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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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Claire Hewitt – Finance and Administration Director

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 – Director of Operations

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.

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Rhose Edquibal – Reservations Manager – Manila

Manila Office

Rhose was our first staff member to join the team in our Manila office when it opened in May 2013.  Rhose brings a wealth of experience to our team, having started her career in travel and worked as a customer service agent for various travel companies.

Over the years, Rhose has developed her skills and knowledge in the maritime sector and has become an integral part of our team. She is dedicated to supporting all new employees through the training process, ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed in their roles.

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