This has been my passion since 1997; I chose this work because the one thing I always wanted to do with my life was make people happy. As a result I deal with people who are equally as happy to deal with me.
What I really try to do is make each client experience as unique for them as possible. Travel can be expensive, so to be able to help create a lifetime memory and add value this way is a source of great satisfaction to me.
I started this business in 1974. I wanted to be my own boss, which I am. But, more importantly, I have always loved dealing with people, making them feel welcome and then making sure they want to keep coming back.
This is first and foremost a service business, so this recipe is as important to me as my favourite meal. And which explains why I have built up a very long list of personal clientele, all of whom enjoy the fact they are getting the most trustworthy service in the industry.
The complexities of airline bookings these days requires both an encyclopedic knowledge of the travel industry, coupled with the ever-changing, demanding needs of travelers. It takes years of experience; it takes getting inside all the world’s airlines to understand their process; and it takes the wealth of personal relationships gained over many years, to be able to put together the best possible booking.
Which is where I come in. I’m Greg and I’ve been doing precisely this for a very long time. (Don’t ask how long)
35 years ago, a friend asked me to spend a day helping him in his travel business. And I’ve never looked back. I loved it from day 1. I have great relationships with my clients… it’s a good feeling when they come to rely on you and you never let them down.
High-end corporate bookings is at the centre of what I offer, dealing mostly with corporate executives and business owners. I seek out the unexpected in my travels which I pass on to my clients. Those out-of-the-way restaurants, bars and the like which are not on the normal tourist maps. I’ve been told I excel at this!
Seeing how happy I can make people gets me here every day. And has for 13 years! Better yet, I get to travel, I get to enjoy all that my clients experience on their travel.
I’m the packages pro in the office. Packages can be complex, there are normally a lot of moving parts that need to be co-ordinated. What I do is simplify them for my clients, and make sure every possible attention-to-detail has been looked at. This is the comfort my clients deserve – and receive.
I come from a Travel Agency family. My parents were in the business and naturally my inspiration. Every day is different in this business, which makes it for me the most exciting profession to be in. And I like people. So it’s a very good fit.
Even though Europe is my speciality I have a particular focus on Portugal and Spain, and after 18 years, know both destinations intimately.
Greek goddess of love! That’s me, a lover of all things Greece. I’ve traveled there more than 15 times in my career, which qualifies me as a hands-on specialist. I’m also a Travel School graduate, so I’ve been working in the industry my entire adult life.
Even with the apparent ease of online bookings, I have more and more clients working with me because they realize I can find and do things for them that they cannot do on their own. Which is so rewarding!
My sheer enjoyment of travel and adventure makes this the perfect profession for me – and has for 25 years. You know, there are so many places to travel to, so many places to see, that it’s impossible to ever grow tired of it.
I am pretty good at putting versatile holiday packages together, in particular those with an Asian flavour.