Who We Are
Australian Connection Travel Company
At ACTC (Australian Connection Travel Company) we pride ourselves on our seamless travel experiences and clear, concise communication. ACTC Tour Directors provide guests an Experience of Excellence in their language, as we believe the core of a great experience is great communication.
Using the ancient power of storytelling, we strive to give you a connection to the beautiful & timeless places we visit together. It is your connection with the people there, your understanding of their stories, & the discoveries you make as we travel, these are the moments that combine to create an authentically Australian experience for you.
The ACTC Mission is simply "to embody the friendly Spirit of Australia, communicate, educate & of course entertain guests in a professional, respectful manner". Employing our passion and knowledge for this 'Sunburnt Country', showing you the very best of Australia- that's what we do. With abundant stories on all things Australian, your ACTC journey will be a seamless experience like no other.
TD & Founder
Clint Press - Spanish Guide
Clint is passionate about travel and considers himself lucky to have visited almost 50 countries, yet he believes he will continue traveling as long as he lives. His greatest experiences to date are the times spent living at the very heart of the Central Australian deserts in the Mutitjulu Aboriginal Community, located inside the iconic World Heritage listed Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, and the some 3.5 years he spent working as an English & Tourism teacher in both Logroño, La Rioja, & San Sebastian-Donostia, Pais Vasco, Spain.
Having grown up as a 7th generation Australian from the same small country town on the edge of the Outback (indeed his home town of Port Augusta is called the 'Crossroads of Australia' & the 'Gateway to the Outback'), Clint has his roots firmly planted in red soil.
With Spanish as a second language, and a small smattering of vocabulary in other languages, including enough Pitjantjatjara (an Aboriginal language from South Australia) to make people smile in surprise, Clint will do his best to connect you to this ancient land & deliver you an authentic Australian experience.
Other notable travel experiences:
- Living in the UK first as a University student then working for a time in good ol' Bristol, England.
- Activities Leader at Summer Camp in historic Puente La Reina, Navarra, Spain. That same summer spent time working at a NightClub in Las Arenas, Bilbao, Pais Vasco, Spain.
- Lived for a summer in le-magnificent Biarritz, France, surfing and getting in shape before walking 900kms on the Camino de Santiago to Finisterra.
- One summer spent selling Acai on the beach of Praia do Pipa, Brasil.
Andrew Douglas Smith - French & German Guide
He speaks English, French and German fluently and is a very entertaining and informative character, never one to be caught short for a word or a story. His passions are for people, cultures, languages and simply experiencing life to the full. As such, he enjoys all the good things in life. He has a healthy love of sport, music and wine.
He is married & blessed with two fine sons. Andrew awaits you here as your guide and very much looks forward to sharing his passion & deep knowledge with you while showing you Australia's icons & some of the wonders of this world.
Fábio Marques Ferreira - Portugese & Spanish Guide
Having graduated in Social Sciences, he worked as an apprentice of Archeology in the Brazilian National Parks and after graduation, left his home state of São Paulo to venture to the Northeast of his native country, living in resort beach towns with the biggest influx of foreign tourists in Brazil, where he gained extensive experience in the hotel & tourism industry.
Fabio moved to the Spanish Basque Country & spent 2 years working with tourists using his English language skills. During those years he mastered Spanish & traveled extensively in Europe, increasing his country count. He then left sunny Spain to live in London for another 2 years where he undertook a specialisation in Arts and when not tour guiding, he uses his language skills working for Australian Art’s related tourism and entertainment, dealing with a multitude of visitors from every part of the world.
With a love for culture, Fábio has worked with Aboriginal Artists in Australia, which brought both an in depth insight into the living local culture as well as providing him an avenue to exchange his cultural roots from Brasil, a culture he lives and shares in Australia through the practice of Capoeira.
Needless to say he is a passionate traveler and has journeyed throughout Europe, the USA, Latin America and some countries in Asia such as India, Japan and Indonesia.