Surrey travel agent named in Sunday Times International Track 200 for sixth year!

PRESS RELEASE
June 2017

Surrey travel agent named in Sunday Times International Track 200 for sixth year!

Chertsey based travel agent Flavia Gray who runs her own travel business as part of leading independent travel company Travel Counsellors, is celebrating after the company was named in The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 at the weekend for an impressive sixth time.

The list ranks Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing international sales and highlights those organisations who have experienced substantial growth over the last two years. Since launching her leisure and corporate travel business in July 2016 Flavia has seen it go from strength to strength.

As well as achieving the highest level of training as a Cruise Line Industry Association (CLIA) Master, Flavia has been shortlisted as Best Cruise Agent for Cruise International Awards 2017.

Flavia puts this success down to the unique personal service she can provide to her customers. Flavia comments; “I am proud to be part of a company that has been recognised in this way and that has grown because our customers value the truly personalised and tailor-made travel service that we provide. Being part of an international company means me and my customers benefit from global deals, local knowledge from my 1,600 Travel Counsellor colleagues worldwide and have 24/7 support from our overseas offices, meaning I really can be there for my customers around the clock should they need me.”

The independent global travel company, which now has 1000 home-based Travel Counsellors including Flavia running their own businesses across the UK and a further 600 in its international operations, has consistently achieved strong growth figures, with sales in international operations increasing by 86% over the past three years. The company has previously been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2014 in recognition of impressive growth and overseas expansion; and in 2016 the company was named in The Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 Ones to Watch league table, ranking Britain’s mid-market growth private companies with the biggest sales.

Flavia adds; “It’s great to know that I have the back up and support of an international company whilst running my own business, and this accolade reaffirms our continued success and growth. Of course, it wouldn’t be possible without my customers who have helped me to build my business, so it is recognition and thanks for their continued loyalty too.”

For more information or to discuss your future travel plans please contact Flavia Gray on +44 (0) 1932 809840 or email flavia.gray@travelcounsellors.com

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About Travel Counsellors: Travel Counsellors is a leading independent travel company delivering a personal, bespoke travel service since 1994. It has the highest Customer Satisfaction score of any travel company in the world (NPS), posting a turnover of £188 million (Oct 31 2016). Travel Counsellors has over 1,600 travel franchisees, supported by more than 300 staff across its UK headquarters in Manchester, and 6 overseas offices (Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia, and Dubai). Winners of the Queen’s Award for International Trade (2014), Queen’s Award for Enterprise (2003-2008), Guardian Travel Agent of the Year (2006, 2007, 2009, 2010). Listed in Sunday Times Fast Track for International Growth (2011- 2013, 2015 – 2017), Sunday Times Profit Track 100 (2012 -2014), Sunday Times Top Track 250 (2016). Named as Telegraph’s Britain’s 1000 Brightest Businesses, London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Businesses to Inspire Britain, and winners of the Best Homeworking Agency in TTG (2016 & 2017) and Travel Weekly (2016).