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 22 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
Italian garden holidays and tours for individuals and small groups
Rail holidays and train journeys, tailor-made.
Visit our selection of tailor-made family holidays to selected hotels and resorts around the world.
Rejuvenating, relaxing, refreshing, good for the body and the soul; spa and well-being worldwide
Tailor-made honeymoons and weddings abroad to personally-selected hotels and resorts.
Our selection of authentic experience and special interest holidays.
Luxury tours for individuals around the world
Tailor-made cookery holidays in Italy
Les Sources de Caudalie was the world’s
British Airways will be flying to the Caribbean more frequently
Celebrity chef will be in residence at Cobblers Cove in January 2014
Discover the Gardens and Villas of the Veneto in 2014
Follow in the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano, the fictional Sicilian detective
Beachfront hotel voted ‘best of the best’ in Conde Nast Traveller’s awards
Escape to the Caribbean in February and March to enjoy the England cricket tour
Cycling, Surfing, Walking and Yoga weeks on the Algarve this autumn
Our Families Specialist reports on her trip to Borgo Egnazia