Alan we will miss you. All the times spent together, the many 1,000’s of miles travelled, the laughter & the drinks, the BBQ’s & the cooked breakfasts, not all things will be the same without you. We have the memories and these remain with us, you will never be forgotten. Nurcan and Kevin Griffiths

We have lost a good friend. We will miss all the fun and laughter that we have shared, we will miss a glass of wine, or two, or one of your famous G & T’s, we will also miss your BBQs, but most of all we will greatly miss you Alan. Sue and Ron

We were absolutely shattered to hear the devastating news that Alan had died. When we joined the GB team 3 years ago we were so warmly welcomed by Alan (and of course Chris) and we soon became friends rather than simply colleagues. We already knew of his famous hospitality and feel so privileged to have enjoyed that on many occasions – those G and T’s served with that twinkle in the eye along with the gentle self-deprecating humour. His generosity of spirit and sheer joie de vivre will have enriched many people’s lives – including ours. Liz and Dave Nayler

It is a pleasure to work with GB Motorhome Tours Tour Leader’s.  The small team will not be the same without Alan; a great tour leader, work colleague and friend. No longer with us but always in our thoughts, Alan will be missed by so many. Cheryl and John Leighton

Rod and I are saddened by the news of Alan’s death. He was a great tour leader who always went the extra mile. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts go out to Chris and her family at this devastating time. Regards Rita and Rod Scott

We are both absolutely bereft. Alan (and, of course Chris) were more than just a tour leader, a friend, a trusted advisor, a comic, a wine expert, a barbecue guru, a music critic, a lovely & sensitive person….dependable, reliable & just lovely. Rest easy Alan, the tour is over ❤️ Mike & Penny Summers

Alan was a good friend of ours, we learned so much off him .. We had so much respect for him and we’re going to miss him so much .. from being on tours with him to the general wats app banter we had. John and Karen Cothliff

Saddened and shocked by the news Alan has passed away. I have very happy memories of last years trip and the help he and Chris  gave me during the trip. My love and sincere sympathy goes out to you Chris and your family. God bless you all. Stephen Betts

We were just so upset at the passing of Alan. Our hearts go out to Chris and the family. Since 2011 we have travelled many miles with them both and loved every minute. Alan ensured everything ran smoothly and any problem was solved quickly and happily. We appreciated all the hard work he must have done to make our holidays so enjoyable. He was a true gent, charming, sociable and will be sorely missed by both of us. Iain and Sue Munro

What a shock! We were horrified to learn that Alan had died. We greatly appreciated all the hard work he and Chris put into the tours which they so ably led (5 of which we took part in). They were always great ambassadors for GBMT. Our last happy memory of them was on the Atlantic Coast tour in 2019, when Geoff had the privilege at the farewell meal of saying a few words in appreciation of all that they had done for our group. During this period of lockdown it is thinking about happy times, like those which we had in their company, that makes it much more bearable. We can understand Chris’s grief and how devastated all his colleagues at GBMT must be. Geoff and Margaret Cotton

So sorry to hear the sad news, our thoughts are with Chris, family and the other tour directors. A year ago in Spain/Portugal Alan and Chris were leading us to many interesting places. Gail and Graham Thomas 

We are both absolutely shocked and saddened to hear this news. We first met Alan at the Malvern show in 2019 and went on to meet up again in Paris on the GB Christmas tour, a first for us as motorhomers. Alan and Chris were so kind and helpful and inspired us to travel in the future. We often speak of Alan and Chris and their wealth of knowledge. We will miss you Alan, much love to Chris. Jill and David Earwaker

We are so saddened to hear the news of Alan’s passing.  He was a wonderful tour leader and we have fond memories of our time spent with Alan and Chris. He will be greatly missed by so many.  Our sincerest condolences go to Chris and family. Regards Paul and Zoe Bennett

