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Homeworker bags her ‘biggest-ever’ booking for £130,000

A homeworker has landed her biggest-ever booking for £130,000 and already bagged another worth £110,00 from the same clients.

Jane Johns, a personal travel consultant for Hays Travel, said confirmation of the £130,000 booking was “her best day ever” as it coincided with the day her offer on a new house was accepted.

The booking for 11 people in the same extended family is to Florida in April 2023 and includes business class flights out of Manchester, Club Level rooms at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, passes to Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort theme parks and their own Disney concierge.


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Johns, who booked through tour operator Pure Luxury, said: “I still can’t get my head round it. I was buzzing for days after I got the booking.”

The family had planned to stay at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa but chose the Polynesian Resort instead as there was no availability over Easter.

Johns bagged the booking as a result of personal service and attention to detail.

She was already booking holidays for one family member, an old school friend, but it was only when his father saw the service his son was getting he decided to book through her too.

She said: “I looked after the client’s son and his cousins to go to Las Vegas. I delivered the tickets to their house, checked them in for their flights and helped them with their Covid passes and then texted them to check they had got through security to their airport lounge.

“I am always at the end of the phone so clients can text me while away. I try to give the same service, whether it’s £1,000 booking or £130,0000.

“The father saw everything I was doing for his son, including speaking to the hotel on their behalf, and decided to book through me too.”

Johns, a self-employed homeworker for Hays for three years and previously was at Thomas Cook for 24 years, said she has already received further bookings from the same family, including a £110,000 booking for Dubai in October.

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