With Covid 19 severely effecting the Travel & Tourism industry, the Travel Rep team are either working from home, with all outside travel suspended, or on furlough until the travel sector returns to a safe and sustainable level once again for all our working partners and for UK travel agents.
With entry into shops and offices effected due to the National Lockdown, the safety and wellbeing of all of our employees, partners, suppliers, and of the travel agents we visit remain of the greatest importance to us.
We thank you for your understanding in these extraordinary times.
Updated February 2021
Introducing Ocean Victory
We are extremely pleased to announce a brand new vessel is joining the Victory Cruises fleet in 2021, when the magnificent M/V Infinity Class Ocean Victory will be taking passengers on Alaskan adventures starting in April 2021.
Ocean Victory is the first ship of her kind to sail to Alaska and combines the ultimate protection of the environment with the perfect comfort of our guests, as she uses the cleanest available fuel and offers unique access to wilderness waters, and provides an unparalleled platform for discovery.
To find out more about Ocean Victory contact either Light Blue Travel or with the team here at The Travel Rep and we can can assist you in promoting Alaska adventures to your customers.
Autumnwatch comes to RSPB Old Moor
The BBC's popular wildlife programme, Autumnwatch, is back on our TV screens this month from the 27th October to 6th November, Tuesday to Friday on BBC Two at 8pm.
The RSPB’s Old Moor Nature Reserve in the Dearne Valley, has been chosen to host Gillian Burke along with a small team from the hit BBC TV series.
Emma Tuckey, Senior Site Manager at RSPB Old Moor said “It’s so exciting for us to be hosting part of BBC Autumnwatch this year. The valley is such a fantastic example of how wildlife can thrive in an area which has been heavily industrialised. Regeneration can be good news for wildlife as well as people, and we can prove that here.”
World Travel Market - Recover, Rebuild, Innovate
World Travel Market has been the UK's premier event for travel and tourism companies for the past 40 years. For this year, from the 9th until the 11th of November, WTM will become a virtual event.
The main aim for 2020 is to help recover, rebuild and shape the travel industry at a time when it needs it the most. .
Paul Cowley will be attending on behalf of our river cruise and small ship partners, including nicko cruises, the American Queen Steamboat Company and Victory Cruises all of whom can be sold via the UK travel trade through our partnership with Light Blue Travel.
To discuss how we can help you promote, and sell these iconic brands and products to your cruise customers, please contact Paul either directly via this website or through World Travel Markets' virtual meeting app once you have registered for this virtual event.
ITT Future You International Careers Conference
The Institute of Travel & Tourism (ITT) will host its first 'International Careers Conference 'on Wednesday 15th July in partnership with global community Travel Massive.
This one day event will showcase a diverse range ofspeakers from around the world and aims to support those considering the next step in their career. The conference is free to attend, will be streamed live through Travel Massive's platform as well as through ITT's Facebook page as well as on YouTube and via Linkedin and is open to all in the travel industry as well as students and graduates.
The ITT Future You International Careers Conference will be split in to three themes throughout the day:
* Recharge Your Career: Targeted at individuals in the travel and tourism sector, looking at their next industry career move.
* Reset Your Career: Focused on transferable skills for those considering self-employment,or a career-change out of the industry.
* Kickstart Your Career: Aimed at students and graduates thinking abouta career in the sector.
Paul Cowley will be moderating on two of the days panel sessions.
American Queen Steamboat Company
The American Queen Steamboat Company vessels are testimonies to the floating palaces of long ago and the perfect way to explore the heartland of the United States.
Guests can plan their next getaway aboard one of four, unique river cruise vessels, and cruise along Americas' most scenic rivers, all of which offer a fabulous perspective of untouched nature and then be able to visit the historic river cities that helped to define the soul of the country.
All vessels offer a unique blend of American beauty and history, acclaimed cuisine, lively showboat-style entertainment, as well as the thrill of the adventure of exploring Mark Twain’s riverside America. Guests will discover a side of the country that few ever see, from the indescribable perspective of the river.
So step on board and experience America in style as the American Queen Steamboat Company takes you on a journey that you will never forget.
The Travel Rep and Light Blue Travel
The Travel Rep are proud to work inconjunction with Light Blue Travel and represent their river cruise and small ship products to the UK Travel Trade Trade
Light Blue Travel specialise in creating cruises, holidays and flight arrangements tailored to your needs.
Whether it's a European river cruise, a Mississippi river cruise on a paddle steamer, a luxury small ship cruise on America's Great Lakes, a luxury hotel escape, a villa perfect for all the family or an activity holiday with friends, let us remove the stress from arranging your travel plans.
To find out more about the various cruise lines offered or about the wonderful itineraries on offer simply get in touch with either Light Blue Travel or with the team here at The Travel Rep and we can can assist you in promoting to your customers.
Nicko Cruises now available in the UK
For more than 25 years, the nicko brand has been synonymous with unforgettable river travel experiences, offering top service and a personal touch for the best value for money.
As a specialist in cruises on small ships, nicko not only draw on their own experience, but also on an international network of partners, all in order to implement the nicko cruises philosophy.
English is spoken on all ships and as guest travel in the company of like-minded people, the experiences of the places visited combine with the relaxation of onboard wellbeing.
This promise to guests is expressed in nicko's slogan: "Small ships. Great experiences"