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Join Our Team as a Luxury Travel Designer

We are looking to recruit a luxury travel designer to join our growing team.  The demand for luxury, tailor-made holidays is currently incredibly high and the ideal candidate will be an experienced travel consultant who is used to dealing with high-end clients and selling holidays all over the world.

Job Title:              Luxury Travel Designer

Based at:              Haslemere Travel Ltd, Haslemere, Surrey

Reports to:           Managing Director

Employment Basis:  Full Time – Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 (Saturdays – by appointment only)

Job purpose:      

To design and sell tailor-made luxury holidays (and services) to clients, both face to face and over the telephone.  To support other members of the well-travelled and knowledgeable sales team.  To provide exceptional service and deal with all bookings from start to finish.  This is a varied and challenging role for a candidate looking to grow their career in the luxury travel industry, with an award winning and highly respected company.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To provide advice and guidance to clients on tailor-made holidays, using your own and colleagues’ experience.
  • Meeting sales targets as set out by senior management, following a successful probation period.
  • Liaising with a variety of independent tour operators to secure allocations and best prices where possible
  • To provide advice on travel information including visas, passport validity and travel insurance – help may be needed to acquire these.
  • To provide country and destination information.
  • To sell where appropriate, travel insurance, car hire, airport hotels and car parking
  • Research flights and hotels based on the client’s interests and previous travels.
  • Refer clients to booking conditions
  • To follow up on new and existing enquiries
  • Full responsibility for booking process including invoice details, taking payment and monitoring the payment of suppliers with the accounts department
  • Deal sympathetically with complaints and refer these to management
  • As a team member, support colleagues i.e. with work load, destination knowledge, technical expertise and share such varied duties such as brochure ordering and storage, general housekeeping, post, health & safety and window displays.
  • Share colleagues duties and bookings when they are on educationals and holidays; twinning (‘buddy’) system.
  • To actively get involved in the promotion of the business through client events, social media and marketing ideas.
  • To actively improve your destination and product knowledge through online and in-person training events.  To travel on overseas educations where required.
  • To be a proactive ambassador for the business


About You:

  • To have a ‘can do’ approach. Our ethos is ‘Nothing is impossible’.
  • Able to lead a sales conversation over video call, phone and in person.
  • A confident and articulate and effective communicator with the ability to convey expertise to clients.
  • Previous independent travel agency or tour operator experience
  • In depth travel knowledge as either a client or from educational trips, whilst working in travel
  • Previous role in a face to face sales environment
  • General computer literacy
  • To demonstrate honesty, integrity and a genuine passion for travel.
  • To have the confidence to run the agency (on occasions) whilst colleagues are away on educational visits/annual leave.


Employment Terms:

  • Competitive salary and bonus scheme
  • Full Time 09:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday (Saturdays by appointment only and occasional).
  • Current holiday entitlement – 20 days plus bank holidays.  On completion of a successful probation period, 5 additional days will be added.  The additional days are given to take into consideration time spent away on fam trips and evening supplier events.
  • To broaden your product and sales knowledge each consultant is required to take overseas educationals.  These will not be taken out of your holiday entitlement and all expenses will be covered by Haslemere Travel.
  • Attend additional product and sales training courses both in-house and off-site and also trade events.
  • A day off per year to support a charity, local support group or community work of your choice.
  • Pension
  • Access to staff travel benefits


At Haslemere Travel we pride ourselves on being an equitable work place that is fully focussed on celebrating a diverse and inclusive work environment.  

We look forward to receiving your CV, covering letter and list of destinations that you have travelled to, via email to [email protected]


So, ‘why’ should we be travelling in 2021?   This will be different for everyone but the more and more conversations we have with our loyal clients, the more it is evident, that travel in 2021 will not just be frivolous or ‘just because’.  Travel, this year will have a reason or a purpose behind it.

At the moment (late Jan 21), we’re still not too sure about the when, but Boris has promised to give us a further update on 22nd February, so not too much longer to wait.  One thing that we know for sure is that the appetite to travel is huge.  

