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A company boss who has overcome his fear of flying has now set up his own travel business in Cheshire.
Spiders, injections and the thought of being thousands of feet up in the air was enough to put Trevor Vanzie off venturing outside the UK.
But despite still suffering from the occasional ‘wobble’ he has worked hard to conquer his phobia and travelled round the globe.
His journey to overcome his fear of flight started in his 20s, soon after his parents died within a year of each other and he decided life was too short.
Fast forward 30 years and the father-of-three, who is a member of the Business Network Manchester, the BNI Manchester and the South Manchester Business Association, has travelled the world during a career in global logistics, where he met his wife, Caroline.
Now seasoned globetrotters, the couple are sharing their experiences and knowledge through their own business, The Perfect Getaway, offering bespoke tailor-made breaks to create life-long memories for their clients.
It was when he was working for chemical distribution company, Brenntag, that Vanzie met global operations director, Caroline whose own role had taken her far and wide.
The pair, who have been together for 10 years decided to pool their expertise and became part of the Not Just Travel franchise creating their own brand, The Perfect Getaway, in February last year.
“It’s a more bespoke service based on the interests and requirements of each individual customer making sure every element of the trip is right for them and giving them memories they can treasure, ” Vanzie said.
The tailor-made service is free to the customer with clients only paying for the things which are booked on their behalf such as hotels, flights and private transfers.
He added: “We do not earn anything from our customers, we earn commission from our 450 suppliers.”
The couple, who work from their home in Hartford, expertly put together itineraries and can plan every element of a break from arrival to departure. They make themselves available 24/7 for clients who might encounter any difficulties while they are abroad.
Vanzie said: “Travel enriches you, it changes you and allows you to experience different cultures.
“It’s not just about going on holiday, it’s about experiencing something different and getting the best out of your hard earned time and money.”