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August 13, 2019

Wanted: Mechanical Engineer

Are you an experienced commercial vehicle technician looking for a role as a mechanical engineer on a diverse fleet of vehicles with an amazing team?

Belle Vue Manchester Ltd operates school bus services and coach hire services in the UK and Europe from our base in Stockport. We are one of the largest bus operators in the North West area.

Belle Vue prides itself on carrying passengers safely and with a high standard of customer service from start to finish. Furthermore, we offer a unique place of work, where PEOPLE are recognised as the company’s number one asset.

Mechanical Engineer, Jason

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Our maintenance team plays an important role in ensuring our fleet of vehicles are maintained to a high standard. All our teams to provide a five-star service and are supported, trained and bursting to do so!

We like to reward our many teams financially and emotionally. This is for providing the high standard of service we always deliver and for representing our business in the most appropriate manner.

If recognition is important to you, a constant pathway to grow and further your career, plus a willingness to work towards achieving goals, objectives and the company mission for all our team needs, then we are for you!

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified Mechanical Engineer to join our Maintenance Team based in Stockport. Successful Mechanical Engineers will work as part of the Maintenance Team to assist with the maintenance and repair of all buses and coaches in line with regulations and to the high, record-breaking company standards.

As a Mechanic you will be tasked to:

  • Carry out routine services and inspections;
  • Conduct wheel changes;
  • Carry out oil changes quickly and efficiently to manufacturer’s and specialist standards;
  • Repair minor defects wherever and whenever needed;
  • Ensure all documentation is completed and maintained according to company procedures;
  • Demonstrate flexibility in line with operational requirements;
  • Maintain good housekeeping and conform to Safety, Health, Environment and Fire (SHEF) Regulations.

Experience and knowledge:

  • Previous commercial vehicle mechanical and electrical repair experience required;
  • Fault finding and diagnostics.

Sound good? Well, here what we will do for you as a Mechanical Engineer:

  • Excellent rates of pay;
  • Company Pension;
  • Free membership to the Public Transport Benevolent Fund [providing legal advice, grants, therapies and reduced costs on prescriptions, eye tests and much more];
  • 23/28 days paid annual holiday;
  • Complete company uniform including PPE;
  • In-house personal development and iMA training programme;
  • In-house counter terrorism training for PCV driver awareness;
  • Team crew room with snacks, refreshment facilities, TV and internet access;
  • Social activities including a Christmas party, Christmas Savings Club, summer party, breakfast morning, team-building events and days out;
  • Charity events;
  • Flexible shifts.

Belle Vue has expanded considerably in recent years and our commitment to customer service, fleet investment and team training are all paramount in providing a service that is cost-effective and reliable. A service that keeps the customers coming back for more.

Sound like you?  Do you want to join an award-winning business who look after their staff?  Then apply now and we will get back to you ASAP.

August 6, 2019

Top 10 ways parents survive long car journeys with children

  • LISTENING TO MUSIC AND TRADITIONAL GAMES STILL POPULAR
  • BUT NEARLY A THIRD OF PARENTS COULDN’T SURVIVE WITHOUT ELECTRONIC GADGETS
  • ONE IN TEN (13%) COPE BY VISUALISING THEIR FIRST BEER OR WINE ON ARRIVAL

A new survey reveals the top ten ways parents cope with long car journeys with their children, with electronic gadgets now an essential item of survival kit for most families.

The survey carried out by Opinium, and commissioned by iCarhireinsurance.com , a leading provider of stand-alone car hire excess insurance, asked parents with school-age kids for their top tips on  surviving long (over two hour) car journeys.

Nearly two fifths (38%) admit that electronic gadgets make long journeys more enjoyable, and nearly a third (29%) say they could not survive without them. 84% also set no time limits for how long the kids use them. 

