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Italy, Greece

Summer 2020 at Real Holidays

We’ve missed chatting to you and thought you might like to hear what we been up to and the ways in which we’ve become adaptable and flexible to your needs.

The Real Holidays Way

Despite adversity and hoops to jump through, we guided many of our clients to solutions that made it possible for them to take a summer holiday.  And we even squeezed in some trips for ourselves. In doing so we were able to see the door-to-door journey for what it is – more complicated than usual but with safety at the forefront and hugely worth it for the holiday on the other side.

    Fabulous Feedback

    It was lovely and reassuring to hear your feedback from the trips we arranged and to hear tales of holiday joy. We know how much you appreciated having a knowledgeable expert on the end of the phone for the answers to travel restrictions, quarantines and the best places to go. As the first  RH post-lockdown travellers went off, we were hugely relieved to hear the travel experience was as amazing as you remembered.

    We sent a young family of four to Puglia who came back declaring it ‘their best holiday yet’, and a couple we sent to Kavos Naxos in Greece ‘fell in love’ with the chilled ambience at this pretty hotel.  A last-minute trip that we pulled together to Naples and the island of Ischia, staying at Botania hotel, was a ‘classy and secluded hotel’ according to our clients who said it was ‘fabulous’ to be there.

    Road Testing Travel

    Travel addicts like us can’t be grounded for long, and it was important for us to establish the new travel landscape and report back.  We were relieved to see that airports and planes are taking mask safety seriously, with special PPE kits on certain flights. It was as calm and orderly as we had hoped.

    Our Director Matt Fisher went to Athens then island-hopped around Sifnos and Milos and found the journey straightforward with any remaining anxieties banished on arrival when he had a rush of love for the simple pleasures of travel. Our Content Manager Harriet spent time in Sardinia where the crystal-clear waters and the chatter of holidaying Italians were the perfect antidote to lockdown life.

    How We Continue to Support You

    We are well aware of the trials and tribulations involved in travelling today. For us though, the challenges are all in a day’s work, and part of the reason we are so passionate about planning your holidays – to use our skills and expertise to match our clients with exceptional experiences. We continue to do so, and we believe our knowledge and professionalism are more in-demand than ever.

    Our well-known personal approach has more meaning today and our flexibility and transparency mean you can have confidence in your booking –  see our Book With Confidence.  If you’re dreaming of a holiday, then maybe it’s time to call us and start planning – trust us with your future holiday.

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