There are great advantages to being an independent travel agent, with what I believe is the impartiality you are able to give to customers including the widest breadth of product possible to cater that need, desire or recommendation. Yes, it is quite right to be specialist – maybe cruise, activity, touring, it doesn’t matter, but […]Read more "When being independent isn’t independent"
Well, once again I went off on one of the outstanding British Airways Club Europe offers from London’s Gatwick Airport, this time to the South of France and the majestic city of Nice. As always, my trip was somewhat of a speedy one – not given that January is the busiest time in the travel […]Read more "Monte Carlo or bust?"
This trip to Venice was somewhat unplanned. I say unplanned as it booked via an extremely advantageous airfare with British Airways at relatively late notice for me. Advantageous I hear you say, that’s a bit of a strange word to use, but having recently flown on the last ever 737 flight from Gatwick I was […]Read more "The Venice before Christmas"
Dresden isn’t exactly one of the easiest places to get to, although has long been on my list for visiting the Christmas Market. Last year I went to Nuremberg, and that was a toss up of going there or to Dresden. At the time there was a direct flight from London City to Dresden with […]Read more "Dresden Christmas Market – My Favourite So Far!"
It has been a while, but I have fallen in love with travelling again. That might be a funny thing to say for someone who loves travel products, but a number of circumstances of the last few years has meant it has been curtailed somewhat. Thankfully health issues are now behind me, and I now […]Read more "Back on the Road Again"
Look, I have been an independent travel agent for the past eleven years. Yes, we have our favourites, but being independent comes with the great advantage that I can match the right product for the right client – be it with a mass-market vertically integrated tour operator or a small Aito specialist operator. I can’t […]Read more "Virgin Holidays – Just another Ryanair"
For someone who only ever seems to talk about travel and the aviation industry, you would wonder what role entertainment would have in our world. Well, actually there is a lot – after all they are still selling a product, just the same as a travel agent, tour operator, hotel, airline or cruise company. It’s […]Read more "Surprise and Delight"