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Why Grand Adventure

At Grand Adventure Travel, we believe that every holiday should be your own Grand Adventure. Our knowledgeable, well travelled team are experts in creating bespoke itineraries tailored to suit you. We guarantee honest, impartial advice and offer choices from a wide selection of tour operators and suppliers.  

Our passion for travel and our exemplary service is second to none and we come highly recommended by our loyal clients. From short city breaks, to detailed USA and Canada holidays, our professional team are here to help.   

We are fully ABTA bonded and members of The Freedom Travel Group so you can be assured of complete protection.

Contact our experts for personal, attentive service on 01928 246 243 or email holidays@travellab.co.uk

 

Meet The Team 

Jai - Managing Director



Jai is our very own Mr Canada! He was born in Vancouver where he lived for 33 years, being a tourist in his own back garden touring all over the vast country and his knowledge of Canada is second to none. His aviation expertise is excellent, later working in Airport Operations at Vancouver International Airport. He moved to the UK to continue his travel career, and headed up successful Business Development Departments for three major tour operators and travel agents before starting TravelLab in 2011.

 

Destinations Visited:
Australia, Maldives, British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec, Ontario, Italy, South Africa, France, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Mexico, Florida, Georgia, New York, Texas, California, Texas, Wyoming, Idaho, Las Vegas, Illinois, Minnesota, Uzbekistan, Thailand Malaysia, UAE.
 
Favourite Destination:
Manning Provincial Park, British Columbia – A stunning alpine park just 2 hours from Vancouver -a remote wilderness with an abundance of wildlife and scenic hiking trails. Simply stunning!
 
Travel Highlight:
Unzipping my tent whilst camping in the Banff National Park and being greeted by a bull Elk!
 
 
Becs Sanders - Retail Manager


Becs has spent the past 15 years travelling the world and has visited some truly epic destinations. Shes sky dived, white water rafted and bungee jumped in New Zealand and, as qualified Dive Master, shes dived in Honduras, Fiji, Malaysia, Australia, Belize and Thailand. Her travel knowledge is impeccable and having globe trotted as a true traveller, she can expertly offer you inspiration, advice and insider tips, to create your worldwide adventures!

 

Destinations Visited:

China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, Sri Lanka, India, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Malaysia, Borneo, Bali, Laos, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, California, Florida, New York and Las Vegas.

 

Favourite Destination:

Roatan has a special place in my heart - I lived there for four months and qualified there as a Dive Master. I love the laid-back island life, back to nature, sundowners on the beach, true sense of community and incredible diving.!
 
Travel Highlight:
Sleeping under the stars on Maya Beach, Thailand and taking a midnight dip in the ocean watching the bioluminescent plankton light up the water. Magic!

 

 
 
Debbie - Travel Consultant

 

As a young girl, Debbie was mesmerized by travel; her father was in the Navy and used to send her postcards from faraway places. She lived for 3 years in Australia, with 1 year in New Zealand, worked in world class hotels in Sydney and London with 26 years in the Travel Industry, both on the High Street and working from home.  Debbie is an expert of New York, and excellently penned 'The Lipstick City Guide to New York,' a fabulous guide book for women visiting The Big Apple. She has escorted many client trips on cruise and land tours to Peru, the Indian Ocean, Panama Canal, Caribbean, New York and Europe. Australia, New Zealand, New York, Peru, Dubai and South Africa are her areas of expertise having travelled extensively in each.

 

Destinations Visited:
Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Ecuador and Galapagos, Venezuala, Borneo, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Kenya, Mexico, Panama Canal, Antigua, Barbados, St Lucia, Grenada, Dominica, Aruba, Bonaire, Curcao, New York, Boston, Los Angeles, California, New Orleans, Florida, Seattle, Toronto and Vancouver.
 
Favourite Destination:
It has to be New York of course, so much so I wrote a guide book! I love everything about the Big Apple; the food, Broadway, the art galleries and museums, the history, culture and of course the shopping!


Travel Highlight:

Flying Concorde from New York to Bournemouth! I was totally blown away by the sheer speed of the take-off which took 14 seconds to get to 200 miles per hour! A special mention must go to my 4-day trip to New York with my Mum, when she trudged round hotel after hotel whilst I researched my New York travel guide!

 
 
Michaela - Travel Consultant
 
Michaela caught the travel bug at a young age, her Dad shared her passion and they would sit for hours looking at maps and learning capital cities and flags. Her love of languages her to study French and Spanish and lived and worked in a traditional Spanish village for 4 years. She has spent the last 24 years working in the travel Industry for both tour operators and travel agents, so she has truly remarkable knowledge. Longhaul is her thing and she really enjoys planning tailor-made trips to Asia, Australia, New Zealand, South Pacific, South America, Caribbean, USA, Canada and Africa.

 

Destinations Visited:
Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, USA, Caribbean, South Africa, UAE, France, Spain, Greece and Cyprus.

 

Favourite Destination:
Vancouver, a beautiful city set with the backdrop of the mountains and the ocean. Such a clean and friendly city with a great outdoor lifestyle and wildlife on the doorstep.

 
Travel Highlight:
Getting down with the locals and enjoying a NFL game in Tampa, Florida. Such a fun experience and highly recommended!

