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Chris Watson

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Managing Director at Chris Watson Travel
Tamworth, New South Wales, 2340

Rated 5/5 (33 Reviews)
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About Chris Watson


We are a small business with big values & hearts. We believe in personal service and creating lasting memories and that's why our clients keep coming back.

We are an Australian owned and operated travel agency in Tamworth, NSW. For all your travel needs please make an appointment, call or e-mail Chris or Gemma. We will take all the fuss out of planning your next business or leisure trip and strive to deliver the best quality, service and price every time.

We are proud to be part of the Tamworth community and are sponsors of Pirates Rugby Club, Toyota Starmaker, The Australian Country Dance Festival and Hats Off to Country, to name just a few. With extensive travel experience, fantastic buying power and a team that always put their clients first, let us be your partner in travel and experience excellence every time you book. With clients in every state of Australia, New Zealand and The USA. We can look after you where ever you are, book over the phone, zoom, skype, e-mail, phone, website, our app or in-store.

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Our sister brand Rediscover Travel services all of Australia.

We are Collette Tour Specialists. We are Group Tour Specialists. We are music tour specialists. We are cruising specialists! 

100% Australian owned and here for you! 

Our clients are based all over Australia, New Zealand and the Americas as well.

    Company Details

  • Year I became a Travel Agent
  • 2004
  • Hours of Operation
  • Monday - Friday 9am-5pm or by appointment
  • Accepted Forms of Payments
  • Cash, Direct Deposit, Humm, Travel Pay, Visa, Mastercard & Amex.
  • Credentials
  • Cert IIII in Tourism
    CLIA Cruise Specialist
    Aussie Specialist Training
  • Verified Certifications
  • Honours & Awards
  • NTIA - NSW People's CHoice Travel Agency of the year 2017, 2018, 2019.
    Young Business Person of the Year - Tamworth 2012
    TripaDeal Travellers Choice Award 2018
    Princess Cruises Travellers Choice Award 2019
    Carnival Cruise Lines Travels Choice Award 2019
  • Destinations I specialise in:
  • Australia, Canada, Fiji, Ireland, New Zealand, USA
  • Travel Types I Specialise in:
  • Cruise Holidays, Seniors Travel, Small Group Travel, Special Events

    Contact Information

  • Company Name
  • Chris Watson Travel
  • ATAS Accredited
  • Yes
  • Company Logo
  • Chris Watson Travel Company Logo by Chris Watson in Tamworth NSW
  • Online Social Profiles
  • Phone Number
  • Show Phone Number
  • Location
  • 298 Peel St
    Tamworth, New South Wales, 2340
    Australia
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Chris Watson Reviews


Submitted by Louise on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Always travel with Chris Watson

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I have done many different types of trips with & through Chris. Bus trips, concerts, camping, cruises, within Australia & overseas. They take care of everything & often include a surprise. Fantastic service.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you so much for the great review! Oh let's go back to the Bahama's please!

Submitted by Dale And Margaret Higgerson on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

Testimonial for Chris Watson Travel.

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We have always found Chris and his team at Chris Watson Travel to be extremely professional, courteous and willing to assist with any personal requests when we have made enquiries or have booked our travel through his agency, especially during the hardships being experienced in recent times. Our trips with Chris have been exciting and filled with memories of events, places and unexpected surprises. Well done Chris and the team and all the best for your future.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you both so much! We have had some great trips and surprises! bring on February for the Murray River!

Submitted by Carmen, Zerefos Entertainment on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Zerefos Entertainment

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My work over the years has involved a lot of travel, both overseas & throughout Australia.Chris Watson, along with his amazing team have always handled all our travel needs professionally & happily. Nothing is ever a problem. I highly recommend Chris Watson Travel

Submitted by Carolyn Stier on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Exceptional personal service

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I have travelled with Chris Watson on many occasions both nationally & internationally. & I must say that everyone is made to feel welcome& important at the same time. There are often little extras added in to make the experience even better, like meeting a celebrity. Customer service is a high priority to Chris & his team- you wouldn’t want to travel with anyone else!


