Figtree Travel has been a family run business since 1989. We have 7 fully qualified travel consultants with nearly 200 years combined experience. With this experience comes knowledge and we pride ourselves on offering our clients the best service possible and we do this by employing well-travelled experienced consultants.

We have won numerous awards over the years from top selling consultants to being a top selling agency with several wholesalers and airlines. Awards such as being a top ten agency for Australian Pacific Tours to being a Premium Agency with Qantas Holidays, the list goes on.

Meet the team

Brad Pearce (Owner)

Taking over the family business from my parents with my brother Craig is a great honour to me.

Travel is in my blood and working in travel since 1995 has allowed me to travel to most parts of the world.

Passing on my travel experiences and knowledge to our customers allows me to help make their next holiday memorable for all the right reasons.

At Figtree Travel it’s our goal to make sure you have received great service, the best advice and find the best deal!

I don’t have a favourite destination as each place has its unique highlights and experiences, but I can’t go past an African overland Safari, seeing the Pyramids of Giza and taking in the beauty and history of Machu Picchu in Peru

Craig Pearce (Owner)

Figtree Travel has been owned by our family since 1989.

My journey began when I joined the team in 1993 and my brother Brad and I have been managing the business since taking over from our parents in 2011.

In that time countries visited include USA, Africa, Ireland, England, most of Europe including Scandinavia, United Arab Emirates, India, China, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, New Zealand and all of Australia.

My Favourite destination would be Scandinavia, due to the friendly people and the amazing scenery.

With my experiences and knowledge that I have gained in my travels, I look forward to helping you plan your next journey.

Terri Garside

Hi, my name is Terri and I have been a Travel Consultant with Figtree Travel since 1989. I began my career way back when I was in Year 10 as a 16-year-old needing to complete work experience as part of my studies. I was very lucky enough to be given the opportunity as this ultimately led to a full time position at the conclusion of completing my HSC in Year 12.

I have travelled extensively in this time to many parts of the globe including Europe, UK, USA, Thailand. Hong Kong, Bali, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vanuatu, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, New Caledonia, all throughout Australia and many cruises. If I had to choose a favourite destination it would be Disneyland in California USA.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my career to date in the Travel Industry and continue to thrive to fulfil my clients travel needs and dreams……it is a very rewarding Job.

Kathy Georgiou

Hi, my name is Kathy Georgiou and I joined Figtree Travel in 1981.

I am so lucky to work in an industry I love and to have had the opportunity to visit

Some wonderful places.  Some of these include Europe, America, South America, Fiji, Vanuatu, New Zealand, Maldives, Singapore, Bali, Vietnam, Hawaii, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Australia.

My favourite destination is Europe with its history and culture.  Everything is so accessible.
You can drive the UK, Cruise Scandinavia and Russia, Rail or Coach Central Europe or maybe

A River Cruise is more your style then Island Hop the Greek Islands or Sail Croatia before heading home.

I would only be so happy to work with you in planning your next getaway or trip of a lifetime.

Liesel Brown

I started in the Travel Industry in 1981. I love meeting and helping people organise their own holidays to their favourite and new destinations.

I love that no two holidays are the same and I learn something with every booking.

I enjoy travelling to all destinations but love Europe as a destination. The history the architecture and the cuisine of each country just adds to the excitement of being there.

I look forward to meeting and helping new clients and existing clients plan their holidays.

Karan Gray

Hi, my name is Karan.

Travel is my absolute passion, and I was so lucky to spend 8 years living and travelling the world, before coming home and starting my career in travel.

I lived and worked in the NSW and Victorian ski fields, on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. I have also holidayed in every state and my favorite Australian destination is North Queensland, especially Magnetic Island.

I spent 9 months in Edinburgh before joining Cunard where I spent 2 years working on board the QE2. I have cruised to some of the most amazing places in the world, but my favorite is the Norwegian Fjords. Spectacular and unlike anywhere else I have ever been.

Finally, my favorite international destination – Canada – where I spent 5 months in Whistler and 5 months in Banff before driving across the country to the east coast to explore the maritime provinces.

If you are planning a Canadian adventure, I would love to help.

I have travelled with my family to New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Bali, USA, Mauritius, Germany, and Switzerland. My favorite family holiday was to Europe where we visited Christmas Markets, went up the arctic circle in search of the Northern Lights, went dog sledding, fed reindeers and saw the real Santa Claus.

I now have the most amazing memories and photo books that I love to look back on and hope I can help you create these types of experiences too.

Elvi Lanyon

My name is Elvi and I have a 32-year travel industry career which started in Corporate and Group Travel in Sydney in 1991 after having received the sole travel scholarship to Williams Business College in 1990 where I completed my Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

After several years looking after the travel needs for Blue Chip companies and a stint as team leader in both Brisbane and Sydney, I made the move back to Wollongong in 1998 and have been working in the local travel industry since then, having joined the Figtree Travel Centre team in November 2022.

I take great pride in my work and strive to provide the most efficient and friendly service to my customers, many of which have been repeat clientele for several years.   I have a good knowledge of airfares, destinations and travel products and a vast experience in both Corporate and Leisure Travel.

I have travelled to Fiji, New Zealand and the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, Bali/Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and China in Asia, several places in North America including Hawaii, the UK, France, Italy, Serbia and Hungary in Europe and Egypt & the UAE in the Middle East.  Recently I have experienced both Carnival and Princess cruises and am looking forward to expanding my cruise experiences!    My favourite destination was Egypt, which was fascinating, but I truly love Europe in every way.  There is so much history, culture, architecture, and amazing food to enjoy.

My heritage is Hungarian, and I can speak and write the language and I’m married to a Fijian, so I have a multi-cultural family.   I love meeting and helping people from all different cultures and look forward to helping you with your travel needs.


Katrin Pearce (Administration)