Sharon Mason

Chief Operations Officer

I’m Sharon and I’m the Chief Operations Officer here at First Class Holidays. I’ve been in the travel industry for over 30 years and founded First Class alongside Paul Ainsworth back in 1996. We’ve come a long way in the last 22 years, but by far our greatest achievement has been building our fantastic team, all of whom share our same passion for creating great holidays with great service.

Where have you visited?

I’ve been privileged to visit a huge number of amazing places. I’ve been to many places in Canada, travelled around most of the cities in Australia, have driven around the North and South Islands of New Zealand, and explored a little of America, I’ve also been lucky enough to visit Fiji (highly recommended as a stopover on the way home from New Zealand).

Where will you visit next?

It’s hard to choose just one place to visit next… Maybe the Yukon or Newfoundland, as in all these years I’m still yet to visit… Or Alaska, for stunning scenery and amazing wildlife… Or the Bay of Islands, which is such a special part of New Zealand that I haven’t yet had the chance to visit… Or Northern Queensland, to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Tropical North…. Like I said, it’s too hard to choose just one!

What do you do in your spare time?

If I do have any, you’ll find me reading a book or planning the next holiday, probably with a glass of wine in hand.


Our Awards

We are very proud that our personal, friendly service and attention to detail has led to us becoming an industry leader in providing tailor-made holidays. We have been recognised throughout the years by winning a number of prestigious awards from within and outside of the travel industry. We won the "Best Operator to Canada" award at the 2017 British Annual Canada Travel Awards for a record 15th time.

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