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Alyssa Pretorius

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Personal Travel Manager at Travel Managers & SoloMade: Solo Travel Community
Warrandyte, Victoria, 3113

Rated 5/5 (15 Reviews)
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"A nomad I will remain for life, in love with distant and unchartered places" - Isabelle Eberhardt

About Alyssa Pretorius

I love solo travel. It offers you the freedom to explore the world your way. As a lifelong traveller myself, I’ve covered many corners of the globe. 

I began solo travelling early in my 20s. Solo travel back then meant jumping on a tour or staying in hostels as a way to meet new people.

But as we hit our 40s (and beyond), our travel style evolves. As life and work get busy, our holidays became even more important. We no longer want to stay in hostels to meet people, but staying in a hotel alone can feel isolating. It’s nice to have people to dine with, to go to the local wine bar with, or explore those off-the-beaten-track places.

Group tours may still be a good option but being solo among a sea of couples can be daunting. And then there are the pesky (and costly) single supplements. Unless you want to share with a stranger (umm, no thanks!).

I understand the challenges faced by solo travellers.

And so, SoloMade was born. A solo travel community where like-minded travellers can come together. A place where you can share your travel dreams and experiences. There are opportunities to join our exclusive hosted journeys, or connect with a solo travel expert and customise your own unique experience.

With over 23 years of travel industry experience, as well as years of lived travel experiences, you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. 

Are you ready for your next solo adventure? Book a free 15-minute consult today. 

SoloMade: Solo Travel Community is a product of Alyssa Pretorius, personal travel manager of TravelManagers Australia.

Company Details

Year I became a Travel Agent
1998
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday
9am - 3 pm (AEDT)
Accepted Forms of Payments
All major credit cards
BPAY
Direct deposit
Credentials
Certificate III and Certificate IV in Travel and Tourism, IATA Fares & Ticketing 1 & 2, Certificate IV In Competitive Systems and Processes, Certificate IV Training and Assessment, Diploma of Management, Canada Specialist Program
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    • Destinations I specialise in:
    • Europe, South Pacific
    • Travel Types I Specialise in:
    • Active Travel, Adventure Holidays, Bucket List Travel, Escorted and Guided Touring, Food & Wine Experiences, Luxury Travel, Small Group Travel, Solo Travel

    Contact Information

    Company Name
    Travel Managers & SoloMade: Solo Travel Community
    ATAS Accredited
    Yes
    Company Logo
    Travel Managers & SoloMade: Solo Travel Community Company Logo by Alyssa Pretorius in Warrandyte VIC
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    Location
    PO Box 414
    Warrandyte, Victoria, 3113
    Australia

    Alyssa Pretorius Reviews


    Submitted by Eleni Katsoulis on Thursday, Mar 24, 2022

    Amazing Agent

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    From the moment I first contacted Alyssa, she was nothing but friendly and accommodating. She was easy to contact, quick to respond and was able to answer any queries that I had, making the whole process of arranging a last minute trip away a breeze. Her expertise in all areas of travel is clear and her thoughtful personal touches really provide an amazing customer experience. Alyssa's tour was well organised and fun - not the same run of the mill activities that are usually included, but well thought out activities. The small group format also made the tour a unique experience which provided opportunities for the building of beautiful memories and new friendships.I could not recommend Alyssa enough to anyone looking to travel. 

    Submitted by Annette Lakey on Friday, Oct 27, 2023

    Sri Lanka/Maldives

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    I attended this trip in October 2023 It was an amazing experience, something different every day. The itinerary was different every day from safaris, amazing hikes, tea plantations and individual experiences. I love the small group approach and having our host as part of our trip. Excellent tour guide too ! Loved the short break at the Maldives Highly recommended 

    Submitted by Lanie C on Monday, Nov 28, 2022

    Best Ever

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    I was referred to Alyssa from a travel mad friend who highly rated her… and she still exceeded my expectations!! Alyssa has been quick, professional and en pointe for my business and personal travel needs. Following sudden cancellation of home bound flights Alyssa had options within the hour


    Reply From Alyssa Pretorius

    Thanks Lanie, I'm so glad we got you home. I know how stressful flight cancellations can be. Thank you for being so understanding as we worked through the options.

    Submitted by Chris Zoanetti on Thursday, Nov 02, 2023

    Travelling made easy.

