Martin Sandland-OwensView Profile
My name is Martin your local travel expert based in Manchester.
The world of travel is my passion, and as your local agent, I am one of the lucky few to have been in my dream job for over 20 years. My previous roles also include being a part of the Cabin Crew & Passenger Service, giving me a lot of first-hand knowledge, so I am full of handy little hints that can turn your trip into the perfect holiday.
I have travelled to many countries, from fly-and-flop retreats in Barbados and Gran Canaria, to skiing breaks at Aspen Snowmass. The many voyages I have enjoyed around the med on most ocean liners large or small, and also on rivers in Europe like the Rhine and Danube, have put me in the best position to specialise in selling cruises. I also regularly attend the river cruise conventions — a great opportunity to see how individual the ships are, and how they all offer the most amazing destination experiences, so I can better advise you.
Aside from my globe-trotting pursuits, another hobby that my life revolves around is rugby. I am heavily involved in supporting my local club, and by combining both my interests, I have even arranged rugby tours…along with other group-related travel like ski holidays, family getaways, and tailor-made trips such as those for the LGBT market.
My guests are not just for one trip; my guests are for life. I achieve this through providing exceptional customer service from the enquiry stage right up to the moment you come back, when we can swop stories, sharing memories of our incredible adventures.
As a member of The Holiday Village team, which also belongs to the Travel Village Group — an award-winning family-run business trading for over 61 years — all holidays booked through me are ABTA and ATOL protected. Plus, being independent means I have access to a large selection of suppliers with fantastic commercial deals.
Looking after you throughout your journey until your safe return is my promise, so whatever your travel requirements, please give me a call at your convenience, and let me be the one-stop-shop for all your travel needs.
Leisure Agent of the Year 2021
I have access to all major package holiday and hotel providers meaning a great deal is not far away!
We can offer great savings, with all major suppliers, on worldwide transport by coach, train or plane!
Our sister company 'Southampton Cruise Centre' is the UK & Ireland's number 1 Cfruise Agency
To make the most of your time away we have access to a huge selection of attractions, tours & transfers!
I met Martin on a Cruise Monkeys short cruise. While on board I spoke to him and booked another cruise. Today I booked a special cruise as my husband is retiring the week before we go. Martin was very helpful and tried to get whatever discount available. He was very knowledgeable about the ship having been on her this week. Great service!
Just wanted to say Martin is fantastic to deal with. I emailed him on a Sunday, and he got back to me immediately, and booked the cruise that I wanted. I really find it easy booking with Martin, and I even had the pleasure of meeting him on our last Virgin cruise.
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