Based in Manchester

Ben Pierce

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It's Nice To Meet You

Hi and Welcome - Please let me introduce myself.

My name is Ben and I am an independant Travel Counsellor from Gatley, which is located ironically only 5 minutes away from Manchester Airport. I have a really close relationship with all my family and friends and I love to travel.
I absolutely love sports from Football , Golf , NFL to F1 and I'm normally watching it with my family and friends wherever in the world we might be at the time.
Having this huge passion for travel has allowed me to visit some of the most amazing destinations the world has to offer , like the USA, Caribbean, Maldives, Mauritius, Spain and many more.
These experiences allow me, along with the expertise of our 100's of suppliers to really focus in on the heart of what you want for your next holiday with your family or friends. Whether it be a beach holiday, multi city break, cruising around the Caribbean, skiing down the 3 valleys of France or a once in a lifetime trip around the world. If it involves travel I'll do everything I can to make sure you can experience that memory making holiday.

The core of my business is you , my clients and I want to build a personal and approachable relationship with you so that we can have 1 to 1 chats, so I can find out everything I need to know about your holiday expectations. I can then go away and tailor a bespoke package personal to you
which meets those expectations of your dream holiday because I don't want you to settle for anything less. My core values are care, loyalty and respect and I want to provide you my customers with the peace of mind that you are 100% protected and have confidence in booking with me.
You will be able to rely on me to take care of all your holiday needs and be your point of contact whenever you need me, so your never feel you are on your own. This is why I don't operate a normal 9-5 day, if its 10pm at night or first thing in the morning I'll do everything I can to solve your issue or query as best and as quickly as possible.

So if your thinking of planning your next holiday please don't hesitate to get in touch as my priority is your holiday from start to finish because with me its personal.

My aim is to take the stress out of the holiday planning for you so all you need to do is pack a bag and enjoy !

I look forward to having the pleasure of being your dedicated Travel Counsellor and with me the world really is your oyster !

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Visit New York - Christmas & New Year 2022

1/1/2023

This past Christmas I was so lucky to have the chance to go and visit New York whilst also spending New Year there to on a luxury yacht in the Hudson River

My Blog

I absolutely live and breathe travel and I love to write about my experiences! Please take a look through my posts - you might find your own holiday inspiration.

Christmas and New Year's Eve in the "Big Apple"

28 January 2023

To me, Christmas is all about that festive feeling and that little buzz from hearing Christmas songs and bright lights flashing. December 2022 saw me tick off one of my bucket list wishes…Spending the Christmas holiday and New Year’s Eve in New York City! The first glimpses from the plane window gave a new meaning to those bright lights flashing…the infamous skyline of Manhattan and Times Square. A 25-minute yellow cab ride took us to our hotel for the week (The Double Tree by Hilton Times Square West), we soon found this to be the perfect base to getting around town whether on foot or using the subway just at the end of our street. With so much to do in New York it’s easy to get overwhelmed when formulating an affordable itinerary. Our saviour was purchasing the New York Pass which not only provided huge savings but relinquished the need to buy tickets at admission gates. Instead, we easily accessed all the star-studded attractions such as Top of the rock, Empire state building, Central Park, American History Museum, The Edge, One World Observatory, 9/11 Memorial & Museum (probably my favourite with the history re-told right before your eyes…. Having goosebumps throughout the whole experience is the only way I can describe it) via a single QR code. From my experience I have compiled a few top tips for your interest: • Its true, the sights and the views from the iconic skyscrapers provide a view like no other. But to truly see the NYC skyline in every aspect I’d recommend splitting attractions across day, dusk (I have never seen anything like watching the sunset across the city that never sleeps) and night hours. • Tip two, the New York Pass works by booking some attractions in advance via timeslots, so some forward thinking is needed to squeeze as much into the time you have available. • New York was not shy of amazing places to eat but let’s start with breakfast. The first day saw us stumble across Westway Dinner which was right on our doorstep (7-minute walk max). After a few quick TripAdvisor reviews, we were met by friendly faces and a huge menu…I’d recommend the pancake and French toast stacks. It was so good, we returned here every day but one. • For dinner, The Hard Rock Café and Bubba Gump Shrimp & Co’ were unique spots to eat, and how busy they were reflected in the quality of the food which was amazing. • Dessert at Juniors was recommended as a total must by a New Yorker whilst in Saks. Best known for their cheesecake and the brownie explosion did not disappoint so much so we re-visited a few times. • If you’re into shopping Fifth Avenue has it all from being the home of Tiffany & Co, Apple store and the interactive Nike store. • If you’re into sports and like me want to keep in the loop with things back home (much to my girlfriend’s disappointment) All Stars Sports Bar & Grill were unrivalled and even switched channels on the prime TVs for us to watch the English Premier League whilst chewing down on their awesome nachos, boneless buffalo wings and fully loaded fires. We also found the Manchester City Supporters Club who also welcomed us at Amity Hall for the NYE fixture, food here again did not disappoint! Ice skating at Central Park was also incredible, however booking online (in advance) is necessary to avoid disappointment! • The highlight of our trip had to be the Great Gatsby themed New Year’s Eve Cruise, is a once in a lifetime opportunity I would highly recommend. Briefly, we boarded at 8:30pm from Pier 40 with all inclusive (premium) drinks and then a gourmet buffet to follow. Throughout there was a live DJ spinning the latest party tracks (of course with a few 90’s throwbacks) coupled alongside a dinner performance by the Brooklyn Duo (who have been fixtured in Greys Anatomy, America’s Got Talent, and Pretty Little Liars). A few minutes before 12:00 we mourned up down the south of the Hudson River overlooking NYC skyline…I cannot put into words how spectacular this was to watch the fireworks break over New York and the Statue of Liberty. Like every great trip, they all must come to an end. But I hope that if you have read this far then I have somewhat inspired you to consider a trip to the ‘The Big Apple’ Christmas 2023!

