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Established in 1999, AC Tours is a destination management company delivering tailormade solutions for international travellers.
We offer a range of services for both group and individual travel arranging innovative tours and imaginative itineraries.
We are known for our inspirational ideas when it comes to incentive travel, providing specialised programmes to suit both formal and informal events. We offer a wide range of accommodation, visits and services to make each trip a success.
Anderson Tours operates from its offices in central London, a stone’s throw from the iconic Tower Bridge, and offers a range of guided tours from London to world-famous attractions like Stonehenge as well as to off-the-beaten-track hidden gems such as Glastonbury & Cheddar Gorge. Whether you are a solo traveller, a couple, or a friends or family group, their tours are memorable experiences, friendly and accessible to all. Most of the regular, scheduled trips offered are day tours by Anderson Travel coach or minibus, their sister company, and many of them are also guaranteed small group tours.
Anderson Tours also craft tailor-made transport or tour packages catered to the specific requirements of any group size, available on request. Whether a VIP group or those with accessibility requirements, Anderson Tours is available to assist with industry rates, friendly staff & local expertise.
Angela Shanley Associates
Angela Shanley Associates Ltd (ASA), is an independently owned DMC based in the UK. Established over 40 years ago our offices in London & Edinburgh provide an expert customized service across the UK & Ireland for the independent and group traveler. ASA contract product directly with an emphasis on seasonal tariffs to support b2b program partnerships & itinerary development. Unique experiences, local knowledge, high quality accommodation and specialist guides combine with competitive pricing to exceed guest’s expectations. We also offer an online b2b booking portal as well as API connectivity opportunities. ASA is your partner for exceptional support and attention to detail, from concept through to delivery.
Anglo Educational Services
Anglo Educational Services, a UK-based educational services provider, has been established for over 40 years and offers a wide range of services to the Educational Travel sector including accommodation, Educational, Alumni and Special Interest Tours, unpaid internships, classroom and meeting space.
Our specialist group tours, which operate throughout the UK and Europe, are fully customised to ensure that the needs and objectives of the client are met. The AES team of highly qualified professionals all have many years of experience within the academic travel sector and are able to offer an in-depth knowledge and proffer advice.
A unique aspect of AES programmes is the ability to incorporate guest lectures and site visits into the itinerary allowing the group to partake in activities that will enhance the curricular offerings. This also enables us to assist with groups of professionals and alumni groups looking to add a different dimension to their stay.
Our proven track record in the Study Abroad sector, along with our recognition by the QAA (Quality Assurance Agency) ensures that groups have a once in a lifetime experience safe in the knowledge that their chosen provider has undergone rigorous inspection to maintain the standards of the educational content of their trip.
+44 (0) 20 7291 9822
Best Western Hotels (GB)
Best Western GB has over 270 3 and 4 star, independently owned properties throughout the length and breadth of the UK. Catering for both the leisure and corporate market with locations and prices to suit everybody's needs.
Director of Travel Trad and Leisure Sales
Big Bus Tours
Big Bus Tours London is a multi-award-winning open‐top bus tour with live or digitally recorded commentary that brings London's history into colourful dramatic life. You can Hop‐on and Hop‐off as much as you wish on both our Red and Blue Tours.
You can take a walk through the city with our guided walking tours and continue to explore London from the Thames with our cruise.
There really is no better value way to see all that London has to offer in one ticket!
Why Choose Big Bus Tours?
- Less is More! Big Bus offers two easy to use routes ensuring your customers see all the
major sights without the need to change lines.
- We have the largest fleet of fully Open Top buses in London
- Our ALL inclusive tickets are valid for either 24 or 48 hours
- We offer LIVE commentary on every Red Tour Guaranteed
- We have a choice of 12 digitally recorded languages on every Blue Tour including:
- Our ticket includes Free cruise on the River Thames
- Our ticket includes Free fully guided Walking Tours: Royal London Walk (for changing of the
guides), Harry Potter Location Walk and Ghosts by Gaslight)
- Our ticket includes Free Reward Boucher book (great offers and discounts to a range of attractions, bars and restaurants)
We are the only London Hop‐on Hop‐off tour awarded the Certificate of Excellence by Trip advisor
Tel: 020 7808 6753
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Uncover the secrets of our world-famous gin on the site of a historic paper mill in the Hampshire countryside. Learn about the rare production processes that go into the craft of making Bombay Sapphire gin and discover the sustainable measures and ecology of the conservation area we call our home.
Sales & Marketing Manager
Laverstoke Mill, Whitchurch,
British Heritage Chauffeur Tours
British Heritage Chauffeur Tours is considered to be the leading luxury private chauffeur touring company in the UK. Our thirty years experience and elite knowledgeable team enable us to be your chauffeur, tour guide, concierge and heritage tour planner. Whilst our Downton Abbey and Highclere Castle Tour is clearly our most requested tour we have had great fun planning and executing tours to all corners of the United Kingdom and into Europe.
We specialise in creating the most unique, tailor-made tours that are filled with as much fun, culture and gastronomic delights as possible. British Heritage Chauffeur Tours has continued to change one’s preconception of a tour company. Our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on to ensure that our clients will take away the most enjoyable memories of their time spent in the UK. You only have to read some of our testimonials to understand the high esteem in which we are held.
Easily accessible from central London, Canterbury Cathedral is the jewel in Kent’s crown- UNESCO World Heritage Site, Mother Church of the Anglican Communion, and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, there is much to discover within.
St Augustine, sent by Pope Gregory the Great, arrived in Kent in 597AD as a missionary and became the first Archbishop, establishing his seat (or 'Cathedra') in Canterbury. In 1170 Archbishop Thomas Becket was murdered in the Cathedral and ever since, the Cathedral has attracted thousands of pilgrims, as told most famously in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. One of only a few kings to be buried outside London, King Henry IV, is entombed here, and the Black Prince also has an impressive tomb within. An architectural marvel, the Cathedral houses a Romanesque Crypt, dating back to the 11th century, a 12th century early Gothic Quire and a 14th Century Perpendicular Nave. Beautiful medieval stained-glass windows illustrate miracles and stories associated with St Thomas while the intricately carved wooden Quire and stunning stonework ensure that there is a surprise around every corner. Canterbury Cathedral remains one of the most visited places in the country and, just as importantly, a working, living church and community.
Visitors have always been made welcome in the ancient tradition of Benedictine hospitality and we continue this tradition, warmly inviting you to share with us in the beauty of one of the great holy places of Christendom. Whether visiting on your own or with a group, there is always something to fascinate and inspire, and with brand new facilities from a Visitor Centre to shop, there is more than ever to explore. With guided tours and audio guides available to enhance your experience and a year-round events programme, groups can benefit from bespoke tours or behind-the-scenes visits. Our on-site first-class accommodation facilities, Cathedral Lodge, offers bed and breakfast accommodation for individuals or groups of up to 50 people, while our conference and event facilities can cater for everything from a small business event to a large wedding reception.
Canterbury Cathedral is a truly special place for everyone and will be a highlight of your itinerary whenever you visit.
Group Sales & Travel Trade Manager
11 The Precincts, Canterbury CT1 2EH
Chelsea FC Museum & Stadium Tours
Chelsea Football Club is located in the heart of London and is only a 10-minute drive from both Knightsbridge and the world-famous museum district of South Kensington.
Football is the great sporting passion of London and the unmissable guided tour of Chelsea FC’s stadium, Stamford Bridge, offers a journey behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous football venues.
Our passionate, experienced tour guides will provide insights into Chelsea’s illustrious past and bright future while leading you through the Locker Rooms, Press Rooms and Pitchside for several fantastic photo opportunities. In fact, the Chelsea FC Tour is the only fully-human guided football stadium tour in London which allows for a much more enjoyable and personal experience.
All stadium tour tickets include entry to the club’s award-winning museum, which tells the full story of the club from its founding in 1905. Through an unprecedented level of shirts, artefacts and interactive displays, guests can discover the successes, emotions, sights and sounds that have contributed to one of the most fascinating stories in football. The museum also contains London’s most complete trophy collection containing the UEFA Champions League trophy and five Premier League titles.
Tours depart every day with the exception of home matchdays – please check the website in advance. Tour groups usually are between 20-30 persons however they also offer private, VIP tours which also run daily at set times.
