Travel Design with passion and professionalism
We’re a creative family-run independent travel agency in East Ivanhoe, Melbourne.
We’ve decades of experience in crafting unique itineraries for all types of travel needs. Call on East Ivanhoe Travel for the ultimate in travel planning service.
Where We Excel ...
Real-time selection of domestic and international flights with the ability to identify best price, times and layover arrangements. Don’t be fooled by online booking engines; if something goes wrong, we’ve got your back.
With East Ivanhoe Travel, you have the security of a professional, well-managed travel agency, fully accredited by AFTA, the prevailing industry body. We’ve operated successfully since 2000, and intend to be here for a very long time.
Whether it’s a family holiday, club expedition or a convention in Las Vegas, we have the experience, technology and knowledge to package a group trip efficiently, on budget and with all the T’s crossed and I’s dotted.
With direct access to the world’s leading vehicle hire operations, we confidently arrange the right vehicle, at the right location and the right time to suit your needs..
Increasing in popularity every year, rail is becoming the transport mode of choice for many clients. Whether it’s a very fast rail express between cities, or a stately scenic rail cruise from days gone by, we have the connections to suit your needs
It’s not all sunshine and pina coladas, sometimes we have to travel for business, and it pays to know the difference between leisure and business travel. We have the technology, expertise and insider knowledge to put together itineraries that get the job done quickly, efficiently and with minimal hassle.
With a database of hundreds of thousands accommodation options globally, we’re perfectly positioned to search and book the ideal room for you. We have preferential arrangements with many international groups making us very competitive on price and service options..
Unpack once and soak up the sights and hedonism. Cruising is the most popular form of vacation these days, and with the ocean of choices available, you need the guidance of a CLIA qualified advisor. Come in and discuss the vast cruise options and settle on the one for you.
Gift Vouchers & Celebration Travel
For that special someone, or even yourself, nothing says ‘love’ like the gift of getting away. Whether it’s a birthday, anniversary, or something a little more romantic like a wedding or honeymoon, we’re for the lovers. Come in and plan your romantic escapade.
Who We Are ...
Jannene is the founder and pioneer of East Ivanhoe Travel.
With over 40 Years experience in the travel industry, Jannene is acknowledged throughout Melbourne as “one of the best in the business”. Her attention to detail, care, service, product knowledge and motherly touch are what makes her so good at this gig!
Jannene has travelled extensively over the decades, but if you ask her now where she would get on a plane to next she would say “Coolum” on the Sunshine Coast.
Susie Blythe Rutz
Daughter of Jannene and now the owner of the business, Susie is in the peak of her Travel Agent life.
Susie was born to travel and became an agent straight out of school, years later she is going strong and is nowhere near slowing down.
Her favourite places include Mexico, Central & South America, Hawaii, Coolum (of course) and New Zealand.
Susie loves figuring out a tricky airfare, planning honeymoons, building complex itineraries and everything in between
Robyn has been a travel agent for around 20 years and in that time she has travelled extensively, although her holiday wish list continues to grow with future adventures including seeing the Northern Lights in Iceland, further exploration of South America and even a visit to the Swimming Pigs of Bermuda! Her favourite destinations to date include Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Peru, and of course anything European.
Robyn loves piecing together intricate, tailor made itineraries and researching new and interesting destinations for her clients.
After spending years living overseas and discovering new and exciting places, Rochelle became a Travel Agent. Over the last 6 years she has used her passion and enthusiasm for travel and exploration to help her clients plan their perfect trip. Her favourite places to date are Cornwall .Hong Kong, Turkey & Croatia and cant wait to add to this list!
What our Clients say ...
We were really nervous about planning our first big family overseas trip, but as soon as we stepped inside East Ivanhoe Travel and Cruise we were at ease.
Jannene gave us such valuable advice and helpful hints. Her recommendations on flights, the cruise, tours and hotels were excellent. Both the location and quality of the hotels were well researched and often saved us money and travel time between locations. Our 7-week itinerary was planned according to our budget, time constraints, personal likes and dislikes.
Everything went without a hitch. Transfers, tickets and tours were all in place and on time. The quality of the experience was excellent as well.
We appreciate the personal touch and the hard work put in by Jannene to make our trip unforgettable and stress free and hence, we have a lot of fantastic memories to cherish and share with our family and friends.
Susie, your recommendations are again terrific. Just checked into out last hotel on this trip – Alma Hotel in Barcelona. Fantastic !! Thank you
Over so many years Susie and Jannene have been organising my holidays .. I can’t express enough how professional they are !! Their experience and expertise is exceptional !! Thank you for all your help in making my holidays super amazing !!
The best! Susie is an amazing travel agent. I would highly recommend booking your travel through them. Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable, hassle free.
Robyn is fantastic nothing is too much trouble.
I have now used East Ivanhoe Travel & Cruise 3 times now and all has gone just as they said it would.
Susie has booked many world adventures for me over the years and I know I’m in fantastic hands! Love your work East Ivanhoe Travel and Cruise, keep it up
Susie is amazing! Excellent knowledge, great taste, awesome advice and super helpful. My trip was easy and hassle free. Susie’s communication was efficient and she responded to all my queries. I would highly recommend Susie for your travel needs.
Attention to detail, best recommendations and suggestions, and we will be back!
Susie & Jannene have planned my families & my travel for the past 21 years, their travel knowledge is exceptional because between them they have been everywhere and are advising you from first hand experience. They are true experts and make booking travel a stress free and fun experience