Meet the boss: Alison Jago, Completely Croatia

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Alison Jago, founder and head honcho at Completely Croatia. Alison has worked in the travel industry since her early twenties, starting out in the trade press with Travel Weekly (then known as Travel News) on the advertising side. She has also had roles at Holiday Extras, BP Travel Trade Service, […]

Meet the Boss: Emma Barnett, MD of Tots Too

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Emma Barnett, Managing Director of Tots Too. Emma founded Essential Escapes in 2002, following a career in luxury travel which saw her travel extensively around the globe visiting some of the world’s top spa destinations and resorts. Now a mother of four, she launched sister company, Tots Too, to help parents […]

Meet the Boss: Adele Garbutt, Calabash Hotel, Grenada

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Adele Garbutt (pictured 2nd from the right), Director of Calabash, a delightful boutique hotel in Grenada, which we recommend on 101 Holidays. Adele’s father, Leo (right), bought the hotel in 1987 and the entire family has dedicated itself to creating one of the Caribbean’s little treasures. Calabash was […]

Meet the Boss: Sam Clark, Experience Travel Group

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Sam Clark, co-founder of Experience Travel Group, a tour operator specialising in authentic travel experiences in Asia. We recommend the company’s holidays to Sri Lanka. Q. Please tell us about a great holiday memory from your childhood. My strongest holiday memory from childhood was a […]

Meet the Boss: David Seymour, Seymour Hotels of Jersey

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to David Seymour whose company, Seymour Hotels of Jersey, has been family-owned since its founders, George and Ada Seymour, first visited the island on their honeymoon in 1919 and opened a small guest house shortly after. It is now the largest hotel group in the Channel […]

Meet the Boss: Chris Wright, Sunvil

     In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Chris Wright, the recently-appointed MD of the Sunvil Group. Chris has been involved in travel from a very young age – as a teenager, he used to organise overseas trips for the Scouts. He wrote his first letter to Greek Islands Club aged 13 asking […]

Meet the Boss: Nick Van Gruisen, The Ultimate Travel Company

       In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk family holidays with Nick Van Gruisen, Managing Director of the independently-owned The Ultimate Travel Company. Having started his working life as a safari guide in Botswana, Nick worked for Tiger Tops before buying a company called Eco Safaris. As its horizons expanded beyond Africa, the […]

Meet the Boss: Alice Gully, Aardvark Safaris

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Alice Gully, a director of Aardvark Safaris. Alice has been involved in African travel since 1995, her initial interest sparked by her entomology tutor at Newcastle University. When a second degree in veterinary science did not go according to plan, she fulfilled a dream by working […]

Meet the Boss: Derek Banks, European Waterways

In our latest Meet the Boss interview, we talk to Derek Banks, Managing Director of European Waterways. It seems that rivers have always featured in Derek’s life – he went to three schools, all of them on the River Thames, spent his school holidays working in a boatyard and he, his wife Debbie and their […]

Meet the Boss: Nicholas Malcolm, Sands Resort, Cornwall

Welcome to our new look Meet the Boss where this week we talk to Nicholas Malcolm, MD of Sands Resort Hotel & Spa. When Nicholas was five, his architect father decided to become a hotelier and moved the family from a lovely house in the country to a rundown hotel (now the Bedruthan Steps) where […]