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Client Feedback...

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As well as receiving some great feedback from clients we have also been featured in The Times, Daily Telegraph and The Independent.  On this page we feature a range of comments made by our clients.

How our clients rate us? (statistics starting from 1st September 2010, updated 22nd July 2015)
Our service:    
Excellent: 88%    Good: 12%    Average: 0%    Poor: 0%    Terrible: 0%
Would you book with us again?   
Yes: 100%    No: 0%
Would you recommend us?   
Yes: 100%    No: 0%

Client feedback in more detail...

Mr Waddell - Italy
RB made me and our choice of holiday feel important and special, with good communication for many months from the planning stage to a few days before departure. Our holiday, the arrangements from attending the special Adrea Bocelli concert in Tuscany went smoothly from start to finish. The Alfa Romeo car was a nice surprise upgrade!!!

Miss Plumstead – Belgium
The best travel agent we have used, honestly!! Normally plan our holidays independently, but this holiday experience has made us retrieve our next holiday and use RB Collection. We would like to do more F1 tours. Nathan Collins and Oliver Broad has both been extremely professional and helpful, even with all my e-mails!!

Mr Taylor – Gran Canaria
RB Collection is very comprehensive and always something suitable, we have booked with Kirsty and John and we find all of the team very helpful and knowledgeable.

Mr Peter Salter - China
From the Lebanon to a Croatian Cruise via Uzbekistan and others, RB has the attention to detail and care that travellers demand. Oliver and Kirsty look after my needs.

Mr Hazel, Sicily, September 2014
Just arrived back from Taormina, Sicily and had the best week of our lives! Got married out there and as everyone knows sorting a wedding can be hard work. Many thanks to RB Collection for helping us initially choose Taormina as the destination for our Wedding, but also offering an incredible personal service to make sure we stayed in a fantastic hotel and had the perfect location for our reception on our big day! Simply the best holiday ever!

Mr Champion, Italy, August 2014
Thanks to RB Collection we experienced the best that The Amalfi Coast can offer. The hotels in Ischia, Sorrento and Positano were all superb with very friendly staff and lovely facilities. The half board arrangement in Sant Angelo – Ischia was brilliant huge choice of delicious food . Thank your very much, John and Kirsty for organising such a brilliant trip.

Mrs Gunn, Italy, August 2014
For a holiday experience to remember which all went like clockwork on for  flights, transfers, hotel and general service we couldn’t have wished for better…

Mrs Boswell, France, August 2014
Very informative. Hotels are good. Lisa with will have dealt with mostly  is excellent and always ‘goes the extra mile’. Rest of the team also very good. Tours/ trips are varied and known all will go like a clockwork, with plane arrivals/ taxis.

MrTipton, Menorca, August 2014
The service is excellent from start to finish and feel very confident on your recommendation regarding holidays. Firstly, when you book with a better up market travel company, you expect a better service and you most certainly do that, the service is excellent and Nathan’s knowledge is A class and he can’t do enough for you .  So I thank him for that.

Mr Stevenson, Cyprus, August 2014
Nathan looks after our needs very well and has both sorted holidays for our family and our extended family and searches for holidays to suit our needs, he always ensures we are very well looked after.

Mrs Conlon, Florence, July 2014
Beyond expectations from the start to finish. I booked a Florence holiday for my parents Wedding Anniversary and the service I received was impeccable. My parents returned yesterday and said it was the most fabulous holiday experience ever, from the personalised concierge, organise trips, food and special touches such as Proseco in the suite etc. everything was so professional and they will remember their special day for a very long time, Thank you again xx Laura xx

Mrs Wilkins,  Madeira, March 2014
Trouble free travel. You check all details well and keep us comfortable.

Mr John Parker, South Africa, March 2014
You took the hard work away from us  and did it at a reasonable price.

Mrs Jane Booth, New Zealand, March 2014
Excellent service from Lisa - everything worked like clockwork.

Mr Richard Laishley, Australia, March 2014
The holiday booking procedure was handled with the usual professionalism you expect from Robert Broad.

Mrs Anna Haynes, Iceland, March 2014
Very efficient- friendly- worked hard to get us a good price. Everything (tickets etc) arrived well in advance of travel. Any questions answered promptly.

Mr George Davies, India, March 2014
Always helpful and efficient. Know what we like!


Croatia, August 2013
We liked the knowledge you had of the resort and the hotel. We also really appreciate the personal touch.

Everything you described about the hotel was spot on. The organisation worked like clockwork and Dubrovnik was fab.

Corfu, July 2013
Everything ran smoothly, holiday choice recommended by yourselves was excellent.

Lived up to its 5 star rating.

Grenada, February 2013
So thoughtful and the recommendation was spot on

Sweden, January 2013
Personal service with staff who have first hand knowledge

Tenerife, January 2013
Helpful staff took all the worries of booking the holiday away,They found us a wonderful hotel and flights at good time of day

South Africa, November 2012
We have been very impressed with your expertise and enthusiasm in arranging our tailor made holiday

Scotland, September 2012
Your staff were always very helpful, prompt in replying to questionsand booking any extras

Mexico, July 2012
Just perfect in every way, efficient, friendly, approachable. First class customer service.

Iceland, July 2012
I could leave all the arrangements in safe hands instead of spending hours on the internet.

Italy (Andrew Bocelli tour), July 2012
Excellent to deal with and very professional

Italy (Andrew Bocelli tour), July 2012
The trip to Tuscany and tour guide were excellent.

Cruise Holiday, May 2012  
Comprehensive personal service, friendly & professional...A totally enjoyable experience- food service etc.

France, May 2012
Personal service by very kind staff. A person on the phone not a message.
[We went for ] a Family wedding but your part in our holiday made it extra special.

USA, May 2012
The staff are so efficient, confident and helpful.

Turkey, May 2012
[What made the trip so special] - The care taken, even down to a fax sent to the resort hotel asking for special attention to be given to your clients

Isle of Wight - May 2012
Know what we need and want and advise us

Italy, May 2012
Travel consultants were friendly and helpful with all our requirements

Monte Carlo, April 2012
Dear Dave,
We have just returned from Monte Carlo following a memorable break incorporating the 2012 Monte Carlo Rolex Masters. Everything went like clockwork and exceeded our expectations.
Thank you for organising such a fabulous 'joint retirement' experience for us. 

Tanzania, February 2012
Dear Nathan,
We had an amazing time in Tanzania - chimp trecking in Mahale was hard work as involved 4-6hrs daily climbing through the jungle but very rewarding and an amazing experience .Got to see the chimps every day plus 3 other species of monkey and amazing scenery. Really special place and the camp and staff were incredible, journey to get there wasn't as long as we thought plus all very scenic. Lake was amazingly clear and great swimming and beach. Selous was really special as well- great experience doing water safaris for a change and the land safaris were very rich with game, literally a Giraffe or Lion round every bend! A beautiful area of Tanzania and much quieter than the Serengeti. Selous Safari Camp was good - lovely location on the river, well run and all staff very friendly. Nice swimming pool.  Ras Kutani very relaxing but would definitely recommend suites as cottages quite close together and not much difference in price.A ll expertly arranged as usual so thank you once again for all your attention to detail.

Grenada, February 2012
Dear Nathan
Just a quickie to say thank you for the card which was lovely to receive on our arrival at Spice Island.  We had a brilliant holiday and the hotel was every bit as good as last year, in fact the food was even better.   Standards are very high and the same attention to detail by lovely staff.

