- Ski Japan - Niseko and Hokkaido Tours (see video)
- Craft Exhibition – Version 2
- Amber Train – Northern Europe (see video)
- Baltic, Nordic & Scandinavian individual travel
- Baltic Sea Sailing Charter
- Northern Handicrafts Tour
- Quilting Tour, USA
- Cuban Caper Tour, Caribbean
- Argentina & Chile tour (Peru, Bolivia add-ons)
- Mantra Wild Himalayan Elements Tour
- Threads of India Tour
- S.E. Asian & Indian sub-continent individual travel
- Western, Eastern, Medit., Europe individual travel
- European River and World-Wide Sea Cruising
- Australia – children’s camp ‘Sõrve Laager’ (NSW)
- Australia, N. Zealand, Sth. Pacific individual travel
Welcome to Well Connected Travel
Well Connected Travel is your gateway to the world. Our tours and travel arrangements cover everything from the fascinating to the spectacular. Our connections with people and associations provide us with the ability to give you a unique travelling experience.
Whether it’s travelling the Czar’s Route from Helsinki to Moscow via the elegant city of St Petersburg, taking a grand tour of South America, escaping to a Tropical Hideaway, Trekking in Tibet, or Biking in the Baltics Well Connected Travel is your gateway to a world of possibilities.
Who are we? What's our Background?
Barry Poole started in travel & tourism 1979. He developed & ran Hideaway Island Resorts Ltd., Port Vila, Vanuatu, before selling the island in 1990. He then concentrated on the travel agency side of the business through Well Connected Travel Pty. Ltd - based in Forestville Centre on the Northern Beaches of Sydney. On the other side of the world the Soviet Union was imploding & the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia & Lithuania were gaining their freedom (again!). As Barry's wife, Kulliki, was Australian of Estonian descent it was decided to join the Baltic Sea Tourism Commission in order to establish new tourism connections in each of the newly independent countries. The expertise gained in the Baltic, Nordic & Scandinavian region remains to this day.
Linda Gaden senior consultant, (who had worked with many different airlines - including Thai Airways) was then able to concentrate on her own specialist area of South East Asia organising vacations with a purpose arranging volunteer & community project travel.
Claudia Silvester senior consultant who had worked in the travel industry since 1994 is now developing both the retail & corporate sector of the business. Claudia's expertise of the travel industry has also lead her to teaching tourism to international students.
During 2002 Well Connected Travel undertook another expansion, this time to South America. Retired Australian, Seymour Major, (previously bank manager in Santiago, Chile) joined Well Connected Travel as Tour Director using his great knowledge of Chile & Argentina in order to lead Well Connected Travel's rather special and personalized tours to both these countries.
In 2004 Janet Edmonds joined as a specialist Tour Director. Janet's vivacious personality, experience and training in the craft industry (teaching and organizing workshops and tours over the past 15 years) and in the airline industry has combined to make her a unique and knowledgeable tour leader.
In 2010 Reena Tory joined as a definitive specialist in the Indian sub-continent, running tours under the Mantra Wild Adventures banner. With Reena's connections in India it has emphasised the phrase Well Connected.
In 2011 Paul Ellis of Whiteroom Tours (Melbourne) joined, bringing with him his substantial expertise in Skiing Holidays. Whilst the concentration is on Japan (Sapporo), Paul handles skiing world wide.
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