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Karen Slater is the CEO of Inspire Me Travel

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Relentless magazine interviews Karen Slater, one of the most inspirational people you will meet. She is forever looking forwards even though during last year travel had been one of the industries knocked the most through the pandemic. Karen is always riding the crest of a wave of positivity however, and not even a pandemic will stop this entrepreneur who is on a mission to succeed even beyond her own expectations. 

Karen has over 30 years experience in the travel industry, which has prepared her for life as an entrepreneur. When I think of the word‚ entrepreneur‘ I think of Karen. She is one of the hardest working, ever-evolving people I know, both resilient and adaptable and always positive, going the extra mile, thinking of new ideas to drive her business forward. In the worst year since World War Two for the travel industry, Karen has survived, and this is testament to her aforementioned qualities and business skills. 

“We are proud winners of the 2020 Tour Operator Awards for the amazing work that we do for our clients..”

Karen is the founder and owner of Inspire Me Travel – an award-winning company offering tailor-made travel experiences. As a seasoned traveller with over 30 years in the travel industry, Karen and her team have extensive knowledge of the regions they cover and are therefore able to better advise and help you plan your next getaway.  They have personally curated these experiences under specific categories covering worldwide destinations; at least one member of her team has tried, tested and loved their experiences. With a focus on raising awareness of ‘Sustainable Tourism’ Karen offers experiences which inspire us all to save the planet and conserve our wildlife.

RM: What experiences do you cover?

We cover such categories as wine, art, culture, historical, scenic, jazz, opera, thrill seekers, luxury, wildlife and Eco-friendly tourism.

RM: What are you most proud of? 

We are a ‘human’ run business, there is always somebody at the other end of the phone for you to speak to or we can chat to you via a Zoom/Skype call or meet you in person where possible.  We strive to offer a personal touch for our clients. We take pleasure in getting to know and building trust with you and understand that the human element of any business is key. We are proud winners of the 2020 Tour Operator Awards for the amazing work that we do for our clients and we have over 30 years being an independent travel consultant, helping clients fly all over the world. 

RM: Tell us more about the regions you sell into: 

We are a UK and French registered company but also operate in the US and Spain. We have over 50 different experiences that you can book. From swimming with dolphins to visiting the Monaco Grand Prix. 

RM: What‘s your plans for 2021?

We are planning on a strong second half to this year as we emerge from the pandemic, with renewed energy  as everyone will be eager to get away for some sun and we are ready to take your call!

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