Meet The Team

Gail Bateman – Director & Founder

Travel Experience: I have worked in the travel industry since 1981 travelling all over the world. I started cruising in 1980 which has been my passion ever since, I think cruising runs in my blood, this has been passed down from my mother who does a World Cruise every year and her mother before her. The cruising bug has also now been passed down to my daughter Jess, our Operations Manager, who has cruised from being 6 months old. Travel Advisors UK Ltd (trading as Chatsworth Travel) was born from my dining room in 1999 and I am proud to say has gone from strength to strength based on personal service and experience.

My favourite destination: St Lucia

My favourite cruise ship: Regent Seven Seas – Voyager

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Jess Bateman – Operations Manager

Travel Experience: My passion has been, and always will be, cruising (and going on different holidays in general of course!) Having cruised since I was 6 months old and having done my work experience throughout my school days at Chatsworth Travel I knew that this was the path for me! After completing all my qualifications, I decided to join Chatsworth Travel in 2013. My job here is to dot all the I’s, cross all the T’s, do all our advertising, running our social media and generally run the office on a day to day basis (and the odd cruise booking!) I have travelled to many places in the world; New York, Iceland, Niagara Falls, Puerto Banus, Rhodes, Barbados, Cape Town and San Francisco to name a few of my favourites! I am proud to work alongside my mum keep building this amazing business from strength to strength!

My favourite destination: There’s too many to choose from but one of my all time favourites has to be Aruba, Caribbean.

My favourite cruise ship: P&O Cruises – Britannia

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