When did you start working in the travel industry?
I left school at 18 (several years ago!!) and was offered a youth training scheme which found me a position with a travel agent, and I then attended a college course one day a week.
What is your favourite thing about your job?
I love the variety, no two days are the same, you never know what your next enquiry is going to be.
Where would you like to visit next?
Orlando, Florida - my husband and I went a few years ago but we would love to take our sons to visit the theme parks.
What is your dream holiday destination?
Mauritius, it has been on the top of my wishlist for a long time and as yet I have not managed to get there.
What were your favourite childhood holidays?
We spent our holidays in the UK staying in a caravan in Cornwall or a cottage in Wales.
What are the first three things in your case?
Mosquito repellent, Suntan cream and a hat.
Melanie's Top Travel Tips
1) When travelling with children make sure they have a backpack full with books, toys and snacks.
2) If flying long haul travel to the airport by taxi.
3) Book an airport lounge.
New York - it really is the city that never sleeps, so much to see and do from a horse and carriage ride in Central Park (my personal favourite) to scaling the dizzy heights of the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller Centre. There really is something for everyone.