OUR STRENGTH IS OUR HISTORY, OUR PEOPLE, AND OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

MEET
MARTYN

The world of school educational and skiing tours was very much part of my life growing up, and I’m proud and excited to be driving the family business with SST. My qualifications and professional experience are within Leisure and Tourism, Public Relations, and as Marketing Manager within premium products.
MARTYN BOWDEN - Managing Director
  • John Bowden

    Chairman

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Over the past 50 years, I have founded several successful school travel companies. With Select School Travel I am proud to have gathered an extremely skilled and experienced group of individuals to make up the Select team.

    BACK

  • Martyn Bowden

    Managing Director

    01444 870100

    MORE

    My qualifications and professional experience are within Leisure and Tourism, Public Relations, and as Marketing Manager within premium products. The world of school educational and skiing tours was very much part of my life growing up, and I’m proud and excited to be driving the family business.

    BACK

  • Janet Ford

    New Sales Director 2016

    01691 774407

    MORE

    I have a wealth of experience in school travel and working with party leaders, ensuring quality with competitive prices. I'm thrilled to be part of the Select team which has brought together a highly experienced and customer focused team.

    BACK

  • Ian Foxall

    Commercial Director

    01444 870100

    MORE

    I have been involved in school travel since 1999, working with a number of market leading operators. Over the past 20 years, no two days have been the same, continually learning about and delivering the support our group leaders need from their operator partner.

    BACK

  • Stephen Spooner

    Director

    01444 870100

    MORE

    My experience in school travel began in 1991. Over the years I have worked to ensure our school clients are provided with successful, safe and secure tours, during an ever changing travel industry and financial climate.

    BACK

  • Janet Ford

    Sales Director & Regional Travel Advisor

    Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Stockport, Staffordshire, Mid & North Wales

    07738 601122

    MORE

    My history within school travel stems back more than 29 years working with a number of well-known brands. The travel advisor team at Select are all highly experienced, which matters in this industry to ensure teachers receive great advice and service.

    BACK

  • Ann Brown

    Regional Travel Advisor

    Berks, Hants, Surrey, Dorset, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands

    07738 601125

    MORE

    The best thing about my work is meeting teachers who share the desire for young people to explore and experience new things. The highlight of my day is when a returning group says, thank you for your advice - it was an amazing trip!

    BACK

  • Sharon Nobes

    Regional Travel Advisor

    Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Herts, Leics, Northants, Norfolk, Suffolk & Lincs

    07738 601120

    MORE

    I have worked within school travel since 1999 and haven’t looked back since. It’s such a pleasure to talk to a party leader about their plans, many of whom I have been seeing for 19 years now.

    BACK

  • Sarah Booth

    Regional Travel Advisor

    South West England & South Wales

    07701 008281

    MORE

    The team place a high value on providing the best service, quality and value. I love building relationships with party leaders in the South West and helping to make their experience of taking a school trip abroad personalised and stress-free!

    BACK

  • Joan Mence

    Regional Travel Advisor

    North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Liverpool & Scotland

    07701 008279 or 0191 371 3395

    MORE

    Originally a teacher of French and English, with extensive experience contracting for Tour Operators overseas, I have a good understanding of what teachers are looking for when organising a tour. My aim is to make that organisation as easy as possible, so that any tour is a truly memorable experience.

    BACK

  • Karen Pooley

    Regional Travel Advisor

    West Midlands, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire

    07525 832085

    MORE

    I have been looking after school trips for the past 12 years, and have been seen first-hand the enjoyment and benefits that school trips bring to the pupils and staff. I am very proud of my work and love to spend time exploring the possibilities of new and exciting destinations.

    BACK

  • Fleur Moquet-Kenny

    Regional Travel Advisor

    East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent & Essex

    07525 832094

    MORE

    I have worked in the school travel industry for the last 13 years and am delighted to be joining the SST team I have been lucky enough to travel alongside many school groups and have seen firsthand the difference an amazing school trip can have on the students with it being a once in a life time opportunity for some.

