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The Inside Track on … Norway

November 21st, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Katy Dowey from our Stokesley branch was lucky enough to be invited on a 3-day trip to Stavanger which began with a flight from Newcastle Airport. Here’s her story of an unusual city break… At first glance at the aircraft I was a bit nervous – with only 42 seats it was dwarfed next to the […]

The Inside Track on … Antigua

November 13th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Chelsea Connell from our Thame branch was lucky enough to head to Antigua with the opportunity to check out lots of hotels and try a few amazing excursions. Here’s her story… My journey began with a very early start at 7am at Gatwick South Terminal at the British Airways Check in desk. To my amazement […]

The Inside Track on … The Royal Clipper

October 30th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Kim Kent, manager at our Wolverhampton branch enjoyed a wonderful trip aboard The Royal Clipper, the largest fully-rigged sailing ship in the world. Here’s her story… I feel very honoured to have been given the opportunity to sail aboard the first five-mast full-rigger to be built for 98 years.  We flew from Manchester and met […]

Inside Track on … Summer in Switzerland

October 16th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Ruth O’Hare from our Stokesley branch recently enjoyed a summer trip to Switzerland. Here’s her story… Day 1 Check in at Manchester Airport was extremely quick and easy and we made our through security which was the complete opposite (but after very recent events was understandable). We flew Swiss Air economy, seat pitch was generous […]

Inside Track on… South Africa’s Garden Route

September 18th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Jenny Westwood from our Wolverhampton branch had a wonderful trip with the South African Tourist Board this year. Here’s her story… I was lucky enough to win a place on a South African Tourist Board Fam Trip which took place in April this year. Six agents were met in Cape Town by the representative from […]

Inside Track on … The Gambia

August 9th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Beverly Clarke, one of our Associates based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire recently joined an educational trip to The Gambia. Here’s her story… Day 1 Our trip started with a flight from Gatwick with Titan Airways on an A320 in economy. They have two classes, economy and Star Service. With Star Service you get the middle seat […]

Inside Track on … Vietnam

July 17th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Sue Farndale from our Northallerton branch recently visited Vietnam with Transindus. She was captivated by the country and the people. Here’s her wonderful blog…   Day 1 Six agents (including myself) met up with Emily from Transindus and headed to the Vietnam Airlines desk to check in for our flight to Hanoi, which took just […]

Inside Track on … cruising the Nile

June 13th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Jeannette O’Rourke from our Stoke branch recently went on holiday to Egypt and having checked the current advice from the Foreign Office (see below) this is a wonderful holiday which is definitely worth considering outside the hot summer months. You won’t be disappointed! “There is no FCO advice against travel to Cairo, Alexandria, the tourist […]

Inside Track on…the Winelands of South Africa

May 31st, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Picking up Boroughbridge manager Sally Dixon’s epic journey in Southern Africa, Sally and Helen are now about to set off on their tour of the Winelands. Fun in store! Today we are due to leave for the Winelands. We had prebooked a car to take us from Cape Town to Franschhoek ZAR750 (£37). The journey took […]

Inside Track on … River Cruising the Duoro

May 25th, 2017 / Spear Travels / 0 comments

Caroline Barr from our Marketing Department based at Boroughbridge recently had the good fortune to join the maiden voyage of the Emerald Radiance as it sailed the Duoro river in Northern Portugal. Here’s her story… We were a party of 4, aged from mid-fifties to nearly nineties; two mothers and daughters on the first ever cruise […]