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Escape Travel Opens Five Stores in NSW

27th February 2014

Escape Travel has expanded its family with five new stores in the Newcastle area. Brothers and co-owners of the award winning franchise network, Geoff and Adam Pearson have chosen to join the Escape Travel team as of February this year. The five Escape Travel stores can be found at Kotara, Glendale, Toronto, Mt Hutton and Charlestown.

Both Adam and Geoff have been well and truly bitten by the travel bug. Adam chose to follow in his dad’s footsteps and entered the travel industry at a young age. 24 years later, he is still just as passionate about travel as ever. Originally working in the finance industry, Geoff also decided to join the family business and 16 years on, he hasn’t looked back.

Escape Travel Escape Travel store at Mt Hutton

We recently spoke to Adam and Geoff to find out more about their experiences in the travel industry.

Adam Pearson

What do you love about travel?
The opportunities and doors it opens to see the world. Every day is different and it’s a happy and fun industry to be a part of.

What is your favourite travel destination?
It’s very hard to say but recently I have enjoyed a few trips to America.

Do you have any advice for anyone travelling to America?
Yes, be sure to get off the beaten track and see the real America. Hire a car and go for a drive to see the little towns and meet the real locals, away from the tourist hot spots.

Where will your next family holiday be?
We are going skiing in Japan in three weeks. I have a nine year old and a thirteen year old who are learning to ski so it’s great fun for the family.

Geoff Pearson

What do you love about travel?
The new experiences and the variety of food and cultures. Good times out partying with colleagues, coming home, watching TV and being able to say, “I’ve been there!”

Do you have the opportunity to travel often in your job?
As an owner, I usually travel overseas several times a year for conferences, escorting groups with my wife (who works in our business too) and then also usually on holidays with our kids. This year we are taking the kids to Canada and Alaska and also to Europe. I love being able to expose my kids to travel.

What is your favourite travel destination?
I can’t pick one. It could be the United States, it’s just wild and heaps of fun or perhaps Europe with its history, culture and food. Or it could be Asia, also for their food and culture and how far our dollar goes!

Why did you choose to join Escape Travel?
Escape Travel offers fantastic training, marketing, IT systems and I believe they are leading the way in all those areas. Who else really?

If you are in the neighbourhood, drop by and say hi to our friendly consultants in one of our new stores in New South Wales.

Escape Travel Escape Travel store in Charlestown

Charlestown North
Shop 236, Charlestown Square
Pearson Street
Ph 1300 765 128
charlestown.north@escapetravel.com.au

Glendale
Shop 48a, Stockland Glendale
387 Lake Road
Ph 1300 765 157
glendale@escapetravel.com.au

Escape Travel Escape Travel store in Glendale

Kotara
Shop 2, Westfield Kotara
Cnr Park Avenue and Northcott Drive
Ph 1300 765 196
kotara@escapetravel.com.au

Mt Hutton
Shop 45, Lake Macquarie Fair
46 Wilsons Road
Ph 1300 765 297
mt.hutton@escapetravel.com.au

Toronto
Shop 64
The Boulevard
Ph 1300 765 323
toronto@escapetravel.com.au