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Hi,
My name is Jackie Cook; I now live in Northamptonshire but have lived all over the UK and spent 8 years in France. I am married with one son who recently got married.

I have worked in the travel industry for 42 years. I have gained experience in different areas of the industry and have been very fortunate to have travelled extensively during that time. Living in France from the age of 12 gave me an opportunity which only later did I appreciate. I speak fluent French and started my interest in working in the travel industry. I joined Seaspeed Hovercarfts in Dover when I was 18 which then became Hoverspeed and this is where I met my husband who is from Dover.
The summers were great down at the Hoverport but not so much in the winter!

My next positions really became as I followed my husband with his job moves so in 1984 we moved to Peterborough and I joined Thomas Cook. Their training then was fabulous and soon became a travel agent for the first time. We then moved to Leicestershire and like my husband we joined Page and Moy where I stayed for 11 years until I moved to Travel Counsellors in March 2000

My favourite European city has always been Paris, and some recent holidays have been spent cruising on a canal boat in different parts of France. Ask me more about that; it’s a wonderful way to relax and meet the locals. We do also love the Greek islands and have visited many over the years. This year was Crete for the first time but we need to go again as it is a large island and we only saw a small part of it.

I have been fortunate in that the companies I have worked for have seen a benefit in allowing me to travel for educational purposes to countries I would never have expected to visit. These include Peru and the magical Machu Picchu, South Africa and Kenya on exciting safaris, the Caribbean, cruising (on ships as well as canal boats!), Thailand and Malaysia and many more. They even tried to teach me to dive in the Great Barrier Reef. (I did not pass but at least I completed the course!). The latest trip was to New Orleans, what an exciting city that is.

If I have not visited a destination you may be interested in, the Travel Counsellors message board will allow me to find out the answers to your questions. Someone will know.

When you call my number, it will be me who answers; this allows me to build up a rapport with my clients, who then return to me year after year for their holiday arrangements.

We have a 24 hour duty office who are there at the end of a phone line when there is a hurricane , a cancelled flight, companies going bust at the last minute, helping us with clients who become ill or need to get home quickly. This is such a benefit to have when something goes wrong, but also they keep us updated with latest visa and health requirements.

Please give me a try and I promise you will not be disappointed. I will offer to you the best possible professional service you could hope to receive.

I look forward to hearing from you,

Jackie

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