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Meet the Team

Huw

Huw

As Owner and Managing Director of the company I have a passion for travel. I have been working in the travel industry for over 30 years, at first in the Alps and the Med and now in our head office in Christchurch. When you work in the travel industry, every day is different, with new challenges and adventures arising all the time.

I love the island of Corsica and St Florent has special memories for me, this is where I first worked as a windsurfing instructor many years ago. The food and wine complement the natural beauty of the island. Corsica is great for walking and cycling and I have cycled from top to bottom many times and I am looking forward to my next trip!
Alison

Alison

After founding the company with my husband Huw in 2000, I found myself naturally marketing the company through my love and in depth knowledge of Sardinia and Corsica. This stemmed from living in Sardinia for a couple of years and visiting Corsica many times and wanting to expand the English market to these stunning Mediterranean islands which we have successfully done with hotels, villas, apartments and rural retreats throughout the islands and finding new properties every year!

I am involved in writing our brochures and websites, PR and marketing Just Sardinia, Just Corsica and Just Sicily.
Martin

Martin

I joined Just Corsica as Financial Controller in 2015 after spending nearly thirty years in similar positions in the Catering and Hospitality sector.

As a long-time admirer of the culture and way of life and regular visitor to mainland Italy I am now enjoying discovering the beauty and laid back charm of Sardinia and Sicily and look I forward to getting to know Corsica.
Debbie

Debbie

My time with the company began with me 'helping out' for 2 weeks, which was 20 years ago now. Over the years I have been lucky enough to see the company grow, meet some wonderful people, make some lifelong friends and visit Sardinia more times than I can remember.

My job role has evolved so much, from Administration and Reservations to my current and longest role as Operations Manager. I love dealing directly with our lovely suppliers in Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica as well as my involvement in the product development, our brochures, websites and marketing.

I have really enjoyed getting to know Corsica, I have always been a fan of French food, culture and architecture and although Corsica enjoys a great deal more autonomy than the other 12 regions of France it is hard not to see the influences from the mainland.

For me Corsica is the most striking of the 3 island we feature, I love the way a stunning beach always has a dramatic mountainous backdrop and there are so many lovely towns and villages to visit plus some amazing food and wine to sample.
Emma

Emma

I’ve been at Just Sardinia for the past 18 years and currently manage our Administration Department. When we announced we were to introduce Corsica to our collection I was very excited having heard how beautiful the island is and having now visited Corsica it did not disappoint!

What surprised me most was how many coastal towns there are with stunning town beaches, often a very difficult combination! The food in the restaurants is also very impressive. Based on this my favourite area of Corsica has to be L’Île Rousse which would be a very easy holiday base with a tourist train to access Calvi and a pretty town beach.
Lucy

Lucy

I started here helping out over the summer 17 years ago, since then I have worked in Administration and Reservations and now am busy in our Marketing and Operations department which varies day to day, keeping in contact with our suppliers overseas, putting together our brochures and ensuring our websites are up to date.

I enjoy travelling with my family; my children are often, through their play, found to be in Sardinia or France on holiday!

Corsica is a beautiful island with stunning scenery, great food and lovely people.
Elaine

Elaine

I’ve been involved in the travel industry for the past 17 years and in the Reservations Department here for the last 15 years. I really value the in-depth knowledge of Corsica that I’ve acquired over the years and enjoy sharing this with anyone that will listen.

I really love the whole island and struggle to pinpoint a favourite part but if pushed, I guess I would say L’Ile Rousse and the surrounding area in northern Corsica. The scenery here is stunning with dramatic mountain ranges, many turquoise sea / white sand beaches and interesting old towns.

I love staying in the town of L’Île Rousse because you have all of this on your doorstep and you don’t have to rely on having a car. The town beach is perfect with white sand gently shelving into crystal clear water and has a small selection of beach bars / restaurants behind it. For more restaurants, bars and shops, the town is just a few steps away and always has a buzzing atmosphere during the season. There is a small railway station in L’Île Rousse making it possible to get the little train that runs along the coast to many different beaches and to the interesting coastal town and citadel of Calvi.

I have recently been on holiday to Chez Dorothee in L’Île Rousse old town. It’s a traditional one-bedroom apartment in a lovely old building and up some pretty steep steps but it suited me very well. I really enjoyed popping down to the local boulangerie to pick up a fresh baguette and croissants for breakfast each morning and trying out the different restaurants in the town in the evenings.

