In October 2020 India Connections and Kerala Connections became part of the No News No Shoes family. We welcome all our new clients and look forward to sending you away on amazing holidays very soon. Kerala Connections was founded in 1998 and were the first UK tour operator to specialise in tailor-made holidays to Kerala and South India. They soon expanded to cover the rest of India through their India Connections brand. Utilising their vast personal experience and close business relationships in India, they create personalised holidays that allow you to truly get to know India and its people to form a lasting connection. An ethos that aligns perfectly with our own. Here is a bit more information about the No News No Shoes family.

Meet the Team:

Chris Aldridge – Director
chris@nonewsnoshoes.co.uk

Travel has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I set up NNNS in 2004 and became a specialist in Maldives holidays, experiencing many resorts first-hand over the years. We soon expanded to cover India which I fell in love with and later added Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Indonesia to our portfolio after exploring these wonderful destinations ourselves. I love experiencing places off the beaten track and meeting local people. Snorkelling is my passion in the Maldives

Anna Sargent - Travel Consultant
anna@nonewsnoshoes.co.uk

I have been with NNNS since January 2020, so had a bit of a crazy start to my role, but I love it and I really enjoy sending people to their dream destinations. I have travelled all over the world and volunteered in many different countries. I am passionate about wildlife and photography.

Gary Tree - Travel Consultant
garyt@keralaconnections.co.uk

I have worked in the travel industry since 1997 and joined Kerala Connections in August 2007.  As soon as I visited  India I fell in love with this  fascinating country – its diverse scenery, fantastic architecture, the wonderful people and of course the delicious cuisine.  As a keen   photographer India is an absolute paradise, wherever you turn there is a photographic opportunity.

Maria Fondé - Travel Administrator
maria@nonewsnoshoes.co.uk

I joined NNNS in May 2017 and previously worked in event planning in museums and galleries.I get to experience our clients wonderfully diverse holidays from charismatic festivals in India, wildlife spotting in Sri Lanka or total relaxation on idyllic Maldives islands, as I put together a detailed pack of travel documents and itineraries to fabulous destinations. Each day is planned perfectly so all you have to do is enjoy your holiday!

Our Travel Destinations:

INDIA
Incredible India - no two areas are the same. A destination that immerses you in food, culture, architecture, amazing wildlife and so much more. A destination to be visited again and again.
Coronavirus Travel Updates
Travel advisory: FCO advise against all but essential travel
Open for Tourism: No - tourist visas not currently being issued
Travel Corridor status: 14 days isolation required on return to the UK

MALDIVES
The Maldives are a tropical paradise, perfect for relaxation. Enjoy powder white sand beaches and spectacular water sports. An ideal romantic getaway, but also an excellent family holiday.
Coronavirus Travel Updates

Travel advisory: Currently EXEMPT from FCO advise against all but essential travel.
Open for Tourism: Yes - negative COVID-19 test certificate required on entry. Enhanced safety measure in resorts.
Travel Corridor status: Self-isolation currently NOT required when flying direct or via Germany.

INDONESIA
Experience the many unique cultures and traditions that are so important to the locals. Enjoy exploring some of the  waterfalls, volcanoes and temples on offer as well as some of the rarest wildlife on earth.
Coronavirus Travel Updates

Travel advisory: 
FCO advise against all but essential travel
Open for Tourism: No - tourist visas not currently being issued
Travel Corridor status: 14 days self-isolation required on return to the UK

SRI LANKA
Travel around the country to enjoy Sri Lanka's rich cultural heritage, sprawling tea plantations, impressive wildlife, trekking, whale watching and amazing cuisine. The perfect destination for families or couples.
Coronavirus Travel Updates

Travel advisory:
Currently EXEMPT from FCO advise against all but essential travel
Open for Tourism: No - tourist visas not currently being issued
Travel Corridor status: 14 days self-isolation required on return to the UK

BANGLADESH
The perfect destination for those wanting to explore an area relatively untouched by tourism. Enjoy travelling through the largest mangrove system in the world. appreciate beautiful scenery, friendly locals and the vibrancy of old Dhaka.
Coronavirus Travel Updates

Travel advisory: FCO advise against all but essential travel
Open for Tourism: No - tourist visa on arrival currently suspended
Travel Corridor status: 14 days self-isolation required on return to the UK