The Team

Paul Dayson – Partner.

Paul and his parents established Spa Travel in 1980 and have seen the business grow from a small traditional Travel Agency to one of the top award winning independent travel specialists in the UK. He has no doubt that the success is down to the hard work and commitment of the team and of course the loyal clients.

Paul’s skill lies in his vast knowledge of destinations and hotels and therefore he concentrates on what he does best which is sell holidays, full time in the front office!

There are not many places he hasn’t been to over the years but his favourites include Caribbean, Andalucia, New Zealand & India. Having been lucky enough to have visited India three times now, he has certainly fallen in love with this truly amazing country and loves to share his experiences with anyone wanting to know more about it.

His most memorable experiences were flying First Class on BA and his action packed trip to New Zealand where he did a Bungee jump, Parascending, Quad Biking, Dolphin watching & the Queenstown Luge.

He admits that the place that was the biggest surprise to him was Maldives. He really wasn’t prepared for how much he would enjoy these idyllic islands and definitely hopes to return there.

Paul would class himself as a true encyclopedia of travel destinations, which is only achieved by personal experience.

Hollie Leighton – Travel Consultant.

Hollie is Paul’s niece! After being in retail management & customer service management for a while she finally joined the family business in August 2011 and hasn’t looked back!

The clients love her and she couldn’t imagine working in any other industry now. Since joining us she has been to Italy, Northern Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, New York, Switzerland, Barbados, China and Canada to name a few!

Her favourite place so far is New York as she says ‘It’s like being in a film set all day every day!’

When asked what she loves about the job, she answered – ‘Every day is different, every enquiry is different. The feeling is brilliant when you find the right holiday for your clients and they have an experience that they & their families will remember forever. Also the opportunity to travel and see the world is a privilege that I don’t take for granted and every new place I go is more knowledge and experience which I can pass on to my clients’.

Hollie too has completed the Canadian Specialist Programme and visited Vancouver, Vancouver Island, Whistler and did the Rocky Mountaineer. Her dream destination is Costa Rica.

Out of work Hollie has become a fitness addict who puts the rest of us to shame by training nearly every day!

Karen Moseley – Travel Consultant.

Karen has been in travel for many years gaining her qualifications at college. Prior to joining us she worked for Going Places, The Rising Sun, Apollo Travel & Normanton Co op.

She has been to Maldives, Menorca, Greece, Gran Canaria, Tenerife, Benidorm, Algarve, Mauritius, Iceland and skied in Andorra.

When asked about her favourite she said “all of the above in their own way. Each destination has its own charm and memories. If I had to pick one for Europe it would be Zante because of the people and because you can explore the whole island at your own pace. Worldwide it would have to be the Maldives, because of the unique setting of being on a small island and the snorkelling was amazing”

Her dream destination is Bora Bora. There is so much to see and do on this little island from 4×4 safari to diving in the crystal clear turquoise lagoon and barrier reef.

Karen says she loves working in travel and checking every possible option to find the client the best holiday to suit them. She especially loves it when a family goes away for the first time, seeing not only the children’s faces but the parents too when they get their tickets!


Spa Travel has expanded and we now have a Homeworkers which we are delighted about, Pam Furness . She is well-travelled and has been in the industry a long time so we know that the levels of service are consistent with our own. Pam lives in Northallerton and we are proud to have her in our team.

We are always looking to expand further so if you are experienced, do not live in the immediate area and are interested in being a Homeworker for us, please contact Jackie at in the strictest of confidence.