TERRA TRAVEL - Key Persons
Barbara comes to Terra Travel with almost 20 experience in the travel industry. "I fell in love with this industry very quickly and to be honest couldn't see myself working
in any other field now" says Barbara. " "The variety,complexity and daily challenges keep my job exciting and I learn something new daily. I am passionate about putting
together complicated itineraries for people who want to create memories. I have lots of experience of tailor making Canada, USA and Australia along with worldwide
I have just graduated from Ulster University having studied International Travel and tourism with Spanish-always with the mindset of making a career in travel. Having spent 8 months living and working in Lanzarote- I would have to say this would be my favourite destination! I am a keen traveller myself having travelled to many European destinations and the USA- but my favourite destinations to date would have to be New York and Orlando. I am looking forward to a great career in travel with Terra Travel.
Carla has been with Terra Travel for 10 years now. "My passion for travel stemmed from an early age, visiting family and working in the United States. My favourite destination outside America would have to be Croatia, but I love travel in general and my job with Terra Travel."
- Company Secretary
Damian has been with Terra Travel for 25 years now after 7 years working for Danske Bank. Damian covers all areas of business and is a keen traveller himself. "I am passionate about travel and about Terra Travel, and my time with the company has given me the opportunity to visit many places." Damian is a keen golfer and lists Florida as his favourite golf destination. "Closer to home, Spain is my favourite European destination as it provides such a wide range of things to do and places to go"
Desy has been in travel for 15 years now having worked for some large companies before joining Terra Travel in 2010. He has travelled to many places such as Mexico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Canaries, Greece and Bulgaria. "I would have to say my favourite spots so far are Amsterdam, Barcelona and Madrid."
Janine now has 17 years experience in travel and started working in Terra Travel as a trainee in August 1999. After a 2 year spell with Aer Lingus, she returned to Terra Travel where she has remained since. She has travelled to many places in her 17 years in travel and is often the last person to leave the office at night. She lists her areas of expertise as Cruise, USA, Mexico, Disneyland Paris and Dubai as well as many European destinations.
Laura has worked in the Travel industry for nearly 15 years 7 of them with Terra Travel. "One of my favourite destinations in Australia where I spent a year living and working. I love the Australian way of life, the fantastic sandy beaches and the cosmopolitan cities. To me Australia is a must-see."
Laura says travel is her dream job and specialises in weddings abroad. "Having planned my wedding 5 years ago, I understand how much time and detail goes into getting married, from choosing your destination through to choice of meals and music."
Louise has been working in Terra Travel since 1991 and is responsible for looking after the day to day running of the accounts, which is crucial to the success of Terra Travel. "I thoroughly enjoy working away at my desk, but I have to say I am a complete Game of Thrones nerd and can't wait to visit the set locations, especially Croatia, Morocco and Iceland."
Maria has been working with Terra Travel from 1983 and started as an accounts administrator. Back then there were two branches, the head office in Lurgan and a second in Rushmere. "Family values are extremely important to me and as Terra Travel is a family owned business I couldn't think of working anywhere else. Terra Travel could not run without our superb Accounts Department of which I am proud to be their Manager. After thirty plus years of working here I still get a buzz from my job."
Marie has worked for Terra Travel all her working life and still sees this as her dream job. Marie has a genuine love for travelling the world but says her favourite place to go is Italy. "I have been to Florence, Pisa, Venice, Lake Garda, Amalfi Coast, Sardinia, Rome and my favourite place of all, Sicily, where I loved discovering small villages in the hilltops = famous partly for the Godfather movie. The food and wine I find hard to beat anywhere else."
Nicola Has worked in the travel industry for 18 years now and has been fortunate to travel to destinations as diverse as Hong Kong and Thailand. "I have first-hand knowledge of many destinations which I can share with my clients in their quest for a perfect holiday." Nicola goes to say "Planning ahead means availing of early discounts, free child places and a wide range of destinations to choose from. Working at Terra Travel means we are trained to the highest level and are always able to offer our clients the most up to date information and the best value possible for their holiday."
I have just completed a 2 year course in Travel and Tourism and am delighted to have started a career with Terra Travel. My favourite places to go are Tenerife and Costa del Sol but already I have sold a wide variety of places in my new role.
I am looking forward to a great career with Terra Travel
- Member of the Accounts Department
Pat is the newest member of the Accounts Department, she has enjoyed her time with us so far, "it is an absolute pleasure to be working with Terra Travel. Already I've come to appreciate the outstanding service and efficiency that comes with working in one of the top independent travel agencies in the UK."
Rachel has been in travel for more than 8 years now (having previously worked in our Rushmere office before coming to Portadown).
I love travelling and have been to many places including Mexico,Orlando, Las Vegas, Spain and Portugal says Rachel. I also love
- Travel Consultant
- Travel Consultant / Shannon
studied Travel and Tourism at both A level and Degree level. A lover of all things travel, Shannon has travelled to the United States and to many European countries; "My favourite place has to be Ibiza" says Shannon I love the nightlife and the beaches there". So far I have loved my time at Terra Travel!
Sharon came straight to Terra Travel from college some 25 years ago after achieving her BTEC in Travel & Tourism. She has built a vast knowledge of travel during this time with visits to Las Vegas, Chicago, Boston, New York, Orlando, Bermuda, as well as many European destinations and recently added a day-trip to Lapland to her repertoire. Sharon says "I love cruising and have been lucky to take several cruises in my time with Terra Travel, but in general I just love to travel." Sharon can deal with any travel request and her motto remains; "No challenge is too big or too small."
Sheila now has 26 years in Terra Travel and has held various roles in the company. She lists New York, Boston, Florida, Barbados and Australia as her favourite long-haul destinations with Spain, Portugal, Italy and Bulgaria among her favourite European places visited.
She concentrates her sales on Ski, Lakes and Mountains, Eurocamp and tailor-made holidays. Sheila is a fitness fanatic listing running, cycling and mountain walking among her hobbies.
Terra Travel was founded in 1972 by its present chairman Terry Murphy. Originally dealing with school and group travel, the company has grown to become one of the best know brands on the Northern Ireland travel scene with offices in Lurgan, Portadown and Rushmere Shopping Centre.
Terence has been in travel for 34 years now, having worked in London and Australia in his early days. He has travelled extensively in Europe, Asia, Australia and USA. He lists his favourite places visited as India. He is an expert in Asia, Australia and India of course, but has been to America more than 20 times and enjoys creating tailor-made holidays there.
Tracy has been in travel for over 17 years now, working for several companies before joining Terra Travel. "I have been in travel since I left school and love my job with Terra Travel." Tracy has travelled to Cyprus (her favourite holiday spot), Turkey, Tenerife, Salou, Gran Canaria and Croatia, as well as Disneyland Paris. Tracy can create your perfect holiday no matter where you want to go.
- Ski & Senior Travel Consultant
Tricia joined Terra Travel in Sept 2016 and brings a wealth of experience to the team having worked in travel now for 26 years both on the high street and in Tour operating.
" I have loved holidays from a young age" says Tricia, "and my main passion is skiing, I have skied all over Europe, Canada & USA . I got married in the British Virgin Islands and am equally comfortable arranging weddings on the beach or on the slopes. Having travelled as a solo traveller and a single parent I always put myself in my customers shoes to fully understand their needs."