Here's what my clients are saying about the YourHolidayPA planning service.
Click on the images to see an example of the brochures I've designed for my customers.
"YourHolidayPA arranged a fantastic trip to the USA for us in Summer 2016. We wanted to see as much as possible in a month with the added complexity of visiting two sets of relatives in Vermont and Kentucky.
The flights and hotels were great (some really quirky ones!) and all within our budget. We saved so much on the translantic flights by going via Dublin each way and the money saved was invested into a better trip. The transfers were all arranged to minimise the effort as we are both in our late 70s.
Our real highlights were Boston, Vancouver, Niagara Falls and San Francisco which was so beautiful and entertaining.
We would recommend the YourHolidayPA service to anyone who wants to embark on an adventure or is looking for a longer or complex holiday – all the hassle was taken out of the planning and the final itinerary was full of surprises!"
Margaret & Frank McD, Manchester
This is the brochure created for them
"My family and I wanted to visit Iceland - we spent a lot of time looking through brochures and researching on the net. Unfortunately we found it very hard to find tours that would suit our family of two adults and a sixteen year old. The organised tours tended not to take in the sites that we wanted to see, and accommodation options weren't always suitable. I then looked into self drives, but found booking through specialist companies very expensive.
A friend recommended asking Karen to do some research to see if she could get us the holiday we were after, at a more reasonable price. We were amazed at the package that she came back with. She initially looked into the type of holiday that we wanted, showing us costing for both tour packages and self drive packages. We decided on an 11 day self drive circular tour of the island with a couple of the organised excursions and other trips that we could do by ourselves, hopefully a good mix.
Karen researched flight availability around the dates we suggested giving us various alternatives, and a choice of cars for hire. She also found accommodation options for four different areas of the island - a nice touch here was offering three standards for us to choose from. Finally she added a selection of tours and all the major sites we could see on our self drive. Everything was so easy to follow with all the links to the various sites in one handy list at the back, which made thing so much easier when booking.
The best bit was, after looking at all the information, the total price was over £2,500 cheaper than a similar 7-night holiday I found online, and £3,800 cheaper than an 11-night Thomas Cook tour. I will definitely be asking Karen to help plan my next holiday."
Les M, Staffordshire
This is the brochure created for Les
"After seeing some beautiful photos in a magazine, my husband and I decided we’d like to visit one of the European Christmas Markets. But we weren’t sure which to choose, so we asked Karen for some help.
She started by summarising the top 12 across all Europe, listing flight prices and example hotels, and useful information about the markets. We narrowed our choice down to Barcelona, Prague, Vienna or Salzburg.
Karen then went off to do more research to help us decide, and provided more information about each city. We finally settled on Barcelona, and she created a beautiful brochure designed especially for us, with flight options, transfer details, a great selection of luxury hotels situated near the markets, the top attractions we’d enjoy visiting, and info on the best cocktail bars in town!"
Emily B, Staffordshire
Here are the brochures created for Emily: top 12 markets, chosen 4, and then a personalised guide to Barcelona
"For our Christmas skiing holiday, we were having trouble finding the best resort to suit everyone in our party of six adults and five children. We were also wary as there had been low snowfall the year before, so Karen did some excellent research into the best high-altitude ski resorts. She found a chalet to suit all of us, childcare services and skiing lessons for the kids, ski-hire, flights and transfers. I would certainly recommend YourHolidayPA when organising a group booking; it's much better than arguing with your friends!"
Jenny B, Surrey
"My husband had always wanted to visit Iceland but as it was so different to where we usually travel I wasn't sure where to begin to research and book the holiday. Karen listened to all of our concerns and organised the most fantastic seven night break. We took daily excursions, including whale watching, walking on glaciers, and being lowered inside a volcano. We had an absolutely brilliant holiday, and it cost less than half the price of booking through high street travel agencies."
Liz RM, Staffordshire