However, traditional car activities remain popular with music playing from the car system (42%) and classic car games, such as iSpy (40%), still coming out top.  Parents who wish to interact with their children may be in the minority but over one in ten (13%) actually ban electronic devices on long journeys, because 10% of them say these journeys are a good opportunity to talk.

  1.  “You really do know all the words….” (parents said with a heavy heart): Playing music in the car is the most popular entertainment (42%), with nearly a quarter (24%) downloading a playlist for the family and 23% creating individual child playlists.
  2. “I spy with my little eye….”: Two fifths (40%) say they play classic car games, like iSpy and 20 Questions.
  3. “I can’t hear you”: A third (36%) provide headphones for kids’ electronic devices so they don’t have to listen to the game, YouTube video or film their kids may be watching.
  4. “It’s my turn”: Nearly a third (32%) give each child their own device so they don’t have to share.
  5. “Can we listen to it again, and again, and again?”: Nearly a third (31%) listen to their child/ren’s favourite song or CD on repeat.
  6. “Just one more…”: A third (30%) of parents admit to bribing their children to be well behaved with treats and sweets.
  7. “Yes, you can have the kids’ meal”: Nearly a third (30%) promise a visit to a fast food outlet.
  8. “It has to be a U or PG”: More than a quarter (28%) let their children watch movies on long car journeys, while 18% listen to audio book, and 11% to podcasts. 
  9.  “Super Mario, Pokemon or Minecraft?”: A quarter (27%) let their children play computer games on long car journeys.
  10. “Get the beer and wine on ice!”: 13% of parents survive a long car journey by visualising their first pint or glass of wine on arrival. 

“I’ve done many long car journeys with my children, and it can be difficult to keep them all entertained, especially when they’re all different ages and have different interests. I’m glad it isn’t just me who hands over the tablets to have a bit of peace.” said Ernesto Suarez, CEO and founder of iCarhireinsurance.com.

Ernesto continues, “One thing you don’t want to be worrying about when hiring a car with kids, is the amount you’re going to have to pay if it’s damaged or stolen, which can be up to £2,000 even if it’s not your fault. Make sure you buy excess insurance from a standalone provider like iCarhireinsurance.com before you drive your hire car, to not only save you money, but to give you total peace of mind, once the kids have their gadgets and headphones on that is.”

August 5, 2019

Save cash at the pump

Belle Vue Manchester has brought you stories from PetrolPrices in the past that have been a huge benefit to motorists. This app is set to be the best to put cash back into your purses and wallets. So, if you want to save anything from 3p per litre and more, you could find you have saved yourself £100 per year or more, at no cost!

Please help friends and family save by sharing this web page on social media and email!

Following a crowd sourcing project to generate the funding, PetrolPrices is launching a free app that shows you how much the fuel prices are at each and every pump. So, you enter your location, you get back the local fuel stations near you and the prices they charge for unlabelled fuel such as diesel and unleaded, to branded fuels if you prefer to continue using the same brand.

For those of you who are unaware, PetrolPrices has undergone a massive change to improve stability within its business and make sure its amazing service stays alive for everyone.

Part of those changes include redesigning and focusing more of our effort on the mobile app, as discussed in this article.

Try out our brand new app using the download buttons for your Android or iOS device below.

Unfortunately, the app is currently unavailable for Blackberry & Windows Phone. However, the website will still be available for all members.

July 4, 2019

Drivers Targeted With Fake Fines

What you need to know

Action Fraud have received an increase in reports and intelligence where elderly victims are being targeted by individuals purporting to be police officers or traffic wardens. The victims are being approached whilst parked in a car park and are told by the suspect that they have parked illegally or broken a speed limit and a photo has been taken of their car for ‘evidence’.

Victims are advised that they will face a substantial penalty fine unless they pay a smaller upfront fee immediately. Victims, who opt for paying the smaller penalty, will be directed to a parking meter and asked to enter their card and PIN. These parking meters have been tampered with by the suspect in order to retain the card.