    BACK

  • Marie MacDonald

    Regional Travel Advisor

    London & Oxfordshire

    07719 422493

    MORE

    Having worked for over 20 years in the industry I have a passion for travel and skiing, and take great pleasure in seeing the benefits of school trips for young people. I am delighted to be with SST where we offer exciting products, great service and quality, and help make organising memorable trips as easy as possible for busy teachers.

    BACK

  • Ian Foxall

    Commercial Director & Regional Travel Advisor

    01444 870100

    MORE

    I have been involved in school travel since 1999, working with a number of market leading operators. Over the past 20 years, no two days have been the same, continually learning about and delivering the best support our group leaders need from their operator partner.

    BACK

  • Sandra Thomas

    Sales Executive

    01444 870100

    MORE

    My specialist area is our classics tours and I've worked with groups for over thirty years putting together itineraries and advising them on the best destinations and excursions for their tour. I love working with teachers year on year and building new relationships too!

    BACK

  • Neil Abraham

    Head of Overseas Operations

    12 years' experience

    07525 832087

    MORE

    I’m fortunate to have spent a good number of years based in the French Alps, as well as several years overseeing school group ski operations in Italy and Austria. I enjoy being part of Select School Travel and working with a great network of overseas suppliers and staff to ensure our groups have fantastic experiences.

    BACK

  • Claudia Taulke-Johnson

    Contracts Manager

    14 years' experience

    07724 786120

    MORE

    My experience is primarily within school travel, working both in educational and ski tours. With a German background, I specialise in both operations and contracting, particularly for our Austria ski programme. I enjoy being part of the Select team.

    BACK

  • Carina Gaschler

    Ski Administrator Austria

    5 years' experience

    0043 665 65126748

    MORE

    I have worked in the school ski travel business for 5 years. I grew up skiing and snowboarding as I was born in Austria and still live here. What I really love about this industry is that it enables pupils to experience and develop a passion for winter sports. I am very happy to be part of such an experienced team.

    BACK

  • Lucy Gascoigne-Pees

    Operations Executive

    14 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    I started working in school travel in 2003 and have since enjoyed getting to know a wide range of destinations both in the mountains and around the world for educational tours. I love planning and organising operational aspects for trips to make them run a smoothly as possible, but mostly to hear stories from the groups on their return!

    BACK

  • Jane Harrington

    Flights Transport Manager

    17 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    It is exciting to be part of a thriving company that has specialist staff with an extensive knowledge and understanding of how the school travel industry works. The company is growing fast and we’re getting glowing feedback from our groups. I love to read the positive emails, praising our staff members for their efficiency and professionalism.

    BACK

  • Lucy Denyer O'Leary

    Sales Co-ordinator

    5 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Iceland is my specialist destination and I love tailor-making tours and advising party leaders about the fantastic excursions on offer and what works best. I also co-ordinate trips to Italy, Spain, Greece and Northern Ireland. Excellent customer care is crucial in our sector - at SST we understand relationships are at the heart of what we do.

    BACK

  • Steve Ringwood

    Sales Co-ordinator

    11 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Having started in the educational tours industry in 2006, I’ve been lucky enough to spend 10 years sharing my passion for travel. If I had to choose my favourite destination I would say Normandy; it’s such a special place for school groups, and in the Chateau du Baffy we have a wonderful base that mirrors the history and culture of the local area.

    BACK

  • Clare Hale

    Sales Co-ordinator

    10 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Working in travel has always been a passion of mine. Over the past 24 years I have been in various roles, but school travel is one of my favourite areas. I enjoy tailor making the tours and setting up exciting trips to some fantastic places. It’s great to work with such an experienced team at Select.

    BACK

  • Tim Finch

    Ski Sales Co-ordinator

    15 years' experience

    01444 870100 ext 221

    MORE

    I have a range of experience working in positions across the ski industry, from President of Sussex University Ski Club to working as a ski Duty Manager in Japan. My favourite part of working in school travel is representing groups in the mountains where you see the students enjoying all the work that goes towards producing a successful trip.

    BACK

  • Michelle Harvey

    Ski Co-ordinator

    11 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    My roles working in school travel and ski have been varied, from junior, working in reception, reservations for adults, to working in resort as chalet girl then becoming a team leader Ski and Lakes and Mountains.

