Friday, 4 August 2017

Please to announce that Max Travel and Orbis Travel are now official agents of the Norwegian Cruise Line. Contact us for great deals for worldwide destinations.


Monday, 12 January 2015

TAKE A SNAP OF THE CLUB MED CAB!

50 branded Club Med taxis are roaming the streets of London (Zone 1 & 2) for the next 3 months. Some will be fully wrapped and others will feature side panel advertisement.

If you take a snap of a Club Med cab from 12/01/15 to 22/01/15, just send us the photo and we will knock £100 per person off your next Club Med booking.

Happy Snapping!


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Friday, 9 January 2015


A Perfect holiday on the Turkish Blue Coast.

Would you like to spend a week on this craft?
The luxurious 30 meter CARPE DIEM I gulet.
This craft has 4 cabins for up to 9 people and it is fully crewed.
We still have several weeks available for Spring, Summer & Autumn.
Contact us for further details, availability and prices.
020 7095 0920 - info@maxtravel.co.uk www.maxtravel.co.uk

(Photography by Pete James)

Thursday, 4 December 2014

2014/2015 Holiday Message from Max Travel

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Dear Friend of Max Travel,

I would like to wish you a happy holiday season and also wish you all the best for 2015!

Before I give you updates about Max Travel:


It is unusual for me to comment on geo-political issues; perhaps the travel industry prefers to carry on as if nothing was going wrong - after all, we are in business of encouraging and assisting people to travel. But this year, I feel that the current situation needs to be highlighted.  

In the backdrop of many troubled spots around the world, the traveling community is, we assure you, determined to persevere against the global rise of terrorism and religious strife.

In the areas concerned, and there are many, it is the local people on whom we rely to provide you with their knowledge and passion that are the most affected. We must hope, for their sakes, that 2015 will be much more peaceful and that all of us will be able to lead our lives without fear.

Here is a a little catch-up news!

This year, we have continued to develop our packaged holiday ideas and these have been very popular, especially our Rome & Venice Packages. So should you still want or need to plan a last minute trip for these holidays, do let us know. Do come and have a look at what is on offer.

We have been working very closely with our friends at Mountain Tracks who provide off-piste guided skiing holidays and with The Mountain Company who offer superb treks in the Himalayas. We would be happy to personally introduce you to them should one of their holidays take your fancy.

Should a sporting event be what you are looking for, do contact us as we have many contacts in this sector. We continue to work with the Couleur Group in France who have many fantastic packages. Have a look at their website and let us know should you be interested. Rugby World Cup 2015 for example? We can offer discounts from their prices as well.

We can help you design and plan your own bespoke holiday as usual.


For our business clients, we are continuing to access great airline fares and nicely discounted hotel room prices all over the word.

We have made new contacts in the airport transfer market with Blacklane, a Germany based provider; they are reliable and provide a good quality service. We can book by to/from as well as by the hour. Their prices fit both the holiday and business budgets.

Going forward, we are keen to develop our client base so we would very much appreciate your help in recommending us to your friends, colleagues and business contacts.  

Pleasant holidays and wishing you all the best for 2015!

Kind regards from Max Travel.


Edward Jospé
Managing Director

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Sporting Events Packages

Fantastic sporting packages available from our partners in France. Have a look, choose an event and contact us for special discounts! 
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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Holiday in Venice

Max Travel clients recently visited Venice on holiday for the first time. Here is their review:

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As a family of 4, we were pondering last August where to go for our next holiday destination during the October half-term break. Max Travelrecommended Venice and organised a tailor-made 5 day trip. It was fabulous and exceeded our expectations. All were happy, adults and teens.

From the personally chosen and appointed charming private guide - thank you so much Sabrina Scaglianti - to the vaporetto promenades and gondola serenades, we were amazed by the treasures of this beautiful city. It is truly unique and a living museum on water.

The boutiques were so tempting: we shopped till we dropped...

We should also mention the fantastic Centurion Palace, hotel carefully selected by Max Travel for the fussy customers that we are. We felt like kings and queens: the staff were very friendly, attentive and so professional. The hotel itself was impeccable with beautifully appointed bedrooms and a delicious and stylish buffet breakfast overlooking the Grand Canal under blue sky and sunlight.

We were enchanted by the whole experience and service .

