Travel Insurance Advice

I know this is a real bore however, you are going on a stag or hen weekend and the probability of you needing medical help is a lot higher than say if you’re going on a dry stone walling holiday with Auntie Edna, so let’s be selectable in our sensibility here.

According to an article in the Mirror each year about 10 million Brits go on holiday without travel insurance.

DesignaVenture currently doesn’t sell travel insurance and this isn’t an elaborate way of getting you to click on the link below for you to buy insurance and we get a kick back, we are just selling the benefits of travel insurance, it’s then up to you to go online and buy some…

Cancelation

When booking your break you are going to be tied down to terms and conditions which include cancelation charges.

Most insurance policy will cover these charges if your reason for cancelling is an insurable reason, you can’t just say you don’t want to go – however if, God forbid, someone in your family is taken ill and you cannot attend your holiday, you should be able to claim your money back from your policy.

Medical

If you fall ill abroad and need to see a doctor or go to a hospital, you are going to be left with a hefty bill, having insurance should cover these bills.

Repatriation

This is a very costly way of returning to the UK, so make sure you are covered!

When Buying Travel Insurance Make Sure You….

  • Advise the insurance company of any existing medical conditions
  • Check the policy covers any activities you may book
  • Check your policy covers all your personal circumstances and plans

EHIC

You can get a European Health Insurance Card which will cover you for state medical care, however this will not cover anything else.

Here are prices on what you could fork out for without travel insurance:

  • £15,000 for a broken hip in Spain for hospital treatment and flights
  • £25,000 moped accident with surgery and repatriation to the UK
  • £100,000 stomach bug in the USA with hospital treatment and return flights

The above prices where taken from the FCO website.

So, get yourself some insurance and have yourself a street free and fantastic holiday.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

Yes, Yes… The governments (EU & British) have been at it again, putting together more legislation and new rulings and this time, the focus is on data protection.

It’s called GDPR and more details can be found here:
https://www.eugdpr.org

We understands the need for this new legislation, look at the recent Cambridge Analytica & Facebook scandal, but it’s not just that, it also makes companies aware that they are actually responsible for their customer’s personal data.

What Is Personal Data?
Personal data can be anything from your name, email address, home address etc. to intellectual and intrusive data such as your interests, likes, dislike etc., this type of invasive data can be sourced from the websites you visited or even the pages/posts/videos you’ve liked.

So before you fill in a form with your personal data you should ask yourself, “do you want to trust this company with your personal data?”

First and foremost, DesignaVenture are not in the personal data industry, we do not collect information on your likes and dislikes, we also and more importantly, do not sell or pass on your details to any third parties, all we want to do is arrange the best stag do, hen party or activity break you’ve ever had.

Any personal date you give us is stored on our secure database so we can send you quotes, itineraries, invoices etc. that you have requested.

If you agree to joining our mailing list, you must click on a ‘YES PLEASE’ button, you are not atomically added.

More details can be found on our Privacy Policy.

Festive Opening Hours For 2017

Please see below our festive opening hours for the coming holidays.

Saturday 23 December – Closed

Sunday 24 December – Closed

Monday 25 December – Closed

Tuesday 26 December – Closed

Wednesday 27 December – Closed

Thursday 28 December – Closed

Friday 29 December – Closed

Saturday 30 December – Closed

Sunday 31 December – Closed

Monday 01 January 2018 – Closed

Tuesday 02 January 2018 – Resume normal working hours – 09:00hrs – 17:45hrs

99% Of our activity providers close over the Christmas holidays, plus many hotel group reservation departments are either closed or on skeleton staff so we feel our staff deserve a lovely long break before January hits and it get extremely, mega, crazily busy!

DesignaVenture would like to wish all our customers are wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.

 

Prince Harry’s Stag Do

White Water Rafting with North Wales wording

When Prince Harry asked Megham Markle to marry him the immediate response from the public and press was not about the amazing wedding dress or they’re going to make a marvellous couple (although, they are), NO… word on the street was – it’s going to be one hell of a stag do!

We all remember the Prince’s antics on other stag dos and holidays in Vegas etc. so he has the reputation of a party Prince. I think Prince Andrew had a similar rep in the 80s but the big difference is Prince Harry breathes charisma, he is incredibly likeable and that’s why the general public love him.

