Clients

Due to the exclusive relationships we enjoy with our clients, not all wish to have their names made public. We thank those who are happy for us to disclose their identities.

American & Worldwide Travel:

About Us

Since its creation over eighteen years ago, AmeriCan and Worldwide Travel, along with AmeriCan Ski, has grown steadily, building its reputation on the knowledge and experience of a small and very dedicated team. We pride ourselves on our creativity in designing tailor made Summer & Ski holidays to America and Canada, as well as many other Worldwide destinations to suit our clients individual requirements. Our Staff have all travelled extensively throughout North America & the rest of the World and have detailed knowledge of many different destinations.

With an emphasis on providing a service that is both personal and flexible, we continue to strive to be a cut above the rest. In providing a unique consultation service by telephone, email or alternatively in the comfort of our welcoming offices, we offer our customers something different from the usual High Street booking experience. So whether you choose to call in for an informal chat about your travel plans, or alternatively telephone or email your requirements to us we can begin to design you an amazing holiday at an affordable price, saving you time and money.

Our bright and friendly offices located in the heart of Tunbridge Wells in Kent, are only a few minutes from the mainline railway station. We offer a convenient appointment service and limited free parking for clients calling in to our office.

Our friendly team of specialist consultants can be contacted by telephoning 01892 779900 or alternatively email info@awwt.co.uk. We will be delighted to offer advice and recommendations to ensure that we tailor-make your ideal holiday the next time you go to North America.

Sarah Punter - Manager

With over 25 years experience in the travel industry, arranging European and Worldwide holidays Sarah has also travelled far & wide. In addition to comprehensively exploring America & Canada she has also been to Australia several times and the Far East, India, Dubai, & the Caribbean.

MOST RECENT USA DESTINATION VISITED: Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga and The Florida Keys

FAVOURITE EUROPEAN CITY: Amsterdam

FAVOURITE NORTH AMERICAN CITY:
New York

FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: Colorado, Yellowstone National Park, Montana, California and New England

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Having arrived in the dark the night before, waking up the next morning in a cabin looking over the north rim of the Grand Canyon, sleeping in a swag in the Australian Outback, climbing Uluru(Ayers Rock) and surviving, watching the sun set over beautiful Lake Vemanabad in Kerala

NEXT STOP: Vienna

Samantha Howden - Senior Travel Consultant

With over 20 years experience in the business, working for both small independent agents and a large long haul tour operator Sam has now been with the company for over 9 years.

MOST RECENT USA DESTINATION VISITED: The Great Lakes region

FAVOURITE EUROPEAN CITY: Barcelona

FAVOURITE NORTH AMERICAN CITY: San Francisco

FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION:
Yosemite National Park & California

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Early morning start for a wolf watching tour which set off from the dramatic mammoth hot springs in Yellowstone then spotting a brown grizzly bear up a tree! Also seeing the Old Faithful Geyser - very spectacular with the surrounding colourful paint pots.

NEXT STOP: Florida

Jenny Saxby - Travel Consultant

With many years of experience in the business, working for both small independent agents, including an African specialist, Jenny has recently become part of the AmeriCan & Worldwide Travel family.

MOST RECENT USA DESTINATION VISITED: The Deep South region (Memphis, Nashville & New Orleans)

FAVOURITE EUROPEAN CITY:
Venice

FAVOURITE NORTH AMERICAN CITY: New York

FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: North & South Carolina, particularly Kill Devil Hill in North Carolina, where the Wright Brothers took their first flight.

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Unexpectedly stumbling upon a rodeo in Georgia

NEXT STOP: Alaska

Samantha King - Junior Travel Consultant

Having recently completed a degree in Tourism Management, Samantha has recently become part of the AmeriCan & Worldwide Travel family.

MOST RECENT USA DESTINATION VISITED: Los Angeles & New Mexico

FAVOURITE EUROPEAN CITY: Prague

FAVOURITE NORTH AMERICAN CITY: New York

FAVOURITE AMERICAN DESTINATION: The Deep South region and California

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS: Seeing hundreds of elephants around a waterhole in South Africa, diving at the Great Barrier Reef and seeing authentic jazz musicians play in New Orleans.

