Introducing Holiday to Help Out! Inspiring Future Travel

We’re delighted to announce that we are taking part in the ‘Holiday to Help Out’ initiative.

Introducing Holiday To Help Out, an industry initiative launched by travel media business, TTG. Supported by companies from across the UK travel industry, the initiative has been created to excite customers about holidays and highlight fantastic offers. 

‘Holiday to Help Out’ week is a travel industry initiative being supported by lots of our favourite suppliers to enable us to bring you some extra special offers on holidays booked between 2-8 November for travel in 2020/21 or beyond when you book with us

A Little Bit of Good News

If you’ve been longing to swap Armchair Travelling for the real deal, at last we have a little bit of good news for you from the travel industry!

Special Offers, Discounts and Upgrades available from many leading brands during Holiday to Help Out week

You may be thinking

‘Why would I want to be thinking about making travel plans at a time like this?’

Well, with the enormous global effort going into improving Covid-19 testing and developing a vaccine, together with the global travel industry pulling together to reinvent the travel experience in a way that keeps us all safe and maintains the vital support to local economies that tourism brings, there is every possibility that the opportunities for travelling are likely to improve a few months from now.

That’s why we are looking ahead and are here to help guide you through the necessary Covid-19 considerations and get you a holiday you can look forward to with confidence.

We work with the best travel companies who have now had the opportunity to put in place more flexible cancellation policies, even more stringent health and safety measures and, in some cases, complimentary Covid-19 medical cover to protect your best interests on future bookings, whatever happens to put a spanner in the works along the way. These may differ between different operators so our role is to advise and make certain your individual needs are met from the moment you book to your safe return home at the end of your holiday. In addition, all of our package holidays are ABTA and ATOL protected which means that your holidays are always financially protected and that you can expect a high standard of service.

 

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One certainty is that availability (both in terms of accommodation and flights) will be less to allow for the necessary social distancing measures so reserving your place now for next year is a good plan (especially as many travellers have already deferred this years plans to next).

Against the odds, many people have been fortunate to enjoy their holiday plans this year. If your itchy feet need soothing or if you have a special occasion you were intending to mark with a trip to remember, read on to discover some of our favourite offers available. 

Please do get in touch with any questions or for more information.  You can call us or book an appointment online here for us to contact you at a time that suits you.  Read our latest newsletter here, don’t forget to subscribe to our mailing list to receive our latest offers and travel inspiration news. Thank you for your support. Best wishes from us at Queensferry Travel

Inspiration from some of the operators

Guaranteed Sun, Sea and Sand

If the white sandy beaches and warm turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean are calling to you, our friends at Beachcomber are offering an amazing 40% off accommodation at their luxury Beachcomber Hotels in Mauritius for new bookings made between 2 to 7 November, applicable on stays between 1 Feb 2021 – 31 October 2021. Mauritius has an enviable subtropical climate that normally brings sun, warmth, and blue skies, so expect perfect beach weather for most of the year.

As the first hotel company in Mauritius the 8 Beachcomber Hotels got the ‘first pick’ of some of the most stunning locations and prime beachfronts. From the stunning sunsets at Victoria Beachcomber Resort & Spa, the serene luxury of Royal Palm to the manicured golf course backdrop of Paradis Golf Club, each Beachcomber resort has a unique feel and atmosphere. 

They offer more facilities than you could experience in a lifetime of holidays on the island, from an unrivalled choice of land and water sports, great dining options, some of the very best spas and so much more. Whether you need a tennis coach or a helipad, their Mauritius resorts offer an unrivalled experience. The challenge is which Mauritius hotel is right for you.  That’s where our friendly and knowledgeable reservations team come in as they can give you advice on everything from the right room type to the best restaurants to dine at.

Head for the Mountains

Are you craving the clean air of the mountains and want an incredible ski holiday without paying an unimaginable price? If you book with us, you could be enjoying a total of up to 20% off a Club Med all inclusive skiing holiday when our additional 5% Holiday to Help Out discount is added on top of their existing offers and only a £150 deposit per person. 

