Meet The Team
Since its creation over twenty five years ago, AmeriCan and Worldwide Travel, along with AmeriCan Ski, has grown steadily, building its reputation on the knowledge and experience of a small and very dedicated team. We pride ourselves on our creativity in designing tailor made Summer & Ski holidays to America and Canada, as well as many other Worldwide destinations to suit our clients individual requirements. Our Staff have all travelled extensively throughout North America & the rest of the World and have detailed knowledge of many different destinations.
With an emphasis on providing a service that is both personal and flexible, we continue to strive to be a cut above the rest. In providing a unique consultation service by telephone, email or alternatively in the comfort of our welcoming offices, we offer our customers something different from the usual High Street booking experience. So whether you choose to call in for an informal chat about your travel plans, or alternatively telephone or email your requirements to us we can begin to design you an amazing holiday at an affordable price, saving you time and money.
Our bright and friendly offices located in the heart of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, are only a few minutes from the mainline railway station. We offer a convenient appointment service and limited free parking for clients calling in to our office.
Matthew Thompson (Manager)
With over fifteen years’ experience in the business, working for both small independent agents and large long haul tour operators, Matt has spent 3 years living and working in Canada and is a ski and road-tripping expert.
MOST RECENT NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION: Michigan & the Great Lakes.
FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: Wyoming and the iconic Yellowstone National Park.
FAVOURITE CANADIAN DESTINATION: The slopes of Whistler.
FAVOURITE WORLDWIDE DESTINATION: The South Island of New Zealand.
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Heli-skiing in the Coastal Mountains near Whistler and taking a campervan through the Rockies.
NEXT STOP: Nashville & New Orleans.
Gillian Dellar (Senior Travel Consultant)
Gillian has more than twenty years of experience working in leisure travel and has a real passion for travel, not only within North America, but all over the world.
MOST RECENT NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION: A family holiday to Orlando, Florida.
FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: The music, culture and hospitality of the Deep South.
FAVOURITE CANADIAN DESTINATION: Niagara Falls.
FAVOURITE WORLDWIDE DESTINATION: Barbados.
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Experiencing the iconic Hornblower excursion, feeling the spray of Niagara on my face and flying above the awe-inspiring Grand Canyon on a helicopter trip – Mother Nature at her finest!
NEXT STOP: Halifax & Atlantic Canada.
James Pavlou (Senior Travel Consultant)
James has nearly twenty years of experience working in leisure travel and has enjoyed a lifetime of travel to the USA and all over the world.
MOST RECENT NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION: Pittsburgh, PA
FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: The unique vibe of Santa Monica.
FAVOURITE CANADIAN DESTINATION: Vancouver and the Sunshine Coast.
FAVOURITE WORLDWIDE DESTINATION: Hanoi, Vietnam.
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Road tripping from Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon, lazy brunches in South Beach Miami, and meeting the mouse at Anaheim.
NEXT STOP: New England.
Tina Braiden (Senior Travel Consultant)
Tina has worked in leisure travel for 40 years and more recently specialised in USA and Canada.
MOST RECENT NORTH AMERICAN DESTINATION: California.
FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: New England in the Fall.
FAVOURITE CANADIAN DESTINATION: Banff & the Canadian Rockies.
FAVOURITE WORLDWIDE DESTINATION: Antigua.
HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Driving the Pacific Coast Highway and experiencing everything from the lights of Las Vegas to the basking seals on the California beaches.
NEXT STOP: Vancouver