    BACK

  • Alex Matthews

    Tour Co-ordinator

    3 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    I look after the groups from confirmation stage until they have returned safely back to the UK and no two groups are ever the same. Seeing the high level of repeat bookings shows that at Select School Travel the difference really is experience. Our commitment to making sure the trips are as successful and educational as possible is our number one priority.

    BACK

  • Francesca Gerard

    Tour Co-ordinator - Ski Specialist

    2 years' experience

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Having skied for over 20 years across dozens of resorts I bring my passion for skiing to my work at Select. The attraction of the travel industry for me is having the opportunity to provide an unforgettable experience for customers, working at Select I am fortunate to be part of a passionate, customer-service focused team who deliver time and again such a service.

    BACK

  • Jasmine Keys

    Tour Co-ordinator - Château du Baffy

    01444 870100

    MORE

    Working as at Tour Co-ordinator enables me to bring out my passion of travel, organisation and customer service. Normandy is a great destination and our Château du Baffy is a beautiful blend of culture, history and so much more! We’ve a great team and I love how passionate we all are about making sure we deliver the very best tour co-ordinating service.

    BACK

Founders

  • Over the past 50 years, I have founded several successful school travel companies. With Select School Travel I am proud to have gathered an extremely skilled and experienced group of individuals to make up the Select team.

    Back

  • Martyn Bowden

    Managing Director

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    My qualifications and professional experience are within Leisure and Tourism, Public Relations, and as Marketing Manager within premium products. The world of school educational and skiing tours was very much part of my life growing up, and I’m proud and excited to be driving the family business.

    Back

  • Janet Ford

    New Sales Director 2016

    01691 774407

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have a wealth of experience in school travel and working with party leaders, ensuring quality with competitive prices. I'm thrilled to be part of the Select team which has brought together a highly experienced and customer focused team.

    Back

  • Ian Foxall

    Commercial Director

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have been involved in school travel since 1999, working with a number of market leading operators. Over the past 20 years, no two days have been the same, continually learning about and delivering the support our group leaders need from their operator partner.

    Back

  • My experience in school travel began in 1991. Over the years I have worked to ensure our school clients are provided with successful, safe and secure tours, during an ever changing travel industry and financial climate.

    Back

Sales

  • Janet Ford

    Sales Director & Regional Travel Advisor

    Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Manchester, Stockport, Staffordshire, Mid & North Wales

    07738 601122

    [email protected]

    More info

    My history within school travel stems back more than 29 years working with a number of well-known brands. The travel advisor team at Select are all highly experienced, which matters in this industry to ensure teachers receive great advice and service.

    Back

  • Ann Brown

    Regional Travel Advisor

    Berks, Hants, Surrey, Dorset, Isle of Wight & Channel Islands

    07738 601125

    [email protected]

    More info

    The best thing about my work is meeting teachers who share the desire for young people to explore and experience new things. The highlight of my day is when a returning group says, thank you for your advice - it was an amazing trip!

    Back

  • Sharon Nobes

    Regional Travel Advisor

    Beds, Bucks, Cambs, Herts, Leics, Northants, Norfolk, Suffolk & Lincs

    07738 601120

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have worked within school travel since 1999 and haven’t looked back since. It’s such a pleasure to talk to a party leader about their plans, many of whom I have been seeing for 19 years now.

    Back

  • Sarah Booth

    Regional Travel Advisor

    South West England & South Wales

    07701 008281

    [email protected]

    More info

    The team place a high value on providing the best service, quality and value. I love building relationships with party leaders in the South West and helping to make their experience of taking a school trip abroad personalised and stress-free!

    Back

  • Joan Mence

    Regional Travel Advisor

    North East, Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Liverpool & Scotland

    07701 008279 or 0191 371 3395

    [email protected]

    More info

    Originally a teacher of French and English, with extensive experience contracting for Tour Operators overseas, I have a good understanding of what teachers are looking for when organising a tour. My aim is to make that organisation as easy as possible, so that any tour is a truly memorable experience.

