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Travelstyle’s Photography Competition
Travelstyle’s Photography Competition

Travelstyle’s Photography Competition!

Calling all amateur photographers!

At Travelstyle, we love it when you share your holiday snaps, whether it’s the ones you are proud of to the silly ones! Not only are photographs a souvenir of your holiday, but they are also a reminder of what a good time you had! (Plus, the best material to show off where you have recently been!)

That’s why at Travelstyle we want YOUR photos! That’s right – the next time you go on a holiday, why not snap a scenic shot of the Great Orme or maybe a selfie with one of the animals at Knowsley Safari? Unleash your inner-photographer!

So, send ‘em in! Share them on our Facebook with a brief explanation of where you have been (you can share it on our wall or private message us) and you can be in the running for £100 worth of Travelstyle vouchers to contribute to your next holiday! It’s that simple.

The competition will close in May when the next brochure is out.

Please read our full terms and conditions:

T&Cs:  No cash alternative. Entries from employees/agents of Travelstyle along with their relatives are not accepted. Competition will close before the May brochure has been released and after the winner has been announced. The winner will be selected by members of Travelstyle’s marketing team. The winner will be notified via the Travelstyle Facebook page. We reserve the right to publish the winner’s name on our website/Facebook/Twitter page. Entrants must be 18 years and over. The prize are £100 worth of Travelstyle vouchers. Winner must be able to join the coach at a published Travelstyle pick up point. Any supplements/Travel Insurance is not included in the prize. Please acknowledge that this promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.

Couple’s 50th Holiday with Travelstyle Tours!
Couple’s 50th Holiday with Travelstyle Tours!
This year, Cleethorpes couple Mrs Dixon and Mr Murray both booked their 50th holiday in the four year span they have been using our holiday service. Now, that’s a lot holidays! Last week, we drove from Chesterfield to visit them at their house in Cleethorpes, where we thanked them for their support with a free holiday weekend of their choosing.

Their Favourite Travelstyle Holiday?

While speaking to the couple, we picked their brains on their favourite holidays. Mrs Dixon answered: “They’ve all been good with clean hotels and nice food. The last holiday we went on included the Anderton Boat Lift and Llangollen.”

Since the two have now reached the 50th holiday mark, it’s no surprise that they have revisited many places—especially seasides! They have been to the Isle of Wight six times where they have stayed at hotels such as the Tarvic 2, which is located on Sandown’s attractive seafront. When talking about Isle of Wight, Mr Murphy said: “When we visit Sandown, we like a nice walk down to Shanklin and we both enjoy a cup of tea in one of the cafes!” They’ve also revisited seaside destination Torquay many times, as they enjoy staying at the Cavendish hotel, and Blackpool is a firm favourite (we all love Blackpool!) where they stay at the Savoy and the Hacketts York House Hotel.

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The couple have revisited Torquay many times!

Mrs Dixon said how she was recognised on one of their Travelstyle holidays. “When I was at Fairlands hotel [in Eastbourne], the hotel owner said to me ‘I know you. You’re from Cleethorpes!’ and it turned out that it was my old boss from the Findus factory in Grimsby.” Although, that’s not all who recognises the pair, as Mrs. Dixon said: “Some of the coach drivers recognise us and are like, ‘Ey up, where you off to today?!” She went on to say how all the Johnson coach drivers are “pleasant and nice.”

Mr Murphy went on to say about our holidays: “You just can’t beat the price of them!” They’re now looking forward to their first break of 2016.

We pick up from various locations throughout the North West, West and East Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, North Midlands and Essex and Suffolk. Order our 2016 brochure by requesting one on our website and maybe you will see Mrs Dixon and Mr Murphy on their 51st holiday!

The Flying Scotsman Over Settle-Carlisle!
The Flying Scotsman Over Settle-Carlisle!

Great news for all fans of the Flying Scotsman!

On the 11th of January, we secured even more dates to see the legendary Flying Scotsman, but this time over the stunning Settle-Carlisle Railway. These overnight tours will be available from our West and East Midlands, Yorkshire, Lincs and North Midlands and our North West departure points.

Our dates have now been added. Click here for more information. Early booking is advised, as this will no doubt be a popular tour that will sell out.

In the meantime, we have a small number of places left for our Flying Scotsman on the East Lancashire railway and our Scotsman trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. Our East Lancashire tour will have an excursion to Liverpool, while our North Yorkshire coach holiday will have free time in York.

You can also see the Flying Scotsman at the Severn Valley Steam Gala, which will include an array of steam locomotives. We also have dates left to see the Flying Scotsman at Shildon Shed Bash which will also be joined by other special guests at “Locomotion Shildon” as part of the Flying Scotsman refurbishment celebrations. Both are fantastic festivals for railway enthusiasts!

 

Double Award Win for Travelstyle!
Double Award Win for Travelstyle!

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Travelstyle’s Award-Winning Year…

Travelstyle has had a fantastic year and what has made it even better is our double-award win! Our tour operating partners Britannia Hotels named us as their Best Operator for Southern England and we were also announced as Tour Operator of the Year from Merlin Entertainment.

