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Discovering China: An Unforgettable Familiarisation Trip

I recently had the privilege to join travel industry colleagues from around the world to experience all that’s wonderful about Wendy Wu Tours & Hunan Province, China. Great First Day in China After a wonderful direct flight with Hainan Airlines, we arrived late afternoon in Changsha, China to a lovely welcome at the fantastic Meixi […]

ABTA’s Top 10 destinations to watch in 2024

Discover the allure of ABTA’s top ten destinations to watch in 2024, perfect for those seeking new experiences, unexplored lands, and unique cultures.   Albania An increasing number of vacationers are discovering this breathtaking, welcoming, and budget-friendly destination. UK tour operators are expanding their offerings, providing better access to quality accommodations. The capital, Tirana, stands […]

The Wonders of Club Med Kani and Finolhu – A Review

In November 2023, Deana, one of Travel Club Elite’s Senior Consultants, got the chance to spend a week in the Maldives at Club Med Kani. Here is her review. Setting Foot in Paradise I embarked on this mesmerizing journey with Emirates, which offers superb connections to the Maldives (other flight options are available). Upon landing, […]

Cox and Kings Splendours of Jordan – A Review

In December 2023, Deana, a Travel Club Elite’s Senior Consultant, visited Jordan, one of her ‘bucket list’ destinations, with Cox & Kings. This 7-day trip, meticulously crafted by Cox & Kings, offered her the perfect blend of history, culture, & relaxation, all accompanied by one of Cox & King’s dedicated local tour managers. From the […]

Award Winning Travel Agent

Award Winning Travel Agent

Award Winning Tavel Agent – Travel Club Elite As well as being rated 5* by our customers on Trust Pilot, our Tour Operator partners regularly nominate us professionally for renowned travel industry awards.  Many of which we have gone on to win!  See out latest nominations and awards below.

Mark Warner Aeolian Village

Mark Warner Aeolian Village – A Review   I was given the opportunity to go and visit Mark Warner’s Aeolian Village Beach Resort newly taken over by Mark Warner and experience all it has to offer. Arriving in Lesvos, we were met by the Mark Warner staff and shown to our coach for the transfer […]

Neilson Sardinia

Neilson Sardinia in Spring Neilson have a beautiful beachclub set on the northeast coast of Sardinia and as a member of the Travel Club Elite team, I was recently fortunate enough to visit the Baia Dei Mori resort in spring. A wonderful time of year to visit as I soon discovered.  The Baia dei Mori beachclub rested […]

Intrepid Highlights Of Crete !

Recently, Jayne, one of Travel Club Elite’s Sales Team, took part on a Highlights of Crete tour as part of her role as one of TTG’s  Sustainable Travel Ambassadors. This 6 day trip, courtesy of Intrepid and Avis, allowed her to see some of Crete’s best sights, and below is her review. Day 1 On […]

Neilson Buca

Neilson Greece – Buca Beachclub I have worked in travel for many years, but it wasn’t until I joined Travel Club Elite in January that I began selling Neilson holidays. So, when I had the chance to visit one of their beachclubs, I had no idea what to expect. Marketed as ‘Active Holidays’ and with their […]

Neilson Croatia

Alana Beachclub – the jewel in the Neilson crown 10/10 and congratulations to Neilson! Having holidayed in a few Neilson resorts over the years, I knew what I was heading to in Croatia. Didn’t I ? Well, I’ve been blown away with this amazing resort and I would never have known this was the opening week […]

Best Club Med Snow-Sure Resorts for Easter

In Europe, the ski season typically runs from December to the end of April. While December, January and February are the most popular months for skiing holidays, April can be a great time to head for the slopes. 

Many of France’s resorts still have good snow conditions, due to their height, north facing slopes or proximity to a glacier. With longer days, you’ll have even more time to explore the runs on offer, with the higher temperatures making it even more enjoyable. 

Going Solo on Your Trip

Travelling solo is becoming more popular with each year, and not just with the gap year students or over 50s but with the full-time workers too. This is encouraging holiday providers to create more trips that are solo-friendly for lots of different age groups. There are many reasons why a solo trip may appeal – […]

Eco Tourism: Holidaying the Responsible Way

With a growing social and environmental conscience, more people than ever are looking for ways to help the environment. Whether it’s recycling, volunteering or even switching to electric cars, everybody is looking to reduce their carbon footprint. One way you can make a difference is by opting for an environmentally responsible holiday provider. Whether you […]

Get Closer to Nature on Your Next Holiday

For most, a holiday is a chance to vacate your life, leave your worries behind and trade it in for something new and exciting.  Whether you are a beach bum, adrenaline junkie, avid skier, cultural enthusiast or safari explorer, there is a holiday for you. With all of these amazing holidays on offer, it can […]

Why the Azores Should be at the Top of Your Bucket List

A relatively unheard of Eden of natural, sprawling mountains, green cliffs and waterfalls that look like they should be in Asia.  Not to mention the teeming wildlife that includes dolphins, whales and a whole array of birds. This unspoilt archipelago of volcanic islands is Europe’s best-kept secret. Verdant forests, hot springs, dormant volcanoes, flowered fields […]

Cefalu 5* Resort

Sun-bleached cobbled streets, turquoise water which holds bobbing boats, red slate roofs and the smell of fresh pizza in the air. It has to be Sicily. Sicily has always been a top tourist destination, marrying the beauty, charm and food of Italy with the beautiful architecture, history and beaches of the island itself. Sicily exudes […]

Kitted Out for the Slopes: What You Need to Wear

You have made up your mind and you think you are ready to face the slopes.  But what to wear?  You need to make sure that you are fully prepared and ready to face the snow. Having the right gear can make a huge impact on your skiing holiday. Whether you are going at the […]

Intrepid Food Adventures

As one of the leading providers of adventure travel, Intrepid are paving the way with new and exciting adventures every year. This year they have introduced a new range of food adventure tours that span Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Americas. These tours offer excursions to markets, cooking classes, homestays and dinners with locals. Intrepid […]

The Club Med Après-Ski Calorie Counter

Every winter many people will book a trip to the slopes to ward off those winter blues. Not only is skiing a great social pastime and thrill-inducing activity, but it also burns a lot of calories. Whilst you are hurtling down a fast red you can be burning around 223 calories per half an hour (depending […]

The destinations to watch for 2020

If you’re in need of some inspiration for your next travel destination, or simply want to discover somewhere different, then take a look at ABTA’s list of some of the world’s most magnificent hidden gems. There’s something for everyone with historic cities, idyllic beaches, rugged landscapes, and delicious cuisines… Basilicata Basilicata is a region of […]

A Guide To The Maldives

Maldives at a glance Islands made up of white sandy beaches, clear turquoise waters and an abundance of incredible marine life; more than enough to bring well over a million people a year to this beautiful remote Indian Ocean utopia. Not forgetting that the Maldives is home to some of the best diving and snorkelling […]

Becoming an Aussie Specialist: Exploring Sydney and New South Wales

This October, I was lucky enough to have been selected out of thousands of applicants to become an Australia Specialist Travel Agent after completing the extensive training course and attending the Corroboree West trade event in Perth. Of course, to really become an Aussie Specialist, I had to experience life down-under and experience some of […]

A Trip of a Lifetime: My Fiji Bucket-List Adventure

I have just returned from an incredible trip of a lifetime, courtesy of Tourism Fiji, & I cannot recommend this wonderful destination enough.   Although my time in Fiji was fairly short, this 8 day action-packed trip allowed me to experience the lush, verdant scenery on the mainl&, the breath-taking isl&s & some of the most stunning hotels I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying in.   Here […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving in the United States

