Karen Grimshaw

Karen Grimshaw

Karen Grimshaw

"Your Holidays are Precious, We make them Priceless."


The Travel Industry is the only industry I have ever worked in, although trained as a shorthand typist, it was my ambition to travel and so I got the job of secretary to the boss in a tour operating company. Spain was the main destination for holidays followed by Italy, there was only one hotel in the South of Tenerife so without putting into actual years, it's clear how long I have stayed in travel and how drastically things have changed over the years.

It is the kind of job where you are dealing with people for a pleasurable and memorable event; something for them to look forward to which makes for a happy and enjoyable working career role. However, being the third most expensive outlay for clients makes it very important to offer and arrange the perfect holiday for them, ensuring a great experience and something that lives up to all expectations. Having been lucky enough over the years to have visited many places and hotels, I cannot go to every resort and accommodation in the world and therefore rely on clients to give me feedback on their trips.

Being a homeworker requires total commitment to the job; not having set hours, often working late and weekends also helps accommodate clients who work normal hours and wish to discuss their plans at times which would ordinarily be inconvenient for the high street travel agent. It can be a great comfort to people both at home and whilst on holiday knowing that there is always a contactable person at the end of the phone especially if there is a problem and help is needed when abroad, instead of being faced with the 'Sorry the office is now closed' or 'press 1 for .... Press 2 for ....'.

Sunset Faraway Holidays are the ideal Operator who also care for clients' well-being, they also want repeat business and are not a large conglomeration of where people are merely classed as numbers and statistics. I am positive that we can offer the best and most appropriate holiday solution for all passengers. I can only equate 'service' to being the same as applying for a new passport. You can send your old passport with the new photograph etc and hope to get it back within a few weeks or you can take it to the Post Office where they check the form, take your picture and you are assured to get the new one within a few weeks. Our aim is exactly the same - to make sure all runs smoothly and you get the holiday you wanted.


4* Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel

Gran Canaria, 7 nights, Half Board

4* Gloria Palace San Agustin Thalasso & Hotel, Gran Canaria, departing Birmingham 20th December for 7 nights on a half board read more »

  • Travel: 20 Dec - 27 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 30 Sep 2018
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5* The Cliff Bay

Funchal, 7 nights, Bed & Breakfast

5* The Cliff Bay, Madeira, departing Birmingham 25th February for 7 nights on a bed & breakfast basis, £1,025 per read more »

  • Travel: 25 Feb - 04 Mar 2019
  • Book By: 31 Oct 2018
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4* Elba Carlota Resort

Fuerteventura, 7 nights, Half Board

4* Elba Carlota Resort, Fuerteventura, departing Birmingham 28th November for 7 nights on a half board basis, £584 per read more »

  • Travel: 28 Nov - 05 Dec 2018
  • Book By: 30 Sep 2018
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Holidays to the Azores -departures up to 13 O...

All regions, 7 nights, Bed & Breakfast

The Azores form an enchanting archipelago of nine emerald green islands set in the Atlantic Ocean between Portugal. Save up read more »

  • Travel: 09 Jul - 12 Oct 2018
  • Book By: 13 Oct 2018
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fr £601
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Hotel L'Archipel & Kempinski Resort

Seychelles, 10 nights, Half Board

5 nights at L'Archipel located in Cote D'Or Bay, on a hillside garden overlooking private Anse Gouvernement beach, this read more »

  • Travel: 30 Jan - 10 Jan 2019
  • Book By: 30 Dec 2018
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fr £2,810
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Fairmont Royal Palm

Marrakech, 4 nights, Bed & Breakfast

Fairmont Ropyal Palm sits on 231 hectares of orchards with views of the Atlas Mountains, this grand resort is within 13 km of read more »

  • Travel: 05 Nov - 11 Nov 2018
  • Book By: 05 Oct 2018
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New York 5*

Christmas Shopping in New York! The luxurious Conrad New York hotel is conveniently located in the midst of thriving lower Manhattan and offers spectacular views of New York city and the Hudson River below. This hotel is an all –suite luxurious accommodation and enjoys the read more »

5* Pestana Palace

This 5* hotel not only belongs to the well known Pestana group but is also a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. It has 193 rooms of which four are royal suites all with views of the Tagus river. Situated in its own grounds with a variety of plants and subtropical trees, read more »


This 4* hotel is found in one of the most sought after resorts in Majorca being just over one hour’s drive from the airport (depending on traffic). Andratx is well known for visits from the King of Spain, International Jet setters with their own Yacht and of course Keith read more »


Hotel Aquis Arina Sand in Kokkini Hani approximately 12 km from Heraklion is classed as a 5* property occupying a beachfront location and is well known for good food, spacious accommodation and entertainment. Having its own grounds – beautiful gardens with lush vegetation read more »


The Latchi View Villas rests on a small hillside with fabulous panoramic views of Chrysohou Bay and the once tiny Latchi fishing Harbour in the centre of Polis Chrysochous, about 1 km from the beach. Set amid one of the most attractive spots on the island with natural beaches, read more »


This property is an Adults Only hotel being small with only 34 Rooms. The House is situated on the beach on the West Coast of Barbados and deservedly has become number 1 on Trip Advisor! The rooms are all Suites being Junior and One bedroomed with views of either the garden or read more »

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    Dubai | Reviewed 30 Jan 2015
    We have used Karens expertise on at 3 far away trips to-date and each time we have found Karen to be excellent in offering advise and great service, along with competitive pricing. the hotels have always been first class so we look forward to our next two trips with confidence.

    by john
    redditch, worcestershire

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