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RESIDENT TRAVEL AGENT

Gaynor

Hi there, I’m Gaynor,

 

Mum to Seth and Girl About’s Resident Travel Agent.

 

 

Eager to create the perfect family holiday, but struggle to find the time and resources to tailor the perfect package that gives you everything you want and need? 

You may really enjoy some elements of the process, but let’s be honest, It can be really time consuming, frustrating and at times downright stressful, especially if you have to use lots of different resources and booking methods to achieve the end result. Even then, you’re probably as nervous as hell right up to the walking into your chosen hotel – who knows what or where you’ve booked to stay when all you’ve had to guide you is dozens of reviews from strangers, all of varying opionions. 

 

Here’s where I can help!  

As a Personal Travel Manager I remove the stress and unnecessary time spent trawling through the fiction and fact of TripAdvisor, I remove the risk of booking that elusive rate that may or may not exist and, I will certainly add value and benefits to your itinerary.  My job is to provide you with a truly bespoke service, ensuring that your travel logistics are planned meticulously and within budget. Nothing is left to chance, I use my insider knowledge to secure services that you simply won’t find on the high street or through an online travel provider.

 

 

Whether it’s a once in a life-time holiday, a luxury short break, an overseas celebration or an important business trip, I can support you every step of the way.

I have over 30 years of experience and strong personal connections within the industry, I know hotel brands like the back of my hand, I know how, and where I can save you money.   

I will work together with you, or your PA on a one to one basis to plan every aspect of your trip. I am here, on hand up to 24 hours a day to schedule anything you or your family could possibly need whilst you are on holiday or on the move. Think of me as your own travel manager who will get you just what you want exactly when you want it. Philanthropic excursions, cultural & historical activities, beach, boats and watersports, nature, wellbeing, medical & much more besides.

I Am Your Go To Travel Advisor When You Need To Ensure Everything Is Planned To Perfection.

 

 

10 random facts about me:

  1. I left home at 16 with the intention of travelling the World, I am slowly accomplishing it
  2. I have a fascination with all things ancient
  3. I got married in Arizona
  4. I love to live by the water
  5. I’ve spent 80% of my time travelling alone
  6. I have a tendency to call a client in their time of need-just before they reach out to me
  7. I truly understand the meaning of ” A bucket list”
  8. I am fascinated with sharks and orcas and scout out opportunities to see them when I travel
  9. I have a knack for choosing to stay in haunted hotel bedrooms
  10. I’ve been called upon to manage a hotel’s front desk in emergency situations even when travelling on vacation
  11. Sometimes when I am travelling on business I wish that I had my family by my side to share those epic moments

Gaynor X

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