Thank you, the team at Max Travel .
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Max Travel Ltd
250 York Road
Battersea
London SW11 3SJ
T.+44 (0) 20 7095 0920
www.maxtravel.co.uk
Email & msn messenger ID = info@maxtravel.co.uk
Skype ID = maxtravel
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Saturday, 22 November 2014

Still thinking about organising a holiday? Many great ideas for you to look at on our website.
Come and visit and then contact us. 
Picture taken by edward@jospe.net
Click here to visit our great selection of holidays

Friday, 7 November 2014

Hotel Plein Sud - Serre Chevalier - France



It's official - Serre Chevalier is the least expensive ski resort in the Alps. In Le Figaro. So why don't you come and enjoy 250km of fabulous skiing. We have snow with more due this weekend. 

10% discount offered for confirmed reservations prior to the 15th November.

Discount of 8-20% on ski passes (depending on your date)

contact us on info@hotelpleinsud.com
www.hotelpleinsud.com
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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

FW: Trabajo - Scam

 
 
From:
Sent: 01 October 2013 03:06
To: info@maxtravel.co.uk
Subject: Trabajo
 
Envio esto porque me párese que es fraude.
     Atte.


From: doctorsilvafelizii2@outlook.com
To:
Subject: RE: C.V. Trabajo
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:16:59 +0000
¿Cómo estás hoy ,

                Los mensajes están todavía vacantes y queremos contratar a 5 varas, por lo que necesita para enviar su (CV ) Curriculum Vitae y fotografía a continuación, especifique el postion que desea solicitar , hemos decidido tomar en una niñera / ama de llaves / un cocinero / a conductor y teacher.Truly , necesito staffs.There doméstico extranjero son un montón de trabajadores domésticos aquí en Reino Unido aquí , pero es sólo que necesito un empleado de fuera del Reino Unido, que Posee los personajes de , atención maternal y el amor y también bien decidido a cuidar bien de mis hijos para mí, así que ellos toexpose a las diferentes culturas de otro país , de ahí la razón más puedo necesitar sus servicios , es de esperar que va a trabajar en mi casa y no de acuerdo a sus palabras .

Resido en Hanover Square, Londres, Reino Unido y no preocuparse acerca de los documentos , una agencia en el Reino Unido va a asegurar sus documentos y solicitar la visa en su nombre en el Ministerio del Interior Reino aquí en Reino Unido y cuando la visa es listas de la Embajada del Reino Unido en su país pedirá a usted, para que puedan apoyar el visado en su passport.Just original de seguir todas las instrucciones que te doy porque va a hacer las cosas un reality.I no jueguen con mis hijos Teri y Sara , en absoluto , ya que son las manzanas de mis ojos , he trabajado por ellos y puedo pagar tanto en ellos.

Mi decisión es que voy a pagar el 50 % de sus gastos de viaje , mientras que usted paga el 50 % hasta alcanzar aquí en Reino Unido y seré responsable de reembolso de todos los gastos realizados por usted inmediatamente has llegado hasta aquí , porque por eso que dije es que tengo pagado por 2 niñeras en los últimos meses, lo que ellos no vienen a mi casa, pero fueron a otro lugar y es por eso que me prometí que algún Niñeras / cocina / conductor o ama de casa que voy a emplear , hará que los gastos de 50 % por el mismo / ao , sólo para mí estar seguro de que no vas a hacer como los últimos Niñeras y ya está listo para trabajar con mi familia aquí en el Reino Unido porque no quiero a alguien que no se preocupan por los niños porque yo aprecio a mis hijos mucho.

No te preocupes por el Reino Unido , es un buen lugar para quedarse y que espero que disfrute de su estancia aquí con mi familia y usted tendrá el acceso a internet De hecho tengo un ordenador personal ( ordenador portátil ) en casa por mí mismo, pero mis hijos suelen jugar juegos en su propio PC , voy a conseguir un ordenador para empezar a usarlo para su propio uso, immediatelly llegar a mis deberes house.The que estoy buscando son los siguientes : 1 - Supervisar el desayuno con los niños en por la mañana y sacarlos a la escuela ( Recoger mis 2kids de edades 10yrs y 6yrs viejos de la escuela a 15:50 . ) 2 - Supervisar tareas , practicar la música y las actividades de diversión o llevar a los niños a las actividades después de la escuela . 3 - Preparar y cocinar una cena para todo el mundo en alrededor de 6,30 a 6,45 hasta dos noches de guardería infantil por week.4 - Fines de semana y festivos sería libre que no habrá mucho deberes para realizar el trabajo de fin de semana out.5 - ocasional haría ser ofrecidos por una negociación previa .

