From its beginnings in the early 1990’s under the tutelage of the founders Bert and Michael Potter with Potter Travel, and Frank Howe with Tour Marvel, the company has grown to be a major provider of day and extended tours in the Canberra region and extended tours for clubs and groups from Sydney and the NSW South Coast. Just as when Bert and Frank started the businesses, we have always believed that the success of the tours we run and the Travel Club we look after is the result of the people who decide to travel with us, and then travel with us again.
Friends In Travel Pty Ltd is the company that has owned and operated Potter Travel (and Tour Marvel) for nearly twenty years. The company’s Director is David Bostock, Bob Humphreys and Karen Rickman manage the coach and office operations and Tonia Thielmann is our Tour Consultant. We employ very experienced Coach Captains to provide the highest level of service to our clients. Brad & Shelley Arcus are our Driver /Escort team on many of our longer tours while Col Beveridge looks after many of our day and shorter extended tours.
Potter Travel provide a range of day tours, tours to musicals and extended tours for it’s members located in the Canberra Region. The company also provides a range of group tour packages for Probus Clubs and seniors groups,which are value for money tours to specific and interesting destinations located within reasonable proximity to Sydney, NSW South Coast and Canberra. Our Groups Department can provide a variety of tour suggestions. You pick the destination and we will provide the experience.
The company and its employees have many years of travel and coach touring experience, and operate modern luxury coach touring vehicles. It runs its own tailor made tour itineraries that have been specially planned with our clients in mind, and provide a unique and different group tour holiday.
Potter Coaches is the transport division of the Potter Travel group and provides luxury touring coaches for the Potter Travel Club, Probus and Seniors groups, Primary and Secondary schools and Conference and Incentive groups.
Potter Travel is a Covid-19 Safe Registered Business and we have a range of protocols to help keep you safe whilst on tour. This includes asking you before boarding that you have no likely symptoms or have not been in contact with anyone who has; providing hand sanitizer at the entrance to the coach to use upon boarding; encouraging passengers to maximize separation while seated on the coach wherever possible to assist in the appropriate separation; providing antiseptic wipes for those who wish to wipe down their personal area. Coach crew have the Covid-19 app on their mobile phone and heavy use areas on the coach will be regularly cleaned.