Melinda Gregor
Melinda GregorManaging Director
With more than 30 years in the travel industry, Melinda has worked in almost every area imaginable – from tour operator in the Middle East to operations manager of a global leader in luxury travel. And now as Managing Director of her own business in Noosa, Melinda brings all her experience to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

Melinda started her journey with Qantas Holidays where she travelled the world extensively as an eagle-eyed 20-something. Melinda then relocated to Egypt to escort tour groups for three years through the most exotic parts of the Middle East.

On returning to Australia, she became Operations Manager with the world’s leader in luxury, bespoke travel, Abercrombie & Kent. During her five years at A & K, Melinda huddled with gorillas in Uganda, discovered the palaces of India, trekked to Machu Picchu, cruised to Antarctica and explored the luxury lodges and game parks of Africa.

Melinda then returned to the operational side of the business and completed two seasons at the exclusive El Questro in the Kimberley before deciding to settle down at Sunshine Beach. She quickly became manager of World Travel Professionals Noosa, a business with a large clientele of discerning and demanding travellers across the Sunshine Coast.

Melinda, with brother, Stuart launched Gregor & Lewis Bespoke Travel on July 1, 2008. Just days after, Melinda was selected as one of Australia’s Top Five Travel Consultants and Queensland’s Best Travel Consultant at the 2008 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards for Excellence.

Melinda has travelled extensively to over 70 countries in the world, including many exotic and exclusive places like Laucala Island in Fiji, which she says is the most amazing resort she has ever been to in the world. Melinda travels to Europe most years and has been to all the major cities in the world and has a real passion for Africa and South America. Over the last 10 years Melinda has become an avid cruiser and is the highest ranked Master Cruise Consultant on the Sunshine Coast as recognised by the International Cruise Council of Australia. She has cruised with all the luxury cruise lines including Silversea, Seabourn, Crystal, Regent Seven Seas, Europa II, Oceania, Ponant, Celebrity, Princess and Carnival Cruise Lines. Melinda has also cruised along the Mekong Delta in Asia, and has enjoyed European River cruising with Tauck as well as an exclusive cruise along the Kimberley Coast of Australia.

It is always great to add a cruise to your travel adventure. So if you are an avid cruiser or are hesitant to try your first cruise, give Melinda a call and she can help to persuade you to give it a go. You certainly won’t regret it.

So if you are looking for that special place to go to just give Melinda a call or email on melindagregor@gregorlewis.com.au