Once the victim inserts their card and are asked for their PIN, the victims are shoulder surfed for their PIN by the suspect. Once victims input their PIN, the card is retained by the machine and victims are told by the suspect to seek help from the company who operates the parking meter or their bank.

What you need to do:

If you are suspicious about the authenticity of the fine, do not pay it until you have verified it with your local council.Always shield your PIN from view when using an ATM machine, and never share your PIN with anyone.If your bank card is retained by an ATM machine, contact your bank immediately to inform them.

July 4, 2019

Top 10 Restaurants in Spain for Vegetarians and Vegans

Spain has been developing its plant-based food scene for over 30 years, and is home to a wide-variety of vibrant vegetarian and vegan restaurants for food-loving travellers

With up to 10% of All Europeans Now Following a Plant-Based Diet, These Are Top 10 Restaurants in Spain for Vegetarians and Vegans In recent years, there has been an increase in Europeans switching to a plant-based diet due to higher awareness around the negative effects of animal agriculture, as well more available information regarding the health benefits of not eating meat.

Due to this shift in attitudes, it is estimated that around 10% of all Europeans now follow a plant-based diet. Furthermore, the continent leads the way in terms of global meat substitutes, and holds 39% of the global market.

Spain, a country often praised for its vibrant food scene, is one of Europe’s most foodie-friendly destinations, and has been seeking to bring plant-diets into the mainstream for over 30 years thanks to its diverse regional cuisines and abundance of natural produce.

Starting from Vigo and Barcelona, and finishing up in the capital, Madrid, Smart Lemur, a website dedicated to authentic travelling, has chosen the top 10 vegetarian and vegan-friendly restaurants in Spain.

1. Cat Bar – Barcelona

Despite its feline-themed moniker, Barcelona’s Cat Bar isn’t home to any cats. Instead, this small, five-tabled establishment focuses on creating top-level vegan burgers and serving local craft beers. Located on the fringes of Barcelona’s much-loved Gothic Quarter, this unpretentious, bustling bar is a must-visit for anyone who loves quality, plant-based food and adventurous beers. Depending on the day of the week, there are also live piano free-for-all performances.

2. Superchulo – Madrid

Superchulo‘ or ‘Supercool’ in English is one of Madrid’s top vegetarian restaurants, and has been singled out by Cosmopolitan, Vogue, TimeOut and ABC for its optimistic and daring menu. Its dishes are based on the principle of simplicity and urges diners to “count colors, not calories”. Superchulo aims to serve environmentally-sustainable dishes, which are designed with the health of visitors and the overall planet in mind. This hip joint is also pet-friendly.

3. Pizzi&Dixie – Madrid

Pizzi&Dixie is an Italian restaurant specializing in plant-based cuisine, and prides itself on dishes such as mango ceviche, yellow curry and black garlic tagliatelle, and its novel, activated charcoal pizza, which is considered a detoxing food. Honestly. Located in the centre of Madrid, Pizzi&Dixie is a colorful locale that adds an interesting twist to Europe’s rapidly developing vegetarian and vegan food scenes of the continent.

4. VA DE BO – Palma

Va De Bo is widely-recognized for its vegan dishes, as well as the kindness and hospitality of its owner, Joao. Live piano and guitar sessions, bright colors, and bringing people together over good food, good music, and conversation are the order of the day here.

5. Veganitessen – Sevilla

Located in Seville’s Arenal market, Veganitessen specialises in plant-based tapas and sweet treats. Praised for its high-standard of customer service, Veganitessen’s greatest hits include vegetarian kebabs, cold Andaluz-style beetroot soup, and a vegan take on the much-loved German currywurst. This small restaurant also serves craft beers, vegan-friendly soft drinks, and food to take away.

6. Les Maduixes – Valencia

Les Maduixes has been around for almost 35 years, and still prides itself on being one of Valencia’s first vegetarian restaurants. This bright locale prides itself on fresh dishes such as ravioli in calabaza sauce, and basmati rice with ceps and shiitake mushrooms. It also serves up a wide variety freshly-squeezed juices and smoothies, organic lager, and bio cola.

