Meet the Team

Carol Goode

Carol Goode

Carol, our Manager, joined Performance Travel in 2004. Prior to that she managed another local travel agency for 16years. Carol hails from Ireland where she met her husband, a Marine who was stationed at the American Embassy in Dublin. They moved back to Richmond in 1986. Carol’s combined travel experience spans 36 years with time divided between Aer Lingus Ireland and travel agencies in the Richmond area. Carol specializes in European travel and with her native heritage offers special insight on travel to Ireland.

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Bobbi Peddicord

Bobbi Peddicord

After working for Performance Travel part-time in the Fall of 2006, Bobbi joined the team full-time in early 2007. She has over 20 years travel experience with primary focus on cruise and honeymoon travel. Bobbi took a break from retail travel for about 5 years and worked as a personal assistant to a best selling author. Much of her time in that position was spent on making very intense, extensive and high-end travel arrangements. When faced with relocation, Bobbi resigned from that position and opted to stay in her native Virginia. In addition to travel duties at PTL, Bobbi is the company bookkeeper.

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Margaret McGehee

Margaret McGehee

Margaret has more than 15 years experience in the travel industry, and proudly claims that what she can organise for her clients is only is only limited by their imagination and her expertise. Margaret specialises in family vacations, Company outings, Personal Travel, sporting events, Golf trips, adventure travel, spa weekends, and Bike trips. Her particular areas of expertise are the Caribbean, Middle East (Religious travel), USA, Norway and cruising – particularly on the smaller ships. Margaret will work with you to meet your travel needs whether it’s a group tour or private excursion, she won’t rest until she knows you are properly served. No project is too big or small for her to handle.

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Bob Bone

Bob Bone

Bob Bone is the joint owner of Performance Travel and has just completed his 40th year in the travel industry. Bob has wide knowledge of all aspects of the travel business and has personally travelled extensively over the last 45 years. His particular areas of expertise are Southern Europe, the United Kingdom, Australasia, the Caribbean and the United States of America. But he also has considerable knowledge of the Far East , South America and Southern Africa. As well as his active role with PTL Bob is also President of Youth Music of the World www.youthmusic.org an organisation dedicated to providing the finest travel programmes for performing groups from the USA. Bob is also Executive Director of a number of Europe’s most prestigious events and festivals, including London’s New Year’s Day Parade and Festival.

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Geri Bone

Geri Bone

Geri Bone owns performance Travel with her husband Bob and also boast a long and successful career in the travel business. Geri has lived and worked in both Spain and the Caribbean and is thus quite an expert on those destinations. She has an extensive knowledge of Europe , the United States and Australasia, from that continent favouring New Zealand as the first choice country to visit. Geri too is actively involved in Youth Music of the World and is a director of Destination Events Ltd www.destinationevents.com

Powell Johann

Powell Johann

Powell Johann – who acts as an advisor in travel for the team at Performance Travel Ltd. has some 30+ years experience in the Travel Industry. A life-long native of Richmond Virginia, Powell has a great knowledge of the art and history of Europe and especially the United Kingdom, as well as the minutiae of travel itself. Today he chiefly represents the events of the famed Youth Music of the World organization based in London. Annual events for musicians occur in London, Rome, Madrid and on a rotating schedule in Edinburgh, Maastricht in the Netherlands and in Paris. The experience of working closely in the development and operations of these events has given Powell an unrivalled store of knowledge for both performing groups and individuals. He would be pleased to advise you or your group on a performance tour in Europe.

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Bill Northen

Bill Northen

Bill acts as an advisor for the team at Performance Travel Ltd. and has 25+ years experience in the Travel Industry. He is a native of Richmond Virginia and a avid golfer. He is married and and has been blessed with three, active boys. He has been very fortunate to have travelled extensively throughout the U.S.(41 states) and Europe and has been equally lucky to have teed it up in many of these places. Watching The Open Championship, most recently contested at St. Andrew’s, brought back many fond memories of playing the Old Course and many other area courses – all offering a fine test. “It will be great fun watching the 2010 Ryder Cup having played Celtic Manor” Bill says. Bill would be happy to assist in planning your trip/pilgrimage to the U.K. to insure the experience of a lifetime. For the past 24 years Bill chiefly represent the events of the famed Youth Music of the World International Ltd. organization which is based in London. Youth Music operates annual events for musicians occur in London, Rome, Madrid and on a rotating schedule in Edinburgh, Paris and Maastricht, The Netherlands. The experience of working closely in the development and operations of these events has given Bill extensive knowledge for helping both performing groups and individuals get the most from their travels. Bill would be pleased to advise you or your group on a performance tour.

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Lizzie Bone

Lizzie Bone

Lizzie has been lucky enough to get to travel extensively with work, as well as finding the time to take as many holidays as is considered reasonable. Every year she has had the opportunity to spend time in Rome and Madrid on a regular basis as well as taking short breaks to other European destinations. Over the last few years she has had her first experience of both India and the Middle East, as well as finding time for a relaxing break in the Caribbean. Having an equal love of city cultural breaks and restorative beach holidays hopefully Lizzie can contribute some varied insights into some of the fab places she has been to recently!

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Ela Gurman

Ela Gurman

Bio to come soon!

Sharon Hood

Sharon Hood

Sharon has been working in the travel industry since the 1980’s. A graduate of the Cal Simmons Travel School in Alexandria, Va. Sharon first worked at Washington National Airport in Washington D.C. and then for United Airlines for several years. Since that time Sharon has primarily worked in corporate travel for American Express Travel and BCD Travel in Richmond, Va. as a Senior Travel Counselor. Sharon has a musical background which includes a B.S. in Music Education from Virginia Commonwealth University and teaching experience in public school. Her musical background and talents combined with her travel experience makes Sharon a very valuable member of the team, especially in dealing with the large groups of young musicians that PTL looks after annually.

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