Gillian Bowler: A true-risk taker with entrepreneurial flair

She will remain in my memory as a highly intelligent gifted business woman, eternally elegant, graceful and kind

18th December, 2016

I first met Gillian Bowler in 1972. She was a gorgeous 18-year-old, newly arrived in Dublin. She was born in London and had missed much of her schooling because of ill health. With the signature sunglasses in situ, she joined USIT Travel as a representative for Greek Island Holidays (GIH) UK.

After GIH went bust, she began selling holidays to Greek sun destinations on USIT charter flights. In 1975, she established a new independent holiday company...

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