New Members’ Welcome | May 2019

We are delighted to welcome 13 new members who have joined us in recent weeks! We look forward to hearing all your exciting news and updates in the coming months, and hope to see you at one of our many events soon!

The Bombay Sapphire Distillery is based at Laverstoke Mill near Whitchurch in Hampshire, and sits in a leafy conservation area astride the River Test just 60 miles from London and 15 miles from Winchester. The site dates back to 900 AD; but most notably it was a Georgian and Victorian paper mill which produced all the bank notes for the Bank of England and the British Empire. Not only does the Bombay Sapphire Distillery produce all the world’s Bombay Sapphire gin, but it offers a range of experiences; from self-guided and hosted experiences to bespoke events and interactive cocktail masterclasses, there is something to suit every group.

OTT is an innovative and essential B2B global product training and marketing channel for the travel industry. First to market globally, OTT has already attracted 165,000 global travel agents and tour operators to engage online in 15 languages and in 23 geolocated countries. Companies such as Visit York, British Airways and Palladium Hotels are among our valued clients. They market their brands on OTT to communicate with the ‘hard to reach’ homeworkers, who sell their brands to consumers. Together our members have clocked up over 2million ‘brand watch minutes’ in 2018.

West Coast Motors owns a host of brands across Scotline. This includes West Coast Tours, City Sightseeing Glasgow and Scotline Tours. West Coast Tours offers seasonal day trips from Oban to the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa. City Sightseeing Glasgow is a hop-on hop-off tour of the city, it’s a VS five star attraction serving Glasgow’s leading attractions. The tours operate all year round and bespoke tours are available. Scotline Tours offer daily tours from Glasgow and Edinburgh to Loch Ness with bespoke tours also available. Coach hire is also available.

At Ristorante Granaio we make traditional and regional Italian cuisine one of our core values. To do this, we looked at the world’s larges cooking experts: grandmothers! Because when it comes to food and choices at the dinner table, we prefer the classic recipes of a tradition rich in history and taste: those of grandmother. The perfect menu? It always includes lasagna, risotto, the Parmigiana and meat dishes, adapted in all regions, to represent the model of Grandma’s kitchen. Our mission is to make you feel right at home and invoke memories and flavours.

Holidays Carnival are a DMC with our Head Office in London but also covering Europe. They provide arrival assistance, airport transfers, car, van and coach services, special interest tours, sightseeing tours, mountain excursions, luxury and deluxe tours, hotels from 3* – 5*, apartments, guide services, sports and recreational activities, private venues, gala dinners, team building activities. Tour managers are available on request.

Visit Isle of Wight is a BID funded not-for-profit company, dedicated to showcasing the Isle of Wight to the UK mainland and overseas audiences. We work in partnership with VisitEngland, VisitBritain, Tourism South East and other tourism bodies to promote our stunning beaches and countryside, attractions and activities, accommodation, inns, cafes and restaurants, and rich cultural heritage. Our organisation consists of over 1,200 companies, including the ferry operators, the local bus company, rail operator and tourism providers working together to collectively promote our island.

Located within an easy stroll of Winchester City Centre, The Winchester Hotel & Spa is a privately owned and operated 4 star hotel offering 96 well appointed bedrooms and suites, superb conference and banqueting facilities, brasserie restaurant, bar, outside dining terrace (weather permitting), health club and spa including well equipped gym, small indoor resistance pool, sauna, steam room and luxury treatment rooms in which to enjoy a wide choice of relaxing spa treatments. There is on site car parking (chargeable) subject to availability and the Council operated car park adjacent to the hotel offers coach parking facilities.

Hovertravel provides the fastest Isle of Wight ferry route across the Solent and is the world’s only year round passenger hovercraft service. Our fully accessible 78 seater passenger ferry service takes you directly to the shore at Southsea or Ryde in just 10 minutes, flying across the water. Easy travel connections are available with our Hoverbus around Portsmouth, bus and train connections across the UK and at Ryde, and car parks at both terminals. We also offer private hire with customised itineraries for corporate awaydays, charters, weddings or filming opportunities for your full hovercraft experience.

Travel Connection is a specialist Sport DMC based in London, Paris and Barcelona. All offices provide match ticket inclusive packages to the international trade for top world class football clubs. Today, we offer a comprehensive range of clubs including Arsenal FC, Manchester United, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Paris SG and most events at Wembley Stadium including the famous FA Cup Final. Our online football booking system is easy to use and accessible to travel agents. With your own log in codes, go online and make your bookings. Confirmations and invoices will follow immediately.

Jockey Club Racecourses have 15 racecourses throughout the UK including Epsom Downs, Cheltenham and Aintree. We host some fantastic events throughout the year including; Racing with live music concerts, family days, Ladies’ Days and large Racing Festivals (Cheltenham Festival, Grand National & Epsom Derby). We also cover Discover Newmarket Tours, which include some fantastic guided visits to areas including the National Stud, World Famous Training Gallops and National Heritage Centre. For all events we offer group discounts for tickets and have exclusive upgrade packages available to include a private bar, seating area and lunch.

Bristol Airport is the major international gateway to the South West of the UK. Serving 8.6m passengers in 2018, Bristol is the UK’s fifth busiest airport outside London and is conveniently located for visitors to the World Heritage City of Bath, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, the Cotswolds, South Wales and the city of Bristol itself. More than 120 direct routes are available, with multiple daily services to major international hubs such as Amsterdam providing access to onward connections across the globe. Airlines operating at Bristol include easyJet, Ryanair, KLM and Aer Lingus.

Dalata Hotel Group – Clayton Hotels, Maldron Hotels & Partners offering a choice of 3* and 4* hotels with over 7730 rooms across Ireland & the UK including Belfast, Derry, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle & Leeds. Currently building additional new hotels in Bristol, Manchester City, Birmingham City, Glasgow & Dublin. Suitable for FIT, Group, Conference & Incentives.

Lake District Country HotelsLake District Country Hotels is a collection of three beautiful 4-star country house hotels, situated in the heart of the Lake District. Set in acres of landscaped gardens and secluded woodlands and with stunning views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding Lakeland Fells, our hotels offer the best in Lake District scenery along with the ultimate in relaxation and indulgence. Our hotels offer stylish and spacious accommodation where you can truly unwind and relax. Crisp linen and comfy beds, deep baths and aromatic toiletries, cosy lounges and delicious menus prepared from the very best seasonal and locally sourced produce.