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.
APT is a family-owned and operated travel company with over 90 years of travel experience. With origins back to 1927, APT offers a diverse range of fully inclusive river cruises and escorted tours around the world. A multi-award winning tour operator, APT offers Essential (four-star) and Luxury (five-star) river cruises through Europe, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia, China and Myanmar; as well as escorted tours through Canada and Alaska, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka and Japan. All Luxury holidays feature APT’s hand crafted Signature Experiences as one of the long list of inclusions. Flights, sightseeing, tipping and a variety of meals are also included in the holiday price.
APT is a Which? Recommended Provider for river cruise, and APT travellers have also awarded the brand a five star rating on independent review site Trustpilot. Travel industry accolades include three Telegraph Travel Awards.
A-ROSA River Cruises and Newmarket Holidays created a new partnership in 2018 which saw the operator dedicate its entire European river cruise programme to A-ROSA products. Allowing Newmarket Holidays to introduce their customers to the contemporary A-ROSA style of river cruising, the operator offers premium standard river cruising sailing on five of the popular European rivers – the Rhine, Danube, Rhône, Saône and Seine.
The all-inclusive A-ROSA difference combines gourmet buffets offering seasonal and regional specialities with flexible dining and all-inclusive drinks around the clock. Its contemporary, modern freestyle cruising offers exciting destinations, a relaxing atmosphere on board, picturesque riverscapes, comfortable and spacious cabins and a full service, professional spa on every ship.
In an increasingly competitive sector, the partnership offers outstanding value and is coupled with an impressive variety of itinerary and travel options. A wide range of regional flights, Eurostar and individual travel arrangements add further flexibility, which is at the heart of the portfolio. For 2019, fam trips and joint events are planned by A-ROSA & Newmarket Holidays in order to showcase the product – so watch this space!
Beachcomber Tours is an independent luxury tour operator specialising in luxury holidays & weddings in the paradise destinations of Mauritius and the Seychelles. We also offer superb honeymoons to those two destinations plus Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Morocco. With 30 years’ experience of creating exceptional destination weddings and honeymoons, our expert team work closely with travel agents to deliver unforgettable experiences for clients. We’re renowned for providing impeccable service, luxurious accommodation and with our expert knowledge we’ve handpicked the best properties in the destinations. In Mauritius our own Beachcomber Hotels are set on some of the most stunning beach front locations on the island. We proudly guarantee only one wedding or vow renewal a day at our eight Beachcomber Hotels in Mauritius and our exclusive adult-only accommodation & luxury hotels & resorts create memorable experiences for our guests. Love is..the only 8 hotels on Mauritius.
Beds With Ease is a leading provider of accommodation, working exclusively with travel agents. We distribute accommodation to our valued agent partners, while simplifying the customer experience across all its touchpoints. We have an extensive portfolio sourced through a dedicated team of experienced buyers. This gives our agent partners access to the best offers and rates. We are continually expanding our portfolio of hotels. We offer a large range from budget 3* to luxury 5* with the emphasis very much on quality. We work with a number of large hotel chains enabling us to give our clients access to the most popular hotels at great prices.
Birmingham Airport are dedicating their focus to a 15 year Masterplan to improve the customer experience when taking their journey through BHX.
From increased security space to a light and airy departures hall, we are investing 500 million to expand and improve the Airport, to transform the experience for our passengers and to improve the efficiency for our Airlines and partners.
The Airport has grown by around 40% over the last 5 years to around 13 million passengers per year, we want to continue to grow but we are focusing on ensuring we can serve your passengers in a manner that starts their holiday off the right way!
Birmingham Airport offer you a gateway to the world, with daily flights to long haul exotic destinations and doorstep destinations too. Say ‘Hello World’ with BHX.