Thanksgiving is a federal holiday in the United States, celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Thanksgiving is seen as the beginning of the holiday season. It originated as a harvest festival, celebrated by the Pilgrims after their first harvest in the New World in October 1621. This feast lasted three days. The New England colonists […]

Mark Warner First Timers’ Review: Phokaia Beach Resort 2019

Back at the start of October, I was lucky enough to be invited to experience my very first Mark Warner holiday. As a newbie to these types of activity holidays I didn’t know what to expect. Choosing this resort as my first to test the award-winning Mark Warner facilities, I knew I had nothing to […]

Diwali Celebrations in India

History of Diwali The festival’s name roughly translates to ‘row of lamps/lights’ – which is why Diwali is commonly known as the Festival of Lights. Diwali takes place over a period of five days during the end of Ashvin/start of Kartika – the Hindu lunar calendar months – which equate to the Gregorian calendar months […]

Club Med Da Balaia, Portugal – Review

A week on the Algarve, at Club Med’s celebrated Da Balaia resort was a week of highlights.  The cuisine was exceptional, the facilities were first-class & the staff exceeded expectations consistently & constantly.  This was my first experience of Club Med & I wasn’t at all disappointed.  My 22-year-old son & I were met at Faro Airport & escorted to an air-conditioned people-carrier for the short (30-minute) transfer.  On arrival at Club Med Da Balaia, Joe & I were welcomed […]

Mark Warner Paleros Beach Resort – Review

October 2019  Location: Back at the beginning of October, I was lucky enough to be invited to the brand new Mark Warner Paleros Beach Resort on the southwest coast of mainland Greece. Having been to their previously-owned Lakitira Beach Club on Kos, I knew standards would be high, but this new 5-star resort was a cut […]

Britain’s Holiday Habits Uncovered

There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty with regard to how Brexit will affect us, and the prolongation of the current political crisis has gripped the UK for countless months. Despite this, ABTA’s Holiday Habits Report shows that Britons have remained committed to jetting off on their holidays. In fact, the percentage of the population […]

Best Destinations To Visit During October

If you didn’t manage to get away for the summer holidays, there’s still time to catch some sunshine without the hustle and bustle of the crowds. October half term also offers a great opportunity for families to escape – so here are a few of our destination recommendations. Greece Greece has everything for the perfect holiday […]

Brexit: Your Travel Questions Answered

Common questions about travel after 31 October 2019 Europe is the number one overseas destination for UK travellers – with over 58 million trips abroad each year. The UK Government and the European Union (EU) have both said that people will still be able to travel to and from the EU after Brexit.  Naturally, holidaymakers […]

Which Club Med Ski Holiday Is Right For You?

Club Med provides all-inclusive ski packages which include return flights, transfers, accommodation, gourmet food on a full board basis, lift passes, ski lessons, WiFi, evening entertainment, a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and non-ski activities. Club Med Ski resorts offer something for everyone. Whether you’re a beginner, advanced, part of a group or have a […]

Top 5 Eco-Friendly Resorts

Going green doesn’t have to be boring! Eco-resorts are now more stylish and luxurious than ever, which means you can embrace sustainability without having to compromise. Kick-start your eco-friendly adventure with one of these incredible destinations. Lefay Resort and Spa, Lake Garda Kuoni Not only does Lake Garda offer incredible views and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s […]

Uncover Japan: Top 10 Experiences

Japan at a glance Japan is the world’s 4th largest island country lying off the east coast of Asia and has emerged as one of the world’s most economically and technologically advanced places. A country that retains a unique mix of the traditional and the modern; diversity is the essence of life in Japan. Japan […]

Australia Coast To Coast: Ultimate Travel Guide For First-Time Visitors

With its iconic attractions, its weird and wonderful wildlife and an enviable ‘beach and barbecue’ lifestyle, Australia is consistently voted the world’s most desirable destination by UK travellers. It’s a colourful country too, and you’re sure to enjoy discovering the blues and turquoises of the Great Barrier Reef, the deep red soils of the Outback, […]

Florida Holidays: Best Things To Do & See

Florida at a Glance Miles of white, sandy beaches, a pleasant year-round climate and the undisputed theme park capital of the world – it’s a small wonder that the fabulous state of Florida is America’s number one holiday destination. Don’t think that Florida is all about sandcastles and rollercoasters, get off the beaten track and […]

How to maximise your annual leave for 2022

2022 is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. The calendar for 2022 is packed with bank holidays to take advantage of. If you plan well, you can enjoy 45 days off while using just 18 days of annual leave! Find out how to maximise your annual leave below… Easter You could enjoy […]

Brexit Advice For Travellers

Europe is the number one overseas destination for UK travellers – with over 66 million trips in 2019. With the transition period set to end on 31 December 2020, ABTA is offering advice to holidaymakers about travelling to Europe.  If you are planning to travel after 1 January 2021, it is important you start thinking […]

Travelling During the Pandemic: A Review of Sandals Royal Barbados

Have you been wondering what it would be like to visit a Sandals Resort amidst the pandemic? Concerned about the ease of travelling? Or perhaps unsure about whether you would be able to have the ‘normal’ Sandals experience? The Sandals Director of Sales, Leah Marshall, recently took a trip to Sandals Royal Barbados in October […]

Discover The Channel Islands

The Channel Islands are situated just off the coast of France in the English Channel. They are a part of the British Isles, so no passport is needed to visit and there’s no currency exchange, making for a hassle-free getaway. The Channel Islands enjoy sunnier days and milder winters than the UK, making it an […]

Simpson Travel Family Programme Expands with ‘Simpson Kids’

New for 2020: Beach Life, Dolphins Club, Family-Favourite Villas and Teen-Friendly Destinations Leading villa and boutique hotel specialist Simpson Travel has expanded its family offering for 2020 with a superb range of family-friendly holidays at its villas and hotels across Europe under the umbrella collection ‘Simpson Kids’. New for 2020 is the introduction of a new Beach Life […]

Top Tips For Your Sandals Holiday

Whether you’re yet to visit a Sandals resort, or whether you’re a returning guest, it can always be useful to get some tips from other guests to ensure you get the most out of your next luxury Caribbean holiday. Sandals asked some of their previous guests to share their top tips for visiting a Sandals […]

Turkey’s Visa Rules Are Changing: Everything You Need To Know

More than two million Brits travelled to Turkey in 2019, making it one of the most popular destinations for British holidaymakers, and it’s not hard to see why! From 2 March 2020, British nationals travelling to Turkey for tourist or business purposes will no longer need a visa for visits of up to 90 days in […]

Travel Club Elite Shortlisted In The TTG Top 50 Awards

Top Birmingham Travel Agent Shortlisted For Best Online Agency in The UK & Ireland. Travel Club Elite, an award-winning Travel agency in Birmingham, has been shortlisted for 2 categories in the Top 50 TTG Travel Awards 2020. Organised by the travel industry’s leading magazine, Travel Trade Gazette, these prestigious awards recognize the very best Travel […]

Top 10 Romantic Holiday Destinations for Couples

Travelling with your other half is a great way to escape everyday life and spend some quality time together. Perhaps your idea of romance is soaking up the sun together on a white-sand beach, surrounded by clear turquoise waters. Or maybe you prefer exploring a new vibrant city, full of culture and delicious cuisine. Whatever […]

How to travel more sustainably in 2020

Sustainable travel is about being aware and making smarter choices in more aspects of your trip. Sustainable travel should minimise the negative impacts of tourism and ideally be beneficial to the destination you are travelling to. But, tavelling sustainably doesn’t mean reworking your entire holiday. Take a look at our list of a few tips and tricks […]

