Meet the dedicated travellers from our Hall of Fame
But the one thing that we hear time and time again from our customers is that one of the favourite highlights of any Titan tour is being able to meet like-minded people and make life-long friends. This is one of the main reasons why our dedicated customers come back time and time again. In fact, would you believe that we have 2766 customers who have travelled with us over 10 times! And that out of our 100 most loyal customers, they have taken a staggering 3378 holidays between them. That's 34 tours on average per person.
Our Hall of Fame travellers
This is why we wanted to celebrate some of Titan’s most dedicated epic explorers. These customers have some impressive stats between them - and are still planning further adventures with us next year! From Alan, who has been on our California and Golden West Tour over 15 times to Ann, who has travelled to every single continent. Seeing really is believing…
Derek has travelled to every continent with us and one of his most favourite moments was watching the sun rise behind the Taj Mahal in India. On Derek’s last holiday with us, he travelled to Antarctica and has fond memories of seeing a stand-off between a penguin and a skua bird, known as an aggressive pirate of the seas! When pressed to tell us what his favourite tour has been, he said he it has to be California and the Golden West. Derek says: “It’s the variety on Titan holidays that make them so great. And it’s also the people you are with - they make it so much fun.”
When we asked Alan what his favourite tour is, he said: “It’s hard to choose a favourite tour. I love them all. The best thing about them, though, is meeting new people. After a couple of days the people on the tour become like a family.”Alan has a real soft spot for the USA. In fact, he’s been on our California and the Golden West over 15 times. He’s also been on the Grand American - Coast to Coast three times already and is currently due to go back again later this year! Alan reveals that he is never ever bored doing the same tour again. “I always find new places to visit every single time.”
Frances is a self-confessed Canada addict. Which is why she has been on our Maple Leaf Trail tour 11 times - and is due to return again later this year. Although she is quick to add that every single holiday has been a completely different experience each time. She has also travelled to Australia, New Zealand and all across Europe with Titan Travel, and enjoys going solo.
She says: “When you’re a single traveller you’re doing something different every day with Titan. The groups and people are so kind. You tend to get adopted as a single person. You’re travelling on your own, but not on your own.”
One of Ann’s most special travel memories was from her last trip to Antarctica, which she reveals is now her favourite continent. “The holiday highlight from my last trip was sitting in a Zodiac and being surrounded by whales, they were so close I could have stroked them”. Why is Ann in our Hall of Fame? Well, not only has she been to every continent with Titan, but she has also been on 25 holidays with us. And even though she has so many stories to tell, she recalls being moved to tears when visiting Nagasaki in Japan and seeing where the atomic bomb landed. “It was very emotional,” she admits.
Barry has travelled all over the world with Titan but since 2005 he has celebrated Christmas with us every year on one of our Christmas tours!
He has many happy memories but one of his favourite Christmassy moments was attending midnight mass at Salisbury Cathedral. He is still hoping that he will be spending Christmas with us later this year, too.“I have already booked my 2020 Christmas holiday to Shropshire, and sincerely hope that I will be released from lockdown here in Cornwall in time to enjoy this part of England, which I have yet to experience.”
Robert is well known at Titan HQ because he often shares his wonderful memories with us through his carefully produced photobooks. He has travelled with Titan since 2003, and has been on a whopping 32 trips with us. If he had to pick a particular favourite holiday it would be New Zealand. “The Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand was somewhere my mum always wanted to visit but she didn’t like flying. One of her uncles served in the Royal Navy and Royal New Zealand Navy and was part of the rescue team at the Hawkes Bay earthquake in 1931, so it gave me a chance to see areas of family history.”
Other highlights for Robert include seeing snow monkeys in Japan and seeing a tiger and her two cubs in Ranthambore National Park. He has already booked to see more wildlife on our Ecuador and Galapagos tour in 2021!
Gillian has been on an incredible 43 Titan holidays! She has been travelling with us for the past nine years and one of her favourite tours is California and the Golden West - with Las Vegas being a destination to remember. However, since 2014, she has become a cruise fanatic. In fact, Gillian has been on 22 ocean cruises with us - the most out of all Titan customers.
She says: “I mostly cruise now as it’s so much easier than ' hotel hopping’ and having to unpack just the once. I also just love the wonderful crew on Fred Olsen ships, they are so friendly and I’ve got to know all the regular cruisers as well as the tour managers.”
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Article published on: 8th June, 2020
Ting has a serious case of wanderlust. Having travelled to over 40 countries, it’s her mission in life to make her way through her ever-growing list. Her two young sons have also caught the travel bug, and recent trips have seen them making snow angels in Iceland while watching the Northern Lights, as well as walking alongside elephants in South Africa.