About Me - Marion Picot

I established Vue du Monde travel (view of the world in French) to share my passion for travel and offer my experience to help others see our amazing world.


Whether traveling for business or leisure everyone is looking for something different, on all types of budgets. I can help plan any type of travel arrangement from flights, domestic trips to more complex international holidays, luxurious weekend getaways, a family reunion in a private villa or on a cruise . The opportunities are endless and stress free when you deal with Marion an book with Vue du Monde Travel. 


I was born in Bayonne in the Basque Country area, South West of France and have over 20 years in travel and hospitality industries both nationally and internationally.  For the last 15 years I have lived, with my young family on the beautiful Gold Coast in Australia.


My entry into the travel business was when I had various working overseas experiences which led to my becoming a travel consultant when I settled in Australia and eventually branch out on my own. 


To me organising travel is like a giant puzzle and I need to put all the right pieces together in order to get the best experience possible for my clients.  To assist me do this I am a franchisee of MTA Mobile Travel Agent allowing me access to many memberships such as Virtuoso and Cruiseco. All specialists in their respective fields.


All my clients receive personal, friendly, dedicated service, my exceptional travel knowledge and my commitment to ensure they have the best travel experience possible and their holidays meet their expectations.




Conversation starters…

Below is a small snapshot of some of my favourite countries, places, hotels and cruises I’ve experienced. 


Contact me with some of your favourite places or countries you dream of going. I’d love to help you get to your next dream holiday.  


Countries I have visited during my holidays, educational or I have lived in:

  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Belgium
  • Luxembourg
  • Switzerland
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Canada
  • United States of America including Hawaii
  • Mauritius
  • Senegal
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Tahiti
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Bali
  • Fiji

My work history…

Travel Agencies:

  • Orbit World Travel, Southport QLD
  • Zeppelin Travel, Benowa QLD


  • Hotel du Palais, Biarritz, France – 5 Star
  • Marriott Hotel, San Diego, United States – 4 Star
  • Boutique hotel L’Olivier, Grand Duché du Luxembourg – 4 Star
  • Club Med, Agadir, Morocco – 4 Star
  • Hotel The Selfridge, London, United Kingdom – 5 Star
  • Hotel Thistle Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom – 4 star
  • Mandarin Oriental, London, United Kingdom – 5 Star

Onboard Cruises Ships:

  • Club Med II  (Five-masted computer-controlled staysail schooner) - Cruising mainly in the Caribbean Sea and Mediterranean Sea
  • Saga Rose (Luxury Liner)- Cruising worldwide and certainly doing a World Cruise was my highlight!


What is Virtuoso?

Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies. They represent the best of the best in travel, with a portfolio of nearly 1,700 preferred partners - top hotels, cruise lines, tour operators, and more. As a Virtuoso advisor I use these global connections to plan the most memorable experiences for my clients, from weekend getaways to dream vacations.

You will often get extra benefits by booking a Virtuoso product.


What is Cruiseco?

Cruiseco is a unique travel wholesale organisation, offering a wide range of Worldwide Cruise Holidays. Cruiseco provides a benchmark of excellence in professional knowledge on holidays afloat, offering unique and exclusive holidays to exotic and exciting ports of call.