Stuart Gregor
Stuart GregorDirector
Stuart is the director of Sydney-based Liquid Ideas, a prestige public relations, events and marketing business specialising in wine, food, hospitality, travel and sport. As Stuart says – if it’s something he loves then Liquid Ideas will do it. So clients include Taylors Wines and Wolf Blass, Singapore Airlines, Oceania Cruises, Westfield Sydney, Kellogg’s and iconic beer brands such as Crown, Cascade and Matilda Bay. Stuart also judges the odd wine show, has appeared on TV’s Gruen Transfer as a brand specialist, has his own wine label Donny GoodMac and passionately follows the Wallabies, Sydney Swans, Manchester United and any golf tournament played anywhere in the world. So if you ever need advice about eating, drinking, watching or playing – Stuart is your guy.
Sally Lewis
Sally LewisDirector
Sally, Stuart’s wife, has a background in food, wine and travel journalism. She has been the Managing Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller, has worked at Vogue Entertaining & Travel and was the editor of The Age Good Food Guide for three years. Sally helps run the Liquid Ideas business and looks after their high-end food, wine and travel brands and more importantly their children and keen travellers, Audrey and George. Their recent trips have included cruising the high seas and family time in the sun on Fiji’s famous Castaway Island and the more exclusive Vomo Island. Sally has travelled to more than 20 countries and can point you to the ‘cool’ or ‘classic’ restaurants the guide books don’t know about.
Kristen Cahill
Kristen CahillConsultant
Since joining the Gregor & Lewis team in 2007, Kristen’s passion for travel has expanded. Having travelled to over 35 countries throughout Europe, Africa, India, the Middle East, USA, Asia, the South Pacific, China, South America and Bali, Kristen is keenly passing her love for travel onto all those around her.
Kristen has travelled to the exclusive Six Senses Yao Noi in Thailand, cruised aboard Silversea from Hong Kong to Bangkok along the Vietnamese coastline, visited the diverse and magical Isle of Sri Lanka, cruised along the Mekong River from Vietnam to Cambodia and has recently returned from Club Med’s newest luxury couples only resort – Finolhu Villas in the Maldives.
Kristen is a Master Cruise Consultant, she has inspected both Oceania’s Marina and Nautica, as well as Crystal Symphony, Regent Seven Seas Voyager, Seabourn Odyssey and Azamara Quest on her inaugural voyage to Australia.
A thorough and passionate researcher, Kristen also has an implicit eye for detail. So, if you have a mission impossible or a dream holiday that requires a hands-on investigator with pin-point accuracy, Kristen is your girl.
Having travelled widely over the years, Kristen is able to give you information from many a places, so if you need a holiday give Kristen a call or email kristencahill@gregorlewis.com.au
Roger Koller
Roger KollerConsultant
Roger joined our team in mid 2012 bringing with him a wealth of experience & knowledge with over 25 Years in the Travel Industry. He has extensive airline experience having worked for Qantas for over 13 years. Since joining Gregor & Lewis he has experienced the wonders of South America, the grandeur of the Canadian Rockies on a Tauck World Discovery Tour and the luxury of several Azamara cruises. He has also travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America plus more exotic destinations such as Kenya, Jordan, and Egypt he’s even travelled inside the Arctic Circle. Roger has obtained his Master Cruise Certificate and has inspected numerous ships operated by Seabourn, Silversea, Regent Seven Seas, Oceania and Crystal Cruises.
Roger has done extensive trekking in New Zealand, Nepal, Morocco, and Canada and even walked the Inca Trail. More recently he has taken his family to Disneyland and cruised along the Mexican Riviera with Princess Cruises.
If you’re ready for your next adventure Roger would love to help you.
rogerkoller@gregorlewis.com.au
Wendy Hopping
Wendy HoppingConsultant
Wendy began her career in the travel industry in the UK in the 80s and since then has worked as a consultant, office manager and travel and tourism teacher. She loves planes – not just travelling on them – but all aspects of aviation – so Wendy’s our girl when it comes to finding the best solutions for clients, regardless of how complex or straight forward the journey.

Wendy has enjoyed multiple holidays in Dubai and Abu Dhabi and has also visited Oman, which she rates as one of the most exotic and rugged countries she has visited. She has cycled in Laos and Cambodia and visited Sri Lanka twice, which she rates as one of her favourite countries.

Wendy loves the cruise holiday concept and has been pampered on the best cruise lines including Seabourn from Hong Kong to Bangkok, Silversea from Panama to Barbados, and Regent Seven Seas from Sydney to Fiji. She really enjoys the hospitality of Azamara and has cruised with them from Monte Carlo to Saville and Singapore to Dubai which was a real highlight with multiple stops in India.
Wendy has experienced the relaxation of European River Cruising with APT along the Rhine and Danube Rivers and Tauck in the South of France.

Wendy has been to some of the world’s most amazing overwater bungalows on an exclusive trip to the islands of Tahiti and has stayed in some of Fiji’s best resorts. She has visited over 55 countries, so for you next holiday give Wendy a call or email wendyhopping@gregorlewis.com.au

Joanne Rowland
Joanne RowlandConsultant, Operations & Administration
Joanne’s enthusiasm for the travel industry has lasted well over 20 years. Having worked in both consultancy and operational roles at both large and small agencies, Joanne’s role at Gregor & Lewis focuses on the day-to-day running of the business.
Jo has cruised with Seabourn, Crystal & Oceania and has certainly caught the cruising bug. She is hoping to take her family on a cruise in the near future. Jo also escorted a group of 40 people to Vietnam in 2011 and it was a huge success. Jo has travelled to Phuket and Fiji on family holidays.
Eilish Fahey
Eilish FaheyConsultant
Eilish is the newest member of the Gregor & Lewis team, joining us in 2014 after completing her Certificate III in Travel & Tourism, and a Diploma of Travel & Tourism at TAFE Queensland East Coast. Eilish has travelled to Bali, as well as spending time in Japan in Osaka and Niseko. A trip to New Zealand gave Eilish the opportunity to visit Queenstown, Auckland and the Bay of Islands. Eilish has recently visited Fiji & Thailand and has just returned from her first cruise with Royal Carribean.