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Saga TTG Awards 2015 sponsors

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Saga has been creating holidays and cruises exclusively for over-50s for more than 60 years and are delighted to be the headline sponsor at this year's TTG Travel Awards.


We offer a world of choice from over 150 countries from Austria to Zambia and everywhere in between (some Saga destinations may surprise you). Our range of holidays covers indulgent all-inclusive stays in luxury resorts, action-packed sight-seeing tours and cruises, safari lodge stays, active explorer adventures, cruises on Europe’s rivers & waterways, and ocean cruising aboard our own traditional ships.


What Saga offers your clients…

  • VIP door-to-door travel included on all long-haul holidays
  • Chauffeur service included on all ocean cruises
  • A vast choice of holidays and cruises exclusively for the over-50s
  • Expert help, every step of the way
  • Attention to detail – every aspect of every holiday is quality checked
  • Comprehensive insurance and additional cancellation cover included
  • Our Early Bird Price Promise protects early bookers and we offer exceptional value
  • Plenty of choice for solo travellers
  • 97% of Saga travellers have rated their holiday ‘excellent’ or ‘good’.

What Saga offers you…

  • Generous rates of commission
  • Quick & easy booking process with our Folkestone based Call Centre
  • Dedicated Agency Sales Team offering full support including training and joint marketing activity

Get in touch… Reservations and Sales 0800 074 8021



Affordable Car Hire

Affordable Car Hire

Car rental has certainly moved up a gear since Affordable Car Hire revved on to the travel scene 12 years ago with a simple concept: To offer a quality product and quality service at an affordable price.

Headed up by CEO Angela Day and chairman James Moore, both with backgrounds in the industry, the family run business was started in the couple’s garage and is now the UK’s largest independent leisure car-rental company, with its head office in Old Harlow, Essex.

Angela and the team have established relationships with over 500 car-rental partners and the colourful Affordable Car Hire logo is now proudly displayed in 30,000 locations in 192 countries.

Since day one, Affordable Car Hire has worked closely with the travel trade, not only offering competitive and transparent prices round-the-clock, but also regularly negotiating value-added offers and incentives. As well as offering high commission levels, it has a Price Watch facility to ensure prices can’t be beaten.

Affordable Car Hire’s national sales team loves nothing more than hitting the road and visiting agents throughout the UK to tell them all about the latest updates; the super-fast Affordable booking engine, called CARS; plus Affordable’s training academy, which can help counter staff build confidence in selling car rental.

CEO Angela Day said: “As a company that values our staff and one that has received several accolades ourselves over the years, we understand the sense of pride and achievement that winning an award brings to a business. That’s why we are thrilled to sponsor the TTG Travel Awards and we wish all those shortlisted the very best of luck.”





Consistently leading the way in river cruising with exceptional staff, award winning cuisine, enriching theme cruises and special on-board amenities - AmaWaterways really is a river cruise experience like no other. You don’t need to just take our word for it, in the Berlitz River Cruising in Europe travel guide, more than 300 ships were rated based on accommodation, public rooms, cuisine, service and other miscellaneous features. AmaWaterways’ European fleet secured the guide’s top positions, all with 4-Star Plus ratings – the highest level found in the book as well as being rated #1 for customer care. AmaWaterways also received the 2015 Cruise Critic Editor awards for ‘Best River Cruise Line’, Best For Active Cruises’, ‘ Best For Onboard Dining’ furthering its position as - leading the way in river cruising!



Attraction World

Attraction World

Attraction World is once again delighted to be a sponsor of this year’s TTG Awards.


As a B2B business we are always keen to be involved in key industry events such as the TTG Awards as it recognises not only our key business partners but also our friends (and competitors) in the travel industry!


Now into our 10th year, Attraction World has been supporting the retail travel trade religiously through national events, roadshows, conferences and trainings in a bid to help our agents understand the advantages of pre-selling attractions to their customers. We are very proud of how our business has grown over these past 10 years into the award-winning company it now is maintaining over 70% market share.


