Selina Taylor, Gower Holidays

Let me introduce myself. My name is Selina Taylor and I own and manage “Gower Holidays”. I live in Rhossili, the most western point of The Gower Peninsula, South Wales although I am originally from Bradford in West Yorkshire. I fell in love with Gower in 1989 when I came here to camp as a Guide near Oxwich. We found that Gower had something very special to offer us and we returned nearly every year for our camp. Nine years later I was blessed in being able to make this wonderful place my home.

How was Gower Holidays born?

In 1997, after studying for three years I attained an Honours degree in Information Technology and Spanish at The University of Glamorgan. I then worked for nearly five years for a software house that developed Oracle based systems as the Oracle Database Administrator. Through the course of my job I was constantly being told that “The internet is changing everything” and as a tech-chick, I thought that it was about time that I hit the web, especially when  I saw a local need within the tourism industry for increased advertising.

I began teaching myself web design in February 2002 before leaving my job to become self-employed in August 2002.  The rest, they say, is history…
I’ve now been trading for over eighteen years and have had many happy clients who have accommodated thousands of satisfied guests.

As Gower Holidays has grown over the years, I now work with a small team who assist me in the day to day running of things.

What makes Gower Holidays different to the other agencies?

I’m not an agency.  I live on Gower and I’m passionate about Gower; the stunning scenery, the wildlife, the heritage, the communities and the local people who are trying to make a living here (which is not always easy in a rural area).

I charge my clients a yearly fee for advertising; so you know that when you book with one of my clients, you’re not paying a middle-man.

Need help?

If you’re looking to come to the Gower Peninsula and you need help, I’m always happy to offer friendly advice and guide you towards what is most suitable for you at the time.  You know that I’m impartial because I’m not working on commission – I simply want you to have a lovely holiday.

Global agencies can sell you accommodation, but they don’t have the local knowledge and that makes a big difference…
In time, I hope to make Gower Holidays the ultimate advertising experience for anything that contributes to make Gower what it is today.