Based in Harrogate

Richard Hoyle

Available for new enquiries

It's Nice To Meet You

‘’Hello I'm Richard and I'd love to be your Travel Concierge.

Where would you like to go? Whether it is a cruise, beach, ski or an experiential trip you've always wanted to do I am here to help you before during and after to make sure you have the best experience.

I can speak to you at a time that suits you best or alternatively I can meet you in person to discuss your previous and future travel plans.

We’re a family business - my wife Hayley is my assistant, she also owns and manages a bridal store in Harrogate called The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. Hayley has extensive travel experience having worked for over ten years as a high street travel agent.

My Favourite Travel Experiences:

Royal Caribbean Eurovision Cruise. An amazing weekend was had and the kids didn't want to leave
Maui, Hawaii. We took our then ten month old for our tenth wedding anniversary.
Yosemite National Park. ''Takes your breath away'' is something I had heard all my life and didn't experience it fully till seeing the view of El Capitan.
Highway 1. I drove from San Francisco to Los Angeles in an automatic car having only passed my test four months before and never having driven an automatic till San Fran.
Malaysia. Honeymoon destination visiting the capital Kuala Lumpor and Langkawi a small island just off.
Greece, Halkidiki. Sani and Ikos resorts are a family favourite and many great memories have been made there.

My own personal travel tip? - Treat yourself to a private transfer to your holiday! Not only do you get to your hotel on arrival quicker you also get more time before the pick up to come home.

As a Travel Counsellor I'm truly independent. I can choose from thousands of providers to give you the best choice of holidays rather than what I'm paid to sell.

Whenever I told anyone I was becoming a Travel Counsellor they said it made sense due to my passion for travel and great service. I've been fortunate enough to have travelled extensively around the world, making memories with my wife Hayley and with my young family, and now I want to bring that experience to you, my clients.

I look forward to getting to know you, speak soon!’’




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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.

Go to Patagonia In July to escape the heat

17 June 2023

If you're not a fan of the heat you might want to consider a trip to Patagonia, which spans across Argentina and Chile in South America. Patagonia offers a wealth of outdoor activities in a cold environment, making it a perfect destination for those most adventurous of adults. After flying from the UK to Buenos Aires there are various options for the next step of your adventure where average temperatures range from 4° / -5° Here are some recommendations: 1. Skiing and Snowboarding at Cerro Catedral: The Andes Mountain Range offers some great skiing and snowboarding opportunities. 2. Trekking: While some trails may be snow-covered in July, there are still many trekking opportunities in Patagonia that cater to various fitness levels. Some popular trekking destinations include Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. 3. Wildlife Watching: Patagonia is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including penguins, seals, sea lions, and whales. Visit Punta Tombo in Argentina to see the largest colony of Magellanic penguins or take a boat tour to see whales in the Valdes Peninsula. 4. Ice Trekking: Explore the stunning glaciers, such as the famous Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina. You can take guided ice treks to walk on the glacier and learn about its unique features. Here's just a few options off the beaten track to think about. Your type of holiday experience is available all year round, if you know who to talk to.....???? #Patagonia #TravelCounsellors #Pathslesstrodden

Santorini, Stockholm or Reykjavik?

23 May 2023

With summer in full swing in the Northern Hemisphere June offers a fantastic opportunity to indulge in unforgettable travel experiences. Whether you're seeking sun-soaked beaches, breathtaking landscapes, vibrant festivals, or cultural immersion, there are numerous destinations that come to life in June in Europe. Santorini, Greece: Known for its postcard-perfect views, Santorini is a dreamy Greek island that attracts travelers from all corners of the globe. June brings with it warm temperatures, clear skies, and the added advantage of fewer crowds compared to the peak tourist season. Explore the charming villages perched on the caldera cliffs, soak in the Aegean Sea's turquoise waters, and relish the delectable Greek cuisine while witnessing unforgettable sunsets. Stockholm, Sweden: Sweden's capital, Stockholm, blooms in June, with extended daylight hours and a vibrant atmosphere. Stroll through the picturesque streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town), explore the fascinating Vasa Museum, and take boat tours through the city's archipelago. June also marks the celebration of Midsummer, a traditional Swedish festival filled with joyous festivities, flower crowns, and dancing around maypoles (they may even be celebrating their eurovision win too!) Reykjavik, Iceland: Known as the Land of the Midnight Sun, Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, experiences long daylight hours in June, providing ample time for exploration. Discover otherworldly landscapes, including cascading waterfalls, geothermal hot springs, and black sand beaches. Take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon, embark on thrilling glacier hikes, and witness the mesmerizing phenomenon of the midnight sun. Want to know more about these fantastic destinations then please get in touch.

My customer stories

Sent by Paul Gudgeon

Have just returned from an amazing holiday booked through Richard. Tailoring the holiday to my specific needs and organising everything from the hotel booking, flights, airport transfers and day trips out the level of customer service was exceptional. Communication was very impressive and any questions I had ( and there were many ! ) were responded to in a timely fashion. If you want a stress free way to book a holiday and also the peace of mind knowing someone cares just as much as you do about creating your special holiday moments then I can highly recommend Richard.

Sent by Rachel Burch

Working with Rich is a no brainer! Not only does he carefully select the best options for travel and accommodations, but he goes above and beyond and then beyond that! Rich made sure that every detail was perfect. Even when the inevitable hiccups (plane delays, transfer delays) occurred, Rich was there to hold my hand through it and made the very best efforts to remedy them (even though it was through no fault of his own). As a single woman traveling alone internationally, having his support was beyond necessary. Highly, highly recommend!

Sent by Charlotte Balbier

Myself and my friends recently booked a trip away with Richard, and I highly recommend Richard's services. Rich made the booking so easy as he took care of everything, what stood out for me the most was the attention to detail, and exceptional customer service that made our travel experience truly unforgettable. From start to finish, Rich went above and beyond to ensure a seamless and personalized journey. We felt so safe and looked after knowing that every part of the trip was booked and we just had to turn up and Rich did the rest. If you're seeking a travel agent who can curate unique and memorable experiences, as well as really cares about every little detail, look no further. I can't wait to plan my next adventure with Rich. Thank you, you made the trip extra special!

Sent by Jessica Whitehead

Richard could not have been more helpful, he found me the perfect holiday for me and my little one, within budget and all our requirements (board type, water slides, short transfer time) his suggestion of doing fast track at the airport was amazing and a must especially when travelling with kids. He sorted our day trip to a water park emailing our tickets and confirming our pick up for the transfer back aswell. Everything from start to finish of the process was easy and professional. Richard was always on hand both before and during our holiday and put my mind at ease at every step.

Sent by Josie May

I’ve just returned from a wonderful trip organised by Richard. I would highly recommend his service for anyone looking to book travel. Every detail was thought of… From booking us great seats on the plane, an excellent room at the hotel and all private transport arranged. Richard took care of all the paperwork and it was conveniently uploaded to the app. It’s clear that Richard really cares about what he does and checked in with us to ensure everything was going well. The whole trip was smooth sailing and stress free. An excellent service.