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The Professional Traveller – Helping You Travel Like a Pro Too!

Hello to You


Are you someone that loves to travel?

Love a travel bargain and discovering new places?

Hotel rather than hostel?

Mid range rather than really budget?

Travelling without kids?

Dog Lover? (Not necessarily affecting travel but just means you are extra lovely!)

Well great news – you are in just the right place!

Meet The Professional Traveller Team

Working hard to sniff out the best deals and bargains

MELANIE

Professional Traveller

British Airways Junior Jet Club Member and trainee tour guide at Disneyland. If that wasn’t enough the proud bearer of a Blue Peter Badge and a bronze medal in disco dancing (yes really!)

LOTTY

Expert Sleeper

As the oldest member of the team (in doggy years) Lotty gets to sleep a lot. She can’t see very much now, or hear very well but she still makes her views known.

CHRISTY

Treat Demon

Able to sniff out a gravy bone or a treat in the local area, Christy loves her food. Every meal time she barks with excitement – similar to her owner?!

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets

Oscar wilde

Testimonials from My Work as a Coach Holiday Tour Manager

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Professional Traveller resources to help you save money, see more, do more, explore more

Cheap Hotels

Find the cheapest hotel deals to help stretch your travel budget to the max

Free Cheap Hotels Ebook with everything you need to know and guided step by step search

Cheap Flights

How to find cheap flights to anywhere deals to help your budget go further

Discover search techniques to help you plan new places to visit (with cheap flights too!)

Learn how to dig down and discover the cheapest flights anytime of the year

Travel Hacks

Travel hacks learned during +30 years of professional travel to help you travel smarter

Hacks to help you travel better, more smoothly and be a professional traveller

Fun hacks to make your fellow travellers envious including this plane seat hack!

Travel Essentials

Essential travel gear tried and tested after over 30 years of professional travel

Just the things you really need to have a great trip wherever you are travelling too

Check out my Top 10 Travel Essentials to get started!

Airport Lounges

Find out the cheapest way for you to upgrade your airport experience with an airport lounge

Take a quick quiz to find the cheapest way for you to access an airport lounge

Get a free Ebook covering the cheapest access and getting the max visit value

Get Some Travel Inspiration

Europe

Coach Holiday Expert

Using my +25 year experience of coach holidays to help you find your perfect trip

The Top 4 Coach Holiday Myths Busted!

Spread the loveCoach holidays are a great way to travel – I should know as I have spent 25 years taking groups on coach holidays all over the world, everywhere from the Azores to Australia…

What a Coach Holiday Tour Manager Really Does – It’s Alot!

Spread the love The role of a coach holiday tour manager is mainly hidden from guests, because much of what they do goes on behind the scenes. Having been a coach holiday tour manager for a few differ…

Scottish Highlands Tour Itinerary Review – with Insights & Tips To Help

Spread the love2021 has seen in an increase in UK holidays and a new offering from SAGA Holidays is their Scottish Highlands tour called ‘Scottish Highlands Escape’. This tour is almost on…

Coach Holiday Trends – Exciting Changes For the Future

Spread the loveCoach holiday trends have been hugely impacted by Covid19 and it looks like it will have some continuing impacts, certainly for 2021 and 2022. Coach holidays have been really hard hit b…

10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip

Spread the loveI have learned a few coach holiday hacks over my 25 year career as a Tour Manager taking holidays all over the world. This list of coach holiday hacks is made up of things that I have l…

How Different Sized Coach Holiday Companies Operate

Spread the love In a recent online discussion I was reminded that coach holidays are not all the same, and how very true that is. My experience of coach holidays, and taking them all over the world fo…

Hotel Reviewer

Over 30 years staying in hotels, making me an expert guest!

Craigmonie Hotel Inverness – Professional Traveller Review

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Village Hotel Solihull – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveI chose to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull for 3 nights because I was on a leisure trip and I wanted to stay somewhere where I could easily get to and from Birmingham Airport. My fli…

Ibis Birmingham – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveI stayed at the Ibis Birmingham on a Friday night in February 2020. I was visiting Birmingham and then travelling to Derby so it was a handy location New Street train station where I w…

Ibis Birmingham Airport – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveIbis Birmingham Airport I stayed at the Ibis Budget Birmingham for one night, a Sunday, in February 2020. This was the 3rd hotel I stayed in during my trip and I stayed at the airport s…

Sofitel London Gatwick – Real Guest Review Overnight & Day Use

Spread the loveSofitel I have stayed at the Sofitel London Gatwick number of times. It is one of my favourite Gatwick hotels. I have stayed overnight and also used it for day use inbetween flights. Th…

Courtyard by Marriott Inverness – 1 Night Review Dec 2020

Spread the loveIn December 2020 I stayed for one night at the new Courtyard by Marriott, Inverness Airport, more commonly known at the Inverness airport hotel. This is a new hotel which opened in Marc…

Suitel Bosphorus Taksim – Real Traveller Review – Solo Female Stay

Spread the loveI booked a stay at the Suitel Bosphorus Taksim for 4 nights in late October 2019/early November 2019. It was my first visit to Istanbul, a city I had wanted to visit for a long time. Th…

Sabiha Gokcen Airport Hotel – Real Traveller Review

Spread the loveThe Sabiha Gokcen Airport hotel is actually an onsite hotel called the  ISG Airport Hotel. I stayed for one night in early November 2019 as I was flying out the next day from Sabih…

New Inverness Airport Hotel – 1 Night Stay Review Dec 2020

Spread the love In December 2020 I stayed for one night at the new Courtyard by Marriott, Inverness Airport, more commonly known at the Inverness airport hotel. This is a new hotel which opened in Mar…

It’s better to travel well than to arrive

Buddha

Latest Blog Posts

Craigmonie Hotel Inverness – Professional Traveller Review

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Village Hotel Solihull – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveI chose to stay at the Village Hotel Solihull for 3 nights because I was on a leisure trip and I wanted to stay somewhere where I could easily get to and from Birmingham Airport. My fli…

Ibis Birmingham – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveI stayed at the Ibis Birmingham on a Friday night in February 2020. I was visiting Birmingham and then travelling to Derby so it was a handy location New Street train station where I w…

Ibis Birmingham Airport – 1 Night Professional Traveller Review

Spread the loveIbis Birmingham Airport I stayed at the Ibis Budget Birmingham for one night, a Sunday, in February 2020. This was the 3rd hotel I stayed in during my trip and I stayed at the airport s…

Sofitel London Gatwick – Real Guest Review Overnight & Day Use

Spread the loveSofitel I have stayed at the Sofitel London Gatwick number of times. It is one of my favourite Gatwick hotels. I have stayed overnight and also used it for day use inbetween flights. Th…

Courtyard by Marriott Inverness – 1 Night Review Dec 2020

Spread the loveIn December 2020 I stayed for one night at the new Courtyard by Marriott, Inverness Airport, more commonly known at the Inverness airport hotel. This is a new hotel which opened in Marc…

Do not dare, not to dare

C S Lewis