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Meet the Group Travel Team

Our wonderful Group Travel Team are committed to getting you and your school, sports team, colleagues and charity workers away! They have years of experience between them and can help you plan, budget and book your group travel – no matter how complex. Find out a bit more about them, and how they can help you, here...

Ben Curry, Partnerships

Ben has been an integral part of the Group Travel Team since its inception, originally heading up operations. He now forges partnerships with key clients whilst overseeing sales and strategy. A real people-person, avid football fan and keen hiker, he's often found scaling the South Downs or following his beloved club around Europe in his spare time.

Darrel Pearce, Head of Operations

Darrel looks after Group and Complex Travel in Flight Centre's Specialist Divisions. He has over 12 years' experience in the travel industry and has visited over 50 countries. He works efficiently, professionally and is relentless in driving the very best service for our customers. His passion is the great outdoors, so he's often found trekking while travelling, and looking for the next challenge.

Michelle Kuzma, Group Flights Manager

Michelle is the Team Manager and oversees the day-to-day operations. She has been part of the Group Travel Team since day one, and offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise in all things group travel-related. She is herself a keen traveller, always wondering when she can tick a new country off the list. She likes to immerse herself in a country’s culture and meet a few locals along the way. When she's not planning her next getaway, you can probably find her reading the latest thriller novel or playing with her dog, George.

Samantha Hardiman, Group Flights Assistant Manager

Sam is the Group Travel Team Assistant Manager. She has been part of the team since its inception, and has been working for Flight Centre for a whopping 17 years! She has a real passion for all things travel and loves to have as many holidays as she can with her family. If she isn’t on holiday you will probably find her enjoying a festival or two!

Max Cherrill, Group Flights Specialist

Max is the newest addition to the Flight Centre Group Travel Team. He’s been with the company for nearly eight years, starting out as a Travel Consultant in-store. His career moved over to our First & Business team, before finally joining Group Travel in late 2020. Max has always loved to travel and tries to get away as often as he can. Even if he’s not overseas, you'll probably find him driving down to Cornwall or Devon to surf, camp and seek out a new adventure...