TTG Top 50

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HEADLINE SPONSOR: Kuoni

HEADLINE SPONSOR: Kuoni

We fully support UK travel agents and are proud to be the headline sponsor of the TTG Top 50 Travel Agencies 2018 awards.

 

Kuoni has always been about incredible service, from helping agents create the trickiest of tailor-made holidays to making sure your customers are well looked after from start to finish.

 

This philosophy has earned Kuoni over 200 awards in the past 50 years and we are regularly voted one of the best holiday companies in the country by readers of national newspapers and travel industry titles.

 

We can take your customers to over 90 destinations around the world. They can dine on a deserted island in the Maldives, enjoy a massage while watching giraffes wander across the Maasai Mara or get a really in-depth insight into a destination on one of our small escorted group tours. We are ready to offer the best travel advice and personal recommendations so that your customers get the finest holiday experience.

 

Our excellent customer care means you can be confident that your clients will have a fantastic holiday and return to book with you time and again.


For a quote or travel advice, call 0800 072 4454 or contact your local Kuoni store.


Why Kuoni?

  • Over 90 destinations worldwide
  • Over 200 awards
  • Tailor-made holidays
  • Honeymoon specialists
  • Small group tours with guaranteed departure dates
  • Hotels – even islands in the Maldives – exclusive to Kuoni UK guests

 

kuoni.co.uk

Attraction World

Attraction World

Attraction World is the award winning, leading supplier of theme park tickets, excursions and experiences to the UK & Irish retail travel trade. We offer the best rates of commission and many exclusive tickets across an unrivalled product range of over 8,000 experiences in over 50 countries - guaranteed to have something for everyone!

 

With many money saving ticket options now available to pre-purchase, many of which are EXCLUSIVE when buying in advance, your customers will be spoilt for choice...and value. But the benefits of booking with Attraction World don't stop there. We also offer our whole attraction range via e-ticket, meaning your customers tickets are much more secure as they can simply print again if need be, along with a super low deposit of just £25 per person to secure their booking.

 

Follow our tag #AttractionPacked for the latest action!

 

attractionworld.com

Cosmos

Cosmos

This year marks the start of new horizons for Cosmos. Part of this is a commitment to make your customers’ trips and travel planning even smoother.

 

We’ve freshened up our look online to make everything easier to navigate. We’ve also made our Cosmos price promise watertight so you’ve got total peace of mind when your customers travel with us.

 

Like a well-packed suitcase, we try and squeeze as much as we can into your holiday price. Flights, transfers, accommodation and a private VIP home pick-up service are included in all of our holidays.

 

To help and support you in selling Cosmos, we’re delighted to launch our new Travel Agent online booking functionality. Once you’re logged in you’ll be able to find prices, search for holidays and book your customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Easy!

 

Visit cosmos.co.uk/agents.

 

Above all, we’re still the same loyal, family-run business with a commitment to delivering great value dream holidays to you and your customers every single day.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines operates four smaller, classic ocean ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch – as well as its new river cruise addition – Brabant – and enjoys a well-deserved reputation for its award-winning holiday experiences.

 

Voted ‘Best for Itineraries’ and ‘Best for Solo Travellers’ by Cruise Critic experts in December 2017, Fred. Olsen will be making the most of its ocean fleet in 2018/19 by visiting over 200 destinations in 73 countries around the globe.

 

Our holidays offer a variety of cruise experiences, from ex-UK departures to exotic fly-cruises, short breaks and spectacular Norwegian Fjords sailings. Fred. Olsen has also expanded its worldwide itineraries with Brabant in 2018, offering over 30 different European river cruises – including the Main, Moselle, Rhine and Danube.

 

At Fred. Olsen we look forward to extending our relationship with our agents into 2018 and beyond, and thank our agent partners with a fantastic range of incentives, from FAM trip opportunities to reward schemes and prizes.

 

Website: www.fredolsencruises.com/travel-agent-centre

 

Trade Support Team telephone number: 01473 746164.

Gold Medal and Travel 2

Gold Medal and Travel 2

Together, Gold Medal and Travel 2 offer 80 years of expertise in providing tailor-made holidays for independent travel agent partners.

 

With an extensive portfolio range, we offer everything you could possibly need to create the perfect holiday, including; long haul getaways, cruising and touring options plus short haul and long haul luxury escapes - all specifically designed for your customers’ requirements. Our longstanding relationships with key suppliers such as airlines, hotel chains, car hire, cruising and touring companies, combined with the buying power of Gold Medal and Travel 2, ensures we can secure exclusive deals to showcase the most competitive prices in the market.