NEXT STOP: Chicago & Washington D.C.


Faremine

Gazelle Travel Ltd, employs over 30 people in three networked offices in key geographical areas - Bradford (head office), Chester and Birmingham. We are an established travel business with 30 years trading under our belt.

Gazelle is one of the UKs leading flight consolidators. We have gained a reputation for excellence and built solid relationships with over 50 major airlines including Emirates, Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM, giving our agents the best deals possible including exclusive route deals.

Servicing the travel trade for over 30 years

Faremine is a part of the Gazelle Travel Group which has over 30 years of experience in offering consolidated and published fares to travel agents in the UK. We have gained a reputation for excellence and built solid relationships with over 50 airlines including Air France / KLM, bmi, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and Virgin Atlantic. We are fully ATOL and IATA bonded, giving you complete peace of mind when booking.

Gazelle Travel Ltd was established in 1980 when a niche market, the Indian sub-continent, un-tapped by the world’s leading airlines was identified. Gazelle grew rapidly through speculative approaches to airlines such as British Airways and Emirates to establish flights between the UK and Pakistan.

In 2005 Gazelle launched its consolidator arm, Faremine, and for the last 7 years has served the independent trade to destinations worldwide.

Faremine Flights and Hotels System

Faremine is a Flight and Hotel booking system with a difference. Designed to offer UK independent travel agents fast access to consolidated and published airfares, along with the ability to add a hotel to your flight and benefit from full ATOL protection, Faremine gives you the power to run your travel business.

Flights at Your Fingertips

The Faremine Flight Search uses the latest technology from Amadeus to quickly return the cheapest available consolidated and published fares.

Mixed classes are auto-calculated; fare rules, quotes and itineraries can be displayed and printed or emailed; plus flights you find can be held on option until the ticketing deadline stated in the flight rules.
Complex Bookings a Breeze

Our new Multi Selection tool enables you to search up to 4 individual legs ? meaning that open jaws, double open jaws, stopovers and other complex itinerary searches can be completed online.
Add Hotels for Full ATOL Protection

Search hotels from our database of over 100,000 properties.Full property descriptions with interactive maps to pinpoint hotels for your customer.

Add a Hotel to your flight booking or use our Dynamic Packaging tool and your booking is fully ATOL protected.

Support for your business

We are Trade Only, we want to work with Independent Agents not compete with them.
Our extensive combinations of routes and airlines allow you to go that extra mile for your customer.
Free online training provided to all customers.
Reservations support team offer help and advice, plus a complex itineraries and groups service.
Our efficient service ensures your tickets are issued and delivered on time.
Comprehensive agent website offers instant access to all special offers, key airline information and news.
Rewards for you and your staff

Fare Rewards incentive programme gives money back on each consolidated air ticket you sell.
Monthly airline competitions, prize giveaways and booking discounts.


Dragonfly Africa

A South African destination management provider and owner of a world famous hotel.

Dragonfly Africa is one of Southern Africa’s top Destination Management Companies, having operated throughout Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean islands for more than 25 years. Dragonfly Africa has a presence in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, and has recently opened offices in Russia. It also owns and operates Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa, one of Africa’s most famous hotels.

Dragonfly Africa’s principal business comes from international tourism, with the focus on bespoke itineraries tailored to suit exact requirements and tastes. Enjoying a widespread reputation for impeccable client service and prompt attention to clients’ needs, Dragonfly Africa offers an exceptional range of services. It uses only the best support companies, hotels and game lodges, selected for their friendly warm welcome, superior rooms and service.

Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa

As you travel into the cool of the forest country, deeper and higher, far into the mountains, you’ll discover Dragonfly Africa’s sister company, Cybele Forest Lodge and Health Spa: three hundred acres of African paradise, living forest, mountains and meadows.

At its heart is the lodge, a charming old farmhouse with a wide veranda where you can sip sundowners whilst looking out over the magnificent gardens. Let the world slip away as you watch the monkeys cavorting in the giant turpentine trees; take in the cool violet of the jacaranda, the shocking pink of the tibouchina and the scarlet umbrella of the African flame tree.

