Small and successful, with a mission to do the best by our clients. At Trendsetter Travel & Cruise we take the time to know our clients, so that we can offer a tailored service to meet your travel needs.
Started in 1982 by Adrienne Witteman, Trendsetter Travel & Cruise have always worked off the belief that each travel experience counts. We have a passion for delivering high quality service with first-hand knowledge and expertise in travel.
Trendsetter Travel are committed to ongoing AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) ATAS accreditation and are proud members of:
- Magellan, a consortium of like-minded independent Australian agencies, whose primary focus is close client relationships,
- Virtuoso, the most prestigious luxury travel agency group worldwide with only 40 Australian members. This membership allows us to offer our clients exclusive and complimentary benefits – free upgrades and breakfasts, food and beverage credits, included shore excursions, access to the best experiences, and a host of other benefits that offer real value,
- Cruisco, which offers fabulous exclusive cruise deals.
Trendsetter Travel can provide all our clientele, from budget to deluxe, with product to meet their travel dreams. Do scroll down to find out more about each of us – we would be delighted to assist you when next you travel.
Meet the Team
Adrienne WittemanNorthwood & Lane Cove
Truly a mixture, Managing Director Adrienne is New Zealand born of Dutch and Scottish parents, and has called Sydney home since 1984.
At 17, her parents wouldn’t let her buy a motorbike but would let her fly alone to Sydney and take the bus 1700kms to Mackay to visit friends! She still has a souvenir icecream wrapper in that first travel diary (Australia was very exotic way back then) and while the mode of travel has definitely changed, her desire to get out and see the world hasn’t. Having lived in Japan, this remains Adrienne’s favourite destination but everywhere else she’s been – including Mexico, South America, Bhutan, mainland USA, Hawaii, Canada, Alaska, Fiji, Tahiti, Africa including Morocco, continental Europe, Ireland, China, India and Asia generally – always hold a lot of promise. Especially if travelling with golf clubs! Send Adrienne an invitation and she’s there…
Adrienne is professionally qualified with a BA (Japanese) and an MBA (AGSM)
David’s primary passion is for golf, a sport he has enjoyed since high school. As the Director of Marketing at Trendsetter, David’s current focus is combining small luxury cruise ship journeys with first class golf itineraries to create fabulous Golf Cruise tours. However, he is equally adept at arranging golf tours everywhere with previous highlight trips being to Ireland, Scotland, Arizona and New Zealand. David also has a penchant for Military History and his small group tours (maximum 7 people) to Europe and America are highly enjoyable, as evidenced by a strong repeat factor.
David is professionally qualified with a first class honours degree in Economics. He is based at the St Leonards office
Andrea DavisNorthwood office
Andrea, of German and English parents, was born in England and migrated to Australia at a young age. This first trip was the inspiration for many to come and she has thus far enjoyed journeys to the USA, UK, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, China, Fiji, Noumea, Mauritius and her favourite, continental Europe. Andrea took her first cruise in 2008 and thus hooked, has enjoyed several since using the experience to guide and influence her devoted clientele.. Given a travel background that includes time at both Qantas and United Airways, Andrea is well versed in airline and agency matters, and is widely regarded as our most patient consultant!
Barbara HannanLane Cove
Barbara’s fascination with the romance of ships and travel was kindled back in primary school while reading books that contained letters written by children travelling on some of the big P & O liners of the time. The descriptions of foreign ports totally captivated her and so soon after leaving school she joined World Travel Headquarters, the company which really introduced Australians via the Women’s Weekly World Discovery Tours of the 1970s. Barbara subsequently moved through a number of companies to eventually work at Trendsetter. Her travels have taken Barbara all around the world, most recently to Italy and while each place holds wonderfully special memories, put her on a cruise ship with opera and musical theatre and Barbara is in 7th heaven.
Binu HornLane Cove
Born in Delhi, India, Binu left home at 20 to live in Norway and subsequently Germany before migrating to Australia 31 years ago. Travel has always been in Binu’s blood – her father worked in the railway industry in India and so from an early age she travelled around that country, discovering and experiencing the Indian diaspora. Binu’s fascination with languages saw her complete her Masters degree in German, French and Urdu. With fluency in Hindi and Punjabi and a working knowledge of Norwegian, Binu can make herself understood in many places! She has worked in the travel industry for almost 25 years, including ownership of a corporate/retail agency. She has travelled extensively throughout Scandinavia, Europe and Asia and continues to enjoy overseas ventures when the opportunity presents.
Virginia Van HomrighLane Cove
Born in Sydney, Virginia caught the travel bug early in life but came to a travel career after working many years in healthcare as a nurse and midwife , followed by a career in pharmaceutical marketing. In 2002, Virginia and her husband had the opportunity to travel for work and with 2 young kids in tow were lucky enough to spend several years living overseas in Japan and Canada. It was in North America that Virginia discovered the ever changing world of cruising. Virginia has enjoyed spectacular cruising itineraries on some amazing ships including a food and wine river cruise in France, a 5-star luxury Silversea cruise family fun on a mega ship in the Caribbean. A self-confessed cruising nut, she is always keeping up with the latest in this busy industry. Come wintertime you’ll find Virginia on the slopes honing the skills she has learned skiing throughout the USA, Japan, Canada and Europe. Now at Trendsetter’s Lane Cove office, Virginia is combining her cruising and skiing knowledge with exciting air and land combinations to fulfil and enhance your travel plans.
Judy started work in the travel industry in 1968. With a yearning to explore more for herself, she set off round the world in 1971, first cruising to Southampton via the USA and then travelling throughout the UK and Europe, to eventually finish off the trip with a stint working in Switzerland. While widely travelled, Judy’s most memorable and recent journeys have been tours to Morocco and South Africa. She enjoys all aspects of travel and is always seeking out new destinations but particularly likes coach touring, solace for a busy travel agent as you can sit back and let someone else do the driving – and thereby enjoy the sights and experiences of different countries in a most relaxing fashion! Having caught the cruising bug on her first trip, Judy has since cruised in Asia and the South Pacific but nowadays you’ll find her in semi-retirement, committed to her adorable grandson Oscar, her beloved knitting needles, and Trendsetter’s bookkeeping.
Greg BellLane Cove office
What doesn’t Greg know? With over 30 years in the travel and airline industries, he’s travelled extensively to everywhere everyone else has been – but with a couple more “exotics,” namely Morocco and Borneo. If you want Asia and Indonesia, Greg is especially adept and has been a topseller to Bali for several years. Cruising is another interest and like all of the Trendsetter team members takes every opportunity to enjoy a holiday at sea. Out of the office, Greg is a keen golfer and enthusiastic Grandad.