Stadium Tours & Museum Manager
Travel Trade and Third-Party Executive
City Cruises is part of the global brand, City Experiences by Hornblower, and operates cruises in London, Poole and York.
In London, City Cruises operate daily sightseeing cruises between Westminster, London Eye, Tower, and Greenwich, as well as regular dining cruises, including Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Evening and Dinner Cruises. Customers can also enjoy a thrilling speed boat ride, Thames Jet.
In Poole, City Cruises offer customers boat trips around Poole Harbour (the second largest, natural harbour in the world), as well as coastal cruises along the Jurassic Coast to Swanage. In addition, there are evening cruises, trips to Wareham and bird watching experiences. Popular packages including the City Sightseeing Bus & Boat and the Sea Train Adventure (Cruise + Swanage Railway).
City Cruise York offers a range of cruises on the River Ouse, including daytime and evening sightseeing, as well as dining cruises (Lunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner). It’s also possible to hire your own Self-Drive boat!
Head of Trade Sales
+44 (0)20 77 400 400
Daytrip makes traveling between cities easy. With Daytrip you can offer your clients private car transfers in 90+ countries across 6 continents through our network of over 5000+ English-speaking drivers..
ECE Travel Ltd
ECE develops tailor-made programmes for both youth and adult travellers that offer unique access to people, places and events throughout the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe. We are a tour operator and ground handler focused on the inbound market selling to both business partners, agencies and directly to schools, universities, colleges and special interest groups. Our product range is a diverse mix of quality educational, cultural, sporting or special interest programmes designed to meet your exact group requirements.
Unique is a frequently used word, but the experiences in our programmes, we believe are life enriching, truly memorable and often not offered or available anywhere else.
ECE underpins these rich educational programmes with a robust health and safety policy, strict quality control and auditing and by being a member of the leading travel organisations including ABTA, SYTA, NTA, ETOA and STF. ECE also holds the Queen's Award for Enterprise 'the corporate knighthood' in recognition of the excellence of its operation and business developing educational, cultural, performance and sporting programmes.
Enriching Cultural Experiences: Offering specialised programmes including:
Educational & Cultural
Business & Law
Tel: 020 8295 8620
England’s Great West Way®
England’s Great West Way® is a tourism route with approximately 500 miles of navigable routes full of twists and turns and new discoveries. It joins up many of England’s iconic destinations and attractions along a corridor west of London through to Bristol.
Based on one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England, the Great West Way is for curious travellers who want to delve deeper and uncover the real essence of England.
Visitors can explore the route in depth by car, coach, rail, cycling, walking and waterways.
The Great West Way offers a variety of English experiences not found in any other part of the country and aims to rival any of the great touring routes in the world.
Follow the paths taken by generations of travelers and discover an essential strand of England. The Great West Way winds its way through lush green landscapes filled with the world-famous and the yet-to-be-discovered.
Touch Royal Windsor, Roman Bath and timeless Stonehenge, immerse yourself in English village life and Bristol’s city energy. On the Great West Way, extraordinary history rubs shoulders with everyday life. Traditional pubs and inns with World Heritage Sites on their doorsteps, serving craft ales and local farm food. Churches which have watched over their parishes for centuries. Independent shops and galleries filled with contemporary designs and creations.
You don’t have to travel far to explore further and delve deeper into England. Explore by road, by railway or by waterway. Slow right down, base yourself along the route, walk it or cycle it.
Welcome to the real England. It’s England undiluted. It’s England concentrated.
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England Originals is a tourism product with a footprint that spans the length and breadth of England bringing together 16 top-flight historic destinations.
England’s Historic Cities, a partnership of destinations brought together by com
mon product and interests. Its purpose is to exchange knowledge, find solutions to shared challenges, benchmark performance, raise the profile of England’s heritage product and facilitate joint activity, all with the intention of maximising the potential of the cities’ visitor economies.
Membership comprises of 13 of the country’s premiere heritage locations:
They are joined in England Originals by the City of London, and emerging historic destinations, Truro and Worcester. Find out more about each city at englandoriginals.com/cities
Additional partners to England Originals are English Heritage, the Historic Houses Association and the National Trust, as well as long standing strategic partners to the consortium, UKinbound and London and Partners. For more information on England’s Historic Cities visit www.historic-cities.com
England Originals have developed their offer with five package tours /suggested itineraries featuring a vast array of tourism attractions, activities, experiences and accommodation. These include:
• Western Wonders – featuring Truro, Bath and Salisbury
• Thinkers & Writers – featuring Oxford, Worcester and Stratford-upon-Avon
• Time Travellers – featuring Greenwich, Canterbury and Cambridge
• Treasure Trove – featuring Durham, York and Lincoln
• Wall to Wall – featuring Chester, Lancaster and Carlisle
These can be contracted by the trade as set itineraries or they can create their own bespoke packages by mix and matching cities for tailor made tours.
The primary target market is for FIT millennials from North America and the BritRail pass is the recommended way to travel.
Visitors are encouraged to explore England’s Historic Cities with the augmented reality app. Using this smart phone technology prior to their visit, visitors can produce a tabletop tour visualising a 3D model of each city. During their visit the app enables visitors to have virtual access to off-limit spaces, with experiences through virtual doorways into hidden rooms, exclusive city views and access to the city directory of the best places to visit, eat and drink etc.
Trade information can be found at englandoriginals.com/travel-trade including suggested itineraries, trade partnerships, bookable programmes, trade toolkit, image and video library helping you sell England’s Historic Cities and a Travel Agent Training Programme.
Find out more about England Originals at www.englandoriginals.com
England Originals Trade Contact
VisitWiltshire/Great West Way
Discover the astonishing variety of properties - from mysterious Stonehenge to Roman villas, medieval castles to monastic ruins and grand stately houses and gardens.
Give your itinerary an extra edge and ensure your travellers unforgettable experiences, which they will cherish in years to come.
No matter what interests your groups have - English Heritage has suitable sites. For a high quality day out – take your pick from our collection of over 100 historic attractions.
Good value prices for groups and the trade commissionable Overseas Visitor Pass for FIT's.
The Overseas Visitor Pass is a one-price entrance ticket to all English Heritage properties valid for either 9 or 16 consecutive days. It includes free entry to over 100 historic properties, free or reduced-price entry to hundreds of exciting events
Free 350 page colour souvenir guidebook including maps.
Perfect for touring holidays in England, the Overseas Visitor Pass is the value for money attractions pass to England's heritage.
Sales Manager Travel Trade
020 7973 3529/ 07810 242125
ETOA – European Tourism Association
ETOA represents 1200 member companies in over 65 countries who between them generate over £12bn a year in inward investment, bringing visitors to Europe. These include tour operators, online agents, wholesalers, DMCs and their national and local suppliers as well as destinations.
The Americas represent the leading share in the inbound market for our members, with many of our operator and agency members are based here.
Buyers and suppliers have been brought together at ETOA workshops and seminars for 30 years. 7 annual B2B workshops are now an established part of the inbound industry calendar, match-making the travel industry in 1,000s of appointments at each event.
ETOA workshops designed for specific markets include: Britain & Ireland Marketplace, China European Marketplace, City Fair, Global European Marketplace, Hoteliers European Marketplace as well as further destination Showcases.
Lobbying legislators and raising the profile and value of tourism exports through campaigns, to increase income and employment in tourism are a core activity of the association.
Trade marketing, sales and exhibition support are all also available to members and sponsor partners.
Evan Evans is consistently the highest reviewed operator of Britain's greatest experiences. Our portfolio includes full day coach tours, small group experiences (max 16 people), private chauffeur experiences, rail tours, walking tours, short breaks and tickets to the most popular attractions. Escape to the beauty of the Lake District, explore the world of international espionage or step behind the scenes of the Harry Potter films. Our experiences truly offer something for everyone - so why not deep dive your dream UK destination together with us?
Evan Evans is owned by The Travel Corporation (www.ttc.com) – a global family of multi-award winning travel brands including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki, Uniworld, The Red Carnation Hotel Collection and many more.
The USA is Evan Evans’ single largest market and 90% of our business is contributed by B2B partner relationships. The Travel Trade has always been, and continues to be, the centre of our business. We are very much aware that our guests are your guests – and as such we operate to a consistent, high standard of service.
