The Perfect Travel Group was founded by Jamie Gray and Rhonda Burton in January 2007. Jamie’s 15 years experience working in the hospitality & tourism industry and Rhonda’s 8 years at Flight Centre in management roles, plus their 17 years each of travelling experiences and Jamie’s immense love and addiction to surfing and skiing, gave the businesses all the knowledge required to be a success from day 1.
The Perfect Wave’s first office was a pokey little spare room under Jamie’s house in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, furnished with desks, chairs and cabinets that were being thrown out by Rhonda’s old Flight Centre store in a renovation. Today, the Australian Headquarters are still in our beloved Northern Beaches, but are now a 2 storey Surf Experience HQ with couches and flat screen TV to go through surf holidays with welcome clients, and office space for our passionate and dedicated team of 16.
Fast forward 7 years and having partnered with Barry Teeling, a passionate surfer, traveller and property professional in 2010, the vision was set to grow the business to be the largest surf travel company in the world and build the operations arm of the company. Having offices in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, The Maldives and Indonesia with other offices to open in late 2014 in the USA and South Africa, we have already have achieved many goals. Our goals were built on one major philosophy - create raving loyal fans.
With staff in excess of 30 servicing thousands of happy clients, we strive every day to create new and exciting surf experiences that give our clients something more than just a holiday or surf trip... experiences that have the potential to be life-changing. We have also invented the first ever surfer rewards program – Perfection Pass - to reward our repeat clients, and give something back for every trip you do.
The company has moved into operations in 2009 in the Maldives with a partnership with long time operator Brian James and Core Travel with a view to extending the service level to client’s entire holidays completing the value chain. We have already built the Maldives operation to one of the largest in the country with 4 full time charter boats, the first surf camp in the Maldives and resort surf programs. As the sales agent and the operator, we will ensure our clients are for life - not just for one holiday.