A new year for travel

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A message from our Founder, Andy

“I’d originally intended to send this message out between Christmas and New Year, those idle days filled with turkey risotto and alcoholic chocolates – that you’d never eat any other time of year! But, there were so many uncertainties around travel that I thought it best to delay it until we knew more about Omicron and ongoing restrictions. And now, for good reason, I’m very glad I did.

Great news for travel
What we’ve seen over the last couple of weeks has been great news for your eagerly-anticipated holidays. The travel testing requirements that had been imposed to deal with Omicron have been lifted, and the government really do appear determined to avoid further restrictions. We’ve also seen a big corresponding increase in those of you getting in touch to talk travel plans than at any point since the pandemic began, which we’re beyond delighted about! This all means we can get on with what we know and love: designing amazing holidays for you.

We’re here to help
We appreciate that travel is a little more complex than pre-pandemic, but this is where we can really help. We are continuing to monitor the entry requirements for our destinations and can navigate these for you, dealing with any stresses so you don’t have to. We’re also able to offer advice at all stages, whether it be what to look for in your travel insurance policy – something that has become extremely important as travel reopens – or just to put your mind at ease should any worries arise. As they say though, don’t just take my word for it! Towards the end of last year I was lucky enough to go to the Wanderlust Readers Travel Awards, where we were recognised in the top 8 for our response to the pandemic – a panel of judges assessed how travel firms had dealt with their clients, staff, and suppliers, something we’re really proud of.

Holidays are back
Thankfully we were able to get a lot of clients away on their long-awaited holidays in the latter part of last year, and several of them have been kind enough to post reviews on Trustpilot. What has shone through every time we’ve spoken to a returning client is just how excited and thrilled our guides, drivers, and hoteliers have been to welcome them back again. I’d also like to thank all those clients who have postponed their trips, we’re so grateful for the faith you’ve shown in us and can’t wait to repay you with some outstanding holiday memories.

I’ll sign off with belated festive greetings – thanks for all your support over the last couple of years, and I’m really excited about the prospect of a wonderful year’s travelling ahead of us!”

Andy Hunt, HA Founder


“ A love of sharing our country with travellers from around the world is why I do what I do. Jordan is the destination for a true voyage of discovery and a real daring adventure, and it’s so heart-warming to see visitors and normality returning again.”

Sufian, one of our wonderful local guides in Jordan

Sufian Jordan Guide


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