Where To Go On Holiday During Spring: Top 10 Destinations

If you’re planning a spring getaway for the new year but need some inspiration for your next travel destination, then look no further! April is the ideal month for a break as a lot of destinations are less crowded, cheaper and the Easter school holidays offer a great opportunity for families to escape. If sightseeing […]

PO.P Tips for Family Ski

Our friends at Polarn O. Pyret have given us their top 5 tips for stress free ski and snow days with the family: 1 ) No cotton! Even tiny tots sweat, and because cotton absorbs moisture rather than wicking it away it can feel cold next to the skin. Silky polyester or soft non-itchy merino […]

How to maximise your annual leave for 2020

2020 is fast approaching and it’s time to start thinking about the year ahead. The 2020 calendar is set up with plenty of bank holidays to capitalise on. Find out how to make your annual leave go further in the new year… Easter There will be two bank holidays in April, one on each side […]

5 Reasons To Book Your Holiday In January

January is notoriously the most depressing time of the year. The time to eat, drink and be merry is over, your wallet may be feeling the pinch from the festive period, and restrictive New Year resolutions can all have us feeling a bit miserable. That’s why we could all do with a pick-me up to […]

Club Med Cefalu – A Review

It was a very early, cold & wet late September morning in London, when I joined the EasyJet flight from Gatwick to Palermo.                           Apart from a ski holiday in Cervinia many moons ago, I had never been to Italy, & I really didn’t not know what to expect. On arrival at the luxury, all-inclusive resort […]

2019 Year in Review: Travel Club Elite

With 2020 fast approaching, we take a moment to reflect on our highlights of the year gone by, and what a year it’s been! From multiple travel award shortlists and wins, to fantastic adventures from all our staff to experience new destinations and resorts.  In 2019, we’ve seen our customers embark on epic journeys; from […]

Club Med Phuket: Adventure Meets Luxury in Thailand

Sat opposite one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, Kata Noi, I have found paradise! Club Med Phuket is the resort that offers you the best of everything whilst retaining its Asian influence. Anyone who has been on a Club Med holiday will know that the key components are included in your stay.  What’s […]

Which Sandals Holiday Suits You?

With 16 resorts across 6 Caribbean islands, it can be information overload when you are planning your all-inclusive holiday with Sandals. Use our quick guide below to find the best resort for you. Sandals Grande AntiguaSt John’s, AntiguaBest Sandals resort for: RomanceThe Sandals Grande Antigua resort was voted the “world’s most romantic resort”. This resort […]

The Best Sandals Resort for You

Sandals offer 16 resorts in 5 different Caribbean locations. With so much choice it can be hard to find the right resort to suit you. Whether you are looking to explore the island and discover the local culture, looking for a sociable scene or a secluded romantic getaway with a private cove beach, use our […]

You Asked Google, Here are our Answers … Travel Tips Based on Your Google Searches

How can I experience the Northern Lights? Where is the best place to see the Northern lights? The Northern Lights appear in the Northern Hemisphere – their scientific name is the aurora borealis.  These colorful spectral shapes burn the brightest in higher-latitude areas close to the North Pole, such as northern Canada, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, […]

Bucket List: Authentic Travel Experiences for 2019

Featuring fascinating discoveries in Australia, the Americas, Asia & Africa Wondering between Australia and New Zealand? Why not visit both on an amazing 22-day tour with G-Adventures National Geographic Journeys. Discover the Great Barrier Reef’s abundant marine life, explore Uluru – Australia’s Red Centre, visit the iconic Opera House in Sydney or simply immerse yourself into the wilderness […]

Introducing Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda

An exciting sneak-peek at Club Med’s New Flagship Resort in the Dominican Republic… Opening for Winter 2019, Club Med unveils a first look of its brand new resort, Club Med Michès Playa Esmeralda, its first Exclusive Collection 5 Trident Resort in the Dominican Republic. View the Resort >> Nestled in an untouched region of the […]

The Ultimate Winter Experiences in Europe

Skiing the majestic Alps Are you into winter sports? Do you like cosy chalets situated in the heart of majestic mountains? How do you feel about waking up every morning to breath-taking views of snow-caped trees and pristine ski slopes? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your perfect winter getaway is an […]

How To Stay Safe On The Snow

The countdown has probably begun for your eagerly anticipated winter holiday on some sun-kissed, powdery white slopes.  We want you to have the best possible time, whether you’re skiing or snowboarding, and to come back safe and sound with fantastic memories to last a lifetime.  Here are our Top Tips to help you have the […]

Top 10 Iconic Experiences in New Zealand

Kia Ora! New Zealand is a dream destination packing a huge punch into a small space with magnificent mountain scenery, cosmopolitan cities, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and a jaw-dropping coastline. Another bonus is the fact that the population on the island is just four million people, which makes it uncrowded and perfect to explore. Here is our list […]

Top 10 Winter Sun Destinations

The days are shorter, temperatures have dropped and there’s nothing but endless skies of grey, chill winds and rain that hurts! If you can’t stand the idea of fighting through dank and chilly weather over the next few months, it’s time to start planning your amazing Winter Sun holiday escape. Take a look at our […]

All You Need to Know Before Booking a Safari Holiday

Few holidays raise more questions – and then supplementary questions to the original questions! – than a safari.  Let’s face it, they’re not cheap holidays, so it’s essential that you do your research and book the safari that best matches your needs.  So what are the key questions? When is the best time to go? […]

Birmingham Travel Agent Crowned One of the Best in Touring and Adventure Travel

Leading Touring and Adventure Specialist, Travel Club Elite gain national recognition in the travel industry’s fastest growing sector with “Best Online Travel Agent” Award A Birmingham travel business has seen off tough national competition to be voted Best On-line Travel Agency at a prestigious event at Birmingham’s ICC held on October 22nd by ATAS, the Association […]

Luxury Rail Trip Across India on the Decan Odyssey

Luxury Rail Trip Across India on the Deccan Odyssey With Cox and Kings… Day 1 – Checking-in to the stunning Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Mumbai Having never been to India before, I didn’t know what to expect when I arrived at the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai. I needn’t have worried though, as from the moment […]

5 Things You Must Try When You Go To Marbella

Marbella has many fine restaurants, beautiful cocktail bars and spectacular hidden beaches. Marbella is also an area of stunning natural beauty and traditional European charm. On your Club Med Magna Marbella holiday, venture away from your resort to discover the best things to see and do in this Spanish paradise. Marbella’s Beaches Marbella has 24 beaches over […]

Top 10 Reasons to Go on a Somak Safari

Are you debating what to do for your next holiday? Are you enthralled by the wild plains of Africa? Then why not take your family on the holiday of a lifetime and watch lions loll in the grass, ibex playfully prance by a watering hole or hear the unmistakable sound of an elephant trumpeting. Here […]

The Best Safari Destinations in Africa

The lure of the animal kingdom leads people to the African plains, where they can spot their favourite animals up close and capture the perfect picture. From lions, cheetahs, rhinos and jaguars, the plains of Africa offers an ecosystem like no other, where you can witness these majestic animals up close.  NamibiaEtosha Park in Namibia is […]

Solo September: How Travel Club Elite are Helping Single Travellers

The Rise In Solo Travel The growing number of people traveling solo has reached the ears of many well-known tour operators such as Cox & Kings, Caribtours, Collette, Riviera Travel and Fred. Olsen. These big-name brands are joining the likes of Just You, a tour operator who deal only with solo travellers, offering them a […]

Which Beachcomber Mauritius Resort is Right for You?

