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Dream Escape Update July 2020

7th February 2020

As the tourism industry in the UK and Ireland gets ready to re-open, we wonder if it is time to start thinking about reconnecting with friends and loved ones, and to start planning for that next well-deserved break together. Dream Escape is ready and waiting to help you every step of the way.

There is no doubt that it has been a challenging time and while our thoughts are still with those whose lives have been impacted by this horrendous virus, our passion for travel still remains. During lockdown we have had time to reflect upon the amazing industry we work in, the joy that our tailormade travel experiences bring to our clients and of course the wonderful partners in the UK and Ireland, that we are proud to call friends.

While much of the world continues to stabilise and adapt, we will always be mindful that there is still an element of uncertainty and situations can change, so as we look ahead we want to do everything possible to help you and your clients plan future trips with complete confidence. We will therefore remain flexible in our approach to all enquiries and future bookings and with this in mind, we have revised our terms of business and commissions policy, to help protect our clients and industry partners from any further uncertainty. The health and safety of our clients will always be a priority but at the same time, will not take away from our creativity, inspirational travel programmes and exceptional service.

Guidelines for re-opening in the UK and Ireland have been issued and from this week, many venues, museums, attractions, restaurants and hotels will open their doors. Entrance number restrictions will understandably be enforced, so booking well in advance will be essential. Dream Escape remains connected and best placed to assist you in all aspects of your travel itineraries, VIP entrances and behind the scene experiences, as well as being on top of any restrictions and sudden changes in situations on the ground.

To give you further peace of mind, all the properties we work with have introduced revised social distancing measures with a lot of care and creativity, to ensure your stay is seamless and as enjoyable as before. You may notice more space in lounge areas, dedicated breakfast times, and a new range of things to do, both inside and outside the properties, so be rest assured that your holiday experiences will not be compromised.

With our team spread across England, Scotland and Ireland, we have all taken this time to enjoy the beautiful country we live in and all that is has to offer. We have had time to look at our country with different eyes; with our health and being safe, front of mind, whilst still enjoying the stunning landscapes and wonderful experiences  for which  the UK and Ireland are famed. On the back of this, our core team will be sharing a collection of picture postcards to showcase some inspirational ideas for key celebrations, anniversaries and extended family trips in locations and places that are suited to the current circumstances. So, keep a look out on our blog, social media channels and website.

Thank you for your continued support and please know that in the meantime, we are always very happy to speak to you or provide informative and fun webinars for your teams.

  • "Probably the best of the best in the UK and Ireland for organising amazing trips. They know their stuff, have fantastic relationships with suppliers and always go the extra mile."

    Rob Arrow, Al Tayyar Group

  • "Lovely suite. Fabulous private tours. Everything has exceeded our expectations. "

    William A Heim, Client

  • "I had the most wonderful time with you and learned so much...What you offer is rare and much needed in the truly exclusive travel world. "

    Jean Newman-Glock, Signature Travel Network

  • "You were the heart and soul of the trip….I truly admired your sunny personality, sense of humor, organization and professionalism.  You also demonstrated  that a guide’s work is never done as you were constantly researching….. Did you ever rest??? "

    Sharon Delano, Frosch

  • "We want to thank you and the team from Dream Escape.  All six of us in our group had a wonderful time, and we all agreed we owed that in large measure to the work of Dream Escape. From the onset of working with you, you demonstrated a tremendous knowledge about all the activities we wished to pursue —from playing golf to dining at excellent restaurants to seeing historical sites and the Tattoo and Fringe Festival.  And, then you executed "

    Thomas Cohen, Client

  • "THANK YOU a zillion times over for choosing/assigning Rosie to be with this family.  She MADE the trip for them – there’s no other way to put it! "

    Jill Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

  • "Our holiday in Scotland now tops their lists of best trips…… To their growing list of amazing and memorable first-time experiences, our sons may add fishing for trout and salmon on the River Tay; steering a motor boat on Loch Ness; and taking private guided tours on Culloden Moor Of the eight full days we were in Scotland, Alex and Mattie thought each and every day was the best"

    Michael Guadarrama & Trammi Nguyen, clients of Peter Carideo. CRC Travel

  • "All six of us were deeply moved by the whole experience. Bravo Dream Escape "

    Max Levy, Direct client

  • "Thank you Karen and all of the staff and guides affiliated with Dream Escape…..the Flemings are having an awesome tour of Scotland. You all have made me look like a star! "

    Joni Gerace, The Travel Society, LLC

  • "Thanks for all your help and we can chalk this one up as a big success!   Our anniversary celebration was all we could have hoped for "

    Clients of Courtney Regan, Affiliate of Brownell Travel

  • "Rosie was MORE than outstanding – she went out of her way to help us in every regard...She was so knowledgeable – we all loved her"

    Jill A. Jergel, Frontiers International Travel

  • "I cannot thank you, Nicola and all the Dream Escape “clan” for the wonderful care & attention you have provided, and are providing for my clients"

    Cindy Evans, Travel Consultant

  • "I hope I have another opportunity to work with Dream Escape in the near future. The company is so professional, yet approachable and easy to work with. It has been a pleasure!"

    Carole McFarland, Universal Travel

  • "Dream Escape is delivering in a superb manner. Jim Johnston is a great driver and one of the best guides we've had - I wish to very much thank the Dream Escape Team for fulfilling a Dream…"

    Donald M. Davis, President, Luxury Travel, Inc.

  • "Thank you all so much it's great to have trusted friends on the ground to take care of our clients!"

    Peter Carideo, CRC Travel

  • "The trip was great.... Dream Escape is the name of the game"

    Ann Lipschitz, Worldview Travel

  • "Your level of service is just outstanding"

    Debra Fini, VWTI

  • "Dream Escape don’t just organise trips – they create adventures"

    Financial Times, How to Spend it

  • "It was, without doubt, one of the most spectacular weekends I have ever had"

    Country Life

  • "David Tobin’s an ace at getting inside private castles and estates and he’s well connected.... "

    Conde Nast Traveller Magazine

  • "The level of service they provide is outstanding. They truly care about every aspect of the trip to ensure you have a fantastic stay. Rosie is a hidden gem of a tour guide. Just fabulous."

    Yvonne Malka, Signature Travel Network, April 2018