“How lucky was I….a week in Mauritius sampling the activities and sights of the amazing island but best of all staying and looking around the Beachcomber Resorts and Spa properties.   First stop was the two 5* properties Dinarobin and Paradis Golf Resort and Spa., These two properties have the Le Morne Mountain as their backdrop and have beautiful sandy beaches. Dinarobin has a more colonial feel to the resort whilst Paradis is more contemporary. Between them they have eight restaurants and plenty of complimentary land and water…

“I have just had the best holiday EVER ……ten nights in the Indian Ocean on the island of Kuramathi in the Maldives. With my husband and my 11 yr old son we left Manchester on Boxing Day where it was cold & snowy and arrived into Male where it was 28 degrees and sunshine – heaven! It was then an hour and half speed boat journey to our Island. The staff gave us a very warm welcome and we were taken to our room for the next ten…

Helen was extremely lucky to have gone on an agent trip to Russia recently. This is what she had to say – “I have worked in the travel industry for many years and have traveled to some amazing countries and when I was offered a trip to visit Moscow and St Petersburg with Regent Holidays , I knew I had to go and see what this fascinating country had to offer. The visa process was (surprisingly) relatively easy! I completed the application form online and printed it.  Along…

Jackie & Helen were extremely lucky to be invited on an agents trip with Hebridean Island Cruises. This was their experience – “As soon as the invite came in, we knew what a privilege this would be and were very excited. This product is known to be very special and it did not disappoint! For anyone not wanting to fly or nervous about travelling alone, it could not be better. You simply get a train (direct York to Glasgow in our case) where you are met and taken…

  “Winter holidays with snow don’t always have to be about skiing, so if you fancy something different try Lapland. Most people think of Lapland as dark all day and extremely cold. In December/January yes it is, however mid-February onwards the days are light from 7.30am to 5.30pm. The daytime temperatures are around -4 degrees with blue skies, so perfect for ski and other winter activities. This was my third trip to Levi in Lapland. A direct flight from Manchester and only a 15 minute transfer to the…

In mid December, I was fortunate enough to go with Classic Collection Holidays on their Madeira Christmas Lights educational , where we were to visit both resort style and Quinta style properties. After a (very rare!) smooth landing at Funchal with EasyJet we were taken to the Hotel Porto Mare for our four night stay .     Resort Style Properties Viewed – The Porto Mare is a lovely 4* property situated in an ideal location about a 20 minutes’ walk from Funchal old town. The hotel is…

They spent 2 nights in Cork at the Elite Travel consortium conference spending time networking with our partner Tour Operators and other travel agents & getting up to date with all the latest news in the industry. As this is a smaller conference it was a great opportunity to network with suppliers and the girls really made good use of the opportunity, meeting lots of new people. The short flight from Manchester with Aer Lingus was fabulous and the airport is only 10 minutes from the city centre…

Jackie & Helen went up to Newcastle yesterday to visit the new Holland America ship MS Koningsdam. It is the first in a new class of Pinnacle ships, holding 2658 guests so is a Premium Mid size ship. Staterooms – 85% have ocean view & 68% private balcony. Dining – elegant dining plus alternative restaurants, extensive buffets. Activities – no less than 40 options per week. Entertainment – stunning shows, classical, chart & blues music. Leisure – The Greenhouse Spa offers unique treatments, plus Spa staterooms. Enrichment –…

“My ideal holiday is laying on a sun lounger, drinking cocktails and coming home all relaxed with a fabulous tan! Theme parks & water parks are a nightmare for me so this was going to be a holiday outside of my comfort zone. I never usually pre-plan my days whilst on holiday – however that was all about to change! A year before travel, Virgin released their flights and Disney offered the ‘dine-around’ offer which they do at certain times of the year. My son was going to…

Helen & Karen went to Manchester Airport last week for a tour of an Emirates A380 plane.