Evan Evans is the only operator in its field to include personal audio headsets in the price of our guided tours ensuring guests never miss a word of their live commentary.
We offer a full range of travel options – with everything from full sized coach tours to small group experiences & private chauffeured tours – all bookable via one system.
Evan Evans has a unique dedicated B2B Portal offering booking into live availability, cancellations, a news feed, an asset bank of high resolution imagery, tour descriptions, PDF downloads, training material and more.
Evan Evans offers a range of unique and exclusive experiences not available through other suppliers including our Wartime London small group tour, our Spy & Espionage tour and our VIP Access tour allowing guests behind the scenes at iconic London attractions.
New: Evan Evans has recently launched departures of day tours and multi-day tours showcasing the best of Scotland from Edinburgh. All these products are available via one system – either API or via our portal.
Director of Sales & New Business Development
258 Vauxhall Bridge Road, London SW1V UBS, United Kingdom
+44 (0) 207 950 1777
E-Voyages Group is the reference to the travel trade for bespoke tours in the UK and Ireland.
With offices in London, Edinburgh and Dublin we operate all types of groups and FITs. Leisure, Incentive, Sports, Luxury, your request is handled by our team of 50+ multilingual destination and operations experts.
We place a high level of importance on partnership development, among others Warner Bros Studios for Harry Potter Tours and Eurostar for train transportation.
We oversee a database of certified eco-friendly partners and have crafted a selection of fully sustainable itineraries.
+44 (0) 20 8731 2130
Experience Oxfordshire is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. We represent over 200 different products across Oxford and Oxfordshire including; accommodation, events, transport, attractions, tours, retail, pubs, bars, restaurants and more……
Less than an hour from central London with excellent transport links in and out of the capital and major airport gateways including both London and Birmingham, we are a great destination of choice for a visit to England and the UK.
Oxfordshire offers the globally renowned ‘City of Dreaming Spires’ that is Oxford as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Blenheim Palace alongside traditional market towns, Cotswold stone villages, areas of outstanding natural beauty and the River Thames. We are a great destination to explore and enjoy a quintessentially English experience that takes in both a heritage city and the natural countryside.
We also operate the award-winning Oxford Official Walking Tours that provide a range of public and private walking tours including: the University and City Tour, Inspector Morse Tour, Ghost Tour, Harry Potter and Alice in Wonderland Tour, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkein Tour, Philip Pullman Tour, Pub Tour and Eccentric Oxford Tour. More details on these tours can be found at www.oxfordofficialwalkingtours.org
The team at Experience Oxfordshire are here to help you plan your clients' future visit and can assist with information, introductions, bookings and rates.
We look forward to continuing our work with operators across the Americas and welcoming you and your clients back to Oxford and Oxfordshire very soon!
Experience Oxfordshire, Langford Locks, Kidlington,
+44 (00) 1865 686433 or +44 (00) 1865 686442 (official tours)
Golden Tours is London’s leading sightseeing company and part of the internationally renowned Gray Line Worldwide Association. Established in 1984, Golden Tours is an independent, London-grown and family-run business that has been at the forefront of the United Kingdom’s travel industry for decades. We offer a wide range of tours and services across London and the UK and are passionate about providing visitors with unforgettable experiences.
At the heart of Golden Tours are our luxury day excursions to iconic must-see destinations across the country including Stonehenge, Windsor, Bath, Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford and Canterbury to name just a few. There is no better way to embark on an exciting adventure to places of rich British history, culture and breathtaking scenery than on our fully organised and professionally guided out of London day tours.
Whether it is your first visit to London or you’ve explored the city before, there are so many iconic landmarks just waiting to be discovered on our open-top hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus tours. Our live guided, distinctive blue buses take visitors on a journey around the heart of the Capital, to sites such as St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London and the London Eye. Providing the freedom, ease and opportunity for visitors to explore London at their leisure.
We are proud to be the preferred partner of Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter. With a variety of booking options to choose from, including return transport from London on a branded bus with the opportunity to watch one of the Harry Potter films on route to the studios. In addition, our close partnerships with a variety of suppliers enable us to provide attraction tickets, airport transfers, overnight and day trips by train to Paris and Brussels, walking tours, afternoon tea experiences, river cruises, theatre tickets and everything else in between.
Having carried over 10 million visitors over the years we always strive to deliver excellent service. From friendly, professional guides to luxury coaches and incredible destinations, our trips are outstanding value for money. We have a safe and secure website and have been awarded Feefo’s coveted Trusted Merchant status for the past 5 years.
+44 (0)20 7233 7030
Trade Account Manager
Greatdays UK Incoming
Greatdays UK Incoming, a leading UK tour operator and DMC established 1985, offering meet and greet, airport transfers, 4 and 5-star hotels, city sightseeing, excursions and upscale customized tours for FIT and group travel in the UK, Ireland and central Europe.
Chapel House, 1 Borough Road,
Hard Rock Cafe London
Discover the place known for its authentic dining and world-class entertainment when you visit Hard Rock Cafe London. Standing on Old Park Lane since June 14th 1971, and proudly boasting a Mayfair neighborhood address, Hard Rock London was the first cafe where the classes mingled. Our food inspires locals and tourists alike to visit Hard Rock Cafe London. Enjoy freshly prepared American entrees and classic favorites like our Legendary® Burger. From flavorful salads, to savory signature dishes, our chefs use only the freshest ingredients to create culinary perfection for every guest. Experience the difference of Hard Rock’s service with an energetic, hardworking staff, ready to provide you with everything you need to enjoy the perfect meal.
London Sales & Marketing Mgr
Historic Royal Palaces
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors and partners to maintain some of the greatest palaces ever built.
The Tower of London -The ancient stones reverberate with dark secrets, priceless jewels glint in fortified vaults and pampered ravens strut the grounds. The Tower of London is one of the world's most famous fortresses and has seen service as royal palace, prison, armoury and even zoo! It is still home to the Crown Jewels and Beefeaters.
Hampton Court Palace - The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed after acquiring it in the 1520s. Its many royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. It is set in 60 acres of formal gardens, which include the famous maze and the Great Vine.
The Banqueting House, Whitehall - This Palladian-style building was created for exuberant court entertainments but is probably most famous for a one real life drama: the execution of Charles 1 which took place here in 1649. It has a magnificent ceiling painted by Peter Paul Rubens in 1630-4.
Kensington Palace – Admire the magnificent King’s and Queen’s State Apartments and discover the story of the glorious Georgian court. Venture through the rooms where Queen Victoria was born and raised in the Victoria: A Royal Childhood exhibition before gazing at the magnificent suite of gems specially commissioned for Victoria by her beloved Prince Albert.
Kew Palace - The most intimate of royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house but became a royal residence between 1728 and 1818. Discover the family life of King George III and his family and the newly conserved Royal Kitchens where food for the royal table was prepared. Located in Kew Gardens and included in admission to the gardens the palace is open from April – September.
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens– The official residence of the royal family in Northern Ireland, this magnificent Georgian Manor House is open to visit from April – September and is set within 100 acres of beautiful grounds and formal gardens.
Travel Trade Sales Office - The team is on-hand to help you design the most appealing, majestic and affordable itineraries, for groups, FIT's and special interest tours.
Hovertravel is the world’s longest-running commercial hovercraft service and is the only scheduled passenger hovercraft service in Europe. Hovertravel offers the fastest way to cross the Solent between Southsea, Portsmouth, and Ryde, Isle of Wight. Hovertravel operates two hovercraft with frequent service (plus additional services at commuter times) and the journey time is just under 10 minutes.
The hovercraft is a tourist attraction in its own right. Hovertravel was established in 1965 and over 29 million passengers have travelled on the service since. For 50 years, the Hovercraft has been the fastest and most convenient way to cross the Solent, and Hovertravel is proud that it continues to provide its customers with this unique service. Whether it is carrying commuters and school children between Ryde and Southsea, enabling those who live on the Isle of Wight to shop in Portsmouth, access medical facilities, travel to London, carry tourists to the Isle of Wight, or transport concert-goers to the famous Isle of Wight Festival, the hovercraft is the fastest way to travel across the Solent, going directly from shore to shore.
