Meet our Team
Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy
We are delighted to have been voted one of the TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies in the UK and it’s all down to our fabulous team. Keeping reading to find out more about each of our team.
To read more about why we won our fabulous award, click here
Now to Meet the Team
Julie joined the travel industry straight from school, after studying for 2 years in Bradford, she was invited to join Travel Experience when it first opened its doors in February 1986! She went on to manage and eventually take ownership of the business.
Julie has a passion for places, people and culture. Travel has inspired her over the years and she loves nothing more than sharing her experiences from travelling the world with others.
Julie recognises the success of Travel Experience is due to the wonderful team of girls she has brought together over the years , their love of travel, their vast knowledge and personal service are just some of the reasons for its success.
Favourite travel Quote: ‘’ To Travel is to Live ‘’
Favourite places: Thailand, Laos, Whitby, New York, New Zealand
Wish list: South America , Morocco, Botswana
Working in travel since leaving school (not giving a date…), Ruth’s vast range of knowledge has been put to good use since joining Julie and the team as Manager in 2007. She loves nothing more than sharing her experiences and recommendations with clients of where to go, stay, see, eat and do for them to come back and tell her how much they loved it too!
Favourite places: New York, Barbados, Mauritius, San Diego and Spain in general
Wish list destinations: Nashville, Memphis, Anguilla, Vancouver & the Rocky Mountaineer
Sharon has worked for Travel Experience since leaving school in 1993 with only having a break whilst raising her children.
Her main role within the company is to assist with all the administration and accounts, and is also the one to call for any odd jobs!!
Out of work she enjoys running, she often does the Parkrun with family and friends on a weekend.
Favourite place: Mauritius
Wish List: New York & Canada
Rebecca has over 26 years’ experience in travel having joined Travel Experience from leaving school. She worked full time selling holidays and now works part time after having her 2 daughters. She has built up long standing client relationships and loves to hear clients feedback from their trips she has helped to organise. Her most memorable trip was to Australia where she was lucky enough to snorkel on the Barrier Reef, trek through the Daintree Rainforest, climb Ayers Rock and experience the fabulous city of Sydney.
Favourite place: Greek Islands, Switzerland.
Wish list destinations: New Zealand, Krakow.
Cindy has worked in travel for 25 years, and after having a short career break working for the NHS, has returned to the industry she loves and joined the team at Travel Experience.
Cindy enjoys all aspects of travel & has a real passion for finding the right holiday/cruise for her customers. For her own honeymoon she booked a round the world ticket visiting Cape Town, Australia Ayers Rock, Tangaluma, Brisbane, drive down Gold Coast to Sydney, New Zealand the Bay of Islands, Tahiti and Los Angeles.
With her family she took both of her children on a road trip across Europe to Lake Garda visiting France, Switzerland, Italy (Verona & Venice), Germany & Luxembourg.
Favourite destinations: New Zealand (The Bay of islands), California, Cape Town, Florida, France, Olu Deniz in Turkey, Cuba and Krakow.
To do list: Mauritius, Croatia, Thailand and Iceland.
I have previously worked in car hire for 20 years as a manager in various locations, loved it!
I was then lucky enough to take time out to be a mum and bring up 2 daughters, we took advantage of the school holidays and did lots of travelling.
Whilst the girls were small, I opened a boutique for a few years and also helped with our family business but decided over the last year to do something I am interested in, a job in Travel is just perfect. I am known as Judith Chalmers in my friendship group and always have something in the diary to look forward to. I love everything to do with travel, talking about it, researching it, hearing about peoples adventures and planning the next trip. What I lack in procedural knowledge I hopefully make up for in enthusiasm and everyone here is so knowledgeable and patient I am learning loads!
Favourite place – too many to mention, South Africa, Thailand, India, Cape Cod, Greece, South of France
Wish list – Vietnam and Cambodia, Nepal, Bali, Copenhagen