Our Team

Meet our team of travel experts who can organise your perfect activity holiday:

Steve Short
Managing Director

Steve founded Compass Holidays in 1990, before it became incorporated in February 2007. You'll often find him in the office working on bookings or heading out walking to develop new tours and checking the accuracy of our existing tours.

Steve's favourite part about running Compass Holidays is the variety; you can be checking walking or cycling routes, visiting exhibitions anywhere in the world through to office work which changes with the seasons.

He truly loves all of the destinations, as they all offer something different be it the scenery or the culture but he never fails to enjoy getting back to the UK - He just loves the seasons, the greenness and the variety within such a small space!

Steve's favourite travel memory is when he went backpacking around the Greek Islands in the early 1970's. It was his first holiday abroad that wasn't a package and he just enjoyed the freedom of being able to move on as and when he wanted to. Although he did have some trouble trying to get back to the UK due to flight delays, (by 24 hours to be exact) he thoroughly enjoyed his trip and it certainly did not dampen his love of travel.

Rosie Challenger-Rowe
Holiday Bookings Administrator

Rosie joined the team in April 2018 as our Holiday Bookings Administrator. Rosie is our customer's first main point of contact and her role entails processing your holiday from start to finish, ensuring all of the fine details are completed as she goes along. 

What Rosie loves most about her role is the different people from all over the world that she gets to chat to on a daily basis, from Germany to Australia - all in one day! She also loves booking the holidays for our customers and setting them off on their trip to make lots of memories.

Rosie's most favourite destination that Compass Holidays has to offer is of course the Cotswolds as this is where she lives and works!

Rosie's favourite travel memory was when she set off to travel around the world for 3 months. She visited New York, LA, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia and Thailand and created so many memories which she will remember forever.

About Compass Holidays

Here at Compass Holidays, we will organise your holiday for you so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy your time away.

Contact Us

Get in touch with us to book your next walking or cycling holiday on 01242 250642 or book online.


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We work with a number of reliable tour operators and offer a personalised service to ensure our customers make the most of their adventures. Find out more.