After working for 12 years in a suburban travel agency Rosemary Peart moved on to work at another agency nearby. After 7 months she was retrenched to make way for an owner to work in the business. Rosemary was unemployed for the first time in her life and at this stage decided to open her own agency. A shop was rented in Ramsgate and in 1983 Ramsgate Travel Service opened for business. There was two desks, a phone and Rosemary.