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I have worked in Travel for nearly 30 years working for some of the UK's blue chip companies. I started my career on the counter for Lunn Poly and moved into management looking after several shops for Going Places before I became a regional manager for Going Place where I stayed for 18 years and in turn working for Thomas Cook and the Co-operative Travel, where I gained a wealth of experience. I decided to open my own shop last year as really felt the independent agent was having a real comeback on the high street. People want to deal with customers face to face and want to deal with staff who have a lot of knowledge and I felt a lot of the larger agencies were losing this personal knowledgeable touch.
For 10 years I have sat on the SPAA Scottish Passenger Agency Association. This is the oldest travel body in the world and we represent the agents, airlines and tour operators on everything that effects the Scottish agent and customer. This includes things like a fair tax on flying and lobbying parliament on behalf of the Scottish trade. I also organise the events like the Scottish Travel Awards.
I have a real passion for travel and love helping customers find their ideal holiday. I have visited most of Europe and gained great knowledge of all of Spain, the Canaries and Balearic Islands. I have also travelled to Turkey, Florida, the Caribbean, Mauritius, Hong Kong, Canada, and Mexico. The Middle East including Dubai and Abu Dhabi and South Africa. I have also been on the following Cruise Ships, Queen Victoria, Queen Mary 2, Island Escape, Splendour of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Jade, Carnival Celebration, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Eclipse, Grand Princess, Emerald Princess and Azamara Quest.