Our Story


Hello and welcome to Orbit World Travel. To find out about our background we need to take a look all the way back to 1994, when our Founding Partner and Director, Lisa Story, took a calculated leap purchasing what was then a Westpac Travel office in Sydney’s Double Bay.

This modest single office was where Orbit World Travel (formerly World Travel Professionals) was established. The business quickly grew with offices opening in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and the Gold Coast.

So successful was this venture that in 2013 the House of Travel Group saw an opportunity to expand their Orbit Travel corporate brand in Australia and invested in the business. In 2016 Orbit Travel in New Zealand and World Travel Professionals rebranded to form Orbit World Travel, becoming the largest privately owned corporate travel company in Australasia.

Our growth didn’t stop there, in 2019 we joined the Travel Leaders Network, further expanding our global reach… and then the pandemic hit. We’re using the valuable lessons learnt during this time to build an even stronger business for our people, clients, suppliers and shareholders.

We’re bringing together technology, machine learning and human expertise in a proactive approach to the travel management sector. Offering you the most rewarding and least stressful way to travel in today’s new world.

We continue to be led by Lisa Story and Michael Chase-Smith, along with our Leadership Team and supported by the People you’ve come to know over the past three decades.

Our Vision is at the forefront of everything we do… creating a world where travel is seamlessly simple. And our values underpin our decision making, employee recognition and engagement programmes, and make us who we are: Outstanding, Resourceful, Brave, Integrity-filled and Teamwork-driven.

At Orbit World Travel, we believe in better business – together.

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