Lianne Messis

Travel Specialist


A bit about me...

My career in travel started the minute I left school, working at the airport for a UK based airline which then was followed by looking after all tailor- made itineraries for both a European specialist tour operator and a Group & Education operator. My love to travel and look after people want to explore has never stopped.

What drew you to the travel industry?

My whole career has been in the industry. Every day is different and there are always so many reasons to visit each destination. I love making memorable experiences for travellers.

What do you love most about your job?

I love helping students learn outside the classroom but as well as encouraging them to travel to once in a lifetime places and explore different cultures.

Which Discover the World Education destination is your favourite?

Bay of Naples! From the fast paced Italians driving down the Amalfi coast, to village life in Ravello and not forgetting the history at Pompeii, it doesn't get better than that.

How do you spend your time when you are travelling?

Food is a big part of my travelling experience, I always love to find that local restaurant that is so busy that you know it has to be good! If I'm not sampling the food, you'll never see me without my camera capturing the colours, scenery and locals in action.

Which excursion do you most recommend?

A day trip to Capri is a must for anyone visiting the Bay of Naples.

What are your top tips for organising the best school trip possible?

Start Early and good communication. Anything is possible if we start the talk to make it happen as early as possible.

If you are visiting Italy I'd also really recommend a visit to Ravello, Italy. Not everyone makes the journey to this village. The air is cooler, life is slower and more peaceful plus you don’t want to miss the beautiful views .

What are some of your most memorable travel moments?

What are some of your most memorable travel moments?

  • Witnessing the northern lights when I was least expecting them in Iceland
  • Seeing whales off the coast of California
  • At sunset walking through the entrance tunnel to the Taj Mahal grounds
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