It was with real sadness that we learnt this evening of Alan’s passing. We have fond memories of our tour with him and Chris and the unexpected yet really enjoyable extras that they laid on. Although this is a real loss to the GB Motorhome Tours team it is nothing like the loss dear Chris has suffered. We send her our condolences and a comforting embrace to help support her during this very difficult time. Carl and Maddie Fuller

Dear Chris and the GB team. What devastating news. We thought that we were coping well with the restrictions but this news surpasses all our thoughts of self pity and denial, Chris our heartfelt feelings and prayers are with you and family at this difficult time. We will be for ever grateful for the happy memories that travelling with you and Alan has given us and we will remember him with great affection. We hope that you will in time feel able to continue with the dreams and passion you shared for life and adventure. I am reminded of a quote from my driver training days, that I feel sums Alan up in every respect. “Quiet efficiency is the hallmark of the Expert”. Alan was so good at what he did, you hardly noticed it !! God bless him and give you strength. Clive and Sue Swift

We are so shocked and saddened by the loss of Alan we feel for Chris and her family at this time of great loss. We only spent one tour with them but their love of GB motorhomes and its customers was evident in how their tours were run and enjoyed by everyone who went on them. Alan seemed to approach everything with a calm and gentle manner which put you at ease from the start, a lovely man who has made so many people happy and will be greatly missed.  Deb & Jim Bayne

Jackie and I were saddened to hear of Alan’s untimely passing. We shall always treasure memories of our trips with Alan and Chris. They had great ability to include all, both novice and experienced tourers. I shall miss his humour and enthusiasm to share a twilight drink whilst sharing experiences. No more his voice at the end of the phone whenever I called. Sadly we shall never be able to share the results of our vineyard that we had just started to establish before our last trip to France led by them last summer. To Chris and their family we send our condolences. Cheers Alan, thanks for all you have meant to us and sharing part of your journey. x Andy and Jackie Kitchin

Christine and I are saddened to hear the news. In the short time we knew Alan he became a good friend. Our thought go out to Christine and his family. Neil & Christine Ryder

I am so sorry to hear the sad news of Alan’s passing. He was such a great character, a man of many talents and wide ranging interests. Martin and I always enjoyed his excellent company, which invariably included delicious food and wine. I am so glad I was able to join Chris and Alan’s Atlantic Tour last year which was, as always, enormous fun and a terrific adventure. Their kindness and humour were a constant throughout. He will be a huge loss to the GB extended family, but of course most of all to Chris and their family. All our thoughts and love are with Chris at this difficult time. Joan Pride

I’m sorry to hear such sad news.  We had some great holidays together, some lovely evenings, sitting shooting the breeze with wonderful groups, made all the better by Alan’s constant attention and joviality. I came on the tours on my own, but was never lonely, thanks in the main to the super tours directors like Chris and Alan. And left each tour with a host of new friends. Dave Ward

Such unexpected and unhappy news. Alan was a diamond, nothing too much trouble for him, a true people person who will be sadly missed. This time last year we were getting ready to travel with him and Chris to France. That was one of the best holidays we have ever had. The memories we all made together will stay with us for the rest of our lives. Our heartfelt deepest sympathy to Christine and family. Gill and John Kirk

Kath & I were saddened to hear of Alan Douglas’ death, and we send out heartfelt sympathies to Chris and the family. We first came across Alan and Chris as tour leaders on the pioneering Morocco tour of 2011 when, despite many problems, Alan’s calm approach smoothed the difficulties and left a warm and memorable impression. We got to know Alan and Chris well and were delighted to have them as tour leaders in subsequent visits to the Czech Republic and Hungary, and the wine sampling tour of Champagne, Alsace and Burgundy. Alan’s meticulous planning always shone through, and his knowledge of off-piste side trips was a great addition to already wonderful holidays. We’ll miss his gentle sense of humour, unflappability and ability to engage with all levels of experience and adventurousness in clients. Roy & Kath Tipping

