Meet The Team

Skye Kirne Île de Ré, France

SKYE KIRNE – OWNER/DIRECTOR

With a career spanning over two decades, Skye has curated unforgettable experiences for diverse clients, from corporate travellers seeking efficiency to luxury individuals and groups pursuing the extraordinary.

After spending 11 years as an employee in the travel sector, Skye had a pivotal moment that led her to establish her own brand, Skye Travel, and now, Skye Cruise. Her passion for exploration was ignited during her teenage years when she embarked on journeys across Australia and beyond, and that passion remains as vibrant as ever.

Operating her home-based travel agency has granted Skye the remarkable flexibility to work worldwide. Every destination is a research opportunity for her, whether it’s sampling cocktails in the Maldives or diving into the depths of the Philippines and Fiji.

Beyond her love for travel, Skye is deeply committed to her local community. Skye Travel proudly supports organizations such as the South Melbourne Districts Junior Football Club, Essendon Districts Football League, and Port Melbourne Bowls Club. In her free time, Skye is an active Albert Park Angling Club member and a leader in promoting women’s participation in recreational fishing with the VFA.

ASHLEY JARVIS – SENIOR TRAVEL ADVISOR

Ashley seamlessly blends her passion for animals with her love for travel, a journey that began during a European holiday with her family, sparking a lifelong pursuit of exploration.

After studying horse husbandry at an agricultural college, Ashley embarked on a transformative two-year adventure in the United Kingdom, immersing herself in various horse-related endeavours. Returning to Australia, she honed her sales skills at a boutique horse stud in New South Wales before transitioning to Victoria to work with Australia’s top trainers, racehorses, and ponies.

Throughout her career, Ashley has celebrated remarkable achievements, including notable placements in prestigious races like the Melbourne Cup and the Coolmore Stakes.

Now, as a valued member of the Skye Travel Team, Ashley brings her unwavering dedication to exemplary customer service and her profound passion for travel. With her wealth of experience and enthusiasm, she looks forward to assisting clients in realizing their travel dreams while embodying the same spirit of courtesy and respect that defines her approach to life.

Ashley Jarvis Senior Travel Advisor
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TERRY RYAN – ACCOUNTS & OFFICE MANAGER

Once a year – go someplace you have never been before – Dalai Lama

Terry’s wanderlust knows no bounds, as evidenced by the ever-growing list of destinations checked off.

Now, joining the SkyeTravel team, Terry brings an infectious enthusiasm for sunshine, beaches, mountains, and adventures—qualities undoubtedly shared by the clients they’ll serve.

With a dedication to ensuring top-notch customer service, Terry supports the travel consultant team with their extensive administrative and financial expertise. From refining policies to managing accounts and payroll, Terry’s role is integral to maintaining Skye Travel’s standards of excellence.

Beyond the day-to-day tasks, Terry finds purpose in contributing to an organization capable of influencing perceptions and driving meaningful change. She cherishes the opportunity to help dreams take flight and knowledge to spread their wings.

MIA CHRIMES – JUNIOR TRAVEL ADVISOR

Mia Chrimes, with extensive experience in the hospitality, retail, and corporate sectors, has recently joined Skye Travel as a trainee travel consultant.

Known for her skill in crafting engaging travel promotions on social media and her attention to organizational detail, Mia is dedicated to ensuring seamless travel experiences that prioritize client satisfaction. Driven by her passion for exceptional customer service, Mia views her role as an opportunity to fulfil her long-held aspirations of exploring diverse cultures, cuisines, and destinations while assisting Skye Travel’s clients in achieving their travel dreams.

As a people person and avid food enthusiast, Mia is excited to share her expertise as your ultimate culinary guide abroad, believing that travel is not only about discovering new places but also about forming meaningful connections with others. Mia’s travels have taken her to captivating destinations such as Thailand, Bali, Dubai, Greece, Italy, the USA, and London, and she looks forward to expanding her horizons further.

Outside of work, Mia enjoys staying active, reading, socializing, and sampling global delicacies. She is eager to embark on this exciting journey with you as your trusted travel advisor!

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Kate Allen

KATE ALLEN – EVENTS & CRUISE SPECIALIST

“It’s on my bucket list!”

Kate is an experienced Travel Advisor who has been in the industry for 1 year. She has a passion for travel and has visited over 12 countries over the past 7 years, experiencing first class and business class travel and staying in 6 star resorts and hotels across the world.

With 20 years of experience in Event management and promotions, Kate has owned businesses and managed teams on the ground and in sales and marketing online. She has a knack for creating unforgettable experiences for clients and is always up-to-date on the latest trends and technologies in the industry.

Recently, Kate has partnered up with Skye Travel to bring an online luxury travel brand to life. With her expertise in both travel and business, she is committed to providing the best possible experiences for her clients, ensuring that their travels are seamless, stress-free, and unforgettable.

CASEY BELL – TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER

Casey’s wanderlust fuels her passion for photography, driving her to capture the beauty of life’s fleeting moments across the globe. Armed with her camera, she embarks on a journey to freeze time and weave captivating stories through her lens.

With years of experience as a photographer, Casey has honed her craft, transforming ordinary landscapes into extraordinary visual narratives. She understands the profound significance of her work, cherishing the opportunity to preserve cherished memories and celebrate the milestones of life’s adventures.

A born storyteller, Casey’s photographs transcend mere images, speaking volumes and evoking emotions. Each frame is a testament to her artistry and her ability to capture the raw beauty of the world’s most enchanting destinations.

 

Casey Bell Travel Photographer
Emma Padgett Marketing Specialist

EMMA PADGETT – MARKETING SPECIALIST

With more than two decades of travel experience, Emma has passionately devoted the last decade to the world of destination tourism.

Renowned for her authentic approach and creative thinking, Emma specialises in enhancing global travel through digital marketing. Her unique blend of originality and creativity is instrumental in elevating the destination, ensuring they stand out, and making sure your journey is enjoyable every step of the way.

Over the past five years, Emma has seamlessly integrated her love for snowy landscapes into her work. Renowned for her ability to breathe life into snow destinations through digital marketing, she brings a unique blend of creativity and authenticity to her strategies.

Whether helping promote winter getaways, or tropical islands, Emma’s dedication ensures that these destinations stand out. Her approach not only makes destinations memorable but also ensures that every traveler’s journey is enjoyable from start to finish.