And, as for the ‘how’, just leave that to the team at Haslemere Travel.  That is what we are experts in….ensuring that you’re every need is taken care of, that you are fully informed, fully financially protected and that there is always someone who cares about you and your booking (no call centres here!).

Travel For HUGS!

Humans thrive of physical connections and hugging is one of the most powerful ways to show physical support.  I’m sure, like us, this is something you have dearly missed in the past year.  We can’t wait to not only see, but hug, our nearest and dearest…….we’ve missed them so so much!

It tuns out that hugs don’t just make us feel good, they also have a real, physiological benefits to our health, including reducing stress levels, improving heart health, boosting self esteem and reducing pain (that would be those feel good hormones – endorphins)

So, when the time is right, let us help you arrange a trip to see the family and friends that you have missed the most, so that you can give them a great big HUG!

Travel With FRIENDS!

We have all managed to stay in contact with our closest friends, through the wonders of modern technology, but there will never be enough Zoom cocktail classes or quiz nights that can replace a trip with friends.

This might be a spa weekend, a golfing/tennis short break, a few days wandering around the museums or galleries of your favourite city, a private villa with a few families or simply a few nights away with your bestie just enjoying each others company.

Let us help connect you with your friends again – we have plenty of ideas.

Travel For Your Own WELLBEING!

This past year has been a huge strain on everyone, from our children and grandchildren, who have been superstars, adapting to schooling from home.  Our frontline workers who have worked tirelessly to fight the Covid battle directly.  Our key workers who have helped to turn the cogs of industry and to all of those in between who have either been working from home, or supporting their family members, who have – you are all awesome! 

The impact however on our mental health must not be ignored!

We hope that you are all being kind to yourselves and taking a little bit of time, each day to look after your body and mind.  For some this may mean keeping up with a strict exercise program and for others it might be finding a quiet corner and curling up with a good book.  Whatever this looks like to you, please don’t forget to make it part of your daily routine.

At Haslemere Travel, we work with so many hotels and destinations that take wellness to the next level.

We work with hotels that have dedicated wellness programs that tackle body & mind detoxing, stress management, improving fitness, enhancing immunity, improving digestion and spiritual growth.  We also work with yoga retreats, trekking companies,  yacht charters and gastronomy experts.  Please do chat to us about your next wellness travel experience or how we can help you incorporate wellness, into your next holiday.

Having something to look forward to, now matter how far in the future that is, will do wonders for your wellbeing.

Travel Your Bucket List!

We always thought that when you worked in travel and travelled a lot, that your ‘travel bucket list’ would get shorter, but its quite the opposite…the more you see, the more you want to discover.

This past year has had us dreaming of all the missed travel opportunities and new destinations that we can’t wait to explore – have you been dreaming too?  

Tell us what is at the top of your ‘travel bucket list’?

Travel To Isolate!

An interesting concept that we are starting to explore for many clients, is the desire to travel, but to also feel isolated.  

It’s been such a long time since we have experienced crowds of people, that wanting to holiday without the masses, is understandable.

If it’s a boutique hotel, private island, self contained villa or a remote cabin, miles from anywhere, we know just the right places.

For all your travel requirements in 2021 and beyond, please call us on 01428 658777 or get in touch via our Contact Us page.

There is no denying that the Coronavirus has dominated the headlines for the past few weeks.  Many reports have been entirely sensationalised and because of this we have decided to put together some helpful information that we believe to be factual and keep things in perspective for both our town of Haslemere and our clients travelling the world.

Coronavirus in Haslemere

Haslemere had its first recorded case of Coronavirus on Friday 28thFebruary 2020.  At this point Coronavirus confirmations were exceptionally low in the UK (this was the 20thcase), but what made this case slightly unique was it was the first case in the UK to be contracted within the country (i.e. not from travel overseas).

It is understandable that local residents would want to ask questions and raise issues, but I don’t think anyone was prepared for the sensationalised reporting that followed. Some media outlets reported the facts, but many chose to trawl the local social media message boards and instead compile article based solely around the comments of locals, who I’m sure never imaged their words would reach the nation.  This quickly proved to the people of Haslemere, and the surrounding areas, that what we were seeing reported on the news, and in the press, was far from realistic in our own town.  There was no mass ‘panic’ as had been written about, in Haslemere, and business really was as usual in our fabulous town.