Mauritius is only a small island with magnificent beaches, incredible views and a friendly population. You can drive around Mauritius in a couple of hours, and the weather is nice year round with a balmy winter (UK summer).  With highs of 25 degrees this is perfect for children, the elderly and people who aren’t accustomed to […]

Beachcomber Royal Palm Review

The Royal Palm was by far the most beautiful place that I have ever been to. As one of the world’s leading hotels, you would expect it to be beautiful but words cannot describe how perfect the view was when you first arrive and peek over the balcony at the crystal blue water. So clear, […]

Beachcomber Trou Aux Biches Golf Resort & Spa

It is evident when we see a huge storm cloud rolling in that the Mauritians have a great sense of humour. Laughing at the horrified faces of their passengers on board the motorboat, they crack jokes as we make our way back to the shore after our snorkelling trip. Moments before the sky had been […]

Weddings in Mauritius

Beachcomber offer three fantastic Mauritius wedding packages – Beachcomber Bliss, Beachcomber Barefoot and Beachcomber Bespoke. For each hotel there are dedicated wedding planners who have a support network back in the UK. Together, they can help you plan your perfect wedding in Paradise. Beachcomber Mauritius Wedding PackagesThere are 8 romantic, beachfront resort hotels in Mauritius, […]

Reasons to Visit Mauritius

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to the beautiful island of Mauritius.  You can discover the island easily by car and you will be mesmerised by the wonders it has to offer. Well known for its lagoons, reefs and long white sandy beaches spreading over 160km, it’s not difficult to find a […]

Club Med Palmiye Review

Club Med Palmiye has long been regarded as their ‘flagship’ resort, always enormously popular & usually full. Because of availability issues I’d never had the pleasure of seeing it for myself, so when the chance arose to visit in early May 2018, I jumped at it. I wasn’t to be disappointed… We all hope for […]

My Wendy Wu Tour of India – Golden Triangle & Ranthambore

The most well-trodden paths of India would be my home for the next week.  Filled with excitement (& some trepidation) I headed to Heathrow to meet the rest of my new companions for the tour & to experience the delights of British Airways’ famed Club World.  1st stop – Delhi! I can honestly say the […]

World’s Best Destinations For Female Solo Travellers

Travelling alone as a woman can be quite intimidating and even scary at times. However, just because you want to explore the world solo, doesn’t mean you need to be alone. There’re plenty of tour operators which offer group tours and holidays exclusively for solo travellers and you don’t need to pay a single supplement. […]

Top 10 Authentic Experiences in the “Land of the Incas” Peru

Peru is often synonymous with the misty peaks and crumbling ruins of Machu Picchu. However, there is so much more to Peru than simply this iconic Inca city… Deep valleys protect beautiful lakes and lagoons of the purest blue, villages and traditions that have been frozen in time, adorned with the quintessential native Peruvian clothing.  […]

Top Things to Do in Hong Kong in 72 Hours

Your 3-day itinerary for the perfect city break extension… Hong Kong has consistently been rated as one of the top travel destinations in Asia throughout the years and it’s not hard to see why. With such a unique mix of tradition and modernity, the metropolitan city is a kaleidoscope of global cultures and experiences. Hong […]

When is the best time to travel to Asia?

Your ultimate travel guide to the weather of Asia. Find out the best time to visit each country.   Are you dreaming of discovering the rice fields of Vietnam, uncovering the mystical secrets of Cambodia’s Angkor, walking on the Great Wall of China or exploring the vibrant Tokyo in Japan? If so, take a look at […]

The 10 Best Romantic Getaways and Their Alternatives for Solo Travellers

Whether you’re a couple that finds romance in relaxation or in adventure, there’s always going to be that place that sparks the flame and sets the mood. Some destinations truly make you fall in love… For many, that means white sand beaches and turquoise waters. For others, a vibrant cityscape full of culture and authentic […]

What are Absolutely the Best Things to Do in Egypt?

Egypt is one of the most ancient, mystical and fascinating destinations in the world. Here you will find plenty of ruins and tombs to explore, some of the best historical collections in the world, stunning desert scenery, superb beaches and scuba diving experiences, authentic Islamic architecture, street bazaars and extremely friendly and hospitable locals. Let’s not […]

Why the Middle East Should be at the Top of Your Bucket List

The Middle East is one of the most fascinating, diverse and undiscovered destinations in the world. It will come as no surprise that the UNWTO announced it as the fastest growing tourism area globally for 2018 and 2019. After several years of unstable political environments, the Middle East is finally reclaiming its reputation as one of […]

5 Reasons to Visit Club Med’s New Cefalu Resort this Easter

Introducing Club Med Cefalu  Be one of the first to stay at Club Med Cefalu, a 5* exclusive stunning resort surrounded by fabulous Sicilian coastline. Set on rugged cliffs, this resort offers the ultimate luxurious getaway with breath-taking panoramic views out over the Mediterranean Sea. It’s also the perfect Club Med resort for an unforgettable sunny […]

World’s Best Destinations for Unique Sailing Holidays

Is there a better feeling than clipping through the waves with the sun on your face? Or watching stars come out over the Aegean Sea with a glass of champagne? Help navigate, tack and steer; or simply kick back on deck with a copy of Moby Dick and let the world float by. Learn a […]

Which Ski Resort in the French Alps to Choose?

Val D’Isere One of the liveliest and best-loved of French ski resorts, Val d’Isere offers a ski holiday with reliable snow, wide open spaces, infinitely varied terrain – and great nightlife. From a small farming village, Val d’Isere has evolved into an exciting, modern ski resort without losing any of its charm and atmosphere. Both […]

New York’s Top 10 Hidden Gems

“New York, New York I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps” (F. Sinatra) Frank Sinatra’s New York is one of the world’s most breathtaking cities. The Big Apple is a modern buzzing megalopolis, home to iconic sights such as the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, legendary Times Square, Wall Street and […]

Las Vegas & the Grand Canyon: A First-Timer’s Guide

True. Authentic. From Personal Experience.  Vegas….no matter what you say about this city, you will never be able to fully describe it. I can promise you this – you will either hate it for what it symbolises or you will simply fall in love with the feeling that everything is possible in famous Sin City. […]

Top 10 Tips for First-Timers to Australia

The phrase ‘holiday of a lifetime’ is an overused expression, and often incorrectly used.  One of the remaining cases where this idiom still often rings true is with a holiday to Australia.  For many, a holiday ‘down under’ is the ultimate holiday destination, a dream that may turn into reality upon retirement, semi-retirement or an […]

10 Reasons Why a Lakes & Mountains Holiday Could be an Unforgettable Experience

A Lakes and Mountains holiday usually means the Alps – French, Italian, Austrian or Swiss.  But it also encompasses other destinations too, such as the Balkans, Pyrenees, Eastern Europe and even Norway.  Ask any winter sports enthusiast what they love most about their skiing or snowboarding holiday and somewhere near the top of their list […]

Top 10 Places to Visit in Latin America

Ultimate experiences With so many amazing places it’s impossible to whittle this down to one. From Cruising the fjords and inlets of Patagonia, the other-world landscapes of the Atacama Desert in Chile and the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia to the unmistakable sight of Machu Picchu in Peru, the natural wonder of Iguazu Falls or […]

Top 10 Must-Do Experiences in Thailand

Thailand at a glance   Thailand, also called the Land of Smiles, is the most popular tourist destination in South-East Asia due to its wealth of natural beauty, culture, gorgeous islands, beaches and the mouth-watering food. Thailand has many types of landscapes on offer. The mountainous regions of the north with its valleys filled with swirling […]

12 Reasons You Should Visit Dubai Right Now

Dubai at a glance Lying in the calm, blue waters of the southern Gulf and flanked by a majestic desert, the iconic city of Dubai is a place of fascinating contrast which offers year-round sunshine and five-star luxury. Discover a distinctive blend of modern city and timeless desert where East meets West and where gleaming […]

