OUR STORY

After traveling the world together for the past 25 years, Jake and Damon formed vagaytion. 

Vagaytion provides a personal concierge travel service without the additional costs you would find elsewhere. We build a genuine one-to-one relationship with each traveller turning customers into friends. 

We want to pass on our knowledge, experience and share our passion for travel with our customers which is why we say...

 

SEE THE WORLD THE WAY WE DO 

Wether you're a single traveller, a small/large group, a business or organisation we can help you plan the ultimate vagaytion. We work with every tour operator and hotels around the globe and and can plan anything from an adrenalin pumping adventure to a tour across multiple countries; a 5 star luxury African safari to a foodie adventure through South East Asia; an incentive trip for your business or a school excursion. The possibilities are endless.

Vagaytion is proud to be a member of Travel Partners under the umbrella of the Flight Centre Travel Group, which is one of the world’s largest travel agency groups that has a network which spans more than 90 countries. 

 

If you’re looking for a unique travel experience with a company that genuinly cares, you’ve come to the right place.

 

Start your adventure today with us.

JAKE CHIEM

FOUNDER

Having extensively travelled the world, I can tick off over 45 countries, having visited some of the most amazing places.

 

I’ve stayed in accommodation ranging from a Ger tent in Mongolia to 5 star overwater bungalows in Tahiti. I have firsthand flown on all travel classes from economy to first. Experienced adventures such as cruising across the mediterranean, learning Tai Chi at the Shaolin Temple in China and Safariing in Africa.

 

Some of my favourites include seeing broadway shows in New York, sailing down the Nile in Egypt, water festival in Bangkok, cycling through Paris, eating amazing seafood in Nha Trang and scuba diving in the pristine waters of Fiji.

 

I have been in the Travel industry and doing what I love for a decade and a half and extremely proficient in both leisure and corporate travel. Working in retail travel, I’ve won numerous awards including 2 consecutive years for Best Travel Advisor and 5 awards for Best Travel Manager. I have also been written up in the Travel Weekly magazine as the 6th most successful travel agent of 2006.  More recently an award for best new starter business 2016.

 

My passion has always been to realise your travel dreams, with my years of experience and and the strong global backing of Flight Centre Travel Group, I am here to make your experience a pleasure from the moment you start thinking about your trip to the moment you return back home.

 

travelcation is not restricted by the conventional shop opening hours. 'm here to make your life easy, helping you plan that trip at a time that is convenient for you.

 

You can rest assure when booking with me the service does not stop once you depart.

 

I am excited to chat to you and finding out all about your holiday.

DAMON BRADLEY

FOUNDER

My first overseas holiday was to Japan, fresh out of school I studied Japanese and my Japanese teacher opened my eyes to a much bigger world than Sydney, Australia by taking me to the bustling streets of Tokyo. That single experience triggered a passion that has seen me travel all over the world. I have climbed the stairs of Notre Dame in Paris, walked through the valley of the kings in Egypt, made rice paper on the Mekong Delta in Vietnam, climbed the great wall of china, explored the streets of Budapest, eaten pizza in Italy, seen the archaeological ruins of Tulum in Mexico and partied on the largest gay cruise in the world.

 

Who would have thought whilst I was meditating with monks in Japan on that first trip over 20 years ago, that I could turn all this experience into a job that allows me to share it with you. When you book a holiday with Vagaytion you are receiving more than 60 years combined experience of travel with each consultation. If your wondering how can I help with your next exciting adventure? In more ways than you might expect.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

We are proudly 100% gay owned and operated.  Our values are centered around providing the best customer service, we will ensure you get the best possible experience right from the first point of contact because your happiness matters and because we care, we will do everything in our power to make sure you have the best experience both booking and on holiday.

Great Value

With exclusive deals on flights, accommodation and sightseeing, backed by Travel Partners under the umbrella of the Flight Centre Travel Group, not only do you get competitive pricing you also get a personal travel concierge that will make sure your holiday is perfect every step of the way.

Always Available

No one cares more about your trip than Vagaytion. That's why we are always available for you no matter what, And with our travel app, you know we're always there to assist.

Experience

With over 15 years experience booking travel and visits to most of the globe, we know the tricks of the trade to get you not only the best itineraries but can also give personal travel advice.  We are also ATAS accredited so you know you’re in good hands.

Award Winning

We are committed to finding you incredible holidays. Maybe that’s why our trophy cabinet is so jam-packed. 

Travel Weekly top 50 travel agent

Travel adviser of the year

(3 times)

New business of the year

Just to name a few...

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