Erika Schmid-

Erika Schmid

Originally my background is tourism and international hotel business and I use all my years of experience, my expertise and my network to build bridges for people to Australia.
Being a tourism expert (born and raised in Austria) I support German speaking tourists with individual tour planning, daytrips around Sydney, insurance packages and Work & Travel offers.

Furthermore, I am supporting Australian business in the tourism and economical sector with the topics complaint management, business etiquette and international service standards. Additionally, I am helping European businesses with market entry into Australia, make the first network contacts, support to overcome cultural discrepancies and lead local employees.

Through my professional career and my personal journey through life I’ve created a unique niche and I look forward supporting you with your ’adventure Australia’.

Yours sincerely,
Erika Schmid

My story

Originally my background is tourism and I started my career in international hotel management. Travel, my interest for different cultures and my love for the wildlife guided me eventually to Australia. Fascinated of the easy-going lifestyle and the breathtaking nature my decision was easy to stay in Australia. I’ve positioned myself within the upper management very fast – not only within the hotel industry. Having this successful career, I found it really hard to “arrive” in Australia – I mean really being part of it, communicating with the locals and getting to know the very strong cultural heritage of this country – I’ve just scratched – proverbially - the top of it.

With a lot of patience, skills and support of some local friends I’ve finally arrived successfully: I’ve learned the “Australian English”, got a taste of the local dishes, understand the Do’s and Don’ts in communication with the locals and discovered the “hidden places” – these areas where you are in harmony with pure nature and the breathtaking beauty of Australia. This process has not only changed my lifestyle, it also changed myself.

In the meantime, I’m living over 10 years in Australia showing German speaking tourists the real DOWN UNDER, which I fell in love with a long time ago. If you are looking for an adventure away from the tourist hotspots with pure nature and wildlife, you’ll find it with me.