Former Elegant Hotels Group UK sales manager Jessica Taylor has returned to her agent roots by launching her own luxury travel agency.
Taylor made her first sale trading as Exhale Luxury Travel last week having left the Caribbean specialist in June. She also previously spent a decade as a Travel Counsellor.
Taylor, based out of her farmhouse office between Ashford and Maidstone in Kent, will conduct concierge-style appointments and home visits with clients.
She told TTG the close tie between agents and their clients tempted her back to the job. “When I was on the road working with agents, I really missed those relationships with customers and the valuable service agents offer. I’ve also got a small child at home so not travelling as much is important.”
Since leaving Elegant, Taylor has focused on building her business, a member of Advantage Managed Services, by setting up her social media channels and launching a new website last week.
To mark its launch, she ran a competition offering those who joined her mailing list the chance to win a Caribbean holiday.
The name Exhale, Taylor explained, is based on “that moment you first unwind on a holiday, breathe out and relax”.