It has however been a little quieter than usual, although at the end of last week, this did turn itself around.  Local retailers have pulled together to spread the message far and wide, that we are all doing everything we can to reduce any risk to our staff and clients/customers and there is no reason not to continue to visit Haslemere and shop locally.  Without the continued support of our loyal customers, the sad reality is that many small, High Street businesses may not survive, and for a fragile retail environment, that is something which none of us want.

So the message from Haslemere is……we are open, we are following the guidance from Public Heath England and we are looking forward to welcoming visitors to our fantastic independent businesses.

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Coronavirus and Travel

With such a variety of press stories circulating, we fully appreciate that it can be really daunting to wade through the fact and the fiction.  We are therefore only relying on reputable sources to provide us with facts. We also feel that a healthy dose of perspective is also needed at times like this. 

It is not our place to disseminate media articles reporting on Coronavirus, but we are more than happy to discuss with you any of your questions and concerns, in relation to the holiday you have booked or would like to book.  We hope the following Q&A is of use, but please call us on 01428 658777 if you would like to know anything more.

Q: What precautions should I take when travelling?

A: You should wash your hands often; use hand sanitiser gel when washing is not possible; cover your mouth and nose when coughing/sneezing; and avoid contact with anyone who is unwell.

You should also check and follow the latest advice from the Foreign Office, but we can assist with this where necessary.

Q: I have booked a holiday, can I cancel or change my holiday free of charge?

A: Generally speaking, only if the Foreign Office advice changes to advise against all travel or all but essential travel to a specific destination.

If the FCO advice says it’s fine to travel, but it is your choice not to, then tour operators can impose their standard cancellation charges.

Some of our tour operator partners and cruise lines have increased their flexibility, so please do check with us and we will look into this on your behalf.

Q: Can I get my deposit back, if I choose not to travel?

A: If the FCO advice allows for travel to a destination, legally our tour operator partners do not have to refund your deposit, if you no longer want to travel.

Q: What are my rights if my holiday is cancelled by the airline or tour operator?

A:  If your holiday is cancelled by the tour operator due to coronavirus then you will be entitled to a full refund of the holiday price, but not compensation.  This is because the cancellation is due to unavoidable and extraordinary circumstances.

Likewise, if an airline cancels your flight, the airline will normally rebook you onto the next available service, and cover your accommodation and refreshment costs in accordance with EC261 (the EU regulation on flight delay and disruption).

Q: What happens if I am impacted by an outbreak whilst on holiday, such as being stuck abroad at a hotel? How do I get home?

A: This is a very tricky situation. Currently, if your are stuck abroad because you/your hotel/your ship have been placed in quarantine and subsequently you miss your flight as a result, it’s the customer’s responsibility to cover the cost of replacement flights.

Whilst many of our partners are revising their terms with increased flexibility, it is not the liability of a tour operators or airline to provide a refund or replacement flight, as they were still able to fulfil the original booking.

Q: Will my travel insurance cover me against Coronavirus and its impact on my holiday.

A: We are not 100% certain, as every insurance policy is different.  We suggest that you speak to your travel insurance provider and ask any relevant questions of them.  For all bookings, we strongly suggest that you take out your policy from the date you book your holiday, to cover your pre travel period, as well as the period you will be away.

Please rest assured that Haslemere Travel will do whatever they can to assist you, if your holiday plans are disrupted.  We will also work on your behalf to negotiate with our suppliers, ensuring we gain the most flexibility for you.  For ANY questions please call us on 01428 658777.

One final insight comes in the form of a short video put together by Farina Azam, a respected travel lawyer in our industry and partner at Kemp Little LLP.

Welcome to our newly designed website!

We felt that it was about time that we brought you a new and updated website, that reflects the changing face of travel and the services that we provide to our clients.