Of late Prince Harry has grown up and isn’t that party animal he used to be, so his stag do will reflect on his current state of mind.

We think that Adventure would be at the heart of his stag with white water rafting, canyoning, having a go on the fastest zip wire in the world, racing Rage Buggies, shooting clays out of the sky etc.

It’s only right that his stag destination should be in the UK, with that in mind North Wales we think hits the mark (his Dad is the Prince of Wales, after all).

North Wales is a destination of total exhilaration and adventure, with activities from motor sports to full on adrenalin pursuits, North Wales basically has it all.

He will also benefit from traffic free roads and a massive amount of secluded party houses and hotels to choose from, which DesignaVenture can help organise by the way, along with the activities of course. Take note though, March and April is already very busy so booking now is essential, well it wouldn’t be right turfing groups out just to fit his party in, we wouldn’t do that, not even for royalty.

Christmas 2016 Office Schedule

First of All DesignaVenture would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and perfect New Year.

If you don’t celebrate Christmas we would like to wish you a peaceful New Year.

All year round the DesignaVenture staff work their b…s off making sure 1,000s of stag and hen parties go off properly. So at Christmas we decide to shut the office for a few working days giving our staff the much needed rest they deserve, as come January, they’re going to have to hit the road running.

So this year we have decided to close on the 23rd December 2016 at 5pm and reopen our phone lines on Tuesday 03rd January 2017. 

Christmas Eve – Closed
Christmas Day – Closed
Boxing Day – Closed
Tuesday, 27th December (Bank Holiday) – Closed
Wednesday, 28th December – Closed
Thursday, 29th December – Closed
Friday, 30th December – Closes
New Year’s Eve- Closed
New Year’s Day – Closed
Monday, 02nd January 2017 (Bank Holiday) – Closed
Tuesday, 03rd January 2017 – Open 9am to 5.45pm

Merry Christmas Everyone

£30 Is All You Need

DesignaVenture Trustpilot reviews with man leant up against the wallThe Beatles said “All you need is love”, which is very true, but not when you’re trying to book a hen party, stag do or activity break.

If you are looking to book a break with DesignaVenture you will get loads of love that’s guaranteed, but in order to get the break booked you will only need £30.00.

£30.00 will get your 2017 stag do, hen party or activity break sorted, you can then sit back, relax in the knowledge that all your mates will think you are a hero.

“So once booked, how do I get people to commit, because 2017 is a long time away?”

OK, I am glad you have asked me that question, we have a membership area on our website which you have the use of, just simply go to your booking and invite people to pay their £30 deposit – that way people have committed and put it in their diary and even started to budget for it.

What about the people that can’t and won’t use a computer or smart phone?

All they have to do is call us on 01432 830880 and quote your booking ID, we can then take payment over the telephone.

What other advantages are there to booking my stag do / hen party early?

Again, great question you are on fire this today!

  • Well, if you book before Christmas you will get this year’s rates for next year
  • Usually there is plenty of availability with choices of activity times and hotels
  • The weekends are usually freer making deciding on a weekend well in advance easier

So for just £30 you can get your stag do or hen party off the ideas board and into the confirmed tray, giving you one less job to do next year.

Good luck!

Check Out Our Stag Do Blog!

Stag Do Blog ImageDid you know that we have a dedicated Stag Do Blog?

Since March 2011 this blog has been lovingly created with ideas, tips and advice for the best man or the main stag do organiser (not always the same person).

If you are in the process of arranging a stag do or need help in arranging one, this blog will give you inspiration, ideas, advice and most importantly, a good laugh.

Popular Posts include:

Top 10 Stag Do Games

Should The Groom Pay For His Own Stag

Stag Do Ideas For Older Men

101 Guide

To name but a few.

Arranging a stag do can be extremely daunting especially for the first time, or for a large group, you need as much help as possible.

This blog covers advice and useful tips across the board and we have tried to make it as neutral as possible not banging on about DesignaVenture’s products every 5 lines.

You can also get involved add your comments or take part in the Survey on Should The Groom Pay For HIs Own Stag Do (link above).

So if you’re in need of help, advice or simply needs ideas and inspiration pop over to our Stag Do Blog and let yourself loose, there are over 190 posts to catch up on, over half a million readers can’t be wrong!

