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 2017 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

Affordable Car Hire

Affordable Car Hire

AffordableXtras is the latest product range to be launched by the Affordable Group. Featuring a range of trip-enhancing products, it is the ideal one stop shop for agents to sell additional products to their customers.

New products are being deployed in stages - once complete our aim is to provide destination led inspiration for way to make the most of each trip.

 

We have specially selected high quality suppliers, provided trusted products at great prices which can really enhance commission earning for the agents too!

 

We will feature everything from luggage tagging, SIM cards, airport parking to top restaurant reservations and even Harley Davidson hire! ..... not forgetting our award winning car hire range too.

 

To register with AffordableXtras, please follow this link:

 

agents.affordablextras.com/en/agent

 

affordablecarhire.com

Amtrak Vacations

Amtrak Vacations

Amtrak Vacations combines the thrill of riding the rails with inclusive travel packages for one-of-a-kind holidays throughout North America. We specialise in Independent Rail Journeys, offering a range of rail holidays to amazing cities, scenic landscapes and spectacular National Parks with options to depart from more than 500 Amtrak rail stations across the country. Our knowledgeable Rail Experts provide unparalleled service while planning your rail holiday inclusive of accommodation, sightseeing tours, dining options and entertainment. They are full of tips and details about life on the train and keen to share their passion for travel with you to help you make the most of this memorable experience.

 

amtrakvacations.co.uk

Attraction World

Attraction World

Attraction World is the leading supplier of theme park tickets, experiences and worldwide attractions to the UK travel trade.

With over 8000 attractions in 50 countries we aim to have something for everyone! As a B2B business Attraction World is 100% committed to the trade, and as such fully understands how important it is to sponsor events such as The TTG Travel Awards, as we have done for many years now.

 

We always strive to provide our agents with the best possible reasons to sell to their customers. Whether it’s an unbeatable value for money ticket option, or even a UK exclusive ticket, or a value-added benefit to pre-purchase, we do our utmost to provide the perfect reasons to sell our products. Remember - many of the world’s most famous attractions often sell out months in advance – so if your customers don’t book in advance they could well end up missing out.

 

Don’t forget selling add-ons is an excellent means to earning additional revenue – so not only do agents increase their customer service but their bottom line profit too – a win/win situation!

 

attractionworld.com

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.

 

birminghamairport.co.uk

Brand USA

Brand USA

Brand USA (VisitTheUSA.com) is the destination marketing organisation for the United States of America. The mission of Brand USA is to encourage increased international travel to the United States and to grow America’s share of the global travel market by inspiring consumers and supporting the travel trade. In doing so, we aim to bring millions of new international visitors who spend billions of dollars in the United States. Brand USA will also provide useful information to international travellers on U.S. entry policies and procedures.

 

VisitTheUSA.com

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises

Celebrity Cruises is redefining the way you see the world. We call it Modern Luxury and it’s what makes a Celebrity Cruises’ holiday an experience like no other. Celebrity Cruises’ contemporary fleet offers a modern luxury experience with its cutting edge design and warm spaces; dining experiences where the design of the venues is as important as the food; and amazing service, all created to provide an unmatchable experience for holidaymaker’s precious time.

Celebrity Cruises is known for its award-winning cuisine and globally inspired culinary experiences which features one of the largest and rarest wine collections at sea.

 

By offering more opportunities to experience festivals and events that are unique to a particular destination and more overnight stays, Celebrity Cruises provides guests with the opportunity to really immerse themselves in the sights and sounds.

 

Modern design. Award-winning cuisine. Service that’s intuitive, never intrusive. A journey that’s every bit as enjoyable as the 280 breath-taking destinations it takes you to. That’s Celebrity Cruises. That’s Modern Luxury.

 

For more information please visit www.cruisingpower.co.uk

 

ClubMed

ClubMed

Since introducing the all-inclusive concept in 1950, Club Med has provided the most comprehensive sun and ski holidays to stunning locations worldwide. Flights, transfers, accommodation, gourmet cuisine, open bar, expert childcare, land & water sports, and evening entertainment are all included.

 

Did you know?

  • Over 65 resorts across 5 continents
  • Kids stay free! (under 6 for sun, under 4 for ski)

Why sell Club Med?

  • 92% customers intending to return to Club Med
  • Commission paid on the whole all-inclusive package, including ski equipment
  • The best ever concession scheme!

