In 1989 we, Marcelle Hoff and Martin Garland, launched our travel business from scratch. We had considerable experience between us in the travel industry, in marketing and in management consultancy. Yet we leaped off the cliff without a single client, actual or prospect on the database. In fact there was no database. We knew, however, what we wanted to create and how we wanted to deliver. Obviously, ultimately, it was intended to be a business and to be profitable.However, from the outset the way we went about forging that business had to reflect our beliefs for both our market and the destinations we wanted to offer. A harmony was to exist between our clients, the suppliers we selected and the manner in which we transacted.
Below are a handful of essential words and phrases that epitomise our company and what we stand for still today:HonestyIntegrityReliabilityProviding intelligent solutionsAccuracyEfficiencyCorrect delivery of serviceImparting specialist knowledgeMatching expectationsProviding sound value for money
If you have travelled with us before, most of these attributes should strike a chord with you and your experience of us. (They should do, as our clients have reported back with such attributes when we have asked them over the years).
If you have not travelled with us before and you are seeing this website for the first time, then if you like what you’re reading here, trust us with your next holiday.
We started with a small, personally-selected range of hotels of character throughout France from which we decided we would construct tailor-made itineraries and holidays. No two holidays have ever really been the same. This degree of personalisation was fundamental to our offering back in 1989 and is still fundamental to it today when we have grown from a small programme in France to offering a range of both destination-specialist programmes to Italy, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean and New Zealand to lifestyle-specialist programmes featuring Honeymoons, Weddings abroad, Spa and Wellbeing holidays and Family holidays.
For 25 years now we have been taking excellent care of discerning clients and have grown the business in product range admittedly, as the needs of our clients have developed, but the essence and style of how we look after you remains the same. We have developed excellent relationships with suppliers worldwide; they give us numerous benefits we pass on to you. We are proud to be a specialist organiser of bespoke holidays and travel experiences, offering a quality of service that is second to none. We look forward to looking after you.
Owner and managing director
Employment opportunities with Expressions Holidays
Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.
Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups
Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.
Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy
Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide
Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.
Luxury tours for individuals around the world
Les Sources de Caudalie was the world’s
Between the 21st and the 25th June 2017, Barbados is hosting the 12th World Flower Show, entitled ‘Flowers in Paradise.’
New gardens and villas added to our Italian Garden Tour Holidays.
Exciting developments to our Swiss programme have lead to many more personalised rail holiday options.
The performance and dates for the 2017 Verona Opera Festival have been released, and we have begun taking bookings.
Georgie gives us the low-down on her experience of Catalonia, and her most insightful recommendations.
The Viceroy Resort in St Lucia has been voted the Best Long Haul Hotel in the World at the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards in Las Vegas this September.
At the 2016 Times and Sunday Times Travel Awards, Round Hill Hotel and Villas has been voted the Caribbean’s Leading Villa Resort for the 8th consecutive year, as well as Jamaica’s Leading Hotel.
Renovated rooms, new spa facilities, and updated luxury amenities.