I started working for Fred. Olsen Travel in 1997 and joined Fred.\ Holidays at head office in 2014.
Between 2005 and 2012, I managed cruising as a whole, so I’m quite knowledgeable in that field. But I also enjoy putting together package holidays.
Where haven’t I visited! I’ve been lucky enough to travel to Australia and the Canadian Rockies. I’ve been on a cruise around Alaska with Princess Cruises. I’ve been to: Bermuda, Las Vegas, Singapore, Mexico, Mauritius, Cyprus, Majorca, Hannover, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Amsterdam, La Gomera… I’ve also been on many Caribbean cruises. I’m very well-travelled.
I’d love to go on a safari in South Africa; I think that would be awesome. To be able to see elephants and giraffes in their natural habitat is a real dream of mine.
As previously mentioned – I’ve been on an Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises. That is my favourite overall cruising experience but, food-wise, it has to be Regent Seven Seas. I was lucky enough to sail on board Seven Seas Navigator and the steaks served on board were out of this world… And I’m not really a proper meat-eater.
Berlin is my personal favourite. I haven’t been to many Christmas markets in truth, but with over 40 markets to explore, there really is something for everyone.
The Hotel Jardin Tecina is fantastic. I would describe it as a tropical paradise within Europe and it really is so beautiful and peaceful. I was last out there a few years ago, but since then they have added new restaurants along the promenade and the lush green golf course is really special.
If you’re seeking a theme park experience in Europe, I would thoroughly recommend both Europa Park and Eftelling. Both of these provide fantastic value and there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
Mauritius is lovely. It’s very romantic and ideal for couples seeking tranquil beaches and beautiful scenery.
One thing we offer, which most other operators and agents do not, is rail-based holidays. This really gives us an edge and allows our customers to enjoy a higher sense of flexibility. We have the ability to tailor-make holidays to the customer’s individual needs.