Since those exciting days back in ’87 when I started off with a desk, a chair and a phone so much has happened both personally and to the business but am proud to say we’re still here after many “up’s and down’s” along the way. Life in general has been a roller-coaster but as the saying goes “there’s always someone worse off than yourself.”
Back in the days before the web was only something a spider wove, we started business specialising in cheap charter flights to the Med with the odd sale of either a week or so in a hotel or apartment. Our business evolved into offering long haul flights on more reliable scheduled carriers and then selling package holidays once we’d made enough money to invest in our own ABTA license. We were paid the traditional commission from well-known tour operators many of whom have now fallen by the wayside. Then with the much-maligned practice of direct-selling by the “big boys” we had to be one step ahead and so counteracted this with “direct-buying” from the accommodation wholesalers known as ‘bedbanks’ which we still do today. This way can not only compete effectively with online competitors offering an off-the-shelf supermarket service but also provide a bespoke service with professional yet friendly advice. We check every available airline offering a combination of price with the most convenient timings or routing, then we obtain the best rates for carefully selected accommodation, complemented by your own private taxi from the airport rather than waiting for other holidaymakers to get on the transfer coach or be dropped off en route. Should a package holiday or tour be more appropriate then our membership to a national consortium of travel agents allows us to get the best rates to compete with well-known (but not as well-experienced!) high street multiples.
So…”what can we do for you?”
The election is over and after all the fears and uncertainty you can now concentrate on getting that holiday booked! We’ve handpicked some special offers from our suppliers’ listing but as always this isn’t even scratching the surface. There’s literally dozens if not 100’s of deals around and we’re here to help you find exactly what suits you and not the other way round.
This month we are repeating our offer of complimentary lounge access at either your departure airport or before you fly home with all holidays in excess of £1000pp.
Call us now and you can start looking forward to that well-earned break!