Tired of searching around for the perfect holiday or business trip?

I love to book travel;  it’s in my DNA!

The thought of travel conjures up evocative images of exotic countries, spices, scents, music and art – but there are many types of “travel” …

  • Business travel with defined schedules and justifications for the trip
  • Holiday travel spent sitting on a beach looking at boats or in a boat looking at beaches.
  • Adventure travel based on exploration and new experiences.  

What do you seek?  To explore somewhere completely new, or just lying back and enjoying perfect beaches?  

Create that unique and perfectly crafted holiday to suit you; do what you want, when you want and for how long you want.   

Travel is my passion, with over 20 years’ experience in business and personal travel,  with extensive travel in Africa, the Far East, and Europe plus several cruises to worldwide destinations in South America, Northern Europe and the Mediterranean I can offer first-hand advice and recommendations.

I will take the hassle out of looking for a trip – saving you both time and money by allowing you to focus on more important aspects of your life and use my knowledge of the travel industry to find you the perfect option.

I am part of the Independent Travel Experts network of dedicated travel professionals renowned for their commitment to providing customers with quality service and expert holiday advice, based on years of professional experience in travel and concierge services.webITE

Independent Travel Experts was launched in 2011 in partnership with the Travel Trust Association (TTA), a division of The Travel Network Group (TTNG) and are supported centrally by our administration team, guaranteed to offer first class customer service, great value for money, and as a totally independent provider, are able to offer unbiased advice.
TTNG-Logo_button-01 (1)They are fully bonded to offer the highest level of financial protection for clients and are backed by the Travel Network Group.

I work with over 300 suppliers to give me more choice in the travel market.  This ensures I remain independent and have the flexibility to provide you with the best option to suit your specific needs and budget.  I offer a wide variety of travel options and services including; cruises, tailor-made, short & long haul holidays, city breaks, accommodation/flight only, car hire, airport parking and executive lounge passes.

Are you looking for a total Business Travel Solution?

Here at Manfriday Travel, I can show you how effective business travel management can work for you and make the whole process from end to end a cost effective and simple process.

Some of the key areas that we know are important to you;-

  • Are you getting value for money?
  • How much of your time is being wasted booking your own business travel?
  • Would you like your employees to book with certain suppliers via an agreed travel policy?

By allowing Manfriday Travel to manage your business travel you can be sure that I am looking after the above and a whole lot more. With our excellent supplier relationships, I will be able to save you both time and money.  

Booking your business travel such as air, hotel, car rental & rail travel through one supplier will save you money based on our consolidation of purchase power. This will also act as a huge time saving for your own employees.

As Manfriday Travel is independently owned, you can be certain that all advice given is totally unbiased. I am dedicated to providing the perfect solution for all your needs, offering a highly professional business travel service, giving customer satisfaction and guaranteeing your travel arrangements are made effortlessly.

Manfriday Travel has the experience and background to source the most appropriate and economical solution to fulfil a client’s needs.

In addition, as a valued Manfriday Travel business client, you and your staff can enjoy the benefits of our bespoke personal holiday planning service, with holidays “tailor made” to suit your individual needs.

The Total Travel Solution


I will give you the most competitive prices, quickly and efficiently. I can do this by being members of The Network Travel Group and having access to their extensive and competitive range of fares.


Utilising our strength and buying power, I am able to offer you negotiated hotel rates at many hotels worldwide in 3 to 5 star branded and independent hotels.

Car Hire

I know that journeys rarely end at the airport or railway station. You still need to get to the office, hotel or conference centre. Hiring a car, business taxi or using a chauffeur service can help get you to your destination on time and with as little fuss as possible.

Visa’s & Passports

I offer a comprehensive, quick and efficient passport and Visa service. We can assist you in obtaining entry visas to over (complete number) countries.

Expert out of Hours service

We have a team of experienced agents with access to our back office system at all times, 24 hours, 7 days a week. This allows them to amend, cancel or make you a new reservation from wherever you are in the world.

Local Knowledge and Expertise

Our focus is on customer service and our ability to provide peace of mind. Whether your budget is large or small, I can help manage your travel plans. Whatever your size, our priorities remain the same: efficient, cost-effective travel management that you can trust.


my first proper family holiday abroad and it was made so much easier with a straight talking bloke that made sure the hotel was up to scratch and not the Spanish equivalent to Clacton a great memory made for my children thankyou

A KeableWoking, Surrey

We employed James to look after our Marching Band Tour to the USA in August 2017 which involved 152 people and a complex set of circumstances and challenges partly from us and partly due to the nature of the tour
At every point, James came through and was respectful and helpful and achieved all the things we needed to make the trip have every chance for success
It has been a pleasure working with him and we have already used him for personal family trip as well
I have no hesitation in recommending the services James provides

J McNamaraPreston, Lancs

Every thing we needed for our large group was catered for would recommend

C Nicholls MurrayBillericay

extremely helpful and really quick to respond. The trip my group booked with you could not have run smoother, thank you very much.

A KavanaghEssex

Booking international travel and hotels is not something my partner or I enjoy. We always think we're going to get something wrong or we'll book the wrong hotel. We booked the many parts of our honeymoon in Canada by ourselves some years ago and it was nerve wracking to say the least. I wish we had had James back then. We availed ourselves of his services to book a holiday to South Africa, which we've just had, and a Med cruise for next year. To call him efficient and knowledgeable would be an understatement. He knows all the best routes and deals. He was also able to help us avoid any pitfalls during the booking process. We just told him what we wanted and he came back to us like lightning with the best alternatives. We have undoubtedly saved ourselves money in the process. Fast, efficient and hassle free, we'll always use James for our holiday bookings from now on. The holiday in South Africa went incredibly smoothly. Every part of our dream holiday that James organised went without a hitch. Take a look at all the other services he provides too. A brilliant service.

M BeesonEastbourne

James provided expert advice and a range of tailored solutions for our group booking of 40 passengers travelling to USA. The service was clear and timely and allowed the booking to be completed with ease and all within our budget!
James also secured myself and my family with a great deal for our family holiday, once again provided great and clear advice.

B DavisEssex

Fantastic service. Very diligent and fast response rate. Usually manages to get best prices too! Very knowledgable about many parts of the world- especially South Africa and cruises.

R Da CostaBrighton

With James’ help, I have just saved £500 on my holiday in comparison to my current travel agent – and I have a better standard of hotel and all-inclusive too

R McCluneRustington, West Sussex

Having just used the services offered by James Forbes, I am able to relate that everything ran smoothly and according to plan. James took entire control and I personally cannot thank him and his staff enough for helping to remove most of the usual traumas one has to face in booking and actual travel. We shall be using this company again and again!

K Bromley & R KempLittlehampton, West Sussex

Call: 0333 220 2449


Email: james@man-friday.services

travel agent, Brighton, East Sussex