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Unique Group Travel's Team

Unique Group Travel was founded in 1999 and merged with Platinum Travel Corporation in 2014. 

The fully-accredited IATA travel company is based in Sydney, Australia, specialising in corporate, incentive and leisure travel for our Clients located throughout Australia.


Sharon Levingston - General Manager

Sharon heads up Unique Group Travel’s team and brings more than 28 years experience in the Corporate and Leisure Travel Industry.

Sharon is responsible for program planning and implementation along with frontline travel management consultancy. Her passion for delivering exclusive travel incentive programs and special interest packages remain at the forefront of the company’s client service delivery and corporate edict - every travel experience should be exclusive and memorable.

Favourite destination: Scandinavia

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Rachel McCarthy - Director

Rachel has over 15 years’ experience in the Travel and Hotel industry. Having worked in various cities around Australia in a number of key hotel positions, has given Rachel the know-how in negotiating the best possible rates with hotels and conference suppliers.

Rachel’s attention to detail and “can do attitude” is a major factor in the success and the ongoing growth of the company.

Favourite destination: Bora Bora 

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Greg McCarthy - Managing Director

With over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Greg McCarthy is responsible for the overall direction of the company. Starting with a marketing cadetship and an eight years run with Qantas, Greg launched the first privately owned business Travel Company in Brisbane which he managed for the next ten years.

In 2000 Greg’s business was acquired by Business Travel International (BTI) known now as the global travel company HRG Australia. He went on to spend five years working as an Executive Director prior to moving back to NSW.

Through Greg’s extensive experience in airline negotiation, the company offers a strong platform for client savings across our network of offices around Australia.

Favourite destination: South Pacific

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Craig Walter - Director 

With a background in international hotel management and the Conference and Incentive markets, Craig supports the team to provide the best experiences to all clients.

Craig enjoys travelling the globe looking for new experiences, destinations and suppliers.

Favourite destination: South America

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Talynn Markarian - Senior Event and Conference Manager

Talynn has a wealth of travel experience especially with groups and incentives and has travelled the world many times over. Talynn started in the travel industry in 1999 with Kintetsu Travel and many years with Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

Favourite Destinations: France and Italy

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Louise Mc Kew - Senior Event and Conference Manager

With over 15 years in the travel industry, Louise is Unique Group Travel’s group and incentive travel specialist. Louise has travelled to many destinations over the years with Europe, South East Asia and the USA being particular favourites. Louise began her career in travel with ATS Pacific inbound then moved to Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Louise brings with her a wealth of destinational knowledge and travel industry expertise to our company.

Favourite destinations: New York and Berlin

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Sofie van Overmeir - Event and Conference Manager

Sofie has over 8 years’ experience in the Events Industry and has completed a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Event Management

Sofie began her career in the Hospitality industry, working at an exclusive
international golf club as part of the Food and Beverage Team. She also managed events such as corporate golf days, social events and weddings.

Sofie’s next role as Project Manager for a Sydney based Events Company saw her managing a range of events for over 4 ˝ years. These events ranged from small outdoor events for 250 people to major outdoor sporting events attracting  up to 35,000 participants.

Favourite Destination: Malaysia




Emily Spiteri - Event and Conference Manager

Favourite Destination: Africa


Contact us today for more information on how Unique Group Travel can make a difference to your business & leisure travel.

or 02 9302 9200

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