7. Vegetart – Barcelona

Vegetart‘s focus is on locally-inspired Catalan cuisine, and this takeaway joint serves up generously-sized regional dishes such as calçot cannelloni, leeks with almond, and a vegan take on the traditional Spanish tortilla with seitan chorizo or mushrooms. This small deli also won the award for the best vegan omelette by Anima Naturalis magazine.

8. Veggie Garden – Barcelona

Located by the Plaça Catalunya in the beating heart of Barcelona, this bright and cheerful vegan restaurant’s specialities are Hindu and Nepalese meals including Thali and Byriani. However, there are other options such as vegan wok, wraps with vegan cheese and guacamole, vegan burgers, and Chinese-inspired chili tofu. Veggie Garden also blends a number of delicious juices, smoothies, and milkshakes including one containing vegan chocolate.

9. Teresa’s – Barcelona

Created by Teresa Carles Borràs, a vegetarian chef and chef consultant of 35 years, this small, unassuming vegetarian restaurant in the heart of Barcelona’s motto is “eat better, be happier, live longer.” Since 1979, Teresa and her team has been influencing Spain’s vegetarian food scene by farming their own produce, using local ingredients, and developing recipes. Dishes include bowls, salads, burgers, tacos, and smash-hit toasts. Teresa’s is also home to a gluten-free and plant-based bakery.

10. Restaurante Cúrcuma – Vigo

Widely recognized for its Neo-rustic ambience and its outstanding banana cake, Restaurante Cúrcuma is a delight for those who follow a plant-based diet, as well as those who do not. A number of online reviews cite its stuffed aubergine and vegetarian lasagne as other highlights from the menu. Diners are also urged to ask the helpful waiting staff for recommendations if they are stuck for choice.

With plant-based diets becoming increasingly popular across Europe, expect even more restaurants to begin experimenting with alternative takes on traditional dishes using fruit and vegetables. If, however, you are not fully ready to commit fully to vegetarianism or veganism quite yet, check out Smart Lemur’s list of the top 10 street foods from around the world

May 16, 2019

Belle Vue drives off with honours at UK Coach Awards

A driver at Stockport bus and coach hire firm Belle Vue Manchester has been crowned the best in the UK.

Miguel González was named top UK coach driver at the 2019 UK Coach Awards.

He was among a clutch of Belle Vue winners at the 11th annual awards, a national scheme which recognises and rewards excellence in the industry.

Miguel, 44, a married father-of-two who hails from Tenerife, joined Belle Vue in 2016.

He mainly drives on school and college routes and has become hugely popular with pupils and students. He plays their favourite music radio channel and allows them soft drinks and snacks. In return, the youngsters help him clear up their coach at the end of their journeys.

On one occasion, when Miguel switched routes, students successfully organised a petition demanding he be reinstated as their driver.

Phil Hitchen, managing director of Belle Vue, said: “Miguel is a great asset to the team and we are thrilled for him in winning this accolade.

“He has a friendly, helpful and professional attitude and receives numerous commendations from customers for his punctual, efficient and safe driving performance.”

The judges said: “School contracts are the bread and butter for many coach operators, so to find a driver who is able to keep unruly pupils under control assuring a safe and well-behaved journey while also becoming the children’s most popular driver is quite exceptional.”

Miguel was a coach driver in Tenerife until tourism waned and work became more difficult to come by. He contacted Phil on Facebook, saying he found Belle Vue appealing because of its ethos of caring about teamwork.

Phil was impressed and invited him over for a trial. Miguel studied online to get to know the main routes across Manchester and the motorway network and, after a successful trial, landed a full-time job.

Miguel said: “Just being chosen from more than 60 drivers to represent Belle Vue at the awards made me extremely proud.

“I’m so happy that everyone has welcomed me to the business and the area, and to win the award is a tremendous honour.

