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The Professional Traveller – Helping You To Travel More & Spend Less

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!

Read on for travel bargains, travel inspiration, hacks, guides and more.

If you want help to find your perfect coach holiday then jump straight to my Coach Holiday expert page

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Meet The Professional Traveller Team

Working hard to sniff out the best deals and bargains

the professional travel profile melanie #theprofessionaltraveller #seemoreworldforless #coachholidayexpert #hotelconsultancy

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Very much like a dachshund myself. Determined to hunt out a bargain and sniff out great deals. Not great at being told what to do either!

lotty the professional traveller

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 the professional traveller

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?!

“This has been our first xxxx holiday and we had a great time. Many thanks to you for being such a wonderful and kind guide, sorting everything and to make it go smoothly”

Mel and elizabeth, 2018
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Why Am I A Professional Traveller?

Travelled professionally for over 30 years for business and work

Spent at least 3 months per year away travelling for over 30 years (7.5 years actually travelling)

Experienced in group travel as well as business travel

Solo female traveller

Hunt down bargains like a dachshund!

Live with no excuses and travel with no regrets

Oscar wilde
Professional Traveller Latest Blog Articles
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Are you planning on visiting Southerness? Want some ideas of things to do in the area? Great then check out this list of things we did during our week long stay in November 2021. (If you want to check…

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Are you looking for an underseat case for Easyjet flight? Well I’ve found an absolute cracker for you! Check out this review for all the details include a video guide to show you how much you ca…

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Looking to visit Inverewe Gardens Scotland? Great – it’s an amazing place and it is well worth a visit. In this article you will find details of what is where at Inverewe plus some photogr…

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Looking for dog friendly cottages Inverness? Great – then this post is for you! I’ve handpicked a selection of houses, cottages and apartments around the Inverness area which are all pet f…

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Well you are in the right place! In this article you will find some great lodges with hot tubs in and around Inverness. Inverness is a great base for a stay in the Highlands, giving you great access t…

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Are you looking for holiday cottages Inverness? Cottages close to the action? Great then this is just the right place for you Check out this guide to holiday cottages Inverness, including information …

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Looking for Year long travel insurance? Having travelled professionally for over 30 years and taken many groups overseas in my role as a coach holiday Tour Manager I have seen how important it is to h…

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Want to know more about green list travel 2021 options? Want to understand more about travel during Covid19? Want to learn what things to consider before booking your travel? Well that’s fab new…

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Why Am I A Coach Holiday Expert?

Spent over 25 years taking groups on coach holidays all over the world

Worked for several different coach holiday companies

Trained other Tour Managers on behalf of coach holiday companies

Taken special interest groups, private groups and trips to events and concerts

Did coach holidays before there were cheap flights!

Coach Holiday Expert Blog Articles

Are you a solo single traveller? Wondering about coach holidays for single travellers? Check out this guide to what your options are. Coach Holidays for Single Travellers – What Type of Holiday?…

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Have you ever considered a coach holiday? There are many coach holiday myths about this type of holiday. Having spent 25 years taking coach holidays all over the world as a Tour Manager I’m here…

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Ever wondered what a coach holiday tour manager does? Well this article is an in depth look at the role based on my 25 year experience of being a coach holiday Tour Manager for various coach holiday c…

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Looking for a Highland coach holiday? One which is based in Inverness with trips out? A Highland coach holiday which you can join by plane, train or drive yourself? Great – because SAGA have a n…

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Interested in coach holidays? Want to learn about some exciting coach holiday trends? I’ve spent over 25 years working as a coach holiday Tour Manager, taking coach holidays all over the world. …

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Looking for some coach holiday hacks to help you have an even better trip? I have learned a few coach holiday hacks over my 25 year career as a Tour Manager taking holidays all over the world. This li…

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Every considered coach holiday company differences when thinking of booking? There are big differences between smaller and larger coach holidays and these can have an impact on all aspects of the coac…

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Ever thought about a coach holiday? Heard lots of reasons why you should avoid a coach holiday? In this article I want to discuss some of the most common issues I have experienced over my 25 year care…

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Heard the phrase ‘orientation tour’ and not sure what it means? Well this article on coach trip terminology explains why these types of tours are sometimes a feature of coach holidays and …

It’s better to travel well than to arrive

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