Thanks for taking the time to visit the Great Experience Travel Group website. We know that there are thousands of travel sites that you could click on to, but we really appreciate that you have chosen ours, and hope that you will find what you are looking for, and of course, if you don't, you can always give us a call instead. We are a specialist independent travel company and we love nothing more than helping you plan your ideal travel experience. Between the staff team we have been lucky enough to visit countries all over the globe, and we like nothing more than being able to share our knowledge and passion for travel with you. Whether you are looking for a late deal to the sun or snow, planning the trip of a lifetime or are thinking of your wedding or honeymoon in paradise, let us do all the hard work so that we find the ideal holiday for you, whatever your budget.
Our website will guide you around a range of our favourite holiday options, simply by clicking on the tab in the tool bar. If you need inspiration and ideas about places to visit, you can always consult our guides by clicking on the links in the right-hand column. Even better, give us a call to speak to a member of our experienced staff team using the number below, or call in and see us at our office in Witney. We'll even make you a cup of tea or coffee...as long as you bring the biscuits !
MEET THE TEAM - David, Mandy, Anne & Keith.
David - set up Great Experience Travel in 2007 having worked as the director of a number of specialist travel companies and tour operators, since starting in the industry in 1981. He trained originally as a translator in German and French, but then moved to Austria where he worked as a ski rep/ski instructor, before spending 17 years working in the Olympic Games movement organising travel, event ticketing and hospitality for teams, officials, spectators and sponsors. He has worked and travelled all over the world. His specialities are skiing, lakes & mountains holidays, Scandinavia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Malaysia, but also recently discovered New York. He is also a real fan of Austria, Switzerland and Germany, which he believes is a long-ignored holiday destination. Get to know these countries better, by clicking on our Experience links for more information. David is also working on a new travel opportunity - exploring Argentina, working closely with one of the leading specialist wine importers from that great country putting together holidays aimed at food and wine enthusiasts. Watch the website for more information in the weeks ahead.
Mandy - started working as a travel agent on the day after her 16th birthday, and we are far too diplomatic to say how many years ago that was - but certainly enough to give her a wealth of experience. She also spent a period working as a travel company rep in the Greek islands. Her favourite destinations include the Maldives, where she's visited more than 20 of the islands, the Seychelles, Mauritius but is also our Disney and cruise specialist.
Anne - has worked alongside Mandy for many years, and has more than 30 years' experience in the business. She's an expert on finding late deals to the traditional holiday areas around Europe, coach touring in the UK, and of course, Jersey. She's also passionate about the country of her birth - the lovely emerald isle of Ireland.
Keith - is David's business partner, and as the Finance Director, is the one who looks after the money. Although an accountant by training, Keith's travel passion is for East Coast USA and its Civil War history, and Western Australia.
Why not call in or call us, and one of the team will always be delighted to help. If you want to set up an appointment to speak to a specific member of the team about a destination that you have in mind, we are happy to arrange this. Alternatively, David does 'home visits' in the evenings and at weekends, if it is more convenient for him to come to you, rather than you getting into the office.
David, Mandy, Anne and Keith - the Great Experience Travel Team
STOP PRESS - THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG TO SAY HELLO AND HAVE A CHAT WITH DAVID AND MANDY FROM GREAT EXPERIENCE TRAVEL, AND IAN - FROM ADVENTURE TRAVEL SPECIALISTS, EXODUS TRAVELS, AT THE MOUNTAIN WAREHOUSE IN WITNEY ON SATURDAY. IT WAS GREAT TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO ANSWER MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT SOFT ADVENTURE HOLIDAYS, CYCLING, TREKKING AND WILDLIFE-WATCHING TOURS DESIGNED ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES. THERE ARE LOTS OF FANTASTIC HOLIDAY OPTIONS IN THEIR BROCHURES - AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE SUPER-FIT TO TAKE THEM ON, SO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR 'SOMETHING DIFFERENT' FOR THIS SUMMER, POP INTO THE OFFICE AND WILL GIVE YOU SOME IDEAS.