Board your hovercraft for an adrenaline-filled day on the Isle of Wight. When the hovercraft reaches the island, you'll land in a prime seafront position along Ryde's beautiful and inviting beaches. Hop off and enjoy what Ryde and the Isle of Wight offer, including the beaches, boutique shops, bars and restaurants, and travel links to elsewhere across the island. After a day of fun on the island, enjoy a same-day return journey back to the Southsea terminal. The trip across the Solent is approximately 10 minutes. So sit back, relax, and enjoy your unforgettable flight.
Partnerships & Development Manager
Imperial War Museums
No other museum tells stories that matter more than these.
IWM is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. We collect objects and stories that give an insight into people’s experiences of war, preserve them for future generations, and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible.
Our family of five museums uncover the causes, course and consequences of war, from the First World War through to present-day conflict.
Churchill War Rooms
Explore the underground headquarters that between 1939 - 1945 acted as the top-secret nerve centre from where Churchill and his inner circle determined the course of the Second World War.
IWM Duxford is a historic airfield and museum telling the stories of those who lived, fought and died in war from WW1 to 1969. See historic aircraft take to the skies from the airfield where Spitfires first flew. Get up close to gigantic aircraft at Europe’s largest air museum and uncover hundreds of personal stories.
Explore London's iconic warship. Navigate your way around the rooms of this floating city, climbing up and down ladders to visit all nine decks.
Our London museum tells the stories of people’s experiences of modern war from WW1 to conflicts today. See war through the eyes of the people who lived it. Be moved. Be inspired. Be transformed.
Our iconic museum in Manchester explores how war affects people’s lives. Purpose-built to tell the powerful stories of over a century of war, IWM North makes full use of its extraordinary exhibition space to deliver an award-winning immersive experience.
Independent Marketing, Operations and Tourism consultant
With over 35 years of experience in many aspects of the industry from tour operation, to attractions, to leisure consultancy, Ashley has worked on many prestigious projects. While employed he worked for the Merlin Entertainments (then the Tussauds Group) as well as the AELTC (Wimbledon tennis). As a consultant, he worked on the London Eye and the Opening of the Houses of Parliament to tourists, as well as providing advice to many sports-related attractions.
JacTravel was founded in London in 1975 as an inbound groups operator. Over the years we have grown into a one of the leading full-service DMC’s offering group and Tailor Made FIT services throughout England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and mainland Europe. With a team of over 70 staff located in our offices in Edinburgh, London and Dublin we have extensive experience, expertise and knowledge to tailor competitively priced programs for your clients needs. Although we are part of WebBeds – the second largest and fastest growing global B2B accommodation provider – and have access to their full inventory, we have our own dedicated sourcing team contracting all services, attractions and hotels.
Head of Sales – USA & Canada
2nd Floor, 3 Shortlands
London W6 8DR
TailorMade FIT: 1-800-472-5508
Mon-Fri: 09:00am – 5:30pm GMT
Operating 30 UK hotels under the Mercure and Holiday Inn brands, as well as 2 independent hotels. Jupiter Hotels is the perfect partner for your leisure needs.
Our property portfolio includes 3- & 4-star country houses, city centre and seaside locations, all ideal locations when touring the UK. From the Mercure Inverness nestled in the Scottish Highlands right down to our newly refurbished Mercure Brighton Seafront hotel, we really do cover the length of the UK.
Our group-friendly hotels offer competitive tour group rates, scrumptious meal stop packages for those groups who just need to stop for Lunch, dinner or afternoon tea. We also a fantastic range of festive packages for your Christmas and New Year needs.
Live Travel and Tours
Live Travel and Tours is a receptive operator. We cover the whole of Europe, and specialise in performing, educational and cultural groups. We custom build all our itineraries, and strongly emphasise interactive and enriching experiences.
We focus on the tour details, the performance opportunities, and the cultural exchanges that make our tours very special experiences. We provide all ground services at a highly competitive rate, along with 24 hour emergency cover for groups on the road, and we give our clients access to both prestigious locations and “off the beaten track” inclusions, allowing them to offer highly enticing tour programs.
We work to make the lives of our partners easier! Whether they are new to selling/organising international tours, want to grow what they currently offer, or are already an expert wanting to add something fantastic to an existing European portfolio, we have ideas and products aplenty to help them.
Live Travel and Tours is also one of the very first European receptive operators to be awarded the World Travel & Tourism Council's Safe Travels stamp, designed “to recognise destinations and companies that have implemented protocols that are aligned with the Safe Travels Protocols." We will continue to work hard to ensure the safest possible experience for all.
As performing tours specialists who collaborated with the organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we also organise the annual London International Music Festival – see more info on that here: www.internationalmusicfestival.london
+ 44 (0)1372 722 154
Marketing Liverpool is the destination marketing agency for the UNESCO city of Liverpool.
We represent over 400 partners including attractions, hotels, guides, carriers, airport and restaurants across the city region.
Our key themes of Music & The Beatles, Culture and Sport help to ensure there is a multitude of amazing itinerary options available for our friends across the Atlantic.
Marketing Liverpool also incorporates the Liverpool Convention Bureau.
Marketing Campaign Manager
+44 (0)151 233 5926
Manchester is one of the most exciting cities in the UK. It has an energetic yet cool vibe and its vitality is expressed through its fascinating architecture, magnificent buildings and most of all, the spirit of its people. There is so much more to Manchester than meets the eye, it’s a city that is waiting to be discovered. Manchester has earned a reputation as being revolutionary, innovative and entrepreneurial. The city was the birthplace for the industrial revolution, leading the development of the modern world… ‘What Manchester does today, the world does tomorrow.’
A warm welcome can be expected on arrival, this is a city that embraces all its visitors. As an international destination, Manchester loves to celebrate its cultural diversity, a variety of festivals and events such as Manchester Pride, Manchester Food and Drink Festival and Manchester International Festival to name a few, are testimony to this.
Manchester is the perfect walking city, stroll along the streets, exploring the mixture of old and new architecture sat side by side. Soak up the urban vibe, speak to the people of the city – there’s nothing like being amidst this hive of activity.
There’s an array of things to do in Manchester, choose from over 90 museums and galleries, most of which are free to enter, in and around the city. There’s also a range of bookable products and experiences available including Sightseeing Manchester Hop-on Hop-off Bus, Spirit of Manchester Gin Guided Tour & Tasting, Scranchester ‘Eat the City’ Tour, Street Art Tours and RHS Garden Bridgewater.
For those that love shopping, Manchester is the perfect destination, regardless of taste and budget. Whether its designer labels or vintage clothing, the city has it all. And for those looking for nightlife, you can be sure of a great night out in Manchester. The city is renowned for its exuberant nightlife and entertainment, be it the theatre, music, film, bars or nightclubs.
With Manchester’s position in the heart of the UK, it’s the perfect gateway to the North of England and Wales. The region is rich in diversity of history, culture, scenery and more, offering visitors a unique combination of stunning national parks, historic cities and cosmopolitan destinations. A range of day trips and excursions are available from Manchester to destinations such as Chatsworth House & Gardens, Chester, York, Liverpool and the Lake District National Park. Manchester makes the perfect hub and spoke destination, or a starting point for your clients’ trip. And with nonstop flights from across North America into Manchester, getting there couldn’t be easier.
Marketing Manchester are here to help with itinerary ideas, promotional materials and images, access to 350 members and more. A travel trade toolkit is available online at www.visitmanchester.com/traveltrade including access to our online educational program that can be worked through at your own pace. www.Manchester-Master.com
Lee House, 90 Great Bridgewater Street, Manchester, M1 5JW
+44 (0)7792 015 651
We are the top paid-for visitor attraction in Liverpool, UK and welcome over 500,000 visitors each year. Our daily leisure service ‘River Explorer Cruise’ operates throughout the year, offering visitors a 50-minute sightseeing cruise on one of the iconic Mersey Ferries. The cruise provides visitors with unrivalled views of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage Waterfront along with recorded commentary.
On board the cruise, visitors will discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey, with its musical and maritime history. From The Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Just wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.
One of our most colourful attractions is our stunning Dazzle Ferry, created by Sir Peter Blake, famous for designing The Beatles “Sgt Peppers” album cover. It was commissioned as part of the First World War commemorations.