Ice Hotel, Sweden, February 2012
Hello Kirsty,
We arrived back from the Ice Hotel yesterday evening and drove back to Wales through the snow. !!! We have had a fabulous time. As you know, we were there 4 years ago so already knew what to expect. It's such a beautiful place. The night in the Ice Hotel was great . We had an ice room this time with ice tables and chairs !! The temperatures outside ranged from minus 25 to minus 32 whilst we were there so we obviously needed all the proper gear to be able to stay outside to look for the Lights. They didn't disappoint. We watched them ( on and off) between 22:00 and 13:45 am on Thursday evening. It was spectacular. Lots of camaraderie as we watched the Lights with several other people and Glyn passing his whiskey around !!!

We would like to thank you and the company for arranging a magical time for us. As Glyn said, "It was faultless". The itinerary / documentation was clear and concise and we liked the personal touch.  Many, many thanks again and hopefully we will be able to book another magical holiday again with you in the not too distant future.

Ice Hotel, Sweden, January 2012
"Very good service including things like the Stockholm visitor card which we didn't know about and which was good for entry to museums etc. Shows
that you think beyond travel plan.  The Ice hotel was amazing and the excursions very well organised."

Ice Hotel, Sweden, January 2012
"Knowledgeable, prompt, information from helpful, courteous staff. Our holiday went brilliantly.  Everything went smoothly, we were looked after at every point."

Australia, December 2011
Your knowledge of the world and travel is exceptional Australia.  I had no worries with the travel arrangement. This put my family at ease

Italy - Oct 2011
"Went further than expected to satisfy our plans and please us"

Seville - Oct 2011
"Always polite and helpful- take the stress out of my life"

Menorca - Oct 2011
"You went out of your way to meet all our requirements"

Crete - Oct 2011
"Excellent product knowledge of staff plus excellent service with a smile"

Turkey - Sep 2011
"Very prompt response to any query- excellent knowledge."

Lanzarote - Sep 2011
"Brilliant service, friendly and really helpful."

Italy - Sep 2011
"First class service & help Italy."

Sardinia - Sep 2011
"A special thank you to Dave who made the holiday arrangements on our behalf and who has always been very helpful whenever I have contacted him."

Singapore & Bali - Sep 2011
"Really individual service, made our honeymoon really special through personal experience of staff."

Italy - Aug 2011
"Robert Broad Travel gives consistently good service and does not pressurise travellers to book."

Madeira - Aug 2011
"Nathan went the extra mile - nothing seemed to be too much trouble."

Corsica Aug 2011
"Exceptionally helpful, professional, great destination knowledge, friendly, personal service."

Jordan holiday, feedback received June 2011
"Very efficient ,friendly, informative."

Egypt holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Your choices are not tied to a particular operator. Therefore the choices are unbiased."

Mauritius holiday, feedback received June 2011
"Excellent service, good communication and expert advice"

Australia & New Zealand holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Very knowledgeable on countries visited. Did what we asked...personal Service"

Crete holiday, feedback received May 2011
Understanding your customers and their individual holiday expectations (and getting it right)"

Crete holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Good service seems to come as the norm"

Cruise holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Sorted everything out efficiently and kept us informed"

Madeira holiday, feedback received May 2011
"We always have friendly knowledgeable service"

Italy holiday, feedback received May 2011
Staff are always very helpful and knowledgeable...Nothing needed to be improved"

USA holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Pleasant and helpful people...knowledgeable and will put themselves out to go the extra mile for me"

Madeira holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Excellent service and attention to detail"

Italy holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Put together a very enjoyable 5 night package in Venice"

Turkey holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Superb attention to customer requirements - very friendly"

Norway holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Very efficient very polite and pleasant every time we called in"

Jordan holiday, feedback received May 2011
"You delivered the goods- everything was special plus the look on my mother's face at Petra - fantastic"

UK holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Well organised and hassle free"

Jordan holiday, feedback received May 2011
"I am very happy with the service on this my first booking with Robert Broad Travel":

Galapagos Islands holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Booked an excellent holiday to the Galapagos in 48 Hrs. Well done and thank you"

Cruise holiday, feedback received May 2011
"I keep booking my holidays and travel with you...that says it all"

UK holiday, feedback received April 2011
"Service & advice, second to none"

Spain holiday, feedback received May 2011
"Everything was communicated well...we were very impressed"

Ice Hotel, Sweden holiday - feedback received via email, March 2011
Might sound like a silly comment but the process of booking this holiday was too easy - many thanks to David for that. I told him what I would like, he asked a few simple questions and the holiday was sorted! Unbelievably easier than dealing with some of my local travel agents. The ease of booking, useful advice, staff knowledge of the destination, rapid service and the "after sale" touches all resulted in a fantastic holiday.

Egypt Nile Cruise holiday - feedback received by email, January 2011
"The holiday far exceeded my expectations. The boat was clean, the food was excellent, the scenery and sights were fantastic."

Barbados holiday, feedback received by email, January 2011
The provision of the access to both airport lounges was great, and the executive transport to and from the airport. Friendly, helpful staff and the resort rep was helpful and pleasant.

[What made your holiday special] "Being met at the airport in Barbados and fast tracked through customs to the waiting car. The same at the end of the holiday, met at the airport and guided through check-in plus access to the executive lounges. The newly refurbed hotel was excellent as was the location. The island had just enough to do sightseeing wise and is a wonderful place to relax, as we did."

Caribbean holiday - feedback received via email, January 2011

Hi Nathan

Just to let you know that we had a wonderful holiday in Barbados. We came back relaxed and refreshed. The Tamarind was excellent, in a great location and the whole 10 days just flowed wonderfully despite the odd shower or 20! There was just enough sightseeing to do, we hired a car for 4 days although 3 would probably have been enough as getting about by bus is so easy. I bumped into Judith Chalmers in a supermarket one day and got chatting and, ironically, was telling her about the wonders of Harrisons Cave. The same evening she was dining at The Cliff and so were we, although at their prices we only did it the once but it had to be done and it was well worth the experience. (Please tell me you know who Judith Chalmers is!! If not Alan will be able to tell you).

Carrier were an excellent company and we would highly recommend them so thank you for booking us with them. We had vouchers for the executive lounges both ways and they met us as we got off the plane and fast tracked us through passport control which was lovely.

Apart from a 2 and a half hour wait on the plane before we took off from Gatwick (don't ask!) we had a trouble free break. Oh I just remembered the 2 dozen mossi bites - for some reason they like me - but other than that it was wonderful.

We will call in again as soon as we have decided on our next venture.

Many thanks again

Julie and Mike McAneny

Far East tailor made holiday - feedback received via email, December 2010

Dear Nathan,

Thank you so much for arranging what was an amazing holiday for Mum and me. We enjoyed ourselves so much, and had the most wonderful time. Throughout the whole process you gave us an excellent and personalised service, and it was so reassuring to know that you were on the end of the phone to assist with our plans and any questions we had. We had such faith in you that it took any stress which we might have felt (booking to go to the Far East for the very first time!) out of the whole booking process, and allowed us to concentrate on the lovely time ahead of us!

Every element of the trip was so well catered for and went smoothly, so that when a private transfer had been scheduled, the car and driver were waiting there for us, and we were so well looked after. The experience of booking with Robert Broad, and indeed you personally, was so superior to any other experience I have ever had with a travel agency (most of which have been large chains where there really is no personal element to the service), and I can’t wait to book with you again!

