Jo started as a placement student in 2006 as part of her Travel and Tourism Management degree and the rest they say, is history. Born in Newcastle and raised by very active parents, she was lucky enough to spend many summers camping and hiking in the Alps and skiing during the winter. Weekends were spent outdoors mucking about in boats or in the hills, and whilst she begrudged being dragged up windy mountains as a child, she still does all of these things now!
Having joined as a product manager, she travelled from the moment she started and as the company grew, she was lucky enough to visit some incredible destinations.
The first holiday Jo helped set up was our trip to Costa Rica and she just loves the variety of wildlife, the people and the stunning landscapes. She later explored Borneo for us and even managed to bump into Sir David Attenborough in a cave! Jo was also lucky enough to travel to Finnish Lapland as the original member of our team to visit Wilderness Hotel Nellim, where she saw the Northern Lights on the very first night!
Whilst she is now primarily based in the UK office, she loves to read the questionnaires from our clients. She gets a lot of satisfaction from hearing about families sharing experiences and adventures in some stunning parts of the world.
Jo and her sister still go on active family holidays with their parents (husbands in tow), and whilst she is cross her Dad is still fitter than she is, she strongly believes that shared family experiences are one of the most important things in life.
- Meeting Sir David Attenborough in a cave in Borneo is probably a life highlight
- Exploring the Julian Alps and Soča river in Slovenia
- Seeing baby turtles hatching in Costa Rica
- Snowmobiling on the sea ice at Brändön Lodge, Swedish Lapland
- Drinking hot juice around a campfire whilst watching the Northern Lights at Wilderness Hotel Nellim