Testimonials & Reviews


This is the page where we will post any testimonials and reviews that are left by customers and clients that have used our services.


We have also linked the to the profiles that they have been left on, where you can also leave a review for Taking the Strain Travel.

Testimonials & Reviews


This is the page where we will post any testimonials and reviews that are left by customers and clients that have used our services.


We have also linked the to the profiles that they have been left on, where you can also leave a review for Taking the Strain Travel.

Excellent service for 47 people via Ferry to Cork in Ireland for the rugby tournament we were attending, communication was fantastic throughout with no issues whatsoever would highly recommend

Darren Nestola

Longlevens Mixed Ability Rugby Team

Big shout out to Chris Newman who not only organised our stag break to perfection but went to great lengths to ensure our experience was not spoilt by a flight delay
Taking a lot of anxiety away from members of our group who were effected by this
He swiftly found alternative flights for all ten of us to return to the U.K.
This was no mean feat
Then fought in our corner to make sure we were rightly compensated for our ordeal
Such a great standard of service up and beyond what we would have expected
I’m sure he would have even been prepared to personally fly out with a dose of Valium for a few of our weaker party and personally delivered flowers to they’re wives lol
Great work Chris
Certainly prevented a lot of melt downs
Thanks again BRAVO ???
Martin Pendrey

Chris was incredible in booking my holiday for my son and I. He put in an incredible effort in getting everything we wanted and making the holiday perfect. He then kept us up to date with events and even ensured I received refunds when I didn’t even know I was entitled. His dedication and customer service is first class and he would get the best recommendation possible from me. 5* ?? Thanks Chris.

Luke Simmonds

Bristol City Centre Stay

Told Chris what I wanted and within 15 minutes it was Booked.
Hotel was great, will definatley use again ?????

Paul Evans

Got me a fabulous hotel unfortunately had to cancel! Had refund in 24 hours would highly recommend and will definitely be using again 5 ⭐️ all round .

Lisa Cook

A massive thankyou to Chris Newman for organising Justin Silver stag do to Benidorm.
Nothing has been simple for Chris about this trip, booking it throughout ever changing COVID guidelines, the number of travellers and names changing, flights being cancelled before we left, flights cancelled when where coming home, Easy Jet being an absolute nightmare..
10 lads stuck in Spain and me calling him at midnight to which he answered and found a solution..
He has successfully worked tirelessly to get our money back and 7 weeks later he is still pushing forward for us with our compensation claim..
If it wasn’t for Chris this would have been a complete disaster..
Talk about ‘Taking the Strain’..a complete package of support and advice and personally I cant thank you enough…10 stars, 12 stars, have as many as you like…Brilliant Service ?
Leigh Rowland

Mortgages Made Easy

Booked my first holiday with Chris and cannot fault absolutely anything. Process was extremely easy with just a few simple forms to fill out. Chris found exactly what I was looking for (I’ve booked a short week away in a lodge around Christmas time) for an amazing price. Was lovely to book something with none of the hassle as everything was sorted for me, even down to how I wanted the beds set up? Definitely recommend Taking the Strain Travel and am really looking forward to my holiday.

Iona Balkwill

Booked a lovely 2 night break in Cornwall, had the best time away! Chris was so helpful would highly recommend and book again! ??

Megan Lott

Fantastic experience

Can’t fault the service,Chris goes above and beyond to give you all the information that you need to make the whole journey as effortless as possible,can thoroughly recommend and will be using again!!
Alastair A

Chris was excellent at arranging my weekend getaway to mid-Wales as a birthday present for my partner. He provided me with excellent suggestions and similarly priced alternatives, and worked with me to find the best option. Couldn’t be happier with the service I received, and he made sure I was provided with the booking information immediately, and pointed out the important parts of the paperwork. Thanks Chris!

Joseph Messore

For all you best men & maid of honours scratching your heads about how your going to organise your best mates stag/hen do. Don’t stress or be stressed durring your tour! Let this company take th strain out of tour.
So many things can go wrong when on tour espically with constant flight cancellations and delays. Our trip had multiple cancellations prior and pre tour which would of created headaches for the best men. Chris manage to resolve all of our travel issues and really lived up to his company mission of Taking the Strain Travel!
Chris has also challenged our flight provider to ensure we received our compensation. All returned in a matter weeks which I’m sure would of taken longer if we booked independently.
No question I would use this company again and will be widely promoting to my family and friends.
Christopher Brown

Booked my first holiday with Chris last year and cannot fault anything! The booking process was easy and the holiday itself was amazing, I wouldn’t have even known the park I visited existed if Chris hadn’t suggested it to me when I enquired about a short break in the UK. I enjoyed the whole experience so much I’ve recently booked through Chris to go back to the same park in December of this year and can’t wait! 100% recommend Taking the Strain Travel, great service and very helpful in finding exactly what you’re looking for.

Iona Balkwill

Fantastic experience

Great experience using Chris for my mates stag weekend or should I say week! Lol Sorted everything out when we got delayed coming back which helped with enjoying some extra free time in resort too. Compensation from the flight company sorted quick and overall we had a great time. Well done Chris thanks for all you effort. ?
Nick Wilson

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