Call 020 8971 9074 or visit www.clubmedagents.co.uk

 

getabed

getabed

getabed is delighted to be sponsoring the wine at the 2017 TTG Top 50 Awards. Having celebrated our 25th anniversary in 2016, we know how important it is to celebrate achievement. We are the longest serving accommodation only company in the UK and continue to be 100% trade focused. We work in partnership with you to ensure that you have all the right tools in place so you are able to service your customers with the highest attention to detail. We offer unrivalled service, innovation and depth of product blended with a very competitive price point, so that you are able to offer your clients the very best. With over 100,000 hotels in 167 countries worldwide and transfers in many of these countries, all with very competitive prices, ranging from 2* to 6*, we know that there is something for everyone. Our popular Director’s Choice properties are a big hit with all of our agents and offer that extra reassurance that the property has gone through some of our Director’s stringent criteria.

 

Having won numerous awards ourselves, we know how wonderful it is to be recognised for the hard work that takes place on a daily basis. Our UK call centre and our sales team on the road are always impressed by some of the innovation of our agents and now it’s time to celebrate some of your successes.

 

So we look forward to seeing you on the evening to celebrate and have a drink on us! Cheers!!

 

getabed.co.uk

Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria

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

Gran Canaria is a big player when it comes to quality. It perfect climate makes it a year round holiday paradise. This island has a great offer of luxury resorts as well as boutique hotels and all facilities present high standards of comfort and service.

 

The good test of upmarket holidays in Gran Canaria is a fantastic offer of SPA centres and great choice of seven magnificent golf courses. For a completely different experience stroll through the cobbled streets of Vegueta, the old quarter of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria or climb the scenic roads in serpentine twists up into the spectacular central massif. From this vantage point, you have only to gaze about you to see why UNESCO has declared almost half of the island as a Biosphere Reserve.

 

grancanaria.com

Gold Medal & Travel 2

Gold Medal & 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.

 

goldmedal.co.uk and travel2.com

Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras is the UK's number one for pre-booked airport hotels and airport parking. Holiday Extras has been listed nine times in The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For and was awarded 5th place in 2015. A record-breaking 99.8% of customers are satisfied with Holiday Extras' products and services.

 

The company works with a network of over 8,000 travel agents and partners, offering a wide choice of holiday add-ons including airport lounges, Airports by Rail, London theatre breaks, UK theme park breaks, and travel insurance.

 

For more information and to book please visit www.holidayextras.co.uk

If Only...

If Only...

At If Only... we are proud to be a luxury operator that focuses wholly on the travel trade with no subsidiary or sister company in the ‘direct-sell’ market. We are delighted to demonstrate our continuing support for travel agents through our participation in the TTG Top 50 Travel Agents Awards.

 

For those who may not already know If Only…, the vast majority of hotels in our portfolio are in the 5 Star and 5 Star Deluxe categories - with a few hand-picked 4 Star gems that we feel live up to our exacting standards.

 

We specialise in holidays, tours and cruises to the world’s most beautiful regions – Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Islands, Arabia, the Indian Ocean and Asia. Our experienced team are on hand to help agents deliver memorable trips whether for family holidays, weddings and honeymoons, private escorted tours, 6 Star cruising or journeys on some of the world’s great rail journeys.

 

Our Business Development team of six are also here to support retail agents and homeworkers with marketing activities and to provide highly effective product training.

 

Multi-award winning and established for 15 years, we are ABTA bonded and our flight inclusive holidays are ATOL protected, offering agents and their clients true peace of mind.

 

ifonly.net

Jet2holidays

Jet2holidays

As the UK’s third largest holiday operator, Jet2holidays is proud to sponsor the TTG Top 50 North East & Yorkshire Travel Agencies 2017. Over the years, we’ve developed a strong relationship with the UK Travel Trade. This includes our award-winning Trade website, the expansion of our dedicated Trade team and joint marketing campaigns this demonstrates our long term commitment to the success of Independent Travel Agents. We offer incredible value package holidays from 9 UK bases to over 40 destinations across Europe, the Canaries and beyond. Plus, as every holiday includes accommodation, Jet2.com return flights, convenient transfers, 22kg baggage and 24-7 In Resort Service, it’s little wonder we welcomed more than 1.5m customers in the last year. So more people can enjoy a” Package Holiday you can trust” for just £60 deposit.

