Having qualified as a Travel Agent in 1994 in Hastings, I decided that ‘selling holidays’ wasn’t for me. I moved into the airline industry as I was living close to London Gatwick airport at the time. I gained lots of experience working for ground handler Servisair and was seconded to Britannia Airways in the late 90s. In 2000 I joined Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow before I moved back to Lincoln.
Having developed a passion for travel during my time within the airlines I was really happy to be offered a position at Michael Carter Travel in 2003. Something you will notice about the office and what really drew me to work here was the genuine desire of the staff to ‘get things right’. Whether travelling on a short city break or a Luxury tailor made Long haul holiday the level of care and attention does not falter. I wouldn’t be ‘selling holidays’ I was going to be working with people to ensure they had a truly memorable experience whatever they wished to do.
During my time in the office I have been lucky to travel extensively with my work. I have been to Canada- British Columbia with Travelpack, Lanzarote visiting as a guest of Prestige Holidays, Mauritius with Simply Luxury holidays, Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah with If Only…, California- Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara & Hollywood with Goldmedal. More recently Cheryl and I travelled to Cyprus as guests at the Jet 2 Holidays conference. I have also worked part time escorting travellers to Norway Orca watching and escorted families to Lapland to meet the Real Father Christmas!!
In addition to my ‘work travel’ I have also been to Australia – Sydney, Adelaide, Port Douglas – Kurunda Scenic railway & Rainforest and the Barrier Reef, Singapore, St Lucia, Barbados, Boston MA, Orlando, Fort Myers, Miami & Disneyland Paris…that I can think of!!
I have experienced the Inflight service on British Airways in Economy, World Traveller plus and Club Class. American Airlines in Business class, and I have flown on Emirates in Economy and Business class and Air Canada in Economy and Business Class. And of course having worked for Virgin Atlantic I have enjoyed their Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class!
My favourite destination has to be Lapland. Despite loving the heat, 30 degrees and above is good in my book… I also love the snow! My husband and I took our daughters Christmas 2015 to meet the Real Father Christmas. The look of awe on their little faces will be a memory I cherish for ever…. A truly memorable experience!
If you feel I can help you in any way or if you have an enquiry I can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact me!