Likya-gardens-huma-suite-1Turkey Holidays 2017

Great news for all of our guests who have booked their holiday to Turkey In the last week the value of pound has risen against number of major currencies, says a source from the Post Office. The non- effect of the initial worry of the Brexit vote has eased city fears and now Deutsche Bank […]

Likya-Mihrimah-sultan-suite-1The Likya Gardens Hotel Kalkan

After four months of not being able to sell the Likya Gardens in Kalkan, we are delighted to announce that we are, once again, selling this absolutely delightful boutique hotel. With only nine stunning suites, seven with their own private pools and all with marvellous sea views, the Likya Gardens is one of our finest […]

feefo-cakeHappy Birthday Feefo

Just last Friday our office was the recipient of a lovely surprise….a massive Birthday Cake from Feefo, our friendly, genuine review platform. It was to celebrate their ‘Magnificent Seventh’ birthday. Since 2010 they have been building a platform that lets customers leave real reviews live on suppliers sites. Its this form of trust and transparency […]

_MG_8571 copyActivities and the Discerning Collection Client

A recent survey by Silver Travel Advisor, with albeit a fairly small sample of 500 all over the age of 50 found the following: Less than a third of over 50s use a travel agent to book holidays, with just 15% visiting in person, research published today (Tuesday) reveals. More than half (56%) of older […]

Discerning_Collection_LogoFavourite sayings

With the recent atrocity that took place in Istanbul, Turkey this week I am reminded of, as an owner of a small family business, some of my favourite sayings that are especially poignant given that our main holiday destination is Turkey. ‘When you buy from a small business you are not helping a CEO buy […]

Alternative Travel Awards 2016.   Photo by Steve Dunlop +447762084057Some fun to end our season

Every December, for twenty-four years now, Viv and Nick Wrightman have been arranging and hosting the Alternative Travel Awards in London. The event, which raises money for various charities, was started in 1992 and was the brainchild of Nick who decided that many of the travel award ceremonies were merely sycophantic nods to the larger […]