My customer stories

Sent by Harland Baguley

Ben found us just what we wanted , We changed our options numerous times and Ben still remained attentive and knowledgeable throughout and always kept us in the loop

Sent by Patrick McNally

My girlfriend and I fancied a nice all inclusive holiday but had no idea where to start, so I contacted Ben and within a couple of hours he had various options for us, we decided to go with Mexico and from the second we booked the holiday until we arrived home after the actual holiday, the full process was completely effortless at our end. Ben sorted absolutely everything, his attention to detail and customer service was excellent throughout and replied to every query we had within minutes. We had the holiday of a lifetime in an incredible resort all thanks to Bens expertise and professionalism. Top class 10/10 I would highly recommend.

Sent by Steven Leary

Ben has gone the extra mile to help us out with organising our trip

Sent by Gemma O'Toole

Ben listened to what we could afford and advised on where we could go for best value for money, great service that he provided throughout our enquiry always stayed in touch and kept us up to date,Look forward to Ben assisting with our next holiday

Sent by Jill Lawson

We had a rather challenging sailing holiday brief for Ben. After a few questions to clarify our needs he very quickly delivered everything we were looking for and we have a very very exciting holiday booked. It starts with a city break before going aboard a private yacht sailing from Italy to Croatia. Ben was absolutely brilliant organising water taxis, hotel, airport transfers, multiple flights as well as the main sailing part of the holiday. He was a joy to deal with throughout

Sent by Josh Bryan

Had a great night out in London through the use of this service . Even though I gave only a weeks notice of what I wanted All requirements I had were met and hotel rooms were sorted swiftly. Everything ran smoothly and there was great communication throughout the whole process. Highly recommend

Sent by Judith Davis

Ben couldn’t have been more helpful…….if your ratings were 1-100 he would get 100+++++ from me!!He made every effort possible to fulfill my requirements and I’m sure that will be the case until my departure and at my return…….well done Ben! Thank you.

Sent by Alyson Pierce

From my first contact with Ben, he has been so polite and engaging, listening to exactly my requirements for my upcoming girls golf trip to Florida. He took care of absolutely everything from the flights, accommodation, golf courses and car hire.All | need to do now is enjoy this great trip with my friends with no stress at all. I know Ben will have covered everything to ensure this. He will definitely be my travel go to for all my future trips. I would 100% recommend.

Sent by Lee Mark

Fantastic and professional service, every detail was taken care of and the line of communication was excellent. I would strongly recommend Ben Pierce and his services to anybody looking at making a holiday reservation.