About italktravel Midland


italktravel Midland is a multiple award winning travel agency with a friendly and qualified team of travel and cruise consultants.

All our consultants are highly trained in all aspects of travel, and are continually updating their knowledge with product training sessions, and visiting a variety of destinations to keep up to date with the constant changes in the travel industry.

Although italktravel is a new name for us, the agency has been in Midland Gate since 1996.


AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents)

Our agency is a proud member of AFTA, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents. This is a nationally recognised trade group in Australia. AFTA enhances the professionalism and profitability of its members through effective representation in industry and government affairs, education and training, and by identifying and satisfying the needs of the travelling public.

CLIA Certification

Our agency is an accredited member of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). You can book your next cruise holiday with confidence knowing we are part of CLIA. Travel agents that display the CLIA logo are members of an association that is dedicated to training and service excellence when it comes to cruising.  We have 4 Accredited Cruise Consultants and 1 Master cruise consultant, and have cruised multiple cruise lines and ship.......

Meet the Team

Dave Ahlhauser – Sales Director

I have been in the travel industry for 24 years and have run my own agency for the past 5 years.  I have travelled the world extensively, and as an accredited cruise consultant I specialise in Cruising, but you name it, and I can organise it.  I am passionate about what I do and tailor-make holidays to suit my clients needs not my own. 

This is just a sample of my favourite places that I have travelled to and experienced:

  • USA – extensively
  • Cruising – Asia, America, Canada, Mediterranean, Europe, New Zealand, Australia (done over 15 Cruises)
  • Club Med - Bali, Phuket, Malaysia, Bintan, both properties in Mauritius
  • Europe – extensively
  • Africa – South Africa including Kruger National Park and Game Reserves
  • Asia – extensively
  • Australia – Every State

My dream holiday is:

  • Cruising on the Mississippi Aboard the American Queen Steamboat & driving across America

My most memorable travel experience:

  • Cruising the Greek Islands and lunching in Santorini overlooking the Aegean Sea

Ronnie Malthouse – General Manager

Having owned five travel agencies during my 37 year travel industry career, and previously being the owner of  Jetset Midland (italktravel Midland), I have had the privilege of travelling extensively to most places in the world, and have cruised with many different cruise lines.  I love my job and still get a huge kick out of having my clients’ dreams come true. I am involved a lot more in the accounting side these days, but also put together special interest groups.

Some of the areas I have visited:

  • South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe – including games reserves and Victoria Falls.
  • South America – Buenos Aires – Paraguay, Argentina, Iguazu Falls.
  • Europe – extensively
  • Russia – Moscow and St Petersburg
  • Australia – all over
  • New Zealand – both islands
  • USA and Canada – extensively, including Niagara Falls
  • Asia – Most Countries


  • River Cruise – Amsterdam to Budapest
  • Mediterranean – 4 different ships
  • Panama Canal
  • Asia – various ships
  • New Zealand
  • Alaska
  • Antarctica – Mawsons Hutt
  • Australian coastal voyages

I am an accredited Master Cruise Consultant with ICCA.

My most memorable experience

It’s hard to choose one particular experience, and most of them were memorable. But Mawsons Hutt Antarctica and the Panama Canal are probably two that stand out.

Esther McNeill – Senior Travel Consultant

My career in the travel industry commenced in Ireland and the UK in 1985, I have had the wonderful opportunity to travel extensively throughout Europe & UK. In 2003 my husband & I emigrated to Western Australia and commenced employment with Jetset Travel.  This experience has extended my knowledge of the Asia Pacific region and again I have had great opportunity to travel extensively. The agency I work for specialises in cruising, I have personal and professional experience travelling with various cruise companies and am qualified as an ICCA accredited cruise consultant.

Travel experiences:

  • UK: Ireland, Scotland, Wales England
  • Europe: Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Tunisia, Morocco, Cyprus ,Turkey,Israel, Italy, Sardina, Belgium
  • Australia: Broome, Darwin, Kalbari, Monkey Mai, Southwest WA, Melbourne, Sydney  
  • New Zealand: North Island & South Island
  • Indian Ocean: Mauritius
  • Indonesia: Bali
  • Thailand: Bangkok and Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai
  • Singapore: Singapore/Sentosa
  • Malaysia: Kota Kinabulu
  • Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh city, Hoi An
  • China: Hong Kong
  • Brunei
  • USA: Los Angeles, Washington, NewYork, Mexico, Florida, Philadelipha, Pittsburg, Alaska
  • Canada: Toronto, Niagara Falls ,Vancouver,                                 
  • Club Med: Mexico
  • Caribbean: Jamaica
  • UAE: Dubai

Cruise Experiences:

  • Royal Caribbean Cruises: Radiance, Rhapsody of the Seas, Splendour of the Seas
  • P&O: Pacific Dawn, Pacific Star
  • Holland America: Ryndam
  • Costa Cruise: Costa Classica

Ship Inspections: 

  • Cruise & Maritime Voyages Astor: Princess Cruises- Sun Princess  
  • RCCI Voyager of the Seas: Oceania –Nautica; Cunard Queen Mary.

Top Achiever Top 25 Agents
Globus September 2012 –Morocco.

My dream holiday is:

  • Exploring the Rocky Mountains of Canada.            

My most memorable travel experience:

  • Cruising the Inside passage in Alaska, was a most amazing and wonderful experience.

Jamie West – Travel Consultant

I joined the travel industry because I have always loved to travel whether it be across the country or around the world, giving my clients that experience and hearing what they have learnt inspires me. I keep up to date with all training and information to give my clients the best possible holiday they can have.

Talk to me about the places I have visited:

  • Australia: Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia
  • New Zealand: Queenstown- Snowboarding
  • Asia: Bali, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia
  • Europe: London, Ireland, Spain, France, French Alps-Snowboarding, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech Republic


  • Nominee for italktravel RISE Award 2017

Dream Holiday

  • Touring around Central American and finish with a Caribbean Cruise

Most Memorable Experience

  • Snowboarding at Christmas in the French Alps