About Us

Design Holidays – one of the most Family Friendly Travel Companies in the UK.

Did you know that in a recent survey of Design Holidays Bookings, we beat prices direct with all hotels / resorts on each occasion bar one, what did we do ? We contacted the hotel in question and further negotiated a better rate still for our client, plus a room upgrade. Due to our vast buying power we can always offer better prices than you would by booking the villa, hotel or resort yourself!

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Why Book with Design Holidays?

  • We care, we’re here at the end of a phone and we’ve been there.
  • We are not on comparison web sites – our customers get the the best prices direct.
  • You can speak to our reservations team easily on 01444 87 22 00 – no waiting and no premium number phone lines.

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Financial Security

Design Holidays have vast experience in Luxury Family Holidays. Since our incorporation in 1994,we are widely regarded as one of the UK’s leading Holiday travel companies for Family resort and villa holidays. Our main family resorts include amongst others Forte Village, Sheraton Pine Cliffs , Westin Costa Navarino , Quinta do Lago, Borgo Egnazia , Chia Laguna, Abama , Martinhal , Sani Beach , La Residencia to the multi award winning La Manga Club.

At the recent Abama Hotel Awards Design Holidays were given a top prize , again further enhancing our reputation as an award winning luxury Family Friendly Travel company.

We are members of ABTA under membership numbers Y6139 (direct) and P6655 (agents).   We are obliged to maintain a high standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct.  We are also members of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) and have provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. Our ABTOT number is 5280.  Design Holidays also act as agents for ATOL holders and all flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme as administered by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).  Bookings can be taken by credit card either online or via telephone. Travel Industry Advice  ‘Never book with any company or ‘private villa owner’ that does not allow you to pay via credit card, thus guarantee your money’.

ABTA  (Association of British Travel Agents)

Booking with an ABTA Member gives you peace of mind because we are committed to following a strict code of conduct, which means you will receive a high standard of service, fair terms of trading and accurate information. ABTA Members offer financial protection schemes and can advise you on how to financially protect all of your travel arrangements

ABTOT  (Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited)

We have provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992

ATOL (Air Travel Organisers’ Licensing) – exists to protect the public from losing money or being stranded abroad because of the failure of air travel firms. It was first introduced in 1972 and it gives comprehensive consumer protection to 28 million people in the UK who buy flights or air holidays each year.

ABTOI (Association of British Tour Operators to Italy)

Design Holidays are also members of ABTOI and have been vetted and accredited by the South African , Spanish , Italian and Portuguese Tourist Offices respectively.

Design Holidays is also one of the founding members of the La Manga business association, known as La Manga World.

Preferred Resort Partner websites of Design Holidays include :

La Manga Holidays

Forte Village Holidays

South Africa Holidays

Martinhal Holidays

Monte da Quinta Holidays

Borgo Egnazia Holidays

Chia Laguna Holidays

Abama Holidays

Sheraton Pine Cliffs Holidays

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Design Holidays are also pleased to be the official travel partner for the www.superstarsevens.com Rugby Event with a host of major Rugby stars.

Design Holidays also helped with the film crew accommodation for filming Piers Morgan in Marbella series shown on ITV 1 recently.

Design with the environment in mind

Over the years the staff and board of directors of Design Holidays have become ever increasingly worried about the eco friendliness of companies like ours in today’s modern world.

Where possible we are making every effort to re use items in all of our offices all paper supplies, in order to reduce our eco wastage along with all print cartridges. All ‘out dated technology’ including computers / mobile phones are recycled to third world countries.

Together we can help lessen the effect on our environment.

Corporate Sponsorship

Design Holidays are proud to sponsor one of the most successful National League UK Aegon Tennis Team Champions – David Lloyd Raynes Park.

Design Holidays are pleased to announce another fantastic year for David Lloyd Raynes Park Aegon men’s national league tennis team at the Aegon Team Tennis Finals. ‘Having extended our existing sponsorship agreement from 2001, we have seen a fantastic improvement from regional underachievers to national Aegon Team Tennis Champions in 2 out of the last 3 years, says Johnny Barr Director of Design Holidays & David Lloyd Raynes Park player captain.

Each year we add to our squad bringing in world class tennis talent, and this year is no exception with our squad of : Lee Childs, Colin Beecher, James Marselak , Josh Goodall, Chris Eaton, Jamie Feaver and player captain Johnny Barr. New signings to strengthen our squad for this season include Scottish International Jonny O’Mara and top UK ranked players Lewis Burton, Mark Whitehouse, Ben Draper & Oliver Golding.

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David Lloyd Raynes Park GB Aegon National Tennis Runners Up this year: Left to Right : Ben Draper, Josh Goodall, Johnny Barr (Captain), James Marsalek, Jonny Omara & Mark Whitehouse.

Design Holidays are also proud to support the Desborough Cup ,which is an exclusive annual invitational golf day founded by the late Lord Desborough in 1913 for tennis players of International / County & Club level – traditionally held at the best golf courses at preferential rates. Design Holidays involvement in tennis also extends to us supporting UK tennis talent, by helping to fund raise for Tennis First. The Design group of companies are pleased to announce their sponsorship of a Bavaria 36 racing yacht named “Cygnus” in all the regattas of the Mar Menor / La Manga and Mediterranean coast of Murcia for this Summer season.

Cygnus under the Design Holidays livery will also race in all Alicante regattas, and the world famous Cartagena – Ibiza !

Design Holidays are also pleased on a regional level to support our local community and thus sponsor Rudgwick Football Club men’s 1st team, playing in the Sussex leagues and Loxwood Football Club playing in the Sussex County league.

Head Office : We’re out in the sticks
We’re located in the Sussex countryside, close to the All England Showjumping ground at Hickstead, with excellent road links to Brighton, London and Gatwick. If you’re passing on the way from London to Brighton or in the Sussex area pop in and see us for expert travel advice !

For all sponsorship enquiries please email our corporate sponsorship division on enquiries@designholidays.co.uk

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