OUR STORY

A LITTLE INSIGHT INTO OUR DNA
WHY CHOOSE DNA?

The secret to DNA lies in the relationships we build with each and every client. We invest time into getting to know your needs and personalities so that every itinerary can be entirely tailored to you. It’s all in the personal touch – we are there to hold your hand through every stage of the journey; from deciding on a location to choosing hotels, activities and where to dine, the most important part, in our opinion. 

“You have to really understand clients and their individual motivation to deliver exactly what they are looking  for.”

 

DAN NICKLESS, CEO,DNA

MEET THE TEAM AT DNA

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DAN NICKLESS,
CEO

Dan  Nickless  founded DNA Travel in 2015.

 

His ambition was to build a unique business that provides outstanding luxury holidays defined by his ambition and vision. He wanted it to be guided by his expert personal touch - “You have to really understand clients and their individual motivation to deliver exactly what they are looking for in a holiday''.

Dan is a bon vivant and has a great lust for life. A passionate man who really enjoys golf, rugby, great food and good red wine. However his greatest love is travelling with his family, his partner and twin daughters, they are his most demanding customers and he ensures that, of course, he delivers the very best family holidays for their individual needs.

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KATIE NICKLESS,
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Katie Nickless has always loved travel - her childhood family holidays were truly wonderful and memorable experiences. She has a passion for skiing and first started working in travel as a ski host in St Anton in Austria. Katie then experienced 5 seasons living in the French ski resort of Les Gets throughout summer and in winter for a private chalet company. Returning to England to continue her association with the sport at an online ski company where her experience and inside knowledge proved invaluable to top end clients.

She broadened her travel experience working for one of the largest agencies in the U.K. By first working as a retail travel consultant and then as a senior business development manager for the corporate side of the business Katie really found her calling. Now her 10 years gaining real insight into the requirements of corporate clients means she wants to build a unique service offer at DNA. This is because she adores travel, has extensive global knowledge and sets extremely high personal standards for herself and her customers. Her clients are at the centre of everything she delivers. 

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OLIVER STOKES,
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Oliver Stokes graduated in law in 2008 and then decided to travel the world – everything is an education and an experience. He thrived out in the wild making lifelong friends and building extensive contacts. He returned to the UK and wanted other people to capitalise on this outstanding experience. He has now embarked upon his most rewarding career post - advising people about the wonderful rewards of travel. He has a sense of adventure and really wants people to love and experience the world like he has.

His business and legal background combined with his in depth experience at one of the largest agencies in the U.K, where he met Katie, means he has a unique take on the diverse requirements of corporate travel. Clients have extremely high standards therefore he builds a bespoke and seamless service, planned with a fine attention to detail, based on a balance between a company’s travel policy and the unique requirements of the individual.