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At getabed, we strongly, and rightly feel our staff are our biggest asset. We count ourselves lucky to have some of the most accomplished, capable and motivated staff in the travel industry. We try very hard to continually develop our staff and sustain our team spirit. Keeping the ‘small company’ atmosphere and spirit as we grow is challenging, but is something we are very successful at.

With customer service our number one priority, we only bring on board team players, who share our passion for the highest levels of service. This is an imperative component in our achievement of having, arguably, the best reputation for customer care.

We are so proud of our staff that we want our customers to meet them all so they can see who they are dealing with. We believe this helps in building a rapport with our customers, which is vital to our continuing success.

Please meet our team…..

Abdalla Wageeh

Job Title
Contracts Manager UAE
Start Date
01 February 2017
Experience
I started my career in Travel in 1997 in Egypt where I was a front office Assistant Manager, for a family run hotel. I then worked for another hotel in Egypt for 5 years before returning to Dubai and working for Emirates NBD bank. I wanted to return to working in Travel. I worked initially for GTA as an Operations Supervisor and eventually I was promoted to a Contractor. Upon leaving GTA I moved to Arabian Explorers where I stayed for over a year until becoming a Contractor for the UAE market working for Getabed.
Interests

I am interested in History, Arts, Literature and Football

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A By the beach

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Jabal (Mountain) Hafeet in Al Ain City

Q Who is the most famous person you've met?

A Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Rashed.

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island

A A lighter

Q What one person would you take on a desert island

A Myself

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Sit and watch people

Q What is your best physical feature?

A My Hair

Q What is the first thing you notice about people?

A Their eyes

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Chandler Bing from Friends

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Many - One of them is a Range Rover Vogue

Amanda Peers

Job Title
Head of Operations
Start Date
21st November 2016
Experience
I have studied, travelled and worked within the travel industry since leaving school. 10 years of my career was with TUI Travel. I started as the Overseas Development Manager for First Choice Holidays working in marketing, branding overseas at all touchpoints and reinventing their in-resort Children’s Clubs proposition. I then moved across to the Specialist Division working firstly on updating their overseas service to a premium offering as their Service Delivery Manager. I was promoted to the Head of Customer Services where I was responsible for fulfilling approx. 350K customer holidays per year for 9 brands. This included supplier confirmations, ticketing & dispatch, forced changes, in-resort service, incident management and post-holiday complaints.
Interests

I love being outdoors especially with my girls, so at the weekend you will find us cycling, walking and swimming. I also play hockey for Brighton and Hove. I am currently doing my second stage Makaton course with my husband.

Q What's a useless fact about yourself?

A I am a pescetarian

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A Probably more infamous. Margaret Thatcher at a BA & Disney conference for Disney’s 25th year anniversary

Q What vices do you have?

A Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles, in my glass, in my bath or in the air

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Would call it hoarding of anything that belongs to my girls

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A My girls of course

Q What’s your motto in life?

A Home is where the heart is 😊

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Sorry Ant and Dec

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Aiden Turner all dark and mysterious mmmmm

Q What is the most daring thing you've ever done?

A Skydive in Florida. It was the best high ever!

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A South Africa for the world cup 2010 amazing! Mauritius for my honeymoon. Not forgetting any European ski resort.

Billy Sandle

Billy Sandle
Job Title
IT/System Support Executive
Start Date
03/09/2015
Experience
I started my working life at the AMEX stadium in Falmer, waiting on tables and serving pies from a stand – it’s as exciting as it sounds. Moving on 12 months I ended up in a Costa Coffee store in the centre of Brighton, where I met some wonderful people and perfected my coffee crafting! While I was at Costa I studied endless IT related subjects at sixth form, and since September 2015 landed my first position in my area of interest, here at getabed!
Interests

From time to time I end up repairing a friend’s phone or offering free IT advice... but I would prefer to be sat on my bed watching Netflix 24/7. I enjoy spending time with good company, and I love spending time with good company if a glass of red wine or four are involved.

Q What's a useless fact about yourself?

A I can (normally) replace the screen of an iPhone 5 in less than five minutes.

Q What's the highest place you've ever been?

A Probably somewhere in Switzerland... I went on a school trip there when I was 11, and remember being at the top of some snowy mountain during the summer.

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A Any kind of free food. Regardless of the occasion, giving me free food will make me love you.

Q What's the worst present you've ever received?

