Meet the Team: Emily
Name: Emily Morrison
Official Title: Operations Manager
Unofficial Title: Queen Bee
Working for TMR: Since 2016
Window or Aisle?
On a train, definitely window. If I’m on a flight, I prefer being able to get up and move around.
Preferred Travelling Snack?
Probably some wasabi peas. They are tasty but I won’t scoff the lot in one go so they’ll last a while in some Tupperware.
An Item of Luggage you Would Never Travel Without
My hairdryer. It’s a bit embarrassing but I can’t be without it. I’ve even taken it camping (and been mocked). Some hotels have great hairdryers but occasionally you still come across those old-fashioned ones that look like vacuum cleaners.
Top Rail Travel Experiences
Where do I start?! My most adventurous and unforgettable trip would be Witham (Essex) to Beijing by train including the Trans-Mongolian Railway, with stops in Berlin, Moscow, Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Ulan Bator. At the other end of the luxury scale, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express was pretty hard to beat too!
Favourite Rail Journey:
When you’ve worked in the rail travel industry as long as I have, you can get a bit blasé about all the amazing train journeys there are around the world. But I have never forgotten the first time I went on the Glacier and Bernina Expresses. Those are both incredibly beautiful journeys. At the time, much as I loved the Glacier Express, travelling on the Bernina Express the next day was even better. Now I don’t think there’s anything to choose between them – but I would say, if you get the chance, try them both in summer and winter because they are completely different with and without snow on the ground.
This one is just impossible. Can I have more than one? New York, Berlin, the Swiss Riviera, Ljubljana, Macchu Picchu!
That’s a tough one, but I think it has to be the Fairmont Monte Carlo. I still remember sitting on my balcony overlooking the sea, watching the sun set with a drink from the minibar. It was heavenly. And the staff were all brilliant.