As for the trip itself, you had managed to arrange so many lovely touches for us, and Mum and I are so grateful. At the Shangri-La, our upgrade to the Horizon Club Tower Wing made our stay even more special, and the complimentary cocktails and canapés each evening were such a lovely touch. We also had breakfast in the Horizon Club rather than downstairs each morning, and like everything else that really was a five-star service. All of the members of staff at the Shangri-La were so friendly and helpful, from Kumar, the Chef Concierge (who was really lovely and made a point of chatting with us every day) to the chamber maids who provided such an excellent service. The Horizon Club hostesses were so lovely, and we chatted with them at breakfast and each evening. Upon arrival we were given a special express check-in with our own hostess, where we were taken to our room personally rather than queuing at the desk, and presented with a birthday cake for Mum. The lovely hostess took a photograph of us with the cake, and a couple of days later it was waiting in our room as a present for Mum in a lovely frame.

If possible, the Banyan Tree on Bintan was even more amazing, and again upon arrival there was a lovely birthday cake waiting for Mum. We had a beautiful villa with an incredible view over the South China Sea, and our own hot tub and deck. The members of staff there were so warm and friendly, and they made us feel that all of the lovely things they did for us really was a genuine pleasure for them too. Every morning they made special "towel" animals and arranged them on the bed for us with fresh flowers, so we felt quite excited to return from breakfast to see what artistic creations awaited us that day! In the evening they brought us a bedtime snack, and prepared the room for us, plugging in insect repellent devices and tucking the mosquito nets around the bed just in case, and making us a bedtime drink if we were there. One evening they drew a bath and floated fresh flowers in the water, and we often had little tea lights placed around the room when we returned from dinner, which I really liked as I do love my candles! There were so many lovely touches. The waiters and waitresses were so friendly, and we chatted with them over meals. On our final morning after breakfast the entire team at the Treetops restaurant came out to take photographs with us (and even took pictures to keep themselves which we were really touched by). It was such a lovely resort that all of the guests received special service there, but I think we were certainly treated to the VIP works! We genuinely enjoyed speaking with them and so appreciated all of the lovely things they did for us, and I think that must have made them want to give us an even more special experience, as they really did.

Throughout the whole trip we were made to feel so welcome and special, (and that is not always the case when two women are travelling alone), so a big thank you from Mum and me to you personally Nathan, your team at Robert Broad, and indeed Carrier for giving us a truly special and memorable experience.
Until our next trip!
With love and best wishes from [name removed] xxx

Cephalonia, Greece Holiday - feedback received via email, October 2010
Dear Oliver,
Our holiday in Greece was fantastic.
Everything was perfect. It was exactly what we had hoped for.
Thank you for sorting it out for us.

A Journey through Romania escorted tour - feedback received via email, September 2010
We have just returned from an excellent visit to Romania led by Dr Thomas Tuohy. The whole holiday was very well organised throughout and all the hotels and transportation (coach and train) were most comfortable. In addition to Thomas's expertise in art and architecture and his in-depth knowledge of the history of the Transylvanian and Moldavian Region, with its painted monasteries and medieval churches, we were fortunate to have with us an equally knowledgeable and fluent Romanian Tour Guide Ivanna Moisuc whose familiarity with the region's culture and its political background was very extensive. This is a country which we would not otherwise have thought of visiting on our own, so we are pleased that it was possible to do so in such good company.

A Journey through Romania escorted tour - feedback received via email, September 2010
We just got back last night at 11.30 pm after a great holiday. I would readily recommend it to any and all. Your arrangements were excellent and the transfers and logistics were all just fine. Thanks for everything,...I'll certainly promote Robert Broad travel if I hear someone considering Jordan.

A Journey through Romania escorted tour - feedback received via email, August 2010
Hi Nathan,
Just a quick note to say a big thank you for all your organisation for our holiday. We had a great time, the heli-hiking was the highlight we think, something completely different and will never be likely to do again. The cruise was great too - saw killer whales, humpback whales, brown bears, seals and bald eagles. The scenery, especially in Glacier Bay was breathtaking.
I attach a few photos of the heli-hiking part of the trip.
Once again, many thanks for all your hard work.
[name removed]

Hong Kong & Malaysia - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
Everything was so well organised.  Always helpful, professional staff.

Azerbaijan - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
I was impressed to learn that because of the volcanic cloud problems my flight had been checked - for future reference 'Azal' flights are good - but in both directions I experienced delays.

France - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
[Why would you recommend us] Because of the service offered
[Comments regarding our service] Nothing is too much trouble.  Nathan is very efficient and attentive to our needs and always comes up with the right solution. Kirker always provide excellent information.  The Royal Champagne Hotel presented us with a complimentary bottle of wine, courtesy of Kirker - a very nice gesture and thought.

Jordan - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
Whole holiday including requested changes handled smoothly - cost was more economical than other providers.  The guide, Elias, was excellent.

Australia - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
No hassle all the way through the booking, no problems on the trip.

Jordan - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
Whole holiday including requested changes handled smoothly - cost was more economical than other providers.  The guide, Elias, was excellent.

Bali - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
We have always had excellent service, staff are friendly and do a great job.

Madrid - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
Great service and tailored package to meet our needs.  Always kept up to date with what was happening with our booking.  1st class, good customer service and constant communication when needed.

Sweden - feedback received via feedback form, May 2010
Very high standard of customer service, very professional, helpful, cheerful and very informative at all times.  A Real pleasure to use such a friendly company - A job well done!  All information was very informative and covered all questions which I had.  The whole experience was just fantastic, very well planned and executed beautifully - a really fantastic holiday and I have to say I was so impressed with your constant excellent customer service.  It has been an absolute pleasure having dealings with your company - Many thanks, a million times over.

Jordan - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
Phone call answered promptly - no delay waiting and pressing various buttons on phone.  Spoke to Dave who knew all about Jordan and was very helpful.  All paperwork was dealt with promptly and efficiently.

Sweden - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
The entire booking procedure and payments and ticket dispatch were all handles very well.  It was always clear to me what was going on, and my query was dealt with promptly. [Already booked next holiday].

Ashbourne, UK - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
Staff take time to explain smaller details and personally know many of the venues and accommodation.  As old and elderly customers all the staff seem to know our heads and limitations.

Madeira - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Friendly, helpful staff - very knowledgeable.
[Comments regarding our service]: Excellent personal service, makes booking a holiday easy.

Australia - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
Flights, car hire all met with my requirements perfectly.

Eastbourne - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: We feel we are friends of yours, not your customers...already booked 3 more holidays with you.

Hong Kong - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: All queries answered promptly and courteously

Chile, Argentina & Brazil - feedback received via feedback form, April 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Excellent service to deliver exactly what is required. 
[Comments regarding our service]: Always deliver, good understanding of what is required, even in 'off beat' areas.

Marrakech (Es Saadi Palace) - received from client via feedback form, April 2010
Everything was extremely good.  We thoroughly enjoyed the break, and it was well organised.

Sweden - received from client via feedback form, March 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Very professional, friendly and you did what you said you would do.  also received tickets earlier than with other travel agents. 
[Comments regarding our service] As above, cannot find a fault.

South Caribbean Cruise (Celebrity Cruises) - received from client via feedback form, March 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Excellent service from staff with great product knowledge and people skills - well done!!

Tenerife - received from client via feedback form, March 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Reliable information.  Thank you for arranging wine for my wife's 70th Birthday.

Barbados - received from client via feedback form, February 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Excellent personal service...we appreciate the efforts you put in to satisfy our every need.  Carrier were excellent...from the moment they met us airside to wishing us a farewell they met our every need, quickly and efficiently.

Africa - received from client via feedback form, February 2010
[Why you would recommend us]: Your expertise...because you are not tied to a tour operator you can tailor make our holiday to suit our requirements...Everything, flights, transfers, tours, hotels went without a hitch.