Nosotros le garantizamos un viaje de dos semanas a su país de origen cada seis meses, para pasar tiempo con su familia y volver a reanudar su trabajo en el house.i normalmente ir a trabajar a las 7.00 am y volver alrededor de las 18:30 , aunque algunos flexibilidad es el esposo useful.My es en negocios personales y las ventas, la mayoría de las veces regresa antes de que yo do.I estoy ofreciendo un concierto en la posición con pensión completa ( comemos bien en esta casa !)
1 Medio Baño y cuarto de baño .
2 -TV, diferentes tipos de máquinas de video .
Equipo 3 -Personal ya Internet en . etc para usted y me aseguraré de que todo va bien con usted con mis hijos.

Si no te importa que puedo arreglar para una escuela de idiomas y escuela de conducción si wish.You debe escribir y enviar inmediatamente una copia de su CV , así como la fotografía de uno mismo a la agencia con sede en Reino Unido que le ayudará a adquirir las los documentos legales necesarios y visa que le hará elegible para trabajar para mí en el Reino Unido . Mi abogado también emitirá un acuerdo de contrato flexible para sus servicios que será de dos años , una vez que todos los demás documentos legales y visados ​​Reino Unido se han adquirido a través de la Agencia de Viajes.

Hacer llegar al organismo a través de la siguiente información:
VIAJES TYEPHONA Y TOURS LTD.
Nombre de contacto : MR.Roland Mayfair
Email addresss Contacto :: typhonetoursandtravelagencyinter@outlook.com

 


Friday, 27 April 2012

Check our April 2012 Newsletter!April 2012 Max Travel Newsletter


Spring has arrived and so it is time to firm up your summer holiday plans and long term wise, Christmas too! Especially if you are thinking of flying a long way. We can even start booking flights for 1/2 term 2013! Flights do get booked up quickly! There are great deals to be had!

We have a dedicated page on our website with a list of services which we use frequently. You might find some of these useful. Click here for more information.

We will soon be sending you information a new travel insurance product for our venerable "over 80's" clients. This cover for single and multi-trips will have no age limit and include extensions to pre-existing medical conditions. This is a step in the right direction and a welcomed development.

Also in the pipe-line will be a fantastic collection of cultural tours to Turkey, a country well worth a visit. Remember the advantages of using us! Personal service, flexible reservation solutions and much much more.

Thanks for your continued support. Max Travel Ltd

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Max Travel Ltd Identity Theft - Nanny Scam

Regarding the Nanny scam, here is the latest impersonation of Max Travel. To make sure everyone who reads this blog understands, Max Travel Ltd (the real one) has absolutely nothing to do with anyone who pretends to be our agency and/or who offers you travel documents and visas for a fee. We decline all responsibility as to any losses you may incur if you send these crooks your money.

It is imperative that you NOT FOLLOW UP your enquiries as you will loose your money!!!!!!!

Here is an example of an email you might receive:

MAX TRAVEL LIMITED 


Greetings,

Max Travel  Management  wishes to thank you for contacting us regarding the arrangement of your traveling documents to the united kingdom once again.
 
Max Travel Established in 1998 and since then Max Travel has built up a reputation amongst it clientele with low fares and efficient customer service.
With over 20years experience in the Travel and tourism business, Max Travel Limited  is a long established business, offering Excellent cheap travel documents\holidays processing to customers throughout the world.

Our Mission
To meet or exceed our customers expectations.
Our Staff
Our staff are well qualify and reliable to serve the company


The firm offers comprehensive travel service to the general public, which can be designed to suit any budget for everyone. With a custom built office, the business also has capable staff enabling clients to save time and money.

Your host family contact us about his new employee from abroad we guess is "Mr JOHN EDWARD " right, who asked you to contact us. We promise never to disappoint you as we have never disappointed him either..

We would request that you provide us with the following below requirements so that the documentation will start immediately.

We would get your flight ticket, medical insurance, tax clearance, work permit and other documents within 3 to 4 working days as soon as we receive these information's from you .

 As soon as your documents is processed,we send it via FedEx courier services or UPS , we will send you a tracking number from FedEx which you will use for monitoring of your document online okay?
 

