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HOLIDAY INSPIRATIONS LIMITED is staffed by an ultra-friendly and highly experienced team who are always focused on you - our wonderful customers - and your exact holiday requirements.

Neil Basnett                       Holiday Designer and Director

Having worked in the travel industry since 1973, Neil has an extensive knowledge of arranging holidays worldwide. His 16 years of working for Thomas Cook included a spell of 3 years in their House of Commons office, making travel arrangements for MPs, Lords, political staff and Palace of Westminster employees. Branches which he managed included Bayswater in London, Newbury, Birmingham and Norwich.

He also worked for Tana Travel in Stratford-upon-Avon, latterly as its Managing Director. This is where he developed his expertise in arranging tailor-made holidays to many destinations but especially Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia, India and Costa Rica.


Over many years, Neil has attended many travel trade shows in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Dubai, India, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. More recently, Neil has attended travel trade shows in the Czech Republic and Kazakhstan.   

Within the Travel Industry, Neil has also been Chairman of SATOA (Southern Africa Travel Organisers' Association) and the Elite Travel Group (a consortium of top independent travel agents). Locally, Neil has been Chairman of Stratforward (Stratford-upon-Avon's Business Development District).

Favourite holiday destinations? New Zealand, Cape Town and Aitutaki Atoll in the Cook Islands.

Philip Mannion                        Holiday Designer and Director

Philip started his long career in the travel industry in 1982, employed by Wings Holidays in Birmingham. He then worked for Thomas Cook before moving to Beach Villas and Forward Travel where he managed the office in Shirley, Solihull. He also worked at Tana Travel in Stratford-upon-Avon for 15 years as manager of the retail travel agency and ultimately as a director of the company. He therefore has a broad knowledge of the travel industry, both as a travel agent and tour operator. 

Philip has much expertise in arranging tailor-made holidays to many destinations but especially Dubai and the Middle East, the Indian Ocean and  the Caribbean.


Philip has attended travel trade shows in Dubai,South Africa andFiji where he developed a good working knowledge of the destinations as well as the hotels and ground services.  

Favourite holiday destinations? Mustique in the Caribbean, Oman and Mauritius.

Any questions?

We'll be happy to help.



10 Guild Street 

Warwickshire CV37 6RE

United Kingdom


Tel:      01789 293737


E-mail: philip@holidayinspirations.org.uk

Skype : philmannion1 

Mobile: 07732 630157 


E-mail: neil@holidayinspirations.org.uk

Skype:  neilwb1

Mobile: 07802 869901 


E-Mail: info@holidayinspirations.org.uk




Office hours

Monday - Friday:

10h00 - 17h00

Saturday: 12h00 - 16h00  

Sunday      Closed Appointments  can be made outside these hours 


Closed on all Bank Holidays


01789 293737