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Private plane vs commercial low cost airline – can it really be done?

When it comes to considering how to get to the Alps – we normally turn to a commercial airline and book online.   However you don’t have to!   Butler and Lloyd are pioneering a new mode of luxury travel to the Alps this winter – a private plane!   For the masses? YES!  How...

Happy Families

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Travel Advice

28th November 2016

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Half Term luxury skiing Italy

Wanting to go away in February half term?   Want to avoid the crowds ? Have a luxury ski holiday? – We are here to help! Many people just ski in France because they always have done and why break a habit of a lifetime.  We are proposing everyone should ski in Italy to try...

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Travel Advice

5th December 2016

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In The News – Luxury Family Holidays from Butler and Lloyd – Travel Talk (National Geographic Traveller)

The well regarded National Geographic Traveller has recommended holidaying with Butler and Lloyd for luxury family ski holidays to Courmayeur. It is great for Butler and Lloyd to be including in this publication for the first time. For more details about this please see our sister site ...

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5th December 2016

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In The News – Top five luxury ski holidays for an unforgettable winter getaway (The Week)

Glitzy chalets, gourmet restaurants, pristine pistes – what’s not to love about our pick of skiing destinations? Here are some of the finest hotels and chalets offering a multitude of services – from spas to childcare – to ensure your skiing holiday is one to remember. Read the full article.

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30th November 2016

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In The News – Never mind a car pool, how about a plane pool? (The Daily Mail)

Never mind a car pool, how about a plane pool? Families are sharing the cost of private jets to get them to luxury ski resorts and it can work out cheaper than using budget airlines. Private jets were once the preserve of the rich and famous – but as the cost of travel rockets during...

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30th November 2016

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In The News – Skiers resort to private jets to beat the budget airline blues (Financial Times)

Affluent families use social media to drum up interest in pooling the costs.  Car pools have long been a staple of the school run but how about plane pools? Keen to avoid the challenging experience of lugging ski equipment through a budget airline hub at peak times, affluent families are ...

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30th November 2016

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The British Snowsports Fund

Butler & Lloyd are delighted to support the British Snowsports Fund. The British Snowsports Fund supports the UK’s future Olympic skiers and snowboarders. All the income that it generates is spent on giving snowsports athletes the best possible chances to excel in their sports – from ...

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18th October 2016

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Courmayeur Ski Resort Guide

Introduction Courmayeur is one of Europe’s premier ski resorts. Tucked away at the foot of the Alps, it gives skiers of all abilities access to some of the best runs, producing challenging off-piste twists and turns, as well as more gentle nursery slopes for beginners. It’s a great location for ...

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29th September 2016

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Introducing Happy Families By Butler & Lloyd

Enjoy a luxury, tailor-made ski holiday with Butler & Lloyd in 2017. Our popular happy families holiday offers the very best in a luxury ski holiday including private charter flights, luxury five star hotel accommodation, inclusive childcare, first class skiing, spa facilities and your very ...

Happy Families

2nd September 2016

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In The Press – Live like a superstar with your family and friends in Jamaica

We’re delighted to have been featured in a range of popular publications over the last few months. Take a look at our round-up of press coverage and what journalists thought about some of our resorts. Daily Mail:  – Live like a superstar with your family and friends in Jamaica Read ...

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2nd September 2016

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Val Thorens – Family Destination Guide

Val Thorens, located in the three Vallees in the Savoie region of the French Alps, is the highest ski resort in Europe.  Open from November to May, Val Thorens offers plenty for families and couples to do. Take a look at our guide for family ski holidays in Val Thorens. Find out more about ...

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20th July 2016

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Amanoka, Jamaica

A film of Amanoka visit – May 2016 I’ve recently been looking through images from our Jamaica trips and thought I should probably make a little film. It’s a first attempt so don’t look too harshly at lighting, focus and the placement of objects. These are just snaps that ...

Jamaica

Our Reviews

6th July 2016

Stress free travel to a family skiing holiday

It’s difficult keeping all members of your family happy but starting in the right frame of mind will transform your week’s holiday. I should know, I have a tricky husband, an independent 7 year old, a clingy 5 year old and a roisterous two year old – when planning our holidays ...

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Travel Advice

2nd June 2016

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Raining distraction was required today – Whispering Waters in Jamaica solved the problem!

This weather does hinder one’s enthusiasm for life, doesn’t it….and this rain today caught me at a mind wandering moment – so instead of working, I let my mind wander over our portfolio of luxury villas in Jamaica – and landed in Whispering Waters and remembered ...

