My first job in travel was when I was just 18 years old, as I moved into the role of business development manager for a Travel Company in Cambridge, my role involved me more and more with the cruise market. Gaining more experience in other sectors of the trade was necessary, before stepping off on my own and I joined Fred Olsen Travel as cruise development manager. “The confidence to set up my own business came from the work I did at Fred Olsen’s. The company is part of a multi-million pound cruise empire and the hunger and knowledge to grow the business was everything I wanted. In 2009 I finally realised that I had accumulated all the background and knowledge to do it for myself. So it’s now been over 7 years since I launched Ponders Cruise and Travel a successful company creating tailor made holidays, delivering superb service to all our clients and the passion to keep doing this is still as intense as the first day we launched. this is all enhanced by a truly amazing couple of years whereby we are truly being recognised as experts in our field as in 2016 I was awarded winner of CLIA Cruise Manager of the Year 2016
We have also been finalist for CLIA - Best River Cruise Newcomer, Best Group Travel Provider in the UK 2016 and Highly Commended Cruise Consultant of the Year 2017 for one of our team Zoltan Biczo.
So now with over 30 Years in the Travel Industry and explored over 90 Ships and visited 100's of destinations, I look forward to sharing my knowledge with you.