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Amanda Fernandes
Senior Travel Consultant

When did you start working in the travel industry?

I started as a Saturday girl in 1980 and whilst at college worked in my holidays, until I started full time employment in 1982. Since then over nearly forty years I have worked in a Travel Agents, for a Tour Operator, managed Bournemouth Airport Travel Centre and worked for Hogg Robinson Executive Leisure arranging bespoke holidays for CEO’s of many companies. Over the last ten years have been specialising in luxury cruising

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I thoroughly enjoy making holiday dreams come true for other people and especially like to hear all about their exciting trips on their return. You never stop learning in this industry.

Where would you like to visit next?

I would like to do an Alaskan cruise, I love wildlife.

What is your dream holiday destination?

I would like to visit South America as this still remains on my bucket list.

What were your favourite childhood holidays?

Most years we would take our holidays in Rock in Cornwall. It  wasn’t always dry and I recall one year having terrific thunder storms, so  ended up with my cousins watching Jungle Book at the little cinema in Padstow in our wellies and shorts. Happy days!


's Top Tips

1) Always take a copy of your passport

2) I always like to be able to identify my suitcases easily so will put a bright ribbon on the handle

3) Make sure I have small amount of local currency for tipping etc


's Cruise Tips

My Favourite Memory

Australia & New Zealand, with South Africa being a very close second, as I really enjoy a safari when not cruising.