Brand USA, the destination marketing organization for the United States, was established by the Travel Promotion Act as the nation's first public-private partnership to promote the United States as a premier travel destination and to communicate U.S. travel policies and procedures to worldwide travellers. The organization’s mission is to increase international visitation to the USA in order to fuel the U.S. economy and enhance the image of the United States worldwide. Formed as the Corporation for Travel Promotion in 2010, the public-private entity began operations in May 2011 and does business as Brand USA. According to studies by Oxford Economics, over the past four years Brand USA's marketing initiatives have helped welcome 4.3 million incremental visitors to the USA, benefiting the U.S. economy with nearly $30 billion in total economic impact, which has supported, on average, 51,000 incremental jobs a year.
We open up the world. Encouraging people to spread their wings beyond their own borders to more than 300 destinations across all seven continents. On a Celebrity Cruises holiday, even your highest expectations are soon surpassed by the new discoveries that unfold daily before your eyes. And from start to finish, we’ll wrap you in award-winning modern luxury – our distinctive blend of stylish design, culinary excellence, luxurious accommodation and intuitive service. Extraordinary by sea and remarkable by land, we bring the world to you in ways that depart from the expected.
Our latest design masterpiece is Celebrity Edge, the first of a revolutionary new class of ship that overturns convention with a unique outward-facing layout to better focus on the sea and destination. By challenging accepted thinking, we created innovative spaces like the new Infinite Balcony staterooms where indoor and outdoor areas combine at the touch of a button. Another world-first is the Magic Carpet, a tennis court sized structure overhanging the ship’s side that transforms into a different venue at four decks on its flight from sea level to ship’s top. Visionary at every turn, Celebrity Edge leaves the future far behind.
With 65 years of experience, Club Med is a worldwide leader and pioneer in all-inclusive premium holidays, providing the most comprehensive package on the market in more than 70 unbeatable locations. You can be sure that your customers are getting value for their money with everything being included. Look forward to the full-board gourmet cuisine, premium drinks and open bar, wide-range of activities and sports with quality equipment and entertainment for the whole family. In our Ski Resort, ski lift passes and all-level ski lessons with expert mountain guides are also included! Minimize the stress of planning that perfect break with Club Med.
At Dosomethingdifferent.com (DSD), we’re a small, passionate team focused on doing-things-differently! We want to help our agent partners ensure that no customers’ holidays go without the FUN stuff! Pre-booking attractions and experiences equals a better holiday for your customers, and better commissions for you – what’s not love!
From the ordinary to the extraordinary, we have over 3,000 pre-bookable experiences from the spectacular Northern Lights and glitzy high teas to skip the line passes to the world’s most iconic attractions – and with our flexible trading terms incl. no amendment fees, zero deposits and no cancellation fees across most products, it’s never been easier to book!
Team DSD love theme parks and we sell REAL gate-ready tickets to the world’s best theme parks! From magical attractions and thrilling rides to unforgettable character meet and greets and unique dining experiences; theme parks offer memorable holiday experiences for everyone!
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.
Trade Support Team telephone number: 01473 746164.
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.
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.
Holiday Extras is the UK market-leader for travel add-ons. Millions of customers book with us every year because they know we have the widest range of travel products at the best prices. We specialise in the essential extras that every traveller needs for a hassle-free trip: airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, car hire, airport transfers and travel insurance.
Whether you’re looking to improve your holiday with convenience by booking meet-and-greet airport parking, or luxury by giving yourself a VIP experience in an airport lounge, Holiday Extras has all you need to have less hassle and start enjoying more holiday.
The Iberostar Group is a 100% family-owned Spanish multinational company based in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) that has been operating in the tourist sector since 1956 and whose business activity dates back to 1877. Its sales network covers 35 countries, it has a staff of more than 32,000 employees and handles 8 million customers a year. Hospitality is the company’s core business, with a portfolio of more than 120 four and five star hotels located in 18 countries on three continents. In addition to the hotels, the Group has a further three business units: travel and incoming activities, a holiday club and real estate.
