Chrissi Knights

Independent Travel Agent

Independent Travel Agent Photo

After working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years and teaching Hospitality and Travel & Tourism Management for 14 years, Chrissi decided to start her own business and in October 2006 began the Explorer Travel Lounge, an independent travel agency. In 2009 Jo Elnaugh joined Chrissi which meant that the business could expand to include specialising in worldwide cruises and a new cruise website.

As a franchise of Explorer Travel and members of Hays Independence Group, Jo and Chrissi have access to over 350 tour operators and suppliers, which means they are able to arrange travel arrangements that match individual needs and budgets. As a fully independent travel agency they can book anything from car hire to a complete tailor made holiday. Jo and Chrissi also specialise in worldwide expeditions, soft adventure and the Caribbean.

Jo and Chrissi provide an independent and impartial travel service tailored to your individual needs. Whether you are planning a trip in the UK or to the other side of the world their professional travel service will cater for your every need. Their independence allows them to offer “little thank-yous” not found on the high street such as complimentary pet care, private transfers or to return from your holiday to find Ocado has delivered your shopping. Jo and Chrissi passionately believe that a friendly and personal service goes a long way to ensuring you of a perfect trip every time.

Both Chrissi and Jo are well travelled and very knowledgeable about the destinations and cruises they promote. Explorer Travel are members of ABTA (L3832), which means all clients benefit by ABTA’s assistance and Code of Conduct. All Explorer Travel’s suppliers are ATOL holders and Chrissi and Jo are master members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Chrissi and Jo welcome you to visit them at their travel agency. Please call 02380733073 to arrange a time that is convenient for you. We are pet friendly so feel free to bring along your canine pal. We can even arrange boots and local footpath maps for you to enjoy our beautiful countryside. Whilst you are beating the paths we will do all the hard work and come up with lots of holiday ideas for you. On your return you and your canine companion will receive well-earned sustenance and treats.

Our specialist websites:

Expedition and adventure to out of the way places –

No-fly cruises –



Title Date
Launch of Explorer Travel Tea Lounge 6th July 2017