Premier Travel - Caroline Young
Caroline Young - Premier Travel Dereham

Caroline Young

Tell me about your travel background…

“I started in travel 26 years ago, first as a merchandiser for Lunn Poly, then as a rep for Sol Holidays, then working for Thomson in their retail branches. I finally joined Premier Travel Dereham in 2007, where I have stayed ever since!”

Why do you love working in travel?

“I’ve always loved travelling from a young age, I thought it would be fantastic to sell travel and be able to sell so many destinations. I used to run listener skiing trips with what is now Heart FM radio station when I was younger, and thought then that my ideal career would be something involving the travel industry.”

Where have you travelled to…

The Caribbean islands; St Lucia, Dominican Republic & Barbados, USA; Los Angeles, San Francisco, Flagstaff, Chicago, Washington, New York, Memphis, New Orleans, Galveston, Dallas, Houston, Dubai, Escorted a Fred. Olsen Baltic cruise to St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallin and also a Celebrity Eclipse cruise to Gibralter, Nice, Rome, Florence, Genoa, Malaga and Lisbon. In Europe, I’ve visited: Malta, Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Kefalonia, Corfu, Poros, Turkey, Dublin, Guernsey, Paris, Salou, Javea, Denia, Fuerengirola, Tollemolinos, Andorra, the Dordogne in France, Belgium, the Algarve, and Austria.

Where are you off to next?

“Next week I’m off to Croatia on an educational visit; where I’ll be island hopping around Split, Hvar and Makraska. Then I’ll be jetting off on my own holiday to Gran Canaria in November – I’m going to Maspolomas for some winter sun.”

Travel wish list..

Canada – I’d love to go to Toronto to visit friends and then on to the Rockies and finish off with an Alaska cruise, the Rockies look incredible and I think a cruise would be the perfect way to end the trip! I’d also love to go back to the USA on the AMTRAK train again – not sure where to or from yet but I know I’d love to go!
The Maldives and Mauritius – I love the look of them both and they’ve been on my list for some time, I’ve been to the Caribbean but would like to try these as they look perfect.
Australia & Fiji – to visit friends in Australia, and because I think Fiji would be an amazing island to visit; it’s stunning.

Favourite holiday destination and why?

“Memphis and Graceland with my brother – it really was an emotional and fantastic trip; there’s such an atmosphere in Memphis and you can feel it - it’s all about the music. Visiting Elvis’ house in Graceland brought me to tears – it was very memorable for all the right reasons.”

Favourite travel memory and why?

“I travelled across America on the AMTRAK train from NY to the Grand Canyon, then on to LA and across the Mexican border into Houston. On the train you see so much and it’s a really comfortable way to travel; I went with southern family members so we all shared the experience together. To see such a vast range of changes across America from the bustle of New York city to the Arizona desert was just incredible.”

When I book a holiday for a customer, I always…

“I always give great attention to customer’s needs, and get as involved as if I were planning my own holiday – we’re taking customers dreams and making them a reality so it needs to be really precise and well organised.”

Never travel without

“Hair straighteners to deal with the humidity abroad!”

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