As experts in luxury travel, it is sometimes difficult to convey exactly what we do, as our service is exceptionally personal and tailored to each individual client.  This is the reason you can’t make a holiday purchase directly from our site.

Many of our clients have been booking with us for 20+ years, so we know their likes, dislikes, habits and requirements, without them having to tell us.  Knowing this amount of detail always ensures that we maximise the value of their booking and exceed their expectations.

For those new to us at Haslemere Travel…..welcome! We hope that this small insight into the way that we work, what we offer and how we plan holidays, inspires you to pick up the phone and give us a call,  or contact us via email.  We can’t wait to help you plan your next holiday adventure.

Now, please allow us to walk you through the new areas of our website…..Enjoy

To allow you to have more flexibility on how you search for holiday inspiration, we have included new options on how to ‘browse’.

Check out our Destination  section, where you can take a look at holidays by the area of the world that you’d most like to visit.

If however you are not sure where you’d like to travel to, but know what ‘type’ of holiday you would like, then check out Holiday Types.  

You can search here for inspiration on romantic holidays, villa holidays, holidays centred around wildlife….and much more.

Our Hot Deals section brings  you some of the very latest offers that we have.  It would be impossible to list every offer, to every destination, so this is just a taster.  Always get in touch to see what else we have, if you can’t find what you are looking for.

Why Book With Haslemere Travel?  If you are an existing client, we hope you already know the answer, but if you are new to Haslemere Travel then you will find some client testimonials, the top 10 reasons to book with us and the all important information about financial protection.  This may be the dull part, but to us it is as important as choosing the right holiday.

In this area you will find links to our social media pages.  Please do follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  This is where you can keep up with where we are travelling to and get the very latest information on travel.

The Haslemere Travel Chronicle is a fancy name for our ‘blog’.  Check back regularly for our trip write ups, news of the latest hotel openings, our thoughts on what is happening in the world of travel or inspiration for your next trip.

The team at Haslemere Travel are always travelling, but Gemma and Ray travel throughout the year, in search of the very best hotels that the world has to offer.  It takes somewhere exceptional to make it into the Directors Choicebut rest assured, those properties that do, really are the most exquisite and have been personally tested.  We will add more of these properties, but only if they meet our high standards and have been personally inspected.

If you would like to know a little more about our travel experts then take a look at our Meet The Team area.

For our cruise lovers, which we know there are many, we have dedicated an entire section of the website just to our Cruise Club.  As with the ‘Hot Deals’ section, there are some fantastic cruise offers, but we will always have more, if you give us a call.

And don’t forget that we have a general holiday search function that can be accessed by clicking on the magnifying glass at the top right hand corner of the page.

We hope that this helps you to navigate your way to finding some fantastic ideas for your next trip, but please call us if you can’t find what you are looking for and also to book your holiday.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Haslemere Travel is delighted to announce the 6th annual Surrey Young Superstars Awards is now open for entries! #SurreyYoungSuperstars2018

It is with great pleasure that the awards will be sponsored by Nat West and in support of Surrey Youth Focus, the county voice for the youth sector.

The awards have been designed to spotlight the many achievements of young people in Surrey and nominations for several award categories are now being sought from young people aged 5 to 19 in the county.

The 6th annual Surrey Young Superstars awards, supported by Nat West, Guildford Harbour Hotel and Surrey Life, will reward and showcase young people’s efforts and achievements in Surrey.

The award categories are:

  • Caring Superstar
  • Fundraising Superstars (5-12 years)
  • Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years)
  • Volunteering Superstar
  • Courageous Superstar
  • Community Superstar

The individual winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, will be chosen by the judges.

The special awards event for prizewinners will take place on Sunday, May 6th 2018 at Guildford’s luxury Harbour Hotel.

“These awards will seek yet again to be a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey, to demonstrate their hard work and ambition and to honour their bravery and community spirit,” said Gemma Antrobus, managing director of Haslemere Travel.

The deadline for entries is Monday 23rd April 2018 at 11am.

