Preferred Tour operators

Tour Operators

Brochure holidays
Like a traditional high street travel agent, we can book holidays from any brochure or website with any tour operator. So if you have a brochure at home, just give us a call and we'll liaise with them to get the best deal. Plus in most cases you’ll probably get FREE VIP lounge access too.

Preferred partners
We're very selective about who we choose as preferred travel partners. We like to deal with privately owned tour operators and companies that share our passion for service and individuality. We appreciate being able to pick up the phone to the owners and directors of these organisations - companies like the awarding-winning Expressions and Caribtours, or adventure companies like Exodus.

All the big names

We also book holidays through all the biggest names in travel such as Thomson, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, First Choice, Cosmos and more.

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Below is a list of just some of the tour operators that we work with

  • Airtours Holidays

    Airtours Holidays

    Airtours Holidays are one of the biggest tour operators in the UK, providing holidays for around four million customers each year. Their primary focus is family package holidays, however they are innovative in their approach and are constantly developing their holidays to adapt to changing customer demands.

  • Anatolian Sky

    Anatolian Sky

    Anatolian Sky specialise in holidays to Turkey and Northern Cyprus. Travellers can benefit from their professional experience, friendly service and attention to detail. The resorts offered are new small and friendly boutique hotels and apartments which are regularly checked by the managing director himself.

  • Australian Pacific Touring

    Australian Pacific Touring

    Celebrating 80 years of operation last year, Australian Pacific Touring offers one of the largest collections of escorted touring experiences. For many of APT’s guests a trip to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Alaska is a once in a lifetime experience and every aspect of their collection of tours reflects this. Key to APT’s success is their dedicated guides, drivers and tour directors who provide an informative insight into each region.

  • BAC Sport

    BAC Sport

    BAC Sport is one of the most experienced specialist sports tour operators in the UK, with unrivalled expertise in arranging tours to the world’s major sporting events. Providing tailor-made packages for both the individual and the corporate groups. BAC Sport has been appointed by various FIFA and UEFA sponsors to look after their travel at major football tournaments since France ’98, including Hyundai UK, Toshiba and Nationwide to name a few.

  • Balkan Holidays

    Balkan Holidays

    Balkan Holidays is an independent tour operator with 43 years experience specialising in holidays to the Balkan region, including Bulgaria, Croatia and Slovenia. Their aim is to provide the widest choice of holidays, ranging from all inclusive beach holidays to ski breaks, whilst offering the best possible value for money.

  • Beachcomber


    Beachcomber specialises in an area that spans the islands of Mauritius and the Seychelles and across to the Arabic Emirates and Oman. So why should you choose to travel with Beachcomber? For a start, they are not a worldwide travel company. They have purposely chosen to focus only in a highly defined area, where their in-depth local knowledge and expertise is unmatched. And, as they are also luxury hotel owners and operators in Mauritius and the Seychelles, you can be sure that every property we recommend to you has met exacting standards of quality and service.

  • Cadogan Holidays

    Cadogan Holidays

    Cadogan Holidays is a leading independent tour operator, specialising in tailor-made luxury holidays around the Mediterranean, North Africa, the Canary Islands and beyond to Madeira and the Cape Verde Islands. Cadogan provides TravelMail Gold members with a completely flexible service, when arranging your perfect itinerary. Whether you wish to combine destinations, choose your duration of stay, book accommodation only or travel from your local airport, anything is possible. Above all, with 55 years’ experience, Cadogan offers expert advice at exceptional value for money, without ever compromising on quality.

  • Caribtours


    Whether you are looking for lazy luxury on the beach, a chic shack in the hills or maybe a glitzy villa on the golf course our team here at Travel Mail Gold will be pleased to find you the perfect Caribbean escape through our preferred tour operator – Caribtours. Caribtours has specialised in the Caribbean and nothing else for 29 years – in our opinion, no one does it better.

  • Club Med

    Club Med

    With over 80 Villages across 5 continents, Club Med’s concept is to provide a high quality, friendly & multi-cultural all-inclusive holidays. On offer are 5 styles of holiday so that you can choose the Club Med Village that best suits your expectations and flexible dining options means that you can spend the day at your own pace.

