Amanda McKinlay

Travel Consultant

I have been in the travel industry for 4 year now but I have always had a passion for travel, in my last role as a Make-up artist for a large brand I was always travelling to different events all over.

Being a travel agent was always something that I wanted to do but the bright lights of Broadway (The Make-up world) pulled me in and I loved every minute of it, but travel was still always there.

When the opening came up for Thorne Travel, I knew it was the right time for me to make the change I have never looked back. I enjoy every day in travel the people I have met the places that I have been incredibly lucky to have visited, most of all I love helping customer’s find and book their holidays, to make cherished memories, spend time with the people their love and creating their own experiences, there is nothing more important.

Some Nice Comments About Me

“Just booked my honeymoon with the lovely Amanda, we got everything we wanted and so much more! Cannot thank her enough she has given us a lifetime experience to look so forward too with no hassle at all. Everything was easy and smooth defiantly recommend”.

Favourite Places

India: This is an amazing place full or colour and history the Taj Mahal is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen.

New York: This has always on my list for as long as I can remember, and it did not disappoint its full of life and is defiantly the city that never sleeps.

Barbados: This was my first experience of the Caribbean and not just a beach holiday if you do not what it to be it is steeped in history and Rum lots and lots of Rum.

Travel Tips

Travelling with kids my travel tip is if arriving during the day have swim wear in you hand luggage so if you room isn’t ready the kids can still have fun in the pool while you wait. If you are travelling at night have pyjamas in your hand luggage or at the top of the case so you can get the kids settled in the hotel room and ready for bed without having to pull everything out looking for them, meaning they will be fresh to start their adventure the following morning.

Travelling with the kids or on your own, my parents always got me to split my spending money into the days that we were away so I didn’t spend it all on the first day, I still do this with the kids or when I am on my own meaning I don’t run out and can enjoy everyday even at the end of the holiday and if I have some extra left for the days before I could get a nice treat (normally a handbag).

Where I have visited

I have been luck to have some amazing family holidays as well be blessed with some amazing work trips Portugal, Gran Canaria, Malta, Lanzarote, Tenerife, Paris, Majorca, Med Cruise, Barbados, Barcelona, Naples, Krakow, New York, Antigua, Florence, Dubai, and India.