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South Quay Travel & Leisure

South Quay Travel & Leisure has been providing a tailor made group travel service for groups for over 25 years and our team of experts can arrange anything from a two week luxury break in Dubai to a three day tour of County Cork, the only boundaries are your time and budget!

Our holidays are not generally available to the public, therefore we do not incur the same distribution costs and can provide you with excellent value products. The destinations and hotels that we use have been carefully researched and are all places that we would be excited to go to ourselves and the range of options available ensures that any group can find something to meet their needs, whether it be families, school groups, social groups or groups of friends.

South Quay Travel & Leisure are a part of the Cruise & Maritime Travel & Leisure Group.

The South Quay Travel Team

Peter Stratton
Managing Director

Having spent the majority of my career in travel, I consider myself extremely lucky to now be heading up a business where tailor-making tours, trips and excursions for a vast array of clients keeps us constantly challenged to create and design amazing itineraries across the globe.


My favourite holiday experiences include skiing and snorkelling (not normally in the same place!), although I am as happy walking (or cycling) the coastal paths of Great Britain & Ireland or wining and dining in the Mediterranean sunshine…..and the fact I can see France from my back garden means we head off there whenever we get a chance.

Tricia Regan
Sales Manager
01708 802381

I specialised in the cruise sector for four years with Cruise and Maritime Voyages and during the summer of 2016, moved over to head up the sales team of South Quay Travel & Leisure.


Favourite Destination: Seville has been popular this year and is set to extend into 2018 as it continues to celebrate its Baroque artistic heritage and renaissance of the city. I've heard great feedback, never been a better time to visit. My love affair with Spain, its easy access, goes way back and for sure the Andalusian capital is next on the radar.

Lianne Messis
Sales & Operations Team Leader
01708 802388

My passion for travel started 8 years ago when I started my career in luxury travel however for over 3 years group travel is where my heart lies. The organising of a whole group with all different wants, needs and reasons for travelling allows me to ensure all details are perfect.


Favourite Destination: My favourite destination for touring has to be India, the sights, people, culture and purity in the country is something you have to experience first hand however when closer to home, I do enjoy sampling an evening in London and a night at the theatre.

Rebecca Ray
Sales & operations Executive
01708 802388

I have worked in group travel for the last 6 years and love the creativity that goes into the tours. I have planned 300 people to perform at Disneyland Paris, a large family of 50 to explore the northern lights as well as a ship society to travel along the Panama Canal.


Favourite Destination: One of my most memorial trips for me personally, was when I hired a car and took to the open roads of America exploring the small town of San Luis Obispo on the west coast and finishing in New York for Independence Day (4th July).

Therese Breslin
Product Manager

I head up the Product Team at South Quay Travel & Leisure and love the fact that group travel is now seen as a ‘trendy’ thing to do. The market is attracting more and more adventurous travellers, meaning that sourcing tours remains a dynamic and exciting field to be part of.


Favourite Destination: My favourite long haul destination is India; it’s just a totally different world – full of contrasts, colour, nature, flavours and of course beaming smiles!

Laure Pickup
Product Executive

The travel industry is great and you meet people from so many different countries and horizons as well as working with people’s dreams. Being French with some Italian touches, I always really enjoy being able to use foreign languages with our suppliers. I have been in the company for the last 16 and a half years.


Favourite Destination: Places I have travelled are mainly in Europe and include Austria, Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain and indeed to my native country France and Disneyland Paris. Outside of Europe I have only been to the Big Apple but there are so many more destinations to learn about which I look forward to visit one day.

Joe Parente
Purchasing & Contracts Manager

Being a contract manager for over 25 years my work has taken me to many great destinations far and wide.


Favourite Destination: One place is particularly close to my heart and that's Italy, offering great skiing locations up north to sun kissed sandy beaches to the south with mouthwatering cuisine and great hospitality awaiting you .

Louise Price
Marketing Executive

Marketing is my passion and I have over 9 years experience. I am new to the travel industry but love that what I do can help inspire people to book a particular trip or visit a certain destination.