  • Cosmos


    Cosmos is the UK's largest independent tour operator with over 40 years experience. As one of the most established names in travel, Cosmos now provide holidays to over 35 destinations worldwide and take pride on the traditional values that allow the company to continue to offer high quality holidays and services.

  • Eurostar


    High speed rail has arrived at St Pancras International. All Eurostar services now operate to and from St Pancras International, the new central London home of Eurostar.

    They said a fond farewell to Waterloo International on 13 November 2007, 13 years and 81,891,738 travellers since Eurostar’s maiden voyage in 1994.

    The move to St Pancras International heralds a revolution in travel between the UK and Continental Europe. St Pancras International, in the heart of London, offers better connections throughout the UK and will be home to a faster Eurostar. What’s more, from now on all Eurostar journeys are carbon neutral – at no extra cost to you.

    Reduced journey times:  Eurostar journeys are at least 20 minutes faster from St Pancras International, on the UK’s first high-speed line. 

    St Pancras International will have far better connections to London and the UK, with six Underground lines serving St Pancras International and five train operators serving St Pancras, King’s Cross and nearby Euston.

    St Pancras International is located in central London (Zone 1), so travellers will be within easy reach of the City, West End and Canary Wharf – with, for example, just three stops on the tube to Moorgate or Covent Garden.

    St Pancras International is a magnificent new central London station – a destination in itself with quality shops, top bars and restaurants.

    In 2008, there will be even more Eurostar services to and from St Pancras International. 

  • Exodus


    Specialists in adventure, walking, trekking, cycling, wildlife holidays and winter activities, you have the option to travel in a small group with like-minded people, or, on selected departure dates, on an Independent Trip with a couple of friends. For families, Exodus offers 40 different active and adventurous trips that all the family can enjoy together, making it simple to share new experiences. Exodus insists on low impact tourism and in recognition of this, were awarded the coveted title of ‘Most Environmentally Responsible Travel Company’ at the British Travel Awards 2006

  • Expressions Holidays

    Expressions Holidays

    Expressions Holidays is an independent tour operator, providing tailor-made hotel holidays worldwide. Specialist programmes include France, Italy, Caribbean, and Indian Ocean, as well as New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. Italian Expressions offers over 150 personally selected, top quality hotels throughout Italy. These hotels include the very best, but also some less sophisticated but very charming ones. Expressions know Italy and are adept at putting together all sorts of holidays from short break special occasions to multi-centre touring holidays. With a team who has each travelled extensively, you can trust recommendations from Expressions.

  • First Choice

    First Choice

    First Choice is one of the most successful travel companies in Europe acting as a travel agent, tour operator and an airline. They offer a vast range of sun and snow holidays in popular destinations. The airline, First Choice Airways, operates from many UK regional airports and flies to a wide range of worldwide destinations, including the Caribbean, Goa and Florida.

  • G.A.P. Adventures

    G.A.P. Adventures

    G.A.P is a world leader in the adventure travel industry offering small group adventures on all seven continents and beyond to more than 70,000 global travellers annually. The award-winning trips, which focus on culture, nature and active travel, are ideal for those with a sense of adventure - people who want to leave the beaten path and authentically engage themselves in a local culture or environment to experience the real world in a sustainable manner.

  • Globespan Holidays

    Globespan Holidays

    The Globespan Group has been operating for over 30 years, predominantly as a tour operator offering services to Canada. In 2002, Flyglobespan was founded as the company’s own budget airline. This now operates flights to 26 destinations worldwide from many UK airports. In addition to flights, the group also offer accommodation packages to various destinations.

  • Goldtrail Holidays

    Goldtrail Holidays

    Established in 1996, Goldtrail Holidays specialise in travel to Turkey and is now the largest independent tour operator to the country. Their wealth of knowledge and exclusive properties in various destinations within Turkey allow them to offer exceptionally cheap holidays with a high level of service. In addition to Turkey, they also operate flights to Majorca and Tenerife.

