Brilliant Botswana

June 4, 2019

Travel Designer Nicole Smith spent 2 months exploring Africa. Here she regales with her experience of Botswana

Botswana is different. It is often called Africa’s success story. Unlike almost every other nation on this great continent, since its independence it has managed to avoid the military coups, dictatorships and rampant corruption that have plagued its neighbours. It has mana...
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Our New Store!

August 26, 2021


In this blog, Director, Arron Mitchell, explains the changes the business has undergone over the last 6 months.  "After some 18 years in travel, it had long been a dream of mine to have my own travel business. In January 2017, I formed Platinum World Travel Ltd. I ...
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The importance of a good quality travel agent

Last week a journalist asked me this question quite seriously “With all the travel restrictions in place, you must find it so confusing?” I sat and pondered his question as he looked at me quite intently. “Well no I don’t”, I replied, “I’ve been doing this job ...
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Since March 2020 we have been dealing with the ever changing travel restrictions as a result of COVID-19. Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began we introduced our “Book with Confidence” Promise. This is essentially means that the operator of the holiday is offering flexible a...
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Cruising the Middle East

February 12, 2020
Well as some of you know I’m a big cruiser…. I have recently completed my eighth cruise in four years with some friends and we travelled around the Arabian Gulf.  Arabian Gulf??  I hear you cry….a strange place to cruise.  Well I...
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In November, Director, Arron Mitchell travelled out to Western Australia’s for Tourism Australia’s biennial Corroboree Event. Here he recaps on why you should visit Western Australia. I took the late-night flight out of Heathrow with Singapore Airlines to Perth via Singa...
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Cruising with Cruise & Maritime

September 19, 2019

Marco Polo

When the chance came up to experience Cruise & Maritime’s Marco Polo on an overnight cruise, I couldn’t let it pass me by. It was a great opportunity to get to know a cruise brand I wasn’t overly familiar with and see for myself what our customers can expect from a voy...
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Enigmatic Egypt

June 29, 2019

Why Egypt?

When our travel partner's asked me if I wanted to go to Egypt to go on Nile River Cruise and explore the red sea resort of Hurghada, I literally jumped at the chance. Having been to Cairo some 16 years ago, I've always been awe-struck by the ancient civilisation of Egypt. Ou...
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January 23, 2019
For as long as I have been in travel, Fuerteventura has been nicknamed "Dirtyventura", but is that nickname deserved? In December, the week before Christmas, we headed out to Fuerteventura for a bit of winter sun and to escape the 10 inches of snow that had been dumped in my...
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South Africa's Western Cape

January 20, 2019
It’s been 7 years since I last visited South Africa and I absolutely fell in love with the country. When some friends from Zimbabwe asked us to meet them in South Africa for a catch up, well it was a no brainer and I started planning our trip. Due us all meeting in Cape To...
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