 Below is the required information's we need from you.
- Full Name
 
-Mailing Address
 
-Phone Number
 
-Nationality
 
-Passport Photo copy  page
 
 -B.H.C {British High Commission} Address In your Location (If available)
 
-A Total sum of 1000 Pounds must be payable to our cash office so as to enable us process the necessary Documents for the insurance for you to Travel down here to UK, Flight ticket and all other necessary documents as well.
 
All Documents will be processed and arranged here in our Office after which will be forwarded to the British High Commission in your location for verification. Also, some Copies of this Document(s) will also be sent to you. We will like you to get back to us as soon as possible.

With just 4 full time trades people,Max Travel Limited has a professional team, qualified to degree level.

The processing of your documents will begin as soon as we get all this necessary information's from you

In anticipation of your response

Yours Faithfully,
MAX TRAVEL MANAGEMENT

Copyright 2011 Max Travel Limited. All Rights Reserved.
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Post code Address :250 York Road Battersea London SW11 3SJ

UPDATE ON THE NANNY SCAM

There is an organisation in the UK which you can contact if you have either been in contact with the crooks that perpetuate this scam or if you have actually been defrauded from your money.

The organisation is called: Action Fraud and they are linked to the British Government. This is what they do:

"Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre.

We provide a central point of contact for information about fraud. People are scammed, ripped off or conned everyday and we want this to stop. We believe that we can beat fraud if we talk about it.

The service is run by the National Fraud Authority – the government agency that helps to co-ordinate the fight against fraud in the UK.

Our online fraud reporting service is available 24 hours a day, enabling you to report a fraud and find help and support. We also provide help and advice over the phone through the Action Fraud contact centre. You can talk to our fraud specialists by calling 0300 123 2040.

Reports taken are passed to the police who may contact you for further information. Action Fraud does not investigate the cases and cannot advise you on the progress of a case."


This is the link you need to use: http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/node/200

This is the link you need to file a complaint: http://www.actionfraud.org.uk/report_fraud

In terms of letting Max Travel know if these crooks are impersonating our agency, do please let us know and we will try and block their email addresses at a minimum.

Regards,

Max Travel

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Aysel Apartments in Istanbul - For rent - Perfect for Holiday & Business Rentals


•5 Newly renovated flats very near Taksim Square, Beyoglu / Istiklal Caddesi



•The turn-of-the-century Aysel building offers five newly renovated flats, four spacious two-bedroom flats (sleeps 6) and a large one-bedroom penthouse (sleeps 4) in the heart of Istanbul's Beyoglu district. Beyoglu/Taksim has an excellent selection of cafes, bars, clubs, shops & galleries.


•Our 5 apartments are perfect for those who want to rent a flat in the center of the city and enjoy all Istanbul has to offer (only 2 streets away from Taksim Square). We offer a spacious and very well priced alternative to hotel accommodation for an Istanbul City Break Holiday or for a business trip.


•All our apartments are equipped with high speed WIFI and cable TV. Apartments all have hard-wood floors, high ceilings and original plaster molding. The galley kitchens, most with a marble counter top, are fitted with a dishwasher (except for the Penthouse), small refrigerator, 2 or 4 burners, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, electric kettle and all necessary dishes and kitchen equipment. A separate laundry room has a washing machine, drying rack, iron, ironing board except the Penthouse which has a clothes washer and a drier inside a purpose-built closet. Our beds have quality mattresses.

THE AYSEL APARTMENTS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE FOR LONG TERM RENTALS. PLEASE ENQUIRE.

Apartment Rental Rates start from €uro 110 / day.


You can view our page on home-away.com or on Google Sites

Watch our slide presentations, check availibility and make a booking

Friday, 12 November 2010

Western Union Response to the Nanny Scam

We sent Western Union a letter laying out the Nanny Scam and offering them proof that some of their clients are crooks. This is their response received today:


"Thank you for contacting Western Union. We are writing regarding your inquiry.

Please accept our apologies in the delay of this response. We understand your concern about this matter and appreciate you bringing it to our attention. Western Union Money Transfer service is designed for people to send money to people they know and should not be used to send money to unknown parties.

Western Union does not offer any type of purchase protection or escrow service and is not responsible for the non-receipt or quality of goods or services that are paid for using the Western Union Money Transfer service. Our obligation and commitment to our consumers is fulfilled when a Western Union agent pays a transaction to the designated recipient.

Western Union is committed to protecting the interests of our customers and can only do so when our system is used properly. As you believe you may be a victim of fraud, you should contact local law enforcement, and file a report. We apologize for any inconvenience regarding this incident.