With over 5,000 hand-picked attractions in 50 countries we do believe we have the right product mix to suit every customer. Whether it’s the Florida theme parks or the Sistine Chapel there is ALWAYS a reason to pre-purchase tickets – whether it be money saving ticket offers or early entry into popular attractions – WE HAVE THE TICKET!


We have been updating our website this past year to try and highlight the key reason to pre-purchase in one simple sentence – again in a bid to help our agents help their customers.


We will also be launching a new online training programme later in the year and in the meantime are producing destination training guides for our agents. These simple guides explain in a few pages the key resorts, distances, main attractions, everything an agent would need to know in order to sell the key attractions.


Never forget – our business is to make your business!


Contact us anytime for training or additional information at salessupport@attractionworld.com






Avis is a trusted brand with a long history of innovation in the car rental industry and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, with a commitment to true convenience and exceptional service with the Avis human touch. The Avis brand operates across six continents via a network of over 5230 locations in 166 countries.


A lot has changed since Warren Avis began his journey back in 1946 but what hasn’t is the way we do things. For over 50 years our mantra has been 'We Try Harder'. For example, we have a dedicated trade website www.avis.co.uk/travelagents and many tools to help you sell car hire such as our newly vamped Training Academy www.avistraining.co.uk.

So, however the world chooses to travel in the future, we’ll be there. Still trying harder to unlock unforgettable experiences for our customers around the world.

For more information contact our trade sales team leisuresales@avis-europe.com



Bourne Leisure

Bourne Leisure

Bourne Leisure entertains over four million holidaymakers every year through its three operating brands: Butlin’s, Haven and Warner Leisure Hotels, offering the perfect UK holiday experience for families, couples and adults.

Butlin’s operates three holiday resorts set on some of Britain’s loveliest beaches of Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness. Butlin’s provides everything needed to help hard-working families rediscover their sparkle. There is an outstanding entertainment programme, most of which is included in the holiday price, so guests can do as much or as little as they like whilst staying in one of our family hotels, flexible apartments, stylish chalets or traditional rooms.

Haven has a choice of 35 award-winning self-catering holiday parks to choose from throughout the UK. Haven offers great value for money with daytime and evening entertainment, swimming pools, kids’ clubs and a range of activities. Haven also offers a wide range of comfortable, self-catering accommodation to suit all budgets.

Warner Leisure Hotels offer 13 properties set in a range of beautiful locations across England and Wales, from historic country hotels in rural locations to coastal hotels and villages. A Warner break is exclusively just for grown-ups and guests love the fact that they can do as much or as little as they like. Each property offers a range of activities from archery to Zumba. Add nightly live entertainment, award-winning restaurants and a choice of lovely rooms, and it’s no surprise guests feel ‘Life Begins at Warner’.

Bourne Leisure offers extensive agent training across all three brands, investing in educating and training the UK trade on how best to sell domestic holidays. Agents can become a Bourne expert and secure a free day pass by taking the online training course at www.BourneExpert.co.uk.

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport

Birmingham Airport is the UK’s third largest airport outside London and the UK’s seventh largest overall, handling just under 10 million passengers per year.


With over £300 million invested in the Airport recently, Birmingham now boasts world class facilities and state-of-the-art infrastructure, including a newly extended runway. Adding just 400 metres means aircraft can now fly further, bringing new long-haul destinations within direct range for the first time, including the Far East, the West Coast of the U.S, South America and South Africa.


The Airport has also welcomed a number of new arrivals to its departure lounge in 2015, including Victoria’s Secrets and Hugo Boss, two brand new stores which offer a wide range of luxury retail at tax free prices. New Food and Beverage offerings have opened this Summer, which in addition to the new airline services operating from Birmingham gives passengers a variety of choice and excellent reason to use Birmingham Airport as their UK gateway.



Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

We offer something a little different to other cruise lines.


We call it modern luxury – a carefully considered blend of delicious cuisine, impeccable service, stylish accommodation, one of the most extensive wine collections at sea and one of the largest teams of skilled sommeliers in the world.

Our Solstice Class ships are even home to a half-acre of real grass – the perfect spot for dining alfresco, a game of croquet or to simply relax.


