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About Us

A small, dedicated and hard-working travel & tourism consulting firm based in the United Kingdom which also has a specialist division concentrating solely on river cruise and small ship expedition cruises.
After over 25 years working for some of Europe's largest and most well known names within the travel and tourism sector, the business was initially established in 2007 by founder Paul Cowley, and upon the appointment of Sharon Rowarth to the board, became The Travel Rep Limited in 2010.
The company hit the ground running with our direct approach to finding success for every one of our working partnerships. The core ethos is to provide business solutions, development opportunities, sales, marketing and commercial strategies and project managing throughout every relationship.
In 2013, the product range was expanded to include staff and volunteer training within the domestic tourism sector and for UK based products and visitor attractions, and the following year the wildlife and nature sectors were also included.
2013 also saw expansion into river cruise, initially assisting with a new entrant into the UK cruise market and then subsequently working with established European brands looking to increase their product exposure and reach to the UK travel trade. After working with a number of river cruise partners it was decided in 2016 to bring in Graham Clubb, a leading figure within the river cruise and small ship sector to formalise these relationships and it was this appointment that lead to the launch of the River Cruise Consultancy brand, a new trading environment for The Travel Rep.
2017 saw The Travel Rep Ltd celebrate 10 years of trading with significant on-going partnerships, some of which are now long-standing relationships, and with many successful projects accomplished, on schedule and with positive results.
We are able to offer every client, whether large or small, assistance every step of the way.
Latest partnerships include;
*    nicko cruises are one of the leading suppliers of river cruises in Europe  with a large, modern pof vessels operating  on all the tourist waterways in demand in the world as well as several coastal sections. 
"More experiences. Enjoyed in comfort." - the nicko cruises philosphy.  The comfort and individual travelling experience of every passengers is always in the foreground.  nicko cruises offer an exceptional service with a passion for detail, including attractive excursions on-land through to a wide variety of culinary offers on-board.
*    Light Blue Travel, a company which is well-known for its USA river cruise options with the American Queen Steamboat Company cruising down some of America’s most beautiful rivers, offering a unique perspective of untouched nature and the fabulous river cities that helped to define the soul of the country and more recently with Victory Cruises, offering a thrilling experience along North America’s historic five Great Lakes and the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Maritimes with itineraries that include time to explore quaint French-Canadian villages, Victorianera towns rich with seafaring history, and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing and fascinating local cultures.
The Travel Rep Team

     We have expert consultants, all leading experts in their field, with the most popular sectors including;

     River Cruise & Specialist Tour Operations


     Sales & Marketing

     Brand, Product & Destination Representation


     Commercial Operations & Negotiations

     Project Management

     Innovative Tour Operator Booking Systems & back-office Solutions


     Online Trading & e-commerce

     Staff & Volunteer Training

     Global Market Trends

     Public Relations


     Human Resources

     Specialist Social Media Knowledge

     Visa Services for Leisure & Business Travellers

“We're a small and  constantly growing consultancy. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping you define your goals, develop solutions - and realize them! So what are you waiting for, let's meet​" 

Paul Cowley, Founder & Managing Director of The Travel Rep

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