Gran Canaria - feedback received from client via email, February 2010
Yet another winter break in the Canaries, but our first visit to Gran Canaria which soon became our favourite island.  Our Classic Collection rep, John, was very knowledgeable and our VIP minibus island tour should be a "must" for all visitors. The H10 Playa Meloneras Hotel provided us with a good variable menu, excellent and pleasant service and good entertainment.  Our only criticism was in respect of maintenance of lifts (several out of order) and certain electrical items. [Suggestions for our service]: How can you improve on perfection.

Mauritius - feedback received from client via email, February 2010
We're really glad you recommended the Shandrani in the south of Mauritius - it is really excellent in every respect. Le Mauricia in Grand Baie was pretty good but the drinks included in the package were only average & the service could be slow.

I don't feel that you could have done any more & will not hesitate to recommend you to others (as I have done already).

Ice Hotel, Sweden - feedback received from client via email, February 2010
I would like to say how organised my trip to the Nordic Lights Hotel & Ice Hotel was. All travel & accommodation were exceptional. All documentation provided by Robert Broad was helpful & informative.

P&O Caribbean Cruise - feedback received from client via email, February 2010
We had a lovely 2 weeks aboard the P&O ship Oceana. Oceana is known as the fun cruise ship and I can see why. The ship is beautiful and the services are first rate. We joined the ship in Acapulco, travelled down the Pacific coast line and through the Panama Canal into the Caribbean. The highlights were the cliff divers and the Panama Canal, but on the 2 day sea time out of Panama we were treated to a 2-3 hour spectacle by 2 pods of dolphins and sea birds as they hunted and played alongside the ship ... there was certainly no need to go on a dolphin watch after that. The weather was very good & hot, with temperatures every morning starting at 27 deg at 0700hrs ... and got hotter. The 'Footlight' entrtainers (singing & dancing) are of a very very high standard and they performed a number of different shows during the 2 weeks. Whilst we were in St Lucia there were 3 other cruise ships, one being Oriana. We had a 'sail off' with the Oriana, which is flag waving and singing. It was a lot of fun and the passengers on the other 2 ships did not seem to understand what was going on. The food in the restaurants was first class .... yes, we need to shed a few pounds. There were a couple of niggles:
1. When we arrived, we passed through the security checks but then found ourselves in the Atrium with no guidance on what to do next. As first time cruisers, and having been up for nearly 24 hours (14 hour flight) this was disappointing.
2. We were given forms early on to fill in for getting luggage labelled for leaving the ship, along with Immigration forms for disembarking in Barbados, but we were not given any details until the last night on how we could organise our last day. We were offered trips to go on, but no guidance on what was to happen to us during the day. This was important as we had to leave our cabin by 0900hrs but were not taken to the airport until 1445hrs.

Those 2 niggles aside, we found everything worked like clockwork. Would we cruise again ..... most certainly

Bermuda - feedback received via email, January 2010
We stayed at Cambridge Beaches from 26 Dec to 2 Jan 2010. The restaurant, food and service was very good and the room was very spacious with a beautiful view. The grounds were lovely with several beaches surrounding the hotel. However, in our opinion, housekeeping, who we had to contact on three occasions, left quite a bit to be desired. We did not think the room was as clean as it should have been for a hotel of this standard, and we felt the room should have been checked after servicing to maintain standards. However, we did enjoy our stay and Bermuda is still a very beautiful island.

We were very pleased with the service we received from Kirsty in particular and would definitely contact Robert Broad again when we are thinking of our next holiday.

Thailand & Malaysia - feedback received via email, November 2009
Thanks to all at Robert Broads for arranging flights to Phuket and Singapore, for Singapore transfers and accommodation, and airport transfers to and from Heathrow. Everything you arranged for us was of the highest quality and went without a hitch. The Marina Mandarin Hotel in Singapore was a particular highlight with excellent location, service and comfort. Thanks again.

Jordan - feedback received via email, November 2009
Very good Tour. We were pleased to be warned about how expensive Jordan was because we were still shocked at the prices in the Dead Sea Resort. Excellent service on return flight booking it made the difference to have the express service, well done.

Jordan - feedback received via email, November 2009
We had an amazing holiday and Petra was even more stunning than I hoped it would be. We have never been on this sort of accompanied tour before and the organisation was impressive. Whisked through airports, luggage always with us, we had nothing at all to worry about. Our guide, Ramzi Samawi, was the icing on the cake-an expert in almost everything (especially geology) who made sure all in our party had a good time (we did have a couple of ladies who were quite immobile and he made sure they got as much from the trip as possible) Well done to all concerned and let the Jordanians have the feedback too.

Feedback received via email, October 2009
Nathan was fantastic and a great help when we booked the holiday. The Intercontinental Hotel was an excellent hotel, staff really friendly and food lovely. Would definitely recommend if you want some where very hot and sunny and relaxing.

Feedback received via email, October 2009
An excellent holiday. Great hotels and good locations. I Can't really make a comment about the tour operator as we were fly-drive on our own. All arrangements were spot on and we had no need to contact them. All Helen needs to do next time is fix the weather for us. Everything was handled perfectly. Cannot think of think else that could be done.

Feedback received via email, October 2009
The whole holiday ran very smoothly. The Tour Guide and Driver were excellent and did everything they could to make the trip as enjoyable as possible, above and beyond what was expected of them.

Ice Hotel, Sweden - feedback received via email, October 2009
Thoroughly enjoyable - cant understand why Stockholm isnt on more people's radar. Vasa museum - tremendous one of the most unique and evocative we've ever visited. One tip take a warm coat as although the sun shone every day it was considerably colder than the U.K. in October. Excellent service throughout - many thanks Katherine. I think I may be already signed up for the eNewsletter but have enclosed my e mail in case I'm not.

Bermuda - feedback received via email, October 2009
From the moment we left Gatwick until our return we were very impressed with the smooth running of the operation and the superb quality of the Royal Palms hotel. As you know we were upgraded to a suite as there was a concern about nearby building works .We were most impressed that this fact was picked up by the tour operator before our departure. All in all this was a superb holiday. Our thanks to Robert Broad Travel.

Dubrovnik - feedback received via email, September 2009
Thankyou Dave for excellent customer service, I will recommend Robert Broad to anyone looking to get married in Dubrovnik!

Italian Formula One Grand Prix - feedback received by email, September 2009
Everything was 1st class, had a great time at Monza and cant wait to go again

Sicily - feedback received by email, September 2009
A very enjoyable holiday. The hotel, Lido Caparena in Taormina Mare, Sicily was of a very good standard, one of the best we have stayed in, despite reservations being close to a railway line (50 metres). (The line was of no consequence, trains running maybe half hourly if that. If fact we found it rather fascinating!) The outdoor swimming pool was heated and we were provided with free towels. Food was good, and we had a beautiful view towards the sea from our balcony. (Definitely have a room with balcony/seaview because rooms at the front would be noisy because of the main road). Lisa emailed the hotel to ensure that we had two adjoining rooms. The staff at the hotel were very efficient and helpful. Thank you Lisa for all your help, time and advice.  [Suggestions for our service:] None. Your service was of the usual high standard and we will definitely carry on booking holidays with you.

US Tennis Open, New York - feedback received by email, September 2009
Broadway plaza hotel was comfortable friendly and quiet, good value for money, but the area immediately in the vicinity lacked facilities, eg restaurants. Didn't matter to us, but some people might not like it. US Open tickets were good, we had a great week.

Feedback received by email, September 2009
From start to finish the planning was made easy, any changes we needed were done all within our specified price range. The location of our hotel was in the perfect spot for travel to main sites. Overall we were very happy with the service provided and will definitely use Robert Broad Travel again to plan future holidays.

