NI Agents Join Travel Department UK’s Second UK Agent Fam Trip

Travel Department UK, are hosting their second UK agent FAM trip this month with four agents from Oasis Travel joining a guest tour to Sorrento visiting Capri, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast

Travel Department UK, are hosting their second UK agent FAM trip this month with four agents from Oasis Travel joining a guest tour to Sorrento visiting Capri, Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast.

Last month four agents from Barrhead Travel Holidays travelled to Italy’s Tuscany region, to experience one of Travel Department’s most popular tours. The group joined a scheduled holiday tour, meeting both guests and guides, as they visited Sienna, San Gimignano, Florence and Lucca, and enjoyed a wine tasting experience near Montecatini.

Stephen Mills, UK General Manager for Travel Department UK: “We partner with leading travel agents to offer exceptional holidays with incredible value from our departure points. Hosting our second agent FAM in 3 months demonstrates our
investment and belief in the sector, and how valuable our travel agent partners have become. 2023 was a stepping stone for us, but with agent sales beating all expectations and 2024 sales being significantly up on last year, we are looking to strategically expand with the right partners. Our agent partners have an exceptional product, pricing and destinations available from our departure points, including Dublin in pound sterling.”

The company is a leader in guided group holidays and escorted tours since it was founded almost 30 years ago in Ireland, and following further investment it expanded its UK distribution network in 2023 with travel agents now able to sell Travel Department holidays.

2025 TRADE LAUNCH

Travel Department UK launches its biggest ever offering for its 2025 launch this month, with new destinations and exceptional agent incentives, travel vouchers and prizes, as well as competitions to join future FAMs all available to their UK travel agent partners.

Departures are available from London, Scotland, as well as Belfast in Northern Ireland, and from Dublin in pound sterling.

UK agents are already selling 2025 Travel Department holidays, which has only had a soft launch, and represent over 35% of Travel Department UK’s forward bookings.

Travel Department works with its agent partners to create bespoke overbranded direct mail campaigns, social media content, and offers meaning agent’s own marketing work is made easier, according to Stephen Mills.

Travel Department escorted tours and guided holidays include river cruises, solo holidays, exotic long-haul trips, and city and short breaks to 160 destinations across the world.

Everything is included in a Travel Department package; flights, transfers, accommodation and expert-led tours with local guides, supporting a stress-free travel proposition.

Travel Department has been recognised for its service delivery and overall offering and won the publicly voted 2022 and 2023 British Travel Awards for Guided Tours, and the 2023 Irish Independent Reader Travel Award for Best Travel Agent/Tour Operator.

This is also supported by a very strong Trustpilot score of 4.7 for holidays.

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