A About 30 pairs of socks... apparently my parents think I’m hard to buy for.

Q What's your motto in life?

A Learner today, leader tomorrow.

Q If you could own any car what would it be?

A McLaren P1

Q If you could be an animal, what would it be?

A A really really really fat house cat.

Q What couldn't you live without?

A My iPad mini.

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Italy

Q What's your favourite hotel visited?

A Eden Andalou Spa & Resort, Marrakech, Morocco

Andy Winstanley

Andy Winstanley
Job Title
IT Director
Start Date
28th November 2005
Experience
I have over 29 years experience in the travel industry (although I know I don't look that old) and have had a varied career with roles including tour operating, retail, e-commerce, marketing, IT and sales. I have had many responsibilities since I've been with getabed and now have overall responsibility for the Systems and IT department. We have a fantastic team and I am hugely proud of what we have achieved together so far and thank you all for your part in our growth and success!
Interests

Most of my spare time is devoted to coaching my sons U12's football team and our new found love of Futsal!

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A There’s nowhere better than Brighton!

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A World Trade Centre, New York

Q What vices do you have?

A Red Wine

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A My three children

Q What’s the worst present you’ve ever received?

A A boot tidy for the car!

Q In a film about your life, what actor would play you?

A Richard Gere

Q What couldn't you live with out?

A My iPhone

Q What is your favourite travel destination?

A Could choose between Barcelona, Amsterdam and Polzeath

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A Serena Beach Hotel, Malindi, Kenya

Clive Blanthorn

Clive Blanthorn
Job Title
Purchase Ledger Clerk
Start Date
30th April 2012
Experience
I have been an accountant, in one guise or another, since leaving sixth form 16 years ago. I am AAT qualified and until I joined getabed my background was mainly within practice, which gave me a wide variety of companies and businesses, record production and work ethic. I did spend a year working for a civil engineering company as their company accountant. I enjoy working with numbers and I wish to put all my efforts into one company alone. This is my first position in the travel industry, and am really enjoying being part of the friendly team that's getabed.
Interests

Music, socialising and walking (normally with dog). I also used to line dance but my knees will not hold up to it on a regular basis at the moment.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Texas, USA. Where a cowboy hat doesn't look out of place

Q What’s a useless fact about yourself?

A I think I may be an American trapped in an Englishman's body

Q What vices do you have?

A Fast food is a big vice

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A The best gift I received was that of becoming a daddy!

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Not so much a collector, as a hoarder

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Dog the Bounty Hunter, I want boots like his

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Walt Disney World Florida. Truly magical

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A A good sharp axe

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort

Emma Tipler (Known as Louise)

Emma Tipler (Known as Louise)
Job Title
Customer Support Team Leader
Start Date
19th Novermber 2012
Experience
This is my first job working in the travel industry. I first started to develop an interest in the sector by working in hotels and living in Barcelona for 4 years, where I worked for an American company in credit control . I have worked in Customer Services for over 10 years now and know how important it can be, I enjoy being able to practice these skills in a sector I’m passionate about.
Interests

I enjoy meeting new people and socialising, going out with friends and shopping of course. Music is a major interest and am looking to get back into being in a band.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Maldives

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A Rum

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A My boyfriend

Q What's the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Head to Cartier and the bank!

Q What's the best present you've ever received?

A My 1976 VW Beetle

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Ant and Dec

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Bentley

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

Q What's the most daring thing you've ever done?

A Moved to Spain on my own aged 19

Q What couldn't you live without?

A TEA

Fabrizia Buccilli

Fabrizia Buccilli
Job Title
Customer Support Agent
Start Date
10th August 2015
Experience
I have a degree in Tourism and my first job was customer support and customer care for a hotel chain in Italy. As it was a seasonal job after 3 years I decided to move to England where I worked in a restaurant and settled into life on the south coast making lots of precious friends. After 1 ½ years I finally found the job I was looking for here at getabed, a position that brings me back to a career I left in the travel industry.
Interests

Spending time with my family (when I’m in Italy!). I am truly passionate about modern dance and I love basketball as well.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A It usually changes at least once every two years..at the moment I would say Dubai!

Q What was your nickname at school?

A It was “Buccia” which in English means “peel” (it comes from my surname Buccilli)

Q What’s a useless fact about yourself?

A I have a phobia of bees.

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A Sun lotion!!

