All about Hayley
After spending thirty-five happy years working in the travel industry, I can honestly say that I can’t imagine doing anything else. The smile on my customers’ faces as they leave the office, having found and booked their dream trip, is immensely rewarding. Miles Morgan Travel gives me the flexibility to tailor the booking to suit my customers’ requirements: an invaluable asset to working for an independent agency, after many years with other large high-street agents. My role as Manager of our Nailsworth branch brings me much happiness.
Over the years, I’ve built my expertise in European beach resorts, visiting the Canaries, the Balearics, Cyprus, Portugal and Spain, to name a few. I must admit, though, that my heart belongs to Greece! The islands, to me, are the closest thing on earth to paradise: from the touristic resorts of Crete, Rhodes and Zante to the authentic, cultural experiences in Kefalonia and Skiathos, it’s just unbeatable. My happy place involves a bottle of Mythos, a plate of souvlaki and a gorgeous sea-view at sunset after a laid-back day in the Mediterranean sun. If this sounds perfect for you too, come and see me – I’d love to book your perfect beach break!
All-inclusive packages are a wonderful way of budgeting your holiday enough to travel further afield; I’ve been lucky enough to visit many far-flung destinations this way, adding many ticks to my bucket list. The Seychelles, the Maldives and Mauritius are so postcard-perfect that I could have spent forever there, sunning on those white-sand beaches with drink in hand, staring out at the Indian Ocean. The Caribbean is also a firm favourite of mine: I’ve visited Jamaica, Antigua and the Dominican Republic, exposing me to some fascinating cultures, wonderful people and stunning beaches, while offering the comfort of beautiful beach resorts to return to.
My trip to the Italian Lakes was one I’ll never forget. I stayed by Lake Como and spent my days exploring the local area and nearby villages. Each has its own unique character, culture and community, but all are united in their lakeside views and gorgeous mountain backdrop. I also took a day-trip to the city of Milan: as cosmopolitan, glamorous and chic as it’s always described to be!
For a more homely feel, I’ve also enjoyed many villa holidays with my family in mainland Spain, Lanzarote and the Algarve. Relaxing around your own private pool, with the freedom to hire a car and visit attractions, sights and beaches, is a perfect set-up for all the family. Dining can be flexible, a particular bonus: with a full kitchen and often a barbecue, food can be rustled up in no time, with the option to peruse into town and sample some local delights on offer too.
Recently, I was lucky enough to visit Thailand, aboard a casually elegant Star Clipper Tall Ship. We cruised for seven nights along what’s known as the Northern Route, visiting many beautiful ports; Phuket, Ko Surin, Ko Samilan, Ko Rok Nok, Langkawi, Ko Kradan, Ao PhangNga/Ko Hoong, and back to Phuket. Onboard, the atmosphere is relaxed, the crew friendly, and the international cuisine delicious, all wrapped up in pampered comfort. Boat enthusiasts can choose to lend a hand hoisting the sails, climbing the mast – otherwise, lay back in luxury and let the crew sail! For me, the highlight is the sail-away: everybody gathers on deck with a glass of fizz at sunset, and the sails are hoisted to the tune of Vangelis. The sight of the sails billowing against a vibrant evening sky truly touched my heart.
If you’re interested in booking your next holiday, I’d be delighted to help you at our Nailsworth branch. Please do pop into shop or give me a call.
Customer reviews of Hayley
We have just returned from our Leger River Cruise on the Rhine that we booked from your traveltalk. We must say everything worked like clockwork, from being picked up efficiently from Stroud to our suitcases awaiting for us when we arrived at our cabin. The MV Prinses Christina even though a 3* met all our expectations, from glorious food to the most friendliest staff. It was a great taster into River cruising and has made us think that we would love to do it again. So Many Thanks
– Mr & Mrs Paine.
I would just like to Thank you for our recent holiday to the Sultans of Spain with Titan. As you said the holiday starts the minute that you get collected from your home and taken to the airport, something that we did not have to worry about along with the excursions as most are included in the tour and having a tour manager with us, just made us feel at ease. All 3 of the Parador accommodations that we stayed in gave impeccable service and all had something unique about them. Many Thanks Hayley and hope to see you soon
– Mr Moore.
We returned from our trip to Costa Rica yesterday and just wanted to let you know that everything went well. The Hotels were excellent and all the transfers were on time and efficient. The scenery was amazing, Many Thanks to Travel 2 and to you for arranging this holiday for us.
– Mrs E.
Just a quick note to say Thank you for your recommendations on our Winter Sun holiday to Lanzarote. As you said to us we would love Playa Blanca and we did. The hotel on All Inclusive was great, for a 3 star the food was amazing, the weather was great and we enjoyed our trip over to Fuerteventura. So glad that we have also booked our Summer Holiday through you and cannot wait to go. See you soon
– Mrs P.
Just to say what a wonderful time we had meeting Father Christmas in Lapland. To watch the expressions on my children's faces is something that I will never forget. We all enjoyed the extra excursions of the Husky Safari and Snowmobile Safari. To stay in our own log cabin with sauna was also an excellent choice that you made for us and with the ease of pre booking our meals at the near hotel. Thank you so much
– Mrs Smith.
I did not know that you even booked UK holidays, until I telephoned you off on the off chance. The lodge that you found us with its own private hot tub was just the answer. The site was amazing, peaceful and tranquil, a fishing lake to keep the old man happy and for the rest of us just time spent chatting in the hot tub with the clink of glasses. Many Thanks
– Mrs Price.
Hi Hayley - Just to say Thank you for our lovely anniversary Holiday to Mauritius. For a 3* All Inclusive it was very good value for money, very relaxed and kept spotless. I have never been on a holiday before where you do not have to wear shoes/sandals in the restaurant, but this was normal here. Bradley on the beach was excellent for those extra trips/excursions. I also found Air Mauritius an excellent airline to fly with. Thank you again Hayley for your expertise and service.
- Mrs Fletcher
Dear Hayley, I should just like you to know how much we appreciate the friendly and efficient way in which you, Claire, Karen and Sarah look after all our holiday needs, and have done over many years. The welcome home is very well received.
- C A Searle
Countries Hayley has visited
- Cyprus - Ayia Napa, Limassol
- Dominican Republic
- France - Disneyland Paris, Paris
- Greece - Crete, Kefalonia, Rhodes, Skiiathos, Zante
- Italy - Lake Como
- Portugal - Carvoeiro
- Spain - Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, mainland, Tenerife
- Thailand - Bangkok, Koh Samui
- The Maldives
- The Seychelles
Cruise lines Hayley has experienced
- Fred Olsen
- Star Clipper