Bicton Travel's History
In 1998 Bicton Travel, a family-owned West Australian owned and operated travel agency, began sharing its passion and expertise in luxury travel.
Founded by Carole Smethurst and her son Phil Smethurst, what started with a team of two has steadily grown to become Australia’s most awarded travel agency. Not a claim we take lightly. No other agency can claim the number of professional awards that Bicton Travel has won.
Today, we remain a WA-based Family run company operating from our offices in Bicton, Western Australia. We are proud members of Independent Travel Group, Cruiseco, Virtuoso, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) and are committed to ongoing AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) ATAS accreditation. Booking with an ATAS accredited agent means you’re in safe hands and can travel with confidence. Further details about ATAS accreditation and what this mean can be found HERE
In 2016 Carole Smethurst was inducted into the CLIA Cruise Hall of Fame for her service to the cruise industry. The CLIA Hall of Fame Award is a formal recognition to honour an individual whose efforts and accomplishments represent a significant contribution to or noteworthy achievement that has positively impacted the development of the cruise industry.