Selfless September: Travel Inspiration

Selfless September 

Treat yourself to some Travel Inspiration

As September settles, we’re all still finding our feet with new list of back to school and work procedures.  And with current travel restrictions changing weekly, it’s hard to know what you can and can’t commit to right now.

But there’s nothing more enjoyable than dreaming of a sunny beach or a luxury hotel room, so we asked our local travel expert Donna, the Store Manager at Hays Travel, to give us some guidance.

‘Here at Hays Travel Ballymena, we are really beginning to see customer confidence grow,’ says Donna.

‘Foot flow is definitely on the rise and customers have taken well to the Hays Travel Peace of Mind Guarantee. This campaign means that selected new bookings can be amended or cancelled free of charge up to 6 weeks before departure.  This offer, on top of our low deposit of £49 with monthly direct debit, makes the holiday more affordable and hassle free.’

Did you know that the team at Hays Travel have access to all the tour operators including Easyjet Holidays and Jet2? This means they are seeing an increase in customers coming back to booking through a local agency.  Not only do they offer the benefit of a team of travel experts, but also that reassurance that if your trip does become affected, Hays Travel can rearrange details without any hassle to the customer.

Rediscover local breaks

Many of us have enjoyed staying local this summer, and Hays Travel are currently offering a range of local breaks that are proving popular in the current conditions.  From overnight hotels in Belfast for as little as £41 per person on New Years Eve!

Or how about a luxury stay in Lough Erne Resort from £147 per person? The team at Hays Ballymena really do have something for everyone, so definitely worth a chat if you’re looking for a simple staycation nearby.

Now’s the time to bag a bargain to go abroad


Donna says that interest is still high for trips abroad, and there are some fantastic deals to be found:

‘We are seeing Turkey sell really well, along with Portugal, and as cruises are starting to sail again, this is becoming an ever more popular option. This week in particular we have seen huge interest in long haul holidays, with Las Vegas for 7 nights starting from £499pp in June (WOW!), and Mexico becoming a firm favourite for a family holiday with prices from £3,699 All Inclusive for 10 nights (DOUBLE WOW!)   There are some amazing deals out there, and we will continue to offer our customer the product that is right for them, whether that be a local holiday, or an overseas trip.’

Find out more on social media

Donna’s team have also been sharing their own holiday experiences on social media, with great feedback to date from customers. Travel has been brought to life on social media, with team members logging daily updates on what to expect from travelling through the airport, the transfer process and any restrictions in-resort.

Donna adds:

‘Sharing this level of detail on social media has really helped many customers understand what to expect.  We hope it has given customers a bit more confidence that foreign travel is still a great option, albeit with some noticeable changes. 

Please do come into the store for a chat about any travel concerns. We will continue to explore all customer requests to give everyone peace of mind that they are safe making new bookings. We will also ensure they still receive the best service possible, both in store or by social media , whichever their preferred choice of contact.’

You can contact Donna and the Hays Travel team directly on 028 2553 0019, and the store is currently open from 9.15am to 5.30pm.  In case this changes, please check the latest store opening times here before you visit


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