  • Harlequin


    Established over 25 years ago, Harlequin Holidays offer luxury, boutique and tailor-made holidays throughout the Caribbean and Europe. From family resorts to romantic hideaway retreats or from luxury spa hotels to boutique hotels, Harlequin have the perfect holiday. As a Caribbean specialist Harlequin provide holiday options to Caribbean favorites such as St Lucia, Antigua and Barbados as well as many of the smaller and less visited islands. Visit islands such as Bequia, Aruba, St Eustatius and Dominica and discover the hidden wonders of the Caribbean.

  • Hayes & Jarvis

    Hayes & Jarvis

    Hayes & Jarvis have gradually built up their portfolio of holiday destinations since establishing in 1952. They have now become a leading name in the specialist long haul travel market and offer fully flexible and great value holidays to over 50 worldwide destinations. Their innovative approach has also led them to provide touring itineraries through exciting destinations such as China and Tibet.

  • Hurtigruten


    From the magnificent fjords of Norway to the awesome ice-filled bays of Antartica, Hurtigruten is renowned for its comprehensive collection of voyages to remote beautiful and dramatic coastlines, from the far north to the distant south. With over 120 years of maritime experience and a fleet of fifteen intimate and comfortable ships, these voyages go beyond the traditional cruise, allowing closer encountres with environments, wildlife and people along shorelines near and far.

  • Inghams


    Inghams Ski & Snowboard range has a wide selection of the very best ski resorts across Europe, North America and Japan. Four new resorts have just been added to the range: St Johann in Austria, Les Houches in France, Furano in Japan and Baqueira-Beret in Spain. A variety of holiday options and durations provide something for every skier and snowboarder, whether it is a 3-5 night short break or a week or two in your favourite resort. There are a variety of accommodation options from comfortable to luxury to suit singles, couples and groups alike.

  • Jewel in the Crown Holidays

    Jewel in the Crown Holidays

    Jewel in the Crown Holidays is a small independent tour operator that focuses on travel to Goa, Turkey and more recently, the Red Sea Riviera. They mainly work with the smaller family-run hotels and apartments in these destinations in order to achieve the best value for money. Founded in 1983, their dedicated team travel to their featured destinations so they can gain first hand experience and local knowledge of all of the resorts.

  • JMC


    The JMC brand is part of Thomas Cook Holidays. The company was established with the grouping of the tour operators that were bought by Thomas Cook Holidays. Among those grouped under the JMC Holidays name were Sunworld, Flying Colours and Caledonian Airways.

  • Kosmar Holidays

    Kosmar Holidays

    Founded in 1982 as an independent operator, Kosmar Holidays offer holidays to Greece, Turkey, Cyprus and Egypt. In Greece alone, they have an impressive portfolio of over 80 resorts, each offering a different holiday experience ranging from unspoilt idyllic locations to more lively resorts.

  • Kuoni


    Kuoni offer over 95 destinations and 20 specialist types of holidays across the world.

  • Libra Holidays

    Libra Holidays

    Libra Holidays are independent Tour Operators that specialise in travel to Greece, Cyprus, Turkey and Egypt. Quality of service and value for money are their main focus. In each of the destinations in which it operates, Libra promise a warm welcome from fully trained and carefully selected team of representatives whose knowledge of the destination allows them to answer any questions that travellers may have regarding the resort and local facilities.

  • Manos Holidays

    Manos Holidays

    Manos Holidays has over 30 years experience with organising carefree and relaxing holidays by providing honest descriptions of the destinations and accommodations. Keen to help travellers discover new places, Manos Holidays promote hand picked ‘off the beaten track’ locations in destinations such as Greece, Cyprus and the Indian Ocean. Their highly trained employees ensure each holiday goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

  • MyTravel


    MyTravel is a major UK travel company and can cater for any type of travel requirement, including package holidays, flights and ski and city breaks. As one of the biggest and most established travel companies in the UK, they offer holidays to hundreds of destinations from over 20 UK airports.

  • Odyssey Worldwide

    Odyssey Worldwide

    Odyssey Worldwide is brought to you by the same company as Olympic Holidays. Odyssey have developed their range to include a number of exotic locations including The Red Sea, Goa, Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, Gambia, Dubai, and the Maldives with their featured accommodation ranging from simple lodgings to luxurious 5 star resorts.