Wander down to the large and secluded heated swimming pool with its luxurious sun beds, where you can relax and listen to the creaking of the bluegum trees in the forest breeze and breathe in the heady aromas of frangipani, gardenia and buddleia. Enter another world.

View case study
www.dragonfly.co.za

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Experience Travel Group

Whether your interest is in Asian street food, obscure wildlife, architectural gems or gorgeous boutique hotels, our team has the passion and know how to make sure your holiday strikes the perfect balance for you.

In order to offer this kind of personal experience, our UK based consultants are all people who have lived in, visited and know our specialist areas inside out. They will also listen to you. We don’t just organise holidays, we craft your experience to make the most of the countries we enjoy so much ourselves. For us it’s not just about being in-country, but also enjoying the planning, building sense of anticipation and the sharing afterwards.

Whilst the team in London has grown rapidly over the past few years, we still believe passionately in making your experience an extraordinary one.

Experience Travel Group started life in 2004 when Co-Founders, Tom Armstrong and Sam Clark became frustrated at the conventional holiday information from companies and guide books for Sri Lanka. They felt there was just so much more to the country, if you only you could slow down a little and focus on the experience. They moved out to Sri Lanka with a dream of starting a travel company with a difference.

They hadn’t reckoned with the devastating power of the Asian tsunami of Christmas 2004. It changed everything for so many people. Nonetheless, after an extended break to get involved in the aid effort, they found that there was a market for the kind of travel that they believed in.

The idea of focusing relentlessly on the guest experience proved popular and a third partner, Melissa Nicholas came onboard in 2007 to launch an experienced based offering in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The Experience Travel Group London office was born.

Since then Experience Travel Group has grown to feature Thailand, Laos, Malaysian Borneo, Burma (Myanmar) and the 17,000 islands of Indonesia. We have no interest in extending into other countries until we know them as well as we know our existing portfolio. Our guests tell us that it is our intimate knowledge of the destinations combined with an ability to create extra-ordinary experiences locally that they value so highly.

www.experiencetravelgroup.com

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The Moorings

A ‘top secret’ deluxe hideaway in the Florida Keys.

Nestling among the groves of an ancient former coconut plantation in the heart of Islamorada, halfway between Miami and Key West, The Moorings is an exclusive 18-acre resort consisting of 18 outstanding houses and cottages.

Just a short walk from each property you’ll discover 1,100 feet of crystalline white sand - one of the largest and most beautiful private beaches in The Florida Keys. Experience the thrill of wind surfing or the serenity of kayaking across the aquamarine waters of the Atlantic. You may even catch a glimpse of the elusive grey ghost, ‘Bonefish’, who, local legend has it, inhabits the flats tempting you to cast a fly his way!

Known as “the sport fishing capital of the world” Islamorada, offers two distinctly different types of fishing: if you’re looking for bonefish or tarpon, the back country, or Gulf, is where you’ll want to be; for sailfish, marlin or perhaps dolphin (Mahi-Mahi), deep-sea fishing might be more your style. And if you prefer to be in the water rather than on top of it, this area has some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Keys, offering everything from shallow or mid-range reefs to steep walls and numerous wrecks.

And when you’re ready for some land-based activities, you’ll find a tennis court and a 25-meter lap pool nestling among vibrant bougainvillea and over 700 coconut palms.

Life at The Moorings is as quiet and simple as you want to make it. You can do a lot, or if you choose, do nothing at all. This unique property delivers an authentic taste of what life is all about in the laid-back American Caribbean islands known as the Florida Keys.

View case study
www.mooringsvillage.com

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Seasons in Style

Seasons in Style is an independent, privately owned luxury tour operator and we work from modern, purpose built offices just outside Chester.

Voted “UK’s Favourite Tour Operator” by readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the 2009 Reader Awards and have been voted in the “top 5″ for the last 5 consecutive years. This consistency is indeed a great accolade as their readers are known to be amongst the most discerning travellers in the world.

