Your Travel Counsellor is: Janine Porter
0203 020 0086
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Based In Croydon
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I was 18 when I started My Travel Career as a way to make extra money for University where I had Planned to Teach. Two Seasons as a Childrens Holiday Representative for Two Major Package Holiday Companies saw me Excel in the Customer Facing Role. Whilst based overseas in Tenerife and Portugal I learnt at the deep end quickly and found out how well I work under pressure. I was completely independent and having the time of my life. I would highly recommend a Season abroad for any Young Person with Time on their hands.
After I returned Home I was restless, the Travel Bug had bit Me and I had grown and developed and wanted to build on those skills doing anything that involved Travel. I was in My final Year at University doing well when suddenly my Dad was diagnosed with Terminal Stomach Cancer up North. One of the last words he said to me was ‘I want to Die at Home’. Home being Jamaica. I knew then there was a reason I loved Travel so much. Unfortunately, Dad passed before we could get Him Home. This taught me that people have varying Needs that Travel fits for them. Going Forwards As my Career developed I worked on The Human Connection that we all need and desire, putting Customers First.
I got my Wish in 2004 when a Trade and Public Tour Operator in the Northwest gave me a huge opportunity as a Worldwide Travel Consultant. In this role I put together some Amazing and Imaginative Itineraries for Luxury and Honeymoon Couples to the following destinations: Australia-Bali-Far East-Dubai and The Indian Ocean. This was all calculated manually and availability with Amadeus. I also have Experience when things go wrong in Travel for example 2004 Tsunami and 2010 Ashcloud I was on the frontline for both of these Natural Disasters.
On Returning to London I landed a Position at a Tour Operator with a very fast paced competitive and Targeted Environment. Using Worldspan I regularly booked and sold USA –Europe-Africa-Canada as well as answering calls, chasing bed allocations and generally going the extra mile for a Happy Customer.
Due to Family commitments I took a Role at an Online Travel Company where I sold Mainly European Beach Holiday’s, However, I missed the creative side of putting together Personalised Itineraries and Moved to Wimbledon for a Huge Tour Operator. This is where I learnt about Sytems and Procedures and Business Development. During my 2 years here I sold \Walt Disney, South African Safaris, Las Vegas and Hawaii as well as the Caribbean.
During My 22 Year Career I have been lucky enough to visit some amazing Places around the World.
I am looking forward to creating Your Truly Personal Holidays.
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so please either fill in and send the form below or simply give me a call and I can get things started for you:-
0203 020 0086