Steve is one of the companies directors and has been with Omega since almost the very beginning in the early 1980’s, and has been fortunate enough to visit many worldwide destinations in this period. His favourites include the Maldive Islands, Mauritius, Seychelles, Thailand, Indonesia, Canada and home from home… Egypt.
Having recently learned to ski, his true passion is his favourite hobby – scuba diving, be it the chilly UK or more tropical waters worldwide. Steve also looks after the accounts administration within the Company.
A favourite travel memory: Experiencing the local culture, the landscape and diving with Whale Sharks in Djibouti, Africa.
My favourite place: A tough one, but probably the Grand Canyon, with Soneva Fushi Maldives a very close second.
Where do I dream of visiting in the future? – any one of Galapagos, Machu Picchu in Peru, or Vietnam and Cambodia.
Three things to take on a desert island: A companion, mask and snorkel and a book by Bear Grylls called ‘Born Survivor’.
We are delighted to welcome back Louise, who has twenty five years’ experience in the travel industry – seven of those with Omega Travel!
She has travelled extensively, including Europe (most recently a luxury River Cruise), Caribbean, Indian Ocean, South Africa & the USA. Her favourite destinations are South Africa (for safari), West Coast USA & the Greek Islands.
Louise enjoys being part of an independent, unbiased agency, that allows her to source the most suitable options for her clients at a competitive price. She takes great pride in her work and is always enthusiastic.
Favourite travel memory – getting up close to a family of lions with their cubs in Thornybush Game Lodge.
Favourite place – the less commercialised Greek Islands and Turkey.
Wish list of places to visit – top of Louise’s list would be South America and Japan!
Three items to take to a desert island – an endless supply of books, Costa coffee and a snorkel and fins!
Keri has had a passion for travel since an early age and says she was always destined for a career in travel.
She has travelled extensively during her 26 years at Omega and can offer advice and recommendations on many destinations particularly Mauritius, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Dubai.
Keri also knows the short haul destinations well and has an encyclopedic knowledge of the Canary Islands.
Keri is arguably our most popular member of staff due to the fact that her enthusiasm and dedication to ensuring her clients have perfect holidays shines through.
As our shop manager Keri is at the ‘sharp end’ and is usually it’s her smiling face you see upon entering the shop.
A favourite travel memory: Arriving into Sydney at 0600 am after flying for 24 hours.
The sight of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge with the morning sun reflecting off the water was unforgettable.
Where do I dream of visiting in the future: Top of my list is Japan as I would like to see and experience a totally different culture.
From bustling cities to the traditional Ryokans and tea ceremonies it really does look a fascinating country to visit.
Three things to take on a desert island: A very good bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, a fridge to keep said wine in and of course a generator to power the fridge.
Ted is Steves fellow director and has been there nearly as long and they still speak to each other!
Like his fellow workers Ted has been lucky enough to visit some memorable destinations including South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Fiji, Bali, Lombok, Australia and New Zealand.
However he has particularly fond memories of the West Coast of America as that’s where he met his wife (awwww).
Ted also used to be a skier and has skied a good selection of European Resorts including Tignes, Val D’Isere, Sauze D’Oulx, Risoul and Ellmau.
A favourite travel memory: Taking my children to Florida and enjoying their excitement at visiting the theme parks and shows.
My favourite place: Although I enjoy cities such as Rome, Venice and New York I would have to say enjoying a relaxing drink in a ‘boma’ at the end of a Safari drive at Kirkmans Camp in South Africa is hard to beat.
Where do I dream of visiting in the future: The kids would make me choose Florida, my wife would make me choose anywhere hot but I’ve always fancied Argentina, the Galapagos Islands or Namibia.
Three things to take on a desert island: My ipod (on the proviso I can somehow recharge it), a never ending supply of books and a comfortable bed!