If you have any additional comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at uk.customer@westernunion.co.uk.

Sincerely,

Customer Care

www.westernunion.uk"

So, never send money via "Western Union" to people you don't know well.

Max Travel Ltd

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Update on the Nanny Scam - Skylink Travel

We have received information about these crooks as follows:

Payment instructions:

Western Union:
Recipient Name: Powell Gray Watt
Recipient Address: Suite 401-402. Cumberland House 80 Scrubs Lane
City: London Zip code: NW10 6RF

Name: Skylink Plc,
Sort Code : 11-00-01
Account No : 07081625
IBAN : GB20HLFX11000107081625
BIC : HLFXGB21F08
Bank Name: Halifax Bank
Bank Address: London, United Kingdom

Please note that Skylink PLC does not exist.

The agency name these people use: Skylink Travel does not exist.

These are the email addresses the crooks are using:

skylinktravel@live.com

This is the text of the latest email I have received from a gentleman who was applying for a jib as a driver:

" Hello ...,


We have receive some of your details except your passport and the processing fee, do get back to us with this so that the processing of you documents can commence. You can make payment to us by either bank transfer or western union money transfer so as to speed up the process of delivery . Contact the nearest western union agent and make payment the Accountant Manager information below:"

"Upon receipt of the above, modalities to process your traveling document will commence immediately. We want you to note that processing of your traveling document will only take five(5) working days and the delivery of it will take just one day (Express Delivery). Do get back to us with the following bank detail so we can comfirm your payment..
Sender's Name:

Amount Sent:

MTCN: (10 digit number):

City:

Country:

Scan copy of the customer copy reciept/ Teller : (If payment is made through bank transfer)

Once again,congratulations and please do comply in due time to enable us expedite action.

Thanking you for your anticipated co-operation as we hope to hear from you soonest.

Yours Faithfully,
Andrew Moore
"

If you have sent these people money, there is something you can do about it to try and get your money back. Contact the bank or Western Union to report this.

Halifax
PO Box 4 Permanent Bldgs
Commercial Street
HALIFAX
West Yorkshire HX1 1BH
United Kingdom

Should you want to email Western Union's fraud office, here is their email address: wursloncrc@westernunion.com

Best regards,

Max Travel Ltd

Monday, 8 March 2010

Update on the Nanny Scam - Skyhook Travels Agency

We have received numerous emails checking the validity of a nanny position in London. This is the same scam we have previously reported on but with new names and email addresses. The travel agency they pretend to own, "Skyhook Travels Agency" does not exist; it is a fake. Do not send these people any money - they are crooks! What will happen if you apply is that they will ask you to wire money, usually £200 to £400 for "arrangements". Once you have paid these thieves, you will never hear from them again and you will not get your money back.

If you have paid them and you have used Western Union to do so, please email their fraud department at wursloncrc@westernunion.com and copy to info@maxtravel.co.uk Let them know what has happenned and ask them to contact me as I have lots of similar stories from many unsuspecting ladies all over the world.

Please read below for updated information.

Regards Max Travel.