    Back

  • Karen Pooley

    Regional Travel Advisor

    West Midlands, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire

    07525 832085

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have been looking after school trips for the past 12 years, and have been seen first-hand the enjoyment and benefits that school trips bring to the pupils and staff. I am very proud of my work and love to spend time exploring the possibilities of new and exciting destinations.

    Back

  • Fleur Moquet-Kenny

    Regional Travel Advisor

    East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent & Essex

    07525 832094

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have worked in the school travel industry for the last 13 years and am delighted to be joining the SST team I have been lucky enough to travel alongside many school groups and have seen firsthand the difference an amazing school trip can have on the students with it being a once in a life time opportunity for some.

    Back

  • Marie MacDonald

    Regional Travel Advisor

    London & Oxfordshire

    07719 422493

    [email protected]

    More info

    Having worked for over 20 years in the industry I have a passion for travel and skiing, and take great pleasure in seeing the benefits of school trips for young people. I am delighted to be with SST where we offer exciting products, great service and quality, and help make organising memorable trips as easy as possible for busy teachers.

    Back

  • Ian Foxall

    Commercial Director & Regional Travel Advisor

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have been involved in school travel since 1999, working with a number of market leading operators. Over the past 20 years, no two days have been the same, continually learning about and delivering the best support our group leaders need from their operator partner.

    Back

  • Sandra Thomas

    Sales Executive

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    My specialist area is our classics tours and I've worked with groups for over thirty years putting together itineraries and advising them on the best destinations and excursions for their tour. I love working with teachers year on year and building new relationships too!

    Back

Contracting

  • Neil Abraham

    Head of Overseas Operations

    12 years' experience

    07525 832087

    [email protected]

    More info

    I’m fortunate to have spent a good number of years based in the French Alps, as well as several years overseeing school group ski operations in Italy and Austria. I enjoy being part of Select School Travel and working with a great network of overseas suppliers and staff to ensure our groups have fantastic experiences.

    Back

  • Claudia Taulke-Johnson

    Contracts Manager

    14 years' experience

    07724 786120

    [email protected]

    More info

    My experience is primarily within school travel, working both in educational and ski tours. With a German background, I specialise in both operations and contracting, particularly for our Austria ski programme. I enjoy being part of the Select team.

    Back

  • Carina Gaschler

    Ski Administrator Austria

    5 years' experience

    0043 665 65126748

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have worked in the school ski travel business for 5 years. I grew up skiing and snowboarding as I was born in Austria and still live here. What I really love about this industry is that it enables pupils to experience and develop a passion for winter sports. I am very happy to be part of such an experienced team.

    Back

Operations

  • Lucy Gascoigne-Pees

    Operations Executive

    14 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    I started working in school travel in 2003 and have since enjoyed getting to know a wide range of destinations both in the mountains and around the world for educational tours. I love planning and organising operational aspects for trips to make them run a smoothly as possible, but mostly to hear stories from the groups on their return!

    Back

  • Jane Harrington

    Flights Transport Manager

    17 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    It is exciting to be part of a thriving company that has specialist staff with an extensive knowledge and understanding of how the school travel industry works. The company is growing fast and we’re getting glowing feedback from our groups. I love to read the positive emails, praising our staff members for their efficiency and professionalism.

    Back

  • Lucy Denyer O'Leary

    Sales Co-ordinator

    5 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    Iceland is my specialist destination and I love tailor-making tours and advising party leaders about the fantastic excursions on offer and what works best. I also co-ordinate trips to Italy, Spain, Greece and Northern Ireland. Excellent customer care is crucial in our sector - at SST we understand relationships are at the heart of what we do.

    Back

  • Steve Ringwood

    Sales Co-ordinator

    11 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    Having started in the educational tours industry in 2006, I’ve been lucky enough to spend 10 years sharing my passion for travel. If I had to choose my favourite destination I would say Normandy; it’s such a special place for school groups, and in the Chateau du Baffy we have a wonderful base that mirrors the history and culture of the local area.

