Meet the team

Vanessa Bird

Vanessa Bird

General Manager
Owen's Travelmaster Whitchurch

Call: 01948 662361


I started my career in travel way back in 1980 and from day one I knew it was the industry for me.  I’ve been with Owen’s Travelmaster since 1999.  My passion for travel seems to be unquenchable and I’ve been lucky enough to experience some fantastic destinations over the years.  As much as I love to travel and would quite happily spend most of my time doing so, needs must.  So what else would I do but spend my time ensuring that my clients travel requirements are handled with the same enthusiasm and attention to detail that I would give to my own travel plans.

Destination Expertise


Well worth the long journey, such a variety of holiday types and activities the possibilities are endless.

United States of America

New York, Washington DC, Florida, California – from city breaks to fun, national parks to amazing beaches and sun – what to do first?


The Great Wall is a must, Terracotta Warriors and of course the Yangtze.

Sri Lanka

Beautiful island, combine culture, sightseeing and relaxation it’s all here.


Cairo and the Pyramids, Nile cruising, a country with so much history.


My absolute favourite destination (so far), do not get me started as I just will not want to stop! From the southern tip of Kerala to cruising the backwaters on a houseboat, Tiger spotting in Ranthambore to the beautiful Lake Udaipur, the Taj Mahal where words fail me to the spiritual and moving Ganges at Varanasi. The most incredible country I have ever visited.

South Africa

With a plethora of safari options to choose from, there’s luxurious rail journeys and a self-drive or escorted tour along the Garden Route is one of the most spectacular journeys you will take.

Holiday Type Expertise


Skiing is a firm favourite for me. France Italy and Austria love them all.

Cities & Short Breaks

I have holidayed in most of the Mediterranean however I love the mountains and the Italian Lakes in particular. From Lake Garda for instance it is easy to visit Venice and Florence. From the flat southern shores to the mountainous northern towns there is such a contrast not to mention the delicious local wines!

My Recommendations


A Small & friendly Hotel, Self Catering

7 Nights


1km to the beach Outdoor swimming pool

Price from £329

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New Route To Kefalonia, 5* Half Board

7 Nights

Half Board

Price from £457

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Friendly, Family Run Hotel, 3* Self Catering

7 Nights

Bed & Breakfast

Tradional fishing harbour to explore 200m away from restaurants & bars

Price from £455

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