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The position is very much vacant and thanks for your
interest in my family,I need you to send to me your Curriculum Vitae (CV),and also need you to send to me your self photograph,
with so i have decided to take you in as my nanny/housekeeper/chef/driver.Truly,I need a foreign Nanny.There are a lot of Nannies here in UK here but is just that i need a Nanny from outside the United Kingdom that posseses these characters of ; motherly care and love and also well determined to take good care of my kids for me but with the recommendation from you,hence the more reason i may need your services,hopefully you will be my kid's Nanny and do according to your words.
I reside in Wood Lane,here in London,United Kingdom and do not get worried
about any documents,an agency here in the UK will secure your papers and
apply for visa on your behalf in the UK Home Office here in United Kingdom and when the visa is ready the UK Embassy in your country will call on you,so that they can endorse the visa on your original passport.Just follow any instructions i give you because it will make things a reality.
I don't play with my kids Terry and Sara, at all because they are the apples of my eyes,i worked because of them and i can pay so much on them. My decision is that i will make 50% of your travel expense while you make 50% to reach here in United Kingdom and i shall be responsible for
refund of every expenses made by you immediately you get here because why i
said so is that i have paid for 2 Nannies in the past months which they did
not come to my home but went to somewhere else and that is why i vowed that any Nannies that i will employ,will make 50% expenses by himself/herself ,just for me to be sure that you will not do like the past Nannies and you are ready to work with my family here in UK because i don't want someone who don't care about kids because i cherish my kids a lot. Don't worry about the United Kingdom,it's a nice place to stay and
which i hope you will enjoy staying here with my family and you will have
the access to internet Infact i have a personal PC at home for myself but my kids usually play games on their own PC, i will get you a computer to start using for your own use,immediatelly you arrive at my house. The duties I'm looking for are as follows:
1-Supervise breakfast with the children in the morning and get them off to
school (Collect my 2KIDS of ages 10yrs and 6yrs old from school at 3.50pm.)
2-Supervise homework, music practice and fun activities or take children to
after school activities.
3-Prepare and cook an evening meal for everyone at about 6.30-6.45 Up to two evenings childminding per week.
4-Weekends and Bank holidays would be free that there will not be much
duties to carry out.
5-Occasional weekend work would be offered by prior negotiation.We will
grant you a two weeks trip to your home country every six months,to have time with your own family and be back to resume work at th house.
I normally leave for work at 7.00am and get back at around 6.30pm although
some flexibility is useful.My husband is into personal business and sales,most times comes back before i do.
I am offering a live in position with full board (we eat well in this
house!)
1-Separate Toilet and Bathroom.
2-TV,different type of video machines.
3-Personnal compuer already Internet on. e.t.c for you and i will make sure
everything goes on well with you with my kids.If you don't mind i can
arrange for your any language school and driving school if you wish.
You should immediately write and send a copy of your C.V or Resume,and also
self Photograph to the UK based agency that will help you procure all
necessary legal papers and visa that will make you eligible to work for me in the United Kingdom. My attorney or the agency will also issue a flexible contract agreement for your services which will be for two years once all other legal papers and UK visa have been procured through the agency.
Do reach the agency via this information:
SKYHOOK TRAVELS AGENCY.
Contact Name:Mr Sodiq Bilal
Email Addresss Contact: skyhooktravelagency@yahoo.co.uk

Friday, 29 January 2010

Welcome to the Mas des Comtes de Provence in Tarascon, France.

We are delighted to introduce a new hotel to our Partner Hotel Programme.

The Mas des Comtes de Provence.

This is a small bijoux hotel guesthouse in the French Provence near the town of Tarascon. The owners have created a luxurious and peaceful 4 acre retreat amongst orchards; it is a perfect base from which to visit this rich area of France. Recommended by The Michelin Guide.

We will introduce the hotel in more details with packages in our next newsletter.

I look forward to discuss this new hotel or any other travel plans you may have in the pipe-line.

Thanks and best regards.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Steps to take if you have been caught by the Nanny Scam

Hello ****,

 

Thanks for getting back to me.

 

I’m sorry to hear that you have paid them money and I doubt that you will ever hear from them again. However, I think you can act in a positive way to try and get your money back although it may take time.

 

The first thing you should do is to quickly go to your local police station with copies of all emails and payment details and lodge a formal fraud event with them. There is probably not much they can do but unless this is registered with them (same thing as if your passport was stolen) they will for sure get away with this.

 

Once registered with the police and you have a Case or Reference Number of some kind, contact the company through which you have paid the money. This is probably Western Union? If this was a local office, report the police reference to them and lodge a formal request to be reimbursed; again, try to get a reference number.

 

Once you have done both these things, please contact me again with this information as I have contacts in London with the Western Union fraud department. (If the payment company is different I will contact their fraud department). This is important because when I contacted them before about this they said that unless I could present a specific event of financial theft, there was nothing they could do. I will also need to know all account details and names that these crooks gave you as well as their email correspondence between them and you.

 

As I said, this may take time and patience but in the long run, with your help and my contacts, we may be able to persuade the payment company to reimburse you and if possible close these people’s accounts.

 

And lastly, if you have any friends who are in a similar position, please warn them. One way to do this is to write a comment via my blog on this subject.

 

I hope this has been useful and look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Best regards,

 

Max Travel Ltd

250 York Road

Battersea

London SW11 3SJ

T.+44 (0) 20 7095 0920

F.+44 (0) 20 7095 0921

December 2009 Max Travel Newsletter

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Newsletter Issue: 7 December/2009 Top
This month we are pleased to present a new selection of honeymoon packages as well as a series of special trips to Italy. If you know anyone who is planning a wedding do please let them know about us. We are also introducing a new hotel in Bali, the Matahari. Check our new way to save yourself lots of money when you travel in Europe or America! 
 
