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Why we are different
Service

Excellent Customer Service

Many businesses say they have great customer service but can they prove it?

Around 2,000 people have reviewed our service online and the average rating they give us is an eye-watering 9.9 out of 10. We are always in the top 3 of over 500 UK travel companies rated by customer service. See: http://www.holidaysplease.co.uk/trustpilot/

This is because all of our travel advisors have an average of 10-15 years' experience in the travel industry, and have often personally visited the hotels and villas they advise on. You will be allocated one of these experts who act as your personal travel adviser.

Unlike other companies, once you have booked with us you can still speak to the same person. You also have their direct line and can even speak to them at evenings and weekends. You don't get passed into a "customer care" call centre.

We also search the whole market for the best holiday at the best price for you, not for us.

Financial Protection

Financial Protection

We are members of ABTA (Number: 65310) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance, code of conduct and some financial protection.

Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. ATOL protection may not apply to all holiday and travel services and if they don't then we will take out supplier failure insurance on your behalf to cover you for if the operator was to fail. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.

However having financial protection in place is only half the story. It's obviously best for companies not to become insolvent in the first place! Because of our significant repeat customer rate we do not spend as much money on marketing as other companies and the resulting low overheads allow us to cope with situations such as volcanic ash clouds, airline strikes and the suchlike. We have continued to grow, remain profitable and even thrive during the recession.

We are part of Hays Travel Ltd

Our head office address is Church Court, 11-12 Cox Street, Birmingham B3 1RD (Company number: 04488333) ))). We are also a trading division of the £450m+ turnover Hays Travel Limited, 25 Vine Place, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3NE (Company number: 1990682, VAT Number: GB193167195).

ATOL certificates

Many of the flights and flight - inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate.

Holidaysplease is an Accredited Body Member of Hays Travel Limited, ATOL 5534.

 

Value

Excellent value

Our holidays offer excellent value because we have access to all the major tour operators in the travel market. This ensures we remain independent and have the flexibility to provide you with the best holiday package to suit your specific needs and budget.

Also, without the expense of a high street store means that we can pass on more of this saving to you and offer some superb holidays for your budget. We also offer our customers many other complimentary perks and services such as our honeymoon gift list.

Would you like proof? Simply place an enquiry on the right and see how much we could save you on your next holiday. 

Awards

Over the last decade we are very proud to have won numerous awards for our success. The most celebrated was Online Travel Agency of the Year at the Travel Agent Achievement Awards. This award is selected from hundreds of travel agents all over the UK and nominated by our peers in the travel industry. We're very proud of our achievements so far and work hard to continue our growth and better ourselves year upon year. 

Holidaysplease Travel Awards

2017: TTG Awards – Winner Online Agency of the Year

2016: TTG Awards – Finalist Top Homeworking Agency & Finalist and Runners Up Top Online Agency

2016: Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards – Finalist Top Homeworking Agency

2015: Travel Weekly Agent Achievement Awards – Finalist Top Homeworking Agency

2014: Finalist in the Luxury Travel Agency of the Year Category at this years TTG awards 

2014: Agent Achievement Awards Finalist - Homeworking Agency of the Year

2013/14: Agent Achievement Awards Winner - Online Travel Agency of the Year

2013: Travel 2 Awards - Best homeworking company & Travel agent of the year 2013

2013: Trust Pilot - Highest customer service score from over 270 UK travel companies

2012/13: Travel Trade Gazette Finalist - Online Travel Agency of the Year 

2012: Hays Independence Group – If Only Agent of the Year

2012: Hays Independence Group – Travel 2 Agent of the Year

2012: Hays Independence Group – Beachcomber Agent of the Year

2011/12: Agent Achievement Awards Finalist - Online Travel Agency of the Year

2011: Hays Independence Group – Kuoni Agent of the Year

2011:  Hays Independence Group – Travel 2 Agent of the Year

2011: Hays Independence Group – US Airtours Agent of the Year

2011: St Lucia Travel Agent Award Winner

2010/11: Agent Achievement Awards Winner - Online Travel Agency of the Year

2010: Caribtours - Best Newcomer 

2009: Kuoni Hays Independent Group - Agent of the Year

2009: Travel 2 Hays Independent Group - Agent of the Year

2008: Gold Medal - Recognition of Outstanding Support

2008: Virgin Holidays Hays Independent Group - Agent of the Year

2007: Travel 2 Hays Independent - Agent of the Year

2007: South African Travel Services Hays - Agent of the Year

2007: Gold Medal Hays Independent Group - Agent of the Year

2006: Thomas Cook Hays Independent Group - Agent of the Year

2006: Gold Medal – Recognition of Outstanding Performance

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