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TF Travel

Your helping hand across the world

TF Travel are a Staffordshire based travel agency with a difference! Forget scrolling for hours on end for the perfect holiday, reading deceptive reviews and worrying whether your holiday is protected should the worst happen – leave it all in our capable hands!

With decades of experience and experts who have been to pretty much every corner of the Earth, you can rely on our advice for the best spots, hidden gems, and the most beautiful accommodation to make your trip the best it can possibly be for the best price.

Read at our expert’s profiles and take a look at their favourite places to get some inspiration. Then when you’re ready, send us a message to book in for a consultation, or pop into our shop where our experts will be on hand to provide you with world-class advice and send you on the holiday of your dreams!

Meet our Experts

Andy Hollins

28 years in the travel industry

“My favourite place is South Africa, I also have extensive knowledge of Australia and I am actually a Premium Australia Specialist as awarded by Australian Tourism.

I have travelled extensively in Malaysia, Thailand, Bali, India, Peru, USA, Canada, The Caribbean, The Middle East, Singapore, Hong Kong, Zambia, Botswana and many countries throughout Europe – France, Spain, Belgium, Italy and specifically Portugal. I have an in-depth knowledge of New Zealand and have visited places such as Moscow, St Petersburg, Estonia, Copenhagen, Holland, Prague, Germany and many more.

We have access to some incredible people/companies in travel who have tremendous knowledge of destinations around the world, so even if we have not visited a specific place ourselves, we know an expert in that area. For example, we have access to an amazing India specialist whose knowledge of the whole of India and contacts throughout India are literally unsurpassed.”

Jenny West

“I have been an independent travel consultant with TF Travel for 20 years, since leaving school, during which time I have gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of the ever-changing travel industry.

I have travelled to many countries and have been fortunate to spend a lot of time in Turkey (where I honeymooned). I’ve also experienced several Greek Islands, the Canary Islands, Portugal, Croatia, Italy, many parts of Spain and the South of France. Moving further afield, I have visited the USA, Canada, Singapore, Bali, Dubai, the Caribbean & Mauritius.

My particular area of expertise is business travel, tailor making complex worldwide routings. I have also become TF Travel’s cruise specialist, achieving numerous qualifications from various cruise lines, including – Commodore status with Cunard; Admiral status with Royal Caribbean, Princess Cruises & Azamara cruises, as well as Silversea and Regent Seven Seas Cruises. I am also very familiar with many other cruise operators.

In addition to my travel consultant duties, I also organise the company accounts, administration and select and organise all of all the TF Travel computerised reservations systems as well as ensuring that the “back-office” technology is maintained to the highest standard.

My position at TF Travel enables me to help make people’s dreams become a reality!”

Sue Burton

“I am the newest member of the team, having started at TF Travel in August 2017.

I am passionate about travel and am lucky enough to have visited many different countries over the years including Australia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Barbados, Jamaica and also European countries such as Spain, Greek Isles, Portugal, Italy and the Italian islands of Sicily, Sardinia and Capri, France, Ireland, and Norway.

My most recent venture was on a Classic Trip North cruise from Bergen, Norway taking in the Norwegian Fjords and crossing the Arctic Circle up to the town of Kirkenes in the Barents Sea, around 10 miles from the Russian border.  I was lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on three consecutive nights – a truly awesome experience and one I can now tick off my bucket list!

My daily role can vary greatly – one minute I can be arranging flights, trains or hotels for our business clients, the next I can be helping someone to arrange a cruise, a family holiday, a honeymoon or even a stag party! I also help out with ensuring that travel visas are applied for in a timely manner (where appropriate) and with checking in and production of travel documents.”

Tracy Carr

“I have been working at TF Travel Ltd for 3 years and my principal responsibilities are on the administration side.

This involves preparing the required documents for clients such as airline tickets & boarding cards, cruise documents, hotel vouchers, etc, whilst ensuring all itineraries from suppliers are correct.

I have travelled throughout Europe to mainland Spain, The Balaeric Islands, Canary Islands, Turkey, a wide range of the Greek Islands and further afield to The Dominican Republic & South Africa, which means I am able to offer advice to clients as well as looking into their specific requirements.”

Les Gardner

 The “old man” of TF Travel

“I am proud to be celebrating fifty years in the travel industry in 2019, and I am a retired Fellow of the Institute of Travel & Tourism.

After working during the 1970’s in various agencies, and with a Birmingham based tour operator, I set up TF Travel in 1986 with the aim to side-step the mass market, in order to offer my experience and provide a service based on that of a more personal travel consultancy.

Over the years I have gained extensive personal knowledge of endless holiday destinations in the Mediterranean area and beyond, as well as many of those scenic Alpine areas of Austria, Switzerland and the Italian Lakes. In addition to these areas, I have visited several of the world’s capital cities, have experience of the U.A.E., the Far East, Australia, South Africa, and has extensive familiarity with the United States and Canada.

I am also proud to boast that I have accumulated many loyal clients over the past decades, and now I have the privilege of arranging travel for the children and even the grandchildren of some of my older clients.

Although nowadays I’m semi-retired, and living in Ontario, Canada, I am still actively involved with TF Travel Ltd and often use my guidance to assist, and although I still dedicate a lot of my time to my long standing loyal clients, I am always happy to welcome new ones.”

Our Favourites

Andy’s Favourites

Jenny’s Favourites

Sue’s Favourites

Les’ Favourites

Family Holidays

Luxury Holidays

Worldwide Itineraries

Cruises

Coach Holidays

Weddings & Honeymoons

Business Travel

Flights/Accommodation Only

Car Hire

Take a look at some reviews from our loyal clients

“Great friendly service, they organised a multiple stop holiday in Australia with airport transfers and excursions for 6 adults and 6 children and everything was perfect.”

Paul Goldstraw

Contact Us

Call 01538 387412

Email enquiries@tftravel.co.uk

Visit us at: TF Travel Ltd., Gaunt Buildings, Derby St, Leek ST13 6HP

Partners: Andrew Hollins and Les Gardner