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    Alyssa has now organised 3 trips for our family. She has an amazing knowledge of countries all over the world and was able to provide us with great accommodation and recommend tours/activities that were fun for the whole family. Our latest trip itinerary was available through an app which made life so easy whilst on the run in Europe. We will continue to use Alyssa for future trips, and I'd highly recommend her to those considering using a Travel Agent.

    Submitted by Annette Lakey on Tuesday, Dec 28, 2021

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    Alyssa is a well organised, enthusiastic and knowledgeable travel agentI’m loving her solo luxe tours - well organised and unique for solo travellers like me Totally recommend Alyssa 

    Submitted by Dani Hanlon on Monday, Mar 28, 2022

    Fantastic travel agent - highly recommended.

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    A few months back, I contacted Alyssa with the goal of ticking Kangaroo Island, Adelaide and the McLaren Vale off my travel bucket list.Travel advice and requirements, at the time, were changing rapidly and it was a huge reassurance to know Alyssa was across all those changes and at the other end of the phone or email with the answer to any question I had.Alyssa helped plan my trip end-to-end, incorporating unique experiences into the itinerary to make it the amazing trip I knew it would be. I can't wait to work with her to plan more adventures in the future now international travel is ramping up again.

    Submitted by Katrina on Friday, Jun 03, 2022

    Red Centre Explorer

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    I went on the Solo Made Red Centre Explorer tour in May 2022, and I had a fantastic time. Alyssa was a great host, and took care of everything to make sure the tour went smoothly. The sites we visited were phenomonal and this was truly a bucket list trip. 

    Submitted by Luke D'Anastasi on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022

    Margert River and Rottnest Island Trip

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    Alyssa is a lovely travel manager that goes above and beyond for the clients. Her tours are designed well and everything is on tour is thought -out to be purposeful. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to travel but is sick of doing it solo!

    Submitted by Jo And Timothy Webb on Wednesday, Mar 22, 2023

    Travel made easier

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    We were recommended to Alyssa by a colleague and were so glad we did.  Alyssa was so helpful and informative and made the process of booking our travel so much easier.  Any questions we had were answered quickly and she always gave great advice on the various questions we had.  Will certainly be reaching out to Alyssa for our future overseas travel.


    Reply From Alyssa Pretorius

    Thanks, Jo and Tim, it was my pleasure to help you navigate the return to travel post Covid. I'm so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. I look forward to helping with your next adventure.

    Submitted by Katherine Emmott on Friday, Mar 25, 2022

    South Australia trip, March 2022

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    Despite the delays caused by Covid, Alyssa managed to rearrange everything and the trips to South Australia- Kangaroo island and the Barossa- were fabulous! Well organised, no delays, always well communicated and lots of fun.  I hope to join another tour in the future and will contact Alyssa for assistance again. 

    Submitted by Deni on Sunday, Feb 04, 2024

    Travel agent - highly recommend

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    I met Alyssa through her SoloMade Red Centre tour in 2022 and have since used Alyssa to book flights, transport and accommodation in Europe and Australia. Alyssa is friendly and always very responsive to any questions you have (I always have lots!). She can work within your budget and has your documents very well organised. I highly recommend Alyssa, you will not be disappointed.

    Submitted by Susan on Sunday, Oct 30, 2022

    Great agent

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    Alyssa’s tours are well organised, filled with amazing experiences and loads of fun! All aspects are well communicated and she takes care of everything to ensure things run smoothly. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Alyssa’s expertise or one of her tours.

    Submitted by Kelly Wall on Tuesday, Mar 14, 2023

    Look no further

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    We weren't sure if we wanted to use an agent, but boy are we glad we did. Alyssa helped us plan the trip of a lifetime and made the process stress-free and easy. Any small issues we had whilst on our trip were quickly addressed and resolved.  The itinerary with all documents and daily plans was great. Highly recommend Alyssa -she is knowledgeable, thorough and so friendly.  

    Submitted by Emma on Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021

    An expert

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    Alyssa goes above and beyond to make sure your itinerary makes sense (connection and transfer times, location of hotels and start and finish times of tours, insurance options). After many years in the travel industry, her destination knowledge is phenomenal. You won’t find a better agent to book your trip. 

    Submitted by Lisa on Thursday, Sep 29, 2022

    Wonderful agent

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    Alyssa Pretorius is a wonderful, skilled agent who I thoroughly recommend. She goes above and beyond and designed an amazing holiday for my family. Alyssa looks after everything, is warm and friendly with expert knowledge. I will definately use her services again!

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