Passionate about all aspects of travel
We love travel. All aspects of travel. And all of our team at Ultimate Destinations do travel, whenever we get the opportunity.
Every member of our team of experienced travel consultants has worked in the travel industry for at least twenty years. Together, our combined aim is to make Ultimate Destinations a “go-to” independent luxury travel agency that our clients return to use again and again.
For us, excellent customer service is key. Every time. We know you are a discerning traveller. We understand just how special your holiday should be. We understand that time is precious and you want to use it well. We will always aim to deliver both great value in a competitive market and a fantastic luxury travel experience. And we will strive to exceed your expectations, time after time after time.
Moreover, Ultimate Destinations works with like-minded tour operators and travel providers for whom travel is everything and to whom nothing is too much trouble. So, tell us where you want to go. Ask us for ideas if you are looking for inspiration and great ideas for your next holiday. Then sit back and let our team of experienced travel consultants do the rest.
Alan Haynes started running Ultimate Destinations back in in 1994. His extensive travel experiences range from hitch hiking in New Zealand to flying first class to Japan. He’s stayed in basic hostels right through to the luxury of five star hotels so knows a thing or two about good accommodation. And he’s passionate about excellent customer service, ensuring that every customer is looked after impeccably throughout their travel experience.
When Alan isn’t busy running Ultimate Destinations, you might just find him enjoying some downtime at his allotment. And he’s always looking at creative ways of incorporating travel with his life-long love of cricket.
Recently visited: Jamaica, Russia, Seychelles & Morocco
Favourite destination: India
I-pod essentials: Neil Young, Coldplay, Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Holiday read: “Last Chance to See” by Douglas Adams & Mark Carwardine and “An Evil Cradling” by Brian Keenan
Top of his travel wish list: Antarctica & South America
Andy Carr is a life long sports fan. So there’s a definite sporting theme to his travel plans. Andy loves golf and has played fantastic courses around the world including Malaysia, Bali, Florida, Caribbean, Ireland and Portugal. He’s also travelled to Australia to follow his passion for cricket and has played tournaments in Europe.
Recently visited: Jamaica, Grenada, Tenerife (The Abama), Mauritius and Sri Lanka
Favourite destination: Malaysia
I-pod essentials: Killers, Beatles
Holiday read: “Penguins stopped play” by Harry Thomson and “Another 4 Weeks” by Mark Ramprakash
Top of his travel wish list: Big Five Safari
Debbie Parker loves salsa dancing and rock ‘n’ roll. She’s recently bought and renovated her house creating a wonderful home where she can live happily with her teenagers as they come and go before/after university. The garden, another passion, is next on her to do list. Debbie has wanted to work in travel since she was 13 and flew to Jersey on a family holiday. And she’s hoping to get back to skiing again one day having previously enjoyed 10 years of ski trips to America, Canada and Europe.
Places recently visited:India, Spain, Paris, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Malaysia.
Favourite destinations: Thailand and Vietnam
I-pod essentials: Enrique Inglesias and anything 60s
Holiday read: trashy stuff and crime
Top of my travel wish list: Costa Rica and Cuba
Over 30 years of travel experience Deborah Sibley has travelled extensively both in Europe and worldwide. She enjoys making your travel ideas a reality.
Favourite destination: The Caribbean – I’ve been to Barbados, Antigua, Grenada and cruised the Caribbean Islands.
Memorable moments: include Table Mountain in South Africa and visiting the home of Elvis in Gracelands Memphis.
In her free time she enjoys: live music, walking her dogs and going to the gym.
Music I enjoy: The Killers, James Morrison, Sam Smith
Top of her travel wish list: Sri Lanka and California
Bob Mortimore has been in the travel business for many years and now specialises in tailor made holidays to Europe, the Far East, Indian Ocean, Caribbean, Middle East, USA, Canada, Africa and Australia/New Zealand.
Bob is a keen city sightseer and beach enthusiast. And he is passionate about music having just made his third CD, entitled, “Time Passes, Things Change”.
Recently Visited: Greece, Thailand, Canada, Barbados, St Lucia, Bali, South Africa
Favourite Destination: The Far East and the Caribbean
IPOD essentials: Cafe Del Mar, J. J. Cale, Eagles
Holiday Read: “The Good Life ” by Martina Cole & “All Too Beautiful” by Steve Marriot
Top of his travel wish list: New Zealand and Japan again
Cathy Heavers thinks the world is a fascinating place. She loves outdoor sports, the mountains and the coast. And when not juggling the demands of her young family and home, it’s likely that you’ll find her out and about on her very pink (it was the only colour available and what’s wrong with pink?) mountain bike or running along parts of the North Wales coast. And she loves gardening – it’s her secret vice and very theraputic; she’s instrumental in getting a school garden up and running in her local village which the children love.
Recently visited: Mauritius, Anglesey (seriously under-rated), London
Favourite destination: Tanzania
I-pod essentials: Jack Savoretti, First Aid Kit, KT Tunstall, The Weeknd
Holiday read: Life After Life – Kate Atkinson
Top of her travel wish list: New Zealand, Northern Lights
Corin Germany loves cruising (she’s a ACE Ambassador Member). a world wide cruise expert, she has cruised with and toured the ships of many excellent cruise lines including Regent Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Princess, P&O, Fred. Olsen, Viking River Cruises and Hurtigruten.
Corin has particularly enjoyed experiencing the individual personality of the Caribbean Islands especially St. Lucia, Antigua, Barbados, Grand Cayman, Grenada and the Bahamas.
Favourite destination: The Caribbean
I-pod essentials: Hall & Oates and Michael Buble
Holiday read: The Bridges of Madison County plus a Michael Morpurgo or two
Top of her travel wish list: Singapore and Botswana
With over thirty years experience working in the travel industry, Denise Lederman has built up a wealth of knowledge. This comes, not only in selling holidays and organising business travel, but from her own extensive travel.
Denise’s favourite type of holiday is a cruise (she’s a CLIA Member). She’s cruised with and toured the ships of many cruise lines. Denise has travelled extensively around Canada, the USA, Israel and the Far East as well as through Europe on various cruises.
Favourite destinations: Canada and Israel
Favourite Cruise Line: Azamara
Doesn’t own an I-pod but if she did: Genesis; Donny Osmond and anything in-between
Holiday read: Danielle Steele (provides little or no thought) or John Grisham
Top of her travel wish list: Las Vegas and New Zealand.