When did you start working in the travel industry?
I joined the Travel Industry in 1997, straight from school on a YTS scheme and have never looked back. I have worked in the Retail sector, as an overseas holiday representative and also in the Adventure Travel Sector.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I enjoy the fact that every enquiry is different and you never know what will be your next challenge. I also love that "every day is a school day" and I am constantly learning something new about this job everyday, whether it be a new holiday destination or a new product, or a new airline route.
Where would you like to visit next?
I would like to visit Dubrovnik, I enjoy cities breaks and this city is on the top of my to do list. The culture, scenery and hospitality appeals.
What is your dream holiday destination?
My dream destination would be the Bahamas, the idyllic setting, beautiful beaches and a chance to swim with the pigs.
Gemma's Top Travel Tips
I always book an airport lounge, this just makes the airport a more enjoyable and relaxed experience. I always have a glass of wine before take off regardless of the time of the flight and always pack my IPod to listen to on the flight.
Cambodia is my all time favourite destination, this country has such a history and despite all the hardship the people are all so friendly and happy. Angkor Wat is just awe inspiring, to think this was built at the end of the 12th Century without the use of any of the modern day technology we rely on.