Meet the Team

Paul Donnelly - Director

I am lucky to have had a 38 year career in travel.

I have experienced so many wonderful things over these years. Flying to the Dominican Republic on the aptly named Flying Pig, the first charter flight into the country & being on the first flight to Izmir in Turkey with Lancaster Holidays.

The most fascinating country I have visited has to be Vietnam with its history, energy and spirituality. The people are so inspiringly positive after all they have been through.

My most indulgent destination has to be Mauritius – a special place for me as I got married there at the Le Tousserok  Hotel  in 1992, staying in the duchess of York suite. A truly beautiful island.

I have seen so many changes in the travel industry over the years and I am still as passionate about travel as I was when I started as a young man.

Vannessa Clarke - Sales Manager

Hello I am Vannessa and for those that know me you know my passion for travel. 

Having trained at Preston College I then went to work overseas as a ski chalet manager something that gave me the opportunity to experience the winter climates as by nature I do love the sun.

Since returning I have worked in sales which I have thrived in and absolutely love the face to face contact with my clients. I am blessed to have many lovely clients that return year on year to book their travel plans with myself.

I have been in the industry for over 20 years and I have been very fortunate to experience lots of amazing hotels and destinations. Dubai and Mauritius being my favorites but I also love all the Greek Islands.

Currently I have been with Welcome Travel for 11 years and I love every moment.

I take great pride in helping clients plan their travel experiences and provide great recommendations. 

 I especially enjoy coordinating weddings from hen/stag parties to the wedding day itself and honeymoon. I can help with all your planning and also your document enquiries.

From the ski slopes to warmer climates I have the expertise to help with all your travel requirements.

I look forward to seeing you all soon.

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