Before founding Essential Escapes in 2002, Emma worked for one of the UK's leading marketing alliances, Great Hotels of the World. In 2000, she launched their first spa directory, The Great Spa Hotels of the World, after travelling extensively around the globe visiting some of the world's top spa destinations and resorts. Her great spa travelling adventure continues in a permanent quest to find new hotels.
Emma gained business development experience at a top six advertising agency before leaving to follow her first love - travel - where she spent a year travelling through South East Asia, New Zealand, Australia, the South Pacific and the Americas.
After becoming a mum in 2005, the new quest became to find the best spa resorts with second-to-none kids facilities so she, and all parents alike could continue to enjoy the luxury spa holidays that had been enjoyed so much! The search continues for more hidden gems....!
Deborah qualified as a Solicitor in 1997 and spent 5 years in the city specialising in Commercial Litigation matters. At the end of 2002 she changed career paths in order to pursue her love of luxury travel.
As co-founder of Essential Escapes, she has spent the last 8 years acquiring first-hand knowledge of our spa hotels and working her way through an impressive list of spa treatments! She is a keen scuba diver, water skier and snow skier and enjoys working these hobbies into her travels wherever possible.
As the mother of 3 young children, her travels focus on researching the hotels and resorts which best cater for the family market. Deborah has visited our hotels and resorts in the Indian Ocean, Asia, Caribbean, Africa, Middle East and Europe.
Atarra's travel career started as a consultant for Walt Disney Attractions, followed by working as a sales consultant at a Mediterranean specialist, creating holidays for the single traveler, couples and families with children. Following that she branched into long haul working for a luxury specialist before joining Tots Too. Her travels have taken her to Greece, Cyprus, Spain, the Canaries, Italy, Portugal, France, Egypt, Morocco, Dubai and Thailand, where she has immersed herself in the culture and experienced some fantastic luxury hotels.
Amanda has spent over fifteen years in the travel industry, working for luxury tailor made and specialist group tour operators in their product and sales departments and has been lucky enough to travel to destinations including Cuba, Mexico, the Caribbean, South East Asia, North Africa and much of Europe. Her favourite destination for relaxation and local hospitality, as well as luxury accommodation, is St Lucia. Amanda has a real passion for travel and treats every holiday as an adventure.
Dhiren’s career started 12 years ago as a travel consultant working for a luxury tour operator specialising in Spain and Portugal, creating holidays for couples and families with children. Following that, Dhiren expanded into furthur destinations within Europe and North Africa. Dhiren has travelled to Cyprus, the Greek Islands, Sardinia, Italy, Portugal, Canary Islands, Egypt and Oman. Dhiren is now expanding his knowledge further afield with our vast array of long haul destinations.
All Air Holidays on this website are ATOL protectedby the Civil Aviation Authority.
Our ATOL number is 5914. We are a member of ABTA, membership number Y0062.