Our History

Who are Spice Escapes you may ask?

While the name is new our history is long and proud with almost 40 years of experience arranging group travel exclusively for Spice. Spice Escapes is a trading name of Spice UK and when you book with us you’re getting much more than just a holiday.

Spice is the UK’s foremost membership only social and adventure group in the ‘real world’ and not just the virtual world so with every holiday booked you get 3 months membership included opening a host of fun events and activities in the UK and a world of new friendships to be found.

The Spice Escapes Ethos

Everyone looks forward to a holiday, after all why book one if you don’t!

Travel should be fun and at Spice Escapes that is at the core of everything we do. We want you to book and forget about everything else other than looking forward to departure day while we take care of it all.

Our travellers are from a varied host of backgrounds and experiences but what unites our groups is a zest for life and a desire for new experiences. Our groups are friendly and you can be as inclusive as you like so if you want to chill on your own or be at the centre of it all it’s your choice.

ATOL Bonding

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme.

When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

Meet the Team

Here are some key members of the Spice Escapes team…

Rob Thompson
Rob ThompsonThe Guru
Rob is the top man but loves to get involved when needed (and often when it isn’t!)… sometimes it’s best left to his minions!

Ian Purvis
Ian PurvisGeneral Manager
Ian has been with Spice for over 15 years and has over 25 years in travel arranging groups (we know surely not he isn’t old enough LOL). He and the team put the holiday programme together and love to hear your travel stories.

Lauren Fawkes
Lauren FawkesHoliday Host
You’re always in safe hands when Lauren is looking after you. One of our most experience holiday hosts, even if she hasn’t been to the destination you are visiting she’ll make sure you have a great time.

Jamie Morris
Jamie MorrisHoliday Host
Jamie is our Welsh guy in Scotland and he loves escorting our trips and getting to know everyone.

Jonathan Banks
Jonathan BanksHoliday Host
Always up for a bit of fun and loves his fancy dress (honestly this isn’t how he normally dresses!), Jonathan will be there to take care of you.

Steve Dell
Steve DellHoliday Host
Steve loves his walking and generally you’ll find him hosting our holidays with his partner in crime and wife Arlene so you get two for one when he’s your host.

Dave Smith
Dave SmithFounder & Holiday Host
It all started with Dave and although he doesn’t escort many trips now if you are ever lucky enough to have him as your host get him talking about some of his past trips if you want a good laugh!

Jackie Whyte
Jackie WhyteHoliday Host
Jackie loves a party and her rock music! Oh and she’s also a pretty decent holiday host too so sit back and relax, you’re in good hands.

Pam Harte
Pam HarteHoliday Host
Big personality and and even bigger smile – Pam will look after you while you are with her and nothing is too much trouble.