Alternative Aquitaine - Simpson Travel

We are delighted to announce that Alternative Aquitaine has joined the Simpson Travel family!

Why? Well, we've always been ambitious to take our business to the "next level". We're very proud of our destination and portfolio of quality villas we've built up over the years - we just wanted more people to discover them! So we decided to find a travel partner who shared our values, and who was able to bring the knowledge, experience and resources to enable us to grow.

This search led us to the award-winning holiday company, Simpson Travel.

We have thrived on being a small, friendly & professional company which offers the personal touch to clients and owners and in Simpson Travel we think we have found a truly like-minded partner.

Already active in France, Simpson were attracted to the idea of a more beach-y destination with plenty of family activities, and loved the look of our portfolio of villas near the stunning Aquitaine Coast. This year we've hosted several tours of our much loved region with our new Simpson Travel colleagues who've all fallen for the Aquitaine Coast's unique ambience and 'vibe'.


So what does this all mean?

Important to say that as far as Alternative Aquitaine is concerned it is business as usual - the same people offering the same great rentals and personal service. In addition, we are very involved in the launch of Simpson Travel's Aquitaine Coast programme at the end of November 2018 - about 30 villas will be represented on our website and Simpson Travel's too.

Wherever you see this logo - or similar - next to a villa on our website, it means that you will also find it on the Simpson Travel website.

For the 2019 season around thirty Aquitaine Coast villas will be shared between us.

You can continue making enquiries for these villas via our website and talk to Alex and Justin for a more personal insight about the property and local area. 

When it comes to finalising a reservation we will put you in contact with our colleagues at Simpson Travel. They too will be handling enquiries for these villas, so you can go directly to them also if you wish and speak to one of the Sales Specialists who has visited the villa.

By partnering with Simpson Travel we're able to offer you a superb package of services with your villa rental:

  • A generous Welcome Pack will be provided
  • Pool or beach towels will be provided
  • Final cleaning is always included
  • Staying for 2 weeks? No problem, the housekeeper will pop in on the middle weekend to change your linen, bathroom towels and pool towels - and do a mid-stay clean too
  • Direct access to your Simpson Travel local represenative, before and during your holiday
  • Pre-book surf school and bike hire (coming soon!)
  • We can even book your flights for a small admin fee


Well, we already knew about Graham Simpson’s reputation as a figurehead in travel. Graham started his business in the late 1970’s with Simply Crete, which later became Simply Travel. 40 years later, Simpson Travel is still working with the family members of his original owners – we believe that says a lot. 

So, when they wanted to meet us we jumped at the chance. We instantly felt we had a lot in common and shared the same values – in fact, we came away with the sense that Simpson Travel was just a bigger version of us!

Want to find out a little more about them? A good place to start is this video of Graham Simpson sharing the Simpson Travel philosophy.

It's immensely satisfying to now see the Aquitaine Coast taking centre stage with Simpson Travel - we hope you feel inspired too!


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