West Bridgford Wire Article: Alistair joins Just Journey

A new recruit to West Bridgford’s only bespoke holiday company is Alistair Bell who joins the company with over 15 years of experience in the travel industry.


What attracted you to Just Journey:

The ethos of the company is very appealing as having the time to plan and look after a clients’ travel plans, no matter how near or far their journey may take them is an exciting prospect.

I am really looking forward to helping the people of West Bridgford and the surrounding area with their next holiday and with the wide array of products and competitive prices we have access to there are exciting times ahead.


What experience are you bringing to Just Journey?

Along with my passion for travel, I have worked in the travel industry for over 15 years.  I joined a specialist long haul tailormade travel company after returning from a gap year of travelling around the world after finishing university.  I worked there putting together bespoke holidays to places such as Australia, Asia, Africa and New Zealand and was there for around 8 years before moving to a company specialising in travel to the USA and Canada, spending 7 years there.


What is your favourite destination?

I have been lucky to visit some amazing places over the last few years and I have a real affinity for the places, people and food of Malaysia.  However, the one holiday that sticks out as being the most memorable was to Costa Rica.  For a relatively small country it has a lot to offer and features many of my favourite things such as incredible and varied scenery, fantastic and unique wildlife and opportunities for adventure such as zip lining as well as sampling world class coffee right from where it is grown.


What’s the destination of the moment?

Alaska is becoming more and more popular and it’s not hard to see why with the wide-open spaces, incredible scenery and amazing wildlife it really is a place for adventure.

Those who will have seen the impressive BBC’s Alaska Life programmes will have seen some of the awesome sights that this part of the world is renowned for.

If this is somewhere you are keen to explore, contact me at Just Journey and I can put together the perfect holiday to this fascinating place for you.

Where to next?

My next adventure is a self-drive holiday this summer to northern Italy with my family.  We can’t wait to experience the cities of Milan and Venice along with the lakes and mountains where we can do some hiking and cycling.  Then there’s all the food and wine Italy is famous for!  My 6-year-old daughter is especially looking forward to having ‘gelato’ everyday!