Group Travel Feedback 2012


Throughout 2012, we received some exceptional feedback from our groups which travelled to various places and attended many different events.

Bucksburn & District Pipe Band – European Pipe Band Championships 2011/12

Grade Two Pipe Band based in Aberdeen, and founded in 1947. Competed at the European Pipe Band Championships held in Belfast in July 2011 and 2012. A regular and valued customer of Travel Solutions.

“We had a great weekend in Belfast. Hotel and food was great. Weather was nice too. Will be in touch once the season is finished and we have decided which major contests we will be attending next year” – Travelled 29-30 July 2011
~ Linda Niven

“Just like to say thanks for organising the Ireland weekend. Hotel was good, food was good and we had a very helpful bus driver” – Travelled 27-29 July 2012
~ Linda Niven


Age Concern East Belfast & Castlereagh – Brussels Tour 2012

“On behalf of our group I would like to pass on sincere thanks for the excellent organization of our recent visit to Brussels. The hotel was beyond our expectations. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and as the hotel was within walking distance of Brussels centre we were able to have two good half days exploring it.

The coaches arrived in good time every day and we had a very informative afternoon at the European Parliament. The day out in Ypres was brilliant thanks to a lovely bus driver and an excellent guide for the battlefield tour. The 3-course buffet in the Novotel in the evening turned out to be 4-course and we all ate our fill. We found the battlefield tour and the Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate very emotional. To top off a wonderful day our driver stopped on the way back in to Brussels to allow us to photograph the Atomium, despite the fact that it was almost 10.30 pm and he had been with us since 10.00 am.

Please pass on our thanks to Tellus as well, as I know they were responsible for a lot of the organization too. Our only regret was having to come home too soon! We are now very much looking forward to the next trip you are arranging (hopefully!) to the Somme next June.
Many many thanks again. Looking forward to talking to you again soon.”
~ Syd Cook


Killyglen Accordion Orchestra – Liverpool Tour 2012

“Just back last weekend from Liverpool with Killyglen Accordion Orchestra. We attended the British Championships and for the second year won our section and are still the UK Intermediate Own Choice Champions. Would like to say a big thank you to Stephen McGurk for organising the trip. The hotel was brilliant and the kids loved the swimming pool. Also a big thank you to Richard our coach driver who did an excellent job. Will be in touch shortly to organise next year’s trip. Thank You once again. To everyone else would definitely recommend Travel Solutions”
~ Jacqueline Haveron


Tassagh Cultural Rural Neighbourhood Group – Royal Highland Show Day break

“We had a great day everyone was on time and boat crossing was good.The coach was very comfortable and the drivers were helpful and pleasant. As for the weather only a light shower but loads of mud everywhere, didn’t dampen our enjoyment, as we are well used to it. A thoroughly enjoyable day. The people on the trip were asking about maybe a stop over next so that’s a positive. Many thanks to you and Stephen for all your help it was much appreciated.”
Once again thanks.
~ Esther Herron


Greenmount College – Scottish Study Tour 2012

“Thanks to Andrea at  Travel Solutions for her endeavours and professionalism in preparation for  our Work Based Diploma students’ study tour . Both the transport arrangements and the accommodation were first class. Thanks again  for all your efforts”
~ Wilbert Steen


Down Ladies Intermediate Football Team – London Break for TG4 Football Championships

“On behalf of team and management can I thank you guys for all your help in making this trip possible. Preparation and planning were superb and made things easier for me not only as a coach/manager but mentor.”
~ Down Ladies Intermediate Football Team


Fivemiletown Pipe Band – Travelled to World Pipe Band Championships 2012

“Just a short note to say thank you for organising a fantastic weekend..the hotel could not have been more perfect with most pleasant and helpful staff…”
~ Stan Coulter


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