Customer Testimonials 2012

Our lovely holiday in Abu Dhabi

Hi Sonia, Hope you had a good Xmas.

Our lovely holiday in Abu Dhabi seems a long time ago now but it was fabulous! Everything went smoothly - the flights with Etihad were excellent and the outbound flight was only half full so we had 4 seats between 2 of us which was an unexpected bonus. Our transfers to and from the airport were all on time and very professional.

The Hilton Abu Dhabi was superb. Not sure if you are aware but it is the oldest hotel in Abu Dhabi ( from the early 70's) and is now surrounded by very new and tall buildings, but for us that makes it special. The staff were exceptional and really went out of their way to help. The Hilton Beach Club over the road is a gem as apart from Fri & Sat when the local members are there it is quiet and felt like you were at a private club.

Overall we were delighted with our trip and will definitely go back in a few years as they are doing a lot of development on the cultural side with lots of new attractions due to open in future so will be nice to see how it all pans out.

Thank you for sorting it all out for us and will no doubt be in touch again - we are thinking of USA - possibly Texas next year so will need to look at flights etc at some point! Kind regards and Happy New Year.

- Michelle Insley

Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai - Great Value for Money

Hi Matt, just a note to say thankyou for doing our booking to IBN BUTATTA GATE HOTEL the hotel was wonderful and great value for money cant speak to highly about it. Great flights etc all in all a wonderful holiday.

- Irene Whitworth

Rixos The Palm Dubai - Fab Holiday, Fab Hotel, Fab Services

Hi Aaron, Fab holiday, fab hotel, fab service from everybody involved - my congratulations to you on perfect arrangements. Please advise any future deals to Dubai as we want to go again lol.. Thanks

- Peter

Abu Dhabi Holidays

Hi Sonia, Just a great big thank you for booking us such a wonderful holiday at the Emirate Palace Hotel UAE it was fantastic. On arrival we were upgraded to A Pearl Room with Pool and part see view. The staff could not do enough for you , the Butler Service and the the cleanliness of our room was fantastic. Also the dinning room and waiter service was great. Lots of choices of food, but also we were asked most evenings if they could cook us anything different as to what was on the buffet, so quite often we ordered something grilled .The Hotel is vast, but fantastic I was offered as I'm not very mobile,a scooter to ride around in for the Whole Holiday it was great, I was able to keep the scooter outside of my room each evening , as we asked to be accommodated in the East Wing of the Hotel a little further from the Buffet Restaurant. The only small problem we had was the hotel informed us as to they had no clarification as to who was transporting us back to the Airport on departing ,as they wanted to know our departure time from the Hotel, so concierge were very helpful and made several phone calls and faxes to the contact you had supplied and I must say everything worked like clockwork.

Once again thank you Sonia and VALUE ADDED TRAVEL for booking us such a Brilliant HOLIDAY

- Margaret Withers

One&Only Royal Mirage The Palace Dubai

Hi Sonia. We had a magnificent holiday. The hotel was stunning and more then met our expectations. The flights were on time and the connection times were good.

Thank you for all your help and we look forward to booking with you again.

- Hanifa

Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai

Hi Aaron just to let you know got back from Dubai everything went smoothly Hotel was very nice and had a great time Thanking you

- Carmela Thacker

Multi Centre - Maldives & Sri Lanka

Hi ROY We had a fantastic time in Sri Lanka and especially the Maldives every thing went perfect. The walk up Loins rock was something else but we enjoyed it,our guide Conrad was very knowledgeable and good company. Thank you for all your help in organizing it all we will definitely come back if we want something like this again. All our good wishes to you Roy.

- Lynn Irwin

he St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi

Dear Sonia, Thanks. We had an excellent holiday. The hotel was fantastic and the flight were also good. I will definately give you a call the next time we book a holiday. Can I also add that your help was fantastic in helping to find a suitable holiday.

- Gurkirit Kalkat

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai - We'd a wonderful holiday

Hi Aaron, Just to let you know we had a wonderful holiday . Lots of guests at the hotel had not heard if your company and were impressed with our deal . The only problem was with the return transfer which concierge could not get hold of and they didn't show . Think I mentioned that this had happened in the past with other companies so didn't really surprise us . All in all the holiday was just perfect .

- Suzanne Morgan

Atlantis The Palm Dubai - All we'd a fabulous holiday

Dear Sonia, Yes thank you, we all had a fabulous holiday. Really enjoyed ourselves and would do it again for sure. Thank you for all your help and assistance. If you have any special deals in the future, especially to the Maldives, pease don't hesitate to contact us.

- Wendy Collins and Cris Boyce

One&Only Royal Mirage Arabian Court - Fantastic time in Dubai and didn't want to come home!

Hi Sonia, We had yet again a fantastic time in Dubai and didn't want to come home!

