Rose Toohey of Forward Travel

Rose is a traveller. Travel and exploration are in her blood – it is ingrained in who she is as a person.

She has hitchhiked across Africa, enjoyed fermented camel milk with nomads in Mongolia, been swimming with manta rays in The Maldives, and been hosted like a princess at a cricket test in India.

There is not a continent Rose has not visited several times over, with more than 60 countries under her belt in her 30+ years of travelling.

“Like the quote says, if you don’t travel you’ve only read one page of the book. To think that we are all existing at the same time. It’s phenomenal to see places you’ve always dreamed of. To just go somewhere and be blown away.”

“Travel gives you a fantastic perspective on your place in the world – how small you can be and how amazing all these places can be.”

She believes it is her duty to help people travel better. If there is one thing that breaks her heart it is when people spend all of their hard-earned money to go somewhere and don’t have the time of their life.

That’s why when Rose starts working with her clients, she begins with a conversation to truly understand their hopes and dreams for their journey. She wants her clients to be front and centre of their holiday, from the very beginning until the very end.

“Don’t just take the picture, be part of it and be actively involved in what you are doing.”

For Rose, she treats every holiday she plans as if she is planning her own holiday. She is respectful of the time and money her clients are investing in their journey and does everything she can to make it a bloody good one.

Rose Toohey of Forward Travel

It has taken many years of hard work and dedication to build her network of local guides and develop an understanding of the logistics for each destination.

And that hard work pays off in the epic itineraries she creates that spring to life for each client she works with.

This is something she takes great pride in.

No two days at work are the same for Rose because every holiday she creates is unique to her client.

She isn’t limited by particular hotels or packages because that’s not what her vision for tailor-made travel is all about. If you mention in passing that you love frogs, Rose will track down a local guide with similar interests and build a day of frog watching into your itinerary. She really listens and she truly cares about getting it right.

And you can bet your bottom dollar that she will be itching to get on the phone to you when your journey is over to hear about every little detail you want to share. That’s just the kind of person Rose is.

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Rose and David have great relationships with the local tour operators in each country and are confident that you will be well looked after in each place. They love the researching and planning side of the holiday experience, which means you have more free time to just experience and enjoy your journey.

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That’s what we did back in 2013. We took the risk of working for ourselves so we could provide our clients greater freedom with their travel experiences. That’s how Forward Travel came about. Since then, we have helped more than 1000 customers to head off on their dream journeys.

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When we work together, we put you front and centre of your travel experience. Unlike standard tourist packages, we focus on what matters to you as a traveller, rather than what is easiest or will earn us the most money.

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