Alan you are truly a man for all seasons, with your calm relaxed manner we felt safe in your company, a true generous friend you gave us your time you always went that extra mile for us always happy to have a drink (anytime) and a chat you the wine expert your knowledge of France was to be envied your interest in MG cars and the MGB you rebuilt  always proud to show the photographs a great companion we remember you learning a magic trick that you bought at the market in Sandwich it took time but as always you got there. We really always looked forward to seeing you and Chris should it be meeting up for a weekend social or on one of your expertly run tours when you truly came into your own. You will be so missed by your many friends and family a lovely man we just wished we had told you this while you were here. God bless you and rest in peace friend we were privileged to share some of our lives together our thoughts are with Chris and the family with love Keith & Gill Johnson

Such sad news. We have very fond memories of our many travels with Alan and Christine over the years. Before the Pandemic we had been looking forward to joining them again this summer on the Grand Duchy to Côte d’Azure tour. We send our sincere condolences to Christine and families. Denys and Christine Edwards

Our condolences to Chris and family. Alan & Chris were our tour directors when we went on the Alsace Tour in 2017 of which we have fond memories, they were a very knowledgeable and caring couple. Only yesterday we were looking a Gingerbread House tea towel that we had ‘won’ for being last in a quiz!!, we talk about that tour often. Our hearts go out to you all as he will be a great loss to the GB Tour company. John & Bea Lamkin

We joined Alan and Chris on the Swiss Magic tour last year. They were perfect hosts and went over and above what we could have expected to make the trip extremely enjoyable and memorable. We send our sincere condolences to Chris and the family. Denise and Peter Ranger

We were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Alan. We will always have happy memories of the time we spent in his company. Initially as a fellow GB Privilege customer and then as a very efficient Tour Leader. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and her family at this very sad and difficult time. Sue and Roy Honeyball

We were shocked to hear of Alan’s passing and send our condolences to Chris. Although having travelled with GBMT on many occasions the only Tour that Alan was our Leader was ‘La Belle France’ in 2015. We had a great time because of the effort and attention to detail that he put into the tour. The many comments already made regarding his abilities and character can only be repeated. He will be sorely missed by many. June and Graham Perkins

It was with disbelief and then a profound sadness that Janet & I read of this news and we would like Chris, the family and all who felt a kinship with Alan to know that not only are we thinking of them now but that Alan, his smile and cheek will remain forever in our memories.  Both Alan and Chris provided such support for us as we first ventured into European touring and continued to provide both friendship and exceptional service through the decade we have known and toured with them.  We will certainly miss you now, Alan.  Philip (Lawson) & Janet (Edwards)

Looking back on our various tours with GBMT, Alan and Chris were the tour leaders on 3 of them, The Flower shows in The South of France, the 2014 Picture Perfect tour of the Camargue and the 2018 tour of the Moselle and Rhine. Both of you were especially helpful to Leone. It was wonderful to consider the tour leaders as friends, and Chris and Alan were definitely that. As everyone has said, Alan will be sadly missed, some small consolation is that he has left an imprint on all of our hearts. Love to Chris and your family. Leone and Michael Olins

We are very shocked and saddened to hear that Alan has died and our deepest sympathy and love goes to Chris and the family.  We thoroughly enjoyed the tours we did with them both and felt very safe and confident in Alan’s hands.  They were both very kind, great fun to be with and there was always an extra little surprise somewhere along the trip. So many happy memories to treasure. We are thinking of you all at GBMT and sharing the pain of your loss.  Peter and Sue Drake

It was a terrible shock to read of Alan’s death. We have enjoyed a few tours with Alan and Chris over the years, not least Alsace and the west coast of France. All happy and very memorable because of Alan and Chris’ amiable and affable attitude which made all rallies feel very relaxed. This can only be achieved by meticulous planning behind the scenes and an obvious desire to encourage all to get the most out of the holidays within the whole group. Alan will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Chris and Gerald Brackley

We are both shocked and sorry to hear about Alan:  He was an exceptional tour leader and also became a friend as well on tours.  Our thoughts are with Chris and family. Linda and Alan Quinn

