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Vicky Bunting
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Senior Travel Consultant

When did you start working in the travel industry?

I first joined the travel industry in 2001 as a Saturday Girl for Going Places in Norwich. My official job title was Welcome Host, which involved having a chat with customers and helping them with brochures while they were waiting for a Travel Consultant to become free.

Where would you like to visit next?

I would like to visit Iceland, I have booked Iceland for my clients for years. I feel intrigued by its natural wonders. Volcanos, glaciers, waterfalls and thermal pools. Also if Mother Nature is on my side I might even be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights.

What is your dream holiday destination?

I really enjoy country music and I would love to visit its birth place…. Nashville. Music Row would be my first stop and a tour of the RCA Studio B, where hit makers such as Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley and Jonny Cash recorded their music. Then I would head over to the Country Music Hall of Fame with its glittering costumes, rare instruments and Elvis Presley’s gold Cadillac.

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

A couple of years ago I booked a lovely holiday for a client of mine and her husband. They really wanted to Visit Rio De Janeiro in Brazil and then Iguaçu Falls (one of the 7 Wonders of the World). Clients stayed 3 nights Augustos Copacabana in Rio De Janeiro a 7 night Samba Serenade Cruise to Buenos Aires Argentina and then a 2 night stay at Sheraton Iguaçu Falls in a Falls View room. I would love to do this itinerary one day.

What were your favourite childhood holidays?

As a family we would have a holiday in the UK every other year and a holiday abroad the alternate year. I enjoyed both of these for different reasons. We mainly visited Devon or Cornwall in the UK and I loved Torquay at the time. The English Rivera. Holidays abroad consisted of the Greek Islands such as Corfu, Lesbos, Crete and Zakynthos. I really think Greece and her islands is such a beautiful country. The turquoise seas and white wash buildings and olive tress growing everywhere make for stunning scenery, that even as a child I could appreciate, I love the culture and food too. Not to mention the Greeks themselves who are so welcoming and friendly.

My Favourite Memory

While holidaying in the Maldives I have seen the most majestic sunsets, and then picture a family of dolphins swimming by. There really is nothing like it.

Vicky

's Top Tips

1) Always have an adaptor plug.

2) Always have a travel guide (read it on the plane, boat or train).

3) Have a decent flight bag with good compartments, so you know exactly where your documents are when asked by officials – I have faffed so many times at airports not being able to find something.

Vicky

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