Reply From Chris Watson

thank you Carolyn for your continued support and the great review! We have a long overdue coffee date! I am sure.

Submitted by Elizabeth Kennedy on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Awesome

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I have been on 2 bus tours with CWT. Both tours were fantastically priced & very well organised. The accommodation was great right near Paddy's Markets in Sydney. 1st bus tour was to see P!nk & then Queen + Adam Lambert. Got excellent help when booking a cruise that I had seen online,which was cancelled due to Covid.Will definitely book again


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Elizabeth, we appreciate your continued support and the great feedback!

Submitted by Perrin Finlay-Brown on Monday, Feb 07, 2022

Just the best!

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Chris and his team are the best travel agents we have ever used. They have covered everything from our corporate travel to me and my partner's honeymoon... They always go that extra mile. Can't speak highly enough!

Submitted by Nola Crichton on Wednesday, Jan 12, 2022

Hits of the Harbour, New Year’s Eve

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A big thanks to Chris for the well organised new year’s celebrations on the harbour. We met our fellow cruise people @ the bar in Ridges @ 4.30 pm then we were all put on the bus and taken down to the wharf and were greeted by Darren Coggan & Adam Harvey as we boarded our cruise for 6.5 hours of fun, food & entertainment. It was a dream come true and the fireworks were amazing.


Reply From Chris Watson

Hi Nola, Thank you for your feedback. We loved meeting you and having you join us! We hope you can join us again and look forward to catching up! Tom & Donna loved your company at the Opera bar too!

Submitted by Candice Boreham on Saturday, Dec 11, 2021

Like No Others

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Chris Watson Travel is like no other travel agent! Their itineraries are NEXT LEVEL with inclusions and their staff are always super excited about their trips on offer! I’ve loved every tour they offer

Submitted by Ross Bingham on Thursday, Feb 03, 2022

Service and Enthusiasm

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Chris and his team go above and beyond every time to give you the best experience possible. His passion for travel and expertise in all things travel related in particular Country music and line dancing is unsurpassed.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Ross, Look forward to catching up soon! Chris

Submitted by Ron Trundle on Friday, Nov 19, 2021

Chris Watson Travel

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I have used Chris Watson Travel a number of times and can highly recommend the company.  Chris and his staff are professional, honest, courteous and always available to answer any questions.  Even during the Covid times, nothing was too much trouble.  Supportive and always doing the best for their clients.  If you’re considering travel, both domestic or international, use Chris Watson Travel, it’s as simple as that.   If it can be done, they’ll do it. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you mate, Appreciate your great feedback! Bring on the next trip !

Submitted by Jason McDaniel on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

Chris Watson Travel are the Best

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We continue to use Chris Watson and his fabulous team at Chris Watson Travel for all our bookings and holiday needs. As a country music artist we have so many things to concentrate on booking shows, interviews, selling tickets etc. But when it comes to accommodation and travel for everyone, it is a relief to know that Chris Watson travel has got it all covered for us. They book the accommodation, rental cars and travel flights etc for us each time without hassle. They are super fast and efficient and it is one major part of touring that we can rest assured is well and truly taken care of.   This team is our first phone call when we are heading out anywhere in Australia.   We highly recommend them.Pleasant, Professional and fast.Cheers Jason McDaniel

Submitted by Nola Kerridge on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

Amazing travel agent

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Chris Watson Travel are an amazing travel agent run out of Tamworth but definitely not hindered by being based in country NSW. The team go above and beyond to make their clients travel dreams come to fruition! All this done with such an amazing attitude that you are left feeling like family. I could not recommend Chris Watson Travel highly enough!


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Nola for the wonderful review. I look forward to catching up again and travelling with you hopefully soon!

Submitted by Jay Seeney on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Always Travel with Chris Watson

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You can book a holiday anywhere but if you actually want an experience, Chris Watson is the man. He provides all the attention to detail that you just can't get anywhere else. 10 out of 10!


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Jay for the awesome feedback! Look forward to many more adventures.. Mexico next maybe?

Submitted by Rose Bennis on Thursday, Feb 03, 2022

Expert travel agent

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You are guaranteed great service as a travel provider and a fantastic time on your holiday especially if you holiday on one of Chris Watson's tours. Chris and his team go way beyond of what is expected.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Rose, See you next week!

