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Our Team

Marita Behrendorff - Owner/Manager

Marita Behrendorff

Marita has had a varied career working as a Sugar Chemist, Flight Attendant and Human Resources Officer before starting in the travel industry in 2000 as a retail Travel Consultant. In 2015, she took a big step by founding her agency, Aspire Travel & Cruise. Marita’s genuine interest with individuals from various backgrounds is evident in her commitment to building long lasting relationships with clients.

Having travelled all over the world, you can be sure that Marita has been there and done that or knows some-one that has! Some of her favourite destinations include Greece, Italy, Egypt and Africa. She has travelled to Spain, Portugal and the Cook Islands. Marita enjoyed a week of cycling in Croatia, followed by a delightful European River Cruise with Avalon. 

Marita has been escorting groups since 2016, covering diverse destinations such as South America, Canada & Alaska, The Gulf Savannah Way, Cape York, Uluru and iconic rail journeys like The Indian Pacific, The Ghan and the Great Southern.

Marita received an award for outstanding achievement within her first 12 months of business. Despite the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, neither Marita nor her business faltered. Today, the business has proudly earned a Bronze Award with Travellers Choice.

Maryann Page - Travel Consultant 

Maryann Page

Maryann Page started her career in the travel industry in 1996 as a retail travel consultant. She has been in travel ever since except for a few years working in a law firm. Maryann loves researching destinations and provides exceptional detail to her clients. She has a loyal following and is an asset to the Aspire Travel & Cruise team.

Norfolk Island is a special interest of Maryann's as well as destinations that are "different". Maryann has recently travelled to Taipei and Okinawa.

Zeena Smith -Travel Consultant

Zeena Smith

Zeena boasts over 20 years of experience in the travel industry, having worked throughout NSW, ACT and QLD in both the retail and corporate sectors.

Having explored numerous countries around the world, Zeena has a special fondness for Africa and all things Disney! In 2019, Zeena and her family, decided to go on an adventure, visiting Singapore, the UK, Switzerland and the USA (including Orlando, New York, Washington, Amish Country and Las Vegas).

Zeena thrives working on 'juicy' itineraries, such as round-the-world trips and extended holidays. Collaborating with her clients to create their 'holiday of a lifetime' is where she truly shines. Her pride lies in her meticulous attention to detail and organisational skills.

Kathryn Stagoll - Travel Consultant

Kathryn Stagoll

Kathryn is a new member of the travel industry, having joined the Aspire Travel & Cruise team in 2022 as a retail travel consultant after completing her Certificate III in Travel. She aspires to specialise in cruising, fuelled by her experiences with both Princess and P&O, with plans for many more cruising experiences.

Her love for diverse cultures has taken Kathryn to England, Scotland, Ireland, New Zealand, North America and South America. Combined with her passion for Australia, she is quickly gaining a wealth of information to call upon.

Kathryn loves hearing about her clients' travel experiences and knowing how to make their next holiday even more memorable. 

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