We were shocked to hear of the sad news of Alan’s death, and our thoughts are with Chris and family. We were with Alan and Chris on three tours, all of them were professionally organised and very happy tours. On the first tour he helped Ivan out by helping to straighten out the Motorhome handbrake, as Ivan had caught his shorts on it and had fallen out! On the next tour, poor Alan got soaked, repairing the campsite tap, as I had inadvertently unscrewed it. On another trip, a boat trip, I phoned Alan to say that I’d lost Ivan, he asked which side of the bridge I was on, answer: this side! This was a recurring saying, even on the next trip. Alan was a great tour leader, who was always ready to help and inspire, ably complemented by Chris. Every tour was a joy from start to finish. Ivan and Sheila Keller.

It is with great sadness that we have heard of Alan’s passing. Whilst we did not go on any of his tours we first met him under the GB Privilege umbrella when he was acting as assistant tour leader on the Christmas in Champagne tour we even have a photograph of us dining together in one of the champagne houses, also we met on brief occasions when the tour leaders of GB Motorhomes got together. We had always admired his tours and regret that we did not have the opportunity to travel with Alan and Chris. He will be sadly missed and we are sure by GB Motorhome Tours. Our sincerest condolences go to Chris especially in these difficult times. Sue and Eddie Prince

We were shocked and upset to hear of Alans passing. What a Great Tour Leader and friend he was, always jovial, and friendly, nothing was too much trouble. He will always be remembered and sadly missed. Our thoughts and condolences are with Chris and her family at this sad time. Jill and Terry Mottram

We were both so upset to hear that Alan had died. Our fond memories of him and his tours will remain with us for ever. He always went the extra mile to ensure everything went smoothly and everyone got the maximum out of a tour. Champagne in Epernay, Bulls Blood in Hungary, Puy de Fou on the Atlantic coast and incredible mountain journeys in Switzerland. Alan and Chris made it happen due to attention to detail and their delightful personalities. We will miss Alan and send our best wishes to Chris, the family and all their friends at GBMT. Ann and John Edwards

Roger and I were very upset to receive the email about Alan. We have such fond memories of the two trips we undertook with him and Chris. Czech/Hungary in 2016 and Swiss Magic in 2017. Like all the others who have posted on this page we held him in high esteem for his quietly efficient professionalism. He and Chris had a knack of facilitating all of the tour participants to enjoy the tours in the way that suited them best. It was always a pleasure to participate in one of the meals or wine tastings with him when we could share a mutual love of the good things in life. Our condolences to Chris who is much in our thoughts at this sad time. Kristin and Roger

We were shocked and saddened to hear of Alan’s death.  Our first GB Tour was with him and Chris, and thanks to their warmth, great sense of humour and knowledge, led to us booking a further 4 Tours. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Chris and their family, at this very sad time. Pete and Di Saunders

What a shock to receive the sad news of Alan’s passing. Our first tour with GBMT was on the 2019 New Year Switzerland Tour with Alan and Chris. A fantastic way to celebrate with such a lovely couple. The first class care, attention and fun we experienced on this tour was second to none, and left us wanting to join more tours with GBMT if all their Tour Directors were as good as Alan and Chris. Our sympathy goes out to Chris and her family and to GB Motorhome Tours who have lost a most valued colleague and friend. Ted and Susanna Brooking

We were both shocked and saddened to hear that Alan had died.  He and Chris were our introduction to GB Motorhomes and we could not have been in better hands.  Our trip with them to the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary was a real highlight of our motorhoming career and Alan’s humour and dry wit contributed enormously to our enjoyment.  He will be a great miss to a superb team of tour leaders. Phil and Val Steel

I am so very very sad to hear that Alan has passed away. I only spoke to him a few days ago when he was in hospital after his operation and he was in such good spirits. I will miss him greatly. Peter Waudby

