Rebecca is passionate about family, passionate about people, passionate about travel, passionate about collectibles and passionate about Disney.
In 1995, Rebecca graduated as a Registered Nurse and worked at the Alfred Hospital then in 2004 became a Midwife where she is currently practicing at a hospital in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne.
In 1997, Rebecca found a passion for old and vintage books and founded Mr Chocolate’s Book Company, an online store and snail mail catalogue featuring old and vintage books. Her particular interest was Enid Blyton books.
In 2002, Rebecca founded one of the first online clothing retailers at www.kidsclothes.com.au where Rebecca sold children’s clothing. At this time Rebecca was studying her post-graduate in Midwifery and closed the online store in 2004 to pursue caring for her 4 young children and consolidating her Midwifery skills at a local hospital. In 2007, Rebecca started a concept called Family Value where Rebecca worked with local attraction vendors to offer Family Prices for Family Units. With 4 young children of her own Rebecca realised the expense related to leisure activities as the family grew. This concept has gained momentum & will be relaunched in November 2020 with the publication of Rebecca’s first book.
By 2009 Rebecca & Ian had 6 young children and began to travel to Asia and parts of the USA with their family. In 2013 Rebecca started compiling an extensive list of accommodation that would accommodate families with minimum size of 7 in the group including interconnecting and fold out sofa options. This website is under renovation and is called Large Family Accommodation (http://largefamilyaccommodation.com/).
In 2013 Rebecca set up Mr Chocolate’s Vintage, Antiques and Collectibles stall at Bendigo Pottery Antique Centre, 146 Midland Hwy, Epsom VIC [Stall 119]. Rebecca spends one day a month up at the Centre, however, the centre is open EVERYDAY excluding Good Friday and Easter Sunday. If you are visiting Central Victoria be sure to pop in.
In 2016 Rebecca attained her Certificate III in Travel and Tourism.
In 2017 Rebecca started trading as Travel Agency – Mr Chocolate’s Travel operating under license to Your Travel & Cruise.
In 2018 Rebecca has combined her passions to bring our Online Shop venture which includes quality toys, figurines and the ability to purchase Theme Park tickets and other attractions online through our shopping portal.
In 2019 Rebecca secured the place of Mr Chocolate’s Travel amongst the Top 10 Sellers of Disney Destinations in Australia & New Zealand and enjoyed 5 fun-filled days as the guest of Disney Destinations exploring Disneyland Hotels, Parks & Anaheim.
Her success in all aspects of travel has attracted new, enthusiastic and experienced staff members.
As a team we are working together to secure future partnerships with tourism operators, both domestically & internationally. Our team will be here for you when COVID-19 becomes a memory. We are now an independent Travel Agent partnering with the Australian Travel Agents Co-Operative (ATAC).
In 2020 / 2021, during the COVID pandemic Mr Chocolate’s Travel, along with many other travel agencies experienced a massive downturn in sales. Throughout the entire pandemic the team at Mr Chocolate’s Travel has continued to use the ‘downtime’ to improve and refine their systems, and create important partnerships to cope with the inevitable increase in sales and be ready for when the world is ready to explore again.
In mid-2021 Rebecca obtained 6 months employment as a contact tracer working for the Victorian Government and the Department of Health. This employment enabled Rebecca & Ian to maintain the current staffing and in turn maintain our high level of customer service. Rebecca’s time at the department also gave her important insight into the contact tracing process and the ripple affect it is having and will continue to have on the travel industry.
Mr Chocolate’s Travel is unique in that we have spent many years being a consumer and believe that has helped us in understanding what our client’s needs are and listening carefully to their requests. We tend to over service with our travel documentation receiving wonderful feedback from our customers.
At Mr Chocolate’s Travel we sell travel worldwide to everyone with our niche being Family Holidays, for large families.
When you purchase anything through Mr Chocolate’s Travel you can be assured that Customer Service is our Number One priority. If you feel we have not given 100% with our service, we will welcome your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org