I was introduced to the world of travelling when I was just 3 months old with my very first family holiday to Tasmania. Then my parents decided to move our family to the United Kingdom when I was a teenager for a 6 month stay where we lived in an old farmhouse just a mile from the gorgeous Cathedral city of Durham. I was able to go to school during the week and then spend our weekends and long holiday breaks exploring all sorts of nooks and crannies of England, Scotland and Europe. Talk about an introduction to world history and travel – I was hooked!
Years later I found myself stamping the backs of travel brochures for a local travel agency before heading off from school graduation to complete my Certificate of International Retail Travel. I lived and breathed everything travel and this love took off into a passion that was further developed through 10 years of working in the travel industry. From Cruise Product Assistant, to Information Officer at VisitBritain (the Australian office of the British Tourist Authority), to Corporate Travel for the NSW Government and finally Group Travel Specialist.
10 years ago I gave birth to my very first child and suddenly the realisation occurred that I couldn’t keep working in the bricks and mortar agency. I wanted flexibility to work for my passion of travel, but work it around the needs of my growing family. I took a deep breath, took the plunge and went out on my own as an independent home based agent. Thus the creation of JEN Travel – Affiliate of Savenio – a place I can create exclusive and highly personalised travel itineraries, helping my clients to achieve their dream travel experiences with the backing of an ATAS Accredited Agency along with access to Virtuoso and Cruiseco to enable them to enjoy their holidays knowing they are in safe and knowledgeable hands.
Fast forward to 2018, I now have 5 beautiful children (3 boys and twin girls). Along with my husband, we enjoy living in the beautiful beach area of Port Macquarie on NSW’s Mid North Coast. Working closely with Port Chamber of Business and Port Macquarie Council, I am an active member of the Port Macquarie Business Community. You can find me working within the brand new co-working space at The Hub – Port Macquarie in Gore Street, or I can meet you in a café or even your home to help you plan your next journey.
I look forward to helping you travel this beautiful world we live in and are fortunate to be able to explore at our leisure,
Fast facts about Jen
Who is Jen?
Owner and Director of JEN Travel Pty Ltd – Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister
Husband, 5 Children, Friends, Family
Coffee, Long walks on the beach, a game of tennis, interior design and travelling the world
“Don’t get so busy making a living, that you forget to make a life “ – Dolly Parton
Favourite City in the World?
London – I just love this city, cobbled streets, warm cosy pub lunches, exceptional shopping, and famous sights such as Big Ben, Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
Favourite Holiday Experience?
Christmas in the Finnish Lapland: Rovaneimi – Temperatures below -30 degrees Celsius, driving a snowmobile across a frozen lake, Husky-driven Sleigh Rides, visiting Santa’s Village and eating Reindeer Soup!
Still on my Bucket List?
- New York – how can I have worked in the travel industry 20 years and STILL not been there yet?
- Italy – to see Venice before it disappears!
- Antarctica – I would LOVE to do an Expedition Cruise to see and experience this incredible part of the world.
Jen Lloyd is an Independent Affiliate of Savenio. Savenio is an AFTA member, ATAS accredited and member of Virtuoso and Cruiseco.
Savenio offers something very different. We design travel experiences that are as unique as you are. Experiences that live with you forever because they’re filled with surprising discoveries and unforgettable moments.
Savenio (pronounced Sa-ven-e-o) is a new word that brings together Latin words like Sapio, Sapere and Sapivi which describe knowledge and wisdom, with the Latin words of Advenio and Invenio, which describe discovery and arrival.
Many places, many paths is a promise to our clients that we will help them experience destinations in unique and unforgettable ways.