Then of course there are the beautiful, handpicked destinations we travel to – over 280, across seven continents. And we’ll be the world’s only cruise line to homeport in dazzling Abu Dhabi throughout 2016/17. We pride ourselves on our influence in the industry – this year we introduced Suite Class, an all-new level in luxury accommodation, where guests can enjoy an unmatched range of exclusive benefits and privileges.


Now 25 years young, and with a fleet of ten state-of-the-art ships, we look to the future and how we can continue to lead the way. We’ll continue to offer innovative onboard features, enticing new destinations, and exciting shore excursions – just some of the reasons our guests keep coming back. And why we continue to win awards year after year. Let Celebrity Cruises® change your view of the world – you’ll never look back.





Founded in 1996, Cheapflights is a leading global flight search and travel deals website dedicated to taking the complexity out of travel through the application of innovative, intuitive technologies: Smart search. Made simple. It is now a market leader in the UK, US, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand generating over £2 billion in global downstream revenue for its partners as it expands in to numerous other territories.


Over 120 million users visit its websites and apps each year, receiving more than two billion search results a month from across around a million possible routes. The 11.5 million strong opt-in subscribers to the Cheapflights newsletter received over 1.25 billion targeted emails during 2015, which achieved open rates of up to 85%. Our emails offer the best deals from over 120 travel businesses globally – for whom we drive tens of millions of pounds of bookings every year. The Cheapflights app is attracting new users at the rate of nearly 200,000 every month.


Together, the Cheapflights platforms generate enough bookings for its partners to fill a Boeing 747 every five minutes.


In 2011, Cheapflights became part of the privately-­-ownedonline travel search and inspiration network, Momondo Group.



Emerald and Scenic Waterways

Emerald and Scenic Waterways

Scenic and Emerald Waterways offer a complete ‘one-stop shop’ for river cruising with two complementary brands covering off all of your customers’ river cruise requests. Simply put, we make selling river cruise plain sailing.

Scenic leads the way in luxury on some of the world’s most beautiful waterways with a fleet of 5-star 'Space-Ships’. The ultimate in all-inclusive service means guests can leave their wallet in their suite; it’s all included with Scenic. From a personal butler service for every guest and suite accommodation as standard to fine dining in a choice of up to five on board venues and unlimited complimentary premium beverages throughout, there’s no hidden extras whatsoever. On shore, flexible touring ranging from relaxed to active is included in every port, from ‘Shop With The Chef’ on France itineraries, to cycling in the Black Forest. Unforgettable experiences come courtesy of Enrich where classical concerts or lavish dinners in grand castles make for real once-in-a-lifetime moments.

Following on from Scenic’s success, Emerald Waterways, Europe’s newest river cruise line, launched in 2014. Deluxe ‘Star-Ships’ sail a choice of fully-inclusive itineraries on the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle rivers, with Portugal’s Douro and France’s Saône and Rhône rivers joining the line-up for 2017. Exceptional Emerald Value means delicious dining, drinks with lunch and dinner, an excursion in almost every port plus WiFi and tipping is all included. Comparable to a chic boutique hotels, Emerald Waterways’ stylish ships feature contemporary highlights, including a revolutionary indoor heated pool with retractable roof which transforms into an evening cinema.



Funway is one of the UK’s leading tailor-made holiday specialists for the USA, Mexico and the Caribbean. Family owned and established for over 24 years, we pride ourselves on providing expertise that you can trust. We work closely with our travel agents partners; providing competitive commission, a price match promise and our market-leading incentive scheme, MoneyCard. Our dedicated sales team, headed up by Sales Director Amanda Darrington, are also on hand to assist and support all of our travel agents.


We are preferred partners with trusted airlines, we offer a wide choice of accommodation and our flexibility means we can tailor-make your perfect holiday, whether it’s in one place or more and whether you want to fly, drive, or travel by train, coach or motorcycle.


From USA city breaks in New York or Las Vegas, to a self-drive holiday exploring Route 66 or from meandering along the Californian coast, to an escorted tour along the coast of New England, Funway can put together your perfect itinerary.


