About Us

A note from Sara...

So a little bit about me and the ethos of Select Escapes. I’ve loved travelling since I was a child and I’ve been lucky enough to have worked in the travel industry for over 30 years, with time spent working in destinations as well as in the UK. 

I’ve been running my own travel business since 2005 with the philosophy of offering a more flexible approach to booking holidays whilst adopting the principle that one size most definitely does NOT fit all when it comes to your holiday. I am passionate that my customers get the very best out of their holiday and will always go the extra mile to recommend the best options to help you maximise your destination experience including activities, dining options and experiences.

Where are you most likely to find me on holiday? Europe has so much to offer with a wealth of culture, food and great landscapes and there’s always somewhere different to explore, but I also love somewhere that offers me something very different

Some of my favourite trips have been a self drive through Cuba from Holguin to Havana, , a tour of Zimbabwe (including Bulawayo, Matobo National Park, Hwange National Park, Vic Falls and Harare) and a couple of trips in Marrakech. Kerala, India is my next stop with my women’s travel group  “Wanderwomen”.  I also love a great hotel and try to experience as many as possible so I have first hand experience – that’s my excuse anyway.

100% Your Holiday

 Our philosophy of one size most definitely does NOT fit all means that we don’t have a website full of packaged offers but rather we offer suggestions and recommendations for the type of holiday that you’re looking for. We know that each of our customers have specific holiday preferences and to help make your holiday choices easier we can either package together your holiday through our booking systems or we work with a great selection of operators to offer packaged and tailor made solutions for all. We also organise our own tours. All holidays have YOU in mind and also look to maximise your destination experience. Have a look at some of our specialist pages and don’t forget to fill in our Holiday Match Form to help us gather details and best match your requirements.

100% Independent

Select Escapes is an independent travel agent. This means we are not sponsored or associated with any particular holiday operator and we are free to work with a wide range of holiday operators and dynamic booking systems that allow us to fully tailor your holiday.

100% Financial Protection

As a Travel Trust Association Member we operate within their terms. Every Travel Trust Association member deposits your money into a Trust Account. A Trust Account is a bank account designated to hold the customer’s money.

Your money remains in the Trust Account and is supervised by an appointed trustee who is either a banker, chartered or certified accountant, or a solicitor. Both the Travel Trust Association members and the Trustee are required to authorise payments from the trust account.

In addition to being held in trust, you also have a financial guarantee from the Travel Trust Association.

TTA will guarantee the financial obligation of its members up to a maximum any one passenger of £11,000. So if you paid £2,000 you are guaranteed to be reimbursed for the loss of the £2,000, if it is not available for you from the Trust Account.
Additionally all holidays booked through Select Escapes are ATOL protected.