Get away with Avista Travel, Clitheroe

Team photoPersonal service and expert advice with prices to match the web

Whether you’re planning a family holiday to Europe, an exotic honeymoon, or the trip of a lifetime, we can offer access to the best operators at purse-friendly prices.

Why spend hours searching online when we can create the perfect trip? We’re fully ABTA and ATOL bonded so you can book without worry.

Great value holidays in the UK and worldwide

We offer cruises and escorted touring, ski and snowboarding trips, family friendly holidays and stylish city breaks. Whether you want to experience other cultures or just lie on a beach of powder-white sand, we can help. We offer self-catering accomodation from villas with pools to castles with moats. Choose a package or just let us help you with flights and hotels.

Call in to our shop on Castle Street in Clitheroe (between Santander & Mortimers), call us on 01200 422975 or email

Why wait? Your perfect holiday (at a price to match the web) could be just a click or a conversation away!

Meet the

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Donna took over the business four years ago, but has worked at Avista Travel for a total of twelve years.  Prior to working at Avista Travel, Donna worked at TV Travel Shop & Lunn Polly – making a total of 19 years in the travel industry.  It took her a while to settle on her travel agency career having previously worked at a bank, pharmacy, snooker hall, pub and hairdressers…

Over the past few years Donna and her family have discovered cruising and have been on five cruises, to date, with Royal Caribbean, Disney, P&O.  This summer they are looking forward to the delights of France, Spain & Portugal on Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas.

Despite Donna not being particularly keen on flying, in the past few years she has also visited Mauritius & Florida!   Calla d’Or & Puerto Pollensa in Majorca are Donna’s all-time favourite beach destinations and Barcelona & Rome top the list of the family’s favourite cities.  Closer to home the family the family have enjoyed a number of Hoseasons luxury lodges in the UK.

Donna and her husband, Adrian, got married in Barbados so she’s well placed to help the couples who book their weddings and honeymoons through the company’s Brides and Beaches website, along with Katherine who got married in Mauritius.

Donna’s always connected to her email, even when she’s not in the office, and may be contacted on

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Trisha has worked for Avista Travel since 2002, when the business first opened its doors in Barrowford. She’s become a firm favourite with Clitheroe locals since the business transferred here five years ago.

In total, Trish has worked as a travel agent for 30 years and has first-hand experience of many of the destinations we sell. Anyone who knows “our Trisha” will know Mauritius is her favourite place in the world (which is handy as we also operate having been there eleven times. Such is her passion for the island she once – quite easily – convinced a couple to get married in Mauritius who were originally considering Europe!

When not in Mauritius, Trish may be found stalking Anthony Hopkins …. She’s slightly obsessed and has met him a number of times at film premiers and has even followed him to the Venice Film Festival & the BAFTA’s.

Trish’s latest trip, this September, was to the Maldives and Dubai and she’s off to Mexico very soon. In previous years she’s also squeezed in trips to America, Thailand, St. Vincent, Cyprus, the Seychelles, Hong Kong, Singapore, Bali, Malaysia & South Africa. Wherever she goes, Trish likes to live the high life – last year she went star spotting at the Ivy in Santa Monica & saw Serena Williams at the US Open.

If you fancy being a jet setter like Trisha, she knows all “the” places to go! Give her a call on 01200 422975 or email

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We are absolutely delighted to welcome Briony as the newest member of the team.  She started work at Avista Travel at the end of January, joining us from Althams in Darwen.

Briony is our youngest member of Staff who started out in Travel as an apprentice but qualified in Summer of 2017.

Briony has visited many of the Greek islands on Family holidays and with her friends, and loves to travel to European cities such as Krakow, Paris and Seville. Although her favourite holiday destination is Barcelona which she has visited multiple times, as she loves both a beach and city break.

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Sam started her career as a travel agent straight after leaving school. Many Clitheroe locals recognise her, as has been sat in the window of our Castle Street premises since the start of the millennium! She has many loyal customers who have, over the years, become friends and come to her for advice on all matters related to travel. Her “regulars” often pop in just to say hello or join her for cuppa and a natter.

Sam is very special having not only been born on the 29th February – she also has a twin brother, Simon.

This year Sam has been lucky enough to have visited Orlando, Miami & Ft. Lauderdale on a familiarisation trip. Her annual jaunt with her friends took her on a narrowboat on the Cheshire Ring – they enjoyed barging so much they have booked again for next year. She has also been to Barbados, which has been added to her list of favourite places, along with Mauritius & Egypt.

Given her choice of career, it’s no surprise Sam loves travel…. Dubai & the Maldives are high on her “must see” list.

Wherever in the world you would like to visit, call in for some friendly advice from Sam, email or call 01200 422975.

Trica Profile

Introducing “Auntie” Trish (Mary).  Joining us from Althams, Trish has a wealth of experience in the travel industry and has fitted into the expanding team perfectly.  Having nearly 20 years’ experience working in travel agencies across East Lancashire, including 9 years as manageress in a Great Harwood agency, means you may well recognise her face when you pop in.

Over the past few years Trish has visited lots of amazing places including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Borneo, Cuba and Jamaica.  However one of her favourite locations, closer to home is Stoupa on the Peloponnese, in Greece, which is typically Greek with two lovely beaches and lots of tavernas to enjoy the Greek food & wine!

Trish has been “renamed” Mary in the office (she was actually christened Mary Patricia) to help avoid any confusion with our other Trish as Trish2 just didn’t sound right! We do still giggle when she answers the phone though…

You may well hear from Trish/Mary to let you know your tickets have as she handles most of the office administration.  In the busy day to day running of the shop she helps keep the team organised and checks over all the important paperwork, chasing up suppliers on your behalf, taking the stress and worry out of planning a holiday.  We love how on the ball she is and that her sense of humour has fit in perfectly with the rest of the gang!

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Nicola started her career as a travel agent at Airtours, over 20 years ago, and has since worked in various areas of the industry including airlines, hotels & cottages.

She is responsible for the websites and marketing, but she enjoys going back to her roots and helping out when the shop is busy. She is like a dog with a bone when it comes to challenging enquiries – if it’s out there Nicola will find it! She particularly enjoys discovering a luxury bargain.

Nic loves to travel and likes somewhere a bit “different” – China, India & Guatemala are amongst her favourite destinations and Russia is top of her bucket list. She’s also visited Borneo, Mexico, Kenya & Egypt. More recently, as her husband no longer likes flying, she’s visited Croatia, Portugal, France and Spain with her 8 year old daughter, Lucy, and her parents!

Alongside her part time role at Avista Travel, Nic is the UK representative for two, award-winning, 5* luxury hotels in Cyprus.