The Eminent Travel Agency in Manly

  • In Manly since 1978
  • The Premier Travel Agency in Manly
  • Cruise Specialists
  • CruiseCo Agent
  • Australian Representative for Hapag-Lloyd Cruises and Sea Cloud Cruises

Landmark Travel is accredited by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). We are a member of the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) and participate in ATAS (AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme).

We are proud of our reputation for offering a high standard of personal service. We have a commitment to excellence and our combined experience and knowledge has ensured our clients’ loyalty over many years. This commitment has facilitated our growth from humble beginnings to the eminent travel agency on the Northern Beaches.

Our clients appreciate the experience, stability and familiarity that our long serving consultants provide. Their average working experience in the travel industry is well above 15 years.

We pride ourselves in pro-actively suggesting the best possible travel options. We all are widely travelled and have the necessary experience to handle leisure and business travel for the most discerning and demanding traveller.

Company Details:

Landmark Travel Pty Limited, ABN 29 105 423 809
Registered Office: level 13, 122 Arthur Street, North Sydney, 2060

Postal Address: P.O. Box 684, Manly, 2095

Landmark Travel, founded by Gerd Wilmer, has been operating since December 1978. The current ownership was established in January 1994.
We operate three departments in our Manly premises, retail, corporate travel and cruising. Landmark Travel won American Express Travel Agency of the Year 2000

Principals

Gerd Wilmer has been in the Travel Industry since 1966. He has worked for airlines, major travel agencies and tour operators in Germany and Australia.
Julia Bellis has been in the industry since 1978. She has worked for travel agencies and tour operators and as a travel teacher.

Landmark Travel moved into its current premises in 1980 and became an IATA agency in 1981.

Julia Bellis – joint owner and director

In 1976 whilst on a 4 month backpacking holiday, I celebrated my 21st birthday on the banks of the Seine river. The following year, I travelled for 3 weeks through south east Asia. The year after that in 1978, I joined the travel industry.

Since those early days I have travelled to all the continents but there is still much to see. I enjoy hearing from my Clients, whose travel tales and personal experiences are so important to my appreciation and desire to discover unknown destinations. Equally important are the reports my clients leave, especially recommendations of hotels and local sights.

During the last 38 years I have worked in the travel industry in different capacities. I started out with a small New Zealand airline, taking reservations.  I followed that with travel consulting and even spent 3 years as a teacher of travel at a well known private college.  Knowing where to find information and how to use the Internet is a skill learned through daily repetition.

In 1994 I teamed up with my friend and colleague from the 1980s, Gerd Wilmer. We have successfully operated the well known travel agency, Landmark Travel, for the last 22 years.

Places I have travelled to 

I have travelled to everywhere you can think of… except the North Pole.

Favourite destinations

My most recent adventure was a cruise through the Kimberley region in Western Australia. I loved this trip for the beauty of the landscapes and the thrill of searching for crocodiles and other wildlife. You can read about that trip on this website.  My most amazing wildlife experience is the trip I took to Rwanda in Africa. During this trip I saw the famous mountain gorillas, the rare golden monkeys and the elusive chimpanzees, it was an awesome adventure into wilderness. Top of the list is my trip to the Antarctic, I loved seeing the amazing icebergs, cute penguins, massive whales and sea lions, the pristine environment and clean air.

Expertise

I love to share my experiences with everyone and look forward to meeting you soon.

You can contact me on julia@landmarktravel.com.au

Gerd Wilmer – joint owner and director

On 1st April, 2016 I celebrated my Golden Jubilee in the travel industry. I spent the first twelve years of my career with a variety of travel agencies and airlines, first in my native Germany and in Australia. In 1978 I started Landmark Travel.

I love all sorts of travel, but are particularly fond of cruising. I first cruised in 1968 on a Bulgarian ship, called “Varna” and got hooked. I have now travelled on most of the major and not so major cruise lines. Over the last few years I have added barging on the canals of France to my favourite modes of transport.

Places I have travelled to

I have travelled extensively through Europe, United States, Mexico, South America, Asia, the Maldives, India, New Zealand the Pacific, the Arctic and Antarctica.

Favourite destinations

There are so many (in no particular order): trekking in Nepal and Patagonia, the pre-columbian ruins in Mexico and Peru, the vibrancy of India, the natural wonders of the Amazon and Galápagos, the variety of Europe, the food of Ecuador and Peru, the tranquility and majesty of the Polar regions and let us not forget the natural wonders of Australia. The list goes on and on…

Expertise

I view travel as a holistic experience. Matching the right airfare with land arrangements can save my clients hundreds of dollars. It can be costly to fix “cheap”  airfares and hotel bookings.

I specialise in bespoke individual itineraries all around the world, expedition cruising and barging holidays.

Contact me at gerd@landmarktravel.com.au

Helmut Peusch

My career in the travel industry started in Germany in January 1981 working for Deutsches Reisebüro in different locations. I have been in Australia since September 1986.

Places I have travelled to

I have travelled extensively, be it to the Indian Ocean destinations of Mauritius or Reunion, the remoteness of Argentine Patagonia or a cruise through the Suez Canal.

Scotland, England, Finland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Croatia, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Egypt, Tunisia, UAE, Oman, South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentinia

Favourite destination

Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, Hawaii and South Pacific

Expertise

With my vast experience you can be assured that I will assist you in creating your special holiday or business trip to your complete satisfaction.

Contact me at helmut@landmarktravel.com.au

 

Judy Orr

I have spent the majority of my adult life in the travel industry.  Born with a passion to travel (and
not being tall enough to have applied as a flight attendant) I have spent the last 35 years helping
plan the best holiday possible for my clients.  I very much enjoy developing a relationship with my
clients so as to be able to better service their travel need and pride myself in attending
to requests in a prompt and efficient manner.

Places I have travelled to

France, Italy, Germany, Hungary, skiing in Canada, USA,
Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Thailand, New Zealand, Cook Islands,
Malaysia, Hong Kong, Czech Republic.

Favourite destinations

As much as I have travelled, there are still many places that remain on my bucket list but have developed
a great fondness for Africa and will have visited this great continent nearly annually over the last
10 years.

Expertise

I started in the industry working on corporate accounts which I enjoy greatly as it give me the
opportunity to facilitate the ever changing needs of the business traveller.  Equally, planning a lengthy
holiday for the discerning traveller is as much a pleasure.

Contact me at judy@landmarktravel.com.au

Cassandra O’Bryan

I have 25 years of experience working in the Travel Industry. I am a mother of two beautiful boys who also share my passion for travelling. Because of my passion I have many repeat and loyal clients. I have worked in all aspects of the travel industry from Corporate Travel to Groups and Incentives, Inbound tourism and Retail Travel. I have achieved my Master Cruise Consultants accreditation in 2005 and am extremely passionate about Cruising. I love nothing more than creating a bespoke holiday experience for my clients. I am a consummate professional. My extensive and thorough knowledge is priceless.

Places I have travelled to

Hawaii, USA, England, Scotland, Wales, France, Germany, U.A.E, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Chile, Argentina, and all over Australia to every state and territory.

Favourite destination

Hawaii – I have been 22 times and counting. Great food, sensational shopping, ideal weather, stunning scenery, fabulous sunsets, beautiful beaches. Take me back now !

Expertise

Everything and anything Travel Related. I have personal and in depth knowledge of the Cruising Industry and have been on more than 30 cruises. I think outside the box and always go the extra mile for my clients. Your holiday is my priority.

Contact me at cassandra@landmarktravel.com.au

 

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