France - feedback received by email, August 2009
The Seine Cruise you organised for us with VFB Holidays and operated by Croisi-Europe really was excellent and appeared much better value than offerings from other companies. Apart from the meal on the first evening, which was a bit basic, food on the Rone Princesse shio was really excellent, with a generous breakfast buffet each morning and 3 or 4 course lunches and dinners. For a smallish river boat, our cabin was surprisingly spacious, with a large window giving extensive views of the passing scene. Our tour manager from VFB, Garry Smith deserves a pat on the back for excellent service, going out of this way to ensure we were well looked after. All in all it was a delightful holiday rounded off with a visit ot an interesting museum on the way back to the Gare du Nord in Paris. One improvement that VFB could make would be to send clients on a later train from London and avoid the two hour drive round Paris. Crosisi Europe boats are not ready for boarding until 6 pm, so our coach driver spent two hours + showing us the sights of Paris. I appreciate that first time visitors to Paris might enjoy this tour but for many of us, who had travelled by train to London and then on to Paris, all we wanted was to sit down with a cup of coffee and visit a toilet - neither of which was possible. Instead, we spent most of two hours sitting in afternoon traffic jams in central Paris. At least on the way back, having met Garry Smith the tour manger, he was able to tell us there would be toilets at the museum we were visiting and we had time to squeeze in a quick mid morning dup of coffee. Otherwise, the arrangements were so good we see no need or room for improvement.

Feedback received by email, August 2009
Went like clockwork. Excellent tour guide - extremely helpful; efficient; and always available.

Feedback received by email, July 2009
First class nothing left to chance excellent rep

Feedback received by email, July 2009
The whole trip was excellent. I have to point out that Sandra looked after everyone very well. No doubt others may have mentioned it, one of the travellers cut his leg, Sandra stayed I understand throughout a long late visit at the hospital. She was very helpfull throughout the visit, beyond the call of duty. She also commentated on various things and kept us well informed. The hotel was fine and the breakfasts good. Something for everyone.

South Africa - feedback received from client via email, July 2009
Having been invited to a wedding (and the rugby) in Pretoria we decided to make a holiday of it and see what else South Africa had to offer. With my "Rough Guide" to hand I started surfing the net for flights and information and came across Robert Broad Travel. I rang RBT and contacted Nathan asking his advice who then put together an itinerary for us.

The wedding was incredible, the rugby was great, even though we lost, and after four days of partying with our offspring, we set off for the Madikwe Game Reserve, staying at the Impodimo Game Lodge which was superb. We were lucky enough to see the big 5 and more, the highlight of our stay being a wild elephant visiting our swimming pool to drink (and I got the photo too!!!).

Off then to Port Elizabeth where our car was delivered to our hotel for our drive along the Garden Route to Knysna, where we visited the elephant rescue centre to ride on and walk with the elephants. We also watched the 3rd rugby test in Knysna!!! We stayed at Lake Pleasant Living for our next three nights with wonderful views over the lake and the friendliest staff we encountered throughout our entire trip.

Dropping the car off at George airport we then flew to Cape Town for the last leg of our travels, taking ourselves off on the local train along the coast to Simonstown, jumping on and off to eat fresh linefish for lunch. We stayed at The Portswood on the V&A Waterfront which was convenient for strolling back after watching the sun go down over the Atlantic and making a brilliant ending to our South African adventure. Thank you Nathan for the excellent arrangements, we had a wonderful trip.

It would be hard to improve such an excellent service, just keep doing what you're doing.

Feedback received by email, July 2009
Fantastic, everything you said you would do was done, with no fuss. Excellent service & very good value for money.

Feedback received by email, July 2009
Interlaken was perfect for our needs.Great transport and location.Hotel Carlton-Europe was clean,friendly and extremely well run.Food and service excellent.Inghams did their usual good work.Overall 10/10.Thanks.

Bruges, Belguim - feedback received from client via email, June 2009
We would have liked to rate Kirker 'Very Good' but the option isn't there so 'Good' will have to do. Brugge was fantastic for us and the hotel super, if slightly expensive (£4 for a cup of tea), with helpful staff - especially when the lift broke down briefly with us in it !. However, being novices on the Eurostar, we could have used a little more instruction regarding the train interchanges at Bussels, e.g. the two names - midi and zuid - for the same station was a bit of a worry.

Oman, Al Bustan - feedback received from client via email, June 2009
Brilliant holiday. Our 2nd visit to Oman and the Al Bustan Palace hotel. We wanted to go to guaranteed sunshine and to see how the hotel looked after it's recent multi million pound facelift. We weren't disappointed in either. Very high temperatures and cloudless skies  although we did appreciate the cool sea breeze when it came. Great meet and greet plus hotel transfer service (We were let down last time with a previous tour operator). We felt very special with the treatment we received.

We had two disappointments with our stay (clearly no fault of RBT as it was our specific choice of hotel). Firstly, the fact that due to only a small number of guests staying at the hotel, the evening buffet service had been withdrawn and the breakfast buffet became more depleted each day. The second matter was that the small beach bar that had previously been at the hotel had disappeared as part of the facelift. This had been really nice to use during the very hot mid-day period as it was good to take a break and chat with other guests over a drink. Our opinions on both these items were shared by several of the other guests we spoke to, who had also stayed there previously. This should not however, deter anyone from booking this hotel as it is superb. The infinity pool is fantastic and the new gym is very well equipped - yes we did use it despite the heat !! For anyone considering Oman as a holiday destination, they should take the plunge and book it (with RBT of course). The country is very clean, it's people are very hospitable, charming and sincere and there are some great trips to go on if you've still got any energy.
Suggestions to improve our service -
Not sure what else you can do. However to maintain the level you've reached will be some achievemnet in itself.

Hurtigruten Cruise - feedback received from client via email, June 2009
Many cruise lines visit the Norwegian Fiords but only Hurtigruten reaches the parts other ships do not reach. The 12 day Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen trip goes well beyond the Arctic Circle. Among excursions  offered are visits to the North Cape, Trondheim and Gerainger, and you can even attend a midnight concert in Tromso Cathedral in broad daylight!. This is not your all-singing-all-dancing, black-tie, cruise. The eleven ships in the line are working coastal steam package vessels calling daily at over 25 ports around the clock, carrying cars, post and local passengers as well as providing very comfortable accommodation for the full cruise passenger.   Extend your tour with a couple of days in Bergen before or after the cruise and you will really experience the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Thanks to Alan and Nathan for the excellent arrangements.

Bermuda Holiday - feedback received from client via email, June 2009
Well, as predicted in our last feedback, we returned to Bermuda in May.  As always the arrangements made by Robert Broad Travel were immaculate and went like clockwork.  We returned to the Royal Palms Hotel and they made a big fuss of us as returning guests.  Bermuda was even more beautiful in May than in October with an abundance of beautiful flowers and trees. 

Monaco Grand Prix - feedback received from client via email, May 2009
The holiday was everything that we could have wished for and more.The arrangements by Robert Broad ran exactly as planned down to the smallest detail.We will definately book with you again and for a motor racing holiday we would'nt even consider another agent.Many thanks for making it a stress free experience !!

Jordan Tour - feedback received from client via email, May 2009
A very enjoyabale holiday and accompanied by our excellent guide Soffian. Hotels - The Beit Zamman near Petra was disappointing.  The bedroom was very nice but the en suite was shabby - the shower screen did not fit properly and the trim was falling off - hence the floor flooded after each shower.  There was also black in the grout/mastik.  The food was average and alcohol very highly priced for small measures.  Obviously when wine etc is so highly priced you have the choice of not ordering any and we did just that as did many others on the tour.  However after one visit to Petra we went to the Crowne Plaza for a drink and that was much better value plus there were stunning views from the hotel and this is what we felt our hotel lacked.  However, the staff at our hotel couldn't have been more helpful. The Kempinski on the Dead Sea is a beautiful hotel but with food and drink so very very expensive we spent more in those 2days/1 night than we had the rest of the holiday.  We were very pleased we had not extended our stay. The whole organisation of the holiday was very well done.
Our comments - We have now changed the hotel that we use from the Beit Zamman to the Crowne Plaza for all future trips we sell to Jordan. 

