Business and Pleasure

Introducing the latest luxury leisure travel offering

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Welcome to Ventur Luxury Travel…

As a valued Gray Dawes Group client, you know that we’re all about bringing you the very best business travel management experience. Now we’re thrilled to be able to offer you the same exacting service for luxury leisure travel, too.

Ventur Luxury Travel tailor-make travel experiences with you at the heart. Whether you’re looking for sun-drenched spots for the whole family, intimate honeymoon hideaways, adrenaline-pumping adventures, exclusive private island retreats or anything else, we’ll design a world just for you.

Our experienced travel experts cover every detail to match each of our clients needs and wishes perfectly. As such, no two Ventur Luxury Travel travel experiences are the same. So wherever you want to be in the world, get in touch.

  • Every single enquiry is handled personally by one of our specialist leisure consultants – their first-hand knowledge, professionalism, flexibility and approach set us apart from High Street and Internet travel agents.


  • Our small but perfectly formed leisure travel team are the very definition of  experienced – well-travelled and hugely knowledgable, Paul, Julie and Emma are each destination specialists.


  • We are not holiday merchants or simple order-takers; we take the time to understand exactly what you’re looking for in a holiday and then create bespoke travel programmes tailored specifically to your individual needs.


  • The experience you receive is truly ‘hand-holding’ as our belief in ‘travelling with the client’ extends to luxury leisure just as much as it does to business travel; so we’re with you every leg of the journey.
  • Our strong supplier relationships ensures you’ll enjoy the very best service, facilities and offers from every holiday booking.


  • It’s our mission to ensure every holiday booked with us is sprinkled with personal touches to surprise and delight you, making your trip extra special; this could include elements such as upgrades, room extras, chauffeur drive, lounge access and more whenever we can.


  • For that once in a lifetime holiday, we also offer a honeymoon service; designing and hosting your own wedding website page with personalised itinerary and a booking gift service – a great way to include your wedding guests in your special time away together.

Exclusive Offers,  just for YOU…

Register with Ventur Luxury Travel and we’ll not only keep you updated with all our exclusive holiday offers, but you’ll also receive our free quarterly magazine, full of great holiday destinations, luxury leisure travel ideas and awesome new hotels and resorts.

We have early access to many amazing holiday offers from our various tour operator partners. As an existing Gray Dawes Group client, we’ll make sure you get to know about them as soon as we do!

Introductory Offers

When you book your first holiday with us, we’ll treat you to a special gift. It’s our way of saying thank you and getting your holiday off to the best possible start.

See details below…

Special Offers for just for YOU

We’ve teamed up with our friends at If Only… & Funway Holidays to bring you these fantastic offers. Whether you are hoping to book a fun-packed family holiday or a romantic beach escape.

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applicable for all package bookings up to £1,500 per person


applicable for all package bookings up to £3,000 per person


applicable for all package bookings up to £5,000 per person


applicable for all package bookings over £5,000 per person*

Meet the Team…

Paul Thomas
Leisure Manager

Since his teenage years Paul longed for the opportunity to travel. After leaving school, he immediately began to realise his dream by joining a local travel agent… and hasn’t looked back since. Over the years, Paul has visited some wonderful destinations. A few of his favourites include Australasia, Dubai, the Middle East and the Caribbean Islands. His experience, knowledge and attention to detail will ensure your dream holiday is one you’ll never forget.

Julie Power
Sales Executive

Having worked in the industry for over 33 years, Julie’s passion for travel has never been stronger. During her career she’s had some incredible experiences, including travelling through Thailand on the Eastern Oriental Express, as well as enjoying safari in South Africa. Julie loves sharing her knowledge, helping create that perfect escape or exciting adventure. Whatever her clients request, Julie always goes the extra mile to ensure they have a truly amazing getaway.

Emma Wood
Sales Executive

Emma has over 20 years experience within the leisure travel industry and prides herself on the high level of service she delivers to her clients, always paying attention to even the smallest of details. Whilst Emma has travelled extensively, her personal passion is winter sports. She has visited countless ski resorts, with in Europe and Canada. Emma’s goal when working with her clients is always to turn their dream holiday into a reality.

Rachel Burden
Sales Executive

Rachel joined the GDLuxe team two years ago, after working with Thomas Cook for 16 years. Having visited a wide range of countries including Antigua, Malaysia and the Maldives, she’s also enjoyed cruising and ski holidays. Rachel always puts her client first when booking a holiday, and realises that although the holiday is important to them, it’s also important to her to ensure they make the most unforgettable memories which last a lifetime.

Our latest magazine

Check out the Summer 2019 edition of our interactive online magazine. It’s packed full of fabulous holiday destination ideas, both near and far.

Ventur Luxury Travel magazine

Not sure where to travel?

Be Inspired

Know where you want to go?

Browse by region

Ventur Luxury Travel arrange bespoke tailored travel to all corners of the globe. From exclusive hotels at popular destinations to breathtakingly beautiful hidden gems, we’ll find the perfect holiday destination for you. Browse a selection of destinations, and get in touch for a vast range of other options…


Our luxury leisure travel team have amazing knowledge of a whole host of holiday destinations, including:

• Asia • Bali • Singapore • Thailand • India • Sri Lanka • Australia • NewZealand • Vanuata • Africa • South Africa • Kenya • Morocco • Dubai • Oman • Maldives • Mauritius • Seychelles • USA • Antigua • Anguilla • Bermuda • Jamaica • Mexico • St Lucia • Europe inc Latvia & Croatia • Turkey

* Total drive value: £200 + VAT. Introductory Offers applicable to new leisure travel clients and apply to first bookings only. Terms & Conditions apply. Please contact us for full details.