Greetings! It’s great to be back!

LET me introduce myself: my name is Vanessa, and I am in my 20th year as a permanent, Tenerife resident. Quite a few years ago, my husband and I began our own business selling excursions, and this has grown into a fully-licensed travel agency.

Over time, experience has taught me that the Spanish tour operators just cannot compete with UK prices. Also, when a British-speaking ex-pat wants to visit another country, setting off from Tenerife, the communication is, obviously, all in Spanish.

Obviously, this is not ideal, and can, understandably. take a lot of people out of their comfort zone. So, three years ago, I looked into the opportunity of taking on a franchise of a UK-licensed travel agency, who would allow me to operate from Tenerife.

Luckily, through a good friend, I was recommended to join the Hays Travel group, which is the UK’s largest, independent, travel agency.

What a journey I have had over the past few years, and I have learned so much!

I have sent people to Madagascar and Australia, on safaris and cruises, skiing, to luxury over-the-water villas with seaplane transfers, lodges with hot tubs in the UK, and good, old-fashioned Butlins. You name it …!

I have access to over 450 suppliers, who offer unbelievable prices.  Most importantly, all packages are fully ABTA and ATOL protected, which, in this day and age, is extremely important!

The collapse of Monarch airlines, last year, has really shaken up the industry. No longer is it the best option to book flights, transfers and accommodation as separate elements. Believe me, in our Los Cristianos travel agency, we are, on a weekly basis, rescuing tourists who have “turned up” in Tenerife, only to find that their accommodation was either double booked, or didn’t even exist.

In my article, I’m intending to look at some of the fabulous, worldwide destinations that don’t have to be a dream, but can actually become a reality! Booking is easy, and, as your personal travel consultant, I will be with you every step of the process, from start to finish,

We also offer interest-free payment plans, and some holidays are pre-bookable, up to 2020. The only downside is that, in general, my holidays begin from the UK. So, if you are resident in Tenerife, we need you to travel to the UK first.

There are plenty of options to originate from Tenerife airports, but this generally increases the price. You will probably have a stop-off somewhere on a long haul, so what’s the difference if it’s in the UK,  rather than Barcelona or Madrid,  for example?

On my Facebook page, Vanessa Pindoria at Hays Travel, I regularly post a huge variation of holiday offers. However, there isn’t time or space to cover every destination, airport, or type, so it mainly shows the variety on offer. One thing we always do is to compare the prices between the Spanish providers and the UK market. As always, we strive to find our clients the very best options to suit.

So, if you have a destination in mind, drop me a line at, and I will source a deal and give you an insight.

This week’s special deal is: Twin Centre USA – visit New York and Las Vegas, late January 2019. Direct flights from Gatwick, returning to Heathrow.  Four nights in Las Vegas, and three nights in central New York.  Internal flight and luggage included, from only £599 per person (based on two sharing).

For more information, please call 6163 47703, or 0191 432 67 69, if calling from the UK. E-mail me on

Flights from Tenerife, hotel stays and transfers can be added on, quickly, if required.





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