Twenty years ago, two Aussie blokes crossed paths in Byron Bay, blissfully unaware of what adventures lay ahead. Richard Johnston, a long time Byron local met Norm Black, who hailed from Taree, when they rented two nearby shops in town. They didn’t know it yet, but the two were on their way to creating one of Australia’s fastest-growing travel companies.
By 2011 their friendship, combined with a shared passion for travel and a keen eye for business, led the two mates to launch TripADeal – an online travel agent offering bucket list experiences at unbeatable prices.
Today, life at TripADeal is a little different. The team is now 100 people strong, operating out of our beautiful, purpose built HQ. We haven’t only grown as a team, we’ve grown as a business too, expanding our footprint into New Zealand in 2018.
Despite our growth, there are some things that haven’t changed! Co-founders Richard and Norm are still front and centre, guiding the business as it grows. What else is still the same? Our passion for travel, and our commitment to making your travel dreams come true each and every day.