In Mexico and the Caribbean we offer resorts to suit families, couples, honeymooners and groups, from all-inclusive luxury to boutique bed & breakfast. Funway have recently expanded their portfolio to offer you a vast range of islands around the Caribbean, including Barbados, Tobago, Jamaica, Aruba and Dominican Republic.





Global, the media & entertainment Group is home to some of the UK's biggest and best-loved brands - Heart, Capital, Classic FM, Radio X, Capital XTRA, Smooth, Gold, LBC as well as digital platforms PopBuzz and WeTheUnicorns. Across broadcast, mobile, social and live we reach 30 million people every week. At Global, our Commercial Team are obsessed about connecting passionate audiences with brands through the power of music and entertainment.

Back in 2014 Global launched DAX. DAX gives brands access to 140+ publishers from podcasts to on-demand music services reaching 60 million unique users each month making it the biggest digital audio platform in Europe. Digital audio makes it easy for brands to access consumers on-the-go via their smartphones or tablets, directly or programmatically and by using innovative binaural 3D audio technology.


Through the power of data, DAX provides the platform to target desired audiences with immersive audio and at scale from Cruise enthusiasts to Families and City Breakers.

We all know about the impact Oculus Rift has had on promoting destinations.

Audio isn’t going to put Travel brands
in front of the consumers’ eyes. It is going to put the advertiser right between the consumers’ ears.






Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is like a miniature continent, alive with natural beauty, from the stunning dunes of Maspalomas to its volcanic interior.


Gran Canaria's perfect climate makes it a year round holiday paradise. This island offers superb luxury resorts as well as boutique hotels, all presented with high standards of comfort and service. For a completely different different experience, why not stroll through the cobbled streets of Vegueta, the old quarter of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or climb the scenic roads in the serpentine twists up into the spectacular central massif. From this vantage point, you can see why UNESCO has declared almost half of the island as a Biosphere Reserve.



Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras is the UK market leader for holiday add-ons. We specialise in the essential extras that every traveller needs for a hassle-free trip: airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, airports by rail, car hire, transfers and travel insurance. We’ve been around for over 33 years now, and we are making travel arrangements for over 7m travellers every year.


In 2016, we were awarded an honorary prize for being in the UK’s Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For for 10 years running - a first in the travel industry. Inclusion in this list reflects the core principles held by the company, and it acknowledges Holiday Extras as one of the best employers in the UK - a title we are extremely proud to hold.


At the same time, we also support a network of over 13,000 agents, partners and suppliers. Our partnership with the trade is extremely important to us, and the collective team strive to build the best relationships in the industry. As such, we were proud to be recognised as the Travel Company of the Year at the TTG Awards in 2014.

It is an extremely exciting time at our head offices in Newingreen, Kent, and the buzz in the building is acknowledged by everybody who visits us. If you’d like to be part of the Holiday Extras hype, be sure to contact one of our Partnership Development Managers today.


You can get in touch here: www.holidayextras.com/contactPDM



At Hurtigruten, we believe seeing a destination and experiencing it are two very different things. We don’t do traditional ‘cruises’; we do EXPEDITION cruises. We aren’t about ‘passive passengers’; we’re about EXPLORERS. Our ships aren’t huge and impersonal; but cosy and intimate. And our entertainment isn’t on board our ships; it’s right in the heart of the destination you visit with us.


Our golden age of exploration has expanded to horizons at the top of the world – Norway, Spitsbergen, Iceland, Greenland, Canada – and due south at the other end of the earth – the Amazon, Brazil, Patagonia, and Antarctica. We also have voyages across Europe and down to North Africa, and transatlantic routes from Morocco to Brazil.


The allure of a voyage with Hurtigruten isn’t about our onboard entertainment. The true entertainment for your inner explorer is off the ship, uncovering the heart and soul of the places we visit. We have hundreds of excursions to whet your adventurous appetite, each designed to help you get closer to the supreme scenery, the unique wildlife, and the local culture.


Still, the most vital element you will need on your journey with Hurtigruten is a sense of adventure and exploration. We invite you to jump in, feet first, to see, taste, and experience new things, to meet fellow explorers and locals alike, and to immerse yourself in the culture and activities of our rarely-travelled-to destinations. Awaken your inner explorer and come aboard with us!



