What to do before you go on holiday this season.

The Holiday Season is upon us! Before you go on vacation, this is what you must do.

It’s September already, the year has passed by so fast and the holiday season is approaching. It’s certainly a good idea to get your travel plans arranged.

Enough time

Firstly, and most importantly you must allow plenty of time to ensure your travel documents are ready.  It is imperative that you make your travel bookings as soon as possible because availability becomes difficult the faster the end of the year approaches.

Travel agents

VIP Express Tourism Limited has a team of travel agents who offer superior travel services around the world.  We are here to guide you on how to travel to your desired destination. Once you are ready to make your 2019 holiday booking, this is what we need from you:

  1. Your desired destination
  2. Your travel budget
  3. Your travel dates
  4. The number of adults and children who will be traveling along with all respective ages

Please don’t hesitate to contact any of our offices for a quote and some inspiration about our travel packages and deals.

Travel essentials

Before we tell you about our quality family vacation travel deals, we’d like to remind you about some travel essentials for travelling.

  • Your favourite travel pillow to see you through moments of precious sleeping during transportation.
  • Your most comfortable travel clothes and shoes; shoes that are easy to slip on and off are best for walking around, especially during tours.
  • Your travel eye mask, in case you need to block out bright lights at any time.
  • Your travel headphones so you can tune into your favourite music or cancel out any unwanted sounds.
  • Your reading material; travel allows you to slow down and is a perfect time to catch up on some reading.
  • Puzzles, toys and family friendly games are great if you are travelling with children.

Travel destinations

Now for the exciting part about our wonderful travel packages from around the world.  Each travel destination is unique; complete articles can be seen on the supplied links.

Dubai is an exceptional place for a holiday filled with rich culture and history, adventure, first class shops, with dining and entertainment attractions. Dubai has something or everyone; beautiful beaches, mysterious deserts and heritage sites.  The bustling city has a mix of activities for all tastes.  You can try a Half Day Dubai City Tour, a Desert Safari, a Dhow Cruise and a Dolphin and Seal Show.  Dubai has the world’s tallest buildings, a modest fishing village called Dubai Creek, the Dubai Museum and intricate alleyways of the gold, spice and textile souks. Take a look at our Dubai Packages.

Durban is a sunny seaside city with many places to visit! Durban is popular all year round and hosts a great selection of hotels and attractions. If you want to spend a great family holiday on the beach, then Durban is the place for you! Durban offers a panorama of unforgettable experiences that showcase innovative and environmentally friendly products. Durban is often referred to as ‘Paradise’. Read more about our Durban Package.

Kenya has breath-taking surroundings, warmth and exceptional hospitality, excellent accommodation, fine dining, entertainment and recreational facilities for all.  Mnarani Club & Spa in Kenya located on the cliffs of Kilifi Creek welcomes you with warmth and genuine hospitality, the simple delights of space, comfort and the sensory stimuli of numerous sights, sounds and smells and the endless tropical canvas of colours. Click here and make your Kenya booking!

Zanzibar is a spacious holiday complex with a 700 metres of sea front, where you are surrounded by the best service and are in perfect harmony with nature. Paradise Beach Resort with its soft, white and relaxing beaches is a family atmosphere. There is a lot of space around the resort to find your own private place. The island is under the influence of the Indian Ocean tides, caused by the effect of the moon’s gravity against the mass of the ocean. The difference between low and high tide can be of up to 2.5 metres, allowing a fascinating view of the fluctuating coastal ecosystem. Visit Zanzibar with VIP Express Tourism Limited.

Top Resorts

Let’s look at some of the best resorts on offer. Do you want to travel to the coast or countryside? Perhaps, you want to get lost in mountains and forests? Whatever it is you and your family are looking for, we have you booked. Other luxury accommodation we offer are travel dreams brought to life. You can get your taste of sun and shopping, with drops of culture all along the way.  Each top star travel destination will leave you speechless!

Travel to South Africa:

Caribbean Estates in the lush tropical setting of South Africa’s KwaZulu Natal South Coast is a unique private Estate called Caribbean Estates, bordered by the Indian Ocean on the East and the Umtamvuna River on the South. Caribbean Estates is an established development with magnificent three, four- or six-bedroom villas available for purchase or to rent for the holiday of a lifetime. The villas are exquisitely furnished and equipped.

Garden Route Villas is a free-standing residential home Villa on the island. All the chalets have a private garden, patio and braai area. The 3- and 4-bedroom chalets have their own private swimming pool. Garden Route Villas is designed to offer you a semi home-away-from-home holiday experience, set in a residential area, with amazing bird life and walks along the lagoon PLUS the enjoyment of full resort facilities nearby.

Lagoon Beach Apartments overlook Table Mountain and Robben Island and boasts direct beach access in Cape Town’s Milnerton suburb. It offers a beach-side and roof-deck pool and a complimentary shuttle service to the V&A Waterfront. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.  The stylish rooms are equipped with satellite TV, a minibar, beverage making facilities and en suite bathrooms.

Monateng Lodge, located in a serene and tranquil environment on an exquisite bushveld property, is an idyllic fun-filled venue to relax and unwind. Monateng Lodge has chalets, a restaurant, a caravan and camping park, with its own pool, super tube slide and amenities. The resort has several recreation facilities, including outdoor chess, mini-golf, volleyball, tennis, a playground and games room for children. Guided Game drives and hikes are available.

Travel to Canada:

The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is a discovery of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, a relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, while just minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort’s breath-taking location and extensive amenities are certain to provide a casual and memorable stay in the Canadian Rockies.

