About us

  • 1st Class Travel was born out of a passion for travel and a desire to offer fantastic customer service.
  • It was our goal from the start to put our clients at the forefront of everything we do.
  • Our business has grown through word of mouth and recommendations and we are very proud of all our enthusiastic staff who have made it happen!
  • As an independent agency we are not restricted on selling holidays from specific operators, we have access to hundreds of suppliers offering world-wide destinations.
  • We will listen to your ideas and needs and then with our expertise and knowledge will tailor-make your perfect trip.
  • All our flight inclusive holidays are financially protected and you can be confident that we only chose to work with partners offering quality products.
  • We look forward to talking to you!

Our experts

  • Mark Rose

    Co-owner & Director

    I like to combine my love of sport with travel whenever possible. In particular I enjoy skiing and golfing holidays with friends and family, the highlight of the year being our alternative Ryder Cup competition trip held every September!

    Group bookings are my specialty and tailor-making the perfect stress-free trip for clients is my goal.

    I am incredibly proud of our professional and knowledgeable staff and my focus is on giving clients the best possible holiday experience.

    My favourite destinations are The Algarve, Portugal due to the perfect golfing conditions; Banff, Canada for fantastic skiing and Italy for a bit of relaxation.

  • Sarah Bingham

    Co-owner & Director

    I have had a love a travel from an early age, my first trip abroad was to Holland on a vintage car rally! I lived and worked in Limoux in the Aude, south of France for a year back in the late 80’s and followed this with a brief spell in Paris, working at Disneyland Paris for the grand opening in 1992 – not as Mickey or Minnie I hasten to add!

    One of my favourite destinations is Italy, for its history, architecture, food and beautiful landscapes. I have spent time in Tuscany, Umbria, Rome, Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and Ischia.

    I have skied in the Alps and Dolomites and love the mountain air and dramatic scenery.

    New York is one of my top recommendations for a city break, the atmosphere is electric with trendy eateries and fantastic shopping. There’s just so much to see you will want to go back again and again!

     

  • Charlotte Parker

    I have had a passion for travel since first visiting Tunisia many years ago. I studied travel & tourism at college knowing full well it was the career I wanted to pursue.

    I have been a holiday rep, worked on check-in at Leeds/Bradford Airport, worked in the reservations department for a tour operator and am now loving my role as a home-working travel consultant as it means I can help people search for their perfect holiday around a time to suit them which means I can also work around my own family.

    I love finding out about countries I haven’t visited and this job is perfect for that – it also means my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit is getting longer and longer!

    I have travelled extensively throughout Europe, Iceland was amazing, India was life-changing, I got to experience the Norwegian Fjords on a Hurtigruten ship and have been to USA on numerous occasions – even getting married at the Bellagio while in Vegas!

  • Lizzie Shanahan

    I’m Lizzie, I live in Leeds and have one daughter.

    I love my job as it is so varied, no two days are the same!

    It’s such an exciting time as travelling is so easy these days and there are so many fantastic places to see in the world!

    My daughter and I just love anything Disney, so our dream holiday destination is Disneyworld Florida, it’s perfect for families as there’s lots to do for all ages.

  • Sarah Sharp

    My name is Sarah Sharp, I’ve worked in the travel industry for fast approaching 20 years in various different roles so you can definitely say I have the ‘travel bug’.

    I love to tailor-make perfect trips right down to the finest detail – there’s nothing like the buzz of finding the perfect dream holiday for my clients!

    My favourite destination is Las Vegas – I love the fast pace and lively atmosphere out there, if you’ve not been you must go!

  • Charlotte Burton

    Hi, I’m Charlotte Burton, I am a mother of 2 and enjoy travelling with my children to family friendly destinations.

    I pride myself on providing the best possible customer service by listening to my clients’ requirements and tailor-making their holidays to suit them.

    My favourite destination is Florida, USA as it’s a beautiful place, with a real mix of beach resorts and attractions. St Pete, Fort Myers and Clearwater offer fab sandy beaches, some of the best in the USA. The attractions available are unrivalled in the world.

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