Miss Barlow, London

“I can highly recommend Emma Mackley Private Travel. We were looking for a last minute trip to South Africa including Cape Town, a once in a lifetime safari and some time on the East Coast to bathe in the Indian Ocean. Emma listened to our needs before making recommendations and presenting a wonderful itinerary. The whole trip was superb, from the stylish V&A Waterfront in Cape Town to the sensational Oster Box Hotel on the East Coast to a safari adventure on the private game reserve before finishing up in the Drakensburg Mountains. Everything was perfectly organised and we were well looked after every step of the way.”

Private PA, Cheshire

“I have used Emma to help co-ordinate my client's travel arrangements on a number of occasions. They had an amazing time on their recent trip to South Africa where they stayed in a lovely Waterfront apartment with a super helpful local host, before going on to the Kalahari Desert on safari. They said it could not have been organised better; the safari lodge Emma recommended (Tswalu) was awesome and run by an incredibly efficient and attentive team. They were great with the kids, accommodating different meal times and special requests with ease. One of the children wanted to try crocodile so they had some flown in! Double thumbs up for an all round amazing holiday.”

The Richards Family, Chester

“As a family we have visited Dubai a number of times but have generally booked and arranged flights and hotels independently. On this occasion based on recommendation from a friend we employed the services of Emma Mackley Private Travel (EMPT). The advantages were immediately apparent; complimentary VIP meet and greet in Manchester as well as lounge access, being fast tracked from check-in to the lounge where we could relax and have a drink with the children after a few purchases in duty free!

On arrival in Dubai we were fast tracked through security and waited with a drink in the lounge while the team collected our luggage from the baggage carousel and escorted us to our private hotel shuttle. EMPT provided hotel recommendations based on our requirements, having three young children we needed a hotel where we could relax in luxury surrounding but had activities for our children. The hotel (the Sofitel on the Palm) was perfectly suited with a large choice of excellent restaurants along with several pools, children's activities, a kids club and a beautiful beach.

For those looking for a luxury hassle free holiday without endless internet searching for the perfect match to your requirements I'm sure you would find EMPT a brilliant choice as we did.”

Mr & Mrs Mead, Essex

"We wanted our first abroad holiday as a family of four to be a well-deserved break in a hotel that was child friendly with fantastic facilities and local cuisine. Emma listened to the brief, budget and hand selected two options for us. We discussed also the flight time (no more than 4.5 hours) and how as parents we also really wanted 5 star luxury and so Emma suggested The Almyra in Cyprus.

Emma was able to book us two interconnecting rooms for our two boys, arranged for baby items to be there on arrival, provide details on kids club and local attractions for us to visit. Emma also made it possible for my Mother to come too for the last 3 nights which was a real treat for us and for the children to spend some quality time with their grandmother.

We had the most wonderful week and were looked after superbly by the Almyra. We would highly recommend using Emma Mackley Private Travel again for our next family holiday and maybe even a cheeky adults trip away! Thank you Emma, you really made our holiday perfect."