With over 30 years travel industry experience (starting off in 1987 with East West Airlines), Matt has particularly developed a love for cruising over the last decade, and for nearly 10 years operated his cruise specialist business through TravelManagers Australia under the brands "Cruise Around" and "Ocean Escape Cruising". He is currently a Cruise Specialist with Cruise 1st, selling a wide range of amazing worldwide fly / stay / tour / cruise packages.
Matt Halloran is rated as one of Australia’s top cruise specialists through CLIA (the Cruise Line Industry Association) (http://bit.ly/clia-top-200). He has taken extensive training to reach CLIA's "Master Accredited" status, has undertaken numerous personal cruises and shipboard inspections, and has organised and hosted exclusive shipboard events for over 400 clients on ships such as Dawn Princess, Pacific Jewel, Pacific Pearl, Radiance Of The Seas, Rhapsody Of The Seas, Celebrity Solstice and others.
In 2016, Matt was invited to be a panelist on TravelTalk Magazines' inaugural TV panel sessions (which are currently available on YouTube), contributing to discussions on the state of the industry and it's future direction. The details can be viewed at: http://bit.ly/traveltalk-panel
As well as his extensive cruise sales and development roles, Matt has also spent the last 5-6 seasons at Sydney's cruise terminals in a guest logistics capacity for cruise ship turnarounds, where he has worked closely with brands such as P&O Australia, Princess Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America, Cunard, P&O World Voyages, Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal and others.
For the 2017-2018 season, Matt has also taken on the role of Sydney Shorex Pier Manager, co-ordinating shore excursion programs at Sydney's cruise terminals for visiting brands such as Holland America, Seabourn, Silversea, Crystal and Azamara Club Cruises.