Jordan Tour - feedback received from client via email, May 2009
My daughter and I cannot express enough how much we appreciated the excellent service we received from the minute we landed at Amman.  The Jordanian's are delightful people and couldn't have been more helpful. The tour as organised by Dave Archer was perfect and we are very glad we chose to spend three days in Petra. The hotel Taybet Zamen was excellent also.  We would like to make a special mention of our guide Wasef Kamel whose patience, sense of humour and knowledge made the trip perfect.  We would certainly appreciate it if you would pass these comments on to the company in Jordan.

Cricket, West Indies cruise holiday - feedback received from client via email, May 2009
Our holiday was a great success. We were 100% satisfied with the service we got from RBT. Dave Archer was always available, listened carefully to our queries and responded brilliantly. We have no hesitation in recommending the company.

Malaysian Formula One1 Grand Prix - feedback received from client via email, April 2009
Travel arrangements brilliant all went to plan.  Hotels both good, Equatorial's public rooms and restaurants great but room a bit dingy. The Beach Resort was the reverse, food not too bad but room fantastic with ocean views, I think we were upgraded.  Really enjoyed tours and grand prix.  Pangkor is beautiful. Hotel staff very friendly and helpful. Just to say thanks again for your help.

Malawi flight booking - feedback received from client via email, April 2009
We only booked our flights to Malawi as we were visiting our son but help and advice from Nathan were excellent and the flights perfect.

Venice holiday - feedback received from client via email, April 2009
Our first visit to Venice. Laissidi Palace very good and comfortable. We were well looked after.  Travel arrangements from Marco Polo to the hotel immaculate. Weather was stunning - hot and sunny all the time of our stay. Complimentary vouchers very useful.  A very memorable mini holiday , thanks, Nathan

Bermuda - feedback received from client via email, March 2009
Many thanks to Kirsty for mentioning Grotto Bay Resort  - we loved every aspect of it! We arranged the week at last minute and the service from Kirsty was so good we felt we were dealing face to face rather than at a distance of some 200 miles.

Ski Holiday - feedback received from client via email, March 2009
The Hotel Val Chaviere in Val Thorens was excellent.  The staff were very friendly and our party were made to feel at home.  The position of the hotel for the slopes and town centre could not have been better, you could literally ski in and out of the hotel.  Was not very impressed with the Inghams Ski Reps, they could have made themselves more known.  We had all been skiing before but if it was your first time more help and advise would have been needed.  All in all we had a great time and would go back again.

Sweden, Ice Hotel holiday - feedback received via email, March 2009
The Icehotel was amazing.  It was a truly unique experience.   The arrangements were well executed so thank you to you for that.  I would recommend both it and your services. The whole service was excellent.

Sweden, Ice Hotel holiday - feedback received via email, February 2009
Just returned from the ice hotel. All I can say is "Wow! what a holiday". It was an experience like no other. The first night we stayed in an ice room, incidentally, I slept like a log, then the remainder of the holiday in warm accommodation. The staff were very helpful and always polite and spoke really good English. We went on the reindeer safari, snowmobile ride to see the northern lights and a dog sled ride. The guides were very knowledgeable and was always ready with an answer to any questions that was fired at them. We sampled the local food, reindeer,  moose and salmon which was always cooked to perfection. My only disappointment was that when we went on the snowmobile trek in search of the northern lights, we didn't see any, but after a dish of moose stew, a cup of ligonberry juice and a slice of cake it didn't seem to matter that the northern lights were being a bit elusive. We did see a glimpse of them another night, albeit a green light in the sky for a few minutes,  With the temperatures between -5c to -15c we definitely needed the ski suits that were supplied. I would recommend that you take advantage of the ski suit and boots supplied. Glad of them on the dog sled and snowmobile. We really enjoyed ourselves and couldn't begin to describe how privledged we felt in being there. I was surprised to learn that there wasn't a bureau de change at the ice hotel complex. The nearest bank was in Kiruna 20k away. Direct flights may be an advantage if this is at all possible too.This was only minor blip and I can only thank you for being so helpful in  booking our tours and making our holiday go without a hitch.

New York - feedback received from client via email, February 2009:
Excellent service from Nathan Collins. He organised everything for us. The hotel in New York was fantastic and the holiday was an excellent surprise for my husband's 30th Birthday. Thank you for all your help.

Sweden, Ice Hotel holiday - feedback received from client via email, February 2009:
One of the most fantastic experiences of our lives! The Icehotel is wonderful and the staff were brilliant! Perhaps you could warn people quite how expensive the restaurant is!
Our comments - We have included details on what to expect with regards to costs in resort in our updated information booklet, provided exclusively to our clients and written by Kirsty in our office who has visited the Ice Hotel twice.

Madeira holiday, feedback received from client via email, February 2009:
We missed the English snow and had a glorious week in Madeira, staying at the Cliff Bay Hotel, Funchal,  and strongly recommend it for comfort and reliability. The booking was made through Classic Collection Holidays; flights and transfers were trouble-free. Thanks to Helen for the arrangements.

Fuerteventura - feedback received from client via email, February 2009:
Just a note to say we enjoyed our holiday in Fuertenventura and your recommendation was superb.  The hotel excelled our expectations and nothing was too much trouble, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED and we will return. Also the transport to and from the airport was prompt and allowed us to start our holiday the moment we left the front door! From both myself and Clare a big thank you for organising a superb holiday and knowing YOU and Robert Broad travel ensured we had a trouble free holiday.

India flights - feedback received from client via email, January 2009:
We only booked flights to India via yourselves as our accommodation was with relatives. It was reassuring to know that bookings had been made by "professionals", as we are infrequent fliers and this was our first trip outside Europe. Holiday was a great success.

Ice Hotel holiday, Sweden - feedback received from client via email, January 2009:
We had a fantastic time, well organized. Certainly would recommend the trip with excursions of the husky trip and night snowmobile search for northern lights - highlights for me. 

Feedback received from client via email December 2008:
We had a fantastic time and everything went to plan.  The service we received all along from Helen and latterly also from Kirstie was great.  They were both really helpful, friendly and informative.  We would definitely recommend Robert Broad.  It just shows how much better the personally service you receive from a company your size is compared to the large, faceless travel companies.   

India holiday - feedback received from client via email, November 2009:
Great holiday made even better by the seamless organisation in India.

Feedback received from client via email November 2008:
We would like to thank everyone at Robert Broad Travel for arranging a fantastic holiday for us.  Everything went very smoothly, and we didn't have to think about anything, you did it all! We were pleased with the upgrades you arranged at very reasonable rates, with the flights, the hotel, the transfers...it was all so effortless.  We have visited Bermuda before but this was the first time we arranged it through a Travel Agent, and we will never make our own arrangements again.  You even arranged our Executive Lounge at Gatwick and an overnight stay in the Sofitel at Gatwick.  With everything paid up front and all the simple documentation in our hands, we could just relax.  From the pleasant telephone manner when we contacted you to the "apple-pie order" of the documents and travel arrangements, we couldn't have been more pleased.  The Royal Palms Hotel in Bermuda was exquisite, so friendly with personal attention.  Thank you for recommending an upgrade to a mini-suite, that made a real difference.  I think you've got the picture. We want to give you a HUGE thank you.  We plan to return to Bermuda in May and we will definitely be making our arrangements through Robert Broad Travel

Music Tour, feedback received via email October 2008
We took the four day Escorted Opera Holiday "La Fenice Venice" organised by Kirker. All travel, transfer and hotel arrangements were excellent and our walking tour guide Dr. Thomas Tuohy's immense knowledge of Italian Renaissance Art was greatly appreciated.