 

Not only that, in true Gold Medal and Travel 2 style, we thank our agent partners with an exciting variety of FAM trip opportunities, holidays, prizes and reward schemes. We also provide training programmes to help you gain additional knowledge and selling tips for those all important bookings.

 

travel2.com

goldmedal.co.uk

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is known as a ‘Continent in miniature’ alive with varied natural beauty, from the stunning dunes of Maspalomas to the volcanic interior. Its perfect climate makes it a year round holiday paradise. This beautiful island has a great offer of luxury resorts as well as boutique hotels and all the comfort and service for the most demanding clients. A great choice of spa centres and magnificent golf courses complement this luxury offer. Spend a few days in the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a city with an interesting heritage and charming old quarter combined with fabulous gastronomy and amazing new aquarium “Poem to the sea”. Those wanting a more authentic experience should climb the scenic roads in serpentine twists up into the spectacular central massif, where they can enjoy beautiful walks and plenty of star gazing opportunities.


grancanaria.com

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 to travel better: airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, fast-track, car hire, airport transfers, travel insurance plus much more.


As well as being an innovative, tech-focused company Holiday Extras is also award-winning, most recently taking home the awards for ‘Car Hire Supplier of The Year’ and ‘Holiday Essentials Company of the Year’ at the 2017 TTG Travel Awards. 2017 also marked 11 years of Holiday Extras being in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For - a first in the travel industry.


We’ve been around for 35 years now, and every year we help millions of customers make their trip a better trip.


Get to know us more here: holidayextras.com

Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold

Insight Vacations & Luxury Gold

With Insight Vacations, your guests will travel in style in smaller groups with every detail taken care of by our highly skilled Travel Director. They’ll enjoy Insight Experiences that truly engage with local people, stay in hotels that are in the heart of the action and dine in authentic local restaurants. We’ll connect your guests with like-minded people and fulfil their travel dreams.
insightvacations.com/uk

 

Luxury Gold is a journey beyond the ordinary, our Travelling Concierge will open doors around the world to places and people that your guests wouldn’t dream possible. We take care of everything, while your guests relax and enjoy VIP experiences, exceptional dining and luxury hotels. Our small group holidays are expertly crafted to suit their preferences and will open their mind to an astonishing journey of wonder, adventure and new learning.

luxurygoldvacations.com/uk

 

T 0800 206 1468 E reservations@insightvacations.co.uk Agency.sales@insightvacations.com

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel

Intrepid Travel is the leading small group adventure travel company that has been taking travellers off the beaten track to discover the world's most amazing places for over 28 years. We offer more than 1,000 trips in more than 120 countries and on every continent. All trips have a local leader who are native to the destination they lead in, providing your clients with insider knowledge not found on Google. Travelling responsibly is important to us with local transport, guides and restaurants used on our trips providing your clients with an all-important real-life experience.

 

We really do love our agent partners and strive to do all we can to help you to sell and grow your business! Choose us for leading industry commissions, great incentives and discounted travel.

 

Visit our dedicated agent portal, intrepidlovesagents.com to register for fam trips, sign up for events, download editable marketing materials and more!

Jamaica Tourist Board

Jamaica Tourist Board

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB), founded in 1955, is Jamaica’s national tourism agency based in the capital city of Kingston. The JTB was declared the Caribbean’s Leading Tourist Board by the World Travel Awards (WTA) from 2006 to 2015. Also in 2015, Jamaica earned the WTA’s vote for the Caribbean’s Leading Destination and the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Destination for the tenth consecutive year. Jamaica was named one of the top three island’s in the world by TripAdvisor® in 2016. Additionally, Ocho Rios was named the Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Port; Sangster International Airport was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Airport; Club Mobay was named the Caribbean’s Leading Airport Lounge; Dolphin Cove was voted the Caribbean’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction; the Montego Bay Convention Centre was named the Caribbean’s Leading Meeting & Conventions Centre; and GO! Jamaica Travel was named the Caribbean’s Leading Tour Operator.

 

JTB offices are located in Kingston, Montego Bay, Miami, Toronto and London. Representative offices are located in Berlin, Barcelona, Rome, Amsterdam, Mumbai and Tokyo.

 

visitjamaica.com

Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest holiday operator, and the top choice for independent travel agents. We’re now celebrating 10 terrific years of selling our great-value package holidays you can trust! With over 40 of Europe’s best-loved beach destinations from a big choice of nine UK airports, including our new bases, Birmingham and London Stansted, we’re spreading the sunshine.