10 of South Africa’s Most Iconic Places to Visit

Discover the iconic Table mountain  Table Mountain dominates the city, and a trip to the summit in the revolving cableway offers incredible views of the city below, the Atlantic Ocean and distant mountains. If you’re feeling energetic, there are lots of mountain walks too.  Victoria & Alfred waterfront Commonly referred to as ‘The Waterfront’, this […]

Discover Tanzania & Zanzibar – Best Places to See

Balloon Safari A balloon safari over the Serengeti is not to be missed. Drifting over the plains as the sun rises with oblivious wildlife sprawled below is awe-inspiring and the thrill is indescribable. Witness the great migration An experience more wondrous than any you could imagine, the great migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle as […]

Top 10 Things to Do & See in Kenya

Panoramic balloon flight  A balloon safari over the Masai Mara is an experience like no other. Drifting over the plains as the sun rises with oblivious wildlife sprawled below is awe-inspiring. The Champagne breakfast isn’t bad either. The Great Migration  A journey more wondrous than any you could imagine, the great migration of wildebeest, zebra […]

Ultimate Guide to Africa’s Best Safari Destinations

Africa’s Best Safari Destinations  Kenya Kenya is the epitome of the African adventure. From the wide expanses of the Masai Mara to the white sandy beaches bathed by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, it is easy to fall in love with Kenya. There are few places that can offer the combination of safari […]

All You Need To Know About a Club Med Ski Holiday…

What Airports can I fly from? Club Med offer return flights on most, if not all, departure dates from the following airports: London (all airports), Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Leeds Bradford, Cardiff, East Midlands, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Oxford, Belfast and Dublin. Non-flight packages are also available – please ask for details. Is […]

Best Train Holidays: 16 of The Greatest Rail Journeys in The World

See the world from a different perspective on an iconic rail journey.  Sit back, relax and enjoy the ever-changing scenery, whether it’s the outstanding natural beauty of the Alps, a classic rail trip round Europe taking in the imperial cities of Vienna, Prague and Berlin, or following in the footsteps of Indian Maharajahs as you […]

How To Swim Safe This Summer

There are lots of things to consider before swimming on holiday, from whether your swimming technique is up to scratch to beach safety. Here are our top tips for safe swimming which is applicable throughout the year, wherever you choose to travel on your holidays. 1. Make the most of your time in the water […]

My Wendy Wu Tour Of China – A Review

” I fulfilled a lifelong ambition when I was lucky to be given an opportunity to visit China. This was to be a trip of a lifetime for me & it was everything I’d been hoping for. “ This trip was hosted be Wendy Wu Tours & we were even joined by Wendy Wu herself for part of the trip!  Chongqing After an 11-hour flight from Heathrow direct […]

Which Canary Island Holiday Is Right For You?

Are you dreaming of golden-sand beaches, endless summer activities and gorgeous port towns? An ‘old favourite’ of UK holiday makers is increasing in popularity again – The Canary Islands! With its fantastic weather all year round, and each Island offering something a little different, here’s a guide to see which island is right for you… Holidays in […]

Why Choose a Ski Holiday in Bulgaria?

Bulgaria – Europe’s Best Value Ski Destination Bulgaria is home to some of the best ski resorts in Central & Eastern Europe, offering world-class facilities, untouched mountain scenery, excellent snow conditions, great hospitality, unique cultural heritage and amazing value for your money. The three biggest ski resorts Bankso, Borovets and Pamporovo are perfect for beginner […]

Discover Antarctica Onboard Hurtigruten’s New MS Roald Amundsen Ship

The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. In July 2018 the newest Hurtigruten ship joined the fleet. MS Roald Amundsen is specifically designed to nimbly traverse Antarctica and the Chilean Fjords.  She is named […]

Mark Warner’s Phokaia Beach Resort in Turkey – Review

Mark Warner Phokaia Beach Resort Review  By Guest Blogger Emily Howard Travelling down to the airport, the excitement of my first ever Mark Warnerexperiencestarted to kick in. I was lucky enough to be jetting off to Phokaia Beach Resort, which is actually one Mark Warner’s larger resorts. The popularity of Turkey has grown immensely in recent years, mainly due […]

Neilson Holidays’ Messini Beachclub in Greece – Review

Neilson Messini Beach Club Review  Location:  Messini Beachclub is located just a 20-minute drive from the airport. The Beachclub is situated directly on a long, golden, sandy beach which stretches out against a backdrop of two mountains, with a massive area for water sports. Only a 10-minute walk & you will pass a local market store selling fresh, locally-produced fruit & veg. before stumbling across three restaurants & a beach bar.  […]

Which Neilson Resort is best for you?

More than just a beach holiday, Neilson Holidays offer fantastic activity holidays packed with a huge range of inclusive activities. From dinghy sailing, windsurfing and waterskiing to tennis and cycling, their friendly experts and team of qualified instructors are on hand to help you try something new. Perfect for families, your Neilson Holiday includes kid’s clubs for […]

Neilson Holidays’ Airone Beach Club – Review of this Beautiful Resort

Neilson Airone Beach Club Review  Checking In:   I was privileged to travel recently, with my teenage daughter, to the stunning Neilson Airone Beach Club, in Calabria, Italy. I have visited quite a few places within Italy previously & have fallen in love with the country, so it was going to be interesting to see how this compared – would […]

Neilson Retreat Beachclub in Sivota – Review

Checking In: Last week, I was lucky enough to stay at the stunning Neilson Retreat Beach Club in Sivota, Greece. This was my third holiday this year; just perfect, because as all my friends know, I’m obsessed with travel (at least I’m in the right job!) Colleagues call me Judith Chalmers – how rude! Anyway, I wasn’t […]

Neilson’s Aeolian Village Resort Review

Location: Situated on the island of Lesvos in Greece, Neilson Aeolian Village Beachclub is around a 2 hour & 15 minute transfer from Mytilene airport & just a 10-minute walk from the quaint village of Skala Eressos, where you’ll find an abundance of charming souvenir shops, supermarkets & very reasonably priced restaurants. On-route, you’ll cross over the […]

Neilson’s Baia dei Mori Beachclub in Sardinia – Review

This was my first ever Neilson holiday & I didn’t quite know what to expect…however, I can honestly say it exceeded all my expectations! My name is Martina Gardeva, Digital Marketing Executive at Travel Club Elite and I’m happy to share all about my experience at Neilson’s Baia dei More Beachclub. I fell in love with […]

Disney World & Resorts – What’s New, Where to Stay, When to go?

Discover Orlando, Florida  Be prepared for the ride of your life in the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World’. Race from ride to rollercoaster at some of the world’s most famous theme parks and water parks, and if the fun gets too much head to the shopping malls and dining districts for a slower way […]

Top 12 “Game of Thrones” Destinations To Visit in Real Life

Dubrovnik, Croatia (King’s Landing) The narrow cobbled streets, massive stone gates, baroque staircases, historic squares and city walls of medieval Dubrovnik’s Old Town serve as the capital of the Seven Kingdoms in Game of Thrones – King’s Landing. The Croatian gem is home to the iconic Iron Gate, the Red Keep and various of the […]

Travel Club Elite Nominated for 3 Awards at the Prestigious Agent Achievement Awards 2019

We are very excited to be shortlisted in three different categories, including the brand new Digital Champion of the Year, at the annual Travel Agent Achievements Awards. The Agent Achievements Awards (AAAs) have been established for more than 24 years as the UK’s leading and most prestigious awards for top-notch experts in the tourism industry. […]

A First-Timers Review of Club Med Grand Massif

Sitting at a high altitude of over 1600 metres, Club Med’s brand new Grand Massif is the perfect snow-sure resort for sunny spring skiing for both families and friends alike. As a complete beginner, I was lucky enough to be invited at the end of the season to try out the fantastic facilities and see if I […]

7 Benefits of Going on a Wellness Getaway

Looking to cleanse your body, mind, heart, and soul? Then look no further than a wellness holiday. Wellness travel is all about reenergizing, rejuvenating and finding your inner balance. It promotes your health and wellbeing, both physical and mental, through activities that you do during your tour or holiday. The goal is, check out feeling […]

Why Choose a Simpson Travel Family Holiday?