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Travelling everywhere for free! What else?!

Q What vices do you have?

A I bite my nails

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A There is a star in the sky that has my name :)

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Alfa Romeo Giulietta.

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Justin Timberlake!!

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A I can’t decide if I haven’t visited every place....can I?

Goddess Lou Mapa

Goddess Lou Mapa
Job Title
Contracting Executive
Start Date
7th June 2015
Experience
I have 3 years experience in the hospitality industry & 4 years in the travel industry with a background in front office, reservations and contracting. I have enjoyed being able to include offering outstanding service to diverse clients with anticipation to exceed expectations.
Interests

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Spain / Australia

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A At The Top, Burj Khalifa Sky

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Key Chains

Q What’s your motto in life?

A If you can see it in your mind, you’re going to hold it in your hands.

Q What’s the first thing you notice about people?

A Teeth

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Ferrari La Ferrari

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A Bird

Q What couldn't you live with out?

A Mobile phone + headset

Q What is your favourite travel destinations?

A Europe and South America

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A One & Only Royal Mirage Dubai

Hanzel Dauigoy

Hanzel Dauigoy
Job Title
Product Assistant
Start Date
31 August 2014
Experience
I worked in various Business Process Outsourcing companies which I gained substantial work experience in Information Technology and then I moved to Dubai in 2008. I've now worked for 6 six years in the travel industry.
Interests

I love to play basketball, watch movies, window shopping and if I’m not doing those things I sleep.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Palawan

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Mayon Volcano

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Get naked!

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A T-shirt (first gift from my son and daughter)

Q What’s your motto in life?

A Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die!

Q What's the first thing you notice about people?

A Eyes

Q Who's your favourite TV personality?

A Jennifer Aniston

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Ferrari

Q If you could be any animal what would you be?

A An Eagle

Huda Ansari

Huda Ansari
Job Title
Customer Support Agent
Start Date
21st June 2015
Experience
I completed my MBA in Marketing and I have always wanted to work in the travel industry. After my studies I started working with a travel company in 2011 as a Business Development Executive where I had the opportunity to deal with different corporate clients. I believe in time management & hard work. I am still fairly new to Dubai and I am enjoying my role at getabed where I can utilise my experience & skills.
Interests

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Dubai

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Jebel Hafeet

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A My husband

Q What’s your best physical feature ?

A I think my eyes

Q Are you collector of anything?

A Watches & Shoes

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A GUESS Watch from my Sis

Q What ‘s the first thing you notice about people?

A Their Personality

Q What’s your motto in life?

A Always follow the right path & never give up.

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Mercedes SLR Mclaren

Q What couldn’t you live without?

A My Family & My iPhone

Q What is your favourite travel destination?

A Bodrum city Turkey & Paris

Q What is your favourite hotel visited?

A Hotel Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet

Jackie Martin

Job Title
Customer Care Agent
Start Date
17th November 2014
Experience
I worked at Thomas Cook as a Customer Relations Executive/ Senior Customer Relations for 5 years. I loved the challenge of that role but the office was relocated. From there I spent 18 months living in Canada and working as a front desk agent in a busy hostel. I am enjoying my role as a Customer Care Agent at getabed and helping the agents with their enquiries.
Interests

I am very outdoorsy and love to hike and bike. I am passionate about travel and have visited 5 different continents. I also love skiing and recently became a certified scuba diver.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A My own tropical island

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Cusco Peru

Q What one person would you choose to take to a desert island?

A Bear Grylls

Q What is your best physical feature?

A My smile

Q What vices do you have?

A Addicted to hot chilli sauce

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Any kind of 4x4

Q In a film about your life, what actor(ess) would play you?

A Angelina Jolie

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A A tiger because they are strong and pretty

Q What is the most daring thing you have ever done?

A Travelled most of the world on my own

Q What is your favourite hotel visited?

A My own little beach hut on Tioman Island, Malaysia

Jane Nobleza

Jane Nobleza
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Start Date
July 2014
Experience
My previous work experiences were in the hospitality sector and recently in a travel company as an Accounts Assistant. I am looking forward to a more challenging role as part of the Getabed finance team.
Interests

Interests

Chatting with families and friends, net surfing, strolling and holidays.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Austria

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A My Phone

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A The one who inspired me

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A IPAD 4

Q What’s the worst present you’ve ever received?