Bermuda holiday, feedback received August 2008
We have had a fantastic holiday - relaxing for us and fun for our 10 year old daughter who just loved the warm sea and the fish. We last visited Bermuda 13 years ago on our honeymoon and loved it and returning this time with our daughter we were not disappointed. Kirsty's advice to choose the Pompano Beach Hotel was spot on - can't fault the quality of service or friendliness. As a fairly small hotel they get to know you and nothing is too much trouble for the staff - whether it's shuttling you to the ferry or bus stops or dealing with hairdryers that won't work - any little thing was quickly and courteously dealt with.

We found the food to be excellent - good choice of menu in the Cedar Room which changes nightly - and they were happy for our daughter to mix and match courses off the main and children's menus.

Charging drinks, food bus tokens etc to the room was really useful - our daughter loved being able to get a drink from the beach bar without money (we now need to remind her that things do cost money!).
All in all a lovely, relaxing beach holiday with no hassle anywhere along the line.
Thanks for your help in arranging it.

Puccini Opera Festival tour, feedback received August 2008
Absolutely brilliant, excellent family run hotel, amazing tour manager, fantastic time, thank you.  As I live far away and mainly dealt with you by phone and letter - your service was the best I have ever encountered - thank you.

Switzerland holiday, feedback received July 2008
We have just returned from a week in Switzerland. We were very pleased with our hotel and transfers from airport to resort. Cleanliness and fool at the hotel were great. Thank you Robert Broad for for arranging our holiday. It is the first time we have used you and will definitely do so again.

Dubai holiday, staying at the Madinat Dar al Masyaf, feedback received July 2008
Dar al Masyraf in Dubai. Superb accommodation, facilities and service. Location was excellent too - beautiful beahk right outside villa room. Lots of different restaurant options within the resort. Abra boats particularly enjoyable to use to get from A to B within the resort. Only downside was that the weather was too hot and steamy to spend time outdoors other than getting quickly to and from air-conditioned buildings. Would definitely come back for a week at another time of year. Malls and markets good.

feedback received July 2008
Fabulous resort, hotel a bit 'faded splendour' but very pleasant. Hated flying with Ryanair - even though we had paid for priority boarding so had everyone else, and then everyone piles onto the bus and it is a bun-fight to get seats, dreadful experience. Apart from Ryanair everything else was superb.

Group holiday to Switlzerland, feedback received June 2008, booked by Alan
Organising a holiday for a group of 40 can be daunting but thanks to you everything went smoothly. There were no problems and everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you all very much.

Safari to Kenya, feedback received June 2008, booked by Nathan
We had a magical holiday comprising a safari and coastal stay in Kenya. The Il Moran camp was amazing and the service incredible and the same went for the Diani Reef - just perfect! The service we received by Nathan was excellent.

Bermuda holiday, feedback received June 2008
Bermuda as promised was a paradise, Pompano Beach ideal, it's own beach, so only travel required was sightseeing. It is some way from the main road but the hotel ran you to nearest bus stop or ferry point on demand, willingly, you were not made to feel like it was a chore.  The roads are very busy, bus and ferry services are great with no need to hire scooters and probably best advised to avoid with roads so busy, although they do drive on the left. Americans have a real problem! and regularly have accidents. All drinks, lunches and hire of kayaks, snorkels etc. are signed to the room and service charge added, therefore no cash needed in hotel, and no need to worry about tipping. Very friendly staff you feel like part of an extended family. Food was wonderful with good choice. Rooms very comfortable everyone with a view, air conditioned, and welcoming bottle of wine in the fridge!! You really can walk out to the reef and the fish visible just with goggles is amazing. Great service all done over the phone, brilliant.

Monaco Grand Prix, feedback received June 2008
We had a wonderful time, everything went very well, and my husband thoroughly enjoyed his surprise break. His only disappointment was that Ferrari did not win the Grand Prix.

Europa Park, Germany, feedback received June 2008
3rd time at Europa Park and have enjoyed it everytime.

Malta holiday, feedback received June 2008
Very good especially we had the room requested at the waterfront hotel Malta.

feedback received June 2008
An amazing holiday we will remember for a long time

Sorrento Holiday, feedback received May 2008, booked by Nathan
All arrangements ran very smoothly. Our hotel room was superb - exactly as requested (Classic Collection). Both airline (Thompsonfly) and the hotel in Sorrento (Capodimonte) provided gluten-free food as requested. Thanks to Nathan for all the arrangements he made on our behalf; we are most grateful.

feedback received May 2008
From making the booking to the completion of our holiday we were very impressed with the service provided. All the people we encountered were most friendly, efficient and helpful. We will certainly use your services again. Thank you for making it such a memorable experience.

feedback received May 2008
Kirker handled all arrangements very well. Hotel Altstadt was excellent and well placed near the old part of Vienna.Kirker's handbook gives good restaurant tips.
RBT Service: Very good service, as usual.

New York holiday, feedback received April 2008
A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in New York. Novotel was in a good position for shows, shopping and site seeing. "Chicago" was an excellent show. Great flying from Birmingham.
RBT service: Always excellent service.

Feedback received April 2008
Excellent cross-country skiing from just outside the door of our Kanerva suite at Akas Hotel. The ski runs are well maintained and well signposted. The equipment hire and ski lessons also excellent, our instructor was patient and knowledgeable. Plenty of good food but perhaps dinner at 17.00 to 19.00 is a little early. Well run trips, always left on time and well managed. Our highlight was to see the Northern lights at last !!We stood on a frozen lake lit by a full moon and saw the star-filled sky light up in brilliant shades of green, unforgettable.



Ice Hotel holiday, Sweden...feedback received February 2008
First time we have booked using the internet but every query and request received excellent service.  Also booking of ice bar by staff at Robert Broad was very easy. All trips booked went without a hitch. It really was a very special holiday, thank-you.

Daytona 500, Florida...feedback received February 2008, booked by Helen
We booked to go to the 50th Running of the Daytona 500. A once in a lifetime trip that was excellent. The service received from Robert Broad travel was fantastic. We would definitely use you again. I can't believe it has taken us so long to find an English company that specialises in the sport that my husband and I enjoy very much. Am already looking to see what other races we can go to!!! Keep up with the good work!

Thailand... feedback received December 2007, booked by John
The holiday was excellent, more than meeting expectations in every way. The transport service received from Tour East was exceptional. Easily our best ever holiday.

Mauritius Wedding...feedback received December 2007, booked by Helen
The hotel was spectacular and the staff were lovely. everything went smoothly with the wedding. I would recommend this hotel (Le Mauricia) to anyone getting married and I will certainly be recommending you as a company to all my friends. Thank you so much.

Dominican Republic...feedback received December 2007, booked by Nathan
It was at your suggestion that we go to Iberostar.  We were delighted with the hotel, it's staff and food.  I would recommend anyone contemplating visiting the Dominican Republic to stay at this hotel.  First Choice Airline was also very good, departed and arrived on time.  Upgrade to Premier Class is well worth the extra money. 