Simpson Travel is an award-winning expert offering stunning Luxury Hotels & Villas in unique locations across Europe – Corfu, Zakynthos, Mallorca, Corsica, Italy, France and more. Their superb Simpson Hotels collection of premium lodging facilities brings together idyllic locations, personalised service and extraordinary holiday experience.  Simpson Travel proud themselves in delivering a first-hand experience and real […]

Discover Club Med’s Brand New Additions For Winter 2020

What’s New For Club Med Winter 2020?  Find out what’s new for the Winter 2020 holiday season at your favourite Club Med Resorts, the world’s premium all-inclusive provider. From renovated facilities to introducing the Amazing Family Concept and Zen Oasis adult-only areas to the fabulous hidden gem in the Dominican Republic…here is your latest Club Med […]

6 Ways Club Med’s Les Arcs Panorama Will Enchant You

Club Med Les Arcs Panorama  Immerse yourself in the stunning alpine forest of Club Med Les Arcs Panorama, a resort that touches the clouds and reaches for new heights of luxury, fun and indulgence. Best of all, you can experience its outstanding facilities during the winter and summer! You’ll be thrilled, chilled and completely enchanted…here is […]

Best Places to Visit Along the Mekong River

The regions along the Mekong River and especially the famous Mekong Delta, are one of the largest and most fertile areas in Southeast Asia. It is famous for its dense system of rivers and canals, terraced rice fields, floating markets and unique small towns. You will have the chance to experience the authentic daily life […]

Your Guide to River Cruising in Europe

Dreaming about exploring the jewels along the Danube or the Romantic towns of German Rhine? What better way than a fascinating river cruise onboard a comfortable modern ship? Enjoy your morning coffee while the scenery around you changes every day – from the stunning architecture of Budapest to Royal Vienna, the natural wonders of Rhine […]

6 Reasons Why A Club Med All-Inclusive Holiday Is All You Need This Summer

The original pioneer of the premium all-inclusive package, Club Med Holidays offer stunning summer resorts with more quality inclusions than any other family operator. No stress. No constraints. Just luxury beachfront resorts where everything is included so you can leave your worries and wallets behind. Still not convinced? Here are our 6 reasons why you […]

Where Should You Travel in 2019 Based on Your Zodiac Sign?

Are you wondering where your next adventure should be? Would you prefer the buzzing skyline of modern Tokyo or the slow tourism in a scenic destination? Are you going solo or do you fancy a fun group trip? Maybe the answer to all these questions is connected to the mystical universe and your zodiac sign… […]

How a No-Deal Brexit Will Affect Travel – The Facts

With a little over 100 days to go until we leave the EU on March 29th next year, there is still a considerable amount of uncertainty with regard to how our exit will affect us.  There is, however, more certainty in some areas than perhaps many people realise.  Nowhere is this more so than in the […]

Sri Lanka: The Enchanted Island by Cox and Kings

It was my privilege to experience this tour recently (with some variations) & I would like to share my impressions with you.  Day 1: Travel to Colombo   We were welcomed by our Cox & Kings (C&K) host, Roop Kumar, at Heathrow Airport. Roop is the ‘go to’ man at C&K for all things India & […]

Top 12 Tips for a Safe Holiday

You’ve booked your holiday, you’re all packed and ready to go.  More than anything, we want you to come back safe and sound, with nothing but fabulous memories.  So here are our top tips for having a safe – and happy – holiday.  1. Ensure You’re Adequately Insured Adequate travel insurance is absolutely essential for […]

12 Trendy Destinations You Must Visit in 2019 according to ABTA

Do you feel like you need to take up a new challenge? Are you getting tired of visiting the same destinations in Italy, Spain and France again and again? Are you looking for new experiences, discovering unknown lands and exploring unique cultures? If so, then take a look at ABTA’s list of some of the […]

Exploring Vietnam with Wendy Wu Tours

Read all about what our Senior Travel Consultant Deana got up to when she was lucky enough to be invited on a trip-of-a-lifetime with Wendy Wu Tours…  Day 1 We arrived into Saigon and checked into the Bay Hotel. After a quick change into our summer clothes we headed out to visit the Ho Thi […]

The Club Med Après-Ski Calorie Counter

Every winter many people will book a trip to the slopes to ward off those winter blues. Not only is skiing a great social pastime and thrill-inducing activity, but it also burns a lot of calories. Whilst you are hurtling down a fast red you can be burning around 223 calories per half an hour (depending […]

BBC Earth Journeys with Tauck

Tauck, the leading global travel company, and the natural history experts at BBC Earth – the people who brought you BBC’s Blue Planet – have joined together to create a selection of amazing tours and adventures where you can discover some of the most compelling and inspiring places in nature. You will also receive a backstage pass […]

The New Seven Wonders of the World

There have been many references to the Seven Wonders of the World.  These were based on ancient history and many have been eroded or lost over time. The new consensus for the Seven Wonders of the World are listed below.  How many have you been to? Great Wall of China Constantly compared to a slithering […]

Which Club Med Italy Destination Suits You?

Italy is an increasingly popular destination for skiing, with a focus on fun. You can also ski across borders – from Cervinia you can ski across the border to Zermatt in Switzerland.  Just don’t forget your passport! Cervinia The Cervinia Winter Sports Resort provides access to a fascinating Italo-Swiss ski domain with some of the […]

Which Club Med Switzerland Destination Suits You?

Switzerland has some of the most iconic and stunning mountains in the Alps. Famed for its world-class ski resorts, beautiful clear air and blue skies, even in winter, Switzerland is a popular year-round destination. With picturesque villages lakes and landscape, you will always find something to do. The ski resorts cater for all levels of […]

Which Club Med France Destination for Ski Suits You?

One reason to go to France to ski is that the lift passes are among the best value in the world. As ski passes are included in the Club Med all-inclusive price you may not notice this, but it will affect the overall price that you pay. Many of the pistes are interconnected, enabling you […]

The Rise of the Club Med All-Inclusive in a Post-Brexit World

When Brexit was announced, there was a fear that Sterling would drop against the Euro and that prices would increase. There were worries that skiing holidays, in particular, would be adversely affected. However, Club Med saw a 35 percent increase in bookings in 2017 compared to 2016. Club Med said in its annual Mapping Ski […]

Our Pick of the Best 5 Christmas Markets

Roast those chestnuts, mull the wine and dust off those garish jumpers, because it’s that time of year again. Whilst it is still November, the streets are being adorned with lights, Christmas trees are being decorated, and the shops are brimming with festive food, so this is the time of year to plan your Christmas […]

Insight Vacations: The Country Roads of Portugal

From the instant the group gathered at Gatwick airport you were welcomed as part of the group. Laden with Insight Vacations branded tote bags, a deluxe leather-bound notebook, zip-cases for our travel documents and our own personalised itineraries we became the Insight Vacation’s tour group. Upon arrival at Lisbon airport, our Luxury Touring Vehicle driver […]

Latin Routes – My Trip of a Lifetime to Brazil & the Amazon

I was very lucky to be invited to join Latin Routes familiarization trip to Brazil, a country that has been on my personal bucket-list for many years & it certainly exceeded all my expectations. We flew with Tap Portugal via Lisbon – you can also fly direct with British Airways if you prefer. First stop […]

Why Choose Jamaica for Your Next Holiday

“The home of Alright” is their motto and “alright” Jamaica certainly is. With friendly and smiling people to greet you with enthusiastic patois and warm handshakes, colourful and happy music, the island is one big personified hug. Even the sea has a consistently warm temperature of around 22-24C and is more of a bath than […]

Three Ways to Save Money on Your Holiday in 2018

With the pound slumping next to the Euro and the US Dollar and the prices of going abroad seeming to rise, how do you save money on your holiday? We’ve got some tips to help you. Consider your Destination Choose your destination based on whether Sterling is strong against the local currency. This means that […]

Which Club Med Location in the Caribbean Suits You?

