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 to help bust some of the most common coach holiday myths. Let’s get busting. Coach Holiday Myths – Let’s Get Busting! No 1 of Coach Holiday Myths – Only for Really Old People! Absolutely not. This is one of the most pervasive coach holiday myths. People often tell me that they aren’t old enough yet to take a coach holiday! Coach holidays attract a wide… Read More »The Top 4 Coach Holiday Myths Busted!
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 companies. Firstly, let’s just clarify some language. Tour Manager, Tour Director, Program Director – these all generally describe a similar sort of role. A Cruise Escort is something else as is a Tour Guide. More on those roles later. For now let’s find out more about one of the most varied roles that I think it is possible to have. Coach Holiday Tour… Read More »What a Coach Holiday Tour Manager Really Does – It’s Alot!
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 new holiday for 2021 called the ‘Scottish Highlands Escape’. Having spent 25 years taking tours all over the world as a coach holiday Tour Manager I’m a bit of a coach holiday expert. Here is my detailed review of the Scottish Highlands Escape itinerary with practical information to help you get the most from this trip I have also lived in the Highlands and guided… Read More »Highland Coach Holiday – A Great Way to Discover the Highlands
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. It’s a great way to travel and it’s an industry that is always changing and adapting. Coach 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 by the travel restrictions, social distancing and group gathering restrictions and it looks like it will be some time before they… Read More »Coach Holiday Trends – Exciting Changes For the Future
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 list of coach holiday hacks is made up of things that I have learned myself, I’ve learned from guests and the little differences between coach holidays and other types of holiday. Over time experienced guests generally learn these coach holiday hacks for themselves but here’s my list to give you a shortcut to an even better holiday experience. So let’s jump in… Read More »10 Coach Holiday Hacks – For An Even Better Trip
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 coach holiday experience. In this article I look at 4 main coach holiday company differences you consider when choosing a coach holiday company. Coach Holiday Company Differences Number 1 Designing New Holidays There are some significant coach holiday company differences to consider when looking at how new tours are designed. Let’s look at larger and smaller companies in turn to delve a bit deeper. Larger Coach Holiday Companies One… Read More »Coach Holiday Company Differences – 4 Things To Consider
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 career as a coach holiday tour manager. Instead of encouraging you to avoid a coach holiday completely, I want to share ways to avoid these common problems and help you to find your perfect trip. 1. Avoid a Coach Holiday If You Don’t Like Other People! It never ceases to amaze me how many people on a coach holiday seem genuinely frustrated that… Read More »6 Reasons Why You Should Avoid a Coach Holiday (Or Not!)
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 what you need to consider when you see them in the holiday information. Coach Trip Terminology – What is An Orientation Tour? An orientation tour is likely to be a tour led by the Tour Manager who is with the group and not by a local guide. As a Tour Manager taking groups I am not legally allowed to guide tours of places that I am visiting with… Read More »Coach Trip Terminology – What’s An Orientation Tour?
Having spent 25 years taking coach tour trips all over the world, as a Tour Manager, I have seen my guests experience all sorts of problems and issues. Many of those issues could have been prevented completely – saving guests money and frustration as a result. This list is based on the 10 most common issues I’ve seen guests experience and coach trips and how you can easily avoid the same issues. It’s all about knowing what to ask, look for or consider before you get to booking any coach trips, ensuring that the one you book is perfect for you.… Read More »Coach Trips – 10 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before You Book
Are you looking for Australia Tours? Considering the trip of a lifetime to this wonderful country? Great! Then I have something that might help finding your perfect tour a little easier. I’ve compared Australia tours from 4 of the biggest operators, giving you detailed information on their itinerary to help you find which tour might suit you best. Tour itineraries do change and this article is meant to help you narrow down your choices for further research of your own – after all you know what you are interested in and what a tour that suits you needs to include.… Read More »Australia Tours – 4 Top Tours Compared Side by Side
Are you looking for an Azores island hopping holiday? Do you want inside tips and information about the itinerary from someone who has been? Great! You are in the exactly the right place. I have taken 5 or 6 British groups on holidays to the Azores and it is somewhere I really enjoy visiting. If you haven’t already read it I would recommend my Azores Holidays Guide . This gives you a detailed overview of the main hotels, the main places visited, excursions and much more – it’s everything you need to know about the Azores, what to see and… Read More »Azores Island Hopping
Considering a coach holiday? Here are 9 reasons to choose a coach holiday, based on my 25 year career as a coach holiday Tour Manager. Here is a list of the top 9 things my guests have told me about the reasons that made them choose a coach holiday. 1. Alot Included In A Coach Holiday If you have done your research and got all your relevant questions answered then you should have a very clear idea of what you are getting with a coach holiday. You could argue that this applies to any holiday, especially all inclusive for example.… Read More »9 Reasons To Choose A Coach Holiday
Do you want to understand more about coach holidays and Covid19 impacts? As the travel industry as a whole has been severaly impacted by Covid19 let’s look at coach holidays and Covid19 impacts – as there may be some things you hadn’t considered. Airlines have already been promoting what they are going to do to keep their travellers safe, introducing everything from compulsory face masks, to extra cleaning as well as removing onboard bistro services, cash payments and much more. Airports have also been introducing measures such as temperature checks, more use of online and ticketless travel and revised queuing… Read More »Coach Holidays and Covid19 – Potential Holiday Impacts