Meet our Team
Friendly, knowledgeable and trustworthy
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
Claire began her career in travel back in 1990, joining the Travel Experience team in 2007. She is a big Disney fan having visited Disneyland Paris and Orlando many times. She loves a challenge and enjoys putting together multi centre holidays. Claire looks after our Facebook page, so she is always on the lookout for great offers
Favourite places: Orlando, Mauritius, Italy, Antigua and sailing on the iconic Star Clipper.
Wish list destinations: Orient Express, New Zealand, India and Croatia
Samantha has been in the Travel Industry for almost 30 years – most of these at Travel Experience!. She loves the opportunity to be able to travel and see the world, and this passion all began in her teens after back-packing around Australia. The Caribbean has to be high on the list of her most favourite destinations, with no less than 8 beautiful Islands visited, staying in plantation-styled retreats, private villas, grand resorts and boutique hotels, she’ll be sure to find your perfect choice.
Favourite Places: Jumby Bay, Anguilla, Krakow, New York,
Wish List Destination:– Maldives, Canada, South America, Iceland
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.