Why Book With DesignaVenture

There are plenty of companies out there where you can book your stag or hen do, you can even do it yourself (“state the bleeding obvious” badge goes to me) however this is an important weekend, it must go to plan.

You need a solid wingman, someone you can trust to make sure everything goes off without any issues, well that’s where DesignaVenture step in and take that place.

Arranging hen parties and stag dos since 2003, DesignaVenture know how to get it right, we have won the “Getting It Right” Competition since 2003 and we will never rest on our laurels. We will always strive to make sure the only hitch will be on the wedding day and not your special celebratory weekend.

Not only can you use the DesignaVenture website to book online, pay individually, view your booking, invite people onto the weekend; you will also see that we advertise prices, unlike quite a few of our competitors. You can even Build your own stag do, or hen party without having to give us an ounce of your personal details, unless you want to that is. Not one of our other competitors allows you to do that!

We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, we have 9.2 out of 10 on our Trustpilot score and the way we see it, is; we make friends, not customers.

Once booked, the loving doesn’t stop there, you will have a group of dedicated staff at your beck and call and whilst on your weekend we have an out of hours phone number just in case you need some extra help.

So to square all this off, to summaries, to come to some sort of conclusion if you are looking to book a stag do or hen party you are definitely in the right place, however if you’re looking for a Vacuum Cleaner how the hell did you get here?

Good luck and we look forward to hearing from you.

England’s Fixtures For Euros 2016

Lady dressed as a refereeRoy Hodgson has just released the names for the England Squad and most stag parties will be wandering, will our stag do in June or July clash with an England game?

Luckily for you, below we have put together a little list of games for you to refer to, so if your stag do clashes with an England game you will have a plan in your itinerary.

If you are booked with us and need help with finding a venue to watch any of the games, give our customer services team a call on 01432 830880.

Alternatively go to Match Pint, pop in your destination and before you know it you’ll be supping ale with fellow football supporters over a pint or two.

England Confirmed Matches are:

Saturday 11th June 2016 – England Vs Russia at 8pm

Thursday 16th June 2016 – England Vs Wales at 2pm

Monday 20th June 2016 – Slovakia Vs England at 8pm

Knockout stages:

England win the group

Saturday 25th June 2016 at 5pm

Friday 01st July 2016 at 8pm (Quarter Final)

Wednesday 06th July 2016 at 8pm (Semi Final)

Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8pm (Final)

If England come 2nd in the group

Monday 27th June 2016 at 8pm

Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 8pm (Quarter Final)

Thursday 7th July 2016 at 8pm (Semi Final)

Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8pm (Final)

If England Come Third In The Group

Now this becomes a little tricky, if England come third in the group and have more points or better goal differences than other teams they may still go through to the knockouts and there will be two options to consider:

Saturday 25th June 2016 at 8pm

Thursday 30th June 2016 at 8pm (Quarter Final)

Wednesday 06th July 2016 at 8pm (Semi Final)

Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8pm (Final)

Or

Sunday 26th June 2016 at 5pm

Saturday 02nd July 2016 at 8pm

Thursday 7th July 2016 at 8pm (Semi Final)

Sunday 10th July 2016 at 8pm (Final)

DesignaVenture is not responsible for any changes, all times or dates are subject to change.

 

Vardy’s Fiancee’s Hen Party Prank

Picture of a hen party wearing Jamie Vardy masksJamie Vardy is currently all over the press at the moment being the leading scorer at Leicester who have almost won the Premier League, it’s inevitable, isn’t it?

There are also reports on his imminent wedding to a former nightclub promoter, Becky Nicholson.

Well Becky had her hen party at the weekend in Liverpool and she was greeted by 19 Jamie Vardy’s!!!

Well I say 19 Jamie Vardy’s I mean Jamie Vardy’s masks, which she tweeted afterwards saying “Thank god I only have to deal with one in real life!”

Bad luck non-footie fans, football is going to be all over TV and press over the next couple months with the Premier League not being dominate by one of the giant teams, 2 British teams may feature in both European cups and then the Euros, which England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland all in with a chance of winning.

If you want to include football in your forthcoming stag do, head over to our football stag activities or our very popular Bubble / Zorb Football.

If you are already on a stag do with us over the Euros and want to know where you can watch that all important match give us a call and we can either book you into a bar or give you information on where you can watch the game.

Good luck!