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Why Travellab



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. We are based in the historic market town of Frodsham, Cheshire and are fully ABTA bonded and members of The Freedom Travel Group, so you can be assured of complete protection.
Our passion for travel and our exemplary service is second to none and we come highly recommended by our many loyal clients.
 
  
Contact our experts for personal, attentive service on 01928 246 243 or email holidays@travellab.co.uk 
  
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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 knowledge 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 establishing TravelLab in 2011. He has superb knowledge of the Maldives, having visited over 25 resort islands!

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:
The Maldives; idyllic powder-white sand islands dotted in the aquamarine waters of the Indian Ocean, a place you can truly relax and unwind in the most luxurious yet natural surroundings. You are made to feel at home, the food is divine and the snorkelling is out of this world; whats not to love?!
 
Travel Highlight:
Spending a peaceful yet fascinating afternoon snorkelling at Diamonds Atharuga; the underwater world just teeming with marine wildlife, was outstanding to experience; vividly colourful fish, basking turtles, baby sharks and bright plants and coral, simply unforgettable and a must for anyone visiting the Maldives.   
 
 

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 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, Maldives, 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.
 
Travel Highlight:
Gazing out over the misty mountains of the Andes, home to Machu Picchu and trying to imagine the sheer effort it took to build this magnificent city. 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 forhours 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:
It has to be Melbourne; such laidback city, full of culture and a foodies paradise! Within a couple of hours drive, you have miles of coastline, mountain ranges, wineries, forests and nature.

Travel Highlight
:
A helicopter flight over the Great Barrier Reef! From the air, it really is the most spectacular sight and the snorkelling was simply breath taking!
 
 
Debra - Marketing Manager

Debras passion for travel stemmed from childhood holidays. After completing her BA (Hons) Tourism Management Degree, Debra has spent 15 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, Alberta, Cuba, Mexico, Barbados, The Bahamas, Antigua, Nevis, St Kitts, The Grenadines, Paris, Prague, Barcelona, Valencia, Marseille, Menorca, Majorca, Morocco, Spanish Costas, Santorini, Mykonos, Crete, Mauritius, The Maldives, Singapore and Thailand.
 
Favourite Destination:
I adore the l laid back pace and island life of the Caribbean; so much so, I chose The Grenadines for my honeymoon.

Travel Highlight:
Midnight stargazing at Soneva Fushi in the Maldives with the Islands resident astronomer, awesome!
 
 

Georgia - Travel Consultant

 

Georgia successfully completed her Apprenticeship with TravelLab in October 2016 and is now a fully fledged member of the TravelLab team. 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 has an 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:

Barbados, Dubai, Thailand, Cuba, Bulgaria, Turkey, Mainland Spain, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Ibiza, Portugal, Tunisia, Morocco, London. She has also been onboard the Emirates A380 aircraft.

Favourite Destination:
Portugal, I simply love the quaint villages and charming towns, where you can taste authentic Portuguese cuisine, watch local fishermen bring in their catch.

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.
 

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!

 

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. Agaiunst 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.