About italktravel Kensington

 

Established in 1995 we provide a complete travel management service to leisure and corporate clients.  From basic flights, accommodation or car hire to complex itinerary planning and fare construction - which when done correctly can save you significant time and money - we pride ourselves on being able to provide a cost-effective, relevant and seamless travel experience.

Originally established in conjunction with the AFL's North Melbourne Football Club we have grown substantially over the years and today operate as a full-service travel agency with a strong repeat retail business.

With more than 50 years industry experience our consultants have visited over 100 countries.  We can tell you where to stay, where to eat and whether you need a visa.

We are an independently owned travel provider so we have the freedom of choice to match the best possible products and services with your requirements and budget.  We also benefit from the security and buying power provided by being a member The Independent Travel Group - Australia's largest group of independent retail travel agents.


Meet the Team

 

Natalie Montgomery - Managing Director

Natalie has worked in the travel industry for over 20 years.

An expert in both corporate and leisure travel Natalie enjoys going to new destinations and learning about it's people and their culture but is happiest at a tranquil beach destination in a five-star resort. 

Email: natalie@kensington.italk.travel

Destinations visited: Hawaii, Mainland USA, England, Scotland, Belgium, France, Italy, Egypt, Czech Republic, Greece, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, South Africa, India, Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, China, Dubai, New Zealand, Tahiti, Fiji and throughout Australia.

Favourite: Hawaii, South Africa, Europe

Where to next: French Riviera, Maldives, South America


Julie Parker - Senior Travel Consultant

Julie is from England and has been in the industry since 2007 having moved to Australia in 2010. If you’re a family wanting to travel, or like to get off the beaten track or even a luxury traveller Julie can help you with all your travel needs. She is passionate about travelling and enjoys experiencing new cultures and local cuisine.

Email: julie@kensington.italk.travel

Destinations visited: New Zealand, Australia, Fiji, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Borneo, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Brunei, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Japan, UAE, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Netherlands, France, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, New York, Hawaii, Miami, Florida Keys, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay & Paraguay.

Favourite: Europe & Japan

Where to next: Canada


Christine Field

Christine has worked in the travel industry for over 25 years.

Christine has had various roles in the industry and has brought with her many attributes to italktravel Kensington.

“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail” -Ralph Waldo Emerson  

Email: christine@kensington.italk.travel

Destinations visited: America, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, Scotland, Ireland, Turkey, Greece Egypt, Africa, Fiji, Vanuatu, Singapore, Vietnam, Borneo, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Bali, New Zealand and Australia

Favourite Place: Africa

Where to next: Whitsunday Islands



Testimonials

I wish to thank Julie!

for all the help she provided to get our airfare refunded. She provided updates relating to the situation which was much appreciated.

I certainly recommend their service and professionalism.

Cheers

Frances 04/02/2021

 

Thank you Julie!

I couldn’t believe it when someone from Qatar phoned me at lunchtime today. I have my e-ticket safely and will be in touch with you to organise a flight from Adelaide to Melbourne.

I don’t know what you did, but you are a genius.

Thanks again

Julia 25/09/2020

A big shout out to our local travel agency.

When the pandemic hit we found like many others the insurance policy became useless and our hopes for a warm mid-year break were dashed.

We were generally expecting to fully lose our money on pre-paid non-refundable accommodation or at best receive credits to use at some future date.

Well I’m pleased to say that Julie our agent went into bat for us & managed t secure full refunds and I rediscovered the value of engaging the services of an agent. All I can say is Julie and the business owners went above and beyond by taking the initiative to negotiate a better than expected outcome by making the decision to provide a full refund when they legally didn’t need to do this. A rare level of service provided and will I use them in the future- you betcha.

Andrew (04/09/2020)

 

Thank you Lisa

I will definitely be recommending italktravel Kensington to anybody wishing to use an Agent in the future. I will also be referring friends and family to you in the future when travel overseas becomes the norm.

Robyn (01/09/2020)

 

Thank you Karyn 

You have been an awesome Travel Agent very patient and helpful and thank you to italktravel for the wonderful prize l really appreciate it and l am looking forward a relaxing holiday in Cebu as is my daughter Amanda and her family in Turtle Beach.

