Heather Tomlins

Managing Director

Founding managing director of TravelEd; Heather began her journey in the educational tour industry after 23 years in Education; whilst in that time taking many students on educational tours all around the world.

Her passion and enthusiasm is to engage and enhance a student’s education with hands-on experiences to broaden horizons; whether they have travelled before or looking forward to their first adventures. She understands the needs and difficulties teachers face when undertaking the organisation of a school tour and is an apt hand at taking away the pressure as she has been there and done that. A seamless, safe and fun tour is a priority she encourages with any travel arrangements.

Her biggest passion is her amazing family who also have a love of travel. They love to meet somewhere new around the world for a yearly holiday together and are always excited to see where the next chosen destination will take them.

Erin Jackson

Managing Director

Not long after graduating from her business degree in Tourism Management, Erin has been working in the travel industry for over 20 years, which has given her the opportunity to arrange and escort many group tours throughout the world.

She has been lucky enough to explore 40+ countries and is passionate about others exploring the world around them; for them to experience new things, different cultures and gain new life lessons and find a love of exploration and adventure. With extensive experience of sending groups and individuals abroad, Erin understands the logistics and challenges that travel can sometimes encounter and prides herself on her ability to provide stress-free, safe and seamless experiences for both groups and independent holidays.

When she’s not travelling or organising travel for her clients, she spends her spare time with family and friends trying out new restaurants, playing netball or relaxing on the beach.

Shona Candish

Travel Consultant / Office Administrator

Shona lives and breathes travel and has always had a passion for adventure and exploring different cultures. She seeks the road less travelled and the authentic experiences that accompany them. While she is relatively new to travel consulting, her 20+ years’ experience in customer service, management and events have formed a great foundation for her to hit the ground running….. The 40+ countries she’s visited probably helped too 😉 As well as working and living abroad in the UK for 2 years and Canada for another 2 years.

If there is one thing Shona loves more than travel, it’s SNOW. Still to this day a single snowflake brings about the purest of happiness. That coupled with the 20+ ski fields she has visited (across 6 different countries), is why she is our snow expert!

Shona and her future husband always have their next snowboarding trip booked (We get married in Canada outside in the snow in January!!), and while waiting for the departure date to roll around, spends her time with her fur-babies and tries to stay cool.

The Educational Travel Specialists

There is no better way to educate our children than through the visual and hands-on experience of travel

TravelEd has extensive experience in educational school tours. Our school tour expert has worked within the school community as an educator; giving us first-hand knowledge of what it takes to get a school tour running smoothly and stress-free. We understand the curriculum and the fact that teachers are time poor, giving them little opportunity to organize tours themselves.

This is where TravelEd can help you. If possible, we will come to you at your most convenient time, enabling you to continue with your day. We are able to cater for all subjects and extra-curricular activities to ensure your tour is lined up with the subjects you are teaching. We can also combine subjects to cover a cross section, ensuring activities and destinations are evenly catered for throughout the tour. Combined with your ideas and requirements and our personal school tour experiences and expertise of past educational tours and travel insight, you can be assured you get exactly what is necessary to make it the perfect tour.

Once we have nutted out your requirements, we are able to strive to get the best deals for the best price with the best quality of services to cater for your needs. We call on over 120 of our expert suppliers from around the world and within Australia to give us the best of the best within the tour budget. Tweaking is the norm for these tours and we are experts at it! We will spend the time to get it perfect for you. Anything is doable!


Gothenburg, Sweden

Grand Canyon



Rapallo, Italy