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Press enquiries should be addressed to Aly Cook, PR consultant for Haslemere Travel on 07798 647 327 or via email on: [email protected]



Last week Forbes Magazine featured Haslemere Travel in an article on the global luxury travel market.  Being classed, as one of “The 12 most influential luxury travel designers in the world” is an absolute thrill for the entire team and something we have worked extremely hard to achieve.  Haslemere Travel is the only UK based agency in the list!  Please do follow the link to read the article in full.

But how does this affect our valued and loyal clients?

We have always prided ourselves on our network of hotel connections.  We travel continuously; not only to guarantee that our knowledge is up to date, but also to ensure we know all the top hoteliers and property owners around the world.  Being recognised as one of the most influential luxury travel designers in the world means our bookings will always be fast-tracked to the top of the VIP list, providing that when upgrades are available, they are given to Haslemere Travel guests.  When complimentary amenities are available, these are yours too and for no other reason than you book through us and we know the right people, who value our business and our VIP clients.

From weekends away, to multi-generation groups and year-long itineraries, we plan holidays of all sizes and budgets.  Your next holiday adventure is only a phone call away – 01428 658777.

Haslemere Travel is delighted to announce that it will be hosting the first “Haslemere Travel Literary Evening” on Thursday, May 18th, as part of this year’s biannual Haslemere Festival.

The exclusive event will have a Russian theme, with three exciting women speakers set to entertain guests. Anna Pasternak (great-niece of Boris Pasternak, the Nobel prize-winning author of Dr Zhivago) will be talking about her new book “Lara: The Untold Love Story that inspired Dr Zhivago” – the tale of the true, heartbreaking love affair between Boris and Olga Ivinskaya.

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Carnival Films are currently developing Lara with Liz Trubridge, producer of TV phenomenon Downton Abbey, for a major, six part TV series. Excitingly, as part of this stimulating evening, Liz Trubridge has also agreed to talk about how she is bringing the book to the TV screen.

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The chair of the evening will be Val Hudson, former editorial director of Harper Collins and Hodder Headline, who is a published author herself and the author of the Bowatching series of teen novels; A Simples Life, the best-selling ‘autobiography’ of the cravat-wearing, Russian meerkat Aleksandr, as well as the extraordinary story of ‘Arthur: the dog that crossed a jungle to find a home’.

The event will begin at 7.30pm (ending c 9.30pm) at the Haslemere Educational Museum and will include refreshments during the interval, as well as the opportunity to purchase paperbacks and have them signed by the two authors.

On the night, Haslemere Travel will also be launching some exciting, exclusive special offers for tours to Russia, in partnership with luxury tour operator Kirker Holidays.

And finally, there will be a fund-raising raffle at the event in aid of the Museum, with a wonderful first prize of a luxury spa day for two with a scrumptious cream tea at Guildford Harbour Hotel.


Please note: This is a ticket-only event. To purchase tickets (March 1st onwards) which cost £15 (wine included) call 01428 642161 or email: [email protected]

Joanna Lumley

National treasure Joanna Lumley OBE FRGS is the leading Appeal Patron for Grange Park Opera’s ‘Theatre in the Woods’ in Surrey, the first new opera house to be built in the UK for decades.

Happily, it is not far from our shop in Haslemere, so we grabbed the chance to catch up with Joanna to ask about her travels, love of music …and black trousers


As an author, actress, TV presenter and former model, has overseas travel always played an important part in your life?

Yes because I was born in a suitcase leaving India at the age of one and living in Hong Kong and Malaysia until I was eight. Long sea voyages punctuated my childhood and left me with a longing to keep moving.

What do you never forget to pack on your travels?

Black trousers, a torch and books.

Which passport stamp are you most proud of?

Pretty keen on my Mongolian one.

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Do you have a favourite destination you return to as often as possible?

I loved Ethiopia, where I made part of a documentary, with a passion, and plan to return as soon as I can

Where would you like to go next…?

India again: filming but also savouring the fabulous variety of that stupendous country.

Taj Mahal India p11Who is your dream travel companion?

My husband; but I mostly travel now with a tiny film crew. We have become best friends and I love working with them.

