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Mandy Dwyer, Main Beach Travel, Queensland

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards Judge
Mandy Dwyer
Main Beach Travel, Queensland

Mandy Dwyer is the owner and director of the Gold Coast’s Main Beach Travel and specialises in luxury and expedition cruising. Main Beach Travel is a member of the Virtuoso family, a global luxury network of the world’s top travel agencies, which affords clients unique experiences, hotel upgrades and other perks. Mandy is one of the experts on the judging panel of the 2023 Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards.

How long have you been in your current role, and what are your biggest professional achievements?

My husband and I have been running Main Beach Travel for 23 years and my biggest achievement I believe was guiding the team through Covid-19 and coming out of this successfully having retained 90% of our wonderful staff and moving into profit from the first month. Also winning the NTIA Single Agency of the Year in 2018 and 2019.

What has been your most memorable travel experience, and what is next on your wishlist?

Antarctica was my most memorable trip, and kayaking through the Antarctic seas was truly unforgettable. I’d like to do the Arctic and Norway next.

What does sustainable travel mean to you?

Sustainable travel is high on our priority list at Main Beach Travel, and we try to sell only ethical and sustainable product to our clients.

To contact Mandy Dwyer:

Mobile: 0400 901 802
Office: 07 5588 2500

Signature Luxury Travel & Style Luxury Cruise Awards

The 2023 winning cruise lines will be revealed in the upcoming issue of Signature Luxury Travel & Style, on sale in November. Subscribe to receive the latest issue once it’s published. You can view last year’s winning cruise lines here.

About the awards

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Signature Luxury Travel & Style’s Luxury Cruise Awards celebrate the ocean, river, expedition, family and tall-ship cruise lines that go above and beyond when it comes to onboard and onshore services, experiences and facilities.

These awards spotlight the world’s finest cruise lines, ships and operators, offering guests an unrivalled experience. We call upon the knowledge of 18 cruising experts and travel advisors to judge our annual World’s Best Luxury Cruise Awards. Luxury Cruise Lines are awarded points across six key categories: suites, service, dining, wellness, itineraries and shore excursions. The results? A worthy collection of finalists and winners who set the bar for the future of cruising.