Monday, 10 July 2017

Great British Trips become part of the Cashel Travel family.


Cashel Travel DMC UK & Ireland - Great British Trips Logos
Cashel Travel DMC UK & Ireland - Great British Trips

Cashel Travel this week purchased the Manchester based Great British Trips.

Great British Trips specialise in self-guided holidays and independent travel in the UK and in Ireland under Great Irish Trips. They are a family run, privately owned tour operator just like Cashel Travel. Founded by Ruth and Andrew Lancey in 2010, Great British Trips is a highly innovative tour operator specialising in the B2C market as well as offering services for FIT’s and ad hoc group tours for tour operators.

Since the purchase of Great British Trips it has been operating under the Cashel Travel banner and will continue to trade as normal. The addition of highly experienced staff in Manchester strengthens Cashel Travels position to deliver a better range of services across the UK & Ireland to their many clients.

Cashel Travel is having its best year ever on the back of an exceptionally strong marketing and sales drive over the last few years. It employs over 30 staff in its Edinburgh office and the purchase of Great British Trips will add a further 5. Cashel Travel is projecting a turnover this year in excess of £6million.

James Aitken, Cashel Travel Managing Director said, “We believe the ethos of the two companies match perfectly and we are delighted to have everyone in Great British Trips join our very busy team. Cashel Travel is one of the largest privately owned Destination Management Companies in Britain and having an office in Manchester with such an experienced team will really strengthen our UK and Irish business. 2017 has been an exceptional year due in part to our investment in sales and technology not to mention an extremely favourable exchange rate. ”