Submitted by Kylie Michael on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Excellent and Exceptional Service

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Excellent and Exceptional service very friendly and has always meet my needs . I highly recommend Chris as a travel agent.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Kylie, appreciate the feedback! love to your mum as well

Submitted by Toni Simmonds on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

The best holiday experience!

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My husband and myself have been on 6 overseas trips through Chris Watson travel and have had the best experience with his agency! We cannot fault any of his team, they have always gone over and above to insure we have had the best holidays we could experience . We also have had the pleasure of attending a few coach tours to different events as well with Chris! Wouldnt travel through anyone else!


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Toni & Mark. We booked Gloria today on a little getaway too :-) Thank you for your continued support! I am so excited for the new trip you have booked! Look forward to continuing to plan with you Chris

Submitted by Maria Smith on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021

Holiday with Chris Watson Travel

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Chris and his team go above and beyond to help give their clients their best holiday experiences. We have been on a few trips with Chris and every time he surprises us with his attention to detail. This last trip for us was just a short getaway to Coffs Harbour but booked the accommodation with Chris and it was perfect. Beach front self contained apartment at a much better price than if we booked ourselves. Can't recommend his travel business enough. Thank you Chris & team. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Maria & Kevin, We loved the photos from Coffs, looked like a well earned break. Thank you for the kind words and support. Chris

Submitted by Brock Curtis on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

Best Experience

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Every experience with Chris Watson Travel just gets better and better. Such a fun, professional team of great people that just want to give you the best possible experience they can. They look after you and make the process so easy.  11 times out of 10 I would recommend Chris Watson Travel! 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Mate, we appreciate the amazing review and your support! Look forward to catching up again soon

Submitted by Mary Clark on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Superb Travel Agent

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Firstly I met Chris when he worked for another agency in town, fortunately I was able to follow him some time later when he began his own company.  His personal ethics follow him into his professional life. He is very involved in his community in a number of activities.His staff are wonderful, Janine and Mary that currently work for him are assets to the business. Over this awful  COVID disaster, Chris has found a way to keep the agency doors open. Instead of folding in despair, he & his wife found innovative ways to keep their business going & their team employed.On a  travel note, I have had on several occasions to cancel some big overseas trips due to family illness. Never once was anything a problem or was i made to feel a nuisance. In fact  Chris went over & above to support and help.Rarely over my many years of working or life have I had the pleasure of dealing with such a reputable , honest & sincere young man. These values are shown by the way he and his team conduct business.


Reply From Chris Watson

Oh Mary, thank you for your many years of support and now friendship! I can't wait to help you finish off that bucket list... Bring on the Southern lights that's getting close! Thank you again for your support and kind words

Submitted by Tim Simpson on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Fantastic service!

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We have recently booked with Chris Watson Travel. We have never used a travel agent before but thought we would, due to the ever changing COVID situation and the need to support local businesses! I must say, we will never go back to not using a travel agent again! The service from Chris and his team has been outstanding! Everything from booking to paying deposits and general updates has been phenomenal!


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Tim, we look forward to you traveling with us!

Submitted by Jo From Brisbane, QLD on Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022

Book through Chris Watson Travel - best travel agent you will ever use

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I have used chris watson travel over the last 10 years for national and international trips. The attention to detail and prompt customer service is outstanding. nothing is too much trouble. They have amazing trips and escorted trips which are the best holiday you will ever go on. I am always happy to use and recommend Chris watson travel. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Jo, We really appreciate your feedback! We have become great mates after al these travel memories we have made together and I look forward to creating more with you! chris

Submitted by Chris Richer on Saturday, Nov 20, 2021

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Have travelled on a number of occasions with Chris Watson.   Always had a great time. He always packs as much as he can into each tour


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Chris, Look forward to the next trip with you and Warren.

