Meet our Team

I love my job, I never stop learning.  I am the sponge for information in
the office I read about everything, as travel moves so quickly there is
always something new happening.

 

I have been cruising for over 35 years and seen the face of cruise ships
change dramatically from the stuffy dinner suit clad passengers, to now
where there is a cruise to suit all. I feel if you get the right clients on
the right ships, they are hooked for life and  my new love is river cruising.

 

You change over the years from what you enjoy in a holiday. Therefore my best destinations have changed for the same reasons I loved
Florida, Mauritius and Skiing in Villar, Switzerland when my boys were young,
now they have flown the nest my favourites are much more scenic places  like Budapest and the Danube  and Norway. I love the luxury and really nice food, as I have been spoilt with the wonderful places and ships I have
experienced.

 

I love booking peoples dreams!

I have been in travel 18 years , and it’s wonderful to say I learn something everyday. Travel is my passion and all I have ever wanted to do. I have been so fortunate in my career being a part of the Hops Travel team. I have visited places that I use to dream about. The Garden Route of South Africa to the cobbled streets of San Juan, the Southern Sounds of New Orleans to the beaches of the Caribbean.

I have a worked in the travel industry for the past four years.

 

I have been
in the French alps for three years running luxury chalets. I have now come
back home and am working in the family business.

 

I have been very lucky to
have travelled the world from cruising around the Mediterranean or long
beach holidays in Mauritius.

 

Travelling the world is my passion and making
peoples' dream holidays come true is equally as rewarding! 

I have been in travel my whole working life & have loved every minute of it!

 

I have a real passion for travel & have been so fortunate to visit so many amazing places. From luxury holidays in the Maldives to back packing holidays around Asia, cruising the Mediterranean to party capitals of Ibiza & city breaks in Italy.

 

I find It exciting booking people their dream holiday & using my knowledge from my own trips to help find the perfect holiday.

 

Asia is my favourite; I have been lucky to tour for over 11 weeks in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, China & the Philippines! And there is still so much more on my list!

 

One of my highlights was hiking & camping on the great wall of china!

I moved into travel about 8 years ago when I joined Hops Travel.  I love the variety of holidays that I discuss every day. I really enjoy being involved in organising  and finding  ways of making ideas into a real holidays.  I am lucky enough to have travelled to many different destinations.  

 

I think that Europe boasts many fantastic cities and i have visited many myself on a 5 weeks rail journey and love making recommendations. whether just for day trips from a cruise or a weekend break. I have also travelled Australia extensively and love their laid back way of life.

 

For my own holidays I thrive on being in different cultures and seeing different ways of living. The two best holidays I have ever been on were to India and China, although I am equally at home in a quiet Greek resort or lying on a sunbed in Egypt, drinking cocktails and snorkelling in the Red Sea.

I’ve worked at Hops Travel since I was 16. Travel is all I know and love.

Having this job has given me the luxury to travel the world and experience some amazing countries. From the cooler climes of Iceland and Norway to the outstanding beauty of Mauritius.

The constant changes in the industry keeps you on your toes, everyday is a different day. You are forever learning and opening your mind to new destinations. Making sure you know the newest, most up to date place to be, or finding that new gem that hasn’t quite been discovered yet.

The beauty of working at Hops is every team member has experienced different areas of the world. We have different lives and as a team make sure we share our knowledge between each other and our clients.

Usually one of us has done it.

I have worked at Hops Travel now for almost 14 years.

 

As a family of 4 we enjoy UK family holidays such as Haven holiday parks and Butlins which is fabulous for entertainment and activities for young children, also the amazing swimming pool!

 

One of my favourite destinations in the UK has to be Scarborough for the lovely scenery, Peasholm Park and the 2 bays of sandy beaches.