Elaine (20/10/2018)

 

Thanks so much

I really appreciate this and if i haven''t said this before..

italktravel Kensington and Karyn personally are my favourite and ultimate travel agent;-)

Thanks a lot for your help and looking forward for next trip booking;-)

Ed - South Melbourne (13/09/2018)

 

Hi Natalie

Congratulations to you and your staff for receiving your award (Outstanding Excellence VIC at the 2016 ETG Forum).  We always knew that you were the best but to be acknowledged by the industry is tremendous.

Joan and Luci - Werribee (12/1/17)


Hello Janeene and Karyn,

I wanted to touch base with both of you to say how very awesome Mooloolaba is.  We have absolutely loved every bit of our stay.

The place you recommended is gorgeous.  Great steam room, good pool, awesome spa bath, awesome beach front view and access and a great movie room.

Love how every holiday booked through you is exactly what we are looking for.

Thank you very much for all your support.

The Walls Family - Sydney (3/10/16)


Hi Janeene,

We had a wonderful holiday though, all very easy. Thanks so much for organising. It really was a very easy, stress-free holiday which is exactly what we needed as a family. We will definitely be in contact again for our next family adventure!

Liz - Mornington (27/7/16)

 

Thanks Janeene

We are really looking forward to our trip.  Thanks very much for your help with arranging our flights.  It is great as a Kensington resident to have italktravel just around the corner.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas and New Year too.  I hope you get a chance to relax during the Summer.

Bill - Kensington (3/12/16)

  

 


Thanks Marica.

Worth dealing with a travel agent.  You know all the tricks of the trade.

Michelle - North Melbourne (9/6/16)


Dear Marica,

Thanking you for your excellent service.

Lloyd - Tasmania (2/6/16)


Dear Janeene,

Thank you so much for all your hard work behind the scenes in organsing our amazing holiday.  It was a truly special time and we can't thank you enough for making the whole process seamless.  We look forward to planning more wonderful adventures with you in the future.

Danielle and Renae - Sydney (18/1/16)


Hi Nat,

I just wanted to take a moment to email you to say thank you for helping us sort out our holiday plans to Hawaii. The Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel was perfect for us. Our Big Island Tour was incredible. To walk on Volcanic Rock and walk in Lava Tubes was amazing. Then to see the glow of the crater later that night was incredible. Kauai and Maui were just as incredible. I loved Kauai more than Maui. The Sheraton Resort was once again the right pick and the Luau was incredible fun. Anyway a huge thanks for your suggestions and assistance. We had an absolute ball. We have shopped up a storm, drove around windy roads, drove up craters to watch sunsets, drank quite a number of margaritas and even got dumped by the waves at Sunset Beach. By the way I recommend you go for Halloween….Waikiki was awesome. We met so many people and ended up in a Karaoke bar!

Justine - Yarraville (24/11/15)


Hi Natalie,

I just wanted to write and tell you that our trip to South Africa was the best ever!! Lion Sands was totally amazing. We could not have enjoyed it more ! The location, the service, the food and of course the game drivers were second to none. Also, the More Quarters Hotel was fantastic – one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in – so personalised and with a very ‘homey’ feeling. Thanks so much for your recommendations as usual. You never steer us wrong. 

Karen - Werribee (16/11/15)


"I have been using italktravel Kensington for all my travel needs for over 10 years and could not recommend them highly enough. I travel round the world for work but also have the girls help me out when I go on holiday with the family. I have found they have amazing destination hotel knowledge. Excellent prices. Fantastic service."

Mark – North Melbourne (4/5/14)


"If you plan to go to Canada suggest you talk to these guys. They know the place inside out. Made our trip very easy to plan and more importantly hassle free. Also really lovely to deal with. Listened to what we wanted and took into account that we were travelling with kids."

Shane – South Melbourne (1/7/14)


"Thank you for helping us to have such a wonderful holiday to South Africa. Your insight, knowledge and helpful tips were invaluable."

Ross and Catherine – Kensington (4/10/14)


"Saved me $335.00 on my airfare by taking the time to put my itinerary in an alternate order and use alternate airlines on two of the sectors that no online booking engine was able to suggest. Also saved me heaps of money on my hotels and insurance."

Grant – Essendon (4/3/13)


"Highly recommended for your corporate travel needs. The girls could not be more helpful and accommodating. They offer fantastic service and great prices. They keep my details on file, know what I like and where I need to go. They also help me when I need to change things up (sadly quite often). So much better than waiting on hold for airline staff or trying to book things online."

Anthony – Albert Park (6/7/12)