A Not worst but funny - A box of artificial flowers for my birthday

Q What’s your motto in life?

A Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.

Q What’s the first thing you notice about people?

A Their smile

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Ben Affleck

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A Puppy

Q What couldn't you live with out?

A My family

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Asia Pacific Countries and Europe

Jasmin Basilio

Jasmin Basilio
Job Title
Accounts Payable Clerk
Start Date
12th August 2013
Experience
I moved to Dubai back in 2009 and started working in accounts for another travel company before joining Getabed.
Interests

I love reading books, watching fiction movies & series, shopping and going on holidays.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Ireland.

Q What's a useless fact about yourself?

A I am a show maniac.

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A The love of my life.

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Books.

Q What's your motto in life?

A Appreciate what you have, before time teaches you to appreciate what you had.

Q What is the first thing you notice about people?

A Eyes, for they are the windows to the soul.

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Audi R8 Spyder.

Q In a film about your life, what actor(ess) would play you?

A Shailene Woodley

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Ian Somerhalder.

Q If you could be an animal, what would it be?

A A dolphin.

Q What is your favourite hotel visited?

A Shangri-la Qaryat Al Beri.

Jessah Belle Alvarez

Jessah Belle Alvarez
Job Title
Product Assistant
Start Date
8th February 2015
Experience
Starting out as a Secretary back in 2007 has allowed me to get to know the ropes with regards to handling the day to day operations of a DMC. Through having a good exposure on how the business works, it has also served as a good training ground for me. The role has enhanced my skills which made me suitable for the role of a CIS Reservation Agent. From 2008-2012, the responsibilities that came along with my job has given me opportunities to grow not only as a professional, but also as an individual. My eagerness to look for challenges has driven me to move to another company where I worked as a Reservations Assistant FIT Manager. Now, I am more than happy to pursue my career with Getabed, a great company with an amazing culture!
Interests

Whenever I want to unwind, a great conversation over a cup of coffee never fails to satisfy me! I also love to shop and surf the internet.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Philippines

Q What was your nickname at school?

A Jinggay

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Baguio, Philippines

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A Husband

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A My daughter

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Oprah Winfrey

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Porsche

Q Dream celebrity date?

A David Beckham

Q What couldn't you live without?

A My Family

Q What is your favourite travel destinations?

A Maldives & France

Kristina Warren

Kristina Warren
Job Title
Data and Systems Support
Start Date
17th July 2012
Experience
I studied Geography at Portsmouth University, following this I trained for two years as a Topographical Surveyor. This role involved extensive UK travel and provided unforgettable experiences. For the last six years I have worked within various administration environments within the property industry mainly but I am looking forward to using my geography degree and joining the travel industry.
Interests

I am a very active person and enjoy getting out and about whenever I can. I recently attempted a new sport called slack lining (walking along a very thin strap between two posts – difficult!). I love to read BIG BOOK WORM, and I also like to draw and enjoy Japanese Anime movies and series.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Italy.

Q What was your nickname at school?

A Bird.

Q What's a useless fact about yourself?

A I can't ride a bike!

Q What's the highest place you've been?

A Top of Mt.Snowdon.

Q Who's the most famous person you've met?

A Katie Price

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A A copy of the complete works of Shakespeare (also useful to burn as an SOS signal!!).

Q What one person wold you choose to take on a desert island?

A Stephen Fry

Q What vices do you have?

A Tea - LOVE IT!!!!

Q If you could own any car what would it be?

A Aston Martin V12 Zagato (anyone got a spare £400,000 knocking around?!)

Q If you could be an animal, what would it be?

A I would definitely be a tiger!

Kirsty Brown

Kirsty Brown
Job Title
Customer Support Agent
Start Date
25th February 2016
Experience
I spent two years as an overseas rep, I did a season in Marmaris and Benidorm which was an amazing experience. On my return after reality hit I decided to move to Brighton where I worked for Love Holidays.
Interests

Socialising, holidays, reading, trying new things, eating out.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Anywhere hot!

Q What's the highest place you've ever been?

A A Plane!

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A Zac Efron.

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A Ed Sheeran.

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Head to the bank.

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A Ed Sheeran Tickets <3

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Channing Tatum.

Q If you could be an animal, what would it be?

A Cat.

Q What couldn't you live without?

A My family, friends, and my phone.

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Cuba and Spain.