Carriage Hills Resort is in Horseshoe Valley, just one hour north of Toronto, a must visit four season natural outdoor recreation playground with rolling hills and a beautiful country setting, The area transforms into a winter wonderland with fresh crisp air, scenic vistas, four downhill resorts, great snowshoeing, cross country and snowmobiling trails. Other season activities include cycling the hills and curves of the back roads, gliding over the treetops on a zipline or golfing at the many premier golf courses.

Travel to Australia:

The Beach House Seaside Resort is your ticket to coastal bliss, positioned opposite one of the Gold Coast’s best family beaches on Marine Parade, Coolangatta. The iconic Coolangatta property is steeped in local history, welcoming guests from near and far like a home away from home. Beach House offers the perfect mix of modern amenities, with uninterrupted views of the Pacific Ocean and sprawling facilities that bask in the warm Gold Coast sun year-round.

The Tiki Village International Resort is located in the centre of Surfers Paradise, on the quiet shores of the Nerang River with the thrilling Hinterland as a backdrop, this resort is within a short distance from the considerable Surfers Paradise bus depot and just a walk from deluxe shopping malls, dazzling nightlife, sights and world outstanding topic gardens. Guests can utilise the barbecue region to chef for themselves and their family. After an exhausting town tour, unravel the poolside brasserie whilst sipping your favourite drink.

Travel to New Zealand:

Club Paihia is surrounded by six and a half acres of native bushland. It is perfect accommodation to explore the breath-taking Bay of Islands and discover historic sites of the Maori culture. You can boat cruise or go kayaking around the islands to the magnificent horseshoe shaped Haruru Falls. The fun includes swimming with dolphins, taking picnics on secluded beaches, and soaking up the charm of the local atmosphere. You can play tennis or enjoy the heated outdoor swimming pool and appreciate the acres of leafy scenery.

Travel to Thailand:

The Elegance Suites is close to Silom, Bangkok’s most vibrant business, financial and shopping districts, Elegance Suites is an all-suite accommodation catering to both business and leisure travellers. A range of facilities and services include a restaurant serving Thai, Chinese and European cuisine; rooftop pool with Jacuzzi, bar and sundeck; sauna; traditional Thai massage; secretarial service and high-speed internet connection. The tour desk is on hand to provide information on sightseeing and tours.

Travel to China:

Jinqiao International Garden Beijing is located within the Second Ring Road of Beijing with easy access to the CBD, China World Trade Centre and the Oriental Plaza. It is five kilometres to the city centre, two kilometres to Beijing Railway Station, 20 kilometres to Beijing International Airport and the Beijing International Exhibition Centre is a 25-minute drive away.

Travel to Indonesia:

Peninsula Beach Resort is luxurious and spacious accommodation designed with the discerning traveller in mind. At Peninsula Beach Resort, you can relax in lush tropical gardens, cool off in a beautiful 650sqm swimming pool, or take a gentle stroll along white sand beaches. Whether you are looking for an action-packed adventure holiday or a more laid-back affair we are perfectly located for you to sample every one of the many delights that Bali has to offer. Peninsula Beach Resort gives you and your family an unforgettable holiday.

Travel to the USA:

Orange Lake Country Club is an award-winning resort in Kissimmee, Florida, right next to Orlando. It is just miles from Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World. This resort is spread out over 1,000 acres of lakes, golf courses, and pools. World-class golf courses wind through the property. Other resort amenities include tennis courts, water skiing, outdoor pools, a hot tub, lakes, fishing and boating.

Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas is just minutes from Walt Disney Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. The spacious one or two-bedroom villas accommodate as many as eight adults in up to 1,100 square feet. Enjoy premium amenities with no resort fees. The lush tropical resort has themed pools, waterslides, a family friendly restaurant, activity programs, spa services and world-class sports facilities. Have fun in a pirate ship, on water shoots and water cannons.

Vacation Village at Bonaventure is located between the raw natural beauty of Florida’s Everglades and Fort Lauderdale’s beaches, restaurant scene and vibrant nightlife, Weston offers an upscale community that thrives on golf, tennis, and spas. Vacation Village at Weston is perfectly situated to take advantage of all these activities and features a waterfall-feature pool with poolside smoothie bar, hot tub, and fitness centre. The resort offers one- and two-bedroom suites with kitchens, dining rooms, and living rooms.

Travel to Texas:

First Fairway at Walden is in the Walden Community on Lake Conroe in Montgomery, Texas. There are one and two bedroom fully furnished units. The resort is on the first tee of the gorgeous Walden Golf course and is surrounding by the beautiful woods and greens that can soothe anyone’s soul.

Silverleaf’s Holly Lake Ranch is the perfect family outdoor vacation. The resort has its own lake and a wide variety of water activities, such as boating, swimming, and fishing. There are three pools, a playground for the kids, and the sports folks among you can try golf, tennis or hiking. There is a snack bar and game room, and beautiful land walks. There is always plenty to do or the chance to just do nothing. Silverleaf’s Holly Lake Ranch is set against a backdrop of lush pines, the area is flush with beautiful lakes, woods, and scenery.

Wyndham Cypress Palms resort is in the heart of Florida’s popular attractions, putting the best of Orlando at your fingertips. This magnificent resort offers countless amenities and activities including two heated swimming pools and hot tubs, arcade, board and card games, a book exchange, ping-pong, bingo, arts & crafts and three picnic areas. Children love exploring the fun playground. The resort features an on-site Disney planning centre, where Disney cast members assist with purchasing Disney World Park tickets and reservations.

Take a look at all our affiliates resorts.

Start planning your 2019 holiday now; we’re here and can’t wait to help with all your travel questions.

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