David, our Managing Director, founded Great Experience Travel Group in December 2007 and we began trading the following year in 2008. The inspiration for the name, ‘Great Experience Travel’, came to him while his plane was descending into the Hong Kong Airport after his business trip to Australia.
At Great Experience Travel Group, we’re proud to be an independent travel business! This means we can work with an incredible range of tour operators, bedbanks and flight seat providers, providing you with a plethora of holiday options. Plus, we’re members of both the Mid-Counties’ Consortium and ABTA, giving you even more peace of mind through our Mid-Counties Consortium membership.
We have a passion for global travel, but have dedicated expertise via our subsidiary businesses in some European destinations. Click the country to find out more
Mandy has been working as a travel agent for many years and has a wealth of experience to show for it. She started on her 16th birthday and worked as a travel company rep in the Greek islands. Her favorite destinations include the Maldives (she’s visited over 20 islands!), the Seychelles, and also Mauritius. She is also an expert on Disney and cruise holidays. Being the mother of two older kids, Mandy knows how to find great value holidays for families during school breaks and avoid peak-time price hikes.
Sally has been a valuable addition to our team, bringing over 20 years of experience from Thomas Cook. She is a cruise specialist with unparalleled knowledge and expertise in classic holiday destinations across Europe, and if there’s a great deal to be had, she knows exactly where and how to find it! Combining her experience with David and Mandy’s means that there aren’t many destinations across the globe which between then, they haven’t visited. Sally is well-connected with top wedding and honeymoon suppliers like Sandals.
Sarah brings 20+ years of retail management and customer experience to her role as a travel agent. Her goal is to make travel accessible to everyone and she is constantly learning and expanding her knowledge to do so. With a passion for Disney destinations and a bucket list of exploring the world with her husband and two boys, she is particularly knowledgeable about New York, Barbados, UAE, and city breaks across the globe.
As Great Experience Travel’s part-time web & social media consultant and full-time IT professional, she brings expertise in Northern Lights and travel experience in Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Florida, and New York. She’s a classical singer with a love of adventure, having performed at various locations such as the Royal Albert Hall and cathedrals across Europe, but has a passion for mountains, skiing, snowboarding and theme parks.
Amy is the latest addition to the Great Experience Travel Team. She started her career in travel by becoming a travel rep in Turkey, where she fell in love and lived for more than 10 years before she and her husband returned to the UK. Her knowledge of all parts of Turkey is obviously second-to-none, but she also loves Disney, cruises, and many other destinations across Europe and further afield. As a Mum of young kids, she is great at finding holidays to fit hard-pressed family budgets.