If Only

If Only

We’re passionate about travel and our friendly teams of specialists are here to help you convert enquires into bookings guide to our amazing destinations. We’re 100% trade focussed, and all of our efforts will help grow your business - through our Business Development Managers, training, educationals, marketing support, agents’ website and our MoneyCard incentive scheme. And unlike many other operators, we don’t have ‘sister’ company that sells direct (undercutting you).


We’re the natural port of call for luxury holidays to the world’s most beautiful regions - Arabia, the Indian Ocean, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. So give us a call!





“Formed in 2002, insurance4carhire were the pioneers in creating the concept behind car hire excess insurance, and today are now the UK’s most popular choice for car hire excess insurance*.


What is car hire excess insurance?


Car hire companies often charge an excess for damage caused to the car whilst you’re behind the wheel even if it’s not your fault. This can be upwards of £1,000 meaning if you’re involved in an accident, you’ll have to pay a contribution to cover the damage.


With an annual car hire excess insurance policy from insurance4carhire, you’re able to reclaim the excess you’d have to pay in the unfortunate event of an accident or your car being stolen (up to £6,500 per year).


What’s more, an insurance4carhire policy may save you money too! Their policies will reimburse you for charges as a result of damage to the undercarriage, misfueling, flight delay, flat battery and so much more…


So, wave goodbye to expensive excess waivers and say hello to insurance4carhire.com”



Mauritius 365

Mauritius 365

Attracting over 115,000 UK visitors in 2014, its pristine beaches, affordable luxury hotels and variety of experiences give Mauritius the edge over its Indian Ocean competitors. For many, Mauritius is the island that has it all; couples and honeymooners choose Mauritius for its luxurious resorts and spas, while those in search of active adventure are drawn by its world-class snorkeling, dive sites and water sports. Nature and environment lovers relish exploring the island’s forests, waterfalls and volcanic craters, and families enjoy the excellent children’s facilities and leisure parks. This tropical island may be small in size but with a mix of natural, cultural and manmade attractions, there is so much more to see and do beyond the beach.



Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line

Norwegian Cruise Line can trace its heritage back almost 50 years and if there’s one thing that has set us apart over that time, its innovation.


Through the decades we have constantly evolved and in some cases turned on its head the traditional concept of holidays at sea.


Our mould-breaking Freestyle Cruising® product, offers guests the ultimate in freedom and flexibility. We did away with all the traditions of cruise ship dining, like two sittings for dinner, pre-assigned seating at the same table every night and dress codes. In its place we give guests the opportunity to dine where, when and with whom they choose and make cruise casual clothing fine day or night with as many 28 dining choices on board.


We were way ahead of the crowd on this style of cruising and so all 13 ships currently in our fleet were purpose-built to offer it. And the fleet is still growing. The latest and largest ship, Norwegian Escape, will make her debut in October 2015. Measuring up at 164,600 gross tons and with a capacity for 4,200 guests, she will be the largest ship ever to homeport year-round in Miami.


Norwegian has been a pioneer when it comes to our relationship with our travel partners, something that is eptiomised in our trade advocacy philosophy Partners First. More than a slogan – it’s how we do business. It drives our company forward. As a Travel Partner, you are at the core of everything we do and we’re investing our time, money and resources to ensure your success.





When it comes to escorted touring, there’s one name that always springs to mind – Titan. After all, the company was a pioneer of this type of holiday and has been leading the way for more than 35 years.


Titan holidays are different. They are expertly crafted in-house and are only on sale in the UK; their well-travelled product specialists know their destinations inside out and select the best hotels, airlines, trains and cruise vessels. Properly balanced itineraries, most unique to Titan, are designed to include excursions and visits of particular interest to British travellers as well as a number of free days when there is always a choice of relaxation or enjoyable things to do. And, in the majority of cases, Titan holidays are escorted by the best tour managers in the business.


