Some of CT Groups, Conferences And Incentives Team

Clare Collins

Managing Director Corporate Travel

"A walk on the beach with the dogs followed by a glass of fizz - my perfect day!"

Bio: Clare joined CT Travel Group in 2004 before progressing to Managing Director Corporate Travel and a shareholder of the Group in 2012. Having worked in the industry since 2000, Clare has extensive experience. Within the MICE department, Clare plays a Creative Director role where she oversees key stakeholder management for both global and local events, lead escalation on site and works closely with the entire project team to deliver outstanding results.

Moments: Enjoying sundowners on the banks of the Zambezi whilst witnessing a majestic elephant crossing the river! And appointing my favourite director at CT Travel Group - Willow the Wellness Director, who I get to take home every night!

Jacqui Wylde

Business Development Manager

"I’m longing to return to New Orleans… for the best beignet and coffee at Café Du Monde."

Bio: My love affair with travel began at the iconic airline, British Caledonian. This opened the door to corporate travel work at Hogg Robinson, where I went on to launch their group travel team. My career continued in events and production and I have worked in many sales and management capacities for agencies including Black Tomato and Penguins.

Loves: Cats – any kind, any size

Hates: Jelly, winter & dogs that lick your face!

Moments: The Monaco F1 dinner at Hotel de Paris for my partner’s 40th and driving my sports car

Karen Hammond

Groups Manager

"Happiness is a weekend away with friends and sharing a bottle of red wine."

Bio: Karen has spent over 30 years in the travel industry working on incentives, conferences, sporting groups, school groups and flight only. She has worked for CT for eight years as a senior groups consultant and enjoys every moment as it brings such different variety to the working week.

Loves: Living life to the full, travel and Marmite.

Hates: People who don’t like Marmite!

Moments: Turning up in Bali to surprise my 18-year-old daughter who had been travelling for 5 months. Priceless!

Lyndsay Snowden

Trade Missions Manager

"True happiness is relaxing by a hotel swimming pool in Abu Dhabi"

Bio: Lyndsay has worked in the travel industry for as long as she can remember, working in incentive travel, corporate travel, trade mission and exhibition groups. Lyndsay joined CT Travel Group in 2005 as a Groups Consultant before progressing to Trade Mission Manager where she arranges travel for government and private sector groups, and also mission and conference management.

Loves: Penguins, sunshine, Indian food and the Middle East especially the UAE and Oman.

Hates: Cinnamon, crowds, sushi and flying!

Moments: When my husband won ‘Employee of the Year’ at Hogg Robinson Travel and the prize was a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Australia first class!

Victoria Green

Groups & Business Travel Consultant

"True happiness is travelling the world ticking off my travel bucket list"

Bio: My love for travel started when I took an A-level in Travel & Tourism at West Kent College, I went on to work for a local Tour Operator for 10 years where I started as a Reservations Consultant and progressed to Aviation & Ticketing Manager. I continued my travel career and moved to CT in 2017 working in the Groups & Events Department. I have been very lucky to have been able to travel to some amazing places in the world such as Sri Lanka, Kerala and different parts of America.

Loves: Bike riding, travel & cheese.

Hates: Cling film, small spaces & brown sauce!

Moments: Elephant riding through the forest of Kerala and taking a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon.

Katherine Staples

Groups and Events Consultant

"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page"

Bio: I have had a passion for travel which influenced me to study A-level ‘Travel and Tourism’. I went onto study Tourism Management at Canterbury Christ Church University for three years, which included Events, Marketing, Leisure, Travel and I even got to travel to Malta and study the island! I continued to travel around the world ticking off places such as Thailand, Cuba, Italy, Greece and the Cayman Islands, and more recently travelled the East Coast of Australia.

Hobbies: Horse riding and travelling!

Places: Australia, Thailand and Cuba

Moments: Skydiving over Mission Beach and Scuba diving the Great Barrier Reef.

Clare Arthur

Groups & Business Travel Consultant

"True happiness to me would be Winning lottery and travelling the world for the rest of my days "

Bio: I have worked in the Travel Industry for many years after starting out at James Villa Holidays when I was 17. From James Villas I worked in flight consolidation, cruising, coach tours and contracting but the majority has been in Business Travel then moving to across to groups and incentives.
I love to travel and have also lived in New Zealand, Australia and a little Channel Island called Sark (it is 3 miles long and has no cars!). I have travelled in Europe extensively including Spain, Greece, France, Italy, and Turkey.

Loves: Food, drink, being lazy, long walks, seaside, Films

Hates: Lateness, bad food

Moments: Driving the Amalfi Coast and Tuscany, Sailing Greek Islands, travelling Australia and New Zealand

Lauren Townsend

Groups & Incentives Consultant

As a keen skier, true happiness to me is waking up to a bluebird day, skiing all morning and stopping
early for après!

Bio: I have over eight years of experience working in travel, supported by a recently completed degree in Stage & Events Management. My knowledge spans from booking both leisure and business travel, to being part of hotel events teams; working abroad as a Ski Representative, to arranging corporate events around the world. I have been fortunate to have travelled to the Caribbean, America & Canada, Europe and around the UK.

Loves: A lovely long sunny dog walk (via a pub)

Hates: Lateness, shellfish, and most reality TV programmes

Moments: In my first job as a Travel Agent, I was lucky enough to attend a trip to Florida. I spent 10 days skipping (literally) around the theme parks, whilst experiencing flying Business Class for the first time. I’d love to do it all again.


Wellness Director

"The best therapist has fur and four legs"

Bio: Working in the CT Groups office is the perfect job for me. Everyone is always so happy to see me, even when I have to ‘confiscate’ the treats they attempt to hide in their drawers. Staff Wellbeing is so important. It’s amazing how a belly rub, cuddle and quick walk round the block can reduce stress!

Loves: All my work buddies. Playing hide ‘n’ seek in the office

Hates: Being told to ‘go to bed’ when I’m in the office… really? Who sleeps on the job?

Food: Anything, especially the office's secret stash of Willow treats