The Travelcare Team

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Meet The Team

Declan Peppard – Managing Director

Declan started his career in the airline industry in 1983 with British Airways where he held a number of senior positions, including Manager, Uganda (1993-1997) and Commercial Manager, Brazil (1997-2000).

He returned to Uganda in 2000 as the General Manager with UTB.  Declan joined Travelcare as General Manager in 2005, steering Travelcare to its position today –  one of the top three leading corporate travel agencies in Uganda.

Fred Gafabusa – Accountant

Fred joined our team in 2008. He successfully completed the Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (CPAU) course (level 2), and has a Diploma in Business Subjects.

Lydia Bakashaba –  Sales Executive

Lydia, the longest-serving member of the team, assisted in the launch of Simba Travelcare in 2005. She has been in the travel industry in Uganda for over 16 years and brings a wealth of experience to the team.

As Sales Executive,  Lydia gets to know your company and will identify the best-fit package for you. She has extensive knowledge of all aspects of ticketing, ticket-reissue and airfare calculations.

Linda Gaston – Travel Consultant

Linda is a graduate in tourism of the Engineering School of Tourism, Entrepreneurship and Management (ESTEEM) in Antananarivo, Madagascar. She also trained at AirJobs in France, covering air & train ticketing as well as hotel and car-hire reservations. Linda is fluent in French and brings a wealth of international experience to the team.

Flora Aling – Travel Consultant

Flora has been in the travel industry since July 2007. She holds a Diploma in Travel & Tourism from IATA and a certificate in Tour Operations.  Flora looks after many of our top corporate customers and is known for her professionalism. She is self-motivated and dynamic with a particular flair for good customer service.

Nicky Reynierse –  Holidays Development Executive

Nicky recently joined our team and is already proving to be a very competitive sales executive with a passion for customer satisfaction.  Her passion is to work with people and to always deliver her promise to a client.  She believes that the client always comes first.

Ritah Nakabuye –  Travel Consultant

Ritah joined the Travelcare team in Nov 2013. With an IATA diploma in Tours and Travel as well as a diploma in Information technology she is proving to be a valued team member with an enthusiastic approach to all aspects of her position.

Anita Butesi – Travel Consultant

Travelcare’s newest member of staff who joined us in June 2015.  Anita has an IATA Diploma in Travel & Tourism (Foundation), a degree in Ethics & Development Studies as well as a certificate of Proficiency & Information Systems Management (CPISM)



Grace Akello – Credit Controller

Grace joined the Travelcare team in June 2011 as our Credit Controller. She holds a B.Com in Business Administration, with a finance option.