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Meet the Tour Managers

Our passion for travel is probably most evident in our tour managers. They accompany the majority of our tours, and are all personally selected to ensure they’re among the best in the business. 

  

They accompany the group throughout the trip, keeping everything running smoothly and safely and helping you get the most out of your time away. They’ve often visited destinations multiple times and can give you all sorts of insider tips. Some of our guests even base their holiday choice around their favourite tour manager’s schedule! 

In addition to our tour managers, we often use expert local guides (such as the friendly ranger-guides at South Africa’s Mala Mala Game Reserve) to provide more specialist insight into a particular attraction or location. And on many of our cruise holidays, you’ll have an experienced cruise director to give you any help, advice or recommendations you need.

On a number of our tours, particularly in Europe, we’ve introduced state-of-the-art Quietvox headsets. These wireless devices allow you to clearly hear the commentary of your tour manager or guide as you explore - no matter how busy or noisy the surroundings - so you can go at your own pace without missing out.


Janice's career in travel commenced around 29 years ago when as part of her work in magazine publishing she was dispatched on a few press trips one of which was to Egypt - her dream destination since her schooldays. This influenced her to make a huge decision to join a small specialist tour operator for single travellers working on tour planning, managing and escorting tours worldwide. She joined Titan Travel in 2000 and continues to explore familiar and new destinations. Tourism has developed massively during these years and she the job brings many challenges. She says her sense of humour is a great attribute at times and she enjoys sharing her unique experiences with our travellers. Janice considers herself fortunate to have found her niche and lives by the motto "find a job you love and you won't have to work a day in your life"!
Janice

John joined the travel industry shortly after leaving school, back when the horizon of tourism was just Spain, Greece and the rest of Europe. With his early life in boarding school John longed to travel and realise his childhood dreams - his passion for travel and hospitality has always played a big part in his life. While working as a resort representative in Spain, he met and married his wife and as a couple ran a hotel and then a public house for 20 years, during which time they brought up their two daughters. John’s wanderlust then returned and he re-joined the travel industry – he has now been a Titan Tour Manager for over 25 years.

John Allen

A solicitor by profession, John is now non-practising and a tour manager with Titan for 21 years. It is his love of travel plus a desire to explore as much of the world as possible stemming from reading and learning about different countries and cultures that inspired his career as a tour manager. For John, the uniqueness of a Titan tour manager is down to a desire to share the world with others and a dedication to the job resulting in our clients having a special holiday experience.

John England

Mark’s always deemed himself to be inquisitive, enjoy a challenge and be open minded to new experiences, it seemed fitting to travel and see the world. Mark has been a Titan Tour Manager for well over 10 years now. He believes all tour managers are unique in various ways and each have their own way of doing things. Mark personally believes the difference is to build a personal and familiar relationship with the group. In fact, many of Mark’s fondest memories of destinations have been because of the groups he was with – "it's the people that make the tour".
Mark Thompson

Rob’s passion for travel started from a very young age, and never waned. Although born in London, Rob’s formative years were spent in a leafy village in Kent. His work background prior to the Tourist Industry was in Market Research, however due to an insatiable curiosity, his wanderlust led him to taking group tours which he has now been doing for over thirty five years, fourteen of which with Titan Travel. No matter how many times Rob leads a tour, there is always something new to explore, and more interesting people to meet. Titan's many diverse and fascinating tours mean Rob is always kept on his toes.
Rob Ingold

Ron has progressed over his 23 years working for Titan Travel to become one of our lead tour managers, who is heavily involved in the training of our tour managers to ensure they meet the exceptionally high standards expected. Ron’s favourite tour is ‘Images of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos’ as it features three amazing countries, with Laos just opening up to the outside world making it a very special place.
Ron Disney

After joining the Merchant Navy in her early 20's, Ruth always knew travel would feature prominently in her life. The role of Tour Manager combines two of the things Ruth is most passionate about - travel and taking care of people. Since joining Titan as a Tour Manager six years ago, Ruth says her main aim is to make each tour as special and enjoyable as it can be for each and every guest and her most fulfilling experiences are when she sees happy travellers, who say she has made a real difference to their overall enjoyment of the holiday.
Karen Power

Geoff has been working in travel for 40 years and has now found his dream job working as a tour manager for Titan Travel. Geoff loves seeing the world and helping ensure all of his customers get as much enjoyment out of their time with him as possible by enhancing the tour experience. Of course, it’s important to know he does have 3 Blue Peter badges, his pride & joy is his silver badge for making a Blue Peter ship out of melon seeds!
Selene Tomlinson