Dianna Schinella

Sales Director – Asia Pacific

Dianna’s passion for travel started in an unusual way when her parents took her on 6-week European holiday, kicking and screaming, at the age of 13. Just like any rebellious teenager, she refused to travel with her parents for such an extended period of time. However, she was quickly drawn to the wonders of travel and since then is grateful for the experience she had early on in life which eventually led her to work in travel.

Graduating from Sydney University with a degree in political economics and languages, Dianna worked for SBS television before venturing into the travel industry and has never looked back. She worked for a South Pacific tourism board, coach/river cruise tour operator, rail wholesaler and recently joined the Aurora team in 2017 bringing with her 15 years of Sales and Marketing experience.

Dianna’s love of travel has taken her across the globe and includes highlights such as living in Paris, getting up close and personal with hyenas in South Africa, sleeping under the stars in the Sahara desert, hiking Machu Picchu for her honeymoon and bobsledding with an Olympian in Whistler, Canada.

In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, long coastal walks on the northern beaches of Sydney, culinary exploration and dreaming of her next adventure, with the Arctic and Antarctica being high on her must do list!