Our team is small enough to recognise our customers and their individual needs, while big enough to remain competitive in our pricing.
- We love what we do and thrive on close client relationships
- We think outside the box
- We look at alternatives
- We use our contacts worldwide
- We work as a team
A snapshot of who we are and our top five things in life:
gary bender – managing director
Hands on boss and with over 35 years’ experience is an old dog with fresh ideas.
family | the best three women in my world Sue, Charlotte and Georgia
work | owning World Corporate Travel and working alongside people with passion
sport | used to be football but now a golf tragic
food | Roast Beef and Yorkshire pudding with a 389
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | I hate middle seats but if I had Billy Connolly and the late Robin Williams either side, I wouldn’t want to get off.
simone king – general manager
Knows the world backwards
family | My sister, my nieces, my cat – not necessarily in that order
work | Wonderful clients and colleagues that make coming to work a pleasure
sport | I heard a great one liner that also describes me to a tee “She doesn’t run unless in danger”
food | Love them all! This month’s flavor – pasta
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Marcel Marceau
kiana rad – accounts
family | My gorgeous son Artin and loving husband Ash. As one said “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.”
work | Challenge the challenge and enjoy the rewarding outcome that’s when you do your best!
sport | I like sport to keep fit just have to fit it in my schedule.
food | Fresh foods in season specially when accompanied by fresh herbs.
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Donald Trump, will be entertaining!
deb gee – business development manager
Gets through buildings let alone doors
family | my two daughters who reward me, inspire me, challenge me and make me laugh!
work | people, people, people
sport | I’m one of those crazy people who loves running
food | anything fresh with herbs and spices
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Hugh Grant or anybody with an inspiring life story that is willing to share it with me
shareen shepherd – international travel advisor
Knows fares like no other
family | Love, laughter and happiness – the best I can wish for any family
work | helping people
sport | live for the gym
food | Thai and Indian, anything with spice – no raisins they are just humiliated grapes
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | George R.R Martin – who doesn’t want to know how it all ends?!
john greene – travel advisor
An oldie but a goodie – the elder statesman
family | I have a large one. Love them all
work | WCT. A great place to spend the day. Great atmosphere
sport | These days I’ve graduated to lawn bowls
food | Anything and everything. Seafood a must
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Sit next to anyone on an aircraft as long as I’m in business or first class
brooke mcclune – conference manager
Event sommelier and takes care of everything
family | My beautiful parents who are forever supportive & sister who can always make me laugh
work | Being part of a team who works hard, has fun and loves what they do!
sport | Yoga & early morning walks for me. Always enjoy watching soccer.
food | I’ll take seafood any day of the week!
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Meryl Streep please! So very talented and I think she would have some brilliant stories to tell.
shanna venter – group travel & events coordinator
family | Supportive and loving parents, an older brother and Hunny (Maltese Shih Tzu)
work | Learning lots and being part of a creative and passionate team
sport | Love a good gym workout and walking the dog
food | Anything and everything with chocolate!
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Definitely Blake Lively – favourite actress
lisa maltby – group travel & event manager
family | Loving my crazy household of 3 boys, all which light up my life and keep me on my toes
work | Positive and fun environment and people
sport | Group fitness training, kicking a ball with the boys
food | Japanese – but I can’t use chop sticks to save my life
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | I fall asleep as soon as the plane takes off so I wouldn’t be very good company
mary sattout – conference support
onsite go get em’ girl check, check and triple check
family | My gorgeous husband and 3 amazing children – Luca, Sofia and Eva
work | Event manager – working on a project and then seeing it all come together when onsite. When Im not working at wct I am teaching students about my passion – event management
sport | I love watching soccer, especially the world cup. Pilates is my sport and my chance to unwind.
food | I love, love, love french food
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Definitely Richard Branson
sue bender – contract and administration
family | love them all to bits – great fun and love looking after them, worry about them as Mums do!
work | crossing the i’s and dotting the t’s – laborious to some but I get it
sport |walking, bit of a gym junkie, golf/tennis – do it for fun and not bothered losing unlike my husband!
food | Anything that is fresh and from the ocean
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | Jamie Oliver to share notes and recipes
natalie corbett-jones – exhibition and trade/sponsor support
family | A great husband, Michael and two kidlets Charlie & Zoe, they are great too
work | I love that it involves attention to detail…..I know I am a little strange!
sport |I enjoy giving anything a go… one of the faves over the years, indoor soccer
food | Always love a good pasta
favourite passenger to sit next to on a long haul flight | my Dad