Lauren Nee

Lauren Nee
Job Title
Product Assistant
Start Date
12th October 2010
Experience
This has been my first job in the Travel industry since I finished studying a two year course in Travel and Tourism. I’m really enjoying working with the getabed team and hope to continue learning and growing with the company. I have recently moved from Agency Sales to Product and really enjoying new challenges.
Interests

Meeting friends for lots of gossiping, going to Glastonbury festival, shopping and going on holidays!

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Empire State Building.

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A A boat

Q Which one person would you take on a desert island?

A My boyfriend.

Q What’s the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Run to Louis Vuitton and steal all the bags.

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A Swimming with dolphins and my car

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Karl Pilkington

Q If you could be an animal what would you be?

A My Spaniel dog Murphy

Q What couldn't you live without?

A My family

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Florida, North Carolina, California

Q What are your favourite hotels visited?

A Fairmont Singapore and Signature MGM Grand Las Vegas

Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson
Job Title
Content Executive
Start Date
1st December 2007
Experience
I have worked in travel for 10 years, previously working for Panorama and Manos Holidays, Club 18-30 and Flexibletrips. I've been at Getabed for 6 years starting off as a Customer Support Agent to a Product Assistant and most recently taking the role of a Content Executive.
Interests

I enjoy socialising, shopping and spending as much time as I can on holiday.

Q What’s a useless fact about yourself?

A Im a twin.

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Eiffel Tower

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A Simon Cowell

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Go shopping in the most expensive shops and not pay.

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A Swimming with dolphins

Q What’s the first thing you notice about people?

A Teeth

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Jamie Redknapp

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A Dolphin

Q What couldn't you live with out?

A My friends and Family

Q What is your favourite travel destinations?

A Orlando and Barbados

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A Sandy Lane, Barbados

Luisa Marasigan

Luisa Marasigan
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Start Date
July 2014
Experience
I have over 5 years of customer service experience in a pawnshop industry. Then, I decided to move in Dubai 2 and half years back and was given an opportunity to work in accounts in another travel company before joining Getabed.
Interests

Interests Spending time with family, helping my daughter do her homework, watching movies, shopping, playing volleyball, mountain climbing, and many more.....

Where would you like to live in the world?

ACanada

What’s a useless fact about yourself?

AI can’t swim

What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

AMy husband

What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

ATravel around the world and go shopping for free

What vices do you have?

AChocolates

What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A iPhone 5S

What’s your motto in life?

AWhen you are down to nothing, God is up to something.

What’s the first thing you notice about people?

ATheir eyes

If you could be animal, what would it be?

ABird (so that I can fly)

What couldn't you live without?

AMy family

What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Matt Stuart

Matt Stuart
Job Title
Managing Director
Start Date
10th December 1998
Experience
As a 20 year old having left college, I had no previous travel industry experience when I took over getabed.co.uk. It was a very small company at the time and was one of 2 or 3 accommodation suppliers to travel agents at the time. The business model has never changed and we are now one of the only truly, trade only suppliers in the marketplace. I learnt what I was doing very quickly as it was a case of 'sink or swim'. We only sold USA accommodation up until 2001, which is strange to remember now, as it contrasts so heavily now with the 75,000 + hotels worldwide we now feature!! The company has grown year on year since I took over in 1998 and having made it in to the Sunday Times Fast track 100 (top 100 fastest growing private companies in the UK over the past 3 years)in 2010, we are all very excited about the future! It is both rewarding and encouraging to know that companies like ours can succeed by focusing 100% on customer service.
Interests

I play football on Saturdays and follow Everton - The peoples club, very closely. My other interests include, socialising with friends and being Dad to my daughter!

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A Val Thorens

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Head to the bank

Q What vices do you have?

A Dark rum

Q What’s the first thing you notice about people?

A Eyes

Q Who is your favourite TV personality?

A Will Ferrell

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Aston Martin Vantage

Q In a film about your life, what actor(ess) would play you?

A Ricky Gervais

Q What is the most daring thing you've ever done?

A Wing walk

Q What is your favourite travel destination?