Iberostar Group is owned by the Fluxà family and chaired by Miguel Fluxà Rosselló, founder of the Group’s current hotel unit and the Iberostar Hotels & Resorts brand. His daughters Sabina y Gloria are the Company’s two Vice-Chairwomen. Sabina is also the Group’s CEO and Gloria holds the post of Chief Sustainability Officer.
Jet2holidays is the UK’s second largest holiday operator, and the top choice for independent travel agents. We’re now celebrating 11 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.
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 seven 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.
Just You’s collection of worldwide holidays has been designed exclusively for solo travellers, from short breaks to epic journeys.
With Just You, it’s great to explore new lands and experience different ways of life and local traditions. It is even better to share those special moments with like-minded travelling companions who also have a passion for travel.
There are no hidden extras with Just You, every tour to over 60 countries featured in the brochure are guaranteed to depart. Just You also offers a guaranteed price promise, a price match guarantee and always rewards loyalty. The Protected Deposit scheme means that if travel plans change, customers can use their initial deposit on an alternate holiday at no extra charge
Just You’s Make Your Own Way offers even more freedom and flexibility and gives customers the chance to book their own flights and transfers and meet at the first hotel.
Latin Routes specialises in truly individual holidays to Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and The Galapagos, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Costa Rica and Colombia. Every holiday we offer is individual to your client, including the places they want to see and the things that are important to them. We don’t do group holidays with fixed itineraries and we won’t shoehorn your client into a set itinerary.
Our travel specialists are passionate and helpful, and most importantly really knowledgeable about the destinations we offer so can offer you guidance and recommendations based on first-hand travel experience and their extensive training.
Latin Routes puts trade at the heart of its business. With a trade team to support our agent partners, training, events, fam trips, an annual training academy in Latin America and various incentives, we are a trade-friendly tour operator with bags of passion and enthusiasm.
UK travellers account for 25% of the island’s inbound tourism arrivals. Many holidaymakers are drawn to the archipelago, comprised of three islands – Malta, Gozo and Comino, as they host a plethora of events and experiences throughout the year from the Gozo Marathon to Annie Mac’s Lost & Found music festival, Isle of MTV, Baroque Festival and Birgu Festival to name but a few. The island’s natural beauty, outstanding diving sites, growing boutique hotel scene, as well as year-round warm weather attracts visitors of all ages to come and experience a city break or adventure holiday.
Travel agents have played a part in helping Malta grow UK and Irish inbound tourists by 17% and 20% respectively in 2018 and with the number of UK and Irish direct routes rising to 22 in 2019 there are exciting opportunities for Malta’s tourism sector to continue expanding.
As a family-owned company with a seafaring history that goes back over three centuries, we have a passion for exploring the world by sea. It’s a passion you can sense in the expertise of our captains and crews, in the elegant and innovative design of our ships, and in the breadth of our itineraries. And you can see it, hear it and taste it in everything we do on board, from the freshness of the cuisine to the richness of the entertainment, thanks also to our best-in-class partnerships, established to offer you the best experience. This passion is what drives our dedication to excellence, and our respect for all of our Guests. That's what makes us different and what makes every MSC cruise a truly unique experience.
Norwegian Cruise Line is the innovator in cruise travel with a 50-year history of breaking the boundaries of traditional cruising. Most notably, Norwegian revolutionized the cruise industry by offering guests the freedom and flexibility to design their ideal cruise vacation on their schedule.
Today, Norwegian invites guests to enjoy a relaxed, resort style cruise vacation on some of the newest and most contemporary ships at sea with a wide variety of accommodation options, including The Haven by Norwegian®, a luxury enclave with suites, private pools and dining, concierge service and personal butlers.
Recently, the line was named “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” for the ninth consecutive year, as well as “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the fourthtime and “World’s Leading Large Ship Cruise Line” for the fifth straight year by the World Travel Awards. Norwegian will introduce three new “Breakaway Plus” Class cruise ships through 2019 and has four additional ships on order for delivery beginning in 2022, with an option to introduce two more ships in 2026 and 2027.
