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Julie Colvin
Assistant Manager

When did you start working in the travel industry?

I first started working in travel in 1982, after completing a one year travel and tourism course at my local further education college.  Working in the travel industry was my ambition from a very early age.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

My favourite thing about my job is meeting people and creating their dream holiday.  The most satisfying part of my job is sharing in their excitement when booking their trip and hearing all about their experiences when they return.

Where would you like to visit next?

I would like to go to Thailand for my next holiday. I have always wanted to visit Elephant Hills and also the ancient ruins and ornate temples - finishing off with a stay at one of the beautiful tropical beach resorts.

What is your dream holiday destination?

My dream destination has always been to visit Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, travelling up from Vancouver on the Rocky Mountaineer (in Gold Leaf class of course!). I love stunning scenery, combined with lots of things to see and do, so this area would be my perfect holiday destination.

What has been your favourite holiday, which you have booked for a customer, that you would love to take yourself?

Cambodia and Vietnam has been my favourite holiday that I have booked for a customer, that I would like to take myself. I have always been fascinated by this area and would love to visit Ho Chi Minh, Angkor Wat and Phnom Penh.

What were your favourite childhood holidays?

My favourite childhood holidays were those spent camping in France and Spain...such wonderful carefree days spent in the fresh air!

What are the first three things in your case?

1) Quick-Dry beach towel

2) A bag for day use

3) Appropriate footwear for the holiday


's Top Tips

1) Roll your clothes, don't fold...you'll be surprised at how much more you can fit in your luggage and how less creased they are at the other end!

2) Always make sure you have something with you to while away the time spent waiting at airports or during your flight (eg a good book, pack of cards etc). If you are travelling with children, make sure you have plenty of things that will help to keep them amused during your journey.

3) Allow plenty of time for your journey to your departure point and for your check in.


's Cruise Tips

My Favourite Memory

My favourite holiday destination so far is Sri Lanka, as there is so much to see and do - the tea plantations, elephant sanctuaries, fascinating temples, wonderful scenery, stunning beaches and so much more!