Best Regards.


City Breaks from £199 per person!
  • Fly from London to Barcelona and stay 2 nights in a 4* hotel from £225 per person including breakfast. Barcelona is a lively city with plenty to offer, it isGaudi's Barcelona also one of the best cities
    for an amazing night life.

  • Fly from London to Budapest for 2 nights in a 5* hotel on a room only basis from £245 per person. This city has so much to offer and discover. 

  • Fly from London to Agadir, Morocco for 3 nights in a 4* hotel on a bed and breakfast basis from £245 per person. With a great location, just 300 meters from the beach this is a prefect getaway.




Holiday Offers from £399 per person for 7 nights.
  • Fly from London to Bali and spend 10 nights on a B&B basis in our 5* luxury hotel The Matahari Beach Resort from only £1655 per person. This wonderful property, set on the northern coast of the island is a haven of tranquillity. For more information on this spectacular property please see our Hotel of the Month section below.

  • Egypt: Cairo and a Nile Cruise from £1099 per person - please call us for details or look on our website for more detail on our fantastic tours of Ancient Egypt.

    Gaudi's Barcelona

  • London to Sharm el Sheikh for 7 nights on an all inclusive basis from only 450 per person in a 4* hotel - why not combine this beach holiday with a stay in Cairo or a Nile cruise with our own dedicated private guide? Or visit the Pyramids in Cairo by air as a day trip?  Please call for more detail.




Hotel Partner of The Month: The Matahari Beach Resort and Spa in Bali, Indonesia.
 
The Matahari Beach Resort and Spa.
 
Matahari pool
The 5* Matahari Resort has many unique advantages: it is a Relais & Chateaux resort with extremely high standards of service and facilities. It is very keen on promoting the local Balinese culture so you will be immersed in the island and its history. 
 
The hotel is on the north-west shore of the Sea of Bali in the Pemuteran region, 2 hours from Dempasar Airport. It is about as far away from anywhere as you can get on the island. 

The hotel can arrange private guided tours to many beautiful sites. Weddings are a once-in-lifetime event and the Matahari will certainly make sure your event is unforgettable.
 
The hotel facilities include 16 bungalows, each with 2 bedrooms and  a terrace. They  range from 50 to 100 sqm.
 
Sporting facilities include a gym, beach, tennis, volleyball etc. as well as its own PADI Resort Diving School. The local reefs are truly wonderful and the famous Menjangan Island is accessible by boat from the hotel on an exclusive basis. There is also a fantastic Spa and 2 pools.

The Matahari Resort is unique for its blend of Indonesian and European cuisine. You may even take cooking classes to learn the secrets of this exotic cuisine. There are 2 restaurants and a bar.

Matahari bedroomPlease call us for more fantastic rates or please visit our website.   
 
 


Villa / Apartment of the Month: The Champagny en Vanoise Apartment in the "La Plagne" ski area.
 
Champagny Chalet
The 3 bedroom Le Chargalon apartment is in the charming village of Champagny en Vanoise which is linked to La Plagne and Les Arcs with 425kms of Pistes, 3 glaciers and 2 summits of more than 3000 meters.


The apartment is situated at the top of the village, overlooking the whole valley towards Courchevel, and only a very short, level walk to the telecabin. 5 Kms away, in the valley of Champagny En Haut, Ice climbing enthusiasts have access to the only artificial Ice Tower in Europe as well as 22 kms of maintained Nordic Cross Country Skiing terrain. Champagny is the gateway to the Vanoise National Park. If you like the mountains, this is an ideal village for both winter and summer holidays.  
Champagny 2
 
Click here for more details, availability and rates. We can assist you with flights and car rental as well.
 
 
 
 


Tour of the Month: Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar, 12 days from £2,099 per person (for a family of 4). 
 
This tour was arranged for a client and took place in October 2009.
 
 Tanzania Safari
 
Day 1. Return flights with British Airways to Dar El Salam and on to to Arusha. Transfer to Tarangire National Park
Game drive in park with picnic lunch, dinner & overnight at Maweninga Camp.
 
