The Celebration Travel Company is a boutique company offering dedicated personal service and attention arranging fabulous international holidays for celebrating a special occasion. We’ve created unique travel experiences for couples, families, and small groups of family and friends to help make our celebration holidays a truly memorable event.
The Directors of The Celebration Travel Company are Peter Cooney and Yvette Cubbin, both of whom have extensive travel industry experience and a passion for travel. Peter has visited more than 50 countries and Yvette has been to 40 and both are actively involved in the day-to-day operation of The Celebration Travel Company.
Peter has more than 30 years travel industry experience in Australia, including nearly 25 years in senior management positions in sales, reservations, operations, brand and regional or division management with some of the industry’s leading travel companies such as World Travel Headquarters, Creative Holidays, Royal Orchid Holidays, and the Globus Family of Brands.
His product development experience has predominantly involved Asian destinations, along with USA and South Pacific for 20 years, and Australia and New Zealand for 10 years.
Yvette has 25 years airline and cruise industry experience in Australia including product development, reservations, industry sales, and senior management support roles. Yvette has reviewed or stayed at hundreds of hotels and has also cruised with 10 different cruise lines in the last five years alone.
Planning an overseas travel trip to celebrate a special occasion takes time and care, and a celebration holiday is so much more important than just choosing a hotel or a cruise. It’s about creating memories which last a life time.
Our years of experience inspecting and trying out hotels and cruise ships, arranging events and experiencing local activities has given us a keen eye on what to look for in a memorable travel experience, and what to avoid.
We don't just rely on hotel, resort, and cruise line websites and brochures, travel magazines, blogs, and social media interaction, we have personally visited and reviewed hundreds of hotels to refine our range with the best experiences.
Quite simply, we look for the type of accommodation that has the “wow” factor which will leave an indelible impression long after returning from one of our celebration holidays.
As a boutique operation, we are committed to providing personal service and attention to each and every one of our customers. Our overheads are not as high as the larger travel companies and we choose which hotel and cruise partners are best suited for celebration holidays. We have developed our own specially selected product range from our own research, inspections, and stays at the hotels and resorts, including in our portfolio only those that meet our stringent criteria. We are therefore able to enjoy and maintain a personal relationship with our valued service providers, particularly with the senior management at our hotel partners.
Our business is all about providing life-long memories with quality celebration holidays. We know you have a choice when it comes to planning and booking a holiday, but when it comes to planning for a special occasion you want to be able to speak with a real person to discuss specific needs and ensure the right selection is made to exceed expectations. Our personal celebration holiday experts are mature, experienced, travel industry personnel who know how important personal service is to you.
We want our holidays to be an unforgettable celebration and maintaining our own product range allows us to ensure quality control and a strong relationship with our partners who are specifically selected for their commitment to customer service and impeccable standards.
We select experiences which are not just “bucket list” fantasies. These are real escapes which can be enjoyed in style with a few touches of something special making for a truly memorable celebration holiday.
Our hotel and resort packages are limited to a select portfolio of accommodation, and include exclusive transfers where possible, meal options, and special celebration activities such as romantic candlelit dinners on a beach, spa treatments, cocktail parties in exotic locations, through to fully catered exclusive charter of resorts or villas offering 24/7 butler and chef services. In the case of large groups of friends or family reunions, some extra-curricular bonding activities may include golf, cycling, cooking classes, shopping expeditions and family-based activities.
A stringent criteria is applied when assessing our hotels, resorts, villas and residences for inclusion in our portfolio. We’ve researched, personally inspected, experienced, or stayed at hundreds of hotels, resorts, villas and residences over the past 30 years while working as senior professionals in the travel, airline and tourism industry, and we have been able to select a range of hotels, resorts, villas and residences that are best suited to providing the most memorable of celebration holidays. Most of our hotels and resorts are boutique in size or in atmosphere, in that they offer that special touch of personal attention – after all, that’s what we are all about.
All hotels and resorts selected within our portfolio have their own restaurants, bars, and swimming pools, and offer a range of activities on-site as well as nearby, with most hotel room, suite, villa, or bure accommodation providing individually controlled air-conditioning in the bedroom, Wi-Fi, TV, bathrobes, iron and ironing boards, in-room tea & coffee facilities, freshly brewed “real” coffee, DVD, CD and I-pod docking station.
Individual villas and residences each have on-site villa managers, chefs and housekeeping staff, as well as 24-hour security. Villas & residences within resorts enjoy all the facilities the resort has to offer, including restaurants and bars, with the option for in-villa or in-residence dining services by hotel or resort staff on request.
Our personal visits have enabled us to choose the best available category of accommodation type at each of our hotels and resorts to provide the beautiful views or outlook you’d expect when travelling to celebrate a special occasion, without going over the top in suggesting the most expensive or the biggest!
We know that shopping, cooking classes, golf, and cycling, as well as an understanding of local cultures and a commitment to community are key factors to our customers when travelling. Most partners we work with provide local cultural experiences and are involved in local community support projects. Most have access to good shopping experiences, can arrange cooking classes of local cuisine, have arrangements with nearby championship golf courses, provide bikes and can recommend picturesque journeys that cater for the casual or serious cyclist.
Some hotels and resorts have specifically been selected to suit couples or adults travelling without children.
For families, we’ve paid particular attention to the type of accommodation that best suits their needs, including kids’ activities, dining options, child-friendly grounds and swimming pools.