We’re absolutely thrilled and would like to say a big thank you to our loyal customers! We hope to continue to create some exciting tours for 2016, so you can have more fun-filled memories.

Of course, we will be revisiting one of your family favourite parks—Legoland! With over 55 interactive rides, attractions and themed areas such as the Star Wars and Pirates area–it was no wonder that Legoland was a hit with Travelstyle’s young families.

As per, we will also be running plenty of trips down to London in 2016! So you can have the chance to ride Coca-Cola’s London Eye, visit London Zoo and see one of our new tours, Shrek’s Adventure!

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We also have shiny, brand new tours to Chessington World of Adventures, which offers a range of ride for all the family plus it also has a zoo, so you really can get a great day out of it! For our thrill seekers, we will also be going to Thorpe Park, which is another new tour for this year. This theme park is great for those who love adrenaline-packed rides such as The Swarm (the UK’s first winged rollercoaster), Saw (a horror movie themed rollercoaster) and Tidal Wave (their super-soaking water ride), plus there  are many more to experience!

All these holidays will be seen in Travelstyle Tour’s new 2016 brochure, which is out after Christmas. For more information, please ring 0844 682 7000 or request a brochure here.

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From Left: Liam Fox, Danielle Shuttleworth, Simone Thackray

 

Our Holiday Highlights of 2015!
Our Holiday Highlights of 2015!

What a year it has been! We’ve had air shows, star studded concerts and trips to the continent, but what was your personal Travelstyle holiday highlight?

Our Top Holiday Highlights of 2015…

Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran’s performance at Wembley will go down in the history book! Sheeran was the first singer to do a solo acoustic set at this massive arena! With plenty of special guests, this was a performance not to have missed. Can you say you were there?!

Coronation Street Tour

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This year, we’ve had to say goodbye to the Coronation Street Tour! Sad we know, but haven’t we had a great time touring Weatherfield this year?  It was the ultimate treat for Corrie fans, as you discovered facts and stories from over the 50 year span the soap has been on air. If you went, what was your favourite part of the tour?

Watch this space, as we may be visiting a different Soapland next year…

Warner Brothers Harry Potter Studio Tour

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The magic continues, as the Warner Bros Studio Tour is still one of Travelstyle’s holiday highlights! A popular tour with children and adults alike, this attraction is home to the sets and props used in the iconic Harry Potter films. The tour also has ever changing themes, such as Hogwarts in the Snow—a fantastic time to visit if you want to feel Christmassy!

Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris has been 2015’s family holiday highlight! You’ve said ‘yes’ this year and enjoyed Disney’s theme park from Pirates of the Caribbean, The Haunted Mansion (if you dare) to the Indiana Jones: Temple of Peril coaster. 

If you went, what was your favourite ride? You can always experience the park again next year!

Belmond British Pullman (formerly the Orient Express)

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Another one of your favourite tours was the Belmond British Pullman! A tranquil ride on the iconic train where you’re treated like royalty (as many prime ministers have been before you) as you enjoy some scrumptious afternoon tea with a complimentary glass of champagne.

We’re hoping you’re ready to do it all again as we’re offering new dates for next year!

Italy’s Lake Garda

This was one of our popular holiday highlights! The Lake Garda tour has been a favourite amongst customers due to its breathtaking views, fun excursions and great food. Lake Garda itself is one of Italy’s largest lakes, as it stretches to 30 miles. The Lake has proved to be a perfect and relaxing holiday where you can sit back and relax by the lake shore. Other excursions are to stunning Venice, where you can visit hotspots such as the Bridge of Sighs, St Marks Square, Grand Canal and Doge’s Palace.

Plan your Lake Garda holiday for 2016!  

Legoland

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Who doesn’t love Legoland? It has proved to be great fun and a hit with Travelstyle families this year. This time around, we listened and extended your time to two days at the theme park, so you can fully enjoy all aspects of the attraction such as the Star Wars Miniland, the all new Heartlake City and of course the BIG shop.

Keep an eye out for our 2016 dates where you can have a new adventure at Legoland.

Haworth 1940’s Weekend

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You stepped back in time to the 1940’s with Haworth’s themed weekend! This annual break is organised in aid of a charity for the forces and their families. Here, you can see vintage costumes, military vehicles, steam locomotives at the station, RAF vintage flypasts, bands, street performers and much more!

Did you go? If not, we will be visiting next year!

Royal International Air Tattoo

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Another holiday highlight was the Royal International Air Tattoo! This annual festival is held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire and is known as the world’s largest military airshow. This trip also included a visit to the RAF Cosford museum, which features oves 70 aircraft, missiles and much more!

2016 tours are on sale now!

Chelsea Flower Show

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Of course, the Chelsea Flower Show was also a popular tour for Travelstyle customers in 2015! There was a beautiful selection of show gardens and fantastic floristry on display, such as The M&G Garden, L’Occitane: A Perfumer’s Garden in Grasse, Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden and much more.

Did you go this year? If so, what was your favourite garden? For more info and prices for next year’s Chelsea Flower Show tour, click here.

Let us know what your holiday highlight with us has been! Leave your story in the comments.

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