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Marine Travel

Meet the team

Dave Thompson – Managing Director

Canterbury Office

Dave started working in the marine travel industry in 1977 in Liverpool with its famous maritime traditions. Having worked in the travel sector for a number of travel agents over the years, Dave decided to set-up Chartham Marine Limited in Canterbury after commuting to London for over 10 years. Dave says ‘Marine Travel is now entering an exciting phase of growth for the company, which we are all looking forward to’.

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Tanya Wells – Reservations Manager

Canterbury Office

Tanya has worked at Marine Travel since 2003, and has been Reservations Manager since 2004. She currently oversees the  reservation team staff and enjoys keeping a hands on approach to the department. Outside of work she is a huge rugby fan on a local and international level and supports her beloved Wales. Having grown up in the Army she also does what she can for Military charities.

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Claire Hewitt – Accounts / Admin Manager

Canterbury Office

Claire has worked at Marine Travel since 2007 where she started as an Accounts Assistant. In 2012 she took over the role of Accounts and Administration Manager. Claire over sees the Accounts team and is in regular contact with our customers in order to provide any bespoke accounting requirements they may have. She is also responsible for finalising the monthly and yearly accounts for all our branches. Out of the office she enjoys spending time with her daughter and getting out and about to have new adventures together.

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Ian Thurston – Reservations Manager

Dublin Office

Ian has been part of the Marine Travel team since 2007. Taking 6 months out to travel to The Far East, Ian then assisted our new team in Manila for the first month of opening. Coming from a corporate travel background Ian has gained excellent knowledge of marine fares, routes and ticketing and enjoys the challenges that marine travel can bring.

David Bolland – Operations Manager

Manila Office

David has  worked within various travel industry sectors since 1985, including corporate travel agencies, airlines, tour and cruise operators. The last 16 years specialising in the marine travel sector. David works in the UK and also in our Manila office on rotation.  In his spare time he enjoys travelling, spending time with his family, coaching youngsters at football and writing music.

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Rhose Edquibal – Reservations Manager

Manila Office

Rhose was our first staff member to join the team in our Manila office when it opened in May 2013. Rhose started her career in travel arranging tours and packages and went on to work for various travel companies as a customer service agent.

Since joining our team Rhose has developed her skills and expanded her knowledge for the maritime sector. In her spare time she enjoys reading, cooking and spending time with her family.

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