Meet Group Escorts – Pam and Nick Cannon
Why did you decide to become a group escort for Craig Travel?
We enjoy interacting with people who love to travel and experiencing parts of the world that you would not normally go as an individual.
What specifically, in your career, may have prepared you for this position?
Our careers were school teacher and property manager. Both careers enhanced our organization skills, property solving, accounting and working with people. Class expeditions gave us a taste of what to expect when leading tours.
What has been your favourite destination so far and why?
South Africa because of the wonderful people, wonderful scenery, wonderful wild animal viewing, wonderful national guide, wonderful itinerary. Also the chance to see a very successful charity - the Soup Kitchen. And a great opportunity to interact with local people.
What destinations are still on your bucket list and why?
Anywhere!! Every tour or cruise has something special to offer: East Africa - because this tour is all safaris South Pacific- this part of the world has such romantic places e.g. Thailand, Fiji, Bora Bora Antarctica - for an unparalleled adventure Ecuador and Galapagos Islands - to see the giant tortoises that may become extinct Baltic Cruise - to savour the fjords and mountains Any River Cruise - to hang one’s clothes up once but move to different locales each day!
Name 3 things which you find most rewarding about escorting our groups
1) To share in many travellers’ "holiday -of- a- lifetime."
2) To be able to remove the stress of any of our travellers’ anxieties which they experience when travelling on their own.
3) To meet new people and remain friends long after the trip is over.
What is the next group you have been assigned to lead?
We have been assigned Treasures of the Caucasus in May, Swiss Trains and Italian Lakes in September and Melodies of the Danube river cruise in June 2020.
What are your hobbies when you are not travelling?
Freelance writing, golf, reading, theatre, photography
Any personal comments you feel may be interesting to our readers?
We are fortunate to be able to work as a team. Pam absolutely loves the planning and letters and mailings before the trips. Nick attends to the money - looks after all tipping and keeps all accounts. We are able to see the world! What’s not to like about that?
We interact with all members of the group and try to ensure that the individuals mix so the group becomes a "family". We have met new people and continue to be in touch on a regular basis - thank goodness for email. The number ONE reason we enjoy escorting is the pleasure we derive from hearing how much people have enjoyed their travels. It is so rewarding knowing the assistance we provided helped make their trip memorable. We feel it is up to us to take a great trip provided by Craig and make it an exceptional experience for everyone. After every tour Nick creates a book of photos of the tour and makes it available to everyone on the tour.