight Vacations and Princess, P & O , Cunard and Seabourne Cruises. She has now settled with her family in Geelong and we are lucky enough to have her work with us. Neryl has recently returned from a fantastic trip to Mauritius.
Simmone Fuller – Senior Travel Specialist
Simmone Fuller has clocked up 25 years as a travel agent and her recent adventures include China, Africa, Vietnam, Cambodia.
Simmone has just returned from a family holiday to Singapore. Simmone has amazing knowledge of cruise ships and has inspected many of them when have been in port in Melbourne and is an expert on organising group cruises and holidays.