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The current owner and three experienced travel consultants work in the business.

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Travel Agency Specialist in the arrangment of tailor made itineraries Fully bonded with both ABTA and IATA
Location Wood Green North London
Asking Price GBP 130,000
This highly successful travel agency was established by the current owner in 1979. Since that time it has grown steadily and is now regarded as the agency of choice in its locale a busy area of North London, close to main line train services and bus routes.

The business operates as a traditional high street travel agency yet has developed a niche market as a specialist in the arrangment of tailor made itineraries. Many trips are organised to Greece and Cyprus, reflecting the significant number of people from these destinations living locally. However, there is a large volume of business to all destinations, both long and short haul.

The agency specialises in providing flights, hotels, car hire, insurance and packages to all destinations. As such it is able to offer airline fares direct to the public at a level at which other travel agents find difficult to match. As well as extremely competitive fares, the cornerstone of the success of this business has been its commitment to customer service. This commitment to high quality and personal customer care has earned it a deservedly strong reputation amongst customers and suppliers alike.

Operating from a relatively low cost location, and keeping all other overheads under strict control, the business has risen to the challenge of the internet: it is often asked to quote against web prices and is almost always able to be more competitive.

The agency is fully bonded with both ABTA and IATA.

Expansion Potential
At the busiest times of the year, especially in the New Year period when most people are thinking about and planning their summer vacation arrangements, the agency often struggles to cope with transaction volumes. This is largely due to the bespoke nature of much of the business sold. With additional staff, who must be experts in their field, even more sales could be generated.

A new owner with additional investment funds available would be able to arrange even more tailor made packages. This would necessitate trips to the most popular destinations to make arrangements directly with hotel owners. This could be an almost full time commitment for a period of the year yet would bring significant benefit and additional sales.