At the heart of their philosophy is the belief that there really is a luxury holiday for all seasons. They pride ourselves on service, flexibility, resourcefulness and imagination allowing them to create luxury holidays that are tailor-made to your requirements – no matter how demanding they might be.

The Concierge Service also allows them to fine-tune your stay and fill it with your favourite things. From limousine transfers to private dinners, child-care to restaurant bookings, golf tee times to private tours, we can make all arrangements before your departure.

www.seasonsinstyle.com

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Select Registry

A portfolio of the most exquisite hotels and inns in North America.

More than 400 of the “finest country inns, B&Bs and unique small hotels”, from California to Nova Scotia - the very best the travel industry has to offer. Select Registry was founded in the late 1960s by Norman Simpson, the “father of country inn travel in America”.

When Norman first compiled his directory of inns, there were just 12 properties, primarily in the New England area. Today, Select Registry represents more than 400 of the “finest country inns, B&Bs, and unique small hotels” across the USA and Canada.

What makes Select Registry different?

Select Registry carries out a rigorous and independent quality assurance inspection for each of its members. It is this process that provides a guarantee to the travelling public that a Select Registry inn is in a class of its own. This is the most important distinction between a Select Registry member inn and any other. Independent inspectors arrive unidentified, spend the night, and evaluate the inn on a detailed point system, which translates into a pass or fail grade for the inn.

All inns applying for membership are inspected, as are existing members, on a periodic schedule. Not all inns have what it takes to pass the inspections. A recent Internet directory lists over 20,000 country inns and B&Bs in the United States and Canada. Just 400 of them are good enough to become members of the Select Registry!

Select Registry has established quality as a hallmark of its member properties. In fact no other online directory or organisation of innkeepers has a comparable inspection programme. A recent New York Times article noted that a “proliferation of inns has resulted in an industry rife with misrepresentation, lack of quality control, and widely varying room rates”.

Select Registry doesn’t rank their members with diamonds or stars - although many of their members carry the high ratings you’d expect from various groups that evaluate inns and B&Bs. If you’re a member of Select Registry, you’re the cream of the crop by definition.

View case study
www.selectregistry.com

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Kerala Connections

Kerala Connections Ltd is a British based company specialising in tailor-made holidays India. Under the Kerala Connections name they arrange holidays to South India and for North India they trade as India Connections.

They are a UK registered company; a member of ABTA (Y5454) and have ATOL (6462). They are also members of Responsible Travel.

When they formed Kerala Connections in 1998 they were the only tour operator specialising in the area. They are the pioneers of holidays in Kerala and the UK’s leading specialist of tailor-made holidays to Kerala and South India.

Although they started as a Kerala only specialist they offer tailor-made holidays to the whole of India and offer a very wide range of destinations and accommodation including resorts, hotels, houseboats, guesthouses and homestays. This broad approach means that they are very successful in matching their customers’ requirements (both interests and budget) to create the perfect holiday.

As they have been operating since 1998 (and been visiting the area for even longer) we believe that it is their local knowledge as well as their personal service and attention to detail that brings customers back year after year. Repeat and recommended customers now make up the largest portion of their clientele.

India is such a huge country (each individual state is the size of a European country) with an enormous diversity of experiences to offer – mountains, cities, temples, beaches, trains, houseboats, wildlife, culture, cuisine etc there really is something for everyone.

www.keralaconnections.co.uk

www.indiaconnections.co.uk

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Last Frontiers: Tailor-made travel to Latin America

At Last Frontiers we specialise in tailor-made travel to Latin America (South and Central America and Antarctica) - working with you to design a suitable itinerary to fit your interests, budget and time available. Firstly we suggest that you browse our sample itineraries on this web site. You should then contact us to discuss the areas and ideas that appeal to you and we will prepare a personalised quotation.

We are a small, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable team, and all of us have travelled extensively throughout Latin America to find you the best places to visit (click here to meet us!). As a fully bonded and very experienced Tour Operator, we can help you plan and book your perfect trip.

