“In November I was lucky enough to go on my first trip to Asia and visit the wonderful country of Thailand on a multi destination work trip hosted by Travel2/Gold Medal. My Thailand adventure started with an easy 12 hour flight with EVA Air direct from London Heathrow to Bangkok. I must say I was impressed with the seat pitch and comfort of the EVA air seats, they have seat back entertainments packages (although limited choices) and the food had an oriental twist on board – maybe not…

“I’ve just returned from a 4 night break with Classic Collection Holidays to whats known as the hidden gem of Italy- Ischia, 50 minutes by Hydrofoil (2 hours by ferry) from Naples.There are flights from Leeds 3 times a week to Naples which makes this destination very easy. Ischia is stunning and has everything going for it – scenery, great food, lovely wine, vineyards, spas, thermal pools, beach coves, good shopping, not to mention the people watching opportunities! Ischia covers 47 sq km and lies at the northern…

Hollie went to Tenerife recently and this is what she had to say – “I was lucky enough to enjoy a 3 night stay at the Ritz Carlton Abama hotel in Tenerife. Set on the cliff tops in the Guia de Isora area of Tenerife is the 5* Ritz Carlton Abama Hotel which boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean towards the island of La Gomera. It is set in its own private grounds but is only 3-5 minutes in a taxi ride to the harbour village of Playa…

“Hello Hollie, Happy New Year to you. We had a great time, it was absolutely the perfect way to spend the New Year. The hotel Les Jardins de la Koutoubia in Marrakech was amazing, I would definitely go back there in a shot and their New Year celebrations were absolutely top notch. Thank you for sorting this holiday it was perfect! Kind Regards” We love hearing from our clients after they’ve been away! Boost post

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…

I have recently returned from a trip to Dubai with the operator ITC for 5 nights and was lucky enough to experience and stay in some beautiful hotels, wonderful food with true Arabian atmosphere. Dubai is a metropolitan city with 85% of its residence being ex pats from other countries, giving it a welcome multi-cultural feel. It has glitz and glamour, skyscrapers, scenery, desert sand dunes, the Burj al Arab & Burj Khalefa along with the Dubai Mall for a true shopping experience! The property highlights for me…

If you’d ever wondered what it’s like in Russia nowadays, read this review from some happy clients who have just had a great time on a tour with Cox & Kings – Β  “Hello Hollie, Just a quick e-mail to thank-you for recommending Cox and King to provide our tour to Moscow and St.Petersburg. We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements of flights, transfers, train journey and hotels was spot-on. The tours and excursions in both cities were guided by excellent local people and covered just…

“I have recently returned from my own holiday to Marbella, Costa del Sol. I went on a girls holiday with 4 friends and found this area perfect for everything we needed – and the weather helped with sunshine up to 32 degrees every day and the sun on the pool area until 8pm at night! We stayed at the hotel H10 AndalucΓ­a Plaza in Puerto Banus. The hotel was perfect for us with spacious & modern rooms, good food with a variety of choice. It was only a…

Hi Hollie Just following up from this afternoon, as I said Istanbul was great, Carol and I really loved it and we are really pleased we went. With regard to security, I suppose you can never say you are 100% safe but we never felt uneasy or uncomfortable. Every attraction, market, Mosque etc all had their own security and you were searched and scanned in all of places we visited. You were at more risk crossing the road. With regard to our trip, as I said the Best…

Hollie was lucky enough to visit China with Wendy Wu Tours recently. This was her experience – Β  I was lucky enough to join a trip with Wendy Wu Tours to China taking in a 3 centre highlights tour of this amazing country. My first point of call was the buzzing capitol of Beijing. I was surprised at the size and vastness of this metropolitan city but also the history and cultural significance that lies within the modern centre of China. We visited Tiananmen square and passed Chairman…