Who we are

Spirit Away Travel was set up in 2011 by Caroline who has worked in the industry for over twenty years. Melanie and Nicola joined the company in 2013 bringing with them considerable knowledge of the travel industry as well as sales and marketing experience. Between them, they have covered a large part of the world and experienced different types of holidays from skiing, sailing, walking and adventure holidays, weekend breaks and beach holidays. This helps them to support each other with the many different holiday enquiries they receive.

Caroline Maxwell-Scott

Caroline Maxwell-Scott

My travel career began as a freelance Travel Consultant within a small company and after a number of years I became a partner of the company.  However, four years ago, I decided to start my own company - hence the birth of Spirit Away Travel.

I have been lucky enough to enjoy skiing, sailing, family holidays and in more recent times rather more exotic destinations.  The company is based at my home which gives me the flexibility of working as and when required with no time restraints.  I am always available to speak to clients as I appreciate it's not always easy during working hours to discuss holiday arrangements.

There is so much to see in the world and so little time - the older I get the more interesting the world becomes and the more places I want to visit. Thankfully, working in the travel industry allows me to indulge my passion and in turn to pass my experiences onto my clients.

Nicola Scott

Nicola Scott

My travel experiences have given me some great memories - city breaks, yachting holidays and trips to the Caribbean.  Now that I have small children I look for villas in Europe or luxury hotels with enough activities to keep the whole family entertained.  Our needs and wants from a holiday are constantly changing as our children grow up.  Many of our clients are similar and this is where we, as Travel Consultants can help.

We take your requirements and ensure that we find destinations and accommodation that will really fit with you and what you want from your holiday.  My flexible working approach means that I can be available to help when you need me and I’m happy to share my personal experiences with you or to research destinations I have not yet visited, using our fantastic industry connections. 

Melanie Kelly

Melanie Kelly

Having spent many years in sales and marketing within the recruitment industry, I have always offered a highly personalised service in a customer-focused environment. It is now my pleasure to be offering a similar service within the travel industry. Having travelled extensively, I pride myself on my knowledge of many worldwide destinations. I feel passionately about spending time planning the right sort of holiday destination to suit my client's needs.

Between us at Spirit Away Travel, we have covered a large part of the world, however, if we are asked about a destination we have not travelled to, we know that we can rely on our fantastic connections with specialist tour operators, hotel groups and ground handlers.  It is this element of our service which truly adds value to our clients. My aim is always to provide accurate advice, good service and to make every holiday memorable.