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The Happy Holiday Travel Planner: Your Essential Guide packed with Tips and Advice for a Perfect Holiday by [Tonkin, Mike]
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Ever gone on holiday to have a wonderful relaxing time and have it turn into a nightmare so you needed another holiday when you got home?
Ever arrived at a hotel to find that the room you booked is a total shock, nothing like the photos?
Or perhaps you got home to find unexplained amounts on your credit card relating to your car rental. I can go on with more, but I think that something like this has happened to many of us.
Help is now at hand! With the “The Happy Holiday Travel Planner” those problems will be a thing of the past. You’ll now enjoy the stress free, safe, and memorable holidays that you seek - at the right price.
I’ll give you hundreds of tips and specific advice on how to avoid the many common mistakes that travellers make. And I guarantee no waffle or padding! I give you detailed examinations and assessments of all aspects of travel, genuine case studies, useful internet links, and my own personal experiences. So, who am I?
I’ve been in the travel industry for 30 years as a retail travel consultant and manager, tour operator, tour escort, international tourist board representative, hotel inspector, product development manager, travel writer, and sales and marketing director. I've travelled extensively in Great Britain, Australia and New Zealand, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and China as well as S. E. Asia and the Pacific Islands. Most importantly, I still work in the travel industry so my information is totally up to date.
So what does that mean for you?
With “The Happy Holiday Travel Planner” you’ll finally understand how travel really works. How? Because I’m giving you the “insider” information so you can confidently pick your way through the minefield of travel offers that bombard you daily, and choose the right one for you. No more disappointments.
You’ll get the inside story on the internet travel sites, and even how to travel at the front of the plane at less than you’d expect to pay! And how would you like that room upgrade at the hotel, or spacious larger rental car for little or sometimes no extra cost? I’ll tell you how.
This book is NOT about how to live on $50 a day, travelling on the super cheap and worrying about every $ you are spending. For me a holiday is about enjoyment, relaxation, and experiencing the local culture, traditions and food. I like to travel in comfort, not necessarily 5-star, and have enjoyed great times in good 3-star accommodation. After a holiday I want to be happy, totally relaxed with lots of great memories, and satisfied that my money was well spent. How about you?
Warning. I express my opinions in a forthright way. You may not always agree with me, but I’ll never be accused of being boring!
I’m writing the book in September 2015 and changes are occurring daily, so some of the fine detail will have changed by the time this book is released. But the advice I give is perennial – the basic concepts and guidelines don’t change.
My home is Australia, and the book uses a number of specific examples relevant to Australians. However the comprehensive tips and advice apply no matter where you live in the world.

Chapter topics:
What This Book Can Do For You - The benefits
Discuss, Research, Decide, Plan – Make the right choice
Travel Agent Yes or No? – For and Against
Flights: Exploring all the Options – The nitty gritty facts
Accommodation is Just a Place to Sleep? – All types examined in great detail
Car Rental – The fine print and much more
Inclusive Tour Packages and Group Tours – Understanding what you buy
Rail Travel – Making the most of train travel
Cruising on Oceans, Rivers and Canals – Make the right choice
Visas, Travel Insurance, Currency – So important
About the Author

FREE BONUS for purchasing this book - “Mike’s 50 Top Tips for Enjoying a Happy Holiday” – my all-time top tips for when you’re making final preparations, and then actually on the holiday.

So grab a copy and start planning

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1533 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #209,228 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I am so pleased that I found this. This is an amazing achievement. The amount of research is phenomenal and the experience evident in the work put into this book is quite amazing. The author has made the whole book easy to read as well as amusing with examples and tales of disasters averted. If you need an update on something you wish to do, or need some insight into the next type of holiday you plan to take, then this is your book. No need to read the entire book at once. Dip into it as you need to. The author has a wealth of knowledge and experience which cannot fail to impress.and is prepared to share. This is gold. If you are an avid traveller or just thinking of your first trip overseas you need this book. You will learn stuff that will surprise you and also it will explain stuff that has puzzled you. The secrets and insights he shares are worth 10 times the price you may have paid for this book. I travel a lot and I have learned so much that I am recommending this book to all my friends.
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This is a great little book for those wanting hassle free travel by being prepared before you leave home. Mike knows his product.
This book is not meant to be read like a novel from the first to the last chapter. Scroll down the index and be specific and choose what you need
and don't forget to read the 50 Top Tips at the end of the book. I particularly like the advice about stowing your insurance policy details in your phone, brilliant along with other tips which only a seasoned traveler knows and willing to share.. The book met my expectations, I'm a seasoned traveler, yet there is always something to learn.
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Finally ... a book that gives you the real inside story on travel! Reading this book is like sitting down with your travel agent and them spilling the beans on all the trade secrets that will get you exactly the holiday you want for the best value. It's a must read - whether you're travelling for the first time or you're an experienced traveller. Full of great tips, advice and cautionary tales from the author's many years working in the travel industry. You'll be set with this book.
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It was just like I was sitting in the room with the author listening to his latest trip.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book has a nice personal touch with anecdotes from the author's personal travel ... 6 March 2016
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This book is a wealth of information - a valuable resource for the first-time and experienced traveler alike from someone inside the travel business with vast practical experience.. The author's let's the reader into the behind-the-scenes world of the travel agent, the airlines, and accommodation providers. The book has a nice personal touch with anecdotes from the author's personal travel experiences over thirty-odd years,- both successes and disasters. The author recommends many excellent, relevant websites He explains the pros and cons of do-it yourself planning and booking but doesn't preach . I thoroughly recommend the book to all who are contemplating traveling. You could save yourself a lot of hassles by reading this book as essential homework first
5.0 out of 5 stars Packed with every tip and you will ever need. 4 January 2016
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One of the most helpful yet eye opening reads into the travel industry I have ever read. Forget trip advisor reviews, take it from an expert!
5.0 out of 5 stars Planning a holiday - Read this first 2 January 2016
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A very handy late Christmas present, The Happy Holiday Travel Planner. I'm a regular traveller and spend hours planing. One of the best ideas and with so many online traps these days, is to try our good old retail agent, great time saver. Lots of good tips for us regular travelers who think we know all the answers and a must for the first timer.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Traveller's Bible 19 February 2016
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The detail and information in this book is incredible! What an informative insight into the tips of successful travelling and booking holidays. Michael is at the top of his field and generously shares everything that he knows to make your holiday the happiest yet! Thanks, Michael.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Read and informative 5 January 2016
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I never read such an informative and helpful travel guide. Writer must know his stuff. I am in the travel business and not only was he spot on with his observations, he actually gave me a lot of tips.

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