We publish (and give all our clients) our very own hardback Guide to Latin America, 176 pages of lovely images, sensible ideas and hopefully more than a little inspiration! If you have not travelled with us but would like a copy it is available on Amazon.co.uk. We will refund the cost if you book a Last Frontiers holiday!
www.lastfrontiers.com

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Luna2

A dazzling appeal to the senses… total privacy and 5-star boutique luxury in a relaxed and informal atmosphere.

Occupying a stunning beachfront location, in the heart of the ‘Chelsea of Bali’, this exceptional villa is a masterpiece of modernist design, and is the first property of its kind in Bali to offer the exclusivity of a 5-star boutique hotel, whilst maintaining the peaceful seclusion of a private home…

Inspired by the avant-garde architecture of the late 50s and early 60s, Villa Luna2 is unashamedly modernist. But while it effortlessly reflects the period, this sumptuous villa is in fact entirely 21st century. Inspired by European modern classics, the interiors have been custom-designed throughout with a painstaking eye for detail.

The five festive bedrooms cover the spectrum, from a rose-coloured children’s room, equipped with traditional and high-tech toys, to a shocking violet adult lair; while the en-suite bathrooms are outfitted with the latest Philippe Starck cube loos.

Fine wine and dining are integral to the Luna2 experience. You’ll enjoy the undivided services of three internationally acclaimed chefs, a professional butler, barman, waiters, drivers and a baby-sitter, all of whom are trained to be totally discreet, and yet at all times attentive to your every whim.

With its expansive, well-groomed lawns and terraces and breathtaking views of the ocean, this 5-bedroom luxury villa may be rented in its entirety, or serves equally well as an exceptional venue for personalised events, providing the ultimate in outdoor chill and lounge ‘zones’.

The ground floor’s geometric simplicity and open plan lets the party flow. From the sunken living room, with requisite Noguchi coffee and groovy geometric carpets woven in Vietnam, to the well-stocked mirrored bar, extending outside on cool grey slabs to a fishpond inhabited by psychedelic-hued aquatic life.

Enjoy the company of Marilyn Monroe, as she appears as a Bisazza-tiled mosaic at the bottom of a 20m swimming pool that reaches towards the foaming surf of Seminyak Beach; while a few footprints in the volcanic sand lead to Ku De Ta, the perennially packed lounge where Bali’s most beautiful bodies congregate for sublime sunsets.

Return to the villa and slide onto transparent orange Pedrali chairs in the Pop Art-filled dining room, or organise a seated dinner for 60 on the buzz cut lawn. It’s your call.

Enjoy twice-baked goats cheese souffle with tomato jam, and wagyu tenderloin, porcini mushrooms and foie gras wrapped in pastry, or comfort foods at any hour for vacationers craving scrambled eggs with caviar, and homemade chocolate Èclairs.

Being fully air-conditioned throughout, Luna2’s expansive interior space makes it the perfect alternative to alfresco entertaining - a rarity in Bali. Think nothing of throwing an indoor cocktail party for up to 100 guests!

World-class cuisine from Executive Chef Danny Drinkwater combines with matchless comfort and service to make Luna2 the ultimate experience in exclusive living.

Download fact sheet
www.luna2bali.com

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The Arsana Estate

The splendid four-bedroom private hotel known as The Arsana Estate rests in two and a half hectares of blissful seclusion in a valley hideaway in the rural hinterland of southwest Bali.

The Arsana Estate awaits you - your own hidden valley hideaway, the perfect escape from the stressful pace of everyday life. And yet it’s a mere thirty minutes drive from Bali’s stylish and vibrant centre.

Located in Nyambu, one of the prettiest villages in Bali, The Arsana Estate is set amidst the rice fields of the Tabanan Regency. Carved into a hillside of lush terraces and overlooking a raw tropical jungle backdrop, this remarkable property is surrounded by nature and enjoys spectacular views.