Music plays a big part in your life too…why is it so important to you?

I was born listening to the greats… Mozart, Beethoven, Dvorak, Chopin… on a wind-up gramophone in the Far East. I would suffocate with no music in my life.

What persuaded you to take on the role of Patron for Grange Park Opera (GPO)’s appeal for its exciting, new Theatre in the Woods?

It was the easiest decision I have ever made. I love what GPO does, and how it behaves: all are welcome and their standards are sky-high. The Theatre in the Woods is stunningly attractive and will be a new wonder of the glorious Surrey countryside.

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What are your ambitions for this extraordinary new opera house, currently being built in 350 acres of Surrey countryside surrounding 15th century mansion West Horsley Place?

It will be utterly magical: the combination of the majesty of that ancient house and its grand spreading gardens, and the music and dance that will take place in the Theatre in the Woods will be unbeatable.

GPO initiatives such as £35 tickets for the under-35s seek to encourage the young to sample opera – do you recall your first performance? Grace Bumbry singing Aida in about 1964… awesome.

When the curtain rises on 8th June 2017, sum up in three words what you will be feeling…?

Thrilled, proud and happy.

If you could cast your perfect opera, who would perform and what would it be?

Maria Callas and Jussi Bjorling in Tosca. Hearing Callas singing Vissi d’arte is a masterclass in both singing and acting; she was truly as good as it gets. She knew exactly how to portray passion, despair, love and hatred, and Puccini’s music is sublime. Jussi Bjorling had a voice I would swim oceans to hear. A giant.

And if you had to describe yourself as a character in an opera, who would it be and why?

I would rather like to be the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro: although she has a rather wretched time with a scoundrel of a husband, she has an aria so lovely that whenever I hear the music beginning I start to sob hopelessly.



More than 50 deserving young people, aged from 8 to 19 years-old and from all areas of Surrey, were rewarded at yesterday’s Surrey Young Superstars 2016 awards, receiving their trophies and certificates from H.M Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, Mr Michael More-Molyneux at a special awards ceremony at Guildford’s Guildford Harbour Hotel (3.00pm, Sunday, May 8th 2016).

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The Winning Superstars

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The Highly Commended Superstars

Haslemere Travel organised this event, in partnership with the county’s umbrella charity supporting the youth sector, Surrey Youth Focus, the fourth annual awards recognised outstanding young people in Surrey. This year the Surrey Young Superstars awards were once again generously sponsored by the Guildford office of international real estate adviser Savills, as well as the Guildford Harbour Hotel and Surrey Life magazine.


The 2016 award categories and their winners are:

Caring Superstar: Surrey Young Carers Forum (13-18 years old)

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Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years): Summer Edwards and Chloe Hall (both 8)

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.16.43Individual Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 19 year-old Abigail Kent ( collected on her behalf by Chloe Smith)

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.17.02Group Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 7th Epsom (Methodist) Scouts Tanzania team (aged 14-19 years)

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.17.16Musician of the Year: ACM band, Sweet Revenge

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.17.41Volunteering Superstar (Individual): 19 year-old Peter Harding

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.18.07Volunteering Superstar (Group): 1268 (Haslemere) Squadron ATC

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.18.34Community Superstar: Freddie Horton and Anneliese Jay (16 years old)

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.18.56Courageous Superstar: 19 year-old Ellen Hague-Barker

Screen Shot 2016-05-10 at 10.19.10The overall winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, was the 7th Epsom Tanzania team, who also received an ‘Adopt An Animal’ prize from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.

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The awards also raise awareness of a local charity every year – this year the youth charity was Leatherhead-based Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), who did a presentation at the event.

The special Surrey Young Superstars 2016 awards ceremony was also kindly attended by the High Sheriff of Surrey, Mr Richard Whittington; Councillor Melanie Odell, Mayor of Haslemere; Mrs Sally Marks, chairman of Surrey County Council, as well as all of the young award winners, their families and other nominees from all corners of Surrey.