Alan’s departure is a severe loss and very sad indeed, when we know he was looking forward to winding down and having some time of his own.  We had the pleasure of his company on 2 tours and last saw him in Lauterbrunnen just 7 months ago.  He was a person with whom we felt relaxed and at ease and he certainly had all the tour arrangements well in hand: a thoroughly nice man. Jackie and I are just so sorry to hear this news, and our hearts go out to Chris, who was the backroom energiser, working away to support Alan – and the tour participants, when they needed a bit of support. With our sincere condolences. Campbell and Jackie Sayers

We are very saddened by the news of the death of Alan. We have such lovely memories of our many trips with Alan and Chris. On reflection Alan would be there to advise on our Motorhome dilemmas, from the lack of our Sat Nav knowledge to a more serious crisis of calling an ambulance and finding a camp site near the hospital of Auxerre in France. Alan would always go “that extra mile”. The last time we saw Alan was on the “Christmas Extravaganza “to Paris and Épernay. Apart from our usual Motorhome issues, sorted by Alan and Christine there were the Paris Strike problems to navigate around. More examples of our respect for his calm professionalism. We will miss all that made Alan a truly remarkable man. June and Tony

When setting out on a tour with Alan and Chris, from the telephone call from Alan about 4 weeks before the tour to boarding the ferry on the way back we always knew that we were being conducted by safe pairs of hands. We realise that this was down to the professionalism of both and the meticulous preparation of Alan. He was always friendly to all, a great ambassador for GB Motorhome Tours and the predecessors GB Privilege when we first met them both on a Rhine in Flames tour. Our thoughts are with Chris and her family always. We have lost a friend. Mike and Elizabeth Austen

We are so sorry to hear of Alan’s death. We have always enjoyed his tours and the ‘little extras’ he always seemed to be able to add. He was an exceptional tour director and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with you Chris. Ann & Roger Taylor

It was with great sadness that we read the email with the sad news of Alan’s death. Many years ago we met Alan on our first GB tour, he and Chris made it such a delightful experience, it encouraged us to travel many more times with GB most of those trips have been under the care of Alan and Chris. Alan certainly had the knack of putting together some amazing trips with great experiences and places to see. We both send our love and best wishes to Chris and her family at this time. Pat and Graham Middleton 

We both are very sorry and sad to learn of Alan’s passing. We were privileged to be under his and Christine’s guidance during our first-ever escorted motorhome tour – ‘Swiss Magic Tour’ 2017. They both made this tour unforgettable and we are grateful for the good memories. Alan inspired confidence in us that we were encouraged to travel more. Thank you, Alan! Frances and Nicola

David and I are very sad to hear this awful news that Alan is no longer with us. Having had the pleasure and privilege of his wonderful hospitality (impromptu breakfasts, paella, BBQ and the cheeky G&T’s spring to mind) he was always cheerful, a great sense of fun and adventure. Our thoughts of love and best wishes go to Chris and family at this sad and difficult time. Alan thanks for sharing part of your lifes journey with us, you will be greatly missed. God Bless. Pat and David Taylor

It was with disbelief and great sadness that Linda and I received the news of Alan’s death. We enjoyed Chris and Alan’s company on many occasions both as fellow tour participants and tour leaders and have happy memories of the cooked breakfasts, the extra little surprises, the good food and wine and Alan’s great sense of fun, he was always ready to play the fool. Thank you Chris for being so generous in sharing Alan with us. A true gentleman who will be greatly missed by so many. We send our heartfelt sympathy to Chris and the family at this very sad time. Graham & Linda O’Dell

David and I were very shocked and saddened to read about Alan’s death as it was only this time last year we were with them in Spain and Portugal having a wonderful trip, eating and drinking very well. and being shown some great places. Our thoughts are with Chris, family and all the team at this very sad time. Diana and David Pow