 

jet2holidays.com

One&Only

One&Only

Always in the world’s most supreme locations, One&Only resorts are individually and beautifully designed to reflect the styles and influences of their surroundings. Each complements the traditions, people and crafts of its location and has its own distinctive life and energy. Guests are looked after with genuine hospitality and discreet service, touched by the freshness of local warmth and charm. Accommodation is always sumptuously comfortable and spacious, with all the latest stunning amenities.

Each One&Only resort offers the perfect setting for rare moments of romance, adventure and excitement… and memories to last a lifetime.

 

oneandonlyresorts.com

Railbookers

Railbookers

Railbookers is the leading operator of independent rail holidays, offering an ever expanding range of expertly planned holidays by rail across Europe, the USA, Canada and beyond. Our mission is to take the complexity out of independent rail travel and offer all our customers hassle –free service, incredible travel experiences and the very best value. The experts at Railbookers are proud ‘train geeks’ with insider access to the leading rail companies and a passion for all things ‘rail holiday’.

 

More at railbookers.co.uk

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel

Riviera Travel are delighted to be sponsoring the TTG Top 50 Travel Agency Awards for the 2nd year. We chose to sponsor this event to acknowledge the fantastic support agents have given us since we launched our products through UK Travel Agent 4 ½ years ago.

 

Riviera Travel goes from strength to strength constantly delivering award winning Tours and River Cruises to your clients. Last year more British customers chose Riviera Travel for their Escorted Touring holiday than any of our competitors. We are now neck and neck with the River Cruise market leaders, and in 2017 we believe we will take more Brits on River Cruises than any other River Cruise Operator. We were delighted to win the prestigious TTG award this year for Best River Cruise line, as voted for by you. Thank you for your support.

 

2017 will see the launch of 4 brand new Five-Star River Cruise ships, a host of new European and Worldwide Tours along with a brand new Ocean Cruise & Tour programme. Sign up to our Agent Newsletter at agencysales@rivieratravel.co.uk for all the latest news and information.

 

We would like to wish you all the best of luck and look forward to seeing you at the fantastic awards evening on March 13th 2017.

 

rivieratravel.co.uk

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

Sandals

Sandals

Sandals Resorts is proud to be a Caribbean family-owned company. From its roots in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1981, Gordon “Butch” Stewart has continuously expanded the Sandals portfolio, so it now offers a selection of Caribbean holidays for everyone to enjoy.

Scattered amongst the dreamlike tropical islands of Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, the Bahamas, Grenada and Barbados are 15 incomparable Luxury Included® Sandals Resorts, each offering more luxury, quality and choice than any other resort on the planet. Designed exclusively for couples in love, a Sandals Luxury Included® holiday gives your clients everything they’d find at any 5-star luxury resort; the only difference is everything is included, such as:

The Caribbean’s Best Beaches • Unique Love Nest Suites® • English Guild-Trained Butlers & Concierges for Top-Tier Rooms & Suites • 5-Star Global Gourmet™ dining with up to 16 Restaurants per Resort • Exclusive Dine-Around Programme • Up to 11 Bars per Resort • Unlimited Premium Brand Drinks • Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines • Unlimited Land & Water Sports, including Golf* and Scuba Diving (free for Certified Divers) • Complimentary Instruction & Equipment • Private Offshore Island Adventures^ • Stay at One, Play at Any Sandals^ • Free Weddings† • Free Resort Wide Wi-Fi • Tipping, Transfers & Government Taxes included

*Available at select resorts. Mandatory caddies at cost. ^Available at select resorts. †Minimum stay: 3 nights. Documentation and marriage officiant fees apply.

What Can We Do For You?
Here at Sandals, we offer our Travel Agent partners more. From unique offers and co-branded marketing collateral to exciting incentives and educational FAM trips. Plus, there is no problem too big and no request too small for our fantastic Sales Team. Contact them today!

 

sandals.co.uk

The Travel Network Group

The Travel Network Group

The Travel Network Group team is delighted to be sponsoring the ‘After Party’ at the TTG Top 50 2017 Awards
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As the largest independent travel network in the UK and Europe we provide a range of membership propositions, products and services that enable new or existing travel businesses to operate within the travel sector. With 920 Members - and growing - our brands include: Worldchoice, Worldchoice Plus, The Travel Trust Association (TTA) and Independent Travel Experts (ITE). Our key differentiator is the unique way in which we fully support the needs of our diverse membership and at the same time, allow our Members the freedom to operate and drive their businesses as they choose.