Taking its name from the flow of the meandering Sungi River which borders its expansive terraced gardens, this unique villa comprises a generously proportioned U-shaped building surrounded by four separate pavilions housing four luxurious bedroom-suites. The Arsana’s sleek structure is inspired by contemporary Balinese architecture, utilising indigenous stones, native wood finishes and refined craft-made fabrics, delivering the ultimate marriage of 21st century luxury and traditional Asian style.

The estate is tiered on three levels: the villas, with a stunning view of the entire valley and the mountains in the distance; the living areas, set amongst the tree tops; and the pool and pool house, overlooking the Sungi River.

The ultimate in ‘destination villas’, The Arsana Estate combines a stunning location with world-class facilities, including a 20 x 8 meter swimming pool, exceptional international cuisine and total privacy.

Enjoy the highest quality of personal service tailored to your every whim; unwind next to the river amid bamboo-shaded rocks; climb “sunset hill”, as the day leaks away and your personal butler organises your evening cocktails; enjoy the attentions of your own personal yoga teacher…

Whether you’re on the holiday of a lifetime, or simply a well deserved break, your stay at The Arsana Estate will be etched into your memory long after it’s over.

The Arsana Estate is just fifteen minutes’ drive from Nirwana Golf course and Tanah Lot, Bali’s most dramatic and venerated sea temple.

Download fact sheet
www.thearsanaestate.com

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Fair’s Fare

The agent of choice for the smart traveller.

Fair’s Fare is the UK’s leading firm of airfare analysts, offering an exclusive concierge travel service to both private and corporate clients.

Established in 1995, Fair’s Fare has developed into one of the top 50 Travel Management Companies in the UK. With a client list dominated by senior corporate managers and high net-worth individuals, the business has grown primarily through word-of-mouth recommendations from existing satisfied customers.

By negotiating special rates and privileges with its many suppliers, Fair’s Fare delivers consistent and significant fare savings on long-haul, Premium Cabin itineraries, using only the world’s most reputable airlines. The company has a reputation for exceptional service, and every client is provided with their own personal consultant.

The comprehensive Fair’s Fare 24-hour service includes air reservations, hotel bookings, rail ticketing, VIP airport meet and greet, car rental, limousine transfers and theatre bookings.

Fair’s Fare has requested that initial enquiries from interested parties should be directed to Tony Godley at Godley Read Consultancy, who will make the necessary introductions.

www.fairsfare.com

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Captivating Cuba

Tailor-made Cuban holidays from Captivating Cuba

Experience the absolute best of the Caribbean’s most beautiful island.

Whether you’re riding on horseback through the lush Vinales Valley, scuba diving in the warm, exotic waters of Maria La Gorda, or simply relaxing on the glorious golden sands of Varadero, Captivating Cuba will help you plan your perfect dream holiday.

Our London and Havana-based specialists have extensive experience of the island and can offer in-depth advice on the very best hotels, areas of special interest and activities best suited to your tastes and desires. We’ll help you design your itinerary down to the finest detail. And because we deal exclusively in tailor-made Cuban holidays for the discerning traveller, you can be confident you’ll receive a level of service and attention simply unmatched elsewhere.

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Best of Morocco

Tailor-Made Holidays and Short Breaks to Morocco

Discover the magical grandeur of Morocco.

Experience the bustle and romance of the ancient souks, redolent of the scent of spices and burning charcoal. Become enchanted by the hypnotic lilt of the snake-charmer’s flute, the exotic rhythms of the belly dancers. Or simply while away your time on sun-drenched beaches of endless golden sand, or star-gazing in the crystal stillness of the desert night.

At Best of Morocco we’ve been designing bespoke holidays for the discerning Moroccan traveller for over 25 years. Our specialist itineraries take in spellbinding safaris, city escapes, beach sojourns and a wealth of alternative possibilities, from cooking holidays to camel treks.

Whether you’re planning a short break in Marrakech or a multi-centre holiday taking in the varied landscape and cities of this extraordinary country, we’ll design an itinerary customised to your exact tastes and desires. Select your own transport and accommodation, from trains through to private jets, exceptional hotels and the tranquil allure of the authentic Moroccan riad.

Call us today on 08450 264 588 to discuss your plans for the holiday of a lifetime.