Mexico...feedback received November 2007, booked by Nathan
We had a fantastic holiday right from the outset.  The flight crew both on our outbound and inbound flights were friendly and courteous and made the start of our holiday!  The reps who met us at the airport were excellent, the transfer to the hotel was smooth and comfortable and on a quality coach.  Once reaching the hotel we were met by quite honestly one of the friendliest nation of people we have had the pleasure of meeting. The Mexican people are so warm and friendly and cannot do enough for you. This extends from the Manager of the hotel right through to the chambermaids.  The hotel was immaculate and the food was second to none!  I would like to thank Nathan as this was his recommendation and he did not disappoint us. I would also like to thank Thomson for making this the best holiday my wife and I have had.

Spain, Nerja...feedback received November 2007, booked by Alan
One word - superb! Having given you the remit for 2 people who don't do beach holidays and have never been to Spain...."make us an offer", the location (hotel and community) appeared to be second to none compared with the "reputation" of Costa Del Sol and for that matter what we saw of other resorts along the coast and for that matter to the west of us in Nerja around the Hotel Monica. 

Classic Polar Bear Tour, Canada...client feedback received November 2007
Very enjoyable  experience. a very well organised  tour .we  saw quite a lot of polar bears also Acrtic Fox with its winter coat this looked strange as there was no snow.

Hilton Head, USA...client feedbvack received September 2007
Travel arrangements were fine and competitively priced. All other holiday arrangements were our own.  RBT service is always good and responsive

The following article was printed in our local paper The Lichfield Mercury on 9th June 2006...


Having recently returned from India, I thought some of your older readers, who like me, served out there during the war, may be interested. The scheme was financed with funds from the lottery, named 'Heroes Return'. This was to enable anyone who served abroad, between 1939 and 1945, the opportunity to have a return visit.

Unfortunately, we were not able to visit Kohima or Imphal due to the unrest and safety in this area. We decided we would go to Calcutta and Darjeeling to have a ride on what is now known as the 'Toy Train' which we had been on in 1945.

The railway travels through the foothills, climbing to 8,000ft, taking four hours to do the journey into Darjeeling.

The last steam engine which is still working today was built in Glasgow in 1896.

We spent 11 days between the two places and had a very good time, although after 60 years, we could not remember anything.

I would like to say thank you to Robert Broad Travel of Lichfield who arranged this trip for us. First class all the way.

T Shepherd, J Brown (Ex RAF), Burntwood.



Thank you so much for your efforts, you have been absolutely fantastic !

I can see why your agency were finalists in the National Agent Achievement Awards 2004, 2006 & 2007. You should win it in my opinion.
Historically, I have always travelled through *****. This year, with regards to the most important holiday of my life, they were absolutely hopeless. You have managed to achieve what they could not and exceed my expectations. The speed of service, delivery and efficiency you have provided has been world class and again I thank you.


We want to thank you for organising our wonderful holiday in the Shangri-La, Muscat. Your advice when making our decision on the hotel was helpful and the hotel itself was excellent. We have stayed in some lovely hotels around the world and the Shangri L El Jissah resort certainly ranks amongst the top in terms of comfort, facilities, ambience and most importanly, service. Our room was quite large, extremely comfortable with a very good bathromm and an evening drink on the balcony was extremely pleasurable. The Spa is lovely. On your advice we stayed in the 'middle' one of the 3 hotels. This was perfect. I don't think we'd have liked the family hotel, there were a lot of children there and the position on the beach is probably preferable to Al Husn. We did eat there twice in the excellent Moroccan restaurant. We rate the total experience as 10/10!!

Thank you so much, we are two very satisfied customers

"Myself and my partner visited the Ice Hotel in Sweden and had an amazing time!  On the 2nd day we participated in reindeer racing and the snow mobile Northern Lights tour - it was -40 degrees on that day and you could say it was cold!!!!  What a fantastic holiday.  Great accommodation, great company and don't really have anything bad to say."

"A magical experience and the right place to celebrate a special occasion - in our case our 25th wedding anniversary.  Thank you.  We are recommending you to all our friends."

For client testimonials about the ICEHOTEL® please click here

General comments...
"Once again Alan you came up trumps, Troulos bay hotel in Skiathos was magnificent, what an idyllic setting all the people we met were serial visitors some people were 12 years to the hotel, it was the most relaxing holiday ever Thank you Alan."

"Very well organised, this was a surprise for my husband and your correspondence in 'Brown' envelopes was appreciated. Additionally I only realised with a few days to go that the coach journey was quite long. I contacted your company at short notice and asked if the front seats could be reserved for both of us as we are very bad travellers in the back. They said they would see what they could do. I must admit I thought that would be that but on arrival at the airport our seats had been reserved by Carol the representative. This service was extended to us each time we used the coach. It was really very appreciated as we would quite possibly have been made to feel travel sick which would have spoiled our long weekend. Carol was very helpful and on a lesser note the two other males helping [ Jeremy and Graham?] Will consider you again for any similar sporting activities. My husband was very pleased."

"Having to deal with very large volumes of people on a day to day basis,  may I let you know how pleasant it has been to deal with someone so pleasant knowledgeable and professional."

"Myself and my family have booked various holidays with yourselves over the years and the help Nathan was able to offer me today will not go unremembered. He is a credit to your team!"

"We look forward to booking further holidays with you, the service was faultless."

Holiday to Russia...
"All aspects of our trip to St Petersburg were excellent.  Congratulations and thanks to you and Kirker."

Football weekend in Madrid...

"We just wanted to say a huge thank you for organising our trip to Madrid last weekend..... Everything was perfect, the tickets to the game could not have been better and were definitely worth paying the upgrade.................!  The hotel was fantastic, very central and the room had everything we needed.  We were lucky to be staying at the same hotel as another Spanish football team and had to wade through their fans to get out on the Sunday morning!!!!
We loved Madrid and would like to go back next year to see Real Madrid play Barcelona... "

"All the arrangements were perfect and the hotels excellent - we would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for your part in ensuring a good holiday for us. We are very grateful and look forward to next time."

India - Golden Triangle Tour...
"I would like to take this opportunity to tell you what a wonderful experience we had on the Golden Triangle tout of India. The hotels were first class (a special thanks to Dave Archer for recommending the Ram Bagh Palace in Jaipur). We were well looked after from the moment we arrived in Dehli to the last moment at check-in on departure...The whole trip was well organised and it made out 25th Silver Wedding Anniversary very special."

Oman - Hotel Chedi...
"We had a fantastic holiday. Weather was amazing, hotel, rooms food, everything was really, really brilliant and we would recommend both the hotel and your company to everyone without any hesitation. It was totally relaxing and just what we needed"

"A big thank you for organising our trip to India so brilliantly. The tour was fascinating and Trans Indus excellent. The hotels were gorgeous and, as you might guess, we found Deogarh and the Royal Suite so especially beautiful"

Rome - Six Nations Rugby...
"Thank you all very much for all your help on our recent trip to Rome for the rugby. It was a smooth operation and the hotel was lovely - we had a lovely weekend and we will certainly use you when we need to travel for a sports event. Many thanks."

Bermuda - Pompano Beach Club...
"The accommodation, food and service at the Pompano Beach Club was outstanding and all the staff gave excellent service. It was one of the few occasions that I actually received the quality of service advertised in the brochures and on the internet and I would be willing to recommend the establishment to friends and colleagues. Thank you again for all your assistance. We had a great holiday."

"Our holiday in Nepal turned out even better than expected. All in all, a highly successful, interesting and enjoyable experience. So thank you for your help in arranging this trip at short notice - and you can be sure that you will be our first port of call for any future holiday"

New Zealand...
"Having just returned from a wonderful holiday - the trip of a lifetime - I write to say a sincere thank you to you for superb organisation and arrangements that went like clockwork, I am sure your attention to detail was the key and it was much appreciated"

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