Travelmarvel started its life in the 1980s, located in Rathdowne Street Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria. In 1996 Travelmarvel became part of the APT Travel Group - one of the most consistently awarded touring companies in Australia, and around the globe.
The founder of Travelmarvel was Clyde Harding, who was a very entrepreneurial person, and the father of Peter Harding who currently owns Grand Pacific Tours. In the company’s early days short tours took passengers on local shopping trips, ski tours, and trips to play the poker machines in NSW.
As the years passed, Travelmarvel extended its touring to include domestic travel to destinations including Australia’s Flinders Ranges, Red Centre, the Outback and Tasmania. Travelmarvel also provided budget tours to the North Island of New Zealand, opening the door to affordable overseas travel for many Australians.