About Us​

Once upon a time, there was Peta, a bright-eyed wanderer eager to share her adventures with the world. She became a seasoned globetrotter with a passion for exploring every nook and cranny of this beautiful planet. Together with her colleague, Monica Godfrey (no relation) they passionately spent the 2010s helping to grow a local Gerringong travel business.  When the opportunity arose in 2018 to take the reins and rebrand the company, Peta and Monica seized it with gusto, rebranding and ushering in a new era for Travel Focus Group. This exciting new venture allowed the Godfrey girls a chance to further share their love and knowledge of all things travel with the community.
The path wasn’t always smooth sailing. In 2020, the world was thrown into chaos, and the travel industry was hit hard. With a staggering 98% downturn in income, the future seemed uncertain. Monica bid farewell to pursue new horizons within the Travel Industry, leaving Peta at a crossroads. But amidst the uncertainty, the unwavering support of the community echoed loud and clear. Encouraged by the heartfelt pleas of loyal clients and fuelled by her passion for travel, Peta made the decision to rebuild Travel Focus Group from the ground up.
Today, as she reflects on the journey, Peta knows that reinventing Travel Focus Group was the best decision she ever made. Each day, she eagerly walks into the office, ready to weave dreams and turn wanderlust into reality. For Peta, it’s not just about booking holidays; it’s about creating unforgettable experiences and fostering a community bound by a shared love for exploration. With every trip planned and every adventure embarked upon, Travel Focus Group continues to grow, driven by Peta’s unwavering dedication to delivering the ultimate travel journey – from the initial spark of inspiration to the joyous post-holiday debrief where tales of the world are shared and cherished.
Peta knows that she can’t do this alone. She needs a team of remarkable travel advisors to help plan and book our clients travel arrangements. 

Lauren Murphy

Lauren started her travel industry career in 2012. In this time she has experienced many adventures including small ship expeditions in the Arctic, safaris in South Africa, river cruising in France and extensive travel throughout Europe. Lauren has gained her expertise working for a cruise line and a Greece & Mediterranean wholesaler. She specialises in creating unforgettable experiences through out all these destinations and beyond.

Top on her bucket list is a journey to see the Gorillas in Rwanda.

Lauren's travels include:
USA, Mexico, Jamacia, Cayman Islands, Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, UK, The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, France, Portugal, Poland, Switzerland, Germany, Croatia, China ,United Arab Emirates, Philippines, India, Singapore, Maldives, South Africa, Norway, Iceland, and Greenland.

Kai Butcher

Kai is an enthusiastic young travel advisor with a love for travelling and creating unique and memorable travel experiences. He enjoys designing and personalising surf, ski and adventure holidays for his clients. Kai’s attention to detail and genuine care for creating memorable holidays makes him.

Kai best travel tip:
Pack an eye mask for sleeping and a good pair of walking shoes. Kai travels include: New Zealand, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Netherlands, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Maldives, Thailand, Fiji, Mauritius, Indonesia – Sumatra, Simeulue, Bali, Sumbawa.  

Courtney Doosey

With over a decade in the travel industry, Courtney has become a seasoned expert in creating exceptional journeys worldwide. Her background spans leisure travel, corporate trips, and group events, where she's adept at arranging seamless experiences for a diverse clientele. Fuelled by her passion for exploration, Courtney's own travels have equipped her with unique insights, especially in crafting adventures for families with young children. Courtney's knack for tailoring each holiday ensures unforgettable experiences and cherished memories for all who embark on her meticulously planned journeys.  

Courtney’s travels include:: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City, Zimbabwe.

Eilish Buckley

My best travel experience was definitely at Lake Tahoe, where I sat on top of a rock platform overlooking the entire lake. As the sun set and the clouds descended, the reflection of the sky on the water created a dreamlike atmosphere that truly felt out of this world. It was an experience I will never forget.

Bucket List: Volunteer in Africa, Hike the world in as many places as I possibly can, never stop travelling

Eilish's travel include: South Korea, Canada, America, Indonesia, New Zealand, Mexico, Argentina and Antarctica

Merilyn Porter

Merilyn finds joy in guiding you through your exploration of the world. Sharing in your unforgettable 'pinch-me' moments is her greatest pleasure. With a travel career spanning 7 years at Cathay Pacific, followed by roles in a prominent luxury travel agency, Luxury Travel Tour company ,group travel & many years as an independent Travel advisor while living in Sydney and Singapore.

Merilyn brings a wealth of experience to the table. Fiji holds a special place in Merilyn's heart, where she's earned accreditation as a Fiji Matai special agent. Having visited Fiji over 35 times with both family and friends, she's deeply enamoured with its people, culture, diving, and laid-back vibe. Merilyn has also explored the waterways of the Mekong and Irrawaddy through cruising and has embarked on seven different European river cruises , small Yacht cruises & luxury cruises on Seaborn & Silversea.

Merilyn’s travels include:
Asia : Cambodia , China ,Indonesia , Malaysia , Myanmar , Philippines, Singapore ( 5years ) Thailand , Vietnam  Europe : Austria , Belgium , Croatia , Denmark , Finland , France , Greece , Germany, Hungary, Italy, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. USA : New York, San Francisco, L.A., Vegas, Hawaii Canada: Vancouver, Whistler, South Pacific: Fiji , New Caledonia , New Zealand Australia 

Monica Godfrey

Having previously been a co-owner at Travel Focus Group, Monica maintains a strong passion for both the industry and the company, which means she continues to be partly involved. She knows that the team not only possesses extensive product and destination knowledge but also cares deeply about its clients and providing them the best travel experiences. Regarding her own career goals, Monica's commitment to the travel industry was clear even in her high school yearbook quote, where she stated her sole desire to work in this field. With visits to over 40 countries, Monica’s list of countries yet to explore is still longer than those visited.

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