LUX Tourism Awards 2018 14 LUX - Tourism Awards 2018 Best Retail Travel Agency - South England Established in 1980, today Travelwise is one of the UK’s leading and most highly regarded luxury travel agents. Owned and managed by Kim Hart, Pauline Duffin and Nici Davies the business draws on their vast experience in the travel market as all 3 have worked in the business for over 20 years. When the former owner emigrated in 2006 they were finally able to take the company to another level offering incredible worldwide adventures ranging from a couple of weeks up to six months sabbaticals plus high end memorable family holidays. Along with a handpicked team of knowledgeable and experienced consultants Travelwise has earned an exceptional reputation, so much so that for the last six years the public have voted them in the Top three retail travel agents in the country at the British Travel Awards. Every enquiry is tailor-made to fit clients’ exact requirements with their ultimate aim to surpass expectations. As such, Kim is proud of the firm’s commitment to achieving excellence with a down to earth and honest approach. “Here at Travelwise, we believe we are at the forefront of the latest travel trends. We were one of Best Retail Travel Agency - South England Travelwise Ltd is an award-winning retail travel agency and tour operator located in Muswell Hill London offering worldwide tailor-made journeys of discovery and memorable family holidays. We invited Owner and Director Kim Hart to talk us through the firm and how it works to ensure a truly exceptional experience for every client. Company: Travelwise Ltd Contact: Kim Hart Address: 51 Fortis Green Road, Muswell Hill, London, N10 3HP, UK Phone: 020 8444 4444 Website: TSM18014 the first ABTA travel agencies to obtain our own full ATOL licence allowing us to offer a huge diversity of products, the best possible prices and total flexibility. We took the decision to go brochure-free almost 10 years ago, preferring to create individual bespoke itineraries for our clients. Our strap line is ‘Independent, Individual and Inspirational’ and we live by this daily. Moving forward, there are many exciting opportunities in store for Travelwise, and the company looks set to build upon its current success and grow even further, as Kim concludes. “Looking ahead, our future is exciting, as we have recently persuaded Portia Forte (sister to Rocco and former Director of Rocco Forte Hotels) to become our newest Director, which we hope will open a number of industry doors for us and we have plans to develop our tour operating side to offer even more spectacular trips of a lifetime.”