An email giving holiday advice

An email giving holiday advice

Learn how to write an email to give holiday advice.

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From: Janet Hill
To: Sunny Chen
Subject: Hi!

Hi Sunny!

How are you?

We're finally coming to Singapore so I wanted to ask your advice on what we should do while we're there. What shouldn't we miss? We'll have our two kids aged 6 and 8 with us so ideally we want to do things we can enjoy as a family.

We've already got a hotel booked in Marina Bay and we arrive on 12 May for a week.

I hope you're around so we can meet up!

See you soon,


From: Sunny Chen
To: Janet Hill
Subject: Re: Hi!

Hi Janet!

Lovely to hear from you and how exciting that you're coming!

You've picked a great area to stay in as it's right next to a must-see attraction, Gardens by the Bay. They light them up at night and the kids will love it. Another place to take the little ones is the zoo, and the Night Safari is really worth doing. The animals are much more active at night than during the day, so it's pretty special.

As for food, there's quite a variety here. I'd recommend trying laksa and kaya toast – they're both really typical Singaporean foods. You can also eat well and cheaply at street markets. You should definitely check them out.

Can't wait to see you all!


P.S. My number here is +65 1234 1234.


  1. Start informal emails with Hi + name instead of Dear + name.
  2. An informal email can be like a conversation, so you can start with How are you?
  3. If you're replying, you can start with Lovely to hear from you.
  4. Use these phrases to make recommendations:
    ... is worth doing / seeing / going to.
    ... is a must-see (attraction).
    I'd recommend ...
    You can ...
    You should ...
  5. Say why you recommend those things.
  6. You can add something at the end using P.S.

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Submitted by tomatoes_and_lettuce on Mon, 22/04/2024 - 12:38


Hi Eleanor,

Me and my family are going to a trip to !!!. Can I have 

your views on how we should spent our trip there - I know its your hometown.

PS. We've already booked a hotel at *** , so there'll be no point in booking at another place.




Hi Olivia,

Its lovely to hear from you. Can’t wait to meet you all!

I see you’ve booked a hotel at ***. Its quite a pleasant place to stay. Its right next to a ceramic factory called ***, where they have got tours for vistitors that might exite the kids. You can also take them on a camping trip to the *** Mountains-the wildlife there is amazing!

As for food, I recommend you should try some Bolognese pasta and maybe chicken salad. You can also visit markets and ***, a very nice restaurants with all sorts of delicacies. You definitely need to check them out.

Your friend,


Submitted by DzhusAngela on Thu, 08/02/2024 - 14:11


I live in Ivano-Frankivsk,Ukraine.It is small town,but very modern.I want to recommend visit the old town in city centre,walk on Shevchenka street and I would pick walk around city lake and we have one speciall place is really worth to visit-Vovchynetski mountains at sunset.

Submitted by StevenKaung on Wed, 27/09/2023 - 03:13


From: David

To: Steven

Subject: Hey!

Hey Steven!

How is it going there? Is everything OK? I mean your relationship xD

I am about to visit your country with Joe, coming summer holidys. So, let's meet up.

Give me some advice and recommendations about tourist attractions. And send me do and don't of your country's culture. Can't wait to hang out with you, men XD

See you soon,


From: Steven

To: David

Subject: Hello!

Hi David!
I am so happy to hear that you will come and visit my country. As you know, in Japan there are a lot of things to do. So, I will make a list to visit for your precious holiday. About the culture, there is one thing you need to remember is to stay away from Japanese girls. I know most of them will be your type. But an aggressive approach doesn't work here. So be careful and wait for me at the airport.

Can't wait to meet you again, guys.


P.S. Give me the info about your flight schedule!

Submitted by Ensiye on Mon, 28/08/2023 - 20:32


What would you recommend for tourists near where you live?
Hi guys
How are you getting along with your job?
Is everything OK?
I highly recommend you to go to the bird's garden. It's really worth going. There are many kinds of birds that are free throughout the garden like peacocks, nightingales, swans, and so on which maybe you don't know their name! The garden has a large space with a long walking path so that you can go hiking for several hours in it. It has an artificial lake, river and a lot of old and big trees. Also, there are some coffee shops and you can enjoy having a coffee outdoors. In fact, you can enjoy nature for several hours without noticing the passge of time.

have a good one

Submitted by Lupsbilinguee on Thu, 20/07/2023 - 00:41


Hi Elia.
I'm great to hear you've arrived in my town.
Yo should call me to explain hoy how the city works.
There are many places to go, I'd recommend you the national park with many trees and beautiful animals, and the food also is amazing, people is warm and kidness is worth doing.

