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Tour operators to Europe

Definition - Tour Operators

A holiday company (tour operator) buys - or owns in some cases - a high volume of travel components across carriers, accommodation and services. These components are then assembled into packages for purchase by the consumer, all for one price. The packages are sold via travel agents (independent or owned) or through the phone and internet. Niche tour operators may specialise in destinations, activities and experiences or a combination thereof.

Entry criteria

Open to companies and brands that:

Offer land based package holidays

Have valid ATOL protection and display on the CAA website authorised passengers for the year of the licence holder's current licence.

OR, provide customer protection in the event of company failure via a recognised bonding or insurance scheme.

A16 - Best Holiday Company to Western Europe

Example destinations: Belgium, France, Netherlands, Republic of Ireland

Brittany Ferries
Canvas Holidays
Corsican Places
Eurocamp
James Villa Holidays
Mercury Holidays
Railbookers
Riviera Travel
Saga
Titan
Venue Holidays

A17 - Best Holiday Company to Central & Northern Europe

Example destinations: Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland

Collette
Discover the World
Insight Vacations
James Villa Holidays
Regent Holidays
Riviera Travel
Saga
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan
Travelsphere

A18 - Best Holiday Company to East & Southeast Europe

Example destinations: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Northern Cyprus, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey

Balkan Holidays
Cyprus Paradise
Direct Traveller
Discover the World
First Choice
James Villa Holidays
On The Go Tours
Saga
Simpson Travel
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan

A19 - Best Holiday Company to the Iberian Peninsula & Islands

Example destinations: Azores, Balearic Islands, Canary Islands, Gibraltar, Madeira, Portugal, Spain

Archipelago Choice
Expressions Holidays
First Choice
James Villa Holidays
KE Adventure Travel
Riviera Travel
Saga
Simpson Travel
Sovereign Luxury Travel
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan

A20 - Best Holiday Company to the Italian Peninsula & Malta

Example destinations: Corsica, Italy, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily

Citalia
Classic Collection Holidays ITALY
Essential Italy
First Choice
James Villa Holidays
Long Travel
Mercury Holidays
Mistral Holidays
Newmarket Holidays
Riviera Travel
Saga
Shearings
Simpson Travel
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan
Travelsphere

A21 - Best Holiday Company to Hellenic Europe

Example destinations: Corfu, Crete, Cyprus, Greece, Greek Islands

Cachet Travel
First Choice
Ionian & Aegean Island Holidays
James Villa Holidays
Olympic Holidays
Saga
Sailing Holidays Ltd
Simpson Travel
Solmar Villas
Sovereign Luxury Travel
Sunvil

The Americas

A22 - Best Holiday Company to the USA

American Sky
Amtrak Vacations
Collette
Flight Centre
Grand American Adventures
Ocean Florida
Saga
The Flights Guru
Titan
Travelsphere
TrekAmerica
Virgin Holidays

A23 - Best Holiday Company to Canada

Canadian Affair
Canadian Sky
Collette
Discover the World
Flight Centre
Grand American Adventures
Newmarket Holidays
Saga
Skanda Holidays
Titan
Travelsphere
TrekAmerica

A24 - Best Holiday Company to the Caribbean & Bermuda

Example destinations: Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Grenada, Jamaica, St Lucia

Destinology
First Choice
Friendship Travel Singles Holidays
Letsgo2.com
Saga
The Holiday Place
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Tropic Breeze
Tropical Sky
Virgin Holidays

A25 - Best Holiday Company to Central & South America

Example destinations: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Galapagos, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela

Cox & Kings
Hayes & Jarvis
Imagine Travel
Just You
Latin Routes
Mercury Holidays
On The Go Tours
Plan South America
Saga
Titan
Trailfinders
Tucan Travel

Africa & the Middle East

A26 - Best Holiday Company to Africa

Example destinations: Botswana, Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tunisia, Zambia

Africa Odyssey
Archipelago Choice
First Choice
G Adventures
Hayes & Jarvis
Imagine Travel
Lekker Boutique Travel
On The Go Tours
Red Sea Holidays
Saga
The Gambia Experience
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan

A27 - Best Holiday Company to the Middle East

Example destinations: Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon. Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Cox & Kings
Destinology
Email Flights
Emirates Holidays
Etihad
Letsgo2.com
Mercury Holidays
On The Go Tours
Saga
Skanda Holidays
The Holiday Place
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Titan
Virgin Holidays

Asia & Australasia

A28 - Best Holiday Company to Australasia

Example destinations: Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga

Australian Sky/New Zealand Sky
Austravel
Discover the World
Distant Journeys
Flight Centre
Saga
Skanda Holidays
Titan
Trailfinders

A29 - Best Holiday Company to Southern Asia

Example destinations: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan

Cox & Kings
Emirates Holidays
Experience Travel Group
Hayes & Jarvis
Imagine Travel
Just You
Mercury Holidays
Newmarket Holidays
On The Go Tours
Saga
Titan
Travelsphere
Wendy Wu Tours

A30 - Best Holiday Company to Southeast Asia

Example destinations: Cambodia, Indonesian, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

APT
Destinology
Emirates Holidays
Experience Travel Group
Flight Centre
Hayes & Jarvis
Imagine Travel
Indus Experiences
Intrepid Travel
On The Go Tours
Riviera Travel
Saga
The Holiday Place
Titan
Tucan Travel
Wendy Wu Tours

A31 - Best Holiday Company to East & Central Asia

Example destinations: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Tibet

Cox & Kings
Dragonfly Tours Japan
Kuoni UK
Mercury Holidays
On The Go Tours
Regent Holidays
Riviera Travel
Saga
Titan
Travelsphere
Wendy Wu Tours

A32 - Best Holiday Company to the Indian Ocean

Example destinations: Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Seychelles, Ski Lanka, Zanzibar

Angelfish Travel
Destinology
Emirates Holidays
Experience Travel Group
First Choice
Hayes & Jarvis
Honeymoon Dreams
Kuoni UK
Letsgo2.com
Mercury Holidays
Saga
Simply Maldives
The Earth Trip
The Holiday Place
TUI (formerly Thomson)
Tropical Sky