A South Africa

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A Tongsai Bay, Ko Samui, Thailand

Michael Wiles

Michael Wiles
Job Title
XML Account Executive
Start Date
25th June 2015
Experience
Having worked in retail for numerous years in a variety of roles, this is my first position in the travel industry. I’ve got 7 years experience centered around delivering a great customer experience, and having joined Getabed I now have the opportunity to bring these skills to a sector I’m passionate about. I’ve always loved sampling the sights and sounds of the world, always planning another adventure. So far I’ve seen plenty of Europe and a bit of Asia, but there are many more places on my list and it keeps growing faster than I can tick them off. As part of the Getabed team I look forward to taking on a new challenge and being part of the company’s continued success.
Interests

I enjoy playing music and can occasionally be found singing songs in local pubs about beards, bees and other pressing topics of the day. When the British weather will allow it I like to get out on my bike and take in some of the beautiful south downs scenery, but when the evening comes I enjoy finding a good spot to socialize and meet new people.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A Brighton of course! I just moved here and already love life by the sea.

Q What's a useless fact about yourself?

A My friends call me the sponge because I remember the most useless facts. I'm a great addition to any pub quiz team.

Q What's the highest place you have been?

A Parseierspitze in Austria 3060m. Getting down was interesting.

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A Well, Rick Wakeman once set my guitar up for me for a gig I was playing. He was a lovely guy.

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A A hammock

Q What vices do you have?

A I'm currently recovering from a serious biscuit addiction. So far I'm 1 month clean.

Q What is the first thing that you would do if you were invisible?

A Put on a white sheet and pretend to be a ghost.

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A I would say no, but everyone else I meet thinks that having a violin, mandolin, didgeridoo and 7 guitars constitutes a collection.

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Jaguar XJR in classic British Racing Green

Q If you could be an animal, what would it be?

A An owl, they are by far the most incredible birds.

Q What are your favourite travel destinations?

A Anywhere with lots of mountains, they are simply the best backdrop to any trip. My current favourites are the alps, but there are many more ranges that I would like to climb.

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith
Job Title
System Support Analyst
Start Date
4th November 2014
Experience
I have spent the last 14 years working in the Travel Industry. I initially worked for Panorama & Manos Holidays (PHG) firstly in Accounts and then I moved to Pricing and was responsible for Managing the pricing of the UK & Irish brochures. After 7 years there I relocated 'up North' to continue working for PHG within My Travel Holidays as Senior Commercial Manager. After a year MYT was taken over by Thomas Cook and rather than relocate to Peterborough I became Yield Manager at Holiday Options in Burgess Hill. A year later I was made redundant again when Holiday Options went into Administration. Wanting to remain in Travel I found a role within IT as a Test Analyst at Thomas Cook Brighton which is where I was up until going on Maternity leave at the beginning of this year. The redundancy curse struck again so here I am at GetaBed in the IT dept. Prior to working in travel most of my career was in the financial sector.
Interests

When I am not enjoying using my travel concessions I love spending my free time with family, friends and most importantly my little boy.

Q What's the highest place you've been?

A Mount Sinai, Egypt

Q What vices do you have?

A Handbags and Shoes

Q What is your best physical feature?

A My eyes apparently

Q What couldn't you live without?

A Oxygen

Q What's your motto in live?

A Always look on the bright side, it could be worse

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A A cat

Q Who is the most famous person you have met?

A Jude Law

Q What would you take to on a desert island?

A My phone

Q What's the best present you've received?

A My baby boy

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Clothes I have far too many

Mohamed Grab

Mohamed Grab
Job Title
Customer Support Agent
Start Date
July 2014
Experience
I started working in the travel industry in Egypt during my studies as a tour guide, offering a specialist knowledge of subjects , such as natural history , art and architecture. and after graduating from faculty of languages and translation ( French depart). I moved to Dubai in 2008 and I started working in a travel agency as a travel consultant for 4 years and during that time I have got a great experience of arranging packages to customers inbound and outbound and making international and domestic flights bookings using Galileo & sabre systems. From 2011 until 2013 I worked for TBO holidays ( B2B) as an operations consultant and I have got an experience of making online hotels reservations and the ability of dealing directly with the hotels and the wholesalers worldwide.
Interests

Work out, music, and clubbing.

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A In Madinah ( Saudi Arabia )

Q What's the heighest place that you've been?

A Jebel Hafeet , Al Ain – UAE

Q What's the best present you've ever received?

A My mum.

Q What's your motto in life?

A Money does not buy happiness.

Q What was your nickname at school?

A Mohamed Felix.

Q What's the first thing you notice about people?

A Their appearance.

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Corvette c7

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A My sister, Aida.

Q Dream celebrity date?