Favourite Destination: A destination that I would really like the opportunity to explore is China, with the scenery, culture, history (and the Pandas of course). For something a little closer to home, I love Bruges and would like to re-visit Paris as I have not been since I was a child. The fact it is so easily accessible by train, a long weekend is definitely on the cards!

David Mbiyu
Graphic Designer

I'm a Graphic Designer, who loves to travel due to the intrigue of discovering the new, learning a new culture, and of course the numerous Instagram opportunities.


Favourite Destination: My favourite tours are Brazil and Vietnam, the view of Rio from the Sugarloaf mountain is spectacular as was riding the Reunification Express train from Ho Chin Minh City to Da Nang close to the old DMZ line.

Carol Donoghue
Reception

I have been part of South Quay Travel for 20 years and have seen the growth of the company and how the tours have reached new and exciting destinations.


Favourite Destination: My favourite trips are to the Canary Islands for all year round sun but this year I hope to travel to Canada and to be able to tick one of the 7 nature wonders of the world off of my bucket list.

South Quay Travel History

If you are looking for expert advice on destinations, hotels or excursions our team of specialists are on hand to help. They have personally visited many of the featured products and are therefore able to pass on their first hand knowledge and advise accordingly. The minimum group size we normally quote on is 20, however we often have packages available that require no minimum numbers, so no matter how small your group is it's always worth giving us a call.

We are a Member of ABTA which means you have the benefit of ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. Many of the travel arrangements that we sell are protected in case of the financial failure of the travel company. Please ask us about the protection that applies to your booking.

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For reassurance, value for money and added value that can be passed on to you and other members of your group look no further than South Quay Travel & Leisure. With our reputation, knowledge and expertise, why wait, contact us today.

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Becky and Lianne were invaluable to me in planning my huge group booking to Disneyland Paris.

196 of us went to perform as part of the Disney Performing Arts programme and they made it a fantastic experience. We had all sorts of obstacles thrown at us with snow and Eurostar strikes but nothing was too much trouble. 'No train to Disneyland???', 'no problem', coaches were organised to take us the rest of the way. Becky kept in touch the whole time checking we were taken care of. I highly recommend South Quay Travel, we have memories to last a lifetime.

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Cops, Sheffield Performing Arts

Everything had been taken care of from the moment we arrived.

I recently took my group on a wonderful tour of India's 'Golden Triangle' and then on up to Shimla in the Himalayas, arranged for us by South Quay Leisure and Travel. Everything had been taken care of from the moment we arrived. The transport, the transfers, the hotels, the guides, the porters, the admissions to all the wonderful places we visited, plus much much more besides. We had the experience of a lifetime and the company had left no stone unturned in ensuring the content and comfort of our tour.

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Andrea Golder, Thames Valley Tours

The support we received was exceptional.

Thank you so much for a fantastic Numeracy trip to Disneyland Paris. The experience was excellent for all our pupils. They all enjoyed themselves enormously. We will certainly be booking again with South Quay Travel.

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Graham Baird, Principal Teacher of Mathematics & Numeracy, St Luke's High School

A wonderful weekend

We are just back from Lyon, and I wanted to say the organisation from your end was excellent, we both had a wonderful weekend.

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Mr Kiloh, Lyon by Rail Summer 2018

The team are brilliant to deal with; friendly, organised and very accommodating.

South Quay Travel have organised a number of trips away for us. Disneyland Paris being a highlight for us this year, they looked at many options to get this within a price range I knew our group would pay, fantastic value for money. Well done guys.

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Neil King, Leisure Benefits Coordinator JL Cheadle, Didsbury & Trafford, John Lewis Partnership

We are all grateful for your effort in providing us with such an opportunity.

A superb trip. The hotel was great both in location, quality of facilities and the meals provided. The pacific anchorages cruise was the best for many on a luxury catamaran yacht that went the 12 miles or so out in to the Pacific Ocean to make sure we got to see every ship! Well done with all the plans and arrangements for this trip which meant for all of us it was a trip of a lifetime in every sense.

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Stephen Marginson, Thames Ship Society