 
Jen Williams - Travel Consultant

 
 
 
Jen started her travel career working for Thomson Holidays and has worked in travel for over 9 years.  Her husband’s work took her young family to Malaysia, where they lived for a year and whilst here, they enjoyed travelling to Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore and they spent weekends Penang or Langkawi.  Her thirst for travel stemmed from there. Jen has great cruise knowledge and can help tailor the perfect cruise for you. A big kid at heart, and as a Mum of 3 boys, Jen loves Florida – the theme parks and attractions, so can offer you everything you need to know about planning your trip! 

 

Destinations Visited:
New York, Boston, Florida, Mauritius, France, Ireland, Spain, Greece, Italy, Prague, Morocco, Lapland, Dubai.


Favourite Destination:
Boston - I love city so much I names my dog Boston! Theres history, heritage and of course, the baseball! Our family are big Boston Red Sox Fans!  

 

Travel Highlight:
I love Pandas so seeing them close up in Hong Kong really was amazing that I could tick off my Bucket List!
 

 
Debra - Marketing Manager
 

Debras passion for travel stemmed from childhood holidays. After completing her BA (Hons) Tourism Management Degree, Debra has spent 13 years working in the travel industry, including cabin crew for Monarch Airlines and over 8 years with a luxury tour operator. Debra has arranged many honeymoons and has an extensive portfolio of inspiring honeymoons, plus can offer first-hand experience of the famous Rocky Mountaineer.
 
Destinations Visited:
New York, Las Vegas, Florida, Canada-British Columbia and Alberta, Cuba, Mexico, Barbados, The Bahamas, Antigua, Nevis, The Grenadines, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Valencia, Marseille, Menorca, Majorca, Spanish Costas, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Mauritius, The Maldives, Singapore and Thailand.

Favourite Destination:
Las Vegas is utterly amazing. The ornate and diverse hotels, the shows, the food, shopping; I could spend a week there just soaking up the atmosphere! I love it so much I've been twice!

Travel Highlight:
Taking the Rocky Mountaineer trail trip through the Canadian Rockies was simply awe-inspiring.  The dramatic scenery topped off with impeccable Gold Leaf Service was a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
  
 
 
Georgia - Travel Consultant
Georgia started as TravelLabs Apprentice and in 2016, became a fully fledged Travel Consultant. Her love of travel was inspired by tales of her Fathers Dominican heritage and she has always been astounded by our diverse world; all the different cultures, languages and history. She is currently for her NVQ Diploma in Travel Services and has already attained Level 2 Cabin Crew Services. Georgia is developing a solid grounding for a successful career in travel. One to watch!

Destinations Visited:

Cuba, Barbados, Thailand, Dubai, Bulgaria, Mainland Spain, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Portugal, Rome, Hamburg, Tunisia, Morocco, Disneyland Paris and London. She has also been on-board the Emirates A380 aircraft. The USA and Canada are on her hit list - especially New York and Hawaii!

Favourite Destination:
Cuba! My latest trip! Havana is like a bygone era, the culture, history, 1950s cars and cigar factories - it really does feel like you're in the past!
 
Travel Highlight:
Being truly captivated by the sights, sounds and smells of the Souks in Marrakech…the vivid colours of the spices and fabrics and watching local go about their daily business. It was another world!
 

Jessica - Apprentice


Jessica is TravelLabs Apprentice. Her love of travel began at an early age; she was amazed by aeroplanes and airports! The buzz of airports and watching people travelling all over the world fascinated her and still does! She is currently undertaking her NVQ Diploma in Travel Services and has already attained Level 3 Travel and Tourism qualification. Jessica is developing a solid grounding for a successful career in travel. One to watch!

 

Countries Visited:

Majorca, Turkey, Tenerife, Florida, London and Edinburgh. I am off to Thailand in October!

 

Favourite Destination:

It has to be Florida! Exploring some of the worlds best theme parks with my brothers was a childhood memory I will never forget! My dream is to go to Australia! To experience wonderful cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as exploring tropical Cairns and snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef! Australia is such a diverse, beautiful country, full of fun, hip, quirky places and people! I cannot wait to go!

 

Travel Highlight:

Cruising through unspoilt, natural splendour of the Dalyan River on Turkeys Turquoise Coast. Against the backdrop of the ancient Lycian Tombs, we watched graceful Loggerhead turtles bobbing in the sea, before relaxing on the 6kms white sands on Dalyan Turtle Beach. The highlight was enjoying the ultimate spa day at The Daylan Mud Baths!

 
 
 
ABTA
We are members of ABTA (ABTA No. L8925) and we hold an ATOL License (6042) and operate as a member of the Freedom Travel Group which is part of the Co-operative Travel Group Limited. We will provide holidays services where we may act as your Tour Operator or your Travel Agent. This will be made clear to you before booking. When we act as Tour Operator your holiday will be booked using our ATOL license and your Tour Operator will be Freedom Travel Group trading as Grand Adventure Travel. When we act as your agent your contract will be with the Tour Operator, and their financial protection (if any) applies, the Tour Operator terms will be applicable, these will be provided prior to booking. Either way, all air inclusive packages are protected by the ATOL scheme of either our business or the Tour Operators.