Our Story

Spencer Travel MD Penny Spencer

Spencer Travel was founded by Penny Spencer in 1998, and originally started as a Corporate Travel Management company with a small high end leisure client base.

Over the years Penny identified ways to grow the business by adding niche areas. In 2007 Penny added a family travel brand Travel with Kidz and in 2011, opened Shire Travel in Caringbah incorporating Travel with Kidz with Lisa Allan as the manager. In 2012, she added to her leisure portfolio with the purchase of Travel Creations in Edgecliff from Maria Theodosatos and re-branded this business to Spencer Travel Eastside. In 2013 Penny purchased Benchmark Travel in Kogarah from Merilyn Heslop and re-branded it Spencer Travel Southside with Carissa Johnson as the manager.

Our businesses and Travel Specialists have long-lasting relationships with clients and suppliers. We have won numerous awards and have grown the business over the last 14 years.  In 2020 all offices were re-located to Spencer Travel’s head office in Mascot, Sydney and in 2021, all offices were consolidated under a new brand, Spencer Travel Leisure.

Our hand-picked team of experienced professionals are extremely well travelled and knowledgeable in luxury and bespoke travel with a focus on customer service and client satisfaction.

Spencer Travel Leisure has been one of 100 Australian Agencies who are part of the invitation-only Qantas Agent Platinum Club as well as many other prestigious travel affiliations such as Virtuoso, Four Seasons Preferred Partner, Mandarin Oriental Club, Belmond Bellini Club and Abercrombie & Kent’s Connoisseurs Club. Learn more about our preferred partners here.