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Our Story So Far

Ponders, your truly independent cruise and travel company has a clear aim – and its all about choice, your choice.  When making any travel plans we are here to assist you in looking for information and advice for your next trip, assuring you that you will be helped by staff who have over 25 years travel experience and first-hand knowledge of many destinations all over the world.

When you combine fantastic prices,  personal experience and the latest in technology that are all achieved due to being part of a multi-million pound group you can believe and trust in Ponders.  For your peace of mind we have full financial protection as we are members of ABTA, IATA and ATOL – we have the complete package!

Having seen so many changes in the travel industry over the years we have carefully considered what are the most important factors for you the client when considering your holiday.  Well many would say it is price, and we know this is important, but we believe there is so much more than that.  It is down to being offered completely independent, impartial advice with the widest choice of holiday options.  To ensure we book the holiday of your choice we won’t just use the brochures — we will also check with all leading airlines to find flights that depart at times convenient for you, match them with top value accommodation — all of which means more flexibility and prices that are often lower than those available in tour operator’s brochures.  It’s your holiday it’s your choice!  We are totally aware that your holiday is one of the most important investments you make; we will guarantee to give it the priority it deserves

Cruising is a particular passion of ours.  Clare Dudley Managing Director has recently been Chairlady of the Leading Cruise Agents and still remains as a Director in this important well established and prestigious foundation. We are conversant with information about all the Luxury Cruise Lines, River Cruising, Soft Adventure, Tall Ships, Family cruising, Round the World Cruising and Cargo Ships. Click here to visit our Cruising page.

Across our website you will find the best late deals and holiday choices to suit every budget and idea, from UK breaks, safari’s, sun kissed beach holidays, adventure sailing, fly – drives and so much more we know that there is something for everyone and if you cannot find what you are looking for then ask about our tailor making service and let us help you create the holiday that is just right for you.

Perhaps you have a special occasion that you are celebrating soon? We understand that ensuring those special occasions are planned to perfection is very important and that you want to get it just right. It could be you are planning a surprise proposal or birthday, or perhaps you have a milestone you want to celebrate with family and friends or just make it a more intimate holiday of a lifetime experience. Whatever, whenever and wherever the occasion, we will ensure it’s just how you envisaged. So for all those extra touches that make any celebration special look under our Celebrate with Travel section on the website or contact the team who will help you plan your celebration to perfection. Also on our team we have a dedicated Weddings and Honeymoons expert, with over 10 years of helping brides to be book the day of their dreams overseas or plan a  honeymoon to give you the perfect start you pictured to married life, we know how important every detail is to you.

We pride ourselves on client loyalty and enjoy it when a client shares their holiday experiences with us, so why not send us your reviews or photos from your Ponders holiday so we can share it with all our clients.

So many of you are so busy with work and family that it is hard to find time to research your holiday, so simply send  an email to [email protected]  with your wish list and we will reply, with a selection of ideas for you to consider.

Are you are a small business needing flights and accommodation in various places in the world? No problem. Email our business travel expert [email protected] where you need to be and when and we can work out your itinerary, search for the best fares and email you back your e-ticket.

We have a wealth of first-hand knowledge, we care enough to search for the right holiday, we have some of the best prices in the industry and all your travel arrangements are fully protected.

For all your travel needs, Ponders is the place to book, so don’t delay, contact us today!

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  • Ponders and your holiday…

    When it comes to booking a holiday we all know that we all have different ideas, budgets and requirements. That’s why here at Ponders it’s all about you and your choice.

    We are proud to offer you:
    • 30 years’ experience
    • First-hand knowledge of many worldwide destinations
    • Price Match Guarantee
    • Excellent customer service
    • Tailor making as standard
    • Fully ABTA and Atol protected meaning full financial protection.
    Call us today on 01954 232802 remember its your holiday so its your choice!
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    Ponders Travel offer you cover from:
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