  • Olympic Holidays

    Olympic Holidays

    Olympic Holidays is a name known and trusted throughout the UK for 40 years. Established in the 1960’s as specialists in holidays to Greece, their key focus areas are quality, service and value. Although Olympic Holidays remain leading specialists in holidays to Greece and Cyprus, they have expanded their operations to include a vast selection of other destinations including Goa, Turkey, Mexico, Gambia and The Dominican Republic and also flights from many UK airports.

  • Panorama


    Panorama have over 50 years experience in the travel industry, specialising in North Africa holidays in Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt and also to the sunshine hotspot of the Canary Island. Their highly trained and knowledgeable members of staff ensure the best quality holidays through their careful planning and attention to detail.

  • Seasons in Style

    Seasons in Style

    The Seasons in Style portfolio assembles the finest properties in the world in one neat package. Every property featured has been thoroughly tried and tested. From great locations to rooms worth sleeping in, from superb leisure facilties to stellar service, every hotel has been handpicked and offers something out the extraordinary.
    Whether you’re dreaming of an island escape or a chic chalet in the snow, an urban retreat or a secret safari lodge Seasons in Style can find the place that your are dreaming about.

  • Somak Holidays

    Somak Holidays

    As an independent, family run establishment, the Somak Holidays philosophy is to supply excellent quality holidays at the best possible prices. Committed to regularly inspecting their hotels and airlines and testing new itineraries, they offer inspiring holidays in beautiful and exotic locations such as Africa, India and the Far East and can book anything from a beach break to a safari holiday.

  • Sovereign


    Sovereign Holidays say that when it comes to Mediterranean holidays "nothing and no one else comes close". They offer the best 4 and 5 star holidays to luxurious destinations in Europe and worldwide, designed to provide you with more freedom and choice. Popular with families and honeymooning couples alike, their staff have a wealth of local knowledge and are on hand in each destination to offer a concierge service to guests.

  • The Gambia Experience

    The Gambia Experience

    The Gambia Experience is a specialist tour operator with 20 years experience operating holidays to various locations in Gambia. They employ knowledgeable Gambia travel experts in both the UK and in Gambia who can organise special interest excursions and book travel to a variety of accommodation, from lodges to deluxe villas.

  • The Private Travel Company

    The Private Travel Company

    The Private Travel Company, arranges bespoke luxury holidays to some of the most amazing locations in the Indian Ocean and Middle East. Offering you fabulous holidays staying at some of the world’s most luxurious hotels and resorts you can expect the highest levels of personal service and that every little detail will be taken care of – leaving you to relax and look forward to the perfect holiday.

  • Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook

    Thomas Cook began his international travel company in 1841 with a successful one-day rail excursion at a shilling a head. Today, Thomas Cook Holidays is one of the most successful tour operators and established brands in the UK. They offer almost any type of travel from family package holidays and short city breaks to cruises and faraway, exotic destinations.

  • Thomson


    We work very closely with Thomson holidays, one of the UK's leading tour operators. Thomson have access to over 65,000 hotels, apartments and villas to choose from in over 100 destinations.

  • Travel Indochina

    Travel Indochina

    Travel Indochina is an Asia specialist tour operator with 15 years of experience in the region. We design our Small Group Journeys and tailor-made itineraries to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, India and China & Tibet for people with a passion for the total experience of Asia - the cuisine, landscapes, history, culture and people. Our Small Group Journeys operate with a maximum of 15 travellers, providing a personal experience with like-minded people of different ages and backgrounds.

  • TUI Travel

    TUI Travel

    TUI Travel consists of over 80 tour operators in countries all over Europe, and has around 155 aircraft. In addition they also have a number of airlines, Cruise ships, retail stores, and container ships. There are more new destinations opening up to TUI customers with each new acquisition and the possibilities are becoming increasingly widespread and exciting.

  • Virgin Holidays

    Virgin Holidays

    Since establishing in 1985 under the guidance of Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Holidays has gone from strength to strength. It has become the largest and most successful transatlantic tour operator and offers travel to a variety of exotic destinations all over the world including South Africa, the Indian Ocean, Australasia and the Caribbean.

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