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Harrogate, England, United Kingdom



My Story

What Makes Me Qualified To Handle Your VIP Travel Arrangements?

Hi, my name is Gaynor Pickard and I am a Private Travel Manager & Luxury Travel Agent. I've worked in the luxury travel and tourism sector for over 30 years now, so, I think it’s safe to say I’ve gained a 360 degree knowledge of the industry as I’ve tried my hand at just about everything. I’ve been a Luxury Travel Agent, a Specialist Tour Operator, Operations Director for a Sports/Group Travel Company, Head Of Operations For An Event Management Company, Director Of Sales Within Luxury Hotels, Tea Maker, Brochure Stamper and everything in between.

At a young age I fell into retail travel but soon became bored of peddling package holidays, so, aged 20 I packed my suitcase and left Yorkshire for London with only the promise of a job as a long-haul tour operator and a friends sofa to sleep on. Needless to say things worked out well for me on the job front, I quickly moved on in more challenging roles and genuinely revelled in the freedom of working and travelling overseas.  

Because I've lived a rather colourful life and have worked with clients from many different industries and backgrounds I understand their needs and challenges. Today, I currently work for a small portfolio of executives, sporting professionals, media clients, couples & families locally and nationally, I manage every aspect of their personal travel needs, right down to the smallest detail. 

My clients are time precious, savvy travellers who actively seek luxury travel brands, exceptional value & service as well as fresh, useful advice & tips to greatly enhance their travel arrangements.  Many have been recommended to me by other clients or have found their way to me after challenges with internet based travel companies.

I work tenaciously to ensure that every holiday & travel itinerary is expertly sourced, tightly costed and meticulously coordinated. It's my business to know what's hot and what's not and go the extra mile to find out what makes a client tick and what turns them off.

With over three decades of travel experience and a huge book of contacts, when it comes to holidays and travel I can pretty much pull off the near impossible!  Sure, I am well travelled myself but it's not about where I've stayed it's all about the experiences which I create for the people that I have the privilege of working for. 

I am always only a phone call away to deal with any travel curve balls that get thrown my clients way (let's face it, these situations occur) and everyone gets VIP'D (because you can't really VIP yourself)

You will find my service to be extraordinary yet friendly and always discreet.

I look Forward To Working With You


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