Auckland-born and raised, Claire studied business at AUT before starting out her career in travel at the age of 19, working for Rosenbluth International in 2002. Since then, she has worked across multiple areas within the industry, trying her hand at corporate travel, international ticketing and conference and events, giving her a breadth of experience that is rare. Savvy and well-rounded, Claire jumped at the chance to work within the very specialised group capacity at STA Travel in 2011, utilising her flair for logistics and overseeing the movements of some very large groups travelling to all corners of the world.
Having grown up on the North Shore and after completing High School, Elise took off on her OE which turned into a 5 year adventure covering 19 countries. Over the past few years of travelling with her Aussie partner, she has discovered a passion for travel, people, the ocean and food! Elise’s own experiences made her realise that she wanted to help others see the world, so she promptly joined our flagship Queen Street store in Auckland helping young people plan their own escapades and now brings her years of experience to the STA Travel B2B & Groups team.