About Us

Christian & Claire Green proudly run Thames Travel which has been a
family business in the heart of East Twickenham since Christian’s parents,
John & Constance, established the agency in the early 80’s.

Having seen lots of exciting changes in the industry, Thames Travel now
boasts a team of travel directors who are highly experienced and well-
travelled and prides itself on offering exceptional personal service when
helping you to plan a special family holiday, a weekend away or a once in a
lifetime adventure.

We have spent years building relationships with key travel partners,
allowing us to share our knowledge and advice on some of the best hotels,
resorts and destinations around the world. Many of the holidays we offer,
we have personally experienced allowing us to confidently recommend

The team travels regularly; Christian and Claire recently took their children
on an amazing adventure to Costa Rica, Nick enjoyed cruising onboard the
brand-new Explorer ship through the Caribbean and Cheryl explored some
of the hidden corners of Mallorca on a recent family holiday.

Thames Travel continues to thrive through fantastic client referrals and
recommendations and regularly wins prestigious industry awards and
accolades. We would be delighted to help with any of your travel plans, so
get in touch and let us take the stress away from booking your next

Meet the Team

Christian Green

Managing Director

Christian has grown up along-side Thames Travel as his parents John & Constance started the business in 1982 when he was just 3 years old. Read more >>>

Claire Green

Travel Director

Claire is married to Christian and joined Thames Travel in 2015 having worked for 12 years in hotel marketing which took her all over the Caribbean, gaining valuable knowledge of an exquisite group of boutique hotels. Read more >>>

Nick Samuels

Independent Consultant

Nick has been in the travel industry for over 35 years and has been very fortunate to travel extensively during that time. As well as having travelled to most of the Caribbean and Indian Ocean Islands, he also has a passion for Australasia, having visited Australia and New Zealand numerous times. Read more >>>

Cheryl Banks

Travel Consultant

Cheryl, with a comprehensive 24-year background in travel, is based in Sussex and occasionally in the Thames Travel store in Richmond.. Read More >>

Recent Awards


A massive Thank You to everyone at the Richmond Chamber, a fabulous evening, we are delighted with our award


Feeling really proud to be recognised as one of the Leaders of Luxury in the travel industry! Thank you Aspire for a superb event!