So many fun and memorable experiences were had with Alan and Christine….. 007 Martinis…..shaken not stirred to name one on the Swiss Magic tour, which totally lived up to its billing. We will miss Alan’s kindness and generosity of spirit. Our thoughts are with Christine and her family and all of you at GB at this time. John and Adele Welsby

Alan was a true gent, kind, funny, helpful, everything you could wish for in a tour guide and more importantly someone you would like to be your friend. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. All our thoughts and wishes are with Christine and family, and hope that in time they will be able to take comfort in knowing how much Alan was thought of. Jim and Marion Yuill

We spent a very pleasant three weeks with Alan and Chris in France last year, due in no small part to the way they handled the tour – nothing being too much trouble for them. It was obvious that they both thoroughly enjoyed what they were doing too. We’re both very sad that we won’t be seeing Alan again. it’s a loss to us all. Our sympathies to Chris. Terry and Frances Cladingboel

I was devastated to learn that Alan is no longer with us, and my thoughts are with Chris and family.   He and Chris made my first trip to Europe last year very memorable and unforgettable; his knowledge, kindness and friendliness (and Chris’s) was greatly appreciated (especially by a fellow Scot) and he will be missed by all who knew him. My sincere condolences to Chris and family. Shirley Severin

Roger and I were sorry and shocked to hear of the passing of Alan.  He was a real character, a true gent, and fun with it. He will be greatly missed by everyone.  Our thoughts are with Chris and family at this sad time.  Carolyn & Roger Metcalfe

We were shocked and saddened to hear that Alan had died, and our thoughts and sympathies are with Chris and their family. Alan and Chris were a great team, and Alan was a man whose hard work, friendliness and quiet competence in any situation resonated with the people who worked or traveled with him over many years. He will be sorely missed, and our hearts go out to Chris and her family. Bob and Terry Thornton

It was with Great Sadness to hear of Alan’s Passing Away. Alan and Chris traveled with us whilst we were Tour Directors many Times and we always had Happy Times. We were proud that it was through us that Alan and Chris decided to become very successful and well liked Professional Tour Director’s themselves. He is a big loss to the Industry. God Bless, Ann and Richard Walsh

Great memories of great holidays with Alan and Chris. Nothing was too much trouble for Alan who always went the extra mile to ensure enjoyable and relaxing tours. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts are with Chris and her family at this time. Brian & Jenny Nash

So sorry to hear of the death of Alan, we had a wonderful tour with him and Chris in Germany on the Rhine and Moselle. Never to be forgotten. Our condolences go to Chris and Family. Les & Irene Ward

Our condolences to Chris. We are stunned by the news and will always remember Alan as a kind and generous person always ready to help with good advice on where to go and what to do. We have only toured with them the once but it is with great sadness that we shall not be able to do so again. Thelma and Clive Winter

So shocked and saddened to hear of Alan’s death.  We have so many happy memories of our very enjoyable trips with Alan and Chris.  He was an exceptional tour leader, very helpful and nothing was ever too much trouble.  Always went the extra mile, we will miss his friendship and wonderful sense of humour.  Our thoughts and condolences are with Chris and family at this very sad time.  Mike and Lavinia George

I was profoundly shocked and saddened to read of Alan’s death. My late wife and I first met Alan several years ago and it was soon obvious he and Chris made a wonderful team. Only last Spring I was one of the group enjoying his leadership in Spain and Portugal. Attention to detail was obviously of paramount importance to both leaders especially as I, and another couple, had had the interesting experience of being on board the Brittany Ferry that caught fire in the middle of the Bay of Biscay. During the trip was the second anniversary of Carole’s death and Chris went out of her way on that particular day to spend time with me. Spain and Portugal was a great experience under Alan and Chris and my thoughts are with Chris and family at this difficult time. Alan Flux

We were very saddened to learn of the untimely death of Alan Douglas.  We came across Alan and Chris when they were leaders on a tour to the Czech Republic and Hungary.  What an effective team they proved to be with their complementary strengths. At that time we were new to motorhoming and Alan proved to be an outstanding leader and guide to us –  nothing was too much trouble for him and we spent many pleasant evenings over a drink or meal outside of the normal tour arrangements.  Our thoughts and sympathy go out to Chris. Noel & Kate Little

We in Scotland are very upset that lovely Alan has died. We have been on a few trips with Alan and Chris as Tour Directors and they were excellent and such good fun.   Alan and Chris were coming up to Scotland this year and we were so looking forward to their visit, sadly not to happen. Our thoughts are with Chris and family. Albert and Mary, Ballater in Scotland.

