Founder & Owner of IslandStays
IslandStays offers clients experience and expertise to plan their Seychelles Holiday
IslandStays was founded by Miles Willis in 2010. Miles has an MBA and 15 years experience in the travel industry. Before starting his own business, Miles held several senior positions with major travel companies, including Managing Director of Sure Tours, General Manager of Thompsons Tours Cape Town and Account Director at Achievement Awards.
Miles has always loved travelling and brings his passion for travel to his own busines, with attention to detail and personalised care of his clients.
Miles has extensive travel experience as demonstrated below:
2011: Attended Beachcomber Educational trip to Sainte Anne in the Seychelles.
2008: Attended ITB in Berlin and Pow Wow in Las Vegas.
2007: Attended World Travel Market (WTM) in London and Rhythms of the South travel fair in New Orleans.
2006: Tour leader for a group of travel agents to the Seychelles. Tour leader for a group of top achievers to Wales to watch the Springboks play Wales at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Educational cruise in the Caribbean with travel agents. Golf trip to Sun City.
2005: Golf trip with Rennies to Vic Falls. Fam trip to Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne & Sydney. Personal
trip to Mauritius. Tour leader of group to Wales to watch Springboks play Wales at the
2004: Educational to Namibia. Rovos Rail to George. Fam trip to Seychelles & Maldives. Ed trip to
Vic Falls and Chobe.
2003: Fam trip to Buenos Aires. Tour leader on Russian Waterway Cruise between Moscow & St
Petersburg. Personal trip to London, Edinburgh & Montreal. Personal trip to Mauritius.
2002: Cruise on QE2 Cape Town to Mauritius and return. Tour leader on Mauritius press trip.
2001: Personal trip to Botswana with Wilderness Safaris. Megafam to Kuala Lumpur. Educational
trip to Kuala Lumpur and Kuching & Kota Kinabalu in Borneo.
2000: Tour Director to Bali. 16 pax for Toyota SA.
1999: Tour Director to New York & Disney World. 32 pax for Ford (SA)
1998: Personal trip to Boston, New York & London.
1998: Personal trip to Mauritius.
1997: Tour Leader to Cancun. 22 pax for BMW Financial Services.
1985: Tour Leader to Rio de Janeiro. 8 pax for Suntek.
1984: Spent a year travelling around the world on my own. Sailed from Cape Town to Fremantle, Australia. Spent three months travelling in Australia. Visited Perth, Cairns, Great Barrier reef, Whitsunday Islands, Brisbane and Sydney. Flew to New Zealand and travelled for two weeks. Visited Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Milford Sound. Then flew to Fiji where I stayed for a week. Then flew to Hawaii where I stayed in Honolulu for a month. Then onto the mainland USA where I stayed for six months in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Ski in Lake Tahoe. I bought a Chevy V8 and drove across America stopping at Las Vegas, El Paso, New Orleans, Washington, New York and Buffalo. I then flew to London where I stayed for a few weeks before coming home.
1976: Eurorail through Europe: Visited London, Amsterdam, Munich, Rome, Venice, Florence, Barcelona, Paris, Nice, Cote d'Azur, Geneva, Innsbruck & Lucerne. Ski in Austria at Bergitz.
Why book with IslandStays?
IslandStays is a specialized island travel service focusing on quality product supplied by reliable tour operators.
Our mission is to deliver personalised service, excellent value for money and an outstanding holiday experience.
We have the lowest prices in the market as our product is supplied directly by our tour operators with no mark-up added.
Our airfares are the cheapest as we use discounted IT fares offered only by tour operators.
We offer to try to beat any other quote you have – so please send us your other quote before booking elsewhere.
You can make and finalise all your holiday arrangements online without having to leave your PC.
We do all the work for you! We present you with an array of options for you to choose from.
You simply choose the best quote for your needs and budget.
Booking requests are processed simply & safely via email using our tour operator's booking form.
Payments are made directly to our tour operator so that you know your money is safe with well-established travel brands.
Our tour operators have a safe & secure process to receive your payments using EFT or credit cards on their secure website.
Original documents and air tickets are issued by our tour operators & couriered right to your front door.
If time is tight e-Docs are issued by our tour operator & emailed to you so you know you have all the right documentation.
We take care of all the hassles for you, providing you with a trustworthy service!