Gemma Antrobus, owner, founder and joint awards organiser Haslemere Travel said: “Now in their fourth year, once again Surrey Young Superstars was a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey – demonstrating their community spirit, unsung bravery and hard work. The judges were hugely impressed by the record number of entries received and the Haslemere Travel team wishes many congratulations to all of the worthy winners.”

Surrey Youth Focus CEO, Cate Newnes-Smith said: “Surrey Youth Focus is proud to be involved again this year. We would like to thank our new president, Mr Michael More-Molyneux, as well as Surrey’s voluntary youth organisations for their nominations; it is great to see the event grow year on year. We celebrate the fantastic achievements made by these young people and hope this event fuels their sense of empowerment to achieve their next goal.”


Please enjoy a short video of our memories of the day




An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our award winning team in Haslemere, Surrey.

  • Full time, experienced, leisure travel sales consultant – to start as soon as possible.
  • Working hours – Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:30
  • Share on the Saturday rota 09:30 to 13:00, with a half day in lieu the following week (approx 2-3 per month)
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Travel sales consultants are expected to travel at least twice per year, on educational visits, to experience new hotel and destinations – usually 1 x short haul + 1 x long haul  – These trips are fully funded by Haslemere Travel
  • Training opportunities in the form of conferences, networking and dinners hosted by our top suppliers
  • Competitive salary with an additional annual bonus (performance dependent)
  • A variety of travel related benefits

To apply for this position, please submit you CV, a summary of your destination & product experience and covering letter to Gemma Antrobus – [email protected]

  • Applicants must be able to travel to Haslemere (GU27) each day
  • Applicants must have the correct passport and visa requirements to work in the UK
  • Be confident in selling leisure travel in a face to face environment and have a good telephone manner
  • Have a good knowledge of the independent, luxury travel market
  • Understand how to plan holidays bespoke to clients requirements
  • Computer literacy is imperative and knowledge of the GDS (Gal) is a bonus, but not essential

Tracy Edwards and Winners Best

More than 30 deserving young people, aged from 12 to 19 years-old and from all areas of Surrey, were rewarded on Sunday 10th May at the Surrey Young Superstars 2015 awards, receiving their trophies and certificates from celebrated round-the-world yachtswoman  and Just a Drop patron, Tracy Edwards MBE.

Trophies and certificates

The ceremony took place at Guildford’s Radisson Blu Edwardian Hotel and was organised by the team at Haslemere Travel, in partnership with the county’s largest voluntary youth organisation representative, Surrey Youth Focus.

Romeo Johnston-Hakke & mum

Terence Arnold & family

The awards showcased the many achievements of young people in Surrey, as well as raising awareness of Just a Drop.

Gemma Tracy Brendan Just a Drop

The 2015 award categories and their winners are:

Caring Superstar: 14 year-old Ronnie Barley

Individual Fundraising Superstar (5-12 years): (now 13 year-old) Josh Bryan

Individual Fundraising Superstar (13-19 years): 17 year-old Luke Kitterman

Volunteering Superstar (Individual): 19 year-old Samuel Wong

Volunteering Superstar (Group): Surrey Heath Youth Council

Enterprise Superstar: Epsom & Ewell PHAB youth club

Courageous Superstar: 14 year-old Bella Symons

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Tracy Susanne-Marie Scouts best[8]

The overall winner of the top award, Superstar of the Year, was Ronnie Barley, who also received an ‘Adopt An Animal’ prize from the Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Gemma Antrobus, managing director of founder and joint awards organiser Haslemere Travel said: “Now in their third year, once again Surrey Young Superstars was a wonderful showcase for young people in Surrey – demonstrating their community spirit, unsung bravery and hard work. The judges were hugely impressed by the record number of entries we received and the Haslemere Travel team wish many congratulations to all of the worthy winners.”

All the Highly Commendeds & VIPS

Surrey Youth Focus CEO, Cate Newnes-Smith said: “The event was a fantastic celebration of the positive and inspiring achievements made by young people in Surrey. Voluntary youth organisations from across the county put forward nominations, and we would like to encourage all those supporting young people to get in touch via surreyyouthfocus.org.uk to find out how they could be involved next year.”

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