Palma de Mallorca
I am Steve, and I am based in Sittingbourne in Kent.
Do you need expert travel planning & booking help? I'm Steve Gostling, an experienced Travel Agent. I help individuals and companies throughout Europe with their travel arrangements. I've enjoyed working in the travel industry for over 40 years. I founded my own company in 2019 because I wanted to offer a highly personal and responsive travel service. If you need professional travel expertise, advice or support please get in touch.
I have enjoyed an uninterrupted career in the travel industry for over 40 years and I am lucky to have worked for a variety of firms including British Airways and P&O Cruises. I have travelled extensively with my wife Sue, and among my preferred holidays are cruises, fly-drive holidays (especially US and Canada) and short breaks in the UK where we can take our two lovely golden retrievers.
Probably my most memorable trip was a big birthday holiday to Australia via Singapore. We had a few days in Adelaide, then drove along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne (with a fantastic hot air balloon ride over the Vineyards on the way) – absolutely stunning! We finished off the trip up in Port Douglas, Queensland, met a few Crocs, Kangaroos and Koalas, and went snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef – fabulous!
I love travelling and I love being in the travel business!
Please feel free to pick up the phone and call me now to discuss your travel requirements, whether for holiday or business.
I look forward to talking to you soon!
Whatever your holiday needs I'm here to help you, so simply give me a call or send me an email with your contact details on and I can get things started for you:-
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MAKE CHRISTMAS 2021 MAGICAL! Departures between 26th November and 24th December 2021
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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.
01 March 2021
As the vaccine roll continues at a great pace in the UK, around the world the picture is more fragmented. Currently it’s looking like the safest bet for a 2021 holiday is to stay in the UK. What will a staycation mean for you in 2021? It’s a chance to reunite with friends that we haven’t seen for over a year, catching up on the things we’ve missed as we enjoy the activities that we love in the UK’s finest settings. It’s an opportunity to make memories with our loved ones. After so much time spent apart, we’re all eager to be...
27 January 2021
Travel Update January 2021 Mixed news; while the continued lockdown has quite rightly knocked all our immediate travel plans on the head, the vaccine rollout is gathering momentum across the UK, and the world, which is inspiring us to think about our future dream holidays. There has been a shift in demand to later in the year. October and November 2021 are currently the most popular months to travel, with most people hoping that the tipping point between vaccine and virus will be mid-year. We have noticed a trend towards bookings by the senior end of the market (me included), and older family...
09 December 2020
The Resumption of Cruising: A brief look at how the Cruise companies will handle the post Covid environment. Cruising activity before the Pandemic... Supported 1.17 million jobs across a wide cross section of industries & sectors, e.g. Ground & Air transportation, Food & Beverage, Entertainment, Accommodation, Manufacturing, Professional Services, etc. The Impact of Covid Covid has led to a pause in operations of all major cruise lines with an estimated 2,500 lost jobs per day. Industry Response Trade bodies CLIA & the UK Chamber of Shipping published Framework documents which identify, measure and provide recommendations on the resumption of cruise ship operations from the UK in...
28 February 2020
Sue and I and our 2 Golden Retrievers went for a winter break in the Cotswolds. We hired the lovely Hazel Manor Wing through Sykes Holiday Cottages, one of our highly recommended suppliers. Hazel Manor Wing, as the name suggests, is the detached and private wing of a rather grand Cotswold manor home. As we drove down onto the property via a sweeping tree-lined drive and waved to the 2 resident donkeys in their adjacent field, we felt 'oh yes, this is the life'. The main building is a listed Cotswold house complete with rambling roses and built in the typical Cotswold stone. Inside,...
11 September 2019
Our band (Marvellous Mo and the Back Line Ferrets) decided some time ago it would be a great idea to pop down to Spain and do a few gigs - simples! It took a lot of planning from Marvellous Mo as we needed firstly to secure the gigs and then to hire a suitable vehicle that would convey 5 of the 7 "Ferrets", plus all our instruments, amps, etc - in the end we used an excellent firm called "Vans for Bands" who hired us a lovely extended Merc Sprinter van which was just the job! Due to work commitments, the...
19 July 2019
Sue and I travelled in style and comfort on Eurostar from Ashford to Marseille in Standard Premier class, which gave us roomy seats, plus free food and drink (yes, wine). We raced through the French countryside, stopping at Lille, Lyon and Avignon before arriving at Marseille some 5 and a half hours later, which isn't too shabby! We booked the Radisson Blu Hotel, which is very well placed by the main harbour, and reasonably priced. It has a nice pool which is great for cooling off after a hard days sightseeing. There are many dozens of cafes and restaurants within easy walking...
10 July 2019
Living in Kent, we decided to try flying from London City airport, with an overnight stay at the Doubletree Hilton Excel to avoid any delays getting through the Blackwall Tunnel on a Monday rush hour morning. We could have taken the high-speed train to Stratford and got the Docklands Light Railway to the airport, but due to cost it was cheaper to drive and park at the airport than take the train. We were lucky with the weather and had a beautiful walk along by the King George V dock before our 10-minute drive to the on-airport car park. The beauty...
Sent in by Zoe Bowles
Rochester , 13 February 2021
Steve has been amazing throughout the whole booking process of our holiday. Just recently we decided to delay our holiday by a few months. Steve was so efficient and gave me all of my options to make the best decision. I will never go back to booking my own holiday again!
Sent in by Laura Cooper
Royston, 21 June 2020
I would just like to thank Steve for all his help in getting our daughter back from New Zealand during the pandemic. After 2 cancelled flights, lots of tears on my part, Steve arranged everything and made the whole process as trouble free for us as possible. A true professional.
Sent in by Ed and Sally Bevan
Rodmersham Green, 03 June 2020
Steve can get you wherever you want to go and however you want to travel. Nothing is too much trouble and the value he gets for your money can't be matched!
Sent in by Gloria Dart
Lot-et-Garonne, France, 27 February 2020
Stress free booking and a great personal service with quick response time, thoroughly recommend.
Sent in by Denise Smith
Droitwich, 21 February 2020
Superb service, once again.
Sent in by Douglas Smith
Chilliwack, British Columbia, 21 February 2020
Hard worker & very knowledgeable.
Sent in by Dave Padmore
Battle, 04 October 2019
Great service, very friendly and know their business. Great to work with - I would strongly recommend them!
Sent in by Paul Devereaux
Tunstall, 30 September 2019
Most efficient and friendly service I have had in a long long time.
Sent in by Paul Scutt
Sittingbourne, 30 August 2019
Once again and you can quote me you have gone above my expectations and given absolutely brilliant service far better than any other travel agent I have used. Regards Lesley and Paul
Sent in by Peter Pitts
Rainham, Kent, 28 August 2019
Great service and already recommended.
Sent in by Lesley Scutt
Sittingbourne, 28 August 2019
Steve was thorough and very informative and exceeded my expectations.
Sent in by Graham Sellick
Sittingbourne, 28 August 2019
1st class service. Found me a great deal on same day as requested.
Sent in by John Pitts
Sittingbourne, 21 August 2019
Very quick and efficient. Very pleased with the service that we have had from Steve.
Sent in by Maurice Dunk
Sittingbourne, 20 August 2019
Superb! All so quick and very professional!
Sent in by Luke Halles
Chatham, 20 August 2019
Very friendly and efficient made the whole process stress free!!
From the pristine white-sand beaches of Thailand’s idyllic islands to the sprawling wide-open roads of the USA; the historic and breathtakingly beautiful architecture of India to the crystal-clear turquoise waters of the Maldives – there’s a world of wonder out there and it’s just waiting to be explored.
Contact me on 01795 570 017