“I’m so very grateful to the company, and especially to Phil Hitchen, for giving me the chance to work here. Without his belief in me, my dream could never have come true.”

Belle Vue’s other winners at the awards included transport supervisor George Docherty, who won gold in the unsung heroes category.

Contracts manager Mike Mitchell won silver and mechanic Adam Tailby took bronze in the customer service and support staff category. Maintenance manager Jason Cotgrave won silver in the engineer of the year category and Belle Vue picked up silver in the innovation category for its use of the iMA teambuilding and management programme.

Phil said: “It’s great to see so many of our staff recognised in this way, demonstrating the strength in depth of our entire team.”

George, 56, was praised for literally going the extra mile in his role. He looks after route planning, co-ordinates vehicle repairs, driving assessments and training, is a fire marshal and health and safety team member, and helps out as a driver at a moment’s notice when required.

He works six days a week and organises charity events, as well as co-ordinating transport for large events, including the One Love Manchester concert in 2017.

The judges said: “George is shown to be someone who is happy to get stuck into whatever job is needed. He has a good eye for detail, even for tasks that he’s given at short notice. He regularly goes above and beyond and is a true unsung hero.”

November 15, 2018

Funtastic Ideas for Winter 2019/19

So much is happening at The Lowry Outlet this Winter, we thought you’d like to make a special trip to get it all in one visit! There’s more detail on our FUNTASTIC site:  http://www.funtastictrips.co.uk/coach-trips-lowry-outlet-salford-quays

Fancy a day at the races … or a night at the opera? Belle Vue takes you to places you really want to visit. How about booking #Aintree for you Christmas party? There’s more detail on our FUNTASTIC site: http://www.funtastictrips.co.uk/coach-trips-grand-national-aintree/

Freeport Fleetwood has been renamed Affinity Lancashire and that’s just the beginning! A shopping experience with exciting brands at up to 60% off. Book your day trip today! http://www.funtastictrips.co.uk/coach-trips-freeport-fleetwood/

See more on our sister website:

Coach Trips to Southport Pleasureland

Coach Trips to The Grand National at Aintree

Trafford Centre

Coach Trips to Liverpool One

Coach Trips to The Lowry Outlet in Salford Quays

Coach Trips to Freeport Fleetwood

Coach Trips to Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet

Coach Trips to The Meadowhall Centre in Sheffield

October 14, 2018

Health and Fitness Travel Launches New Website

Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has released their all-new global website. Substantial revamps have led to improved aesthetic design, better accessibility and an intuitive layout, providing optimal navigation and even more resources for customers looking for a wellness holiday.

With the UK and Australian websites becoming international and advanced filtering of holidays, the consumer experience has improved exponentially.

Paul Joseph, co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel says “We continually strive to evolve and provide the best service possible and expand our offerings to the diversifying needs of our clients. Having a global-friendly website allows us to spread our passion for travel and well-being, placing us one step closer to achieving our mission of improving the lives of 100,000 wellness travellers by 2028.”

To achieve their mission, the global team, with headquarters in London, Melbourne, Manila and Toronto, are working hand in hand with partners, sharing accumulated knowledge and expertise, journeying far and beyond to seek new experiences they know their clients will love.

To experience the new Health and Fitness Travel website for yourself visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com

Explore Health and Fitness Travel’s latest holidays, featured on the new website:

Pine Cliffs, Portugal

Set atop the scenic Algarve cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Pine Cliffs is a secluded haven that provides a well curated luxury holiday. The resort is beautifully designed, adorned with murals and hand painted tiles that exhibit the richness of Portuguese culture. Be as relaxed and pampered as you wish with lavish spa treatments or active and on the go as you enjoy a broad range of fitness facilities and outdoor activities. For those wanting to enjoy the sun, sand and sea, venture a little further via panoramic lift and boarded walkway to the pristine Falésia Beach.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Pine Cliffs from £1,985pp or £2,905 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

