About Us

Doug Murdoch founded Murdoch Travel in 1989 and soon after we became Barrie's favourite and most reliable travel agency. After more than 20 years of successful vacations, Doug began mentoring Jeff to take over the business at his retirement. Sadly, Doug passed away in June of 2016. Jeff successfully ran the day-to-day operation of Murdoch Travel until he purchased it from the family estate in February 2017. For more information about our change of ownership, please read our FAQs.

Murdoch Travel is a proud member of TICO and Travelsavers. For business or pleasure, our TICO certified agents have your travel needs covered!

Conveniently located in the heart of the Kozlov Centre, Jeff, Kate, Alex and Ron or our Mobile Consultants are ready to help you plan your next exciting getaway. To learn more about each of our agents, please read below.

Jeff Clarke

Jeff Clarke

President / Weddings Specialist

With more than 15 years experience in the industry, Jeff is the go-to travel agent when planning a destination wedding or group getaway.  With specialized training in travel for Autistic travellers and their families, as well as personal travel experience in exotic destinations, you can feel confident that Jeff will provide the best advice and cheer you on all the way to the airport!

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Kate Thomson

Kate Thomson

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

From living on a sailboat in the Caribbean to spending a month in China, Kate's experiences traveling abroad are varied and extensive. Contact Kate today, she would be more than happy to share her experiences with you.

Jeff Clarke

Alex Jorgenson

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Alex is new to the travel industry, after recently graduating from Travel and Tourism program at Georgian College.  Alex brings enthusiasm and a sheer joy for travel, and can’t wait to help travelers experience the world.

Ron Robichaud

Ron Robichaud

Project Manager

Bio Coming soon.

Jeff Clarke

Russell Banks

Director of Recruitment & Training
Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

An industry veteran with over 30 years of experience, Russell has joined Murdoch Travel as a Director of Recruitment & Training, as well as a Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist. With his love of travel and extensive knowledge, Russell enjoys helping clients plan their trips to exotic destinations, worldwide cruising, European Independent travel as well as finding ways for clients to enjoy the Caribbean sun.

Jeff Clarke

Rebecca Ramdeholl

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

After a hiatus to concentrate on family life, Rebecca returns to the travel industry with 15+ years experience. Her favourite destination is Ireland, with Iceland being one of the truly weirdest countries she’s ever visited so far (which makes it a must-see!).  From the Kaiteur Falls in Guyana, to the Bunratty Castle and Village in Ireland, sipping rum in Cuba or enjoying the ocean on a Disney cruise, Rebecca’s love for travel is endless.

Joanne Ledbury-Swales

Joanne Ledbury-Swales

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

An industry veteran from England, Joanne now joins Murdoch Travel and can’t wait to share her experiences with clients and help plan their getaway.

Terri O'Brien

Terri O'Brien

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Terri has a particular interest in all things Hawaiian and Caribbean, with a focus on family travels and retirees.

Jeff Clarke

Dee Wootten

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Crissy Hesch

Lida Omeed

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Crissy Hesch

Crissy Hesch

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Jeff Clarke

Thomas Moore

Worldwide Travel Planning Specialist

Thomas is a Travel and Tourism graduate from Algonquin College in Ottawa, and has been interested in a career in the hospitality industry since he began travelling as a young child. He also has a strong passion for Geography, Global Culture and Trivia.