How to keep all the family happy on holiday

“It’s sad she doesn’t worry about her own experience…” sighed one of our consultants, after talking with a mother panicking about her family holiday. The problem was, she could “only enjoy the holiday, if all the rest of them do!” Another Mum was putting her own needs last on the priority list, thinking that if she can just fulfill everyone else’ wishes, the family could hit that magical balance of fun, excitement, novelty and relaxation that makes for the perfect trip. Maybe after then, she could slip in one or two experiences for herself; a shame for the chief family organiser!

So what then are the perfect ingredients?



Why Experience Travel Group should win British Travel Awards

Co-founder and Director Sams explains in a little more detail why we should win this year’s British Travel Awards for our nominated categories. From our investment in travel experts, guides and importantly experiences, we believe we are a strong contenders to win! We hope you’ll agree and vote for us.



Co-founder Sam on Sri Lanka’s undiscovered Mannar island

Co-founders Sam and Tom recently visited the off-the-beaten-track region of Mannar, Sri Lanka with travel photographer Damon Wilder. Situated in the northwest of the country, it’s a flat, wild west kind of landscape with an overlooked culture and identity. Here Sam reviews the new holiday experiences we have in development on the island:



Cover of John Gimlette's Elephant Complex

Elephant Complex by John Gimlette

Following the success of the Tea Planter’s Wife, published a few weeks ago and now blowing up a storm on the Amazon best sellers lists, we were really pleased to be associated with another, very different book featuring Sri Lanka. This is John Gimlette’s travel book about his journey around Sri Lanka, the war and the aftermath: Elephant Complex, released last week.



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A Few Of My Favourite Things…

“The problem is that I’ve been to all of the countries you cover”, said one of our best customers whilst discussing where she would go next with her travelling companion and us at our offices in Clapham. “What about Indonesia”, I replied, to which she she said was “sorry, but it just doesn’t appeal as a holiday destination”.