Steven Green is the Founder and Director of Olive Tree Travel. He has worked in the travel industry for over 17 years and has an in depth understanding and vast experience in organising special interest groups, faith based journeys and pilgrimages to Europe, the Middle East and beyond.
Steven has organised, led and accompanied many tours over the years. His passion, understanding and firsthand knowledge of the destination allows him to work with each group and customise itineraries to ensure participants are afforded the most rewarding trip possible.
Longstanding relations with wonderful local tour operators and expert tour guides has meant that every Olive Tree Travel itinerary is uniquely designed and delivered with passion, commitment and professionalism to ensure all participants enjoy educational, uplifting and meaningful experiences. Olive Tree Travel boasts excellent bulk buying and enjoys close working relations with all of the major airlines and international wholesalers ensuring that the products and services offered represent excellent value for money for all travellers.
Steven has put together a team of experienced, caring, professional individuals who have all travelled extensively. This ensures that you are provided with the best travel options, whether you are participating in a faith based journey, planning a holiday or travelling for business.
Olive Tree Travel is a fully accredited member of AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme (ATAS) & Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). Olive Tree Travel is affiliated to the Helloworld network to ensure that clients benefit from the latest technology and travel product at competitive prices.
Our Mobile Travel Agent, Trish Cortizo
Trish developed a keen interest in travel and an affinity to all things Middle Eastern/Mediterranean during childhood. Curiously watching jet planes pass far overhead, being inspired through Lawrence of Arabia style movies and devouring Mediterranean mystery novels. This passion was realised through a career in travel that spans over 25 years, facilitating individual and group travel. Embarking on trails of knowledge, through modern and ancient time frames, exploring the history and spiritual significance of exotic locations – what could be more fascinating!!!
Having consulted with leaders in design, development and the successful launch of uniquely tailored itineraries over many genres and backgrounds, Trish now provides a mobile travel service. She has recently travelled to Tasmania to develop her client base and has a particular interest in providing a well researched yet informal, personalised style of consultation. Listening and assisting to achieve the desired outcome is her motto.
Whether for the luxury tour market or budget orientated youth/school study group, a tailored itinerary and unique experience, guaranteed to satisfy, is offered.
Trish has hosted her own large groups to Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, France and Switzerland and has extensive personal travel and tour design experience.
Why Olive Tree?
In today’s ever changing world, Olive Tree Travel has been established to give travellers the opportunity to escape the everyday hustle and bustle and explore countries, cultures and faiths that date back to when time first began. In this fast pace world we live in, Olive Tree Travel gives travellers the opportunity to go back in time and see how the world used to be and encounter people and places that have withstood the test of time and have remained a constant for thousands of years…. The Olive Tree is one such constant!
Those who know their scriptures will know the relevance of the Olive Tree as a resting place providing shelter and shade to pilgrims on their way to Jerusalem (and elsewhere throughout the ages). Similarly, it is Olive Tree Travel’s wish to provide you with the same shelter, comfort and provisions on your “pilgrimage”!
The Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem is an ancient olive tree grove, where biblical scholars and historians believe Jesus and his disciples prayed the night before his crucifixion. It is widely believed today, that some of those same olive trees are still there and have been living for over 2000 years. These resilient and long living trees are a bridge between the past and the present and give travellers the unique opportunity to see, touch and feel the very same trees that were in existence in the time of Jesus.
The Olive Tree branch is a worldwide symbol of hope and peace. It is sincerely hoped that Olive Tree Travel can play a small but significant role in bringing people together to better understand the world including some of the conflicts and challenges that exist in it. It is genuinely hoped that through travel and tourism, Olive Tree Travel’s small contribution to improving the economies of the regions and countries its tours visit will bring about stability, security and a lasting peace amongst the different religions, faiths and people.
We invite and welcome you to share in the vision of Olive Tree Travel.