We look forward to welcoming you soon …
Mountain Goat Tours
Mountain Goat Tours are the number 1 tour specialists boasting 48+ years of experience and pride ourselves on our choice of exciting and inspiring tours. Established in 1972, we are an award winning company offering small group experience with a driver guide. Visitors can get off the beaten track and discover Northern England and North Wales.
Based in the Lake District, Mountain Goat offer scheduled tours from York, Manchester, Chester and Liverpool. Our tours visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Lake District and Hadrian’s Wall as well as the Yorkshire Dales National Park, North York Moors, Peak District and North Wales. Our small group experiences offer visitors to chance to see beautiful landscapes as well as learn about the National Parks. We also offer private day and multiday tours in luxury Mercedes V-Class vehicles across the England, Scotland and Wales.
With our brand new fleet of luxury Mercedes Sprinters Mountain Goat can also provide exclusive group hire, airport and port transfers, private tours, attraction booking, walking guide services and large group bookings.
Our knowledge, friendly and professional driver guides shared their own experiences of living and working in the National Parks as well as share interesting facts about the history and landscape of the area and villages visited throughout the day.
Mountain Goat Tours, Victoria Street, Windermere, LA23 1AD
+44 (0)153 9445 161
National Garden Scheme
Discover hundreds of exceptional, private gardens which welcome groups and overseas visitors through the National Garden Scheme. Choose from stunning landscapes to romantic cottage gardens or hidden city gems, many offering personal garden tours with the owner or head gardener and the opportunity to ask questions about planting, design or wildlife. Pre-book an exclusive group visit and your customers will enjoy a warm welcome, unique access to explore at leisure, and of course our famous homemade teas. The National Garden Scheme raises impressive amounts of money for nursing and health charities through admissions and teas. Visit ngs.org.uk/groups to find unique gardens, perfect for your groups.
Norman Allen Group Travel Ltd
Since 1972 we have provided innovative, high quality group tours, outstanding customer service and great value for money.
The Inbound department of Norman Allen Group Travel Ltd provides a tailor-made service for group originating outside of the UK. Whether you are from a Tour Operator, Travel Agent, Private Group Travel Organiser or Educational Institution we can arrange tours by motorcoach to fulfil your specific requirements.
We offer to organise all the ground arrangements for your tour which includes well located and carefully selected hotels, high-quality motor coaches, knowledgeable tour directors, specialist guides, entrances to tourist attractions, theatre performances and events.
Designing your tour with you, we can ensure you have a unique trip to your specific requirements.
Premium Tours was established in 2002. We offer quality sightseeing tours on our own fleet of modern luxury coaches. Our emphasis is on Private tours away from the crowds or unique product offerings to make our clients feel they have experienced a truly special day out.
Our private viewings to top heritage sites have been a major reason for our rapid growth. It allows our guests to explore behind the scenes .Look out for our tours to popular venues such as the Tower of London, Stonehenge & Leeds Castle for these exclusive behind-the-scenes tours.
On all our tours, we offer air-conditioned coaches which are top of the range, while our vintage open-top Routemaster buses have been beautifully restored and perfect for sightseeing in London.
For 2014, we have expanded our fleet to include small coaches with a maximum of 16 seats and some exquisite luxury cars for very upscale private tours for a maximum of 6 passengers.
0044(0) 207 713 1311
Established in 1993 and named after Scotland's best-loved poet Robert Burns, Rabbie's offers the largest multi-award winning programme of small group tours around Europe. Departing from London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen in the UK; Dublin in Ireland; and Paris, Nice, Rome, Madrid and Lisbon in Europe, our tours range from one day tours to 55 day travelling extravaganzas and we offer guaranteed departures. You book, you go!
Small groups mean you can discover the real country, get off the beaten track and onto the back roads where other tours cannot go. We promise customers to get them closer to the people, places, history and legends of the country they are visiting, delivering unique, authentic and memorable experiences to last a lifetime. Touring with no more than 16 passengers gives you more - more personal attention, more time with the locals, more time off the bus, more time on the back-roads and just more of an all-round memorable experience.
In addition we provide the professional travel trade with innovative travel experiences for groups and individuals from ad hoc groups and rail tours, to city breaks, event packages and self-drive tours. Our experienced sales team will assist with all enquiries large or small, focussing on excellent customer service and a high quality of delivery.
Travel Trade Sales Manager
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Breathtaking natural beauty, world-class science, and over 260 years of history combine at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Founded in 1759, today Kew’s plant and fungal science and conservation research are tackling some of the world’s most urgent challenges.
Get swept up in the wonder of nature as you explore the largest and most diverse collection of living plants in the world – it is just one of the reasons Kew has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stunning landscapes, iconic buildings, and inspirational art make this the perfect day out for visitors of all ages.
Kew Gardens is situated just 30 minutes from central London, with easy transport links by road, rail, London Underground and river.
Royal Collection Trust
Royal Collection Trust manages the public opening of the Official Residences of Her Majesty The Queen, including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.
At Buckingham Palace, visitors can also explore the Royal Mews, one of the finest working stables in existence. Changing exhibitions at The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh display highlights from the Royal Collection.
A variety of visits and private tours are available for individual and group visitors throughout the year.
Trade Sales and Marketing Manager
+44 (0) 20 7024 5777
Royal Museums Greenwich
Royal Museums Greenwich is home to the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Prime Meridian of the world, the iconic historic sailing ship Cutty Sark, the Queen’s House Art Gallery and the National Maritime Museum.
Explore time and space at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and stand on the Meridian line at the home of the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Discover the site’s rich history, from its royal heritage to its awe-inspiring Peter Harrison Planetarium, all set within Greenwich’s beautiful park.
The Cutty Sark is the world’s sole-surviving tea clipper, celebrated for her record breaking passages around the globe. Guests can come aboard and experience what it was like to sail this much-loved national icon. Walk underneath Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull for an awe-inspiring view and the chance to admire the cutting-edge design that made her the fastest in the world.
The Queen’s House was designed by Inigo Jones and is Britain’s first classical building and a pioneering masterpiece of 17th-century architecture. Today you can enjoy the spectacular art, architecture and history of this beautiful royal villa. The House is free to visit with the exception of guided tours and special exhibitions.
The National Maritime Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the world. It appeals to visitors of all ages. Discover epic stories of exploration and endeavour that have shaped our world today. The museum is free to visit with the exception of guided tours and special exhibitions.
Top 10 must-see attractions at Royal Museums Greenwich:
1. Take a selfie on the iconic Meridian Line
2. Enjoy one of the most-loved views of London across Greenwich Royal Park and the River Thames
3. Marvel at the Great Equatorial Telescope, the UK’s largest historic telescope which gave astronomers new views of the universe over 100 years ago
4. Get a taste of life as a seafaring Victorian and discover how the crew lived, ate and slept on board Cutty Sark
5. Meet the colourful cast of costumed characters onboard Cutty Sark and listen to Captain Woodget or Nannie bring the history of the ship to life
6. Admire the classical design of the Queen’s House – one of the most important buildings in English architecture designed by Indigo Jones
7. See the Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. This painting commemorates the most famous conflict of Elizabeth’s reign, the failed invasion of England by the Spanish Armada
8. Take a selfie with the elegant Tulip Stairs, the first geometric self-supporting spiral stairs in Britain
9. Get up close to the actual uniform Admiral Nelson was wearing when he was fatally wounded at the Battle of Trafalgar in the Nelson, Navy, Nation gallery
10. Discover how life on the River Thames has evolved in the past 300 years in the Maritime London galley
Our four landmark attractions are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site of historic Royal Greenwich, one of London’s most charming areas.
Senior Travel Trade Manager
Royal Shakespeare Company
One of the world's best-known theatre ensembles, the Royal Shakespeare Company performs the great works of Shakespeare and other classic and contemporary writers throughout the year in Stratford-upon-Avon – just 100 miles from London.
At the heart of our home are two thrust stage auditoria, bringing audiences and actors closer together for the best possible live theatre experience.
Visiting during the daytime? Why not enjoy the stunning views of Shakespeare's home town from the Tower or discover theatrical secrets on a guided Theatre Tour. For enjoyment and indulgence why not combine a guided Tour, cream tea and the viewing Tower for your Group?
Looking for a lunch stop? Great food and stunning views are always on the menu at the RSC's Rooftop Restaurant.
