Our Story…so far
The Cheap AZ Story………
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, 3 young people came together to see how they could break away from the rat race and create their own destiny. With over 20 years combined experience in the travel and tourism industry and working with backpackers, we decided to start our own business and give it a go. After many beers and business names being thrown around, a new kind of travel agency was born in August 2007, and Cheap AZ Travel was alive.
From opening our doors in St Kilda on November 1st, 2007, it has been full steam ahead (choo choo). Full of momentum and a sense of adventure, or maybe just bloody crazy, the business was starting to grow rapidly and we opened our 2nd travel shop in the CBD of Melbourne. The Cheap AZ brand was starting to spread, and backpackers from all over the globe were starting to hear about Cheap AZ Travel.
We were now 3 business owners ’just livin the dream’, and with things progressing well with the business, things were pretty rosy, but we felt like we could do more and reach more backpackers, so we sat down and decided to take this baby on the road and find a new location. Things were starting to heat up, or maybe this was just because we had arrived in Darwin to open up shop #3, bloody hell its hot up in the Top End!
Well on our way and wanting to spread the Cheap AZ love, we decided to create a website for backpackers and travellers to communicate and share their travel experiences to assist each other in choosing the right things to do when coming to Australia. Along with our experienced travel consultants we have designed a ‘one stop shop’ for people who need the right advice with the best possible service and deals available in Australia.
The journey continues, so come on and join the Cheap AZ World family for free travel advice and share your experiences for other travellers to benefit from and make some new friends along the way……..
Cheap AZ Travel is owned by MAMM Tours and Travel Pty Ltd.
- Managing Director / Head Honcho - Jason Shanley (profile)
- Director / Accounts Guru – Marnie Gibson (profile)
- Director / All Round Nice Guy – Disco Stu Coulson (profile)
Other Business Divisions include:
- Travel Consultants Australia - specialising in travel consultancy, product training, printing services, & promotional products.
- Piedpiper Tours - specialising in tours and events.
- Finalist for Best Travel Agent in Australia – Golden Backpack Awards 2008
- Finalist for Best Small Travel Agent in Australia – Golden Backpack Awards 2009, 2010, 2011
MAMM TOURS AND TRAVEL Pty Ltd