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Croydon Travel is an Australian owned small business providing a boutique travel service to our clients including flights, tours, cruises and hotels throughout the world. You can search and book online at your convenience, with the added benefit of our expertise and support every step of the way. Contact us for a quote or advice on your future travel needs, we'd love to help you.

My name is Jamie and I have been in the travel industry for 30 years.

In 1994 I began work as a junior travel consultant at Croydon Travel after completing a 2 year Associate Diploma in Travel and Tourism.

That same year I was awarded  as the best first year travel employee at the Australian Travel Awards.

It is now my huge honor to be the owner and manager of Croydon Travel as we celebrate 50 years of servicing our clients and being a trusted brand in the travel industry.

I love working with my clients to tailor make their amazing holidays plans. My experience in knowing the best cruise, airline, hotel, tours for each particular client and is something I pride myself on. Areas of expertise would be USA, Europe and South America. However I have been very privileged to plan holidays to virtually everywhere in the world. If I haven’t been there myself, I will find someone who has and give first hand knowledge and feedback.

My interest also is in cruising and the amazing experience of only unpacking once and exploring some many places.

I would be pleased to cater a cruise to your requirements.

I have travelled to over 75 countries and been very lucky to escort tour groups to all the major continents. My highlights would have to be Cuba, Peru, Alaska, Kenya and my personal favorite cruising the Kimberley from Darwin to Broome.

Over the past 10 years I have taken a real interest in family group travel. I have found multi generational time together to be a real highlight for all involved. Finding the perfect cruise, island getaway or group tour for a variety of age categories is now a real specialty of mine.

I still love travelling and now share that passion with my wife and two daughters.

During the covid times of 2020 it became apparent to me how important an experienced travel manager is for my clients as we negotiated airline changes, country entry requirements and of course refunds. My clients tell me that by having someone reliable they could contact and assist them gave them extreme confidence in my expertise.

I now look forward to making your travel dreams a reality.

My career in Travel began over 20 years ago, from V-Line Holidays to Australian Pacific Tours to Captains Choice Tours. For the past 10 years at Croydon Travel I have been able to bring my knowledge and passion for travel to clients to ensure their holiday experience is memorable and stress free. Whether you are on a budget or can indulge in the ultimate luxury, I have experience in all styles of travel.

I have been blessed to have travelled extensively and I try to get away at least once a year to somewhere I haven’t been before to update my knowledge and experience. Whether this is via a cruise, road trip or an escorted tour.

My latest travel adventures have been to Norway and Finland to see the Northern Lights and from Montreal to Key West in the United States via cruise and a road trip.  

Other destinations I have explored include Morocco, Tanzania, Namibia, Egypt, the Middle East, South Africa, most of Europe, Canada, India, Vietnam, Japan, China, Singapore, South Pacific Islands and many more.  

The way we travel has changed due to Covid-19. Navigating the world of airline rules, visas, tour operators, cross-borders, changing seasons, health precautions, visas as well as offering personal recommendation, service, care and compassion will give you confidence to know that your trip is in the hands of the right person.

Do not hesitate to contact me on to start making your next travel plans. 

With over two decades in the travel industry, my journey began at Croydon Travel in 1998. After an enriching 15 years with Captain’s Choice, I am thrilled to return to Croydon Travel. Now, more than ever, the expertise of an experienced travel specialist is invaluable.

I've been fortunate to explore the world extensively, experiencing everything from African safaris through Kenya and Tanzania, luxury rail journeys through South Africa, to private jet charters across South America & Cuba, Asia, and India. I have travelled to Japan with my family and as part of a cruise, discovering the rich culture and diverse landscapes of this incredible country. Whether cruising along Japan's stunning coastline or marvelling at the landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia and the Atacama Desert in Chile, every journey has been a unique adventure.

2023 was an exceptional year of travel for me. I explored the stunning South Island of New Zealand by motorhome, immersed myself in the rugged beauty of Darwin and the Top End, and enjoyed an APT Luxury River cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest.  

The true beauty of travel lies in its endless variety, and my bucket list is never empty. In 2024, I am excited to re-visit the USA and add Sri Lanka to my travel experiences, further expanding my horizons and discovering new destinations.

My speciality is group travel. I look forward to using my extensive knowledge and passion for travel to help you plan unforgettable adventures.

The History of Croydon Travel


Croydon Travel was established in Croydon, Melbourne in 1971. Within the last 50 years Croydon Travel has grown from a small suburban travel agency to a highly regarded international tour operator that services travelers throughout Australia and overseas.

Phil Asker opened Croydon Travel with his father and the company successfully operated out of the same Croydon location till December 2020. From August 2022 we have moved into a new serviced office in Croydon and are available to meet clients via appointment only.

Croydon Travel has always been much more than a suburban travel agency and they operated their first international tour in December 1971 to Fiji.  Croydon Travel has since developed an international reputation as Australia’s leading creator, promoter and operator of luxury tours, innovative charter flights, private train tours and exceptional cruises.

We are proud to have started the iconic travel brands of Captains Choice Tours and Antarctica sightseeing flights.

As part of our company philosophy we have made significant donations over recent years to a number of charities – such as Clean up Australia, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Camp Quality, Make a wish Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis & Ronald McDonald House. These have been from our special projects of Captains Choice Tours and Antarctica Sightseeing Flights.

Croydon Travel has been highly recognised in the travel industry winning Travel Industry Awards for Best Metro Travel Agency in 1995 and 1998 and the AFTA Perpetual Trophy for services to the Travel Industry in 1999/2000. 

Jamie Davison was also awarded Best First year employee in Travel at the Australian Travel Awards in 1995.

In October 2002 we were particularly thrilled to be a finalist in the Maroondah Business Excellence awards -  and even more elated to receive the accolade of “Best Maroondah Business”.

We are also very proud of developing conference and incentive trips for KFC Australia, McDonalds, Kenworth and Thirsty Camel over many years.

We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our clients and look forward to developing personal relationships well into the future

As we celebrate our 50th year in the industry we know our experience will be a key factor in clients wanting to utilise our services.


An Update from Phil Asker about Croydon Travel

Fifty years ago in May 1971, together with my wife Kaye and father Norm we opened the doors of Croydon Travel. Twenty seven years ago a young lad started his working career as a Junior Travel Consultant at Croydon Travel. It is now my pleasure to announce that Jamie Davison is taking over as the new Owner and Manager of Croydon Travel.

Jamie has managed the VIP Division of Croydon Travel for many years and has a large number of dedicated and loyal clients who have relied on Jamie to plan wonderful journeys and to rectify any problems that have threatened the journey in these challenging times.

I am delighted to hear that Jamie will continue and enhance the reputation Croydon Travel has developed over many years.

From August 2022 we have moved into a new serviced office in Croydon and are available to meet clients via appointment only.

Kaye joins me in thanking you for your support over fifty years and in wishing Jamie and Angela all the best for the future.




Operating under license to Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd.  
Croydon Travel operates under license and as an agent of Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd, ABN 69105940332. Your Travel & Cruise is a member of CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) and the Magellan Travel group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Helloworld Travel.  
Your Travel & Cruise Pty Ltd has committed to a charter and code of conduct relating to business compliance, commercial safeguards, workforce development, dispute resolution and complaints handling processes.