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Vacations Group

Explore America in a way you’ll never forget

The Vacations Group arranges tailor made USA holidays featuring an extraordinary choice of country Inns, luxury hotels, exclusive resorts and private villas.

The Vacations Group have launched four brand new brochures to four key regions of the USA: New England, Carolina & The South, California and Florida.

All four brochures feature vastly expanded programs offering the best tailor made fly-drive holidays to these key regions.

Each brochure offers by far the widest choice of country inns, deluxe resorts and private villas. Over 600 properties are featured in the four brochures. Most of these are not offered by other UK operators.

News from the South

Blue Ridge Parkway Celebrates 75 Years

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs 469 miles through western North Carolina and Virginia along the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. The fantastic views and spectacular scenery make the Parkway a perfect road trip holiday, especially in the spring and summer.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway so there has never been a better time to visit and take a leisurely drive through the highest peaks on the east coast. From hiking up Grandfather Mountain with some breathtaking views to enjoying a traditional barbeque in the art deco town of Asheville, there’s something to suit everyone on the Parkway.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

2010 also sees the opening of the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, the birth place of America’s favourite motorsport. Set to open on 11 May, 2010, the 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR.

The high-tech, four-level venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes exhibits, interactive displays, a state-of-the-art theater and a Hall of Honor to commemorate inductees, restaurant, retail outlet, and television and radio studio.

Charleston has been voted the second most popular destination in Conde Nast Traveller’s 2009 Readers’ Choice Award for the United States. With a unique and storied history, Charleston is the best preserved city in the United States and is a perfect destination for people from all walks of life.
Get your Bourbon fix in the Bourbon Capital of the World!

Follow in the footsteps of bourbon lovers Al Capone and F Scott Fitzgerald, and discover America’s only native spirit on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail. Pick from eight distilleries along a scenic drive through the rolling Bluegrass hills including the well known Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Jim Beam, the world’s largest bourbon distiller.

Visit the Muhammad Ali Centre in Louisville, drive your own houseboat around the lakes, sample down-home country cooking at Bourbon Cooking Schools or take a tour of the National Corvette Museum, the largest and most comprehensive non-profit museum ever dedicated to America’s premier sports car.

The Horse Capital of the World

With Lexington being the ‘Horse Capital of the World’ and offering 450 Thoroughbred working horse farms in the area, horse lovers can easily find a destination full of things to do.

Horseback riding trails are also available including woodland trails with accommodation nearby, guided trails on horseback or wagon and riding lessons on bluegrass farmland.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • Did you know that more than 95% of the worlds bourbon is exclusively distilled
    and aged in Kentucky and has been for 200 years?
  • Did you know that Muhammad Ali was born and raised in Louisville?
  • Did you know that Kentucky has 52 state parks?
  • Did you know that Kentucky is home to the longest, underground
    caving system in the world - Mammoth Cave?

DON’T MISS

The World Equestrian Games in September 2010 (WEG): In September 2010 Kentucky will host the largest ever sporting event held in the US, the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010, taking place at the Kentucky Horse Park.

The Games are held every four years and are comprised of world championships in eight equestrian sports including Dressage, Driving, Endurance, Eventing, Jumping, Para Dressage, Reining and Vaulting.

www.vacationsgroup.co.uk

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The Eden Collection

The Eden Collection has been developed by a team of travel experts who have come together to create the first true 5 star luxury travel company.

It is fundamentally about truth in travel, it’s about knowing your client, understanding their desires and working with them and our chosen partners to truly deliver the 5 star experience.

At The Eden Collection the management team from MD to FD are directly responsible for the service we provide our clients, it is something we fundamentally believe keeps our finger on the pulse of the business and maintains our customer service at the highest level.

To this end, we’ve personally experienced all the resorts we offer. And as our clients are treated like close friends, if we think somewhere isn’t right for you we’ll tell you. We’re totally candid in other ways, too - namely, you’ll never pay more with Eden than you would if you booked your trip yourself. And that’s a promise.

www.edencollection.co.uk

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