Welcome to the Great Experience Travel Group website. 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.
You can use our website to BOOK many holidays and citybreaks online, or you can use the MORE INFORMATION option to find inspiration for a wealth of different holiday types around the world. Alternatively, if you want to give us a call to speak to a member of our experienced staff team using the number below, or even better, 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 has worked and travelled all over the world. His specialities are skiing, lakes & mountains, Scandinavia, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan and Malaysia, but also recently discovered New York. He is a frequent visitor to Jersey, and works hard to develop new flight opportunities from Oxford.
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. 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
IMPORTANT NEWS - On Saturday 1st August, we held a special event in the office to mark Swiss National Day. Thanks to everyone who came along to join us for our celebration of all things Swiss. Special thanks to Debbie for producing a wonderful selection of Swiss foods - including cheeses, cakes, chocolates, bread etc., and thanks to our friends at Alpine Wines, www.alpinewines.co.uk, for some great excellent Swiss wines. As with all things Swiss, they are not the cheapest, but the quality is absolutely tops - especially a Merlot Rose from the Italian-speaking Ticino Region - just stunning.
If you have any suggestions for other 'special days' that we could hold in our office, which would help you see a different side of one of the countries that you would like to visit, please use the Contact Us facility on this site to let David have your ideas.