A Megan Good and Lara Fabian.

Q What couldn't you live without?

A My phone and social media.

Rachael Stuart

Rachael Stuart
Job Title
Financial Controller
Start Date
3rd January 2016
Experience
Experiece TBC
Interests

Interests TBC

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A My Husband

Q What’s your best physical feature?

A Eyes

Q Are you a collector of anything?

A Elephants (not real... ornaments, pictures etc. from places I have travelled)

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A A holiday to Thailand

Q What’s your motto in life?

A It's better to try and fail than fail at trying

Q If you could own any car, what would it be?

A Audi R8 Spyder

Q In a film about your life, what actor(ess) would play you?

A Jennifer Lawrence

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A Lioness

Q What couldn't you live with out?

A My iPhone – it keeps me in touch with all family and friends near and far

Q What is your favourite travel destination?

A Sri Lanka

Rebecca Thompson-Agbro (Bex)

Rebecca Thompson-Agbro (Bex)
Job Title
Customer Support Agent
Start Date
24th February 2015
Experience
I graduated 2 years ago with a degree in Sports Therapy, and have since had a couple of jobs all primarily based around customer service. This is my first taste of the travel industry but I am more than certain I will learn plenty, grow and love the job.
Interests

I have a passion for all sport but my main love is football. I enjoy going to the cinema, listening to live music and eating out.

Q What’s a useless fact about yourself?

A I was born with 12 fingers. Eww!

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A I once met David Beckham, along with the whole England men’s football team… And yes, he’s as beautiful in the flesh!!

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A Bear Grylls

Q What’s the best present you’ve ever received?

A A trip to Amsterdam.

Q What’s your motto in life?

A One life, one chance.

Q What’s the first thing you notice about people?

A Teeth.

Q In a film about your life, what actor(ess) would play you?

A Whoopi Goldberg. She’s great!

Q If you could be animal, what would it be?

A A tortoise.

Q What couldn't you live without?

A Food, food and more food.

Q What is your Favourite hotel visited?

A Hilton in Venice

Simon Miles

Simon Miles
Job Title
Head of XML Supply & Content
Start Date
22nd October 2012
Experience
Having worked in the travel industry for over 22 years now, I have been lucky enough to experience a wide range of roles and responsibilities including reservations, commercial development, sales, marketing, negotiating, contracting, tour creation and even health and safety. I’ve travelled the world to some really exciting places from Egypt, Libya and Australia to Argentina, China and Japan. Joining the Getabed team gives me the opportunity to discover a new part of the industry and I’m enjoying the challenge.
Interests

I ran my first (and likely to be last) marathon in 2012 raising over £2,000 for charity and attempt a few half-marathons a year in a vain effort to stay relatively fit & healthy. I’ve been a volunteer for the Samaritans for 4 years - a fantastic charity and really rewarding experience.

Q What's the highest place you've been?

A 35,000ft on a flight to Australia.

Q Who's the most famous person you've met?

A Muhammad Ali. Okay - I passed him in a hotel, once.

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A A boat.

Q What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

A Someone to help row the boat.

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A Take a good look at myself.

Q What vices do you have?

A Too many to mention.

Q What's the best present you've ever received?

A A 40th birthday trip to Hong Kong & Thailand. It made growing older somehow more bearable.

Q What's the worst present you've ever received?

A A collapsible bucket. It was one of those Secret Santa disappointments.

Q What is your favourite hotel visited?

A Meeru Island Resort & Spa in the Maldives. Absolute paradise.

Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell
Job Title
Senior Contracts Manager
Start Date
18th of May 2015
Experience
TBC
Interests

Q Where would you like to live in the world?

A ? Outside of living in New York, I would like to live in Puerto Rico.

Q What was your nickname at school?

A Mr.Sports

Q What’s a useless fact about yourself?

A I really enjoy cars and learning information about the different makes and models.

Q What’s the highest place you’ve been?

A The Empire State building

Q Who’s the most famous person you’ve met?

A Tommy Hilfiger

Q What one thing would you take on a desert island?

A Large quantity of water

What one person would you choose to take on a desert island?

AMy wife

Q What is the first thing you would do if you were invisible?

A I’d scare people by moving things in front of them

Q What’s your best physical feature?

A My face

Q What vices do you have?

A I hate to lose at anything

Q What’s your motto in life?

A Never be too proud to ask for help