The hotel - One & Only Arabian Court was as you explained a wonderful luxury hotel - great location, tasteful rooms, beautiful surroundings, delightful pool and delicious food. Everyone was very helpful and friendly and a great place for our teenage girls. They really looked after us on our anniversary leaving us beautiful flowers, chocoate heart and a picture frame gift! We found it just as good as the villas at the Madinat Jumeriah but in a different kind of way.

Many thanks once again for all your advice and help. We would like to try Abu Dhabi next time for a change hopefully in February half term, so please let us know if you get any good deals before then.

- Julie Barton

Multi Centre - Kuredu Maldives & Jumeirah Beach Hotel Dubai

Hi Sonia, Yes we are back to reality. Our holiday was fabulous and worth every penny.

Both Di and I would like to thank you for helping us book our holiday and also for the upgrade that we received at Kuredu Island. We both really enjoyed ourselves and especially Di on her birthday when she was treated to her bed being decorated with flowers and a special dinner and cake in the restuarant.

We have been to the maldives 4 times now and have never returned to the same island but would definitely go back to Kuredu. Nothing was too much trouble, the Jacuzzi Villa's are amazing and wearing no shoes for 10 days was fabulous. Dubai was very luxurious, hot and a worthwhile experience.

Thank you again for all your help, we will definitely be booking with you again.

- Tracey Clayton

Atlantis The Palm - I will look no further than Value Added Travel

Hi Sonia, We have arrived back from our amazing holiday in Dubai we all had a fantastic time hotel was fabulous and the staff couldn't do enough for us it truly was first class !

So I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help in arranging our holiday of a life time that we will never forget ! I passed your details onto other holiday makers that sadly paid way to much for there trip and I highly recommend that half board must be taken as we counted it would have been an extra £5000 in food alone costs for the ten days that we were there so thanks again for that , so to finish if we ever decide to return to Dubai in the future I will look no further than Value added travel thanks again Sonia

- Pauline

Two weeks in Jebel Ali Hotel Dubai was fantastic

Hi Bob, Just to say we had a great holiday.Two weeks in Jebel Ali was fantastic.Absolutely no noise re building works Palm Court . They gave us a suite.with a sea view. RESTUARANTS were excellent. Each of the restuarants were individual and the food fabulous great shout Bob as always we will be back in contact for our next trip

- Kevin McCormack

Go on Another Holiday in the Near Future with Your Company

Stayed at Marina View Hotel Dubai

Hi Bobby, How are you ? I am just emailing to say that we stayed very happy with our holiday to Dubai even though the 5 days flown by so quickly. The hotel was really nice and everything was ok with the flight.

I am looking forward to go on another holiday in the near future with your company.

- Ekaterina Kalvacheva

Reasonable Price & Fantastic Hotel - Atlantis Hotel Dubai

Dear George, I just wanted to let you know that we have now come back from our holiday at the Atlantis in Dubai and had a great time. I would like to thank you for your help in sorting this out for me and for the reasonable price which we paid for what was a fantastic hotel.

I will certainly come back to you if I am lucky enough to go long haul again soon. I will be keeping an eye out on your deals and will recommend your company.

- Mandy Russell

They Made our Wedding Anniversary Very Special! - Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Hi Sonia, We had a lovely time and it was as nice as we remembered it (our 3rd time). The flights etc were superb and the hotel very accommodating and they made our wedding anniversary very special!!! We will definitely visit the hotel again and we were very pleased with your service and will use you again.

- Deborah

Value Added Travel for being So Great

Dear George, We got back from our holiday at the weekend and I wanted to get in touch to say a HUGE thank you. As you may recall, I was nervous about your package as the price was so competitive but I am delighted that everything about our trip was exactly as you had described. It was all perfect.

Thank you and Value Added Travel for being so great - I have already recommended you to many of my friends and we will definitely be using you again in the future.

- Mr. Lyn

Flight, Hotel and Dubai First Class!! - Atlantis Dubai

Sonia we had a great time ... flight, hotel and Dubai first class!! Will you let me know if you see any other offers on Dubai as would like to return ... but to another hotel for a change of scenery ... kind regards and thanks for your service

- Tony Beresford

Fabulous Time Thank-you for Everything

St. Regist Abu Dhabi

We had a fabulous time thank-you for everything. We are in fact looking to book Dubai for 5 nights on a similar basis in Jan-Feb so I will be contacting you to see what you have. I looked on your website but the special offers only ran for the next couple of months, Do you think there would be any offers nearer the time?

- Louise Brearley

We have saved up again we may well get back to you

Hi Sol, Just a note to say we had a great time in Vilamendhoo and Atlantis hotel Dubai. The arrangements worked very well and the quality of the transfers at both resorts was first class, so when we have saved up again we may well get back to you. Current weather report Maldives wet but warm and gentle on the skin for children, Dubai very hot and hazy, first class hotel facilities at both locations.

