Allana Hancock [Owner]

02 6555 5700

About Me

A little about me: We hear people exclaim over and over again that travel is their passion; well for me, it’s not just a passion, it’s a lifestyle. Having been in the travel industry for over 25 years, I’ve worked my way from the bottom and have switched between the retail, wholesale and corporate divisions to become who I am today.

Where I’ve been: I started to explore the world at a young age with my parents, and then was fortunate enough to see the world on my own or with friends and now, as a family I can give my partner and his kids the gift of travel. I’ve backpacked Europe, spent time in Africa, the USA, Asia and the South Pacific.

I have some amazing memories from my travels like watching the ball drop in New York on New Year’s Eve, sipping cocktails in Fiji, snorkelling in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and visiting Mickey Mouse at Disneyland. However, my favourite destination is Africa; the sounds, the smell and the people as well as the culture and incredible wildlife are forever in my heart.

My most recent travels have taken me to three incredible countries: Argentina, Brazil, and Canada. I was fortunate to have seen black bears in the beautiful Canadian landscape, as well as marvelling at the majestic wonder of Iguazu Falls—a massive waterfall system shared by Argentina and Brazil.


Dear Allana,

We are writing this letter to thank you for everything you did for us in organising our recent Scenic/Evergreen tour of the Dalmatian Coast.

The best thing we can say about the organising of our holiday requirements is your attention to detail leaves nothing to be desired and how lucky we were to have met your Mother & Father in Fiji in 1997 and have been doing business with you since.

With your knowledge in travel we are glad we followed you to your new venture into the travel agency business at itravel Forster.

Mike & Vicki Mulcahy

Mike & Vicki Mulcahy NSW


My wife and I are thankful for all the excellent service and advice that we have received from your travel agency, itravel Forster over the years. 

We have travelled extensively throughout the world via land or sea, group touring or independent travelling and throughout the world: through Africa, South America, Asia, the Middle East, Antarctica and Europe all thanks to you and most importantly-without any problems occurring.


We cannot speak highly enough of your staff's personal attention to our travel details and the excellent advice that you have provided. Throughout our many travels we have met many other travellers who have told us that they just book everything over the Internet. BUT we have also heard of many cases where it has all gone astray or they have paid a lot for more things that I know they shouldn't have.

In our opinion, holidays created and compiled through with itravel easily eliminates those risks and unforeseen costs financially or physically. 

The staff at itravel Forster have years of experience in the travel industry so they know the little secrets and suggestions that you just would not know about if you tried to book yourself.  

So in saying whether your holiday involves a cruise or a relaxing holiday on the beach or an African Safari, in our opinion, itravel Forster is the only place to go!

Thank you so much for all our great memories.

Stephen and Shirley Randall NSW

My Blog Posts

Fiji 2014

over 4 years ago