Category: Advice


Readers’ lives: Lyndsey Hale

Wales agency Travellers World last year became one of 100 Bourne Leisure Super Experts. Since January, the agency’s sales of Bourne’s UK resorts have risen 55%. Here, business partner Lyndsey Hale explains how her agency is enjoying its new status


Readers’ lives: Michael Larkin

Michael Larkin was one of eight ex-Phileas Fogg Travel staff who joined forces to create call centre agency 2Bookaholiday in 2005. A decade on, six of the eight are still there, and the business employs a further 12 staff and turns over £14 million.


Readers’ Lives: Cover Star Phil Hindle

Midcounties Co-operative Travel personal travel agent Phil Hindle jumped at the chance to enjoy a Cover Star makeover in Boston – if only to get his wife off his back about not having had his hair styled and living in black jeans for the past 20 years


Readers’ lives: Oliver Hammerer

After years in the cruise business, Oliver, along with his wife Becky, spotted a gap in the market and set up a website to sell family-friendly cruises that sail during the school holidays.


Readers’ lives: Ashleigh Ellis

Former Travel Weekly Cover Star Ashleigh Ellis woke up one day to find her young son with a soaring temperature and his skin peeling off. A few days later, he was given a 25% chance of survival. Here, she reflects on her family’s traumatic experience


Readers’ Lives: Bridget Keevil

At the end of August, travel agency owner Bridget Keevil will give up her job for 11 months to take on the biggest challenge of her life – participating in the Clipper Round The World Yacht Race to raise £5,000 for Abta LifeLine