The Retreat Costa Rica, Costa Rica

A private haven perched on the sloping hillside of a quartz mountain, The Retreat Costa Rica exudes intimacy and calm with just 11 rooms. This transformational retreat was founded by life coach, celebrity chef and best-selling author Diana Stobo to provide a place that epitomizes well-being and promote a natural approach to addressing health issues. Through its six core tenets of stress reduction, cultural involvement, gentle physical activity, spiritual connectedness, wellness recovery and organic eating, embark upon a journey that will lead you to a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 4 nights at The Retreat from £1,040pp or £1,295 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Svarga Loka, Bali

Set on the riverbanks of the spiritual Campuhan river in Ubud, Svarga Loka caters to the discerning needs of wellness travelers, providing a sacred place to reflect and rejuvenate. With various programs and visiting international experts, focus on any wellness goals, from mindfulness, weight management to detox and holistic healing. Experience luxury accommodation and a range of activities including yoga, meditation, workshops and spa therapies. Svarga Loka not only offers a tranquil sanctuary, but also provides guests with invaluable skills and knowledge to continue their transformation journey long after their stay.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Svarga Loka from £1,750pp or £2,190 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Quintessence Retreats, France

Journey to the enviable address of Courchevel, located at the heart of the French Alps in the world’s largest ski area, for a unique fitness journey with a touch of luxury. This retreat espouses an active lifestyle through a combination of sports, functional fitness, nutrition, and an atmosphere of an exceptionally beautiful environment. After every action-packed session, head to the social dining area to refuel with a healthy meal, prepared by in-house chefs. Bathe in the cool, crisp mountain air as you explore the serene surroundings and later end the day with a rebalancing yoga and meditation class.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Quintessence from £2,665pp or £2,580 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Baobab Suites, Tenerife

A fusion of luxury and minimalism, Baobab Suites boasts elegant apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and efficient facilities perfect for your all wellness pursuits. This retreat follows a well-balanced approach to wellness with active fitness sessions and soothing wellness and aesthetic treatments for recovery and relaxation. Practice various forms of yoga, tone up with Pilates or boost your endurance with swimming and running with expert coaching. Throughout the day and evening, enjoy nutritious meal options to reinvigorate your body. For those who want to explore, this island escape is just a walk away from beautiful beaches and close to buzzing shopping centres.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Baobab Suites from £720pp or £1,205 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Macdonald Monchique Resort and Spa, Portugal

Nestled between lush pine forests and stunning mountains, Macdonald Monique exudes modern elegance harmonised with classic Portuguese flair. This health retreat puts your well-being at the front and centre with facilities and programs that help you find inner balance and self-awareness. For a unique pampering experience, unwind in the sensorial spa thermal circuit along with a range of treatments inspired by nature. Along with daily fitness activities, a range of healthy gastronomic experiences and luxurious accommodation appointed with unspoiled views of the sea and mountains, this hidden spa retreat checks all the boxes for a truly remarkable holiday.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Macdonald Monchique from £1,015pp or £1,245 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Wildfitness Menorca, Spain

Feel the freedom of nature as you escape to the Balearic island of Menorca for an exhilarating fitness and wellness retreat. Share a life changing fun-filled adventure with like-minded individuals amidst an untouched Mediterranean coastline and surrounded by beautiful fauna. This back to nature break will leave your body charged and mind de-stressed with a plethora of outdoor activities, from sunrise yoga and circuit training to restorative stretching and massages. Combining luxe-living, exercise, mindfulness and nutrition, Wildfitness Menorca promises an all-encompassing approach to health and fitness.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Wildfitness Menorca from £1,210pp or £1,725 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Set in a rural castle in beautiful Puglia, Italy, Borgo Egnazia finds itself quietly removed from the frantic buzz of city life. Experience wellness in the lap of luxury with private fitness sessions, lavish spa treatments and a healthy gastronomy for the senses. Following a holistic approach, indulge in an extensive list of natural body care therapies to soothe you into deep relaxation. The retreat boasts 184 rooms, which spread throughout their grounds, multiple restaurants to suit any taste buds and an array of health and wellness facilities to accommodate a wealth of complimentary activities.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Borgo Egnazia from £1,795pp or £2,335 for single occupancy. Pricing includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Six Senses Kaplankaya, Turkey