Maweninga Camp

Day 2. Tarangire, full day game drive in Tarangire NP
Lunch at Tarangire Safari Lodge, dinner and overnight at Maweninga camp
 
Day 3. Tarangire / Manyara / NGO      
AM departure to Manyara NP.
Picnic lunch under the acacias.
PM game drive in Manyara and departure to Karatu
Dinner and overnight at Plantation Lodge
 
Day 4. Ngorongoro crater / Olduvai
AM Departure to Ngorongoro crater for game drive with picnic lunch. PM walk to Kopje with Maasai Escort
Dinner & overnight at Olduvai Camp
 
Olduvai Camp
Day 5. Olduvai / Serengeti
AM departure to Serengeti, Game drive on the way, Picnic lunch.
PM game drive in Serengeti, dinner & overnight at Ronjo Camp.
 
 
 
Ronjo CampDay 6. Serengeti
Full day game drive in Serengeti, Picnic lunch or lunch at camp. Dinner & overnight at the Ronjo Camp

 
Day 7. Serengeti / Zanzibar
Early AM game drive along rivers
Then head to Seronera airstrip & assist for boarding regular flight to Zanzibar

Meet & greet at ZNZ airport & transfer to Karafuu (cottage), Free PM at Karafuu
Dinner & overnight at Karafuu (cottage)
 
Day 8. Karafuu / Zanzibar / DAR / LHR
Early AM transfer to Dar El Salaam and BA flight back to London.

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Tour Operator News: Egypt Guided Tours.
 
Max Travel & Egypt Guided Tours specialize in providing the best value-for-money holidays and tours to Egypt. We offer guided tours with your own private Egyptologist. These are truly unique holidays which greatly surpass those offered by mass-market package tour companies. Please contact us for more information.
 
For an idea on some of the fantastic itineraries we have to offer see below:
 
1) Classical Egypt 1 - Cairo and Luxor - 7 days
2) Classical Egypt 2 - Cairo and Luxor - 10 days
6) Lazy Days & Balmy nights - 3 day cruise & 4 days Luxor
 
Please send us a booking enquiry form or call us for more details. We can also tailor make ANY holiday to your requirements.
 
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Theatre & Meal Breaks from £32.50 per person!
  • GreaseThe Lion King with a pre-theatre meal from only £40 per person.
  • Grease - this fantastic show is offering tickets from £26 per person including a meal!

  • The amazing city of London has numerous Theatres. Combine a great play or musical with a pre or post-show meal for a memorable evening out. We have many shows to choose from such as Oliver, Hairspray, Joseph, Dirty Dancing, Billy Elliott, The Lion King and many plays.

    Should you be out of town then ask us for some of our fantastic hotel rates and include an overnight stay. We can also book excursions and river cruises etc. Call us now for more details.

Rail and flight offers:

 
St Pancras London
  • Paris day trips with lunch included for only £99 per person. We can also offer Disney packages as well as day trips to Brussels or Bruges - please call for details.

  • We can offer rail journeys throughout the UK and Europe, please call for rates and details. 



Other Culture, Sports, Activities & Events:
Through our Sporting Events company Couleur Sports, we now have for sale packages for the following World Events: 
  1. The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup in South Africa
  2. The 2011 RFU Rugby World Cup in New Zealand 

Packages for these events and others such as the Rugby 6 Nations 2010 are available; please contact us for further details.
 
We can offer a varied range of other packages, for example:
  • Cookery holidays (new Italian packages available)
  • Wine tasting Holidays
  • Painting holidays
  • Activity holidays (Ski, Trekking, Adventure and much more!)



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newsOther Max Travel News:
 
Have you ever wondered how to avoid the huge fees your credit card companies charge you when you pay for hotel bills or restaurants in the €uro Zone?

Well, here is how to do it; you can now have a corporate or private Caxton FX €uro denominated Mastercard. This will be charged and debited in €uros. All you need to do is to fill it up with pounds (online) before you go. There are no exchange or commissions fees involved. This works for the US$ as well.

We have been using these cards for the last few months and it has saved us many £'s! Here is a link for you to have a look at, or mention Max Travel if you call Caxton (020 7201 0526).

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Max Travel has added a specialist Honeymoon / Wedding / Hen and Stag Weekend section to the website; should you have any requirements for such occasions please send us an email or call us for information. We are developing new ideas but so far we have honeymoons to Bali, Italy, Greece, the UK, Malta and Egypt.  

Our friends at Mountain Tracks have just released their new 2009/2010 brochure; it is packed full of wonderful trips. Do have a look at their website or email them for a brochure to be sent to you.
 
Sincerely,
 
Max Travel Ltd
 
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