Our Executive Team
Kip Abbott has been President and Owner of Manchester Travel, Inc. since 1997 and was previously a leisure travel consultant. She has traveled extensively and — with over 40 years in the travel industry and an exceptional network of travel professionals around the world — she is a wealth of information. Kip finds creating vacations a memorable and enriching experience and loves working as a travel advisor because she gets to learn new things about new places and cultures every day.
Our Travel Advisors
Cynthia Smith joined the team early in 2013, bringing with her 10 plus years of experience. Whether it is a fun filled family adventure, romantic honeymoon, quiet escape to unwind, or a memorable excursion to a new destination, Cynthia looks forward to assisting clients with their vacation planning. When Cynthia isn’t in the office you will likely find her running around town training for her next marathon.
Georgia Smith is a travel advisor who has worked in the travel industry for over seven years. She enjoys planning and executing leisure trips for clients and their families seeking unique travel experiences, including: history, culture and the arts, health and wellness, soft outdoor adventures, nature-based and eco-tourism experiences. Hiking, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding are some of Georgia’s favorite activities.
Our Canyon Ranch Advisor
Sally Bent is our liaison to Canyon Ranch. She arranges groups to Canyon Ranch in Lenox, Massachusetts, every September and January. She also arranges trips to Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona about once a year. Sally welcomes questions about her tours.
Our Support Team
Louisa Mackintosh, Manchester Travel’s accounting and marketing person has an MBA and has been in the travel business off and on since 1979.