Six Senses Kaplankaya is a secluded wellness sanctuary set by the picturesque southern Aegean coast. Embrace a ‘live younger, longer’ attitude as you give your health a boost with a selection of indulgent spa treatments and fitness activities. Disengage from the stresses of daily life as you find your calm with sunrise yoga or a morning coastal walk, then sweat it out on a personal training session that will put you through your paces. Whatever your goals are, this Turkish getaway is guaranteed to help you take a step back and focus on your well-being.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Six Senses Kaplankaya from £2,485pp of £3,530 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

The BARAI Spa, Thailand

The award-winning BARAI Spa is the ideal destination for an all-encompassing healthy break to unwind and de-stress. Situated over acres of spectacular white sand beach, the BARAI is naturally centered on the element of water, bringing rejuvenation and healing by combining traditional Thai health rituals with contemporary western approaches. In this pocket of paradise, stay in a stunning BARAI spa suite with the luxury of your own private concierge. Whether you wish to practice yoga, kick-start your fitness or simply relax with holistic spa treatments, The BARAI has you covered.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BARAI Spa from £2,335pp or £3,420 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a bespoke programme and return private transfers.

REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort, Bali

REVĪVŌ is located atop the quiet hills of Nusa Dua in the south of Bali, made up of beautifully designed suites, villas and scenic grounds. It’s a holistic healing holiday with an emphasis on authentic ancient Balinese traditions. The spa boasts serene treatment rooms, contrast spa therapy plunge pools, steam rooms and a salt water floating pool. You can also focus your fitness with multi-functional facilities that include a yoga barn, a meditation room, a Pilates studio, a fitness room, and a fifty-meter lap pool. REVĪVŌ aims to soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at REVIVO from £3,355pp of £5,235 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Pravassa, Worldwide

Offering wellness experiences in different parts of the world, embark on a wellness adventure designed to address your self-care needs. With their five-tenet wellness travel philosophy: breathe, move, mindfulness, nourish and experience, engage in immersive real-life opportunities with your idea of well-being in mind. You can travel on a custom itinerary or as part of their premium group retreats, and their wellness experts will be there to guide you throughout your journey. Have a taste of culture, wellness, luxury and a well-deserved down time so you can return home renewed and fully rejuvenated.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers a 3 – 11 night Pravassa tour for £3,500pp.

Ayii Anargyri, Cyrpus

A natural healing retreat located in the west of Cyprus, Ayii Anargyri boasts an inherent atmosphere for health and restoration. Choose from a variety of programs that offer different solutions to your wellness needs, including detox, weight management, fitness, and holistic healing focusing on specific health conditions like psoriasis and arthritis. You can also easily indulge in a range of different spa treatments to leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. With excellent spa and fitness facilities, Ayii Anargyri provides the right space to take some well-deserved time out for yourself to completely relax and unwind.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Ayii Anargyri from £1,040pp or £1,475 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a wellness programme and return private transfers.

Aphrodite Hills, Cyprus

Wind your way up the scenic hills of Phapos and discover this idyllic 5-star golf, tennis and spa resort. With lush accommodation and an award-winning spa, Aphrodite Hills allows for an experience that truly embodies its philosophy of luxury, serenity and vitality. In between activities, replenish your energy with pampering spa treatments from hot stone massages to flower detox wraps. Explore the surrounding coastal region of Cyprus on a cycle tour during the day before you set the tone for a casual evening of alfresco dining at one of the 5 dining options to best suite your taste.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Aphrodite Hills from £1,105pp or £1,510 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.

For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891