- Dave Collins

Great Hotel - Looking Forward to October Already

Le Royal Meridian Beach Resort and Spa

1st class – Hotel great / Transfers excellent. Thanks for a great service – looking forward to October already

- Garry Owens

Hotel is Stunning & Outstanding - One&only The palace

Hi Sonia, Thanks for your email and yes everything was fab thanks , you did really well with everything including the transfers and "honeymoon flowers, chocs and a complimentry photo frame " so thanks very much.

Hotel is stunning and the food and service was outstanding, in fact I have sent a request thru to your company this morning for inbetween xmas and new year perhaps you could have a look for us. many thanks once again.

- Helen

Your Excellent Organisation of our Holiday

Hi Sonia, Yes, we are home and we had a fantastic time. Thanks mainly to your excellent organisation of our holiday. The Hotel was really lovely and perfect for us. I think I told you that I worked as a Hotel Management Training Consultant in Dubai so I know the Hotels fairly well although never been to JA Palm Tree Court before. I think some of the Hotels are pricing themselves out of the market but The Palm Tree Court is just perfect. We did not find it too far out and although we went into central Dubai it was lovely to come out again away from all the hustle of Jumeirah and central Dubai.

The food, the staff and cleanliness of the hotel were second to none. We were treated like Royalty. On our friends Wedding Anniversary we both received a lovely Chocolate Cake, which I am sure you arranged so a BIG Thank You. The Hotel let us stay on the last day until our departure at 21:45 even allowing us to keep our rooms and use our All Inclusive Package.

We cannot wait to go back so PLEASE let me know if there are any good deals going for later in the year or early next year.

Thought that you might like to know a little about the construction. The first thing to say is that at the moment you really are not disturbed at all. The main work starts on June 1st and I think there will be a few issues then. They are building a new pool on the beach by the Palm Tree Court and also expanding the Asian Restaurant ( which will be closing) They are also continuing with the Room expansion and doing other work in the Jebel Ali. They are offering Hotel credits for the Spa etc over this time and expecting it to finish in October.

Our friends are hoping to go back next year with their family of 2 Adults and 2 Children (aged 17 and 14) also their Daughter and Boyfriend and another family with Children about the same ages. She will be in touch with you and I will give her all your details. So once again thank you so much Sonia and we will call you as soon as we are ready to book our next holiday.

- Elaine, Ken, Paula and Peter

Thank you for arranging our holiday ... definately go back to the Atlantis The Palm Dubai

Dear George, Just wanted to Thank you for arranging our holiday. We had a such a lovely time and would definately go back to the Atlantis. Thanks again! Everything was perfect!

- P Cousins

I’ll be recommending you ... Great Job!!

Sonia, Fabulous holiday….fabulous hotel…….very smoothly organised. Thanks a lot for all your help, and I’ll be recommending you….great job!!

- Nick

All in All a Great Experience - Dubai Holidays

Hi Sonia, Everything was great including fantastic hotel, excellent transfers and rep service. We upgraded to business class on return - a bit more expensive than your charges but it was worth it. Went to Dubai Classic golf and Meydan races. Bot fab. All in all a great experience and we will definitely go back and with yourselves. Thanks for your time and patience.

- Mike Ruane

Trip was Brilliant and Everything Ran Like Clockwork

Hi Jamie Feeling fully refreshed after a quick nap this morning following the overnight flight from Abu Dhabi. Great idea of yours to do it that way. Thanks. The whole trip was brilliant and everything ran like clockwork. Flights and hotel check-in worked like a dream with the e-tickets and vouchers. Everyone had a great time. There was something for all to do. We were blessed with fantastic weather throughout ( 25 - 30s C). Etihad flights and service really good although being a Man United fan I wasn't over happy about the return flight which was on the Blue Moon Rising A330 painted in the City colours !

The Fairmont hotel was unbelievable ! Ultra modern decor, lots of marble and glass with a REAL wow factor. The service was exceptional in all respects and the staff, who were so friendly, could not do enough for us. Dining in the Cuisine restaurant was fantastic with a range of choices on the buffet to suit everyone. This WAS a true 5 star experience. If you have other clients wishing to use the Fairmont tell them to enrol in the Fairmont Presidents Club prior to arrival, it will get them free wi-fi during their stay and possible discounts on golf at the AD Golf Club. Matthew and I played the course and that too was memorable.

Oh yes the cricket. Matthew went to both the ODIs and saw the skipper get a ton both games. We all went on Wednesday. Great result, great fun with the Pakistan fans adding to the atmosphere. Once we'd posted a score then the bowlers did their stuff. 3 of the TMS crew staying at the Fairmont ( Agnew, Mann and Simon Hughes who happily chatted away ).Taxis dead cheap. 15 minutes to the cricket ground. 10 minutes to the golf club.

Thanks again for all your help in putting the trip together. We all had a superb time.

- Stuart Halliday

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