The added benefits are another aspect that sets Titan apart. The company was the first to introduce a VIP Home Departure Service. Wherever your clients live in the UK, a smart, friendly chauffeur will pick them up from their front door and deliver them to the entrance of the airport, where uniformed Titan staff are on hand to organise their free porterage and ease them through check-in. These door-to-door transfers really do enable your clients to travel in a relaxed and stress-free state of mind.


Titan offers the most comprehensive range of travel adventures, with more than 350 tour and cruise itineraries to almost 100 countries worldwide.


For more information visit www.titanagents.co.uk



We’re redefining travel commerce


Travelport is a leading Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $7 trillion global travel and tourism industry.


Our Travel Commerce Platform enables travel providers, travel agencies, corporations and developers to connect. This increases profitability and drives commercial success across the business-to-business (“B2B”) travel network.


As travel industry demands evolve, we’re utilizing our Platform to redefine the distribution and merchandising of airline core and ancillary products, as well as extending our reach into the growing world of travel commerce beyond air, including hotel, car rental, rail, cruise and tour operators.


We’ve leveraged our domain expertise in the travel industry to design a pioneering B2B payment solution that addresses the needs of travel intermediaries to efficiently and securely settle travel transactions. We also utilize the extensive data managed by our platform to provide an array of additional services, such as advertising solutions, subscription services, business intelligence data services, and marketing-oriented analytical tools to travel providers, travel agencies and other travel data users.


Through our Technology Services we provide critical IT solutions to airlines, such as shopping, ticketing and departure control applications. This enables them to focus on their core business competencies and reduce costs. In addition, we manage reservations, inventory management and other related critical systems for Delta Air Lines.


We’ve moved a long way in the last 3 years and we’ve not finished yet. We’ll keep listening, innovating, developing and delivering as we achieve our vision:


The platform that is redefining travel commerce for our customers:





Voyages-sncf we are the UK travel trade’s European rail experts and a one stop shop for all your European rail requirements.


Rail is the smart way to travel; high speed trains continue to reduce journey times and the trains are spacious, clean and comfortable. At Voyages-sncf, we put this high speed network at your fingertips allowing you to book your customer’s rail travel across Europe, including France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany and more!


Our experience, knowledge and product range is the most extensive on the market. We have access to an ever increasing range of fares and routes with all the leading European train companies. We work with various trade partners across the industry offering online and offline booking solutions, ensuring you can book the routes and fares which best suits your customers’ needs whilst giving you the information and advice that you require.


With tailor made solutions for individual and group bookings, commissionable rates and special fares for tour operators who package, trust us to look after your European rail; we’re the experts!


For more information please visit www.voyages-sncf.eu or call 0844 848 4066


Vertical Systems

Vertical Systems

Vertical Systems, originators of TARSC, the first tour operator comparison platform called “TARSC Lates”, celebrate 35 years of delivering robust, cost-effective systems and products to the travel industry. Today we still feature on over 9,000 travel agent desktops and continue to provide a suite of products that can be used independently-but optimised when fully integrated, giving reliable technology with uncomplicated processes.

We’ve improved, we’ve refined – and we’ve invested! Here’s just a snapshot of our achievements this year-

  • CRM – new, easy tried and tested, to personalise and customise your communications.
  • Improved VOiP- (Voice over Internet Protocol) for cost-effective telephony and call centre solutions – we are now the largest independent buyer of BT minutes!
  • Manage My Booking-allowing staged payments by customers and reducing admin input from agents.
  • Follow Me – new mini-package for access to information, designed for busy executives on the go!



Your Car Hire

Your Car Hire

Headed by Managing Director Ruth Bligh who has over 25 years in the car rental business, Your Car Hire is a self drive car hire broker operating in over 4000 locations worldwide.


B2B only, we do not sell to the public at all, our main objective is to offer competitive rates with a very personal and bespoke service.


Your Car Hire specifically targets those agents and tour operators whose clients need a vehicle as an integral part of their holiday rather than simply a means of transport. Golfers, anglers and families planning to tour from their self catering or hotel base are examples of typical high value customers on which the company focuses.


Our new updated website can be tailored to your specific needs and now includes a filter feature to make searches quicker and more specific, one way rentals showing accurate one way fees, fuel policies and on/off airport supplier information.



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