Our Story

About National Travel

National Travel is an innovative leisure and business travel agency based in Brisbane and operating since 2016. We specialise in providing innovative travel solutions for our clients and partners. Our best in class service is backed by leading-edge technology, digital platforms and the best people in the industry.

We have an experienced leadership team who bring a mix of travel, both leisure and business, travel technology and broad commercial dealings. Couple that with a highly experienced and talented consulting team and 24-hour support and you have a very compelling reason to work with National Travel.

We stress the details so our travellers can experience intimate encounters with real people and places without distraction. The key to making that happen is respect and mindfulness for the traveller, the place they travel to and the people who live there. To us, travel is about more than escape. It is about widening perspectives and making the world a better place.

Our accreditations include:

AFTA – Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

ATAS – ATAS is a national accreditation scheme, endorsing travel agents who have met strict financial and customer service criteria. 

A member of Helloworld Agency Buying Group

CLIA – Cruise Lines Industry Association.


David Sumich , Managing Director in
David built the International Express Travel Group from a Sydney based Local Travel Agency in Australia in 1999 to a national Travel Management Company with offices in  Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth. Clients included Apple, Bosch and BG Group. In 2007, he sold the company to BCD Travel, the world’s 3rd largest Travel Management Company. David has since owned a Digital Marketing Company in Australia, that specialises in the travel and tourism markets and brings that experience to National Travel. David is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce. 
Maite Newell , CXO in
As a experienced technology executive, Maite Newell understands the challenges and complexities of selling consultative and technology solutions. She has implemented major travel systems across the Asia Pacific.  Extensive Travel Technology and Operational Experience with a global TMC. Certified Consultant - Salesforce, Pardot, Hubspot and Google Adwords.
As a qualified CPA, Livia has over 12 years finance experience in the travel industry. With stints at global travel companies both here and in Asia, she brings a wealth of experience. Livia oversees the global financial functions across National Travel.
Jordan has over 10 years of management experience in human resources and recruitment, having worked for some of the country’s largest transport, logistics, and pharmaceutical companies. After spending 7 years at BCD travel, she has joined National Travel in our Brisbane office as the Director of Human Resources overseeing talent management, HR policy and employment legislation, IR/ER, organisational design and development, remuneration and benefits, employee well-being and workplace safety.