I would really like to stay in one of the well-appointed apartments in Résidence Dary which is located near the beach but still within walking distance of the town. My favourite hotel on the island however is U Capu Biancu located in the south between Bonifacio and Porto Vecchio. This is a really special, quirky hide-away hotel. The design and décor is beautiful, thoughtful and creative everywhere you look and the standard of service meets this high standard.

I love being near the sea in Corsica, swimming or trying out different watersports. When I’m not in the sea I like exploring to find stunning scenery or interesting towns. I love long drawn-out meals in the warm evenings with lots of simple delicious food (fresh bread and croissants, tasty goats cheese salads and local honey) and a glass or two of the local vino.
Aurora

Aurora

I am from Italy and, more specifically, from Sicily. I started to work at Just Corsica in April 2015, thinking that it would have been just a summer internship but now I know that those first 6 months were just the beginning. I started working in the Administration department before moving in to the Reservations department, ready to help and inspire you in choosing a holiday to Corsica.

I like to call Corsica the "green pearl": if you decide to go and explore this surprising island, hire a car and enjoy the trip surrounded by green pathways and hills, dramatic cliffs and blue gulfs.

I have been to Corsica quite a few times now and each time I discover new and unforgettable spots. It’s always a pleasure to go back to the Résidence Santa Giulia Palace, spread out and surrounded by nature, where I particularly enjoy the panoramic views. Also in the South, there is a boutique hotel which stole my heart - the Hotel Genovese: the view you get from the pool terrace, overlooking the dramatic cliffs of Bonifacio, is simply breathtaking. For a proper city break I always recommend the Hotel Demeure Les Mouettes, within walking distance to Ajaccio, with its elegant style and quietness. I really enjoy walking around Calvi, with its fascinating old town overlooking the marina, and Porto Vecchio, so stylish but so typical at the same time.
Becky

Becky

I joined the Just Corsica team in 2018 as an apprentice in the administration department. Having completed my apprenticeship with distinction, I am now a permanent member of staff working in both reservations and administrations. One of my key roles is to look after our social media accounts which I have a passion for. I have a great interest in the industry and am developing my knowledge of our destinations.

I have visited the north east of Sardinia and experienced the incredible food and beautiful Caribbean like sea. I am looking forward to visiting Corsica and Sicily and experiencing the culture and history of these islands, oh and the stunning beaches!
Suzie

Suzie

I joined Just Sardinia in June 2022 to be able to share my love for Sardinia and inspire others to explore this beautiful gem of an island. Having travelled most of the world as an air hostess for 23 years, I would say you’d be hard pushed to beat the lush landscapes that Sardinia offers, set amid the breathtaking turquoise crystal clear waters. The warmth of the local ‘Sardo’ people is very apparent once you delve into the countryside villages and experience their unconditional hospitality. Although it is considered part of Italy, Sardinia really is quite different from the mainland, hence why you will find a lot of Italians holidaying there also. There’s something for everyone in Sardinia, from cultured tours, romantic honeymoons and family fun at the beach and after your first visit, I am pretty sure you’ll want to keep coming back, as I have done.

Having visited most of our affiliated hotels my favourites so far would be Su Gologone Experience Hotel, and it really is an experience; I think everyone should visit this hotel once in their life time to learn about the Sardinian culture and history, not to mention the exquisite scenery, food and art. Another favourite would have to be La Villa del Re, this hotel has the most elegant décor and exudes luxury and sophistication, not to mention the stunning pool and scenery. You really can relax and recharge your batteries here and the service is first class.

I do hope to be able to offer you and your loved ones a vast array of indulgences of Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily so that you can decide which is your favourite.
Chris

Chris

I have been in the travel industry as a tour operator and travel agent now for just touching 50 years, so I have seen more islands than you can shake a stick at. As well as being a natural seller I have an eye for product, especially hotels, and detail. Having been responsible for specific areas like the Caribbean, Australasia, New Zealand and the South Pacific, plus Asia, I know how to match clients to the right island and the right hotel, apartment, villa or resort. My real experience is with high end holidays, yet realising what the word value means to different people

For me the appeal of Sardinia, Sicily and Corsica please me in different ways. I like the ruggedness of Corsica, the contrasts and elite Sardinia of Corsica and the rustic nature and history of Sicily.

My real knowledge is deeply understanding how the travel industry works and how to serve the travel agent network around the country and am well known – whether that is a good or bad thing, they are the judge of that!
I am good at fixing things
Our Resort Representatives

Our Resort Representatives

Our resort staff have been chosen for their wealth of local knowledge, expertise and love of the islands where they work and every year we get together for our annual training weekend when we can catch up with feedback from the summer and improve our service to our customers.
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