    Back

  • Clare Hale

    Sales Co-ordinator

    10 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    Working in travel has always been a passion of mine. Over the past 24 years I have been in various roles, but school travel is one of my favourite areas. I enjoy tailor making the tours and setting up exciting trips to some fantastic places. It’s great to work with such an experienced team at Select.

    Back

  • Tim Finch

    Ski Sales Co-ordinator

    15 years' experience

    01444 870100 ext 221

    [email protected]

    More info

    I have a range of experience working in positions across the ski industry, from President of Sussex University Ski Club to working as a ski Duty Manager in Japan. My favourite part of working in school travel is representing groups in the mountains where you see the students enjoying all the work that goes towards producing a successful trip.

    Back

  • Michelle Harvey

    Ski Co-ordinator

    11 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    My roles working in school travel and ski have been varied, from junior, working in reception, reservations for adults, to working in resort as chalet girl then becoming a team leader Ski and Lakes and Mountains.

    Back

  • Alex Matthews

    Tour Co-ordinator

    3 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected] .com

    More info

    I look after the groups from confirmation stage until they have returned safely back to the UK and no two groups are ever the same. Seeing the high level of repeat bookings shows that at Select School Travel the difference really is experience. Our commitment to making sure the trips are as successful and educational as possible is our number one priority.

    Back

  • Francesca Gerard

    Tour Co-ordinator - Ski Specialist

    2 years' experience

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    Having skied for over 20 years across dozens of resorts I bring my passion for skiing to my work at Select. The attraction of the travel industry for me is having the opportunity to provide an unforgettable experience for customers, working at Select I am fortunate to be part of a passionate, customer-service focused team who deliver time and again such a service.

    Back

  • Jasmine Keys

    Tour Co-ordinator - Château du Baffy

    01444 870100

    [email protected]

    More info

    Working as at Tour Co-ordinator enables me to bring out my passion of travel, organisation and customer service. Normandy is a great destination and our Château du Baffy is a beautiful blend of culture, history and so much more! We’ve a great team and I love how passionate we all are about making sure we deliver the very best tour co-ordinating service.

    Back

Marketing

Finance

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JD is a technical excellence digital agency in Bournemouth focused on making technology bring tangible results for your business.

Specialising in Shopify eCommerce and open source CMS & software.

https://jderrick.co.uk
[email protected]
01202 835905

1977

John Bowden founded SchoolPlan Travel

Select has a long heritage within school travel. It all began when our current Chairman, John Bowden, founded SchoolPlan Travel over 40 years ago.

1985

Founded SkiBound Limited

With a keen understanding of the needs of teachers organising school trips, John went on to form several successful school travel companies including Skibound in 1985.

1999

Founded SkiPlan/STS

Maintaining a vision to grow and adapt with the changing school travel industry, John founded SkiPlan/STS in 1999.

2016

Select School Travel is formed with son Martyn at the helm.

With a fast-moving technological landscape, yet wanting to keep the personalised service at the heart of what we do, the next generation of school travel was founded. With son Martyn at the helm, we retain a family-run, friendly team, along with many of the experienced staff who have been part of the Bowden school travel journey.

1977-Present

Our team heritage

We're proud of providing a personalised service as school trip organisers. This has always centred on having a core team of experienced and dedicated individuals. Thank you to all our present and past team legends who have helped ensure hundreds of thousands of school children have had memorable school trip experiences.

1

Simplicity

We provide a core range of tried and trusted tours that deliver excellent experiences for students, with minimal stress for you.

2

Consistency

We are committed to providing the personal touch and also aim for consistency in our approach ensuring the number of people you deal with will be kept to the minimum.

3

Support

We understand that your time is precious, therefore we endeavour to provide you with that little bit extra support in all areas.

4

Clarity

We tell you what you need to know, when you need to know it, in a clear, honest and straightforward way.

Financial Protection & Select Policy Documents

Full financial protection is assured when you book with us, through our ATOL and ABTA accreditations. For your complete peace of mind the air tours and flights arranged by UK resident customers of Select School Travel Limited are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 11022. For more information visit the ATOL website. Download: Terms & Conditions, Data Retention Policy, Privacy Policy, GDPR Information, IT Security.
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