Open daily from 11.30am (12 noon Sunday), you don't need to see a show to eat at the Rooftop Restaurant – just an appetite!
For performance details or for further information please visit www.rsc.org.uk
To book please call +44 (0) 1789 403437.
+44 (0) 1789 331 111
Select Travel Service Ltd
Long-established custom group tour operator and DMC focussing on group touring and incentive programmes. We cater for leisure, corporate and educational tour programmes and our product covers all regions of Britain and also continental Europe.
For our leisure clients, our exhaustive product knowledge allows our experienced team to create unique, innovative, value for money itineraries with special interest tours a particular strength - we are often able to create specialist programmes where others simply give up.
Our educational programmes cater for both school and university students, covering a variety of specialist subjects and ranging from simple school tours to complex study aboard programmes.
For corporate clients, Select is well-placed to help forward corporate objectives through the exciting medium of incentive travel. We recognise the need to inspire and excite, whilst delivering well planned and flawlessly executed travel experiences. Our love of our destinations shines through and we delight in showcasing the best of our wonderful heritage.
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
William Shakespeare’s Family Homes
Join us in 2014 as we celebrate the 450 th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth and uncover the stories behind the world’s greatest storyteller.
Explore his five family homes, farm and gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon and discover how much he influences our everyday lives four centuries on. Be inspired by theatrical performances, take part in activities, events and festivals and step back in tome with our Tudors.
A brand new exhibition Famous Beyond Words welcomes you at Shakespeare’s Birthplace, exploring the extraordinary story of William Shakespeare, the boy from Stratford-upon- Avon who became a household name all over the world. Journey back through time and discover what sparked his imagination and how he continues to shape our lives today.
Education Department –[email protected]
Thames River Sightseeing
With over 50 years of experience, Thames River Sightseeing is one of the longest running Westminster to Greenwich river boat cruises. All our crew members are experienced boatmen, some with family connections to the River Thames going back generations.
We have just undergone a major rebrand that has seen the amalgamation of our two services to become the new Thames River Sightseeing brand. Our routes are the same, but the names have changed so we can make a bigger impact!
While you’re on board any of our boats, you can settle back and enjoy the entertaining and sometimes hilarious live commentary from the crew members, or opt to listen to the multilingual audio commentary on your smartphone.
As we operate our services all year round, you can rest assured that our boats have outdoor viewing decks as well as heated lounges with panoramic windows. Come rain, come shine, you will be able to relax and watch the world go by in comfort.
Shakespeare's England is the destination management organisation for Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick, Kenilworth and Royal Leamington Spa.
Only two hours from London and minutes from Birmingham Airport, Shakespeare's England offers you the chance to experience quintessential England.
Home to world famous attractions including the Royal Shakespeare Company, Warwick Castle, and Shakespeare's Birthplace this is where history and heritage comes to life. This idyllic destination encompasses parts of the Cotswolds and some of England's most famous towns, such as Stratford- upon-Avon and Warwick. Shakespeare's England is also home to some of the best hotels England has to offer as well as some of the finest.
With so much to see and do, Shakespeare's England is an enchanting destination perfectly placed to meet the needs of individual and group travellers.
To find out more information on our travel offer and the attractions and hotels in our area please visit www.shakespeares-england.co.uk
+44 (0) 1789 260 467
Shakespeare's Globe is a faithful reconstruction of the open‐air playhouse first built in 1599, where Shakespeare worked and for which he wrote many of his greatest plays. Based under the Globe Theatre and open year‐round, Shakespeare's Globe Exhibition is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to Shakespeare's theatrical career and the London in which he lived and worked. A visit to the Exhibition includes a fascinating theatre tour with one of the Globe's expert guide‐storytellers. The Globe's theatre season runs from April‐October. Also on site is the Swan bar and restaurant, offering spectacular views of the Thames, and the new indoor Jacobean‐ style Sam Wannamaker Playhouse.
For over 40 years, we have specialised in group travel, offering a one-stop shop for all group travel requirements across the UK and Europe.
We establish long term partnerships with our clients and work with them to provide an innovative, reliable and professional service.
We offer fully customised tours based on themes such as religion, music, sports, gardens, and history. We are also experts in the educational sector working with study-abroad programmes, and have a proven track record in successfully handling performing choirs and orchestras.
We help you create unique and exciting travel experiences for your groups and focus on seeking out those enriching, life-enhancing travel moments that are more often found when connecting with local people in their own communities, or meeting those who are experts in their fields; for example: church leaders, musicians, craftsmen, gardeners, sports professionals, artists, politicians and historians.
We understand that you would like to give your groups a unique, once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, and help you achieve this.
Other key strengths are:
Our experienced, multi-lingual staff.
Carefully selected Tour Escorts and guides.
24/7 helpline for all groups on the road.
So if you are looking for reliability, creativity, practical suggestions, and friendly service, look no further.
St Paul's Cathedral
St Paul's is an architectural masterpiece and its dome a landmark of the London skyline. It is a symbol of the hope, strength and resilience of the city and nation it serves. A cathedral has stood here since 604AD with the present cathedral now over 300 years old.
The cathedral has hosted events of national significance such as services of thanksgiving for HRH Queen Elizabeth II's Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees, the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and state funerals for Admiral Lord Nelson, the Duke of Wellington and Sir Winston Churchill.
Explore and enjoy the beautiful décor of the vast cathedral floor with its ambulatories and chapels such as the American Memorial Chapel before climbing to the famous Whispering Gallery with its unique acoustics. Continue climbing to the Golden Gallery on top of the dome for a photo opportunity of the breathtaking panoramic views across London.
The crypt is the resting place for famous Britons such as Nelson, Wellington, JMW Turner, William Blake and the cathedral's architect – Sir Christopher Wren. Visitors will also find the award-winning 270° film experience, Oculus – an eye into St Paul's.
Visitors can explore using an included IPod touch multimedia guide (available in English, Spanish and Portuguese as well as 8 other languages), join a guided tour led by cathedral guides, or visit with their own local guide or tour leader.
Sales and Ticketing Manager
+44 (0)20 7246 8350
Strawberry Field, Liverpool, immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit 'Strawberry Fields Forever' was previously, the site of the former Salvation Army children’s home. This award-winning, authentic heritage attraction offers an exciting and emotional visitor exhibition and garden tour with inclusive media guides including Brazilian Portuguese, French, Mandarin and Spanish. We are Good To Go health/safety accredited. The exhibition reveals the site’s history, John Lennon’s childhood and the writing and recording of the famous song (on display, John’s original handwritten lyrics) as told by John’s close friends and family. On long loan, John Lennon's 'Imagine' piano, courtesy of the Estate of George Michael, is the centre piece of the exhibition.
In the world-famous historic gardens where John played as a child, your visitors will be following in John’s footsteps. There, they will also see the original iconic red gates of Strawberry Field. Strawberry Field gardens are a leafy oasis for visitors looking to relax in nature away from the city streets. Whilst the ‘Imagine More’ Café is a welcoming indoor and outdoor space that offers delicious dishes made with ingredients sourced from local producers.
Wellbeing, community and responsible tourism are at the heart of Strawberry Field. Steps at Strawberry Field comprises of four person-centred programmes offering employment, work experience, volunteering and training opportunities. Remaining true to the tradition of giving young people every best chance to succeed in life, Strawberry Field is perpetuating this legacy of care and support through these programmes which include the Steps to Work training and work placement programme for young people with learning difficulties and other barriers to employment. By visiting Strawberry Field, your groups and FIT’s are directly contributing to our community work.
Fully commissionable to the travel trade, we offer flexible booking arrangements and can work with you on bespoke tours including those of the local area. Further details via http://www.strawberryfieldliverpool.com/travel-trade-and-groups
Travel Trade Consultant
+44(0)7958 448 002
+44(0)151 252 6130
16 Beaconsfield Road
Liverpool L25 6EJ
Tenon Tours is a North American Tour Operator specializing in creating personalized tours and travel experiences for individuals, families and groups from North America to the UK & Europe. With us, no itinerary is the same. Our dedicated personal travel specialists provide a high level of service and expertise, working closely with clients to build the perfect, one-of-a-kind experience.
