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Clare Ruffell
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Branch Manager

When did you start working in the travel industry?

I started in the travel industry as soon as I left school in 1986!! This was through the youth training scheme. I worked in an independent travel agency and attended college once a week to obtain the necessary travel qualifications.

What is your favourite Holiday Destination?

My favourite holiday destination is Majorca.  Yes there are family friendly beach resorts but also fabulous shopping in Palma, the vintage train from Palma to Soller where you can take the tram to wander the orange groves at Puerto Soller and a visit to the famous Caves of Drach are a must. Also it is only a two hour flight away.

Where would you like to visit next?

The next destination I would like to visit is the China to see the Giant Pandas in Chengdu, the great wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors. I have booked so many people to China who have all come back and said how great their experiences have been.

What is your dream holiday destination?

My dream destination is New Zealand. My friend has recently moved there and it looks breathtakingly beautiful. There are majestic fiords, rolling hills, boiling mud pools and ancient rain forests to be explored.

My Favourite Memory

Although not the most exotic destination in my opinion Majorca is a hidden gem in the Mediterranean.

Clare

's Top Tips

1) Book with a travel agent

2) Fully know your travelling times

3) Pack light

Clare

's Cruise Tips