Submitted by Gavin Westbrook on Friday, Nov 26, 2021

Above and beyond

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Would recommend Chris Watson Travel to book your next trip. Great customer service, great knowledge and deals. Went above and beyond our expectations. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Gavin, really appreciate the support and feedback! Can't wait to plan the next trip for you

Submitted by Susan Cartwright on Wednesday, Nov 17, 2021

Best Holidays Ever

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Actioned packed from Day one.  The itineraries are awesome. I can highly recommend Chris Watson Travel for the best country music experiences ever.  Travelling overseas with Chris is a must if you love your country music or just love to travel where everything is arranged, just hop on and go!. With his knowledge and love of country music he makes every trip memorable with special access to private concerts, people and places, its just unbelievable. I cannot wait to go again.  So much fun, great value, memories forever.


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Susan for the amazing review! We have made some good memories that is for sure. I look forward to many more

Submitted by Nicole Howard on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

Amazing and friendly service

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Chris and his team are very professional and a very welcoming team. Throughout the pandemic they were always thinking of new ways to keep clients up to date with all the new changes. They always go above and beyond to give you a wonderful holiday experience whether it is a short break or an overseas adventure. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thanks Nicole! We are excited to see you this weekend on our coach tour! Thank you for the support and I look forward to seeing you Chris

Submitted by Graeme And Lyn Connors on Wednesday, Feb 02, 2022

As good as it gets...

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Chris Watson and his team are totally client focussed, doing everything they can to ensure a positive and memorable travel experience from the minute you leave your door until you arrive home again. Their special 'shared interest' group travel projects are renowned for creating life long friendships between travellers who start out as perfect strangers. At Chris Watson Travel your vacation is their vocation and it will always be as good as it gets...


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you both for the kinds words and feedback! We look forward to traveling with you again in the future!

Submitted by Lynda Clements-Smith on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Hervey Bay bus tour

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Not just a bus tour with Chris Watson 

Submitted by Mindy Wicks on Thursday, Feb 03, 2022

LOVE CHRIS WATSON TRAVEL

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Thank you so much to Chris and the Team at Chris Watson Travel for their help with booking our honeymoon, then rescheduling due to COVID restrictions. Will definitely book through CWT in the future and highly recommend talking to the team for your next trip! 

Submitted by Nola Kerridge on Tuesday, Jan 11, 2022

Exceptional service

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Chris Watson and his team at Chris Watson Travel are the absolute epitome of old fashioned family service! Chris goes above and beyond to help his clients whether it’s just a nights accommodation or a full blown escorted tour. I could not recommend Chris highly enough. His professional and great customer service are next level! Definitely give this small family business a go - you won’t be disappointed!!

Submitted by Leigh Borger on Friday, Nov 19, 2021

Travel with the best

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Highly recommend Chris Watson Travel. We have booked multiple trips away with Chris and his fantastic  team. Always great attention to detail, easy to liaise with. Looking forward to booking many more holidays with Chris Watson Travel. 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Leigh, bring on the next one! Chris

Submitted by Renee Verrier on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

When only the best will do!

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Chris, Gemma and their team are exceptional at what they do! If you want the best service from a beautiful young family owned team then you wont consider anywhere else. Chris offers one of a kind adventures and access to exclusive places and events that you really wont find anywhere else. This, paired with their passion and personal service is why you should #alwaystravelwithchriswatsontravel. I personally have done tours, business trips, family holidays and I could not recommend them enough!


Reply From Chris Watson

Oh thank you for the lovely words! We hope you had a great weekend last week in the Hunter. Thank you again for the support!

Submitted by Aylish Flannery on Thursday, Nov 18, 2021

Great service

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Chris and his team are always friendly, professional and go the extra mile when assisting with my travel needs. I have used their services for many years now, and will continue in the future. Highly recommend Chris Watson travel! 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Aylish! We really appreciate it! I bet you have itchy feet and are ready to travel! Hope you are well and look forward to catching up and planning your next adventure.

Submitted by Therese Arnold on Tuesday, Nov 16, 2021

The best holidays !!!

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I have enjoyed more than one holiday organized by Chris Watson Travel with another two booked for 2022. There is NO better or more thorough travel agency . Cannot wait to leave on my next one . 


Reply From Chris Watson

Thank you Therese, Bring on 2022 and our new adventures!
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