I was very shocked and saddened to learn of Alan’s passing. My sympathies to you all and of course Chris at this sad time. Alan and Chris were always great ‘team leaders’. The tours I went on with them were always informative and fun. They introduced me to the possibility of travelling alone in Europe in my motorhome They gave me the confidence to do it with the knowledge that backup was always there if needed. Now I can set off on my own without too much nervousness and also knowing that the natives are friendly and helpful if I get into a pickle. I can’t thank Alan and Chris enough for the tours I went on with them and for their kindness to me as a single traveller. I am grateful to have holidayed with them. Thank you Alan and Chris. Cynthia Conway

We would like to express our deep sadness at the loss of Alan Douglas, we had the most amazing time with them on our tour last year to Spain/Portugal, making life time memories. Still finding it difficult to believe such a wonderful man has been taken from us. Caroline and Ally Noble

We were sorry to hear that Alan had passed away. We never had the privilege of touring with Alan and Chris. We met Alan on several occasions at various motorhome shows and at Camper UK weekends, always had the time to talk and always up early on a Sunday morning getting bbq ready to cook the bacon rolls for everybody from GBMT. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him. Condolences to Chris and family. David & Faith Aston

It was with great sadness that I learned of Alan’s passing. My first tour was with Alan and Chris. Travelling alone, I was unsure that GB tours were for me but Alan dispelled my concerns and couldn’t have been a better ambassador for the company. His relaxed attitude, warmth and sense of humour made for wonderful company. He will be sadly missed. My thoughts go out to Chris and her family at this tragic time. Jed Clark

We were so shocked and sorry to hear that Alan had passed away. Paul was only speaking to him on the telephone last month – he was so helpful and supportive – and it seems unreal that he is no longer with us. Not only did he give us excellent advice about the best way to travel to Trieste (to join the Balkan Gems tour) but, with a heavier van on order, he also allayed our fears about the motorway toll system abroad. “There are many advantages with a heavier van – you can bring more wine home!”. Alan was so kind and friendly and his calm, unflappable demeanour was always reassuring; he will be missed as a tour leader and companion. Our heartfelt sympathy goes to Chris and his family for their sad loss. Paul and Cath Bendall 

We both remember Alan and Chris for leading our trip to Lauterbrunnen in January.  We all had a wonderful time, and the organisation was superb.  What sticks in my mind is the trip up the Schilthorn to see the location where the James Bond film was made.  After that Alan was know as 006 as an earlier agent than 007 ! We all were safely guided even though it was January, high in the Swiss Mountains – we will miss Alan. Peter and Barbara Ball

We met Alan and Chris on the excellent Portugal tour, and are so sorry to hear of Alan’s passing. Our thoughts are with Chris, family and the other tour directors.  Judith & Richard Gembarski

We were so sorry to hear the very sad news about Alan Douglas. We will never forget our first trip abroad which was to Switzerland in 2010 as complete novices, with a new Motorhome and no previous experience. ‘We didn’t know what we didn’t know!’. Alan and Chris were our tour leaders and they were great, especially Alan’s friendliness, kindness, helpfulness and his great sense of humour. It was a wonderful trip and Alan instilled in us our great passion for motorhoming and touring abroad both independently, and also on two other tours with them to France, and Spain/Portugal, as well as some other GB Motorhome tours. We will retain happy memories of our trips with Alan. Our thoughts and prayers are with Chris and family at this sad time. Peter and Linda Monk