UAE Commercial Operations Manager

Francine grew up in Munich, surrounded by the Bavarian alps.

She travelled extensively in Europe during her childhood and grew up believing that new places have the power to open your eyes and mind. After graduating from language school she studied for six months in France. Given her love of exploration, it’s no surprise that she qualified in tourism and business and joined Germany’s biggest tour operator as a Travel Consultant.

Well and truly bitten by the travel bug, after five years Francine left her job to see the world. Combining her passion for sports and travel she qualified as a PADI Dive Instructor, and with this new qualification under her belt she worked at exclusive resorts in Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, the Maldives and the Philippines, teaching diving to students of all ages. Living on boutique islands also gave Francine a unique and personal insight into the expectations and desires of guests on holiday.

Francine relocated to Dubai in 2009 and explored the region before joining Lightfoot Travel as UAE Commercial Operations Manager.

Her favourite part of the job is the challenge of seeking out new and exotic experiences for clients, and using her own experience and adventures so others can fulfil their travel dreams.