Club Med’s premium, all-inclusive unique formula (they are famous for the exceptional quality of their gourmet food) means this discount applies to your whole holiday spend. Once in resort you don’t have to spend a penny as ski passes, ski lessons, food, drink, entertainment and activities are all included in the holiday price. If you’re travelling as a family they have fantastic provisions for children of all ages but of course there are also quiet spaces for adults to relax. Full of fun for families and groups of friends, an all-inclusive ski break is the ideal way to enjoy more for less.

They have 22 resorts across the best ski domains in France, Italy and Switzerland, each offering its own distinct personality alongside the high level of service that goes hand in hand with Club Med. And when it comes to the slopes, they have resorts in domains that offer the perfect environment for younger first timers, challengingly steep black runs for the more advanced, and all points in between.

Why not treat your group to a private ski-in ski-out luxury chalet? Club Med chalets offer a cozy, intimate setting for unforgettable holidays in the mountains. Rooms are designed to match the ambience of your surroundings and are guaranteed to deliver an oasis of calm in between the sport away from the crowds.

If you’re keen for a trip on the slopes this year or next, though, it’ll pay to book ahead. With capacity in ski resorts limited thanks to social distancing and fewer flights and trains over the continent, you’ll need to get in quick to bag your trip. Club Med are working with Cristal International Standards to ensure everything is Covid safe. All departures before 30th April 2021 come with complimentary Covid-19 medical cover, while if you’re due to depart before 31st December 2020 you can change your booking free of charge, selecting a new departure date for up to 12 months later.

Valid for departures until the 25 April 2021 inclusive, perhaps this offer is just the opportunity needed to have a Christmas, half term or Easter break to look forward to.

A Home Away From Home

Needless to say, a villa holiday is particularly suitable for these social distancing times. The Villa Collection offers luxury villa holidays in Europe and long-haul destinations including the Caribbean, Indian Ocean, USA, Middle East and Far East. They feature a wide range of accommodations including apartments, private villas, villa resorts & hotels, and private islands. All accommodations offer self-catering facilities with full kitchens, spacious living and dining space and many have private pools, are fully staffed and many are located close to or on the beach or ocean.

If you wanted to secure your favourite during Holiday to Help Out week, you can benefit from a 5% discount on the accommodation cost of a trip with The Villa Collection when you book with us.

Looking for a New Adventure

When we think of travel, we often picture far-flung journeys to the other side of the world. So, it’s easy to forget that you can experience real adventures on your doorstep too. That’s why our friends at Intrepid Travel have created Intrepid Retreats, a brand-new way to discover incredible places just a few hours’ drive or a short flight away from home. They’ve taken the best bits of an Intrepid adventure – the insider info and guidance of a local, support for local communities, memorable stays, and experiences you can’t have on your own – all rolled up into a short getaway of 3-4 days. You’ll have the time to uncover the specialties of a region, and connect with yourself and the people you meet – and only have to unpack your bags once. Intrepid adventures have always had a local heart, now they’re just a bit more local to you. Welcome to a whole new way to explore your own backyard!

You can escape to the Highlands on a four-day active experience and fall in love with the wild, brutal beauty of Glencoe, take the family for a ‘proper job’ of a Cornish country escape, cycle the Lake District or walk the winding trails of the Peak District between picturesque villages and then hole up at a local pub to try a fittingly named brew from Intrepid Brewing Co. Book with us to enjoy a special 10% discount on your mini adventure during Holiday to Help Out Week.

If you are keeping an open mind about where we might all be a little further down the road on this pandemic journey and are hankering for the opportunity to enjoy a far-flung journey to the other side of the world, Intrepid are perfect for responsible, small group travel opportunities to all corners of the globe. They have made a number of updates to their safety guidelines, flexible booking conditions and trip departures in response to the Covid-19 situation.

We are here to help you feel confident to plan ahead, safe in the knowledge that should circumstances change you are financially protected and your safety and well being is everyone’s top priority. In addition, we can offer you 15% off their small group tours for trips booked between 2 Nov 2020 – 8 Nov 2020 and travel dates between 2 Nov 2020 – 14 Dec 2021 (excl. 15 Dec 2020 – 14 Jan2021)

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