Palladium Hotel Group, with 50 properties in six countries, its portfolio consists of music themed, city and beachfront hotels in prime destinations worldwide: Ushuaïa Unexpected Hotels, BLESS Collection Hotels, TRS Hotels, Grand Palladium Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Hotels, Fiesta Hotels & Resorts, Palladium Boutique Hotels, Only YOU Hotels, Ayre Hoteles and Hard Rock Hotel Ibiza & Tenerife, both franchises of the HR international brand.
Throughout its history, the company has been truly committed to international expansion, originality and development, integrating design, state-of-the-art technology and lifestyle innovations.
The brand wants to position itself as one of the most profitable international hotel chains in the world, focusing on the creation of value and based on the wide knowledge of our clients. Palladium Hotel Group reinforces its own identity by focusing on everything it offers beyond accommodation and, most of all, in the life experiences our guests have. The main mission is “turn customers into fans”.
Award winning Railbookers is the UK’s largest 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 www.railbookers.co.uk
We know that every customer is different. That’s why we offer fully tailor made holidays, and all of our itineraries can be customised to suit your customers’ exact requirements. You can book our holidays at any time, even if tickets aren’t released to the public yet, and us as a one stop shop for all aspects of the rail holidays you are planning, from accommodation to transfers, sightseeing and flights.
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.
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.
Scenic and Emerald Waterways offer a complete ‘One-Stop Shop’ offering two complementary brands designed to make selling river cruising plain sailing.
Scenic is Europe and Southeast Asia’s all-inclusive, luxury river cruise line. Space and luxury combine on board an award-winning Scenic Space-Ship, where unrivalled fine-dining, complimentary beverages all day every day and a selection of daily award-winning Freechoice excursions and unique Scenic Enrich events are included in the price.
An Emerald Waterways deluxe river cruise combines comfort and innovation on-board our state-of-the-art Star-Ships. Our award-winning promise of Exceptional EmeraldVALUE ensures everything guests need is included in the price, from expertly-crafted menus, to exclusive EmeraldPLUS excursions and EmeraldACTIVE activities introducing them to the heart of culture. There’s never been a better way to explore Europe’s iconic rivers.
Our dedicated Trade Team, from on-the-road Sales Managers to marketing support, are available to help with any training or questions agents may have.
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?
Imagine your perfect getaway and all the things you love about a short break. We’ve been working to create short break experiences for over 30 years – from luxurious country retreats and beautiful coastal resorts to bustling cities thriving with shopping and nightlife, we’ve got it all! The choice is incredible, whether you want to lose yourself in your favourite hideaway or venture somewhere new and exciting, there’s so much waiting to be discovered. And don’t worry about arranging all those little extras that make your break even more memorable – rail tickets, seats at the theatre, entry to a top attraction – we can take care of it all.
With over 1,000 Members, The Travel Network Group is the UK’s largest independent travel membership organisation providing a range of propositions, products and services that enable new and existing travel businesses to operate within the travel sector. Its key differentiator is the unique way in which it puts its members at the heart of its business through delivering market-leading help, guidance and support. In 2018, through its annual membership survey undertaken in association with the Institute of Customer Service, the Group achieved a score of 87.5, rating the company as providing a world-class service to its Members.
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.
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.
Founded in 1933 with just five planes, today Turkish Airlines has a fleet of more than 300 state-of-the-art aircraft, and flies to more countries than any other international airline.
Turkish Airlines’ award-winning economy class promises supreme comfort on all flights, with seats that recline up to 18.5cm, adjustable head and foot supports and a complimentary amenity kit. While on board, passengers will also be able to enjoy freshly prepared food and the extensive inflight entertainment system.
Business Class passengers are entitled to extra baggage allowance and can indulge in Turkish Airlines’ award-winning catering prepared by specially trained flying chefs, who make fresh dishes. Business class passengers are also being able to relax and unwind in specially designed chairs.
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.