COLLETTS TRAVEL TO INTRODUCE LUXURY B2B TOUR OPERATOR DIVISION
London, July 21, 2021 – London-based Colletts Travel, part of Global Travel Collection UK, will expand its luxury tour operation division next month to offer curated packages at the high end of the luxury leisure travel market to other agencies under the name Colletts Collection.
Originally designed to service Colletts Travel’s discerning clientele, Colletts Collection will launch its inaugural B2B offering first as an in-house operation for the Global Travel Collection family of brands in the UK and US markets. In its second phase, the division will launch to the entire Internova Travel Group, providing a platform to showcase itineraries to 62,000 travel advisors across the globe.
In phase three, Colletts Collection will expand its reach to other select luxury agencies and consortia groups within the UK market, with an expected timeline of late summer 2021.
Luxury travel is no longer about simply travelling in style or staying at premium hotels. Experience, authenticity and hyper-personalisation are the three key ingredients to successfully attract a discerning clientele.
-Jason Oshiokpekhai, Managing Director, Global Travel Collection UK
“Colletts Collection is a product of the decades of expertise within the global luxury travel market,” said Roy Collett, founder and current brand ambassador of Colletts Travel. “Our clients come to us for unrivalled service, attention to detail and the most exclusive escapes available. We’re excited to extend that offering beyond Colletts Travel and share some of our most acclaimed itineraries with luxury experts across the travel industry.”
Roy Collett and Colletts Travel Managing Director Neil Robinson will lead the new division from the agency’s headquarters in Hendon, London. The Colletts team have more than 100 years of experience in the luxury travel sector and distinguished expertise in luxury services, including private jets and yacht charters, unique destination experiences and bespoke concierge services.
Collett said the move to B2B tour operation is a natural evolution for the business which has been creating bespoke luxury itineraries for its own clients for over 35 years. “Our products, quite simply, are best-in-class,” Collett said. “The relationships we have with destination partners gives our clients unfiltered access to some of the most sought-after experiences in destinations all across the world, and now we’re able to bring that exceptional value and unrivalled earning opportunity to other luxury agents.”
Managing Director of Global Travel Collection in the UK, Jason Oshiokpekhai, said he expected the launch of Colletts Collection as a B2B tour operator would disrupt the luxury travel market and take advantage of the increasing demand for exclusive and experiential travel.
“Luxury travel is no longer about simply travelling in style or staying at premium hotels,” Oshiokpekhai said. “Experience, authenticity and hyper-personalisation are the three key ingredients to successfully attract a discerning clientele.”
Colletts Collection’s appeal to agents and their clients will be their ability to get to the heart of a destination and offer those money-can’t-buy experiences that transform a great trip into an unforgettable one.
Oshiokpekhai continued: “Our network of advisors need quality product for their clients; they need access to itineraries that surprise and delight. Just as the pandemic will bring clients back to advisors they trust, the advisors, in turn, need tour operators who they know can deliver on every single itinerary. We are confident that Colletts Collection will quickly become one of the UK’s most respected luxury tour operators.”
Colletts Collection are now taking enquiries from interested agencies and travel groups who would like to explore a future relationship. For more information, visit https://collettstravel.com/colletts-collection/
About Global Travel Collection
Global Travel Collection (GTC) is the world’s largest collection of international luxury travel agencies, including the well-established networks of Protravel International, Tzell Travel Group, and Colletts Travel, as well as Andrew Harper, In the Know Experiences, All Star Travel Group and R. Crusoe & Son. GTC advisors and agencies are industry leaders in providing premium travel services to leisure travelers, corporate executives and the entertainment industry. The combined global reach and leverage translates into value, recognition, and preferential treatment for its world travelers.