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meet the team

We can offer specialist advice because we know all the properties personally. This really does make a huge difference when we’re helping you plan your holiday.

We will work with you to create exactly the type of trip you are looking for……….

Meet our experts…

Between us we have visited every property that we offer in Slovenia. We have eaten in the restaurants, seen the sights and attractions, ridden on the car train, rowed the boats on the lakes and spent time with the locals . . . We know Slovenia and we love it.

Mandy Burten

Head of Just Grenada Collection

I’ve been with the company since 2005, having spent much of my working life before this in travel, both overseas for a large UK tour operator and back in the UK as a travel agent. The wonderful thing about working for a small specialist tour operator though is getting to know our destinations in real depth.  Slovenia is one of those places that, prior to working here, I’d only vaguely heard of and perhaps that’s the case for many people!  But having visited I can honestly say that the country is a hidden gem and full of amazing natural beauty.

It is so easy to explore this compact country and as I particularly like to take road trips I can honestly say that driving around is such a pleasure.  I feel very much at home in the mountains and driving the Vrsic pass – the stunning alpine pass which crosses the Julian Alps between Kranjska Gora and Bovec – has been one of my highlights with all 50 hairpin bends!  Top Gear eat your heart out!!!


Kate Bartlett

Commercial & Sales Executive

I joined the team here in 2002 and it has been really pleasing to see the Slovenian programme develop and grow as we have added more properties. My main role is overseeing the administration of holiday arrangements and in an age where lots of people just want to click a mouse to arrange their lives, it is nice to find so many people who would rather talk to a real person with knowledge – especially about something so important as a big holiday.

I have just returned from a family holiday to Slovenia and we all loved it! It’s such a beautiful country, the people are so friendly and welcoming and driving around really wasn’t a chore! Mountains, lakes and wildflower meadows as well as castles, caves and rivers. My husband even enjoyed a spot of fly-fishing during our stay, in the clearest waters he has fished in! It was lovely seeing the country that I have been talking about for so long, I can’t wait for my next visit!

Our Team in Slovenia

Our team on the ground in Slovenia are the real secret to our success. Our local experts, ABC Tourism, have helped us unearth such a wide range of varied places to stay – many different types of accommodation but each has the character and style that we believe our clients are looking for. They look after all aspects of our bookings, transfers and even look after car rentals too.

Just Grenada Collection and Just Slovenia are trading names of Caribtours Ltd.

Caribtours is the UK’s leading independent holiday company. We’ve been arranging bespoke holidays since 1979 and we like to think that no one does it better.

Our wonderful team have been shortlisted for the Travel Weekly Aspire Awards 2023 for Luxury Tour Operator of the Year and Specialist Tour Operator of the Year.

We have walked on every beach, slept blissfully in every hotel, and swapped stories with the locals – our friendly team ready and available to give you the most up-to-date personal advice when you’re next choosing your perfect escape.

Welcome to our Beautiful World