New Members Welcome | February 2024

We are delighted to welcome a fantastic range of new members from all corners of the UK who have joined us in the last month. From tour operators, transport providers, attractions to unique service providers, there are plenty of opportunities for collaboration. Find out more about these exciting businesses below.

Blastness LogoBlastness is a technology company in the hospitality industry, which offers accommodation providers a variety of technologies (including booking engine, CRS, channel manager), revenue management system and consultancy, market intelligence tools and digital marketing solutions. The technology is built in house and interconnected to each other to give full control of the property from one platform.

Bodleian LibrariesThe Bodleian Library dates back to 1488, with the library, as it stands today, opening in 1602 by Sir Thomas Bodley. In its reading rooms generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages, amongst them monarchs, Nobel Prize winners, British Prime Ministers and writers including Oscar Wilde, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien. They offer guided tours of the Old Bodleian Library, walking tours of the city of Oxford in partnership with the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides, and entry into the oldest teaching room in the University of Oxford: the Divinity School.

Chien Yuen (200 x 130 px)Chien Yuen is a tour operator based in UK, serving the Chinese, Madarin and Cantonese speakers. They provide high-value tour services including the Scotland Highlands, Shetland, Northern Ireland, England as well as full UK inbound tour. The services offered cater for individuals, customised group tours and studying tours.

Fulham FCVisit the historic Craven Cottage, home of Fulham Football Club, the oldest professional football club in London and 2021/22 Champions of the EFL Championship. Proudly sat on the banks of the River Thames, Craven Cottage featured in the 2022/23 Premier League season and the fully guided tour can be delivered in English, Spanish or Portuguese. Whilst the stunning new Riverside development, Fulham Pier, continues to take shape, a Cottage Tour takes visitors into the heart of London’s original football club where they can experience the 1905 Johnny Haynes Stand, Craven Cottage, players’ changing rooms, tunnel, media room and pitchside.

Criterion Hospitality (1)Criterion Hospitality is a rapidly growing family with big plans and an even bigger imagination. They do the basics well and have a passion to create cutting-edge stay and living spaces. Zedwell Piccadilly, Zedwell Tottenham Court Road, Zedwell Greenwich, Hotel Indigo Leicester Square, Victory House and Assembly, with more openings planned in 2024/5. Forward thinkers who dare to dream and strive to create unique, unforgettable experiences. London is at the heart of everything they’re about. Criterion Hospitality live and breathe their incredible city and excited to welcome the guests to it.

Holidays Carnival EuropeHolidays Carnival are a DMC with their head office in London, but also cover Europe. They provide: arrival assistance, airport transfers, car, van & coach services, special interest tours, sightseeing tours, mountain excursions, luxury & deluxe tours, hotels from 3*-5*, apartments, guide services, sports & recreational activities, private venues, gala dinner, team building activities and more.

Lloyd Webber Theatres (LW Theatres) operates six of the most prestigious theatres in the world, including the iconic London Palladium and the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Owned by Andrew Lloyd Webber, all profits from the business are reinvested into the theatres for their ongoing conservation and development. The venues also include His Majesty’s Theatre (home of Phantom of the Opera), The Cambridge Theatre, the Gillian Lynne Theatre, and the Adelphi Theatre (co-owned with Nederlander International Limited), which host some of the world’s best musicals and plays, concerts, spoken word and comedy events.

Parkdean ResortsParkdean Resorts holiday parks are located in some of the most beautiful areas of the UK coastline and countryside, and offer an enviable choice of locations for a Great British holiday – whether it’s a long break or a short stay. Their wide range of high-quality, value for money accommodation options include lodges, caravans, glamping, or touring and camping means there’s an option for everyone across their 33,000 pitches. The company is a recipient of three gold 2023 British Travel Awards for Best Company for UK Family Holiday, UK Parks & Lodges Holidays and UK Short Breaks.

Real TransfersREAL Transfers delivers high quality service, specialising in luxury cars to or from all London airports. They also offer private car and luxury transfers to and from all UK cruise terminals. In addition, Real Transfers provide a wide range of ground transportation solutions, including ‘As Directed’ services to major sporting events.

Silverstone MuseumSilverstone Museum is located trackside at the world famous Silverstone Circuit and is the ultimate destination for any motorsport fan. The attraction celebrates the past, present and future of Silverstone and British motor racing. With plenty of exhibits to give visitors the opportunity to try operating a wind tunnel, taking part in a pit stop or climbing into a replica Grand Prix car, there’s plenty to do for everyone. In addition to the hands-on fun, the museum features some of the most iconic cars and bikes that have played a part in the 70-year history of Silverstone.

Strawberry FieldStrawberry Field is the world-famous site immortalised by John Lennon in The Beatles hit, Strawberry Fields Forever – home to an interactive visitor exhibition, shop, gardens and café. The exhibition is the home to John Lennon’s Steinway piano on which he created Imagine. It has been loaned to Strawberry Field with the kind permission of the George Michael estate. Previously a Salvation Army children’s home, where John came to play as a child, welcomes visitors to enjoy the experience and support the Steps To Work program helping vulnerable young adults in the local community.

TopviewTop View is a market-leading operator of open top sightseeing tours in London and New York, with a mission to provide excellent value, consumer satisfaction and hugely beneficial partnership opportunities to the UK travel trade network.