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Abbotts Travel Showcase Night

Our next exclusive showcase event takes place at Chigwell Golf Club on Thursday 8 November 2018.


Abbotts Travel and a team of expert guest presenters will take you on a global journey of unforgettable travel experiences including:


  • Northern Spain

  • Mauritius

  • Sri Lanka

  • Iceland

  • Thailand

  • Cuba


Registration is now open for this night of inspiration, guest speakers, food, drink and incredible prizes.


We do anticipate a full house and will have a reserve list, so please register your interest as soon as possible at

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The Alternative Bucket List

Eat Northern Spain

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What is the Spain you see when you close your eyes? Arches and crescents, corridors and steeples, a land of everlasting sun and sand? It exists, to be sure, in puzzle pieces scattered across the Iberian Peninsula. But that is not the Spain you are about to be introduced to. 

When Eat Northern Spain local guides close their eyes, they see a land of arresting beauty, of snaking rivers pink with running salmon, mountain lakes like water bowls for wild horses, towering peaks that tumble into the ocean. 

Eat Northern Spain was born in Northern Spain, where food is life. 

Food is their way to translate local culture, and they’ve welcomed new friends and familiar faces to share it with them since they were founded in in 2009. They strive to bring an unforgettable experience to visitors who want to immerse themselves in local food culture during their culinary holidays.


We are thrilled that founder Elias will join us for this special event. 

Mauritius – Affordable Luxury with Beachcomber Tours

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If you are looking for a paradise island for that special holiday, Beachcomber have a hotel, a villa and a resort for everyone.

There are eight Beachcomber hotels on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, including the famous Royal Palm which is a Leading Hotel of World, the Paradis and Dinarobin hotels on the stunning Le Morne peninsula, the sensational Trou Aux Biches and then four all inclusive family hotels offering tremendous quality and value for money – the Shandrani, Victoria, Canonnier and Mauricia.

Each of these beautiful hotels offer individual appeal, exceptional service, the highest standard of cuisine, various land and water sports, complimentary children’s clubs and either a spa or wellness centre. 

Sensational golf can be found in both the north and the south of the island with packages available to suit all.  

Several of our own staff have visited over recent times and will be happy to share their Beachcomber experiences too.

Authenticities - Sri Lanka

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Authenticities is a wonderful company that we have started working with this year that represents tourism in Sri Lanka, with a strong focus on providing unique concepts through experiences and what they refer to as “emotion”.

Going beyond “typical” itineraries, they have introduced concepts relating to local lifestyles, elements of their wonderful culture and an engagement with local people.

"We strongly believe that interaction with local communities provides an opportunity for Abbotts clients to understand the deep root of our culture and experience Sri Lanka in a manner which is authentic and indigenous. Though Sri Lanka is a relatively small destination, we introduce each region in its unique form through culture, landscape, architecture and lifestyles."

We have been so impressed with their knowledge, contacts, flexible approach and feedback from clients that when we knew their founders would be in the UK in November, we were extremely keen to invite them to present at our showcase and meet our guests personally.

Regent Holidays

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Regent Holidays has been pioneering travel experiences to a wide range of unique and off-the-beaten-track destinations since 1970. Recognised as experts in unusual and unique destinations and experiences, those thinking about a Regent Holiday are probably those who like to do things a little differently and create amazing stories and memories. 

With more than 40 years’ experience, Regent Holidays know Iceland like the back of their hands.


The staggeringly beautiful landscapes of the Arctic remain dramatic year-round, but the region experiences distinctly different seasons. In the winter months, the elusive northern lights parade through the dark skies above snow-dusted Iceland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Greenland and Svalbard. Each destination offers a unique experience and combines northern lights sightings with other activities such as husky rides, hikes, whale watching and glacier walks and some stunning accommodation options which will be introduced during our showcase evening. 

Premier Holidays

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Premier Holidays is a privately-owned, independent tour operator with over 80 years’ experience in the organisation of tailor-made holidays and a fantastic team with first-hand knowledge that we work very closely with.


The company is the market leader for holidays to the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and is a specialist for its vast array of long haul products including this evening’s focus on Borneo and Thailand. The Premier representative will be joined by a special guest from Elephant Hills...

Elephant Hills

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This incredible tented resort is split between two camps, situated in the heart of Thailand’s Khao Sok rainforest.


The first of these can be found in the jungle amidst the Khao Sok Mountains and the second floating on the clear waters of the beautiful Cheow Larn Lake; an incredible National Marine Park.

Offering guests the chance to experience interacting with elephants by preparing their food, washing, and feeding them in an open environment combined with a unique insight to some of the rainforests oldest species, Elephant Hills is a truly individual and unforgettable experience.

Guests can choose their Elephant Hills itinerary to suit their requirements; incorporating a selection of activities such as kayaking, cruising along the Sok river in a junk-style river boat and taking part in a jungle trek through Thailand’s oldest rainforest.

Santhiya Resorts & Spas

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Derived from Thai words meaning “natural” and “beauty”, Santhiya Resorts & Spas are traditional eco-luxury beach resort properties situated in the most pristine tropical corners of Thailand.

Santhiya’s resorts are situated on Koh Phangan, Koh Yao Yai and Koh Chang, the three island gems in the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea respectively, and sister islands of the two most popular island destinations in Thailand, Koh Samui and Phuket.

All boast ocean frontage with peaceful stretches of beach interrupted only by the gentle lapping of waves on the shore. Great effort has been made to minimise the environmental footprints of the resorts, which are built around the lush tropical surroundings with mature trees and mesmerizing untouched boulders.


Resorts are designed in a traditional Thai style with steep-roofed pavilions, stand-alone pool villas and alfresco ‘sala’ gazebos, all constructed from luxurious teak wood. Resort furnishings are also crafted from the same elegant hardwood.

We are privileged to have the charismatic Danny Sukomol, the Deputy Managing Director of the Group, with us for the evening. 

Inspiring Travel Co.

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The Inspiring Travel Company specialises in bespoke, personalised and tailor-made holidays around the world to the most amazing places; so whether you’re after a relaxing ‘fly and flop’ break or an intrepid tour, a bucket list safari or a trip to catch the world’s premier sporting events, their first-hand insight and attention to detail is why we work so closely with them.

For this special showcase event, we have asked them to introduce you to the delights of Cuba, a destination they have specialised in for many years and we’re delighted that Tom Cloherty, an authentic Cuba specialist of ten years standing, will be joining us on the night.


Tom will share his personal insight into creating the perfect Cuban trip, combining superb beaches along with unique culture.

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