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Land of the Midnight Sun

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 3

The third and final part of Alexander Armstrong’s Arctic adventure sees the affable presenter travel to North America’s furthest extremes. In Canada, he visits the gold rush town of Dawson City and flies across the mighty Yukon River. From Canada, Armstrong’s journey ends in Alaska where he joins an Ice Road Trucker on the Dalton Highway and witnesses a spectacular display of the Northern Lights.

Many of the places he visits are very much “off-the-beaten-track” but here at Artisan Travel, we have worked closely with local suppliers in both Alaska and the Yukon to create holidays which allow you to make the absolute most of your stay in these remarkable places.

If you have been inspired by what you have seen then read on and discover a wealth of unforgettable opportunities which are delivered to you by a group of true experts and guides dedicated to sharing The Land of the Midnight Sun with their guests.

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

Land of the Midnight Sun

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Travel to the Land of The Midnight Sun – Episode 2

Alexander Armstrong’s ‘In the Land of the Midnight Sun’ travels through the heart of Artisan Travel country, visiting areas which may appear as being beyond reach, but that are in fact easily within your grasp. Here at Artisan our expert team have worked alongside our local partners and guides to handcraft a range of holidays which allow you to experience this unique region in a variety of ways, all year round.

The delights that we have uncovered mean that our guests get to enjoy experiences which have even eluded the most famous of travellers to this region.

If you have been inspired by what you have seen then read on and discover a wealth of unforgettable opportunities which are delivered to you by a group of true experts and guides dedicated to sharing ‘The Land of the Midnight Sun’ with guests. 

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

Explore the Land of The Midnight Sun

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Alexander Armstrong’s 'In the Land of the Midnight Sun' travels through the heart of Artisan Travel country, visiting areas which may appear as being beyond reach, but that are in fact easily within your grasp.

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

Our Winter Collection

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Friday, 07 August 2015

Experience a winter like no other

Here at Artisan Travel, we want you to experience winter in an entirely different way. Escape from the ordinary festive season and experience the extraordinary.

Our Winter Collection takes you all over the magnificent Arctic Circle; from the never-ending landscape of Finland to the mesmerising Norwegian fjords, to the incredible lands of the Yukon. Regardless of the destination, you will be taken aback by the sheer magnitude and beauty of these winter wonderland locations.

In every holiday itinerary, we make the most of these wonderful locations, embracing their traditions and cultures to bring you the ultimate winter break.

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

AITO

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Quality Charter

AITO is the Association for independent and specialist holiday companies. Our member companies, usually owner-managed, strive to create overseas holidays with high levels of professionalism and a shared concern for quality and personal service. The Association encourages the highest standards in all aspects of tour operating.

EXCLUSIVE MEMBERSHIP
AITO sets criteria regarding ownership, finance and quality which must be satisfied before new companies are admitted to membership. All members are required to adhere to a Code of Business Practice which encourages high operational standards and conduct.

FINANCIAL SECURITY
An AITO member is required to arrange financial protection for all holidays and other arrangements (including accommodation only) booked by customers with the member under the AITO logo. This financial protection applies to customers who are resident in the UK at the time of booking and to most overseas customers who have booked directly with the member. In doing so, the member must comply with UK Government regulations. Members are required to submit details of their financial protection arrangements to AITO on a regular basis.

ACCURATE BROCHURES AND WEBSITES
All members do their utmost to ensure that all their brochures and other publications, print or electronic, clearly and accurately describe the holidays and services offered.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENTS
All members are committed to high standards of service and believe in regular and thorough training of employees. Members continually seek to review and improve their holidays. They listen to their customers and always welcome suggestions for improving standards.

MONITORING STANDARDS
AITO endeavours to monitor quality standards regularly. All customers should receive a post-holiday questionnaire, the results of which are scrutinised by the Association.

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
Members acknowledge the importance of AITOs Sustainable Tourism ethos, which recognises the social, economic and environmental responsibilities of tour operating.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS
All members endeavour to deal swiftly and fairly with any issues their customers may raise. In the unlikely event that a dispute between an AITO member and a customer cannot be settled amicably, AITO's low-cost Independent Dispute Settlement Service may be called upon by either side to bring the matter to a speedy and acceptable conclusion.

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

Graham Hughes

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Monday, 09 March 2015

Graham was born in Glasgow but spent a large part of his childhood living in the Solomon Islands in the Pacific before his family returned home and settled in York. It is his memories of living in the rainforest, snorkelling above pristine coral reefs and playing on the beach with the local kids that have inspired his love of travel.

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Iceland

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Monday, 02 March 2015
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France

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
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Groups and Corporate Travel

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Imagine standing on a frozen lake some 200km north of the Arctic Circle with your closest friends, family or work colleagues as the multi-coloured Northern Lights dance across a pitch black sky.

Picture yourself driving a team of eager dogs through the snowy forests of Lapland. Here at Artisan Travel, we don’t do ‘ordinary’ because our passion is for the ‘extraordinary’.

Our knowledge and love of experience travel has always been at the heart of everything we do and we’ve been doing it for years and years. Along the way, we have created countless unforgettable experiences to share with our guests.

Your group can go in search of the Aurora in the Arctic, snorkel with dolphins in the Atlantic Ocean, whale watching in Iceland or explore some of the most remarkable UNESCO world heritage sites in the Mediterranean.

Looking for something more leisurely? Why not chill out with a drink in an ice bar, sail from island to island on a small ship cruise or experience scenic Alaska by rail?

Ashleigh McNair-Templeton

ICEHOTEL®

Written by Ashleigh McNair-Templeton
Friday, 20 February 2015

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