Jamaica

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9th March 2016

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Spring Snow April Ski Deals

With the abundance of snow having arrived in perfect time for half term, we are all hoping it does again for an Easter treat.   There’s nothing quite like skiing in April for building one’s love of the sport, the happy atmosphere and the stunning scenery made all the more pleasant ...

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Travel Advice

17th February 2016

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Ski weekends – the myths, the secrets and how to make it work!

Many of us love to ski with the family on a week long holiday but really we all dream of escaping for three nights for a ski weekend with our friends or just as a couple for some serious skiing. It’s a huge treat and many people make a few errors.  Here we try to...

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Travel Advice

8th February 2016

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The Best Value Destination – Jamaica

Everyone is currently talking about getting the best value for money in travel and we believe we have found it in Jamaica. Jamaica offers a very special holiday for travellers and the best value. Their cheery welcome, first rate service and inexpensive accommodation prices deliver to create the ...

Jamaica

Travel Advice

12th January 2016

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It’s a delight in Delphine!

We were lucky enough to spend a lovely week in Chalet Delphine with our family. Our family is large with three children all requiring different things from a holiday. Our eldest, R, is 6 and is a mellow chap but likes to get up early and ski until the last lift or he drops; fuelled...

Our Reviews

29th December 2015

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No snow, no worries – head to the Caribbean instead!! Jamaica me crazy!

Don’t worry if there’s no snow…why not head to Jamaica this Easter? Sea Haven is available from 2nd April for less than a week in a chalet in France and your family will thank you for the break in worry about snow and relish in sunny days and Caribbean weather. The good news ...

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Travel Advice

29th December 2015

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We are pleased to announce we are now members of the Travel Trust Association

We are hugely excited to announce we are now in the Travel Network Group, which offers 100% financial protection to it’s members and their clients.    We are very pleased by this news and are soon looking to get our own T-ATOL licence allowing us to be able to access more flights and more ...

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8th December 2015

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The snow is there, the ski lifts are open – so we are there!

With Christmas around the corner, snow on the ground we thought it best to spend some time in the Alps – we found some surprises and delights. With Christmas just around the corner it only seemed right that we went to the Alps this week and had our first ski of the season.   In...

Our Reviews

8th December 2015

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Eurostar’s New Route Makes Child Friendly Travel Easier Than Ever

Here at Butler & Lloyd, we’re dedicated to providing you with quality holiday destinations and child friendly travel options so that holidaying with your little ones can be a delight instead of a disaster! As such, we’re always keeping our ear to the ground for news about new developments ...

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19th November 2015

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Morzine, Chamonix, Les Gets

What a succesful research trip we had out in the Alps last week.  Every chalet delighted and surprised us, making us think of excuses how we can holiday ourselves in many of them with different groups, families and children! Morzine held surprises from the independent operators and we chose ...

Our Reviews

13th November 2015

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Exotic Family Friendly Holidays: Not a Myth!

Family friendly holidays can seem like something of an unattainable goal, but here at Butler & Lloyd, we know that travelling with children can be a fun and rewarding experience – it doesn’t have to be a nightmare, even when you are going to a particularly exotic location like ...

Travel Advice

9th November 2015

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Jamaica me crazy!

There’s only so much research you can do over the internet and looking at magazines – so we decided to head out to Jamaica – leaving REH back at home with the lovely grannies. Our flight with Virgin Atlantic to Montego Bay went without a hitch – premium economy is ...

Our Reviews

4th November 2015

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Our top picks for Feb Half Term – Chalets and Villas

This week, as it’s half term and many of us are dreaming of joining the fun for February half term and avoiding the wet, grey weather than the UK kindly gives us EVERY half term  – we have scouted out the best of what’s still available in ski chalets, apartments and villas in ...

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30th October 2015

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Sun, Ski, and Family Fun with Butler & Lloyd

We are thrilled to welcome you to the brand new Butler & Lloyd website! After months of working hard behind the scenes, we are finally able to showcase our fantastic new site, which not only makes browsing for a family holiday a more enjoyable experience, but also helps us to make booking ...

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23rd October 2015

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Skiing with children – Don’t PANIC!!

We all know that going on holiday with children is a little less relaxing than life pre children – BUT that are many options available to you to make sure you relax, enjoy a break away and love every minute. These are a few options in terms of childcare:- Local village holiday creche ...

Travel Advice

22nd October 2015

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