This expertise is partnered with our exclusive By-Your-Side Service℠, our specialty trademark: we’re with travelers from start to never finish. We handle everything from transportation to travel insurance, taking care of all the details so travelers can enjoy their trips and be completely in the moment. A tour time changed? We can adjust the schedule. Flight delayed? We’ll make sure the transportation is ready at the correct time and that the traveler arrives at their accommodation safely.
Our dedicated team spans across several states and countries, but one thing brings everyone together: a love for travel. Tenon Tours values the customer experience and strives to allow people to connect with new cultures, people and destinations in a truly authentic way.
Director of Product Operations
The Beatles Story, Liverpool
The award-winning ‘The Beatles Story’ is the world's largest permanent exhibition devoted to telling the story of the lives and times of The Beatles.
Located in the Fab Four's hometown of Liverpool on the stunning waterfront at the Royal Albert Dock, The Beatles Story takes visitors on an immersive, atmospheric journey through the lives, times, culture and music of the world’s greatest band.
Join us on a magical history tour and see how four young lads from Liverpool were propelled from humble childhood beginnings to the dizzy heights of worldwide fame and fortune to become the greatest band of all time. Find out how the Fab Four met and walk-through recreations of key locations and moments from the band’s career including Hamburg, The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios, America and much more. With a rolling programme of special exhibitions, you can visit time and time again and always discover something new.
Multi-media guides are available in twelve different languages including Brazilian Portuguese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Korean and Cantonese, beautifully narrated by John Lennon’s sister, Julia. The FREE guide is packed with information, imagery, and features video interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, giving visitors a unique insight into the story of the Fab Four.
A must for any music fan, The Beatles Story features an impressive collection of fascinating authentic memorabilia including original instruments, clothing, John Lennon’s spectacles, Ringo Starr’s drum kit, rare album sleeves, never-before-seen photography, and original handwritten lyrics.
Finish your perfect historical music experience in one of two Beatles-themed or browse through a fantastic range of products available from one of the Fab4 Stores.
For more information and to buy tickets please visit beatlesstory.com
The Beatles Story, Britannia Vaults,
The British Educational Travel Association (BETA)
BETA represents some of the biggest and best-known businesses in the youth, student and educational travel industry.
Our members cover the whole spectrum of inbound, outbound and domestic youth, student and educational travel including study abroad, language schools, internships, activity holidays, gap, volunteering, school visits, adventure travel, as well as a whole host of specialist agents and operators.
Talk to us about how to get connected, raise your profile and grow your network of youth industry contacts.
PO Box 182, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 2XW
The Circle, IHM Ltd
For 30 years The Circle has represented independent accommodation throughout Great Britain to overseas tour operators offering the ideal travel solution for the FIT market. Properties range from small hotels to traditional coaching inns, seaside bed and breakfasts to farmhouses; all 800 properties are individual offering visitors personal service and charm.
Based in a small village outside Oxford, The Circle is run by a small team able to adapt to individual agents’ requirements and aims to offer a comprehensive, efficient and caring service.
20 Church Road, Horspath, Oxford 0X33 1RU
The Leisure Pass Group
The Leisure Pass Group is a tourism specialist, creating and managing sightseeing city passes in some of the world's top destinations. The company is managed by a group of travel and tourism experts driven to help city visitors save time and money. The Leisure Pass Group has established successful products in some of biggest cities in the world including London, New York and Paris.
Our city passes allow holders free entry to a large number of attractions in the destination for one low price. The passes are supported by a bespoke, contact-free admissions system, allowing us to efficiently manage the product and give our customers – and attraction partners – the best possible experience.
For one low price our London products – The London Pass and Go London Explorer pass – provide access to more than 80 of London's top attractions including the Tower of London, The View from The Shard and Westminster Abbey, along with a hop-on, hop-off bus tour and River Thames cruise. You just need to choose whether to select a number of days’ sightseeing (The London Pass) or a number of attractions (Go London Explorer).
As well as receiving a FREE digital guidebook, you can also download our FREE London Pass & Go City apps, available from Google Play or iTunes. Link your pass to the app for access to unique local offers. The Leisure Pass Group really does help you see cities for less.
Senior Regional Director
+44 (0)20 3848 4215
We’re on a mission to make culture more accessible. We remove all friction to get more people more frequently into both hidden gems and the top museums and attractions.
From our start in 2014, we have helped millions of people discover and embrace cultural experiences across the globe with instant, last-minute and mobile tickets. We’re proud to be the world’s most trusted museums and attractions ticketing platform on Trustpilot.
Previously operating under The Original Tour, we decided to rethink, restructure, and restart in 2021 under a new brand, Tootbus, with locations in London, Windsor, Bath, Bristol and Cardiff.
Tootbus, embodies the identity of a unique company, proud of its historical local roots and looking towards the future under a new positioning centred on the city. For international visitors and locals alike, (re)discovering the city is an experience in itself. For many, their first glimpse of the city will be from the top deck of our buses. Our role is to help our customers create memories and emotional connections with the city by giving them an experience that offers a fresh perspective each time, guaranteeing easy and flexible journeys rich with discoveries.
SUSTAINABLE - We love the city, we protect the city. We operate the greenest fleet of hoho buses, through clean clean-energy buses or fully compliant with the European and local standards. Our aim is to convert our entire fleet to 100% clean energy sources.
UNFORGETTABLE: We have restructured our offer to better match visitors demand among a more locally based and family-oriented clientele.
International Sales Manager
Jews Row, Wandsworth, London SW18 1TB
Tottenham Hotspur PLC
Home to the Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened in 2019 and hosts a variety of must-see visitor attractions.
The Stadium Tour takes visitors behind-the-scenes, providing exclusive access to first team facilities, NFL locker rooms and media areas. Using a multi-media device, visitors can explore the Stadium at their own pace, uncovering pivotal information about Spurs history and match day preparations from players past and present. Tour guides are on hand to share insights, tell anecdotes and further bring the stadium to life.
The Dare Skywalk challenges visitors to 'take it to the edge’ by scaling the height of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, embarking on a journey to the stadium’s iconic golden cockerel. At the summit, visitors will enjoy panoramic views of the capital before stepping out onto a glass walkway 46.8 meters above the football pitch. Visitors are able to purchase and enjoy a glass of prosecco or Beavertown craft beer on the viewing platform to toast the accomplishment and a professional photographer is on hand to capture the experience. Visitors will receive a full safety briefing and all relevant equipment onsite.
Launching in May 2021, The Dare Skywalk Drop challenges adventure seekers to an exhilarating 42m controlled drop over the edge of the iconic stadium.
Paired with The Dare Skywalk, this new experience is the ultimate test of nerves! Once visitors have completed The Dare Skywalk, they will have the opportunity to either take a forward or backward facing controlled-drop down to ground level. The Dare Skywalk Drop is the only controlled drop off a Stadium in the UK, and the ultimate way to finish The Dare Skywalk experience!
Visitor Attractions Manager
782 High Rd, Tottenham
Tourism South East
Tourism South East (TSE) is an ideal contact for businesses to work with internationally as it works with and represents over 2000 tourism business across South East of England and can provide access to information for all kinds of traveller needs. TSE can provide inspirational ideas information and subsequent contact details for accommodation and attractions across the South East that fit your itinerary requirements . It's doesn't matter if you're looking for a small quaint English Bed & Breakfast accommodation in the country, or large 4* heritage accommodation within a castle. TSE can provide information to help you create an exciting itinerary for large coach tours or an independent traveller.
The International Travel Trade Team at Tourism South East is available as a resource for Overseas America Tour Operators Travel Agents and can identify the best products and services within their itineraries outside of London
Tourism South East is not a booking agent but represents our tourism business in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire & The Isle of Wight.
Tours International is a Destination Management Company for group travel to the UK and Europe. Our exciting range of special interest tours includes Christianity; Film & TV Locations; History, Heritage & Royalty; Military; Gardens; Literary; Sports Hospitality; Fashion & Shopping and Luxury Experiences. All our tours are bespoke and researched to meet your specific brief.
For individuals, we offer a tailored service, as well as a selection of scheduled tours including our newly launched Bridgerton Tour, and our collection of Battlefield Tours.
Clients are assured of innovative itineraries; quality accommodation and transportation, expert guides and the best attractions and restaurants.
