We have a selection of guidebooks to some of our most popular destinations. Written by our specialists, they detail destination information, some suggested itineraries and plenty more to inspire your holiday. Fill in the form below and if you live in UK, your guidebook will arrive by post within the next couple of days. For those who live abroad, we will send this via a PDF to your email.
We love sharing our passion for travel and expert destination knowledge with our guests. Join us at one of our exclusive events to gain inspiration for your next holiday, and chat to our specialists over drinks and nibbles.
Our Polar Event
Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show
Imagine Travel are delighted to be exhibiting at both Destinations Manchester and London in 2020, the UK’s biggest holiday and travel events.
Come and chat to our specialists and let them inspire your next holiday. We will also have an exclusive show offer available for all those who attend. There are many attractions at the shows including inspiring talks from travel experts, the opportunity to sample the wonders of world cuisine, photography exhibitions and cultural performances.
When? 16th - 19th January 2020.
Where? EventCity in Manchester.
When? 30th January - 2nd February 2020.
Where? Olympia in London.
Get your free tickets here using our promo code: EXIMTRL
Galapagos Day 2019
In October, our guests were able to join The Galapagos Conservation Trust (GCT) as they explored the threats to some of The Galapagos' most endangered and iconic wildlife. There was also a panel of experts who discussed the most pressing issues, from plastic pollution to Darwin's Finches. The evening was rounded off by a Photography competition showcasing lots of inspiring imagery, a drinks reception & time to talk to like-minded explorers and experts.
Introducing Indonesia: An evening with Alan Knight OBE
This event began with an introduction on everything Indonesia has to offer from our destination expert Atalanta Boles, covering everything from the classic highlights of Bali and Lombok to the traditional culture of Sulawesi and the little-known island of Sumba. Then we heard from Alan Knight OBE, an expert in animal welfare and rainforest conservation, who shared his wealth of knowledge on the jungles of Kalimantan and the positive impact that responsible travel can have on conserving orangutans and other species. This was followed by a Q&A with our experts and a chance to mingle over drinks.
Wanderlust Reader Event: African Safari
In October, our guests were joined by a range of experts who gave advice on when & where to spot migrating Wildebeest & how to avoid the crowds. This event featured Sue Watt, an award-winning writer with passion for getting off the beaten track in Africa. Our guests heard tales from her travels, from trekking the rainforests of Rwanda & Uganda in search of mountain gorillas, to encountering painted wolves in Zimbabwe – they were also able to meet the daughters of Blacktip, one of the stars of BBC’s Dynasties series!
Wildlife & Travel Show
In October, we headed up to Harrogate and set up a stall at the Wildlife and Travel Show so guests could talk to our specialists about exciting destinations, and we have to say that it was a huge triumph! We had a great time talking to those who came and were able to help them explore the incredible world of wildlife, safari and conservation from all corners of our amazing planet.
Highlights included listening to travel experts share their wildlife exploits, discovering inspiring adventures through a Virtual Reality experience and exploring a unique photography exhibition!
Polar Journeys: An evening with Felicity Aston MBE
Held at the Royal Geographical Society in October 2019, this evening was our largest event to date. Guests enjoyed an array of canapes and drinks and had access to the Society’s extensive polar collections, before sitting down to listen to our guest speakers. We were fascinated by Felicity Aston MBE who shared stories from her solo expedition to become the first woman to ski across Antarctica. Our very own Polar Specialist Grant Greenham also took to the stage to share his expertise on the extraordinary polar regions. Felicity and Grant were then joined by Polar Medallist Bob Headland and our experts Lucie and Tessa to answer questions from the floor, before mingling with guests over drinks.
Tiger Tales: An evening with Dr Raghu Chundawat
Held in June 2019, this evening saw us move our event for the first time from our offices to St Mary’s Church, due to unprecedented demand. Guests enjoyed a delicious array of Indian food before sitting down to listen to our guest speakers. Both Julian Matthews, Founder of TOFTigers, and Dr Raghu Chundawat, a leading tiger scientist, provided fascinating talks on India’s tigers and responsible travel. Our specialists Cherylle and Ellis then shared their expertise on this magical country while mingling with guests over drinks.
Discover British Columbia: Bears and beer with our specialists
Held in February 2019, this evening gave our guests a taste of the exciting adventures they could have in British Columbia, Canada’s westernmost province. Sarah Holmes-Siedle from Destination British Columbia gave an informative introduction to this exciting province, before Julius Strauss, our guest speaker and a leading grizzly bear expert, shared his expert knowledge on bears and their intriguing behaviour. Following the presentation, guests enjoyed our delicious cheese and meat boards while chatting to our Canada specialists over a drink.
We set up a stall at Destinations 2019 so guests could talk to our specialists about exciting destinations, and we have to say that it was a huge success! We had a great time talking to those who came and were able to bring our expert travel advice to the table.
Pura Vida: Discover Costa Rica with our specialists
Held in October 2018: This evening of Latino drinks and nibbles provided a perfect introduction to the essence of Pura Vida. Guest speaker, Wilhelm von Breymann, used his expert knowledge to open our guests’ eyes to the natural wonders Costa Rica hosts. Our specialists then took the floor and answered plenty of questions on this wonderful country.
Discover Japan: An Evening of Sushi and Sake with our specialists
Held in August 2018, our evening of sushi and sake was a fantastic way for some of our guests to find out about the beguiling country of Japan. Guest speaker, Lawrence Pryer from our local ground agent in Japan, shared fascinating tales of his time in the country whilst guests were able to speak to our specialists, learning more about this fascinating destination from people who have been there.