Reasons to use a travel agent

With all the online booking sites and DIY packages that everyone can put together themselves, you might ask “Why use a travel agent?”  Obviously, I think using a travel agent is a great idea but let me persuade you!

Top reasons to visit India in 2019

India is like nowhere else on earth.  Full of chaos, culture older than ours, historic traditions and religions, diverse landscapes and among Britain’s favourite cuisines are a few reasons why it’s a must-visit destination. But there’s far more to India than the obvious. See the Taj Mahal at sunrise The beautiful marble of the building…

Hot destination – Bradenton & Anna Maria Island, Florida

One of my suppliers is featuring these resorts on the Gulf Coast of Florida this month.  Great area – very laid back.  2 hours drive from Orlando and under an hour from Tampa International Airport and Busch Gardens. Anna Maria Island earned a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award as one of the Top Ten Islands in…

On the road to Morocco

As the old song put it – “Just like Webster’s dictionary, we were Morocco-bound”.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iwFYayeJ3M A recent trip to Marrakech ticks another destination off my bucket list.  So what did we think?  Once we’d got over the culture shock, it was great!! We flew with easyJet, via long term parking at Gatwick, the Premier Inn…

More to Florida than Orlando!

There’s much more to Florida than Orlando and Miami.  The beaches on the west coast of the state are on the Gulf of Mexico and many of them win awards every year as some of the best in the world. One of the tour operators we deal with has nominated Panama City Beach as their…

Always learning!!

We met with various tour operators last night to find out what’s new for 2014 from them. There are so many tour operators out there, it’s hard to keep up sometimes with everything in their brochures so events like this are very useful. Cox & Kings – they’ve been operating since 1758, so that’s over…

Faking it (or not)…

Quote from Arthur Herzog – “To fake it is to stand guard over emptiness.”  I agree with this, in that it is harder to fake than to be honest – so why make things harder for ourselves!! I don’t normally do daytime television, but while waiting for some work to be done on my car…

Time for Barbados

Barbados Tourism training.  I went to Pennyhill Park Hotel yesterday evening to refresh my Barbados knowledge. Always a great destination – for families and couples alike.  It might be the preferred holiday destination of the rich and famous, but is still affordable for those of us without Simon Cowell’s credit card.  So what did I…

Ranch holidays and others in the USA

Having loved our USA road trip this holiday, I’ve started thinking about other types of USA holidays I can offer to my clients.  The ‘road-trip’ is just one of many ideas I have.  As we loved Texas and the wide open spaces in Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arizona, I thought it good to start with…

Route 66 Road Trip

We started day 2 with a cruise along the Chicago River learning about the city and its architecture. Very interesting and a great way to find out a lot in a short space of time. Then walked along the shore-line until we found the Buckingham Fountain, near which is the start of Route 66. Day…

Route 66 Road Trip

Day one of our Route 66 Road Trip. I’ll be posting throughout our trip. Started the day way too early and got to heathrow before our allotted time for the meet & greet pickup. Very efficient service then in to the terminal for bag drop. Took a while because of special assistance, but got there…

Christmas holidays are coming soon!! Book now …

Great deals on November bookings.  It’s the last week of our financial year, so a last push – as the old carpet store ad used to say, “we’d rather sell them than count them!”  I’d rather sell holidays than do the accounts, so help me out here!! Firstly it’s not too late to book for…