Meet the Team

John Joyce


John is the Owner/Manager & leader of the team. He has been with the Port Travel family for over 40 years - starting out as a consultant and working his way up. John likes to split his time between the office and at Port Macquarie airport - helping with baggage and check in. Being a long time resident of Port Macquarie he has seen a lot of changes not only in the travel industry but in Port Macquarie itself. He is always up for a chat - especially about Canada, his favourite destination.


Sonya Wheatley

owner/manager/senior consultant

Sonya joined the Port Macquarie Travel team as a junior consultant in 1980 and has been with the company ever since. She handles a lot of group bookings for local school and sporting groups and she is in charge of the admin side of the business - she keeps the office running smoothly! Having travelled to many destinations it’s hard for her to pick a favourite but she especially enjoys Asia (China & Vietnam in particular) and her dream destination is Italy, which she will be ticking off her bucket list in 2020.


Glen Anthes

Travel Manager

Glen started at Port Macquarie travel in 1980 after moving to Port Macquarie for a sea change. He has travelled to 6 out of 7 continents (Antarctica is next on his list) and he especially enjoys cruising - having travelled on 31 of them. His favourite destination is Canada & Alaska - he has travelled there 4 times and would go back again.


Leanne Townsend

senior consultant

Leanne joined the port travel team in 1999 after realising her passion for travel early on. She has lived and worked in the French Alps and the UK and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and the Pacific. The highlight of her job is helping people plan their ‘trip of a lifetime’ - “I am constantly learning new things, it’s an exciting and rewarding career”. Her favourite destination is Singapore and South America is at the top of her bucket list.


Jess Williams

travel consultant

Jess is the youngest member of the team - joining in 2011. She is passionate about travelling and enjoys sending her clients to new and exciting destinations. She is the resident Youth Travel expert - specialising in Contiki & Topdeck and she manages all of our social media platforms & digital marketing. Her favourite travel destination is the United States and top of her bucket list (if she has to choose just one) is the U.K.