Submitted by Abdullah-_-506 on Wed, 21/06/2023 - 23:12


Hi Ahmed!
How are you?
Finally, I will visit Riyadh in January for two weeks. I want your advice and recommendation for camping activities, famous landmarks, and delicious restaurants. I will come with my friends and hope to meet you there.
Hi Abdullah!
Lovely to hear from you Abdullah
I will be in Riyadh in January and exiting to meet you. You choose an excellent time to visit Riyadh. In winter, the city, cloudy sky, and rainy days look gorgeous. you and your friends will have an unforgeable trib.
I can't wait to see you
P.S. my address xxxxx

Submitted by I.es91 on Tue, 11/04/2023 - 21:21


In My city we have a lot of great places. first of all, the red sea is one of the famous places to visit, historical city is a worth seeing especially if the weather is nice and a little bit cold. In historical city you can discover the old city and the how they live in the past everyone will interested. for the food we have so many restaurants and coffee shops everywhere, but I suggest trying local food from the food truck.
Hope you enjoy there.

Submitted by anissa_karami on Sun, 26/03/2023 - 02:03


Hello from the country of chocolate 🍫, chips 🍟, waffles 🧇, honey 🍯, beer 🍺 (I don’t like but maybe you do 🤫).

I am Anissa and If you didn’t discover it, I am Belgian 🇧🇪
Currently I am living in Brussels, but actually I am from the south part of Belgium. I am born in a small town near the border of France 🇫🇷.

First of all, you should come to my country because the capital (Brussels) is also the one of Europe 🇪🇺. I’d recommend to visit the Atomium. It’s a must see attraction with an important heritage value. It’s definitely worth going to.
Secondly, as It’s a little country it will be easy for you to travel around without doing a 5 hours trip to go to one city of my country to another. (By the way, it’s quite fast to visit some parts of Netherlands, France, Luxembourg and Germany as these countries are encircled my little country.) There is several cute places worth seeing apart from Brussels like Bruges, Gand, Anvers, Dinant, and so on. Also, you have famous beach like Ostende, Blankenberge or, for more luxury, La Panne.
Besides of that, I think you will feel welcome as we tend to be very happy to see people coming to visit our country for a while.

If you need others recommandations or informations, feel free to ask.

I really hope you will have a great time and enjoy my lovely country!

See you soon!


Submitted by rose0595 on Mon, 13/03/2023 - 08:19


I'm live in the Philippines since birth for about 27 years. I remember I only had a chance to visit EL Nido in Palawan for work purposes. Walking beside the sea was so relaxing. I saw a lot of tourist. Most of the restaurant are open starting 6pm, foods are so delicious. Watching the see at night was so good. I felt that my mind was refreshed. You can only live once, so it better for you to enjoy your life, like travel, eat delicious food, spend time with your loved ones.

Submitted by Rita25 on Thu, 13/10/2022 - 02:40


Hello Everyone

I'd like to introduce you to my hometown, It's a magnificent tropical island in the Pacific Ocean. Weather here during the day is extremely hot but we do experience lots of rain. If you're planning to have your summer holidays here then you've made the right choice as we have so many magnificent white sand beaches, breath taking scenery. Mouth watering local food is must try, I'd recommend lechon which is a popular festive dish, It's basically a roasted sucking pig glistening with oil and fats, If you don't mind the extra calories then you should give it a try and you'll probably love to indulge yourself with varieties of tropical fruits, Mango is a must try here as well as our fresh coconut juice which is perfect refreshment in a hot sunny day. Scuba diving and water skiing is worth doing. You can definitely do tons of fun things while you're here.

Hi Sharon,
How's your day going?

I'm planning to visit **** for a week, I'd like to ask for your advice on what should we do while we're there. I'll be visiting with my fiance Steve, We're newly engaged so ideally we want to do things we can enjoy as a couple.

We're on fence whether which hotel should we booked, Any recommendation?

I hope you're so we can meet up.
See you soon,

Hi Claire,
Lovely to hear from you, You've blown me away with this great news. Anyway Congratulations on your engagement.

I'd like to recommend Plaza Hotel as its near the city centre and must see attraction. You'll definitely love to stay there, It's a perfect and romantic place for couple. You can try book a suite room with a jacuzzi room.

As for the attractions, Beaches are worth going for, we have so many beautiful white sand beaches here. Scuba diving and Para sailing are worth doing, Oops not to mention the night pool party that will definitely sets the mood Hehe. Another place to visit is the night market, You should try out mouth watering local cuisines there. You can see them for yourself when you get here

Can't wait to see you all,

P.S. Let me know your flight schedule.