About API Travel

Our Story

We are in our 44th year of operation and we have a proud history in the retail travel industry. Our consultants have an average of 30 years retail travel experience and are dedicated to make your next holiday memorable and trouble fee with personal assistance, qualified advice and uncompromising customer service.

We trust you'll soon discover there is more to a travel consultation than you might expect.  We recognise that many of our loyal repeat clients are well travelled and appreciate unique travel experiences and a choice of premium travel options. That's why at API Travel, we will go out of our way to tailor-make your dream itineraries and provide competitive airfares in every class, special interest tours, luxury cruises and rail journeys with a difference.

We are a member of the Independent Travel Group, the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA), and fully accredited with the Australian Travel Agents Accreditation Scheme (ATAS), and the International Air Transport Association (IATA). It is important that your funds and bookings are secure so “pack a piece of mind”. We are a wholly owned subsidary of the member organization Australian Post-Tel Institute  (Queensland) Limited founded over 94 years ago originally serving Australia Post & Telecom employees exclusively and now servicing members under the banner of API Leisure Lifestyle. 

On Tuesday 15 July 2016, we celebrated our 40th Birthday with nearly 40 travel industry partners, management and staff. We marked the occasion with an enormous Birthday Cake and of course Champagne!  Over the years, there has been an army of exceptional Travel Consultants, without whom we could never have achieved this milestone. We sincerely thank all our past and present clients for their valuable support and loyalty. We invite new members and clients to use our service so that API Travel’s story continues for many more years to come.

At API Travel, travel is our passion so when you're ready to begin planning an unforgettable time away, contact us on 1300 130 566 or

Winners are Grinners! API Travel has taken out the "Travel Agent of the Year (QLD) at the ITG (Independant Travel Group) Business Forum in Singapore in 2015, again at the Business Forum in San Francisco in November 2016, then again at the Business Forum in Shanghai in November 2018, and again at the Business Forum in Bangkok in November 2019.  That is four years, not quite in a row, but we are so proud of our amazing travel team that they have been recognized for their hard work and dedication to looking after customers.

Carmen Patterson is seen here receiving the award from Karina Hill, QLD Business Development Manager for the Express Travel Group at the Gala Dinner/Awards night.

On behalf of the API Travel team we would like to thank all our loyal clients for your support, without you this recognition would not be possible.