 

www.thetravelnetworkgroup.co.uk

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook

Thomas Cook is the oldest and most loved name in travel, the very essence of our business is to deliver inspiring personal journeys that make our customers return year-on-year.

 

Here in the UK, Thomas Cook strives to offer the best value holidays and services in the travel industry, with the widest range of holidays from traditional beach destinations to city breaks and more exotic escapes.

 

The Trade Partnership Team are delighted to be Sponsoring TTG Top 50.

 

thomascook.com

Trafalgar Tours

Trafalgar Tours

With 70 years of experience, we have the knowhow to bring destinations alive for your clients, drawing on local expertise. With more than 230 trips to worldwide destinations, including Europe, North & Central, South America, Asia, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand, we continue to offer new ways to travel every year. We infuse every Trafalgar trip with the best moments, like our exclusive Insider experiences, VIP treatment and relaxing free time. We are proud winners of the The Telegraph Travel Awards “Best Escorted Tour Operator 2015/16” and have a 97% genuine satisfaction rating on the transparent review platform, Feefo.

 

trafalgar.com

Travelport

Travelport

Travelport (NYSE: TVPT) is a Travel Commerce Platform providing distribution, technology, payment and other solutions for the $8 trillion global travel and tourism industry. We enable the world to search, share, buy and sell travel.

 

We believe that several aspects of our approach to travel commerce fundamentally differentiates us from our competitors. These include:


• Our focus on redefining air distribution and commerce, enabling our airline customers to distribute all of their fares and ancillary services, and market them through the travel agency channel, exactly the way they choose.


• Our fast-growing Beyond Air portfolio, including our industry-leading hotel content and our automated B2B payments solution with a large addressable market.


• Our emphasis on a value-based partnership approach with travel providers and travel buyers alike, that allows us to increase the revenue and profitability of every segment sold.

 

travelport.com

Saga

Saga

Saga have been creating holidays and cruises exclusively for the over-50s for more than 60 years so we know a thing or two about offering holidays to suit our customers changing tastes and spirit of adventure.

 

Our meticulous quality assessors put every aspect of every holiday to the test. Offering a vast choice of holidays from all-inclusive stays in Europe and the Mediterranean to long-haul escorted tours.

 

And look what we include in the price.

 

  • VIP travel service on all ocean cruises and long-haul holidays
  • Travel insurance with additional cancellation cover.
  • Visas
  • Porterage of luggage
  • Returns transfer
  • Excursions and entertainment

saga.co.uk/agents

SuperBreak

SuperBreak

SuperBreak – Market leader in short breaks sold through travel agents, both in the UK and Overseas. In fact SuperBreak sell short breaks to most destinations for stays of 5 days or less. Wherever your customers want to go, there’s a SuperBreak for them! It’s all about the package….not just a bed night. Rail, theatre ticket, attraction and event tickets, ferry, coach, flight, Eurostar, and all covered by the various bonding your customer needs. A one stop shop for all things Short Break….

 

Over 30 years’ experience, trade website, contact centre open 7 days a week, and agency sales team on the road to support your sales......make your next break a SuperBreak.

 

superbreak.com/agents

WendyWu Tours

WendyWu Tours

Wendy Wu Tours is the UK’s leading Asia travel specialist, offering a comprehensive range of group, private and tailor-made holidays to China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma, Japan, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka. Their tours have won a host of prestigious travel awards including The British Travel Awards for the last four years running plus a variety of high profile travel agent awards. What’s more, they enjoy a 5-star Trip Advisor rating and 4.7/5 independent feefo customer rating.

Their inspiring range of escorted group tours are fully inclusive, meaning everything is included in the price. They even include the visa! As well as classic group tours, the company also offers more adventurous journeys in their Discovery range of tours, luxury journeys in their Exclusive Collection, bespoke, tailor made holidays and river cruising holidays throughout Asia. More recently, they have launched tours beyond Asia to Latin America, Africa, Russia and Australasia.

Each tour aims to showcase both the iconic sights as well as uncover the hidden gems of each destination. By using local guides, they can offer real local insights and expertise ensuring you won’t miss a single thing.

 

www.wendywutours.co.uk

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