All our sales team have travelled both independently and frequently on our group tours so they are definitely the real adventure travel experts. They can offer tips and advice during the sales process plus all the information needed re visa’s, inoculations and practical information pre-departure.
Adventure Travel Consultant
Hi, my name is Anthony, I have been working for the Explore reservations team for nine years now. I have a passion for travel and have been fortunate enough to travel to many different parts of the World. I have a particular love for South America, having been on our tours to Argentina, Peru and Brazil, its by far my favourite continent.
Working for Explore allows me to share my experiences with like-minded travellers and to sell a product which I strongly believe in and enjoy. I love adventure travel as it provides a way to see the different cultures and ways of life as well as the opportunity to sample exotic food.
My favourite Explore tour is Rio to Buenos Aires (tour ref QRB) and my top tip to sell group travel to nervous travellers is to explain that group travel is the perfect way to see all the weird and wacky places out there. Travelling with a ready made group of friends and the expert knowledge of a tour leader makes it so much more enjoyable though!
Customer Support Executive
Having previously studied Travel & Tourism at college and spent a year working for an online travel company, I have now been with Explore for just over two years working in the Customer Support Team. Within that time I’ve travelled on the Nile Felucca Sailtrek trip and the Burma Highlights tour and can thoroughly recommend both for their impressive temples, historic sites and the friendly people you’ll meet along the way.
Speaking to travellers so often, my list of places to visit is getting longer on a daily basis. My main aim is to see as much of the USA as possible as well as Australia and South America.
I really enjoy group travel as it enables me to see all sorts of amazing places with the details taken care of. Another passion of mine is the theatre and if l wasn’t at Explore l think l would work with ticket sales or something backstage at a local theatre.
Customer Service Executive
I’ve always had a love of travelling. Going on holiday with my family when I was younger was always so exciting, wondering where we would be going and what it would be like. As I got older and headed off to university, my love of travel got bigger and bigger. I started planning to go to America for a few months at the end of my degree and it soon escalated into an 18 month trip. During that time, I was in Tanzania for two months teaching nursery children. There was nothing quite like waking up every morning to see the Indian Ocean only a stones throw away. It was then off to Thailand for some culture before heading to Australia where I lived for six months before travelling around. The final stop off was in New Zealand where I stayed for a year before returning home.
It was then that I realised that I had so many great memories of travelling that I wanted to work in travel and help others make as many great memories as mine – from exploring temples in Thailand, to bungee jumping in Queenstown, going on safari in Tanzania and watching the sunrise over Ayres Rock – simply Magical!
The thing l love most about adventure travel is discovering new places and different cultures. If l didn’t work in the Reservations team l would love to be a Tour Leader.
Sales Team Leader
Before joining Explore, l worked for a tour operator called TourKits who organise short breaks and packages within the UK – trips that combine accommodation with sightseeing.
What l love most about adventure travel is the unique experiences it provides and getting off the beaten track.
Having always had a passion for travel l think l would still be working within the industry, even if l wasn’t at Explore. I really enjoy learning about new destinations and helping people find their dream holiday.
Choosing a top destination is hard – for me, there are two. South Africa and India – both of which l was fortunate enough to visit on educational trips. Not being destinations l would’ve chosen for myself, l arrived with very few expectations which made everything a great surprise. The highlights were the colourful temples, fragrant markets in Kerala and the awesome scenery in South Africa. I would highly recommend both of these countries and I defiantly hope to visit them again some time.
My tip to our travel agents selling Explore? Well either travel on one of our tours – that way you can experience the group, adventure travel ethos first hand or ask our sales team lots of questions. All the staff here regularly travel on our tours and love to talk about where they’ve been, they’re more than happy to give out advice - so ask away!
The next holiday l have planned is our Budda’s Island tour next February – this has been on the top of my to-do list for a long time, so l am thrilled to finally have it booked.
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