WHO ARE

Discerning Traveller?

We are an Australian-owned, family-operated travel business offering our clients a dedicated, full-service team that specialises in luxury and experiential travel. We create rewarding new experiences by curating each holiday to suit your travel style – bringing you exclusive, handpicked itineraries combined with unparalleled service. You’ll access a raft of luxury travel packages and itineraries, insider-only travel information, exclusive invitations to special events, and so much more.

Our vision is to harness the expertise of the most seasoned travel professionals and their industry partnerships to deliver better value and better service, along with a broader range of luxurious and experiential products, to inspire and fulfil the needs of all our customers. As proud members of the prestigious Virtuoso buying group, our network connects us to the best travel suppliers and partners across the globe. All this means we can offer exclusive savings and VIP offers for you.

Our mission is to create extraordinary value for Australian travellers’ seeking new luxury travel experiences by combining a worldwide network, uniquely-crafted itineraries and the highest quality of service.
WHAT IS

The Discerning Traveller Difference

Experienced Personal Travel Planner

Collaborate directly with your dedicated consultant who works personally with you to understand your holiday preferences. From planning through to booking, your consultant will design bespoke itineraries for an exceptional travel experience.

Exclusive VIP Virtuoso Benefits

Get the full benefit of personalised experiences, exclusive deals, rare access, VIP treatment, complimentary perks and so much more through our Virtuoso membership - connecting you to a vast professional of the best travel companies around the world.

Award-Winning Local Australian Business with Over 40 Years' of Experience

Unmatched industry-wide relationships, built over 40 years, offer you access to the best deals and superior support for all your upcoming travels, including cruises, flights, transfers, hotels, sightseeing tours, and travel insurance - giving you complete peace of mind.

Welcome Back Offer

Book your next holiday with Discerning Traveller within 60 days and receive a $100*pp discount on your new booking.

VIP Referral Program

Introduce like-minded travellers and receive a $150 discount to use on your next booking*

Your referred friends will also receive a $150 discount on their first booking*

VIP Exclusive Invitation:

Join our mailing list to receive exclusive invitations to incredible member-only special events, experiences, and product launches.

VIP Personaliser

The various services of a dedicated team of Travel & Cruise specialists at Discerning Traveller:

  • No booking fees
  • No credit card fees for Mastercard and Visa
  • Visa and passport check
  • Assistance with all aspects of your holiday planning
  • Receive deals, travel news and inspirations for your next holiday
WHAT IS OUR

Financial Security & Protection Promise

Your Funds are Protected

All monies paid to us are secured in a Trust Account, all payments from this account are made only for our customers' holiday plans.

Solid Financial Foundations

We are proud of our 100% debt-free position.

Annual Financial Audit

Completed by an independent accredited auditor.

Key Business Accreditations

Only offered to travel agents who have met strict audited financial and customer service criteria.

BOOK WITH DISCERNING TRAVELLER TO RECEIVE

Virtuoso Member Benefits

Virtuoso is a by-invitation-only, global luxury travel network comprising of the top 2% of travel agencies worldwide.
As a Virtuoso Member, we have personal relationships and special contacts with over 2000 travel providers, enabling us to provide complimentary benefits and exclusive access to create the ultimate customised experiences for our clients.

Complimentary benefits when booking hotel & resorts may include:

  • Room upgrade - at time of booking OR at check-in
  • Breakfast daily for two
  • Early check-in & late check-out (subject to availability)
  • Guest VIP recognition by property
  • Complimentary WiFi when offered
  • Value-added bonus - spa credit, food & beverage credit, etc

 

 

Exclusive and complimentary benefits on select sailings:

  • On-board Virtuoso host
  • Welcome reception
  • Farewell reception (where possible)
  • Choice of the following amenities (where available):
    • Exclusive shore event
    • Virtuoso credit
    • Private car & driver in port
    • Shipboard credit
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Terms and Conditions:
Welcome Back Offer:
*$100 Travel Voucher is per person and applies to past Discerning Traveller guests only. The promotion cannot be transferred to new clients and is not redeemable for cash or onboard credit. Discount is combinable with select Discerning Traveller specials and may be withdrawn at any time at the discretion of Discerning Traveller. Discount will only be applied to new bookings made within 60 days of the conclusion of the previous trip booked through Discerning Traveller. 

VIP Referral Program:
For the Referrer: The number of referrals is unlimited. Referral savings can be accumulated. Referee must be someone who has never previously booked with Discerning Traveller for Referee and Referrer benefits to apply. Referrer is eligible to refer once his/her first cruise/tour is deposited. A$150 cannot be used as part of the deposit on your booking. In case of cancellation by the person referred, the reduction will be rendered null and void and the referrer can then make use of the offer once the person referred deposits a new booking. Referral Discount cannot be earnt on bookings of less than $5,000 in value. The discount can't be applied when the booking is paid in full. Referral program offers are combinable with cruise line or tour operator offers, select Discerning Traveller promotional offer such as, not limited to Discerning Traveller’s Shipboard Credit offers, Limousine Airport Transfer offers and Discerning Traveller Rewards.

For the Referee: Referee must be someone who has never previously booked with Discerning Traveller for Referee and Referrer benefits to apply. A$150 cannot be used as part of the deposit on your booking. Referral program offers are combinable with cruise line or tour operator offers, select Travel the World promotional offer such as, not limited to Discerning Traveller’s Shipboard Credit offers, Limousine Airport Transfer offers and Discerning Traveller Rewards. Referral Discount cannot be applied on bookings of less than $5,000 in value.
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