Tours de Force Ltd
Tours de Force Ltd is an incoming tour operator based in London handling leisure customised groups from North America into the UK and Europe. Established in 1995, each tour is tailored to the group’s requirements. Past tours include specialist garden and museum tours, genealogical and family groups, fibre arts groups and literary groups.
PO Box 35463
London NW8 6WB
+ 44 20 7586 2244
We are a London-based (full service) Inbound Tour Operator for the UK & Ireland offering a bespoke service.
Our experienced team works regularly with Group, FIT and VIP clients for leisure, business, sport and special interest programmes.
We also cater for the student market providing hostels, language courses and home stay.
TTG Encore (Previously Encore Ltd.)
As part of the TodayTix group, Encore controls a global inventory of theatre and attraction products spanning London's West End, New York's Broadway and multiple regional US, Canadian and Australian theatre destinations. With over 20 years experience as a travel trade specialist, Encore is able to assist with reservations for FITs and Groups across all sectors of travel from Leisure to MICE and Student travel.
Encore's legacy of travel trade experience and unparalleled relationships with theatre producers has now been further enhanced with groundbreaking TodayTix technology; offering our partners best in class technical support when accessing tickets via our wealth of solutions from White Labels and API's to our unique widgets; enabling our partners to maximise their sales opportunities either via their customer channels or as a product via our distribution network, with solutions tailored to our partners needs.
With our experience, inventory, technology and partner first approach, Encore is the first choice ticketing solution for the Travel Trade.
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers
Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are the fastest and most frequent fleet on the river, with departures from key London piers every 20 minutes. The fleet of 18 high-speed catamarans links London’s attractions, offering an alternative way to see the city sights. Onboard you will find climate-controlled indoor cabins, outdoor decks and licensed coffee bars.
Glide down the Thames in comfort with Uber Boat by Thames Clippers Single and Return tickets. Or choose to make a day of it with hop-on, hop-off all-day River Roamer pass. Tickets are valid for use between the 23 piers including but not limited to North Greenwich, Greenwich, Tower, Bankside, Embankment, London Eye or Battersea Piers. Whether you want to spend the day sightseeing or take a quick trip by river, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers are perfect for exploring the city.
Trinity Buoy Wharf, Clipper House, London E14 0JY
+44 7540 200309
UKinbound was established in 1977. We are the only trade association that represents the interests of the UK’s inbound tourism sector and ensure it is recognised as a leading economic and employment driver in the UK.
Our mission is to help our members across the UK to manage successful, profitable businesses that are part of a vibrant and sustainable industry.
We provide opportunities for our diverse membership to grow and develop their businesses via a programme of events designed to connect buyers and suppliers in the travel trade. We also provide marketing opportunities, market seminars, and access to the latest industry insights.
In addition, we lobby the Government on behalf of our members on key industry issues such as COVID-19 support, taxation, Visas and Brexit, and engage with the media to raise the profile of inbound tourism and highlight its importance to the UK economy.
Head of Business Development and Membership
The Chandlery Business Centre,
Up at The O2
The biggest stars play here. The biggest fans flock here. Now see this world-famous venue from a whole new angle.
At The O2 the action doesn’t just happen on stage, it also happens on the roof.
Up at The O2 is a 90-minute experience you won’t forget. Zip up your climb suit. Pull-on your boots. Hook up your harness. Then make your way up the south face of one of the most striking buildings in London’s skyline. Leading the way will be one of our friendly climb guides. They know all sorts of interesting facts about The O2, from its unique architecture to its famous visitors. So feel free to ask questions as you climb.
At the summit, you’ll be standing 52 meters above the legendary arena, with 360-degree views across this historic part of London beside the River Thames.
Ready to experience something out of the ordinary?
Head of Attractions
The O2, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0DX
0208 463 2685
Venture Oxford can help you plan your itineraries in Oxford, the Cotswolds and the surrounding county to ensure you experience the entire magnificent city and fantastic attractions offer.
Itineraries include Downton Abbey Tours, visiting Blenheim Palace and the grave of Sir Winston Churchill, shopping at the exclusive designer label outlet at Bicester Village.
Designing unique and cultural itineraries with over 40 years' experience Venture Oxford can ensure that your visit to Oxfordshire is truly breath-taking. Our sister company Percy's Travel, we can offer the one-stop solution to include bespoke itineraries and luxury transport.
+44 (0)1865 582 005
VisitBritain is the national tourism agency, a non‐departmental public body, funded by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, responsible for promoting Britain worldwide and developing its visitor economy. Our mission is to grow the value of inbound tourism to Britain working with a wide range of partners in both the UK and overseas. Through our global reach, we aim to increase visitor spend to all parts of Britain and improve Britain’s ranking in the eyes of international visitors.
Eastern USA –Tara Barnes [email protected]
Western USA - Jonathan Heasman [email protected]
Visit Devon CIC
Devon – why go anywhere else?
Devon is wonderfully diverse as a county, home to two national parks, five AONB's and two vibrant and cosmopolitan cities - Exeter and Plymouth. It has over 300 miles of beautiful coastline, so walking the South West Coastal Path is the perfect way to view and enjoy the stunning scenery and the beautiful beaches.
With a choice of top-quality accommodation, from scenic campsites to staying in luxury 5-star hotels. The heritage, history and culture are just waiting to be discovered. Devon’s beauty and versatility continue to delight visitors who regularly return to discover more of its hidden treasures. Devon continues to be an ideal destination for all ages, visit Devon and you’ll never want to leave!
Visit Greenwich is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Greenwich.
Visit Greenwich is the trading name of the Destination Management Company for the Royal Borough of Greenwich, a not-for-profit public/ private led partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management and development of Greenwich as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business.
We work with 150+ partners to grow and develop the visitor economy and to ensure that Greenwich is recognised as the best destination for culture, heritage and entertainment in the UK.
We provide expertise and a range of services including marketing, PR, training, research and intelligence, travel trade, visitor information services and networking opportunities.
Head of Business Development
1st Floor, Ravensbourne University London,
Visit Kent is a public and private sector partnership dedicated to marketing Kent, featuring some of the country’s most iconic and stunning heritage, landscapes and coastline. Our travel trade team offers extensive support to the trade, including themed sample itineraries, Kent group packages and access to tourism contacts throughout the county.
Our partners include Leeds Castle, English Heritage, Canterbury, Dover, Medway, Rochester and Tunbridge Wells, along with a number of key destinations, attractions, transport and accommodation providers.
+44 (0)1227 812 910
Visit Wales is the Welsh Government’s tourism team. We offer product ideas, itineraries, contacts and images.
Wales is a green, scenic country that is easy to tour around and is anything but flat! 2 languages are spoken – English and Welsh (the oldest living language in Europe) and all the signs are bilingual, giving Wales unique sense of place. There’s 1400km / 871 miles of splendid coastline, 3 national parks and 5 areas of outstanding natural beauty and Cardiff, the capital city of Wales is only 2 hours from London.
Visit Wales works with the wider visitor economy: public sector organisations, private sector bodies and individuals involved in tourism from accommodation, events and experience providers to local authorities, natural and cultural organisations, transport bodies and many others.
Director of Marketing, North America
Leading UK DMC Wedgewood Britain specialises in providing creative and dynamic programs in London and throughout Britain & Ireland for incoming corporate incentive, conference and special interest groups. Our experienced, passionate, multi-lingual destination-specialists are committed to ensuring you receive a first-class service from initial enquiry through to the successful implementation and operation of your program. Our destinations offer a huge variety of experiences to capture the imagination ...and with our excellent contacts and supplier relationships Wedgewood Britain is able to offer privileged access to exclusive venues, where we can create a theme or ambience to suit your needs. We aim to inspire!
LONDON is still arguably the most vibrant city in the world and the landscape is continually evolving.
SCOTLAND & IRELAND offer an array of excellent opportunities for incentive programmes... warm hospitality, the post-card cities of Dublin and Edinburgh, beautiful lakes, mountain and coastal scenery, world-class golfing, escapes to a private castle ...as well as kilts and whisky!
A world-class sporting occasion or event in the English social calendar can also add a special touch to any VIP programme, such as Royal Ascot, Henley Royal Regatta, The Goodwood Festival of Speed or the Queens Cup Polo – to name a few.
71-75 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JQ
+ 44 (0) 7885 10 11 30