Colletts Travel opens up luxury offering to the trade

London-based Colletts Travel, part of Global Travel Collection UK, will expand its luxury tour operation division next month to offer packages to other agents under the brand Colletts Collection.

Originally designed to service Colletts Travel’s luxury clients, Colletts Collection will launch its inaugural B2B offering 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 be available to the whole Internova Travel Group, showcasing itineraries to 65,000 travel advisors across the globe.

In phase three, Colletts Collection will expand to other, selected luxury agencies and consortia in the UK market, by late summer.

Roy Collett (pictured left), founder and brand ambassador for Colletts Travel, said: “Colletts Collection is a product of the decades of expertise within the global luxury travel market.

“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.”

He will lead the new division along with Colletts Travel managing director Neil Robinson (pictured right), based at the agency’s headquarters in Hendon, London.

The Colletts team offers services including private jets, yacht charters and tailored concierge products.

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Collett said the move to a B2B tour operation is a “natural evolution” for the business which has been tailoring luxury itineraries for its own clients for more than 35 years.

“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,” he said.

Jason Oshiokpekhai, managing director of Global Travel Collection in the UK, said the launch of Colletts Collection as a B2B tour operator takes advantage of the increasing demand for exclusive and experiential travel.

He added: “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.

“Our network of advisors needs quality product for their clients.

“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.”

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