TYS is a boutique Travel Agency located in Balgowlah on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Evolving from a background of 45+ years of collective experience in the Travel Industry, Caroline and the TYS team pride themselves in attention to detail and meticulous service.

Meet Your Travel Planners

Caroline Mcginley


Caroline grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland. From the beginning Caroline has travelled the globe – she is thrilled to have visited 7 out of the 7 continents having visited Antarctica last year.

Caroline’s industry experience spans: Airlines, Corporate Hospitality, Travel Agency Management, Travel Wholesalers and Sales & Marketing for North America.

Caroline, her husband and 3 children enjoy continual wanderlust – “I have always believed one should not wait for that “Someday” to begin living your Bucket List. Check in with me at TYS today…

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Favourite Adventure

Favourite Travel Tip
Leave all of your unnecessary gadgets at home. Be present!

Alastair Fernie


Alastair grew up in the west of Scotland before moving to London to start his travel career. Alastair and his wife Susie have 3 children and lived in New York, Rome, Toronto, Auckland and Melbourne before moving to Sydney’s Northern Beaches in 2002.

Alastair has been in the travel industry all his career working for British Airways, Air New Zealand and Qantas before moving into the leisure travel industry in Sydney managing companies in the Helloworld group and the cruise industry.

Alastair has visited over 60 countries and, as a bit of a cruise specialist, has sailed on 37 cruise ships and spent 225 nights at sea!

With a love of travel and a commitment to inspire people to explore the world, Alastair’s management of his own travel agency is an ideal way to use his extensive experience to help people discover the wonders of the world.

Glasgow, Scotland

Favourite Adventure
A Nile Cruise

Favourite Travel Tip
Always have a holiday booking to look forward to!

Catrina Hodges

Travel Stylist

Although born in England, Catrina grew up in Canberra and Perth before moving to Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her husband and 2 daughters in 2001. Catrina’s travel career spans over 30 years, with experience in European river cruising, insurance and a renowned Sydney luxury travel specialist.

Catrina has travelled extensively and loves helping clients with tailor-made itineraries, searching for boutique hotels and unique experiences.

Catrina is an accredited CLIA Master Cruise Specialist and one of the Top 100 Cruise Professionals in Australia. Whether you are looking for a small ship luxury cruise in Europe or an expedition journey to Antarctica or the Galapagos, Catrina has the knowledge and expertise to find the perfect cruise for you.

Leeds, England

Favourite Adventure

Favourite Travel Tip
Book as much as you can before you go

Susie Fernie

Customer Service

Susie grew up in Helensburgh in the west of Scotland. She moved to London to join British Caledonian and worked as a flight Attendant before joining British Airways, travelling internationally as a First and Business Class Stewardess.

Susie travelled the world with Alastair as he followed his airline career and had 3 children born respectively in New York, Toronto and Auckland!

Susie loves to cook and is responsible for catering in schools and after-school care in the local area. She is also a carer, helping older and disabled members of the community!

Susie has travelled extensively and is an expert in luxury and family travel!

Helensburgh, Scotland

Favourite Adventure
Living in New York!

Favourite Travel Tip
Leave lots of time to get to the airport!


Let's Talk

TYS takes pride in providing exemplary service to every one of our clients, and we make the effort to learn as much about you as possible.

We assemble every itinerary with your preferences in mind, including: seating preferences, dietary requirements, favourite hotels/destinations – anything that is even remotely relevant to your travel. We can always be reached (24/7) to help with your travel itinerary.

If you need us, we will be there.

Phone: +61 2 9907 0211

Your Trip, Your Way, Your Style