 

We wrap up return Jet2.com flights, a choice of 2-5 star hotels, 22kg baggage, transfers and ATOL Protection for just £60pp deposit*. Plus, 1,000s of Free Child Places* and free Resort Flight Check-In add up to even more great value.

 

Our choice of holidays just keeps on growing. We have six specialist brochures that give a taster of each range: Summer Holidays, Winter Holidays, Family Holidays, Indulgent Escapes, On Tour and Jet2CityBreaks. Our latest addition to the line-up is Jet2Villas, which mixes the freedom of a villa holiday with package perks like our low £60pp deposit.

 

jet2holidays.com

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises

MSC Cruises are always looking for ways to go that extra mile for our travel agent partners, and are proud to be sponsors of TTG Top 50 2018. We recognise the hard work and dedication our agent partners put in to assist us with our growth in the UK and Ireland and where possible like to celebrate these achievements. 2017 has been a busy year for MSC Cruises and has been crowned ‘our best year ever’, with an expanded sales team, two brand new ship launches in 2017 alone with both Meraviglia and Seaside joining the worlds fastest growing fleet and many sales milestones reached along the way. 2018 is tipped to be even bigger for MSC Cruises and we look forward to sharing the successes with our agent partners; another new ship will be launched in June 2018 – MSC Seaview, our sales team will be growing even further and consequently our distribution and ability to work with a broader range of agent partners will be increased.

www.mscbook.com

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises

P&O Cruises has a fleet of eight ships offering holidays tailored to British tastes combining genuine service, a sense of occasion and attention to detail, ensuring guests have the holiday of a lifetime, every time.


We are the brand you can trust; 50% of Ex-UK cruises are booked with us and 2/3 guests cruise with us again. We’re tailored to British tastes; from a proper cup of tea, to UK plugs and paying in pounds and pence, guests feel right at home all the time they’re away. And finally, there’s something for everyone; 8 ships, each with their own personality with 250+ destinations, with more Ex-UK cruises than any other brand.


Plus, we are now rewarding Travel Agents for every Select Price booking through our incredible Shine Rewards Club! Earn points by playing on our ‘Spin it to Win it’ wheel or simply get stuck in to our Academy Online!


shinerewardsclub.com

Railbookers

Railbookers

Railbookers are experts at organising independent, tailor made holidays by train to Europe, North America and beyond. Rail holidays are booming - there’s no better choice for customers who want to do something different, see spectacular scenery, and have a hassle-free holiday.

 

The Railbookers team are self-confessed ‘train geeks’! We know that rail travel can be a minefield – with so many routes, languages and providers, it can be hard to know where to start. That’s where we step in! We make it easy, offering hundreds of fully customisable holidays by train.

 

We use our insider access to handpick our rail routes, accommodations, sightseeing, flights and more. This way, we can provide the very best value, and our holidays can be booked at any time – even if tickets aren’t on sale to the public yet.

 

On a Railbookers holiday, your customers just have to sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

 

Visit Railbookers.co.uk to get started.

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel

We can now proudly say that more customers from the UK choose Riviera Travel for not only their overseas Escorted Touring holidays but also their European river cruises, than any other tour operator. We have come a long way over the last 33 years and now offer a truly outstanding range of holidays. Readers of Which? Magazine voted Riviera Travel ‘Travel Brand of the Year 2017 and also in 2017 UK Travel Agents voted us River Cruise Line of the Year at the TTG Awards.

 

TTG’s Top 50 Agents is all about recognising the best agents in the industry and we would like to thank our agent partners for their great support, so we are delighted to be sponsoring a region for the 3rd successive year. Wishing all entrants the very best of luck for the 2018 awards. We look forward to seeing you in April for one of the top nights in the Travel Industry calendar

 

www.rivieratravel.co.uk/agents

Royal Caribbean

Royal Caribbean

 

At Royal Caribbean we take the ordinary and make it extraordinary. We are the pioneers of many firsts at sea, offering a playground of incredible experiences.

 

No matter what kind of holiday your customers are looking for, they’ll find it with Royal Caribbean. We boast some of the world’s most innovative ships, with fantastic onboard features that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. Our guests can surf the waves without leaving the ship at the fast-paced FlowRider® surf simulator, work up a sweat on the full-sized sports court, or even take a spin on the first ever dodgems at sea!

From the beaches of Barcelona to the glaciers of Alaska, our 25 ships cover all corners of the world.

