Get ready to experience the ‘hidden’ Italy

Get ready to experience the ‘hidden’ Italy

Some of you may already be familiar with Italian destinations such as Rome, Venice, Florence, Sicily or the Amalfi coast but how many of you have ever visited Puglia in the far south? Probably not that many, I suspect. Puglia is, like most of the rest of the Italian mainland, a veritable treasure trove of … Continued


How the role of the humble travel agent has changed in recent years.

Before the arrival of the Internet, everyone used travel agents to book their travel arrangements because agents were able to access information that was not generally accessible to your average traveller. The Internet changed all that and empowered consumers by enabling them to research and find all sorts of interesting ‘goodies’ online. This democratisation of … Continued


Summer has arrived!

I’m not talking literally of course — just figuratively — and wearing my travel agent hat! Easter has always traditionally represented the start of the summer season as this is when tour operator summer charter programmes begin and winter charter series end. It is also then an appropriate time to remind people of the kinds … Continued


Some Travel Advice

You save long and hard for your holiday — a year (perhaps longer) — and therefore you don’t think it unreasonable to expect that everything goes according to plan. Indeed, for the most part, that is precisely what happens day in and day out for countless thousands of satisfied holidaymakers every season. The planes leave … Continued



What’s the difference between a published and a consolidated fare?

Consumers mistakenly assume that the Internet is the sole repository of  all things cheap! This myth continues to perpetuate itself partly because travel agents have never been particularly good about telling their own story and letting people know the alternative sources that they (the agents) have access to. A perfect example of this is consolidator fares. Many of the … Continued


Five Great Destinations for Foodies

If you’re anything like me then you love your food. Indeed they say that the world is basically divided into two types of people: those that eat to live and those that live to eat. I most definitely fall into the latter camp and have the waistline to prove it! Food also happens to be one of the highlights … Continued


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