Meet the team


Our ‘Closer to Home’ reservations team are experienced in these islands and are on-hand to help discuss your holiday requirements. Why not give them a call? Not only do they have first hand experience on the destinations they are selling but they are keen to share their wealth of knowledge with you and help you create your perfect holiday.

LEE HAMILTON
Specialist Sales Manager
Lee joined Prestige Holidays in 2014 and brings with him almost 20 years experience in the travel industry. He is passionate about travel and likes to combine this where possible with his love of wildlife. He has in depth knowledge of the following regions – South East Asia, Australia, Central America, East Africa and Europe.

DELLA AVIS-HARRIES
Specialist Travel Executive
Della joined the team in 2014 and brought with her a varied and diverse travel background from coach touring holidays, cruise consultant, group tour operations, escorting plus sales and marketing. She has travelled extensively within Europe (on various cruise ships) and visited New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and the U.S.A.

RACHAEL KELLARD
Specialist Travel Consultant
Rachael joined Prestige Holidays in 2013 having previously worked in a travel agency. She has travelled extensively in South and Central America and also has a passion for Asia.

Sofia Russell

SOFIA RUSSELL
Specialist Travel Consultant
Originally from Northern Spain, Sofia has spent most of her career working in the travel industry and brings with her a wealth of experience. Whilst working as a Purser Assistant for Princess Cruises for three years she met her husband and then decided to settle in the UK and bring up a family. Following this she worked for 10 years in one of the UK’s largest independent travel agencies in the south-west. She has been lucky enough to visit a multitude of countries including North America, the Caribbean, Asia, Alaska and of course most of Europe. Sofia is the newest member of the Specialist Sales Team after transferring across from our Main Reservations Department.

JULIE CARTER
Specialist Travel Consultant
Julie started with Prestige Holidays in 2014 having spent many years working in the travel industry, from tour operators to cruise companies and being a tour rep in Lapland. She has travelled extensively throughout Australia, New Zealand and North America and spent some time living in Switzerland. Now with two children who all love to travel and enjoy planning their next family adventure!

Alex Oliver

ALEXANDER OLIVER
Specialist Travel Consultant
Alexander studied Ancient History at the University of Exeter and has worked most of his career in the travel industry. This career started almost 10 years ago, and he has travelled all over Europe, China, south-east Asia and Australasia. Alex spent a year living and working in Greece on the island of Santorini.

ELLIE SPAWTON
Specialist Travel Consultant
Ellie joined Prestige Holidays in 2017 after graduating with a degree in archaeology from the University of Southampton, with focus on Roman urbanism. She has excavated at sites in Rome and Israel, and specialises in travel to the Middle East and North Africa.

DAVID LLOYD
Specialist Travel Consultant
Our latest recruit, David recently joined us in October 2018 after obtaining a first-class degree in Tourism Management from Bournemouth University. His travels have taken him as far as Japan, and he has also spent a year living and working in travel in the heart of Amsterdam.

HELEN BEST
Business and Group Travel Co-ordinator
Helen joined Prestige Holidays in 2013 and specialises in Business and Group Travel arrangements. Helen has worked extensively with various schools and sporting teams to provide comprehensive, stress-free travel for them and welcomes all new enquiries. During Helen’s time in the travel business, she has visited many interesting destinations including South Africa, Indonesia, India, USA, Caribbean, Europe and recently South America (Brazil).