 

We’re the memory-makers, the movers and shakers; we’re your key to a world where the extraordinary is around every corner.

 

royalcaribbean.co.uk

Shearings

Shearings

Shearings is the UK’s largest escorted tour operator, offering a broad range of holidays and hotel breaks to more than 200 destinations worldwide. With over 100 years’ experience, we provide an unrivalled range of expertly planned itineraries, with everything from 2-day weekend breaks to 17-day escorted tours.

 

Winners of three 2017 British Travel Awards for Best Coach Holiday Company, Best Singles Holiday Company and Best UK Midscale Hotel Brand (for Coast & Country Hotels) Shearings prides itself on offering great value breaks with flexible travel options.

 

Our knowledgeable experts will ensure everything is organised for your customers, and our dedicated travel trade team are on-hand to support you too.

 

Why choose Shearings?

  • Over 100 years’ experience
  • Flexible travel options, by coach, car, air, river or rail
  • Low deposits, from £45pp
  • Over 200 destinations worldwide
  • Trusted hotels in excellent locations
  • Over 800 pick-up points nationwide
  • Home Connect – Door to door service

Super Break

Super Break

Award winning and Market leaders in short breaks sold through the Travel Trade….both UK and Overseas. Destinations throughout the UK, Europe and the rest of the world which are sellable for 5 days or less duration. All packaged up with the elements the Travel Agent needs to close the sale. Hotel, Rail, Flight, Ferry, Eurostar, Theatre or Attraction tickets.

 

Plus…..now Super Break operate charter flight packages to destinations such as Akureyri, North Iceland and Seville in Spain from regional airports…. where travelling to these destinations has never been available….this gives our Travel Agency partners more scope to sell new product to their customer base.

 

superbreak.com

Travelsphere Just You

Travelsphere Just You

Travelsphere has been escorting travellers to worldwide destinations for more than 50 years.

 

With so much experience Travelsphere knows its customers want more than just a holiday, they want an experience to remember. Of course, we visit all the main sights but you’ll also experience local life, try the food and witness the native traditions. We’ve got all the inside knowledge to turn your holiday into a real travel experience.

 

Travelsphere escorted tours allow you to travel with confidence, knowing that every aspect has been carefully planned and arranged from start to finish.

 

It’s this exceptional planning, along with the dedication and insight of Tour Managers and Local Guides that creates a travel experience to cherish.

 

All flights, overseas transfers, accommodation and the services of a dedicated Tour Manager are included in the price of your holiday. Destinations include Europe, Asia, America, Africa and Australasia.

 

travelsphere.co.uk

 

Just You is the UK’s single traveller specialist, organising holidays for independent globe trotters, without charging a single supplement.

 

Just You holidays are designed to offer the ideal balance between escorted tour and independent travel. If customers want to stick with the group, that’s fine, but they’re always welcome to go and do their own thing. Whatever they choose, their Tour Manager will always be there should they need them.

 

With a 24/7 helpline available Just You takes all of the worry out of travelling across the globe.

 

Just You also understands the importance of own space and somewhere travellers can retreat to at the end of the day. On every trip, holidaymakers will have their own room at one of the three or four star hotels carefully selected for each trip - an offer included as a standard, again with no single supplement to pay.

 

justyou.co.uk

Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines

Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance-member Turkish Airlines is a four-star airline today with a fleet of 331 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 300 destinations worldwide, with 251 international and 49 domestic routes. According to the 2017 Skytrax survey,

Turkish Airlines has been named “Best Airline in Europe for seven consecutive years in the Skytrax awards, and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for nine years. It won "Best Economy Class Onboard Catering" award in 2010, and "Best Business Class Onboard Catering” in 2013, 2014 and 2016, and 2017. Turkish Airlines won "World’s Best Business Class Lounge” in 2015 and 2017, and also picked up the “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” for three consecutive years.

Wendy Wu Tours

Wendy Wu Tours

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading touring specialist to Asia’s most iconic destinations including China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Burma, Japan, India & Sri Lanka. We offer the most comprehensive range of touring styles including group and private tours as well as fully tailor-made holidays, so you can also choose between more adventurous Discovery Tours, luxury tours or more relaxed river cruise tours.

 

Wendy Wu Tours’ award-winning itineraries offer incredible value with so much included, expertise that comes from almost 20 years of operating tours and a reputation you can trust. Each of our Travel Consultants has visited our destinations and would love to share their knowledge with you.

 

At Wendy Wu Tours our philosophy is a simple one - to provide your customers with a truly inspiring travel experience.

 

wendywutours.co.uk

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