When choosing your Club Med Caribbean resort, you must bear in mind the differences in temperature, location, activities and also the audience that it is geared towards. Make sure that you research the variations in temperature for the time of year that you are looking to go.  One thing that they all have in common […]

Club Med Da Balaia Review

From the moment we left the terminal the holiday began: a friendly, fast and efficient transfer took us directly from the airport in an airconditioned van to the resort. With a grand entrance, waterfall of steps and smiling Club Med employees to welcome you into the building you could have thought that you were royalty. […]

The Huge Benefits of Booking Your Cruise Early

Booking your holiday cruise months in advance brings with it many benefits, not least early bird savings. To get the low fares, however, you need to book when cruise lines first put their new itineraries on sale. Sometimes the early savings are the lowest rates offered for a specific sailing date. And some cruise lines […]

The Best Places in the World to see the Autumn Foliage

Around this time every year, the days go darker and the wind is chillier and fresher.  But amongst the shorter days and growing gloominess of the looming winter, many people become excited for the beauty that autumn brings.  Read below for our top picks of destinations to witness the colourful autumn foliage. Tokyo and Kyoto […]

Halloween Around the World

Halloween is a favourite tradition in the West that we may have adopted from an ancient Celtic festival, Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. The holiday of All Saints’ Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain, and the evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and […]

Club Med Welcomes Babies!

Club Med are known for their amazing family-friendly facilities, action-packed kids clubs and babysitting services (if needed). But did you know that many Club Med resorts offer baby friendly facilities? From a Baby Corner in the restaurant to bottles in your room, babies will feel just as welcome at Club Med.  Baby CareThe famous Club […]

Club Med Adults-Only Resorts

Turkoise, Turks & Caicos Turquoise in Grace Bay, northeast of Providenciales, an adults-only paradise that exudes romance. With romantic tropical scenery, Turks & Caicos has some of the best snorkeling and diving around, with clear waters and rich underwater wildlife. Tour boats can go whale and dolphin spotting, and horse riding on the beach is […]

Seychelles: My Trip of Firsts…

This spring I was extremely fortunate to be a guest of Seafarer & Variety Cruises on a yacht cruise around the islands of the Seychelles. Please join me in my reflections on this amazing trip – I hope you enjoy reading & share my enthusiasm for this beautiful destination. First flights as a solo traveller […]

Why Portugal Should be Your Next Holiday

Portugal is vastly changing landscapes, preserved history and secret paradises in a kaleidoscope of colour and dramatic terrain. Portugal is renowned for some of the world’s best beaches. Visit the Algarve for golden sandy beaches, glimpses of dolphins and secret caves. Visit the Algarve while staying at Club Med Da Balaia. Portugal also has incredible […]

Top 5 Club Med Tennis Holidays

Anyone for tennis? It’s around this time every year that people in the UK start to experience tennis mania. We’ll be dusting off those rackets, stored in the loft for the last year, and trying to emulate our heroes at Wimbledon. I’m an average (at best) tennis player, and I know I’ll never scale the […]

Your Guide to Disney World And Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida

Disney World And Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida Orlando is a world-class, exciting and safe destination that collectively offer more than 150 attractions at its world-famous theme parks. It’s the perfect destination for travellers of all ages with golf, shopping, spas and world-class cuisine right on your doorstep. We take a look at the history of […]

Last Minute Holiday Destinations

For many years families have enjoyed grabbing a last minute deal to try and save some of those hard earned pounds. With time-conscious, professional families unsure if they’ll be able to get time off work during the summer, the last minute break can be the only option. Here at Travel Club Elite trends are showing […]

Choose the Best Cruise for You!

There are various types of cruises to suit all needs; whether you are looking for romance, enriching experiences, something for the kids, a budget cruise or a fun-filled cruise with plenty of entertainment! Romantic Cruise Princess Cruises offer the perfect setting for romance and is an ideal getaway for couples to enjoy a unique date […]

The Beachcomber Experience to Mauritius

I was privileged to join the Beachcomber Experience to Mauritius, where I got to visit 8 beautiful hotels on the island. Let me invite you to read my experience of it all. Sixteen other agents and I flew overnight on the Air Mauritius direct service from London Heathrow and arrived in Mauritius the following morning […]

Walking The US National Parks – By Guest Blogger Jo Rolls From Explore

Walking The US National Parks  As a tour leader for Explore! for nearly five years, I was incredibly lucky to lead some fantastic walking tours from the easier, more picturesque trails, of Crete and Cyprus to the more strenuous and harsh environments of Kilimanjaro. Once I moved into the office I still maintained that interest […]

Top 10 Questions About Mark Warner Childcare

Mark Warner pride themselves on the quality of their Childcare; Crèches and Kids’ Clubs are available in many of their chalet hotels and beach resorts. Parents often tell us that if their children are having fun and smiling then they are happy and the holiday has been a success. We find Mark Warner excel in […]

Top Tips for Single-Parent Holidays

Travelling as a single parent can sometimes feel a little daunting, but with careful planning and the right advice, a stress-free holiday is only a phone call away. New playmates, new experiences and new skills are a key part of a Mark Warner Holiday, along with their famous childcare in both their sun and ski […]

Chalet Hotel Le Val d’Isere – Mark Warner

Situated in France, this resort is a firm favourite with the British and offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world. With over 300 km of marked pistes and unlimited off-piste skiing, the Espace Killy area is dedicated to all aspects of skiing, with 96 lifts across 10 miles. With its high […]

Glenn takes a Hurtigruten Voyage!

Recently, I was lucky enough to be sent to Norway to experience an overnight stay in Bergen, followed by two nights on Hurigruten’s recently refurbished ship, the Kong Harald. Bergen is a great place to spend a couple of days either before or after your time on the ship, being the gateway to the Norwegian […]

Beaches Turks & Caicos & Sandals Grande Antigua

I could scarcely conceal my delight at being recently named as one of just six Sandals Ambassadors in the UK! Sandals is a product that has been close to my heart for all my years in the travel business – those idyllic white, sandy beaches, beautiful accommodation, first-class cuisine & service & an unrivalled array […]

Neilson’s Vounaki Beachclub in Greece – Review

I was lucky enough to visit this delightful resort recently. Here are some key reasons to add Vounaki to your holiday wish-list! I’ll be delighted to answer any specific questions you may have, or just for a general chat about the resort – Please contact me on 0121 213 0012 or [email protected]. Zoe Franklin. 1: […]

Cox & Kings Natural Wonders of Costa Rica

Cox & Kings Natural Wonders of Costa Rica I have just experienced Cox & Kings’ fabulous Natural Wonders of Costa Rica Tour, which I can’t wait to tell you all about. I flew Club World on the new direct British Airways flight, direct from Gatwick to San Jose. With a flying time of only 11 […]

Shining the Spotlight on Sandals Ochi Beach, Jamaica

Sandals Ochi Jamaica now has a hot new beach club and the Caribbean’s first speakeasy Pub called the Rabbit Hole. You just need the Magic Password to gain entry to the most fantastic fresh cocktails of your choice or let the fantastic bar staff choose for you. This unique bar evokes a bygone era of […]

