After a short period of illness, it is with great sadness that we had to wave a final goodbye to one of our long-standing colleagues and friend, Paul Galloway; and we send our sincere condolences to Paul’s wife, Angela, and his family at this very sad time.
Whilst his untimely passing came far too soon, we all feel incredibly privileged to have worked alongside such a gentleman for the past eleven years, and we know that many wider industry colleagues and clients will share our same sentiments plus wish to pay their own tributes too.
Blessed with a kind heart and humorous personality, ‘tall Paul’ was a popular character and was well-liked by clients, suppliers, agents and industry colleagues alike. Well respected for his extensive travel knowledge and industry experience, he was renowned for providing honest feedback and always made time for people — a true professional. His passion for travel was evident in everything he did — from spending time with hoteliers or suppliers and experiencing everything available within a resort, to taking time to taste everything on the menu! He was well-travelled plus well-mannered and his cheery personality — whether in person or over the phone — will be missed by everyone he worked with.
From his days as a Manager at Thomas Cook, to his time with Elegant Resorts, Paul put the ‘expert’ into the phrase ‘luxury travel expert’. Those who knew him well or spoke to him often, realised that he was not a man to be rushed — he liked to talk, and his calm affable telephone manner made him a hit with everyone he came into contact with. His long, successful career with legion of loyal clients, literally speaks volumes.
There are so many fond memories, tales from trips and every day anecdotes that people would like to share and will relate to. Anyone who has ever travelled will Paul, will know that he enjoyed a good breakfast — and that he took great pleasure in comparing and contrasting the merits of hotel bircher muesli, or fresh smoothies throughout the Indian Ocean and Arabian Gulf! Food and drink, plus good service was close to his heart and you could be assured of his honest and extensive feedback following any hotel visit — something which our hotelier colleagues particularly admired and appreciated.
When not travelling, he loved his sports, such as cricket, rugby and horse racing, enjoyed a good walk with his wife Angela and their adopted dogs, plus was always up for a beer with friends. We’ll certainly miss his chatty, good-humoured nature, his infectious laugh and daily routines plus unique mannerisms — however we are fortunate enough to have a wealth of memories from journeys across the world. Whether a work trip or party, Paul was always a great guest — we'll all miss him, the star and our friend, Paul Galloway.
With Love From Everyone At Elegant Resorts