Who We Are
Mary Rossi Travel – History and Philosophy
Our Mission Statement
We are a travel company that enables people to have the best possible travel experience through:
A knowledgeable and skilled staff
Continuous improvement of systems and technology
A quality client service
It is the family culture of friendliness and integrity that gives the Mary Rossi Travel team its distinct character
Mary Rossi Travel was founded in 1970 by Mrs Mary Rossi OBE who already had an established television career with the ABC whilst raising a family of ten children. The early years saw the development of large escorted round-world sea tours to Europe including six weeks coach touring from Lisbon to Rome. Hundreds of Australians were introduced to overseas travel on these trips throughout the 1970s.
As these tours became synonymous with Mrs Rossi she insisted on a hands-on approach determining the quality and location of hotels and the pace of the itinerary. It did not take long for travellers returning from these tours to ask Mrs Rossi to organise their private trips for both business and pleasure. This aspect of the business grew to be the significant force that it is today.
Mary Rossi Travel, from these early days, concentrated on special interest itineraries for increasingly sophisticated independent travellers. The trips explored the “off the beaten track” with accommodation that reflected the local ambience and arrangements that included an experience of the food, wine, history and culture of the destination.