The Magic of the Northern Lights

One of the most sought-after travel experiences, the mesmerizing celestial beauty of the Northern Lights is a sight to behold. There is no better time to witness this elusive natural phenomenon than during the magical festive period. Illuminating the starlit Arctic sky, this iridescent spectacle paints an intricate rainbow of colour as it comes out […]

Whistling Up the Perfect Ski Holiday

‘No resort is ranked so highly, or so consistently, as Whistler’ – that’s what the experts say & there are compelling reasons why Canada’s premier ski resort is so popular. Let’s start with prestigious hotels & great restaurants, family-friendliness & the positive, inspiring attitude of the local staff & ski instructors.  Of course, underlying everything […]

Florida’s Coast

There is so much to discover on Florida’s coast, from miles of glistening white sand beaches and boutique shopping to turtle-spotting, grand museums and lush parks. Florida is world-renowned for its year-round, warm temperatures. Known as the “Sunshine State”, Florida has average temperatures ranging from 15℃ to 30℃ year round. With a 150-mile long stretch of white sandy beaches, […]

Hurtigruten Voyages

You would be forgiven for thinking that Hurtigruten was only a Nordic and Arctic operator. Historically they have been known for their tours of the northern hemisphere visiting Norway, Greenland and Iceland. Although many of their voyages do include these main destinations it may be surprising to discover that they also visit other places in […]

Why Choose a Sandals Holiday?

Sandals have become the ultimate all-inclusive holiday since its inception in 1962. As one of the first all-inclusive holidays, Sandals became a pioneer in the luxury holiday industry. To this day, you know a Sandals holiday will be a luxurious experience. From the small details of having your own bar in your room with complimentary […]

Why Choose a Sandals Wedding?

The key benefit is the bespoke attributes of this holiday. Unlike many package holidays, this all-inclusive provider can offer the attention to detail and the little extras that can make your holiday a trip to remember. Sandals holidays will always offer a FREE – yes, I said FREE – wedding package when you stay for […]

Why Choose Club Med Ski?

Other ski packages may seem cheaper, but when you look closely, that price is only for the bare necessities. Then you would have to pay for your transfers, food, ski passes, childcare, ski lessons etc., and once you have organised all of that you may find that you are even more stressed than you were […]

Words that are Untranslatable to English

Hygge The word Hygge in Danish epitomises the feeling of being curled up in front of a fireplace. The feeling you get when your cold skin starts to prickle as you are warming up and the warmth spreads across your skin like warm water. It’s the heartwarming feeling of comfortable love. The closest word in […]

Eat, Pray, Love: Movie-inspired Travel Destinations

Wanderlust is becoming increasingly common amongst adults and even teenagers through the media. Whether it be through adverts, billboards, our phones or on our TVs, we are often influenced and inspired to visit somewhere by the media. Below are our favourite movies that have inspired us to travel. Marrakech, Morocco, “The Mummy” Surprisingly, the first […]

Christmas Around the World

With only a few months until Christmas, have you started to plan where you will celebrate?  We wanted to give you some inspiration for your Christmas holidays. Find some inspiration in the alternate traditions, cultures and festivities that are celebrated around the world at Christmastime.  Get in touch for more information on how to visit these […]

The Resurgence of the Gap Year

With rising university prices many students over the past few years missed out on a gap year to hurriedly find a cheaper place at university. Likewise, the older generation may not have had the luxury of taking a year out to travel or even just a few months. Many may not have had the courage […]

Our Pick of the Most Romantic Holidays

Whether you are looking to relax on a beach in each other’s company, bring the whole family along and connect, build memories together as a couple, or just treat yourself to an eye-opening tour, these holidays are our picks for the best romantic holidays. Neilson, Buca Beachclub >> Where: Analipsi, Greece Style: Adult-only Why we love […]

Cox & Kings: Unusual Holidays

A new trend shows that many people are tired of the traditional beach holidays.  With lots of other tourists, sparse locals and fighting for a sunbed on the beach, many holidaymakers are looking for an alternative experience. Cox and Kings, a renowned luxury tour operator, has released their top-selling unusual tours that include; Uzbekistan, Iran, […]

Why Choose Club Med ?

Find out why Club Med should be your next All-Inclusive Summer Holiday The original pioneer of the luxury, all-inclusive holiday, Club Med’s stunning worldwide resorts offer more quality inclusions than any other family operator. From delicious gourmet dining and inclusive premium drinks to fantastic sports academies and personalized services for you and the children. No […]

Hotel Tarentaise, Mark Warner – Review

Hotel Tarentaise, Mark Warner As soon as I step off the plane onto the tarmac I am hit with a fresh cool breeze.  It’s as though my skin can finally breathe. The coolness of the air is mulled by the bright sun peeking over the mountains and prickling the hairs on the back of my […]

Tour the World with your Tastebuds

Some people travel so that they can see mountains and experience wind rushing through their hair. Some travel for inspiration, writing, photographing and drawing their way from country to country. And some people use their tongue and nose, creating lasting memories learning new skills and experiencing the local culture with their senses. Penyet – Indonesia […]

Our Pick Of The Best Unesco World Heritage Sites

A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a place that has been nominated for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s International World Heritage program.The program aims to catalogue and preserve sites of outstanding importance, either cultural or natural, to the common heritage of humankind. These sites may be of historical prominence, true beauty or […]

Hop-it, an Unexpected Journey to Scotland

A Scottish Journey through the Highlands, Isle of Skye, Mull & Iona with Back-Roads Touring Company – review. You need a holiday, they said. They were right, but were they just trying to get rid of a tired & possibly slightly grumpy, er, mature person, in the middle of a freak, British, June heatwave? Anyway, […]

A First-Timer’s Review of a Mark Warner Holiday

As a self-confessed ‘sports-phobic’, I was rather nervous about my first Mark Warner sun holiday. Mark Warner are renowned for their award-winning sporting activities, with first-class tuition and top-of-the-range equipment, but it was a little daunting to ditch the sun-lounger and don the Lycra for a few days, sampling the very best activities Mark Warner […]

A First-Timers Guide To A Club Med Ski Holiday…

Day 1 – Club Med Peisey Vallandry Having never skied before, I didn’t know what to expect when I first arrived at the beautiful French resort, Peisey Vallandry. I needn’t have worried; from the moment I arrived, I was converted. Clear blue skies, snow-capped mountains, wooden interiors & open brickwork added to its rustic alpine charm. […]

The Best Safari Destinations In Africa

The lure of the animal kingdom leads people to the African plains, where they can spot their favourite animals up close and capture the perfect picture. From lions, cheetahs, rhinos and jaguars, the plains of Africa offers an ecosystem like no other, where you can witness these majestic animals up close.

Impressions of Club Med Magna Marbella

Magna Marbella, Club Med’s newest all-inclusive resort opened in Spain last July. This stunning resort sits just 2 hours away making it an excellent choice for families, couples, or friends for both short and longer holidays. Our Sales Manager Zoe Franklin had the opportunity to join the official press launch, giving her the chance to […]

Top 10 Questions about Neilson Childcare

Neilson have spent decades fine tuning their childcare. Focusing on the concept of flexibility, fun and freedom, they now provide inclusive childcare for those ages 2 – 18 years old as part of their beachclub holidays. With 6 Kids Clubs all offering a range of exciting activities and social events, tailored to each age group, […]

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands – My trip of a lifetime

By Sales Manager Zoe Franklin   Early September saw the start of a trip I had been longing to take – the trip of a lifetime that few have the privilege of experiencing – the amazing destination that is the Galapagos Islands. I was part of a group that was invited by Cox & Kings […]

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