Senior Travel Consultant
It's true – once travel is in your blood, it's there to stay. I've worked in the industry for more than 20 years, and it still feels like a genuine privilege to be able to help my clients realise their dreams.
What is the most satisfying aspect of your job?
When we secure a great fare for someone on a multi-stop trip, that’s not even available online. I also love telling the hotel when our client is celebrating a special occasion!
What surprises clients about working with you?
How much documentation might be required, even for “just” a one-way journey; sometimes you do have to have the return details too. (Did I understand this correctly?) The fact that we can match - or beat - those publicly available airfares.
What is your favourite service offered by House of Travel Milford?
Being able to package up a cruise to make a personalised trip for the client. So, once you disembark the Princess in Alaska, you can take time to explore, and perhaps board smaller boats for greater access to stunning places of natural beauty, like “God’s Pocket”.
Where in the world is your favourite destination?
The Okavango Delta. It has an extraordinary vastness without fences or buildings. Standing on the deck of our lodge and watching the sun set over the water, the tranquillity was breathtaking.
What’s your favourite meal, and where?
Spaghetti carbonara (with a Peroni) in a village in Tuscany. (This is on my wish list!)
What two items do you always take on holiday with you?
A travel diary - never assume you’ll remember all those exceptional details.
A real, proper camera. When you use it to take a photo it feels more special, as though you’re really capturing the essence of the moment, much more so than just using your phone.